I don't feel icky. I don't have any cravings or urges. I ALSO don't feel all riled up LET'S DO THIS COUNT ALL THE DAYS!!
It's more the feeling after you have had a cold and then realize you feel ok and normal/regular again. But the feeling normal? Feels really good. I'm not all high on the thought of quitting - you know how you get when you start a new diet? Planning, counting, get a new notebook or excel spreadsheet to calculate every calorie in, every ounce out? Yeah, not like that. I actually had to look at a calendar to count how many days.
I HAVE experienced severe pressure from nice meaning folks who also
We meet for happy hour and I'm more than fine with a diet coke or sometimes a tonic with cranberry. I'm not tempted or triggered - I don't feel all pious or anything, I've just played that tape to the end and it doesn't work for me anymore. But they get sort of - I dunno - offended? They joke, but they pressure. I finally had to say 'stop it' in a very firm voice. They apologized.
Eleven days in and I feel more um - awake? Like my synapses are firing again. Not all fast and hot, just like, I can remember to get olive oil at the grocery store now. I've been sleeping well. Of course, I've also been remembering to take my magnesium (if you can't sleep try magnesium it rocks the hizouse.)
I've been reading and researching narcissism for about a year now. I only JUST started writing this blog. And all of this was like (close your eyes this is a gross metaphor) squeezing a zit. I feel like I'm getting the poison out. Letting the steam out. Pick your anology (anything but zit, what was I thinking). But I don't feel like I need the noise anymore.
When I had it-quay inking-dray the last time, it was just before we moved here last January. I had 6-months at that time. But the thing is, I had quit because of finding out that I wasn't alone, I think - because of all y'alls blogs. I didn't just suffer child abuse - there was a whole THING around what my parents were. I didn't have to explain it to any of YOU - we all lived it (in varying degrees). Which had made my poisoning myself rather passé. (then I moved here and *glug*)
It's a weird place to be. To be sort of healed. Well, as I commented on Q's post, my cracks seem to be glued but not FIXED. But it's closer than I've ever gotten before. Just the knowing WHAT the mental aberation is sort of helped. I don't have the same burden. I'm not explaining this very well.
I don't feel the need to drink. That is weird. My baggage, while still there, feels lighter. That is weird. I'm not mentally berating myself for being different. That is weird. I'm throwing away all 87 pairs of jeans that don't fit me. Wait - that's another blog topic.
I'm not making any promises, as they say in AA - one fucking day at a time. But I'm also not counting days. I don't want to feel anything but just average anymore.