Approaching 1 month sober

6 Feb

I’ve been here before, but I’ve never been so BLOODY HAPPY to be here.

I’m calm, content, craving free and so incredibly at ease with being sober.

Because it’s winter and post-Christmas, I’ve been enjoying the break from relentless socialising and hibernating in my sober cocoon, glowing with a happiness at being secure in sobriety.

It’s a revelation, this feeling, as is the knowledge that all my prior experiences of failing and relapsing were so necessary.

I’m not getting carried away when I say I think I really can do this long term this time. I know I can very deep down inside.

Actually, “can” is the wrong word; “will” is much better, in both senses of its meaning- a definite future event and a desire to make it so.

Happy happy Thursday!


16 Responses to “Approaching 1 month sober”

  1. Annie February 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    One month is a big deal. That is 30 days. Or 31-depending on the month. But STILL! That is a really long time! You know you can do it-and so do all of us out here reading! Good for you-keep up the good work 🙂

    • FitFatFood February 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

      Thanks so much Annie- so pleased to be back here!

  2. iamsobernow February 6, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    This post made me smile! 🙂 Congratulations on your calm resolve and determination!


  3. Glenn February 7, 2014 at 2:13 am #

    This is terrific!

    Your mind is set proper knowing not just that you can but that you will. In so many different areas of my life I have to remind myself that being successful in any endeavor requires not just the knowledge that I am capable of doing something but that I actually believe that I will do that something.

    I heard someone say (and I paraphrase)… Do you have the courage to do the things you don’t want to do in order to get the results you want?

    Such is life. It may not be peaches and cream at every turn but it’s all worth doing when the eye is on the prize.

    I haven’t been by your blog for a bit and I am glad that I stopped in tonight. You have brought a smile to my face with your energy and determination.
    Please be well and thank you for sharing.

    • FitFatFood February 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

      I like that paraphrase Glenn! Great message.

      Glad you stopped by 🙂

  4. carrieonsober February 7, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    A happy sober month, now that’s something worth celebrating! So proud of you, gutsy chick! X

    • FitFatFood February 7, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

      Thanks C- you know how much you’ve helped me in this journey 🙂 x x x

  5. primrosep February 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    fantastic sunshiny post – so pleased for you! xxx

    • FitFatFood February 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

      And the sunshine continues 🙂 Thanks for your well wishes x

  6. lucy2610 February 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Happy Days FFF! Congrats on the 30 day achievement 🙂

  7. pp February 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    good for you! I want that! I want to be able to write that! My longest was 25.
    It felt good. I’m on a day one again.

    • FitFatFood February 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

      I know how that feels- if you read my archive I have had a million day 1s.

      In August I got to day 25 and it took me months to get back to any decent length of sobriety after a slip, so well done for startign again and hang in there.

      Starting over and over again is so tough. Don’t put yourself through it any more, cherish that sobriety like it’s the most special thing you own x x x

  8. Amina C February 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm #


  9. AuntieLex February 11, 2014 at 2:07 am #

    This inspires!!xo

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