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Day 13 AF! Also, Negative Nancys and Coffee

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

YAY Day 13!! I am so happy...I feel like it is getting easier and easier. I am to the point where I don't even think about it anymore! I was missing my beer with dinner (not the being drunk part) but I have grown to like iced tea :). I'm feeling great, most of the withdraw junk is gone. My anxiety disorder stuff as really calmed down and my headaches and nausea are mostly gone. I did have a nightmare, which I read was a common symptom. It could have just been random but I rarely have nightmares. I feel freaking amazing, I do NOT want to ever go back to that life again.

OK time for an ironic rant. My friends are driving me INSANE with their negative outlook on EVERYTHING! I told a (sober) friend of mine last night that I was on day 12 of being sober and she said "Congrats..I wish I had something to be proud of". Really? You wish that you were a recovering alcoholic? Most of my friends will find the bad in every situation and it is very frustrating. You guys probably know, I am a self help junkie. Most self help books say the same things, I am aware. One of the things they all say is to learn to look at the positive and quit dwelling on the negative. Those books have perfected my art of positive thinking. I use to be negative like them until one day my boss said "do you ever say anything that isn't a complaint". That woke me up. And my life has been so much better once I stopped feeling sorry for myself. I guess they want sympathy, we all do some times, but if you are asking for it every single time you speak, you won't get it. I work very hard to see the positive in their negative statements, and I point it out, and they say "leave it to you to find the good!" but man it gets exhausting after a while. So I had to rant. And I am better now, thank you lol!

Ok next, coffee. Coffee, you are as bad as booze some times! I am addicted to the stuff. I don't feel the caffeine buzz but I cant stop drinking it! Its soo yummy and comforting. I don't drink sugar in it and I only use a dash of milk. However, I think it is dehydrating the crap out of me. I drink it instead of water all day :/. I did an experiment and yesterday, I only had 2 cups and 80 oz of water. My weight was down a lb this morning lol. That may seem like nothing but my weight doesn't fluctuate hardly ever. Is it the caffeine that dehydrates? Can I drink decaf all day?! Hey, at least it isn't beer!
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CAPECODBABE 12/13/2012 7:54PM

    emoticon You sound so happy!

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CRAFTINWIFE 12/12/2012 8:10PM

    So proud of you! emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/12/2012 1:20PM

    Congrats~! Keep up the great work!

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SCHNEBL 12/12/2012 11:23AM

    You go girl! Now that you are drinking ice tea - go to the grocery and look at all the varieties of tea. I love making coconut iced tea, and mint iced tea....So many lovely flavors. My favorite hot tea is Blackberry Sage from The Republic of Tea.

Sometimes it is hard for women in particular to be proud of themselves and speak positively about their abilities. Somehow society tells us not to brag about ourselves. My mother taught me differently....but lots of my friends downplay their abilities. I have a good friend that is the HEAD of a HUGE hospital sytem - not a penny is spent without her signature . From pencils and towels, to Xray and MRI machines. I had no idea for the first YEAR we were friends....she totally downplays what she does.

Anyway - keep up the good work girlie!

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AMARILYNH 12/12/2012 10:32AM

    When I quit (or cut way back on) coffee I began drinking Crystal Lite Raspberry iced tea. I love the stuff and it is caffeine/sugar free. Just a thought?? emoticon

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/12/2012 10:21AM

    emoticon on your AF days!

And I am a self help junkie too and absolutely BELIEVE in the power of positivity and the law of attraction - so I work hard to concentrate on the GOOD in my life to attract more of it!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/12/2012 10:04AM

    Congrats on your sobriety. Great blog! I'm voting for it.

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CARAFAE37 12/12/2012 10:01AM

    Sooooo tomorrow is TWO WEEKS SOBER! Yay for you!!! emoticon

Water and me are sometime not the best of friends. Sometimes I just need a little bit of flavor! I love coffee and tea SO MUCH! But man not good on the teeth whitening front :( Another thing you could try is the sugar free or zero sports drinks. I like to throw one of those in there every once in a while. Around here Walmart has Poweraide Zero for 78 cents for 32 oz. :)

Hope all is good! Keep it up! emoticon emoticon

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