March 22, 2009
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In March of 2007 I officially launched The Discovering Alcoholic. Since May of the same year the site has been updated daily without fail and traffic continues its steady climb. I am extremely pleased and even amazed myself to be able to announce reaching this two year milestone, especially when you consider that over half of all blogs are abandoned in the first month. If you think about it, recovery blogs probably even have a worse record for abandonment (relapse) taking into account the stability and source of the content. No doubt I am proud of this fact just as I am of my uninterrupted 14 years in recovery, but nothing is as rewarding as the feedback and e-mails received from readers stating that the site has played a part in their recovery also… that is the icing on this birthday cake!
Thank you all for reading, participating on the site as well as in my own recovery, and making TDA a success. And keep coming back, I have plans to make TDA in the third year better than ever.
December 27, 2008
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I intermittently go on health kicks and routinely use the elliptical trainers in hotels to reduce the tension that builds in my back and neck from long periods of inactivity due to driving and flying. Never though, have I seriously applied myself to a diet regimen to lose weight. Actually, I never really needed to… until now.
I passed forty a few months back and started to become very self conscious about the extra pounds the last few years had added. When my wife headed off to Thailand at the beginning of November, I decided that two months spent away from her “to-die-for” cooking would be a good time shed to this weight. My starting weight was 165 pounds and I allowed my cheap programmable scale to set the goal of 149 pounds based on a BMI calculator. It really hasn’t been that hard, I don’t adhere to any specific diet instead just concentrating on reducing the number of calories I consume daily. After two months into it I’m at 152 pounds. Sounds successful right, so why am I feeling guilty?
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