The 50th day shall fall on hump day

Happy hump day! And happy half-way to 100 for me which really makes this a hump day for me! (Not that I’m going to start drinking again after 100, but it just seems like such a big huge milestone). I’m finally starting to feel a little bit more alive and energetic lately, thank goodness. My skin though, that’s another thing entirely.

See this pic? This is pretty much what my whole face looks like, including all around one eye. Eek! I sure will look glamorous for Christmas pictures! I’m trying to do everything I can to not aggravate it, including not wearing makeup or coverup, not using scented lotions, or pretty much anything other than hyaluronic acid & coconut oil. I have been drinking lots of green tea and water and eating lots of veggies. I think that this is related more to the quitting smoking than the quitting drinking, or just a overly aggravated side effect of quitting both at the same time. From what I’ve read, it can last up to 3 months. Thank god I’m not a vain person haha. It is kind of funny though, because people start talking to me, and don’t know where to look so they’re just avoiding eye /face contact all together.

I would just like to say thank you to everyone here, whether you’re thinking about quitting, trying to quit, a few days sober, dozens of days sober or 100’s or 1000’s of days sober. You have all been such a huge part of this journey for me. Your kind words, your funny comments, your sweet words of support… I never would have made it this far without you all. To reach out to someone and provide reassurance and encouragement while you are fighting your own battles… that’s amazing and a true testament to what beautiful souls you all are. I am so thankful for all of you ❤

 

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22 comments

  1. Rob · December 14

    Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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  2. sauvignonblackout · December 14

    what a lovely post 🙂 I sympathise with the skin thing – mine was like that last week. Fingers crossed, it seems to have gone now, revealing much better skin than I have had in years!!! You’re braver than I am…I had to use make-up on mine or I would have only gone outside with a bag over my head! – very inconspicuous :-0 xxx

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · December 15

      Told ya – butterfly effect 😉 I don’t have to interact with a lot of people on a daily basis most days so I can get away without makeup.

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  3. moderndaygirlsober · December 14

    Oh my the darn red patches are a pain!! Are they itchy?? Try getting some Avene Thermal Spa Water from shoppers or London drugs… may help calm the areas down a bit. Hoping that clears up for you. I get major skin issues too… one called perioral dermatitis which is common in woman. It’s so annoying, itchy, unsightly and burns…. mine flares up in winter time usually every couple years. You need like 3 months of antibiotics to get rid of it, awful. Then of course you get a yeast infection from the antibiotics. We can’t win as women I tell you lol. My skin is a good ground for yeast to grow on and give me issues so drinking alcohol definitely doesn’t help and I’ve always drank so looking forward to seeing what happens to my skin after I make it a long time sober. I will make it! Anyways sorry for babbling 😷💜😂

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · December 14

      Lol thanks for babbling! My hump day turned into hell day so I’m appreciating any sort of distraction tonight. It will be interesting to see what quitting drinking does for your skin! The patches around my eyes are itchy but I think that’s because I have been rubbing them more, which makes them puffy too… oyyy I was never this much of a mess when I was drinking hahahaha

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · December 14

      Ps, thanks for the spa water recommendation! I will look for it next time I’m in the city!

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    • ainsobriety · December 14

      I have found that since quitting booze yeast isn’t a problem. My body works so much better!

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  4. ainsobriety · December 14

    Yikes. Are you allergic to something?
    That looks painful.

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · December 14

      I’ve never had allergies before, but my skin has been really sensitive lately. I think this is from quitting smoking though, from what I’ve read online that seems to be more common than happening from quitting drinking. All the more reason for me not to relapse on either haha

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  5. audreycandoit · December 15

    Awww…so sorry for the rash…that’s gotta hurt. I’m planning on quitting smoking January 1st and really didn’t need to hear that it may cause issues with my skin – jeeze, if it’s not one thing it’s another. ha! Congrats on 50 – you are doing amazing. Sorry your bf is being such an insensitive idiot, I don’t know how you do it, My hubs hasn’t said a word about my not drinking, though he did make a few nasty comments about when I was drinking…go figure….I’m doing this for me, so screw him. Good thing I’ve realized the support will never be there for me, from him…..c’ le vie.

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · December 15

      When we do things for ourselves, I think that we become stronger in our resolve to make it successful.

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  6. Rob Spiegel · December 15

    Congrats. Each day a wonder.

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  7. Untipsyteacher · December 15

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    I am really sorry about your skin.
    And I hope your day was better today!
    xo
    Wendy

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  8. suburbanbetty · December 15

    My husband broke out in acne for several months after we quit drinking. I just looked like shit for a while. Hahah! It’ll pass. Well done on your 50 days!

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · December 15

      Thanks 🙂 It’s mostly upsetting because I had hoped that by Christmas I’d be glowing and skinnier and everyone would be thinking “wow! Sobriety looks great on her!” Maybe next Christmas…

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      • suburbanbetty · December 15

        For sure next Christmas! It took about 6 months for me to really feel like I looked good.

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  9. dewyplace · December 15

    There’s always New Year? Easter? hehhehe I’ve given up Christmas is coming and the 5kg is still hanging on to me not letting me go 😊

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  10. I Quit Wineing · December 16

    So far I have gained weight not lost, my hair has gone like straw and I look permenantly tired. Great advertisement for sobriety. Hopefully it will all miraculously fix itself and I can be a walking advertisement for sobriety. In my dreams. Hope your face clears soon.

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    • shehidbehindtheglass · December 16

      Yep, that’s me too! I have huge bags under my eyes even though I’m sleeping better! Ugh!! I’m inwardly pouting about it because I wanted to look radiant and glowing over the holidays. Haha oh well, something to look back on and laugh when we do look so much better!

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