It is hard to believe it has been a quarter of a year sober. It seems like yesterday I was waking up overcoming a hangover. My relationship with my family was in chaos. And I could never imagine going more than a few days without a drink. I hid my drinking for the longest time. On this blog and in my real life. It got to where I could no longer hide it, though.
It is pouring rain here this morning and I find that oddly comforting. I slept well last night with the TV on and my bedside lamp glaring all night. Maggie stayed right with me. The first thing I did when I got up was step on my scales. I weighed 218 pounds. That's a long way from the 257 I once weighed. I contribute the weight loss to not drinking 20 calorie loaded beers a day and drinking diet Coke.