Chrissy Teigen has been extremely open about her journey so far, sharing the very real moments and happy milestones, as well, including her first holiday season without alcohol (and the accompanying recipe errors) in a Thanksgiving Instagram post. Now, she's celebrating another major achievement: one year sober.
In a July 18 Instagram post, the author discusses how much life has changed in the last 365 days. I miss being loopy and carefree sometimes, but to be honest toward the end, it didnt give me that fun feeling anymore. She captioned her story with a video montage of her family's trips to Europe for her husband's John Legends tour.
I drank to relieve my fears that later dissipate when I get to quit drinking! sigh, Teigen continued. Anyhow, I feel really good.
Teigen touched upon several occasions where she should remember far better but she does not, due to alcohol. She recalls a cafe patron and fell asleep while an Outback Steakhouse chef taught me (my friends) how to make a bloomin onion at my house. I wish I was awake for that. There are pictures from big days in life that my eyes just lookgone. Some are from real job shoots or just beach days with the family.
Teigen's outlook on sobriety in the future? I don't know if I'll ever have a drink again, but I do know I'll never want to be that way again. I'll let the bad dreams go away and try to resolve them in therapy, without booze.
Teigen thanked Outback for a second try at the famous fried appetizer.
Teigen has been vocal about her sobriety journey, which has lengthened somewhat over the previous year. Last January, for example, she announced on Twitter that she was very happy, and everything is new and better. The following September, though, she admitted that she had some (wine) difficulties in the road.
Tiegen cited Holly Whitakers Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed With Alcohol as a catalyst for making a change early on in her sobriety journey, once calling it an incredible read on her Instagram story.
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