Monday, January 26, 2015

~DAY 100~




It's day 100.  Woo Hoo!  I have a massage scheduled for tomorrow afternoon to celebrate!

Here is a list of the top things I've learned.

10.  It's not easy.  There are good days and bad.  Some days I feel like shouting from the mountaintops about how I love being sober and some days I feel grouchy and resentful about it.

9.  Nothing good has magically happened since I became sober.  I didn't lose 10 pounds (in fact I initially gained weight) and my marriage still has issues.  I will need to work on these things to make them better.

8.  I still don't "know" how to meditate exactly, but I love listening to Tara Brach as part of my bedtime routine.

7.  I love blogging (this was a surprise).  It's not just my own blog...but the interaction.  I am grateful to my handful of followers (you) who comment on my blog. Also, I love to read words written by someone else and feel I could have written them myself.

6.  I don't miss hangovers...enough said!

5.  Other people don't drink as much as I thought they did.  The only people who will be upset that I'm not drinking are the ones who's brains are wired similarly to mine.

4.  It seems that people who drink too much share other personality characteristics as well.  

3.  I have never regretted NOT drinking the night before.

2.  Sleep is huge.  I love going to bed sober and I love sleeping through the night!

1.  I can do this and YOU can too!

Here is a list of the top things that have been helpful.

5.  Books
  • Sober is the New Black
  • Mrs. D is Going Without
  • Kick the Drink...Easily
  • Drinking: A Love Story
4.  Blogs
  • writing my own blog
  • reading others blogs
  • commenting on others blogs
3.  Booze Free Brigage (BFB)
  • Yahoo group
  • Facebook group
2.  Podcasts
  • The Bubble Hour
  • Belle's audios
  • Tara Brach

All of the above have connected me to others, which brings me to the most important thing that has helped me through my first 100 days.


1.  Realizing that I am not alone.  There are other people just like me.

Thank YOU for being on this journey with me.  Looking forward to day 101 and beyond :)


24 comments:

  1. Congrats I have recently found the Bubble Hour too and it is a great other tool to keep connected.

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  2. Congratulations!!! I am right behind you Day 98! KT

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for the comment, I love hearing from people who are at the same place in their journey. Congratulations to you as well :)

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  3. You are inspiring me. Congrats on Day 100 and enjoy your massage!

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    1. Thanks and I'm glad you are back on the path :)

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  4. Way to go!!
    Woo Hoo girl!
    (Love the star by the way!)
    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  5. Hooray! Happy 100 days....those lists are great! Lori K xx

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  6. Congratulations TMSN! You go girl!!! Love, love love your list. And never regretting not drinking the night before is one that I am thinking of tattooing on my wrist. Maybe. But it is a good one esp if Wolfie is growling loud.

    Enjoy the massage. You've earned it.

    Hugs,

    SR

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    1. Thank you! I agree, sometimes it's hard to think of it in the moment but the next morning it is such a good feeling!

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  7. Congratulations! I check your blog regularly and I enjoy reading about your journey. You are a good writer. I liked your lists as well. Thanks!

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    1. Hi! I am so glad to hear from you and glad you enjoy it!

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  8. Congratulations on 100 days!!! It's great to see such a cheery, celebratory post! And I like that star a lot, too. xo

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed writing it too. Some of my posts have not been so cheery! Thanks for your comment!

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  9. PS - I posted more stars but they didn't show!
    Boo.
    So pretend there are stars here __________________!
    :)

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    1. I knew you did because I could see them on the email :)

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  10. Congratulations to you! Great post too. I'm day 100 today which means you must be 102 :) so good to have someone else to follow who is at the same point as me. Putting Down The Glass

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    1. Thanks and congratulations to you as well! I agree that I'm glad to be on this journey with you. You were the first to comment on my blog so I'll always remember that :)

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  11. hiya! woo hoo for your 100 days. so so proud of you, totes amazeballs. a great Post
    Lisa
    www.thecword-compassion.com

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  12. Happy day 100 loved this post! Wished I'd wrote it!!! Xx well fone

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    1. Thank you Daisy! Been thinking about you and hope your vacation is going well :)

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