Two Weeks Down, ?? Left To Go

One easy way to avoid alcohol: hang out with pregnant chicks.

First things first, a huge thanks to all of you who commented on my post about giving up alcohol. I felt some serious love and support from you guys. And I love you all right back.

I want to give a special shout-out to my friend Zac, who offered to abstain from alcohol until I get pregnant. For those of you who don’t already know Zac: he will actually do this. That’s just the kind of guy he is. For your sake, Zac, I hope I get pregnant soon!

It’s been two weeks and a day since I’ve had a drink. And guess what? It’s totally fine. So far. I made it through a concert. I made it through a wedding. I even made it through a visit with my brother, who might be my favorite drinking buddy on the planet.

I’ve been sitting here for the past few minutes trying to figure out why it has been fairly easy for me to drop something that was such a huge part of my life. I’m guessing it has much to do with the fact that every time I’ve had a drink for the past month or two I felt guilty about it. I felt bad about myself when I was drinking and even worse the next morning. I wasn’t listening to the voice telling me I needed to stop and I knew it. So I think finally quitting was a relief. No more guilt! No more nagging inner voice being like, “Dude, what are you doing?”

Do I feel amazing and more energetic than I have in years? Nah. I feel pretty much the same, physically. Although, not having a hangover is definitely nice. Mostly the changes I’ve noticed have been mental. I feel more at peace. Finally – after months of hemming and hawing – I had the courage to make a major, healthier change for myself. And that feels pretty darn good.

I doubt every day will be as easy as these first two weeks. Of course not. This could just be the honeymoon period, right? But seeing as I have my end goal in mind and a wealth of support from all of you, I believe I’ll be just fine.

A sober (and happy) me in Pumpkin Land.

6 thoughts on “Two Weeks Down, ?? Left To Go

  1. Good going, Tanya!

    At first the most difficult thing for me when I quit drinking was being with a group of others that did. However, it stopped bothering me long ago.

    We look forward to seeing you both soon.

    Love,
    Dad

  2. As your favorite drinking buddy, I am so proud of your making a decision and sticking to it. We managed to have just as much fun without it.

    Love ya to pieces, sis$

    –D

  3. Way to go Sweetie! Based on my past experience with not drinking, it did not get harder as time went by, in fact I got to the point where I didn’t even think about it. Not drinking for your health is a great motivator.
    Love
    Mom

  4. you will find as time goes by you won’t thik about it as much. I don’t drink because of the calories, and I still have fun at parties and I don’t have a hangover in the morning( which last longer as you get older) actually I never thought I could get through a halloween or holiday without sugary treats but now I don’t even think about them and they don’t even taste as good. I am proud of the decissions you are making(brians sad you didn’t buy another VW ). Getting healthy and changing the way we live isn’t easy but it will pay off. I love you and support you 🙂

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