Who is HealthyJen?

I’m a woman, a mother of three, who used to enjoy her wine until it became a scary obsession and I just could not stop. I started blogging about my drinking in April 2014, when I started this journey. I’ve stumbled a few times (no pun intended) until I found my footing and my voice and finally said goodbye to wine on Jan 12, 2015. I’m on a mission to find balance, health and happiness in sobriety and life.  Join me…I think I’m on to something here.

17 thoughts on “Who is HealthyJen?”

  1. You are doing a great job. I’m a few days ahead of you, but every single one of your posts has resonated with me.
    Smart women like us don’t need wine.

  2. Girls, I’m here too- one week, no drink. Not exactly sure where this is leading me, but going to stick with it, build some confidence, and strengthen my commitment. Your blog really helps, as does Unpickled. As Anne says–Smart women like us dont need wine. Thank you, thank you

    1. Hi Dawn. I am only at 33 days so I can’t recommend much…but I can surely say that I didn’t realize how badly the alcohol was affecting me physically and mentally until I was away from in for about 3 weeks or so…keep up the good work it’s soooo worth it!

    1. Hello Anne. Yes you can email me at healthyjenn@yahoo.com. We can exchange phone numbers but I am leary to put my phone number on a website. I actually went to an AA meeting tonight after work and I’m keeping a more open mind. I look forward to hearing from you.

  3. Hey, Jenn. Great job with your blog as well as with your sobriety. Keep it up! I embraced sobriety around the same time. Today marks Day 80 for me. Just curious how you found AA. I’ve considered it, but thus far the online community has served my needs. Perhaps, however, a human touch take my recovery to a whole new level. Thoughts?

  4. im on day 1 again….I guess you all know that day well in your hearts…the most difficult thing seems always is the question ” do i even want to stop drinking” more so than “can i stop”

  5. Jenn, I’m 73 days sober, and just found your blog (linked to it from UnPickled). Your story is uncannily relatable, and I want to thank you for putting forth the effort it takes to write it down so all of us out here going through the same thing can benefit. Documenting your journey, for the sake of others, is selfless. You should be proud of yourself for who you are and what you’re doing. Thanks again, Al.

  6. I just stumbled across your blog. I have scheduled my quit drinking day for August 1st. I am a high functioning problem drinker. Which poses a problem. I do not miss work or neglect obligations. I dont have a hitting bottom moment. I just know that I am killing myself and slowly corroding my relationships. Your blog about your relationship with wine could have come from my lips. I had my fiance read it, i really need his support to stop. I just wanted to let you know that I am collecting inspiration for quitting and your blog has hit the most deeply for me, because I feel like you really get it. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Jen,
    I re-read your “Thoughts on the journey…April 23, 2015” post when my mind attempts to justify that “one glass” won’t hurt. It helps me recognize my mind is wandering and looking for pleasure. After seeing the movie Inside Out, I named that voice “Boris.” Boris tries to convince me to give up my sobriety. By giving Boris a name and identifying his motives for talking, it is easier for me to listen to him and then ignore him. I can recognize, respect and also laugh at his clever ways to justify abandoning my sobriety. Thank you for sharing your journey, and being a source of inspiration to strengthen my sobriety.

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