Welcome home, you sound in great shape to start living sober one day at a time. You have joined our elite club. ;o)
Great news that you were even able to maintain your weight while in the centre, that is amazing. I ate a lot of carbs during early sobriety.
Look forward to hearing from you on the chat thread if you can bear to be with a whole lot of gals ( using this term lightly as I am 73 - but ya get the drift - currently you are our only male and it is always good to get a balanced perspective on things.
Love your siggy line - so wholeheartedly agree with that. I'm a pacifist.
Edited by: -WISPY- at: 9/13/2012 (21:50)
"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
current weight: 175.0
Fitness Minutes: (137,232) Posts: 25,561 9/13/12 5:46 P
Well folks I am home now after my 30 day treatment stay. I am feeling great and totally energized, comes with being clean and sober.
I have a different perspective this time after my second time through treatment in 12 years. I finally get it that I can never drink again, I cannot control it and I cannot ever become a "social drinker" so I am prepared to move on with my life on this basis. Right now I am still busy building a support network and developing a recovery plan out of treatment but things are happening quite nicely. I have another 30 days off of work to get everything in place before I will be allowed back but I am really looking forward to it.
I was successful in maintaining an exercise program in my treatment facility despite a real lack of recreational opportunities where I was and also was able to maintain my weight also despite a hugely carbo heavy diet provided. Many of the clients there were fresh out of detox and most were dealing with malnutrician issues which might explain the dietary issues but I think is was pure and simply a monetary thing and we were served cheap food. however I dealt with it and gained no weight at all.
Good to be home, I will be catching up on Spark things in the next few days.
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