7 Years

I’m dusting off the ole blog here to acknowledge an important milestone. Today I celebrate 7 years of sobriety and freedom from compulsive over/under eating. When I started on this journey 7 years ago, I had no idea how much my life would change for the better. The only thing I knew was that I couldn’t stop eating and gaining weight and that I needed help.

I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to maintain a program of recovery to keep abstaining from all those sick behaviors I engaged in for so many years. I’ve got a very powerful Higher Power and an incredible network of friends who are walking this path with me. Together, we’ve all made it possible.

I treated myself with extra care today just as a way to commemorate and also as a reminder that today I need to always practice self care. Here’s a list of things I did:

  • Finally broke out that Free Drink card at Starbucks on my way to work – Decaf Venti Americano, baby!
  • Prayed and read from my daily meditation book
  • Savored my breakfast and lunch, relishing how much I truly do enjoy the tastes of my nutritious food
  • Brewed myself some Seattle’s Best Organic Twilight Decaf in the French press this afternoon (apparently coffee is a treat for me!)
  • Called someone who is struggling with alcohol on my way home from work
  • Made dinner for me and the boys (Rob had to work late) and enjoyed the dinner conversation with them
  • Made breakfast for Rob & I for the last day of the week (we did 4 days already on Sunday)
  • Packed my breakfast and lunch for work tomorrow
  • Took a long, long, long hot shower
  • Gave myself a hot oil treatment on my hair
  • Put my pajamas in the dryer before putting them on. Bliss.
  • Slathered moisturizer on my face & neck
  • Loved on my doggie

I also plan on taking myself to bed early to read a bit before going to sleep because I need to get up earlier than normal.

Here’s to another 7+ years of continued recovery from alcoholism and compulsive eating… and all the rewards that come with those things. I never knew life could be so happy, joyous, and free!

5 Responses to “7 Years”

  1. Steve says:

    Congrats Amy….and here’s to another 7, one day at a time.

  2. Amy says:

    Thanks, Steve!

  3. Lee says:

    Congratulations Amy!

    Sounds like you’re taking good care of yourself.

  4. Loretta says:

    I know I’m uber late on this, but I wanted to say Congrats!

    and I’m glad I’m not the only one that fluffs my pj’s in the dryer when I feel pampered and special!

  5. Amy says:

    Thanks, Loretta! :-)