90 Reasons not to Drink for 90 Days: #1

yellow feetReason #1 for not drinking for 90 days: MY FEET

It is no secret that when you get fat, really fat, your feet get fatter too.  It’s also no secret that the heavy you are the more weight your feet have to bear, the harder they hit the pavement to carry your mass around all day.  I have always had obnoxious feet (very wide, super high arch, a bad temperament) but it wasn’t until I gained the first 50lbs above my normal weight that I had really bad foot pains (most likely plantar fasciitis) and my feet ache a lot when I have to be on them.

Since not drinking for 90 days will help me lose weight, it will help my feet too.  Every pound I lose is a pound my feet don’t have to feel bearing down on them.

I want happier more comfortable and functional feet.

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So this is day one of my challenge and I have spent most of the day in bed because I have come down with either a cold or the flu.  I’m not quite sure yet but it’s feeling flu-ish at the moment.  But instead of running a fever I’m running kind of cold at 94.8 degree body temp.  Yet I was sweating profusely and feeling very hot under my covers.  I have a terrible sore throat that is easing up now, a stuffed head (also easing up a bit) and the beginnings of a chest infection.  YAY.  So it’s beer-0-clock now and do I want a beer?

I do not.  I do usually drink some alcohol even when I’m feeling sick – it kind of numbs soar throats – but I do not want any alcohol right now.  I’m drinking  sage tea with lemon, raw honey, a dash of cayenne, and a dash of turmeric in it.  It tastes much better than it should.

I’m thinking of this as a backwards kind of gift from the universe.  Its way of easing me into this period of rest for my liver and all my other organs that don’t love beer as much as I do.  I truly hope it’s a cold, though, and not the flu.  I really don’t want Philip or Max to get this.  I really wish we had a better extra-bed situation.  Oh well.

Incidentally, I really dislike the word “sober”.  I was just going to say it sounds so dry and heavy and wondered if that’s why being sober is also referred to as being dry?

Well, that’s all the being up I can stand.  It’s time to get horizontal with a book and hope hope hope this is just a little cold.

 

4 comments

  1. nadine says:

    I wish there was a ‘like’ button on your blogs!!!! I also have wide, high arch feet. We are lucky to have such great feet!!!!

  2. jen says:

    I love that your first reason is feet, starting off with grounded purpose. Feet pointed in a new direction, to carry you along this 90-day path and beyond! I found a few good feet quotes for you… jen

    Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
    Theodore Roosevelt

    Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
    Abraham Lincoln

    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
    Dr. Seuss

  3. angelina says:

    Thanks, Jen. My feet have taken me all over the world and I try to take good care of them but sometimes I just want to cut them off and get robotic feet instead. If I want to get anywhere I better take a load off of them. I’ve been making them work way too hard.

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