My Twitter Bio says "I used to think that it would be horrible to be a drunk until I woke up old one day so I quit drinking to watch myself grow old." At the end of my drinking career, I had all but lost hope for my sobriety, I was trying to quit unsuccessfully at the time. I had plans that I thought I was ready to execute. Those previous plans were thwarted by my inability to quit drinking on my own and salvage what I could of my then life.
Moving past all those broken dreams; I was getting very sick and aging in body, I thought, rather quickly. I was alarmed because I didn't get to live yet. I had what I considered a very bleak outlook for life from the beginning and dotted all throughout. There was no opportunity for me. My drinking and/or someone else's drinking had destroyed my life. I was daily drinking at the end and it became my greatest fear that I would not see myself get old now that I had begun to realize that I might continue to live after having done it for quite some time by then.
So there I was, falling apart at the seams, what was I to do? At long last I was delivered from my alcoholism. Two miserable years past and I learned how to live better than ever. Life was starting to look like it actually held promise. I continued to be sick even though I had not touched a drink, drug or cigarette in more than two years. Now what? How could I salvage what was left of my health and my life?
I had been watching documentaries about people who had changed their diets and exercise regimens in order to get their health back. For more than two years I had been studying what people had done to get healthy and yet I was aging quickly and hurting from all the years of drinking and smoking but didn't know what I should do.
Finally, I decided that I wasn't going to go down like that, without having had a life to speak of up to then. These were my beliefs. I designed a diet for myself, a lifestyle change type of a diet that I could go into my new life with. I now believed that I could have a new start. If I could get my health in check, I could have another chance.
After altering my diet and exercising a little bit, I felt much better and began to see that my aging appeared to slow, although I was now much interested in the aging process. After all, I had believed I was ready to die as a young teenager and now it seemed that I might live to be an old woman. I have been taking every course I can to learn more about food, diet, aging and health. I have a better quality of life. Something to Tweet about.