Tag: Resistance

  • Day 5: No Alcohol

    My appetite has been noticeably less the last week. My wife has been loading my plate like normal when she brings me food, but I’ve been eating much less – maybe half the food. I’m still feeling fine, I’m not feeling like I’m starving or that my blood sugar is low. Makes me think my…

  • 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 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…

  • Day 5: No Alcohol

    I’m feeling like I’m not sleeping as much over the last several days, but simultaneously I’m feeling more rested overall. I ended up needing a nap while I was at work mid-afternoon. But I think I consumed caffeine a little earlier than I should have. I got to train with one of my martial arts…

  • Day 4: No Alcohol

    Wow, the sugar craving were a bit rough last night and I did succumb. But I did stop myself at one point and remembered Peter Attia’s book Outlive – basically high blood sugar is the gateway to a ton of chronic health problems. So yeah, I’m keeping that in mind as I go through this…

  • Day 3: No Alcohol

    I didn’t realize how many calories I must have been getting from drinking – my appetite, particularly for carbs/sugar went through the roof. I drank a couple of 20oz sodas (about what I would have consumed with drinks) and ate some fruit snacks (okay like 4 small packets). I started dozing off about 9:30 last…

  • Day 2: No Alcohol

    Here we go with day 2, I had a rough night sleeping – even after a hot shower. But it’s happened before when I’ve gone without drinking. Need to give it a few days. I did get up and get to the gym this morning got a full workout in – it went about 15…