Sunday, March 16, 2014
After two days of feeling really depressed and my family coming over to celebrate my birthday - I decided to join them and enjoy a glass of red wine. Yes, the wine tasted fabulous and I enjoyed every minute of the not one, but two glasses of wine. I would have had another glass with dessert, but the bottle was empty. After my second glass of wine, I started feeling a little withdrawn and slightly out-of-it -- I did not like this feeling and at this point I wished I drank the root beer instead. As it got closer to my bedtime, my stomach really started hurting. Once I went to sleep, I woke-up about an hour later extremely hot and tossed-and-turned until I went back to sleep again. This happened another time during the night as well. The sad truth is - that even if I could just drink one glass of alcohol, my body can not handle it. The pain in my stomach (this has happened before so I can not blame it on the food) and the restless nights, followed by a day of being tired and withdrawn. It is just not worth it. Yes, I can have a drink whenever I want, but why would I want to feel like this? Why am I writing this down? So the next time I think it is a good idea to join everyone for a drink, I can remember how terrible I feel!
When I turned 40, my body told me, "No more decongestants". My everyday little Allegra D caused my heart to beat rapidly which was very scary and uncomfortable. Now that I am turning 45, my body has clearly told me, "No more alcohol!! No more!". It is time that I listen to what my body is telling me.