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Old 05-01-2013, 05:52 AM
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Positive News for Staying Sober

I am slowly but surely regaining my health by not allowing alcohol to destroy it. I had my last drink on April 14 and from that point on changed my diet and mindset. My biggest support has been here on SR.

Drinking caused me many health problems and I never want to go back to that horrible feeling again. If you have read any on my posts about the results that drinking caused to my body, you will understand my name on this board - LIVEORDIE.

Not drinking and eating a healthy diet (lots of fruits, vegetables and lean meats) have already resulted in weight loss around the mid-section, clearing of my skin and hopefully in two weeks when I have another blood test it will show lower liver enzymes and better kidney (renal) levels.

I am posting this as an encouragement to all who feel that they may backslide or give up on sobriety. DONT. Your health is too important and an alcohol free body feels so good!

Positive thoughts to all!
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:54 AM
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Congratulations and hang in there. BE WELL
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Awesome, thanks for posting!
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Thank you! I feel so blessed to have found and joined SR with all of you wonderful people. I cannot believe I actually have cheek bones and a defined chin now (due alcohol puffiness in face)

Vanity sometimes is good in recovery. When you look better and feel better - life is better!
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Indeed, I am wearing pants today I couldn't get on 6 months ago.
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I'm glad you're looking good and feeling good.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:31 AM
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I found out that wheat-based foods are as addicting for me as booze. I cut out the wheat (and indeed, most other grains) and lost 15 pounds in a month. I also cut sugar down to the barest minimum. The carbs seem to behave just like alcohol for me.

Unfortunately, I got off the carb/sugar wagon a few months ago and the 15-lbs. have reappeared. Time to go through some carb/sugar withdrawl again...
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I am so happy for you, and it's true. A sober body really does feel too good. The last day or two, I've been pondering how much better I feel without drinking. I'm more joyful, patient with people, active, energetic, and the options of life seem limitless, like I could fly. I read somewhere from someone on SR that the initial "high" of sobriety fades, and then eventually you have to deal with all the stuff that lies underneath. I'm only barely a week sober, but I don't want to hang onto that kind of mentality, even though I know I have things to deal with. If the hard stuff does come, then I'll deal with it then. But as far as health and wellness is concerned, I want to keep a positive perspective that every day is going to be just wonderful! Things do come up that trigger certain emotional responses, but I try to just observe them and then let them go. It's no use hanging on to something that's only going to extract life, rather than feed life.

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Thanks for the great message, LOD!
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