Friday, August 15, 2014
I came across this beautiful tribute to Robin Williams and I wanted to share.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
I've been battling it for years. They've been times when I was able to go without sweets for months, and other times when I couldn't last more than two days without it.
I'm somewhere in between now, so far I have 70 days of no sweets, it would've been 75, but I gave in to my cravings 5 times in July.
Several friends have suggested that I indulge a little, just one serving as a treat every now and then, but unfortunately that doesn't work for me, one little treat just opens up the sugar-gates.
But 70 days is awesome and I'm really proud of that.
I've been active everyday! Walking or working out.
Been drinking my water, (Not an easy goal for me).
I am still struggling with the food. The sweet cravings hit after dinner, and no fruit will satisfy it. So, I compensate by overeating on other kinds of snacks. That has to stop! No weight loss this month again.
No Diet Sodas.
Continue with the water goal.
Continue with the no sweets goal.
This month and for the rest of the summer, there will be no more diet soda for me, and what's amazing is that my dear husband is joining me in quitting the diet sodas too! There is hope!
Wishing you all...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
I wish I had documented my sobriety journey. What a fool I was not to. It could've helped me today with my sweets addiction.
I remember the first year though, I spend a lot of time in the library, reading up on sobriety and autobiographies of people who were sharing their sobriety journey.
One book I will never forget, it was by Susan Powter (the "Stop the Insanity" girl), the name of the book was "Sober and Staying That Way". It was a great help to me for some reason.
I also remember joining an AOL group "Women in Sobriety" but after a few weeks, I found that it was detrimental reading about failure after failure. I was still too vulnerable to read that.
The hardest was visiting relatives. I had one who kept asking me (every few minutes) are you sure you don't want a drink? He stopped after my husband scolded him in front of everyone!
Once in the beginning of my journey, I tried the alcohol free wine, I was thrilled to have found it, until I read the label and found out that it still had alcohol in it, I believe it was 0.5%. So, I dumped the bottle and stayed away from beverages that "stated" alcohol free.
Do I still think about drinking? Yes!
Especially in social events or when I'm really stressed, but I think of how far I've come and it's just not worth it.
I have a relative who doesn't believe I'm in sobriety, and I have to thank this person because "that" alone keeps me going!
Now, if I can only put all that I've learned about quitting alcohol to quitting sweets-I would be in paradise!
Monday, July 21, 2014
Everyday I try my best to live a healthier lifestyle. I don't drink or smoke, I avoid sweets whenever possible, I walk every morning, and try to make healthy food choices.
I don't always succeed, (that's for sure) but I keep trying everyday. My motivation is my health, I don't want to go through the misery and pain that my poor parents went through in their golden years. I don't want to be a burden to my only son, either.
My husband, on the other hand, seem to have given up. I am so broken hearted about this. I thought we'd grow old together, and be one of those active couples you see on TV.
But he doesn't seem to care anymore, he eats whatever he wants, drinks beer or wine everyday to "unwind" and doesn't even want to know how much he weighs. His idea of fitness is riding the bike on the weekends, weather permitting.
I've nagged him (of course, that doesn't work) I've shared what I've learned about nutrition and fitness on spark with him, I've bought him books and emailed him articles, and although there's been times when he tries to change his ways, it doesn't last long.
I love this man with all my heart, but I can't help someone who doesn't want to be helped. My only conclusion is to do my best to be a role model for him and my son.
No one can predict the future, and for all you know, I may be the one who ends up needing care in my old age, but I will not get there without a fight!
The journey continues....
Thanks! I just needed to vent!
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