thats a long time, sixty days. But I'm doing it.
----------------- oh that was my heart stopping for just a second.
Yes, you read that correctly, no drinking alcohol & no shopping for 60 days.
I originally started this sixty day journey on January 4th but then I had some wine with friends one night and bought a $4 pair of boots on Monday, I mean they were four dollars!
So I'm restarting this and I'm committing to it!
Start Date: January 14th
End Date (aka drink a bottle of wine a buy some shoes date): March 16th
"Breanne, you're crazy! Why do this?"
Well I kinda got out of control with both. Judge me, I drank too much wine, I bought too much stuff one month. And probably the amount of wine I consumed correlated with how many packages showed up on my doorstep each week, duh.
In November and December I kept buying stuff here and there, I would get a dress, a pair of flats, etc. And it just got out of control. I have multiple dresses and shirts in my closet that I have no idea where or why I bought them and they still have tags and I probably will not wear them. I have so many shoes I found myself hiding some when we moved because they wouldn't all fit in my closet. Jeremy has rolled his eyes at me one too many times at the amount of clothing in our guest room closet that I haven't even touched since we moved.
Excessive much? I just love shoes!
I want to come up with a plan for it all, I want to donate clothes, sell clothes and probably throw away some old shoes and shirts! I just don't know my plan of action for it all yet, I need time to plan this, I love my clothes.
My exceptions for the shopping ban are:
-I can buy it if I have a gift card
-I can buy it if it is necessary for daily life activities (i.e. shampoo)
-I can buy gifts for birthdays/occasions (anniversary/valentines/birthdays)
-I can buy food, because I can assure you if I can't drink or shop, I'll eat.
Now the drinking part, oh this part.
Where do I start?
I like my wine and my margarita Mondays with Rachel, a lot. I noticed myself wanting a glass or two of wine after work every day, a beer on a beautiful Saturday or a whole bottle while painting my nails with a friend. Just too much, it's spending unnecessary money and honestly I'm sure all my health problems will significantly improve from being sober for awhile!
Jeremy decided to do the no drinking thing along with me for support and someone to hold me accountable.
Do I think I have a problem? No, not at all. I just know that my body is dealing with a lot of medical issues and stress right now and I could really benefit from a sober month or two. The detox will be nice and my bank account will love me also!
I know there really shouldn't be any exceptions for this but I do have one or two...
-The annual JDRF Hope Gala is March 2nd, I can have a drink or two this night as long as I'm healthy. My body knows when my numbers and counts are out of whack and I feel it. I have to keep myself disciplined to watch my blood sugars closely and make sure I'm taking my iron and eating correctly so I feel good and not crappy if I have a glass or two!
-Our good friends Forrest & Erin will be moving to Chicago in a few weeks and you bet your butt I'm going to see them off one evening with a toast! But just one!
My support system for this will be Jeremy and the Bible. I have started a few devotionals and prayer books that I have really gotten into the past two weeks. I want to turn to God and His word when I am feeling tempted to relax and have a glass of wine or go shopping for a dress. I don't need to be giving into the worldly sins of greed and alcohol but I do sometimes so I know that if I pray or open my Bible, God will lead me through it!
So I hope y'all stay with me through this, I want to blog my weekly thoughts about it and how I'm doing. I use my blog as an outlet for thoughts and ideas so I really want to blog about my sixty days! I also want to blog about what I do with my closet problem, maybe a blog sale? Maybe I'll just donate!
Whew ok, time to go relax and
drink a glass of wine read a book!