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28 Days Sober - the Halfway Point

February 11th I started by 28 days sober journey, making today just a bit over the halfway point. Mid last week I really started noticing differences in the way my body was processing food. I am noticeably digesting everything much more quickly. Without counting calories I have managed to lose almost 2 pounds in the last week! That's eating some of my favorite foods, including popcorn. I'm probably averaging somewhere between 1400-1800 calories per day and due to my age and height I should be maintaining weight. Knowing that I am instead losing weight is more than enough reason for me to continue on this journey.

I really thought this whole process would be more difficult than it has been. It's been fairly easy to cut out all alcohol. A huge bonus is the money I am saving. Drinks in Southern California are usually at least $8, but can be as high as $15 at some places we frequent. Saving money is always a huge plus!

This process has opened by eyes to what is possible. I always used to think it was a load of crap that not drinking would help you lose weight. To be honest, though, I was very wrong. No one is saying give up alcohol for good, but to do it for a month or two can be very beneficial for your health or if you are trying to lose weight, like myself. Make it easier on yourself and plan out a time with fewer family and friend functions, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays, etc. February and March are generally very slow months for me, so it works out perfecting!

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September Challenge: Meditation and Breath Work

Ian and I have been in the process of purchasing our first home and it has NOT been good for my stress and mental health. I've slowly gotten more and more agitated as time has gone on and I don't like

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