11 days! 1 week! 8 days!

Friday, June 12, 2015

I feel amazing! I have been sober for 11 out of 30 days, I have walked at lunch for 1 week straight and I have made my goal of 10k steps a day for 8 days straight. almost to 9 days at this very moment.

I have so much energy. I feel good. my diet has improved quite a bit. still needs some tweaking.

the only downfall is I haven't been able to fall asleep the last few nights. I sometimes struggle to stay awake until 8 pm but this week I've gone to bed after nine and just lay awake and try to fall asleep. I think this has something to do with the lack of alcohol. I'm used to basically passing out most nights. maybe my body is still detoxing? maybe I have to learn to fall asleep again. maybe I'm so sore from all the walking that I can't get comfortable. that really is one thing I know for sure.

I know I'm getting better sleep even though I have trouble finally falling asleep. I wake up more refreshed. 6 hours of sleep sober is far better then 6 hours after you've been drinking and your body is trying to metabolize the booze.

going to keep these streaks going. I feel wonderful and never want to feel the way I felt a week or two ago again.

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    You should be proud of yourself. That is quite an accomplishment. emoticon
    2119 days ago

    The last time I quit drinking I had trouble sleeping too so I bought some melatonin. It works beautifully. It helped me get back to normal sleep patterns. They have it in pills and drops. I used the drops.

    You're motivating me to quit drinking again. I was successful for two months and then went back. In the end, not worth it.

    2133 days ago
    Good luck!
    2135 days ago
    what fantastic NSVs!!

    I usually sleep well, too, but last night I was like you, I JUST LAY THERE FOR HOURS. It stunk. I hope you find a solution!

    Proud of you!
    2136 days ago
    Definitely alcohol effects sleeping patterns. Your body has to learn how to go to sleep without the booze. If you were passing out in the past, you may have the disease of alcoholism. Instead of "white knuckling" trying to stay sober, check out AA. It is a sensational program to teach you how to stay sober one day at a timeā€¦.Good luck!
    2136 days ago
    I am so proud of you!! The not drinking alone is a fabulous accomplishment, but adding in the additional walking and healthy choices makes it even that much better!! You can do this!! One day, 1 minute, one moment at a time!! True rest is waiting around the corner for you!! Don't stray and soon you will be sleeping soundly and arising refreshed and reenergized as a body should!! Congratualtions!!
    2136 days ago
    Congratulations. Wishing you the best in your health and recovery.
    2136 days ago
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