Thursday, 23 April 2015

Anyone up for Thirty Days A/F

Hello there cyber world.  I have been out of the circle for a while.  I took a break from sobriety and it's all good.  I am now embarking on a 30 day period of abstinence to reprogram myself.  I've been on vacation in Clearwater Beach, Florida for the past few weeks and ate a lot of greasy food, drank a few beers and had a margerita or two.  I am ready to attack the beast again.

While in Florida I found a plaque and put it up near my wine glass cupboard.  It says "Quitting Drinking is Easy; I've Done it 1000 Times".  I figure if I keep taking long breaks, eventually they may begin to run into each other.

I cannot take my wishy washy behaviour to heart.  It's who I am and how I roll.  I am sporadic with housework, eating habits, exercising, self-care, office work and every other facet of my life.  Why would I be able to achieve perfect discipline in abstinence?  If I spend my life self-attacking I will get no where.

But, I made a doctor's appointment to get my blood pressure checked exactly one month from today and I know if I commit to moving, eating well, meditating and abstaining the chances are pretty good I can keep the blood pressure pills at bay for a while longer.  I am on the border.

I hope to post daily for the next 30 days to keep myself on track.

I've been reading a lot about resting in the present moment and have found a simple book called the Four Agreements that resonates with me.  It's about living a life based on self-love, forgiveness, communication and acceptance.  I hope I am on the right track.

I have a few items to tick off my To Do list and will get started now.

Who's in?


  1. sent a comment last night but guess it got lost in oblivion! Great to hear from you! Think back to your last sober long stretch to when your cyber world friends were struggling..didn't you wish you could flip a sober switch for them? That is what I would love to give you...the sober switch! Love yourself as much as you love have a go for it!

  2. Welcome back Deb! You deserve this girl!
    I love love love The Four Agreements. I live by them and recommend it to my friends.
    I wish you the best on your journey.
    I'm here for you when you need me....