So, this may seem strange but since I have been on the journey to get sober, cooking dinner has been hard for me. Basically, because when I would cook I’d drink wine. So for the first 42 days before I relapsed I basically picked up easy stuff, ordered takeout, or had my husband cook. Well I’m back on track, five days sober and it was my night to figure out dinner. I searched for recipes all day that weren’t too hard, but would be delicious. I’m not going to lie, I wanted wine through the whole process, and spoke out loud about it too. But I didn’t run to the store and grab it. Now, after my delicious dinner I made, I’m sitting on my couch relaxing and feeling proud. Sometimes the smallest victories are just what you need to keep going.
That was so me too @Golfgirl! I liked to crack open that first wine bottle about 3pm because I wanted to “feel relaxed” by the time I cooked dinner and had to deal with my step-kids. By dinner, I was on bottle number two. There were many mornings I woke up and didn’t remember what we had for dinner because I was so drunk by then. Then I would wake up and scout out how many ‘emptys’ were throughout the house.
I am SO glad I am on day 27 and no wine! The first two weeks were tough at dinner time. I really wanted wine! I found some different types of drinks like Izzie and Ice from WalMart. I decided I would no longer drink sodas after week two, but those drinks I mentioned are either low or no calorie, with natural sweeteners like Stevia, etc.
I think you are doing great and congrats for day 5! The first two weeks seemed so hard, but you can make it! Stay strong and stay connected
And you should be proud!!
That was a massive hurdle you overcame there.
And you got something so rewarding for it - a yummy dinner that YOU made.