The Devil Drinks Vodka, and Eats Cupcakes: Dear Body

Dear Body,

Let me start off by saying this; you are amazing.  You keep going and going, regenerating cells during peace and slumber.  You take nutrients from the vast amount of calories ingested and wisely filter out the toxic pieces.  You have an ongoing internal war– the good bacteria vs the bad bacteria, with stomach acid so powerful it can dissolve metal.  Those nerves on every square inch to give intense warning of forthcoming damage.  And your brain.. the powerhouse of the body, for the conscious and the subconscious has amazing abilities.

Body, despite all of your amazingness, you have been my go-to punching bag.  I have mistreated and abused you for as long as I can remember.  With food, with alcohol, with cigarettes and self induced lethargy.

For what?

I’m not sure, but you took it in strides.  Liver, thank you for working overtime for the past couple of decades.  Stomach, thank you for taking in the good and expelling the bad.  Heart, Pancreas, Kidneys.. you guys did it all– kept going with years of abuse.  I want to blame brain, but know the reasons are not brain’s fault.

I don’t want to continue to abuse this beautiful and miraculous temple that was given to me by God.  It has done SO much for me, and I continued to stomp on it and berate it.

Body, I am ready to treat you like the masterpiece you are <3









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I am a mom of boys, wife, furmom, gardner, walker, runner, teacher, reader, writer and cook. I am 42 years old and live in the beautiful state of Michigan. I love my job as an elementary special education teacher. The most remarkable quality of mine is that I'm a recovering alcoholic.

4 thoughts on “The Devil Drinks Vodka, and Eats Cupcakes: Dear Body

    1. Thank you so much!!! Still working on treating my body well, started using My Fitness Pal yesterday, it is a life changer!! 😃

  1. Hi
    I’m six and half years sober
    be kind to yourself and remember your body is changing dramatically because of the abrupt change of no bad liquid
    Your mind also ,so gently does it
    The sugar is just another momento from your drinking because of all the sugar in the drink
    You know it’s so common we nearly all go thru this or caffeine or both
    Concentrate more putting the efforts still to your sobriety still early days
    The other things will come later
    You may end up a with a resentment like I did because o was skinny and not a sugar freak when I drank because that’s all I did
    Replace your sugar with fruit or other replacements to fill that moment
    There are so many different things on the market food wise these days
    But truly don’t worry about it one thing at a time
    SOBRIETY first get those foundations strong before anything and I mean anything first
    Well done you many more days of growth and recovery
    Living the dream

    1. SO much great advice here, thank you!!! The more I talk to people who have achieved long term sobriety- the more I realize I have so much yet to learn. Thank you for your motivating thoughts- I will focus on strengthening that foundation. God bless 💜

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