The Sunny Side

21 Feb

Today, I’m 38 days sober.

The sun is shining in the city, it feels a little like spring.

My clothes are feeling a little looser, and I’ve lost a few pounds.

I’m following a tailored nutrition plan for my marathon training a nutritionist I know designed for a slight calorie deficit so I can lose the weight I want, and I feel fantastic. Plenty of food, no deprivation, heaps of energy, strong running.

I slept for 8.5 hours last night and woke up and like I do every morning now I’m sober and thanked god, my higher power, or whatever is out there, for sleep and another sober day.

I’ve applied for a new job, to remind myself there are other options out there, if and when I want them. I’m not dwelling on it, or going to make any dramatic changes, just trying to feel my way towards what I really want.

I’m going to a gig tonight with a friend who’s never really drunk, and will dance my little socks off sober.

I’m feeling happy to be me. Happy to be on the Sunny Side. Not going back to the place where alcohol sucks all light out of life… Not today.

Happy Friday! 


6 Responses to “The Sunny Side”

  1. Sober Second Half February 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    I’ve been following your blog for just a little while, but I thought I’d pop in to say “yay!” and “congratulations on day 38!” It sounds like you are doing everything right – stick with it and have fun tonight!

  2. Joan B. February 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    There is glitter all over your posting. I love it! I’m so happy that you are feeling content and “right.” Have fun tonight!

  3. primrosep February 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm #

    have a great evening! glad you are feeling so sunny!

    this post reminded me of a great recipe of Nigella’s called ‘Sunshine Soup’ so here’s a link (if it’ll fit in with your plan) Energy, sleep, and strong running sounds brilliant! xx

    (I use a 500g bag of frozen sweetcorn, and 0.5 – 1litre stock depending on how runny you like it)

  4. Odysseus300 February 22, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    Wonderful, congratulations!

    Stick with it, it gets easier.

  5. Birdo February 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    hope your weekend has continued to be happy! Well done, and thanks for sharing the positive vibes 🙂


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