DonnaMarie

I survived

Blog Post created by DonnaMarie on Feb 24, 2019

Yep, I survived my own entertaining. It is now day 70 of my quit! 

 

One of my friends asked me if drinking made me want to smoke. I told her I didn't know yet. Then I remembered I had some Bailey's and had some. It wasn't until later that I was able to answer her question: Yes, alcohol does make me yearn for a cigarette. Now I know! I didn't smoke. I let it ride, which is what I have learned to do over the past 69 days. I watched all evening as the 4 people (4 out of 8! 50%) went outside and returned. What I learned is that the other 4 of us had conversation inside and life went on. The conversation outside that I was "missing" wasn't really being missed; I was just having another one inside. Hmmm. So simple. As I mentioned earlier, the weather is so icky. Originally, 12 gals were coming. It worked out fine that only 8 could make it. Made for better card and game playing. I have a lot of food left over, but that's okay too. I see ham biscuits in my immediate future!

 

I also learned that alcohol interrupts my sleep. When did that happen? I thought it helped you sleep. I drink once or twice every three or four years. LOL I forgot how to do it. 

 

I'm on day 70 and it's wonderful. I'm protecting this quit as if it were life or death, which it is. My house is clean, my entertaining is done, everyone had a good time, and my husband is off to get burritos from McDonald's for breakfast. Am I a lucky woman or what? 

 

Donna

Day 70

Outcomes