I'm an alcoholic, we all know that, and my entire blog incorporates my sobriety. It has invaded every part of my life and I'm so grateful. SO you could read any of my posts and get a hit of sober goodness.
Aside from that though, name a vice that I've tried and I can tell you about quitting that vice and how difficult it is.
One year ago right now, I was 35 pounds heavier. I was on Zoloft. I was smoking about 10 cigarettes a day. I was drinking massive amounts of caffeine and still eating a shit ton of ice cream on a daily basis.
And then one day I said, ENOUGH.
I quit all of it. Maybe not the smartest way to go about getting healthy, but that's what I did. I did it all in preparation for having a baby and being around for that child and my dear sweet husband in the future. That is a work in progress, but I am so happy I made that choice. In many ways, it's always been easier for me to justify doing the right, healthy thing for someone else, i.e., a baby, than for myself. Sad, but true.
Now that I've made these changes though, I cannot imagine not having made them.
I've written about all these issues and you can read about them here:
- Antidepressant/Anxiety withdrawal - The zaps are brutal. BE CAREFUL. Talk to your doctor.
- Smoking - This has taken me a few tries, but it's now been a couple months since my last smoke. Just keep trying!
- What I shove in my pie hole - I am always eating. And - LONG LIVE THE CHICKPEA
- A little bit of exercise never hurt anyone.
So, having said all that, you know all my weaknesses. And they are a plenty. I am no expert in anything except bullshit. And hope. So maybe this is encouraging somebody out there to take a chance and try something new and different. To try something that doesn't seem natural. And the more that you do it, the more it will become natural. I won't say, "if I can do it, you can do it" because I hate when people say that to me. Just because I do something, doesn't mean everyone else can or should.
I will say that I am rooting for you. A lot. And it's not easy, but it is worth it.