Day 9 - Raining cats and dogs and my list!

Ugh, it's literally been raining all day. Everyone has cabin fever and I would be lying if I said I wasn't craving a glass of wine. I want to cuddle in a blanket and enjoy that nice, warm feeling that the first glass provides. But I won't. I want to keep going. I want to be clearheaded and disciplined and remember why I'm doing this:

  • I can't control alcohol, alcohol controls me
  • I won't sleep well
  • I will snack like shit
  • I will be frustrated with myself tomorrow for not seeing through this challenge
  • I will be short with the boys because I will be tired and depleted of energy

I have already had two chai tea lattes today. I just need to picture myself going to bed sober.

O.K. so things I like more than a glass of wine:

  • Sleeping great
  • Meditating - I have been using Headspace for a while and it has been great to take a break and practice being in the moment
  • Exercising - I truly love to run and workout - and my workouts are so much better when I don't drink
  • Connecting with others on a deeper basis
  • Coffee and tea
  • Learning new things -books, music, history
  • My boys - watching them grow, playing with them, talking with them about their day and what interests them
  • My work - while it gets stressful, I truly love doing PR and social media
  • My husband - our relationship is so much better when I don't drink. We have been together for 13 years and it's nice to have so much history with someone even though he drives me bat shit crazy sometimes
  • My family - in all sorts of forms

O.K. there we go. Tomorrow we'll be in double digits. Just have to fight off those cravings for a few more hours!