Warming up

First things first, day 38.  Almost 6 weeks.  Not the first time I’ve gone this amount of time without alcohol.  I used to smoke and in the many attempts to quit would always stop drinking as the two were so closely associated in my head.  So every time I stopped smoking for the first 3 months I would stop drinking.  So my personal bests begin once I get beyond 90 days.  That’s part of the reason for doing Belle’s 100 day challenge 🙂

Another part of the desire to start this process was because I believed I wasn’t creative.  This belief came from not being allowed to do Art as one of my school exam options.  I was told I wasn’t good enough.  Ergo – I am not creative.  It was only many years later that I said this to a manager of mine who then complimented me on my creative problem solving skills.  Oh so maybe I was a bit creative after all.  So this blogging experience for me is about warming up and stretching my creative muscles to see just how true that statement still is.

2 thoughts on “Warming up

  1. Hi Lucy,
    Your blog is so helpful, practical! Happy to see Scotland MU pricing movement today.

    I was looking around on here for your early days for some physical observations . . and here they are !

    I am at about 40 days and I have had a mild cold this week, but made myself get out and run yesterday b/c weather was so nice. I feel better, as you pointed out the gradually less “grey” looking, eyes not so sunken, sleeping great, etc. I did the same with skin care products. Ugh.

    However, I guess i don’t have nearly as much energy as I think I should and was feeling lightheaded. I just ate some soup with bacon in it, seems to have helped. Anyway, after much reading, ( Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud/which talks to great extent about the cause/effect of elevated Cortisol on alcoholic body and recovery) I realize that it will really take some time.

    Especially after reading your like 9 month check in, I can see that things are still evolving. I agree too, there is no place to find such a timeline of what to expect. It would be nice.
    Thanks for your recording your experience, it is helping me today. You’re awesome!

    1. Hey -L! The physical stuff takes quite a long time to really notice and the lack of energy is because your body is detoxing. Thanks for the book recommend too. 40 days – congrats! Keep at it, you’re doing great 🙂

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