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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Alcohol Cravings

They are expected. Alcohol was such an integral part of my life for many years. Brain and body expected it.

Yesterday had some of the worst cravings yet. And brain can so easily fall into old patterns and bargaining.

Not sure what triggered it, nothing in particular.

As we learned in rehab, cravings are expected, and don't last for more than a few minutes, they too shall pass.

Just one bottle, last time, etc. bargained my brain. The store is 1/2 mile away, you're an adult, no one will know....

The other side said you worked too hard for this, remember what your thinking was like
while drinking, how shitty you physically felt....

Cravings passed, came back, not as bad as the evening progressed.

I did bend an elbow last night-with bottle of water, mmmmmmm!!

Happy to say, I did not succumb.

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About Me/About Time

Middle age...gads, how did I get here? With a new limited beverage selection. I think some of this can be traced to those life experiences, visited upon me by my family. In no particular order, the following stories have shaped my life.