A man who stopped drinking showed how much austerity has changed him by documenting photos of himself in the past three years.
Kenny D, 37, working as a railway engineer, decided to take mirror selfies of himself during his austerity as a way to mark every moment that he received a new austerity coin from Alcoholics Anonymous during his recovery.
& # 39; I took a picture of myself the day I received my first austerity coin, 24 hours sober. I felt so sick and I looked so bad, I wanted to remember it so I wouldn't forget it, & Kenny told Bored Panda.
The Beginning: Kenny D, 37, decided to document his sobriety through mirror selfies, including himself 24 hours after becoming sober (photo)
Progress: Each of the selfies was taken when he received a new austerity ship from Alcoholics Anonymous during his recovery. The left is 30 days sober and the right is 60 days sober
Feeling better: the man decided to become sober after relying on 12 to 24 drinks a day. Each mirror selfie (pictured is him at 90 days) showed his progress during the recovery
He added: & # 39; The day I received my 30-day coin, I thought my appearance had changed drastically, so I took another selfie. & # 39;
Alcohol-related problems started for Kenny when he was in college, but he admitted that it was only a & # 39; real problem & # 39; ten years later. became. He would drink so much that he drank about 12 to 24 drinks a day.
& # 39; By 2016 I was ready to get drunk every day & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; I knew I had a problem, but I didn't know what to do. I always stood in the bathroom and looked at myself in the mirror and wish I wasn't drunk. I would wonder how I got this way. Sometimes I was just indifferent whether I lived or died. I just wanted it to be over and I didn't care how. & # 39;
The last time he drank, Kenny revealed, was while on vacation.
Before the trip, he bought a box of beer and told himself that he would only have three to four beers per night to ration the & # 39; ration & # 39 ;.
But then, on the first night, Kenny had drunk 19 beers in a three-hour period, convincing the man that it was time to make a serious change in his life.
& # 39; Something in me said: & # 39; Kenny, your life is no longer manageable, & he said.
Kenny contacted a friend he knew who had become sober the year before. She picked him up the next day and took him to his first 12-step meeting, and he has been sober since then.
His family was initially & # 39; skeptical & # 39; because Kenny changed his life and decided to get sober, so Kenny decided to keep his recovery mirror selfies for himself for the first year.
Big deal: he has since lost 75 pounds. to become sober since three years ago and a new set of & # 39; spiritual principles & # 39; has found to live by. Pictured on the left is six months sober, on the right is nine months
Smiling: & # 39; I do my best not to be hateful, hateful or angry, although I am human and tend to forget it sometimes, & # 39; he said. Depicted on a year sober
Sharing the progress: Kenny has kept track of his mirror selfies because his transformation has inspired others in their sobriety. The left is 18 months and the right is two years sober
Feeling good: Kenny has been sober for three years now (photo) and said that he now eats cleaner and does exercises while leading a more positive life
& # 39; I usually kept them to myself the first year, but I always took a selfie every time I got a coin. At my one-year anniversary, I took my photo and placed it side by side on Reddit and called it the progression of austerity, "he said.
Sharing the post was Kenny & # 39; s way of raising & # 39; uplifting & # 39; to be for other people who struggled with their own addictions, but he admitted that he was shocked by the positive response.
The answer inspired him to document his austerity at every milestone with a distinctive mirror selfie.
& # 39; The biggest difference between myself now and three years ago is that today I live my life according to a set of spiritual principles, & # 39; he revealed.
& # 39; From morning to night, I pass all my decisions through a kind of spiritual filter. I do my best not to be hateful, hateful or angry, although I am a person and tend to forget it sometimes. I'm not a saint. If I have a problem that I cannot tackle with things in my normal spiritual toolkit, I call my sponsor or another alcohol-in-recovery. & # 39;
Kenny not only has a new set of & # 39; spiritual principles & # 39; found to live by, but he also changed his physical health by stopping drinking.
He lost 75 pounds. in the last three years after sobering up.
& # 39; I eat much cleaner and I exercise now, & # 39; he said, adding: “Three years in sobriety, every day is a great day and I can't wait to experience the next great thing or meet the next great person that I can learn something from. & # 39;
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