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Thank you for sharing your story. Yes, you are very lucky to be alive. I think that primal/paleo is probably the perfect diet and lifestyle to go along with your newfound sobriety. Clean living all around. I can't really relate to the hard addiction, but I can definitely relate to waiting until you are in your 30's to get your shit together. I hope to hear more about your progress on here
Awesome! Keep up the good work. Obviously the diet needs a bit of tweaking, but once you get a chance to go to the store that should be taken care of. I love caffeine too! I found that I needed it a lot less after I cleaned up my diet though. One day at a time!!! I mean that's really your only option, but one day seems a lot less daunting than weeks and years sometimes
I feel ya, I had to force myself to leave the house this evening finally. Have fun at church tomorrow with the other humans, hopefully some of those humans are wearing short skirts, haha! Just short enough to make you feel alive, not short enough to get you in trouble... No seriously, socializing is probably one of the best things you can do for yourself right now. I think it is important for people to be comfortable being alone (a shocking number aren't) but when you are going to church for a good time (sorry no offense churchy people) you know you need to get out of the house.
That's awesome! So glad that you are finding a place in a community. I imagine it really helps the recovery process. Even if you aren't religious I think it's nice to feel a part of something, especially if you are going through some kind of transition.
McDonalds is the devil! I have also been brought food from there, my old favorites, and felt I had to accept. I did the same thing... tossed the bread! As long as you are eating clean the rest if the time the occasional fast food won't hurt much I don't think. Btw... don't forget to get your veggies in! I am big on meat, eggs, dairy, so I forget to eat my veggies sometimes, but I feel so much better when I do. Well you can't beat an "uplifting" day, so let it be the foundation for your week
If it makes you feel better, when I first went primal I drank a few of those 'Monster Rehab' (low sugar/cal/carb) ones a few times a week--which was weird because I NEVER drank energy drinks before. Once I got settled in 100% (well...97%?) primal, I totally stopped having them and never craved them again. Now just a cup of green tea a day (sometimes more, sometimes none) as my only beverage besides water.
Also, I'm really pulling for you here; please keep up the good work, even when it gets tougher. It WILL get tougher, so get your mind set for a battle now.