Hi! I’m Judy Winans. And I am 5 months into living an Alcohol Free life. And although that may not seem like a long time to some, for me it feels like a lifetime. Because I never thought I could do it. So I want to share with you a bit about the day that I decided it was time.
It was a Thursday, and I was on my way home from another alcohol fueled lunch. I drank probably close to a bottle of wine, and I can’t remember, but there may have been a tequila shot or two thrown in. I had told myself that I would go home and take a quick nap before I set out to accomplish the other things I was supposed to get done that day. And of course, yet again, I knew I was not going to be productive. I knew I was going to go home and take a “quick nap”. And then that nap would extend into the evening, and then I would just say “screw it”. I will get all of my “stuff” done tomorrow. And as I was driving home that day, under the influence mind you, something clicked in my head and I said “I’m done. I can’t do this another day. I’m tired. I’m messed up. I’m confused. I feel, and look, like crap”. My skin was horrible. My face was red. I always had pimples on my nose, and my forehead was perpetually broken out, with dry flakes of skin-which I blamed on the fact that I have bangs. I was bloated. I had digestive issues. I was starting to really get worried about my health. I also couldn’t stand the taste I would get in my mouth that wouldn’t go away-even after I brushed my teeth. And if it was especially bad the next day-that’s how I knew I had really over indulged.