One Month Sober Sally

 

1 month sobaaa!

You never know how much wine is a part of your life till you let it go. In 31 days, I’ve gone to a wedding, baby shower, client meeting(s), office party, bar (x3), Halloween, had bad days, good days, happy hour, meetups, brunch, a 3-hour ex “what went wrong” phone call, and multiple Friday night Netflix reruns:

And the truth is I don’t regret any of them. It’s hard to not drink, and it’s hard to eat sober in public with an eating disorder – I thought after a month my skin would look superb and my growing crows feet less rigid- but alas, neither has happened thus far. Assumed that perhaps all the clarity I ever needed about life would come as well- but looks like I’m still working on that too. The beautiful part, however, is that I feel good. I feel healthy when I run. I feel talented right now and productive and mostly, honest.

Working on my eating disorder in the most active way I’ve ever known. I’m pushing myself to be uncomfortable- truly uncomfortable- being sober at times is handling discomfort, and I’m learnin’ how to sit with it.

Got no time limit on sobriety- but for now, I’m incredibly pleased and thankful to be doing this <3

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6 thoughts on “One Month Sober Sally

  1. Pingback: "But Red Wine Has Antioxidants": Navigating Alcohol And Anorexia In Today's World - I Haven't Shaved In 6 Weeks

  2. Jen Standing – Hey everyone! Writing to you here from Calgary, Alberta. I love wholesome, healthy food, lifting weights, and all the spiritual and physical challenges of life. I'm a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and totally wellness obsessed. I'll be taking a holistic mind-body-soul approach to include all important aspects related to a healthy well being. Let's go!
    jlstanding

    I love your blog so much. Thanks for sharing your struggles so openly.

  3. Hey, congratulations. Eating sober is so different..sometimes I just can not do it. I am so happy for you that you are tackling these subjects and dealing with the uncomfortable feelings as they arise. More power to you!

  4. recoveryuncovered – "She is ENERGETIC and STRONG, a HARD WORKER... She is clothed with STRENGTH and DIGNITY and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are WISE and she gives with instructions and KINDNESS." - Proverbs 31:17-26
    recoveryuncovered

    Thank you for walking us all through this with you. You’ve helped me decide to step away from liquid courage to figure a few things out as well.

    1. Lindsey Hall – Brooklyn, NY – Eating Disorder Recovery blogger at award-winning I Haven't Shaved in Six Weeks.com & Lindsey Hall Writes. IG: @lindseyhallwrites
      Lindsey Hall

      That is so encouraging to hear. Please feel free to email me anytime lindsey42289@gmail.com I love having comrades in the sober journey haha. It’s been 5 weeks now, and I’m absolutely still 100% happy to have made this decision- which I once never thought possible. Good luck to you- keep me updated 🙂

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