I'm obviously not serious.
I went to see my doctor yesterday about a couple of things. I need to get my blood tests redone to see how my blood sugar, liver function and vitamin d are doing. Now I normally don't weigh myself - I hate it, always have. Even when I had a 7 day a week gym habit I would rarely weigh myself, only really when I had my assessments. So anyway as part of my admission to the clinic I got weighed. I was 112kgs (ugh!) so on the spur of the moment I decided to weigh myself - I'm 102kgs. I've lost 10kgs over the past two months. But I have been doing a LOT of baking. I've switched my drinking addiction to baking. It's quite sad! (And the reason why I weighed myself was that I weighed Olivia so it piqued my curiosity . So yes out of stopping drinking and incidental exercise I have lost 10kgs. I am left to wonder how much weight I would be losing if I didn't bake so much - it's basically me and the girls that eat most of it - and if I did some structured exercised. I could be back to my gym toned self in no time (cue Mrs Krabappel from The Simpsons' HA!) - in all honesty I could be a bit thinner and healthier. All in due time!
It's probably not that surprising that I have been losing the weight. A glass of sparkling wine is 100 calories and if I honestly think about how much I was drinking... yeah I really don't want to think anout the calories but I understand why a) I ballooned up and b) I've lost the weight pretty quickly.
- I took my last antabuse on Saturday. Which is fine. I've not missed it. My cravings aren't any worse without it. So it's all good. It was just another medicine I took so it's like I was consciously aware that this was my non-drinking medication.
- I'm not doing the addictions program - it's on a Monday and a Friday - I have the girls on a Monday so we'd have to get a nanny in and we can't afford it. Also the addictions program is more to get people off their addictions (apparently baking wouldn't be covered). I have spoken to my psych about this and he feels that I can't get away without doing it as long as I do what I suggested as an alternative - look at getting a job or getting out of the house to do "something" and go to AA. I've found an AA group here in St Kilda so I will most likely be going to my first meeting in the next couple of weeks.
- I'm going to stay in the Transitions group for a little while longer (probably just a couple more weeks) mostly as I am getting some use out of it and my health fund does cover my psych appointments if I have group. I'm turning into a cheap bastard really ;)