Tag: Philosophy

  • Day 12: No Alcohol

    Here we go day 12. I took a cold shower first thing, then we went to our in-laws and the Mrs. cooked breakfast for everyone and we went to the cemetery to visit some graves. My shoulders and upper back are definitely feeling yesterday, I’m pretty sure it’s gotta be the half-rep dumbbell bench press.…

  • Day 10: No Alcohol

    My wife pointed out something I did last night – an interaction with my son. It made me realize I’ve been a bit more impatient/aggressive lately. It might be missing alcohol, but I’m pretty sure physiologically at least, I’m over it. I’m actually more inclined to think my baseline testosterone levels are coming up due…

  • Day 7: No Alcohol

    I really need to exercise some self-control with sugar. I’ve been making excuses and consuming a shitload of sugar for the last two weeks. I induced a sugar crash last night – something I haven’t felt for over 20 years (back when I graduated from high school, I consumed way too much Pepsi and shit…

  • Day 6: No Alcohol

    I’ve got zero ambition today. I slept pretty good aside from my kiddo crawling into bed with the Mrs. and then kicking me and squirming woke me up a few times. I didn’t get out of bed until 630 this morning. Yeah, I need to go take a cold shower and just get moving. But…

  • Day 3: No Alcohol

    I started to feel like I’m fighting a cold last night, it’s gotten a bit worse this morning. I figure it’s probably withdrawals – or maybe I am getting sick – which would be weird as I haven’t been around too many people the last few days. Oh well, it is what it is, worst…

  • Day 2: No Alcohol

    It really is amazing how much better I feel not drinking before bed. Yeah I still don’t have much in the way of stuff accomplished, but I’m more engaged with my son after work and I’m finding I generally feel better. My head is clear, I don’t feel the effects on my balance and coordination…

  • Day 1: No Alcohol

    Okay, so starting over since I managed to slip into a pattern of drinking and not realize it yesterday until after I was good way into my beer. Habituated behavior is an interesting thing. It was nice actually simply being present and enjoying my beer without thinking about the next one (or the one after…

  • No Alcohol: Starting Over

    Okay, I still can’t believe I did this. My wife and I go to lunch during the week, a nice chance to just be able to talk to each other and not worry about anything else. The Mrs. asked about going to a bar we haven’t been to for a bit (the service/food quality has…

  • Day 7: No Alcohol

    Day 7, after today, a week without alcohol. I’m conflicted at a realization – yeah I’m glad I’ve gone 7 days without alcohol. But hell, I sound like an alcoholic – I’m not making light of people who actually do have a physical dependency on alcohol. Alcohol is one of the most deadly addictions you…