Week Two, Done!

It’s been two full weeks of taking my break from wine.  So far, this is what I’ve experienced.

The first week:

  1. I had a dull headache for the first 3 or 4 days.
  2. I drank just as many grape juice spritzers each evening as I did glasses of wine.
  3. Even my, oh let’s call it “bathroom time” was minimal at best and very uncomfortable for about a week.
  4. I had bad dreams almost every night.
  5. And, every day around 4:00 in the afternoon I would become a bit sad.

The second week:

  1. I noticed two beautiful sunrises, and thought to myself, “hey I noticed those and smiled”
  2. I cut back on the grape juice spritzers.
  3. “Bathroom time” became a bit more regular, thank GOD!
  4. Sleep got a little easier, with the help of some chamomile tea
  5. The 4:00 hour became a little easier
  6. The weekends felt a little longer, but if I’m being honest perhaps a bit boring too.
  7. My week at work was more pleasant in some weird way.
  8. I’m smoking less (go figure!)  of course that could be because it’s cold as crap and I don’t want to go outside!

That’s it….  that’s where I am now.  My 30 days ends on February 14th.   I KNOW RIGHT!!!  Valentines Day.  I don’t know how I feel about that yet, we’ll see.

All in all, I’m still feeling pretty good about it.

Take care,


3 thoughts on “Week Two, Done!

  1. Interesting. I found that the times I gave up all sugar that i’d have a headache the first couple days and felt I was detoxing. I’d also want to eat lots more fruit, which I did sometimes (raisins became my best friend for the first couple days).

    One year for Lent I gave up eating red meat and when Easter came, I didn’t want red meat. Didn’t have any for several months after that.

    Are you setting aside the money you’d spend on wine so that if you want, you can treat yourself? When I quit smoking, I saved my cigarette money for a year, and was able to take a trip away for four days on money that would have gone up in smoke otherwise.

    1. I know Megan, I’m not sure why the headaches came on, because I was still having grape juice, and pretty much the same amount. I’m glad they have passed. Yes I am saving the wine money not being spent. I’m up to about $100. Now how is that for good and dumb!?!?!

      1. Well, good that you’re saving it! As for the other, we all have stuff we spend money on that may be better spent someplace else. We don’t always realize it or see how much it is until we stop spending it on whatever it is. I was shocked by the amount of money I saved the first year I quit smoking. I’m still incredulous now, and cigarettes were a good deal cheaper then. It underlined to me the importance of putting by little bits and allowing them to add up.

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