The good, the bad and the ridiculous

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

I'll start off with the bad and get it out of the way. It turns out that my dad stopped taking his medication and started drinking heavily again. He had the nerve to swear my mother to secrecy and she said she didn't want to "rat him out." Not cool, dad.

I happened to find out when I decided to take a new movie over to watch with them and he was mysteriously absent. I called his cell and he didn't answer, so I left him a dramatic message about being careful. I found out the next morning that he was arrested at 4AM that night/morning for DUI. I'm so proud.

I'm up early this morning because I agreed to take him to work - since they took his license and all. He goes to court this evening... good times.

I honestly can't believe he's never been arrested before. He seems to be under the impression that the cops were being dramatic about how much he drank. His blood-alcohol levels were twice the legal limit. Awesome.

Now everyone will see his name in the newspapers, including my 86 year old grandfather. I don't think my father is too old for corporal punishment, but that's just me. I asked him if he's going to be on Cops... he didn't think it was funny. Personally, I find myself hilarious. emoticon

I started the 5-day pouch test on Monday, so at least I had the over-eating somewhat under control before the stress kicked in again. I'm on day 4 now and haven't gone off track! It's actually keeping my stress levels in check to see that I can stick with this.

I feel better than I have in quite awhile. I'm sleeping better, eating better and definitely have more energy than I have had in months.

It's only 194 days until we leave for Jamaica and I'm not dreading getting into better shape for the wedding - and for life!
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    Ugh, so sorry about what you are dealing with about your dad. Although, I will say, you are rather funny. He he! Hopefully this will be the kick in the pants that he needs!

    Awesome for staying on track! You're doing great! Keep up the awesome work!

    3853 days ago
    I am also so sorry for your dad but more for you!! You need to remember that recovery is never a straight line - it's a road full of bump and sometimes you may lose your way... It's life!
    Hope you are doing great.
    3854 days ago
    I am so sorry that your Dad let you down. I know you were hoping for better. But, as VBRESNAN said, you are not responsible for his behavior. You can only control your own behavior. Take care of yourself first!!!!

    Keep looking foward to Jamaica, your wedding plans and if you need help letting go of trying to change or control your father, consider ALANON. I have a friend who says it saved her life by helping her let go.

    3856 days ago
  • FREDDY1232
    Try to rid your mind from the bad..Try to think about the good things in your life..It's wonderful that your going to go to Jamaica..Concentrate on that..keep happy thoughts in your mind..Good Luck.
    3856 days ago
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    Good for you for keeping it together. You are not responsible for your Dads behavior. It is no reflection of you. Keep your eye on the goal. Allow no one to steer you from that path. Good Luck.
    3856 days ago
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