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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Well, it’s been a while. As some of you may have read in my last blog, I took the important step this year of realizing & admitting that I am an alcoholic & had lost all control of my drinking. emoticon Since then, I had relapsed, but am now very proud & grateful to be 70 days sober today. I have been attending AA meetings almost daily & I can’t thank the program or the people in it enough for saving my life. I won’t be one of those zealots who goes on & on about it, but if anyone reading this has questions, I’ll be more than happy to answer in any way I can.

Having said that, my eating & exercise routines have gone by the wayside as I focused on maintaining my sobriety. I’m not quite ready to return to the 6-days per week at the gym & COMPLETELY clean eating routine I generally strive for, but this is me lighting the match to begin to get back to it. I picked up some healthier foods for work today as opposed to the childish, nutrient deficient ones & I’ve got a water with me instead of a soda (though I do have the soda somewhere around in case I want it later, because – hey – better than a drink, right?)

One particularly negative aspect of my training/nutrition lapse is that I have 2 obstacle races this month. Muckfest MS & The Savage Race. Needless to say, I don’t count on placing in either of the latter, but at this point I’m just looking to finish & get me some fancy race swag! emoticon

When I had initially relapsed, I left my beaux of 3 years, friend of 7. Once I sobered up, I, of course realized my stupid mistake, but beaux, being the smart one, told me that he did not want me to move back in until I was at least 90 days sober (the first milestone in AA, after your 90, most groups celebrate annual milestones). This would give us both some much-needed time apart to think and decide whether we really did still want to be together. I can say with 110% certainty that 20-days until this epic landmark (longest time not-drinking in 12 years), we’re more in love than ever & I can’t wait to get back to that tiny apartment with my best friend & my kitteh. emoticon

I’ve been living with my parents, who I am incredibly grateful for, but…ready to leave. LOL. As I’m sure anyone who’s had to move back in with their parents can attest, it all usually seems like a great idea in theory, but after the novelty of cheap or free rent, groceries, & nostalgia wears off…you’re ready to once again leave the nest… emoticon

Anyway, that’s my little update for now. Good to be back & Spark-stalk some old friends. Will be checking back in soon.

This is the man & I at my brother's wedding. Around 40 days sober here & I'm excited to be able to remember every SECOND of the event!
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  • GAL7288
    Way to go! You are doing a great job! I am glad you are here and that you are working on once again getting healthy inside and out. Good luck on your races, see you are already several steps ahead of me, I can't run lol
    1222 days ago
    Congratulations and best wishes to you!
    1223 days ago
    That's wonderful you are 70 days sober!
    You should be proud of yourself: that's awesome and so are you!
    Way to Go!

    And you and your man look great in the pic!

    Congrats on all you have accomplished!

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    1223 days ago
  • SLEE103
    You look wonderful, congrats on your sobriety! Best of luck and health to you
    1223 days ago
    Congratulations! I have a friend who just got her 35 year sober chip. She is incredible. If she can do it, you can too.
    1223 days ago
    keep up the good work you can do it

    great job on all you have done
    1223 days ago
  • --DEBY--
    emoticon emoticon on your Successes...
    You can and Will Do it !!!

    Wishing you all the best and much success

    ~BLESSings ALLways~ Deby
    1223 days ago
    emoticon emoticon on your 70 days sober!! That's amazing and I think your goal to reach that first milestone is an amazing one! You look fabulous too by the way!!

    So great to hear from you!
    1223 days ago
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