Sober October: Week 1 Recap

Well, it's been 1 week, actually 8 days if you're counting since my husband and I started Sober October.  And yes, we're still dry!  It's kind of funny...everyone we have told about Sober October looks at us like we have 3 heads and inevitably questions why on earth would we do that?!

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Why not I say! Now we're not huge boozers, but we both like a drink after a long day or on the weekend.  But we realized that the growing pile of empties and our expanding waistlines weren't best things for us.  And not to mention the money that we were spending on a bottle of wine or a couple beers!

So Sober October is here!  And yes, this first week has been difficult.  There's nothing quite like getting that Facebook notification for Amos's birthday (he died last year) and having a teary-eyed conversation with his widow on what would have been his 35th birthday.  Add in busy work schedules, crazy kids and trying to study for school.  Ya, I SOOO would have loved a glass of wine or 5 this week!  But I stayed strong and so did my hubby!

Now we've got our big family Thanksgiving feast this Sunday and  I'm sure my family will give us the 3-headed look when we turn down a glass of wine.  Oh well, that just means more room for pie!

Is there anything you've given up? Were you able to stick to your goal?


  1. Congrats on being a week sober! I am also a week+ sober but not by choice really, I am currently cleansing my body of candida overgrowth and they love the booze! So I have about 5-6 weeks left sober. Sorry to hear about your friend. Reminders like that are tough. Hang in there girl!

    ps. I love your blog design, super cute!

  2. Sober October is such a good practice. It can be like something of a holiday, or even just for kicks, but it helps what would seem as a sort of daunting commitment for most a mainstream act. That should also help you reach new heights, in beating back the prevalence of drinking in the larger culture, which is where most battles of habits tend to be these days. All the best to you!

    Donnie Benson @ Midwest Institute for Addiction


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