As I mentioned in a previous post from this series, my husband and I kicked off 2022 with Dry January.
dry January : how was it?
Before I get into Dry January, I should offer some background. Though I can only speak for myself, by the end of December, I had a sneaky suspicion that my husband felt as bloated and overindulged as I did. We were lucky that he was able to take vacation during the majority of December, which he positioned around both U.S. and KZ government holidays, the latter of which lead into the new year. After it was said and done, he had taken over a month off of work. During that time, we did a ton of cooking and baking and yes, drinking.
Going into the new year, I did not frame Dry January as a punishment. Rather, I thought about it as a reset. Attitude is everything and my attitude made for an easy month without feeling deprived. It also helped that dark rum was the only alcohol in our home, remnants of making egg nog.
Now that Dry January is over, I am embarking on Dry February.
An unexpected result of Dry January was weight loss. Around the time that the gym shut down, I started counting calories with MyFitnessPal. I knew that without being able to blast calories on the treadmill, I would have to better manage my intake. Nixing alcohol was a great way to slash empty calories.
I won’t mention how much weight I lost because this series is not about that. Rather, it is about fitting my ring finger back into my engagement right, remember?
While I can fit my engagement ring on my ring finger, it is not with ease. The struggle is enough to keep going with this series. Moreover, it think it would be even more challenging paired my wedding band. I don’t yet dare that feat.
Let’s meet back here next week, same time same place, for a check in?