I read labels and I ask the waiter what something is cooked with. If im told its not cooked with it, or its not on the label, I can only hope its all ok.
I also try to stay away from things they remind me of drinking. Not that they send me into a craving or urge...but right now, for me, if I can avoid it....why not.
Example...I had a body scrub that was all natural but also had lime in it. I had to throw it out because the smell was so strong it actually made me want to throw up. It reminded me of tequilla (sp). Hey I drank it, not spelled it!
Last night. This was totally crazy! At dinner, at Dennys, I ordered a diet cherry coke. It came, I took a sip...started laughing and said 'you have GOT to be kidding me!...' I handed it to my brother (not the one with the drinking prob) and said here, im not drinking it...it tastes like Cherry Vodka. He looked at me like I was crazy...so did my mom. He tasted it. Mom said 'well...' he said 'yeah, weird, it really does' He finished it...I stuck with good ol H2O.
Not saying that drinking it would have made me crave the real thing...but I have worked hard for these 65 days, and I dont wanna risk anything that might lose 'em.
I just figure...I really love this sobriety thing, and I will do anything it takes to keep it! Its more important than the drinking thing.
Love to all