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Day 15.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Well I have gotten through the second week without alcohol. But haven't eaten very healthy. And that isn't helping my overall well being. The fatigueness is so intense, I've never felt so dragged down. Weakness in my whole body, could sleep 24 hours straight if I didn't make myself get up, pain in my joints and back. Whatever it may be, life doesn't stop because I don't feel good. It goes on without mercy. I need to get into the specialist still, have blood drawn, see if it is what they think it is...
Anyway, I like not drinking, but the other day I had my first 'considering' moment, where I was like "Hey, see, you can do it, so why not have a drink tonight and go another two weeks without?" But that isn't how it goes, and I know it.
On top of all this, I have taken it up on to change my whole career goals. Sounds drastic but I'm happy with it, and think in the long run it will better myself and help my stress levels in a different way.
I need to start tracking my calories more, so I can hold myself accountable of what intake I'm doing. If I stayed between 1200 and 1400 calories daily, I'd lose probably ten pounds. Throwing more exercise into that mix, probably get to my goal weight in a couple months. We shall see.
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SPARKLISE 3/27/2013 2:33PM

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CIRANDELLA 3/27/2013 12:44PM

    Good for you, for sticking with sobriety! I quit drinking about three years ago now, and it gets so easy after a while that you may well find you never have any desire to partake. But right now, you're going through what is traditionally the most challenging time for many who quit, and it would be great to stay mindful of the difficulties and really nurture yourself. Until the cause of the fatigue you're also having is found, you could probably use some extra sleep. Believe me...a well-placed nap is a habit you can get to really relish (raising my hand here :)

Changing one's career goals is also another huge source of stress, but it could well be that you'll love the results of your decision and really be grateful, down the road, that you made it! So try to see that as a real potential "positive" - it most likely is.

Tracking is tremendously important. If you track carefully, the weight will be sure to go! Barring some sort of very rare metabolic problem, it's inevitable. The two elements to bear in mind are consistency and accuracy in your tracking and, of course, to make it a daily practice. You do that, and you will not only meet your weight-loss goals, but you're going to feel so proud and happy, too! It really does happen...

I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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