I’ve been doing well (besides all the snowfall over the weekend). The acupuncture “seeds” seemed to help with my extreme cravings. That 4pm witching hour phase. I haven’t had any “MUST STOP FOR BOOZE” moments. Yes, I still think about it but generally that’s as far as it goes.
I read something today – I think it was on Facebook and was a comment from someone – she has 34 years of sobriety, something happened and she almost lost it, almost gave in. That to me is unfathomable. How can you still have a desire/craving after 34 frickin’ years? What’s really scary is that you CAN. A total heads up that it can happen to anyone. Not just you in your first week or you in your 10 years. A.N.Y.O.N.E. Something to totally keep in mind. You are never ‘recovered’.
I am currently trying the Blue Apron (delivered food with all ingredients and directions) for dinners. It’s expensive, but mostly it’s because they FedEx the stuff to me. I’ve had 2 of the 3 meals so far. The first wasn’t bad, but I won’t eat it again. It was a Catfish Po’boy thing. Not a fan of catfish or aioli for that matter. Last nights was a pretty good chicken meal with mushrooms, collard greens, an orange (meat as well as zest) and fried rosemary. It was quite tasty. Again trying to find ways to come straight home because I have something I want to eat there. Unfortunately, two nights a week are messed up because of going to the acupuncturist. I don’t get dinner before I see him and don’t get home until 8:00-8:15. But I will continue seeing him. I think his treatments are working on other issues I’ve been having so don’t want to stop now.
I do have to mention, though, that I went to dinner downtown with some of my Meetup.com girlfriends over the weekend. It was a birthday celebration for 2 of the ladies. A total of 6 showed up which was awesome – more of a chance to interact with everyone. Any way – – – We ALL ordered some type of hot tea with dinner. No one even talked about alcohol. It was SO cool. Such a great evening.