Made It

1 Mar


I made it through that super-dooper-whopping craving. Thank God.

I reread old blog posts to remind me how miserable drinking makes me and how much I wanted a fresh start in my new home.

I’m so glad I just kept the thought of “tomorrow” in mind through the craving.

I deployed every tool in my sober toolbox and it worked. I’m going to plan a super big treat for getting through this week, with the job instability and the house move, sober.

Happy Saturday!

14 Responses to “Made It”

  1. BirdoMcD March 1, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    oh well done, amazing! what a rollercoaster you have been on in the last week. and it sounds like having the blog to keep looking back on has been a real anchor for you. a while ago you commented that you felt self-indulgent sometimes for blogging, but I hope this now gives you a different and kinder perspective on it.
    you are doing great, and it sounds like this move could get rid of some baggage that’s been hanging around in the background…
    keep going 🙂

    • FitFatFood March 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

      Thanks so much. You’re absolutely right, it has been a real anchor. Thank goodness I have a way of remembering how bad it was. I’m sitting in chaos with half unpacked boxes feeling overwhelmed, so I’ll be kind to myself today. My new flat has a BATH! Planning to make the most of that later 🙂

  2. authorgmst March 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Congrats on getting through a stressful week and being so strong. I’ll becoming back to read this this post if I start to struggle. Keep up the good work 🙂

  3. wren1450 March 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    Yea! Good for you! I think it’s wonderful you are starting your new life in a new apartment as a new you!

  4. soberlearning March 1, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Great job on staying strong!! Life changes are always hard, but rewarding, especially if you can see them in a sober light.
    Way to go 🙂

    • FitFatFood March 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

      Thank you- it was scarily hard. But another experience banked…

  5. Vodka Goggles March 1, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    I knew you could do it!!! You are a sober star!

  6. girlonthelearn March 2, 2014 at 1:16 am #

    You are so much stronger now that you successfully navigated that craving and all that stress without giving in! Imagine if you had caved and drank how you would have added to your stress in the long run; instead, you prevailed!! You should feel very proud of yourself and get an extra reward. Big round of applause, bells and whistles from me! xo

    • FitFatFood March 2, 2014 at 8:04 am #

      Thanks lady. A big treat is in store this weekend!

  7. Glenn March 2, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    I just caught up on your past few entries. That was some tense reading.

    Instability has always been tough on me in sobriety. I like structure, routine, assuredness… it has a lot to do with control, no lie. It is, however, control over my body and mind that I truly desire in sobriety as opposed to control over environment and others actions that I desired while active in addiction. Learning to “move like water” and to embrace and accept change in life has been an ongoing process.

    The point of all of that? While reading your writing I could feel the pull of addiction. I saw myself in your situation and could smell and taste the vodka (my old drink of choice) as awful as it is. I could imagine all the shenaningans I would have, in turn, gotten into in order to keep the buzz alive. If I started drinking again, I don’t know if I could stop.

    Soooo… from one alcoholic to another, I am very proud of you. Your choices made were the right ones for you and that is all you one can ask for. Good on you.

    Keep on keepin’ on and be well.

    • FitFatFood March 2, 2014 at 8:03 am #

      Thank you Glenn. It’s bloody hard, isn’t it?! But I’ve done it, I’m doing it and hope I can continue to do it…

      • Glenn March 2, 2014 at 11:59 pm #

        Whether you believe you can or you can, you’re right.

        You can.

        You will. 😉


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