Sorry for not updating this summer.
Honestly, I have slipped. It started 4th of July week. Having the 4th on a Wed through me off. I drank on Tuesday since I had Wed off, then we had a BBQ at my house on the 4th and I drank then as well. Drinking 2 days during the week when I am usually dry put me over for the week.
Each week since, I have gone over my limit of 15, not by a lot, and not in increasing amounts, but over just the same. I think there has been simply too much temptation with people visiting from out of town and too many opportunities to go out mid week. Time and time again, I just said screw it, I am still in control and “it is summer”.
This past week is the only time I went significantly over. One of my best friends died this past Friday at the age of 51 from liver failure. He and I have known each other since we were 7 years old. He basically drank himself to death. One might think that would be a cause NOT to drink. But, myself and friends did the opposite and had many toasts to our buddy.
So, there it is. With the funeral coming up and some out of town guest coming, I have pretty much resigned myself to not getting back on track until Labor Day.
This is not a good thing and I am not making excuses; however, I can at least say that work is good, my workouts at the gym are good and other than going over my drinking limits and my buddy passing away, all is pretty good. My drinking has not even come close to my old levels from years back. But, I know, if I don’t get back on track soon, things will change for the worse.