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Liquor, weight loss, and me

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This week has found me in a position that I haven't been in for some time.....16 years, to be exact. You see, 16 years ago, I decided to put down the bottle and start facing my demons. Until this week, I thought I was in a great place....I was happy, my life was less stressful than it has been for years, and I was feeling really good about myself and getting a lot of attention from the fairer sex for once in my life. But not everything is as it appears. I've always had a love/hate relationship with alcohol. I love the taste, but I hate the after-effects. After staying away from alcohol completely for almost 10 yrs, I decided that I could handle it in moderation. And I did when I was still married. I might have 1 or 2 beers or a mixed drink once every couple of months and I never got drunk. In the last 3 weeks, I have gone through three 750ml bottles of whiskey, two pints of Captain Morgan, and a 6pk of beer. I know that to some, that might not seem like a lot for a 3-week period, but for a recovering alcoholic trying to practice moderation, that's an abominable amount.

Last night, the love of my life called me to task on it and reminded me that she wants me around for as long as she can have me, but I needed to slow down on the alcohol. She wasn't condescending, she didn't nag, she came to me in love and asked me to do it for her. And I agreed. Not only is that not a place I ever want to go again, but I can't achieve my goals if I keep it up. And my goals definitely include being with her as long as the Good Lord lets me have her.
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    Alcohol is untrustworthy. People think they can handle it and everything's going fine, but after a while, they cannot get away from it and their lives begin falling apart. Please be careful and refrain.

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1833 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    A wise woman you have there - better hold on to her! :) Best wishes to you!
    1834 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Alcoholism is a zero tolerance disease. I have diabetes. IF I try to deny I have this disease, I will pay.

    Following the Steps and Traditions is the way to go. You already know what to do.
    remember, if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

    If your love is in AlAnon, she has her tools.If not, she is spot-on , knowing what SHE wants and what YOU need to do.
    Good luck working your program..
    1834 days ago
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