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Sobriety and weight loss update WEEK 11

Saturday, October 06, 2018

I AM now on week 11 of my weight loss and sobriety journey (give or take a day or two).. I haven't fallen weak to binge drinking since I made the decision to stop 11 weeks ago, nor have I been really tempted. There may have been a handful of times that I thought about going out to have "just one" drink but I know I have no stopping point so quickly trashed those thoughts when they would arise. There is no way I am throwing all of this progress away! I can't believe how much time I've wasted in my life being drunk or hungover, how unaccomplished I was, how unhealthy I was eating. I've accomplished much in life but NEVER have felt as good accomplishing any goal as I have in these last 11 weeks. Drinking was surely ruining my life and killing me slowly. About a month and a half ago I started going to the gym and am doing the classes with the trainer there, it's been amazing, we are also building a friendship and text one another every once in a while to say hi. When I first started going I couldn't hold a plank for 30 seconds (and I mean proper form) now I am up to 2 minutes. The minimum I will go to the gym is 3 days a week but aim for 5. It feels good going not only for my physical and mental health but it has also been a platform to socialize with people since I don't have any friends around here. Since I've moved to this area it's been extremely hard for me to meet anyone. Yes, this has been and is a lonely road for me but I have hope that will change. I just can't get into online dating or meet sites so that makes it extra tough to meet people but I'll focus more on that later. Soooo, since I've started this journey I am down 26 pounds so far! I am extremely proud of myself and every time I see that scale go down it motivates me more. I'm definitely starting to see a bit of a difference now when I look in the mirror. I've been getting compliments from co-workers and it just makes me feel so good that my dedication and hard work is starting to show. I go for blood work in about 2 weeks so I'm hoping my triglyceride levels have gone down, there's no way they couldn't be down with these lifestyle changes. I am excited to find out the results which I'm sure will further motivate me. I just wanted to give an update and let anyone out there reading this that has any type of addiction know; that if I can stop drinking, start eating healthy and exercising ANYONE can do it. I never thought in a million years I would be here saying this, taking action and being so progressive with positive lifestyle changes. We all have choices and once you really make the decision to break the habit there is NOTHING that can stop you except for yourself. You can make the change, do it for you! You have the power over your own decisions! I know it sounds cheesy and all lol but it's the truth. Excuses are tools of the incompetent weaknesses of ones characteristics and those who use them build monuments that lead to nothingness.
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  • NORTHONTGIRL
    You are doing so well and your words are so impactful! I started exercising again yesterday. No excuses!!! emoticon emoticon
    547 days ago
  • MARABOU
    Needed this inspiration,thank you ! Way to go!
    547 days ago
  • no profile photo SRISRI
    Truly inspiring. Keep it up.
    547 days ago
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    Sis, you’re absolutely amazing!!!
    547 days ago
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