Sunday, September 23, 2007

cravings and such

Thirteen month later and I still get cravings to drink. Not as strong and as often but there are times when I am definitely entertaining the notion. It doesn't help that my husband thinks I could have a drink now and then. He's sure I won't go back to the way I used to be. The man still doesn't get this disease...

I have not been working my program as well as I could lately and that may be part of the problem. I am going to step up my meetings for a while and get back into reading the AA books I have. I have a few that I haven't even read yet.

Today I am grateful for:

Not being hungover on Sunday mornings anymore

Not blacking out on Saturday nights

That I was in my swimming pool today after my workout on SEPTEMBER 23! This is a record for me. The pool's not heated.

For the first season of 24 which I watched doing my treadmill work out. I loved it.

P.S. Tab, the chicken pot pie recipe is from Cook's Illustrated and I will try to find it on line for you. It will take me forever to type out as it was a three hour affair.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

trucking along here

I have been even spottier blogging than usual. For lots of reasons, not the least of which is Mick's fun rants.

I have started a treadmill program that is making me feel great. After my gallbladder surgery last month, I got on the treadmill for just a little bit every day. I'm doing a program called Weight Watchers Ultimate Walking Challenge and it gradually builds up week to week. I'm on week 5 and I have been religious about getting on the treadmill. I rent DVDs of TV shows I never saw (Desperate Housewives has been on tap lately) and do my time. I'm feeling great. Except for a head cold but that's passing.

I continue to work the program and life just gets better.

Today I am grateful for:

Many mornings without hangovers

A rainy Saturday to putter in the kitchen

The to-die-for chicken pot pie that I made

That I don't need to drink today

That tomorrow is Sunday (one more day left in the weekend)

Monday, September 03, 2007

More gratitude

Today I am grateful for:

Getting an email from a woman I used to drink a lot with and hearing how she is in pain from a hangover and knowing that I don't do that anymore and haven't had a hangover in over a year.

That despite the holiday weekend my home group meeting was well attended yesterday

For the home baked goodies that are always at my home group every Sunday and the guy that bakes them

For the absolutely gorgeous weather this weekend

For boating around the Boston Harbor islands with my husband's parents

For the Lewis Black concert we attended last night. Very funny guy.

For a day by the pool and closing the weekend with a lobster fest

Life is good.