Jessica Simpson Just Posted A Throwback Photo On Instagram To Celebrate Being 4 Years Sober - Women's Health

Jessica Simpson Just Posted A Throwback Photo On Instagram To Celebrate Being 4 Years Sober

"I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power. Today I do."
  • Jessica Simpson, 41, celebrated her fourth year of sobriety with a brand new Instagram post.
  • – She shared a throwback photo from the beginning of her journey, and fans filled her comments with words of support.
  • – Now, Jessica says she is feeling better than ever: “I am wildly honest and comfortably open,” she wrote in the post’s caption. “I am free.”

Jessica Simpson, 41, just marked a major milestone in her sobriety journey on Instagram. The singer and actress posted a throwback photo from 2017 to celebrate her progress, with an inspiring caption that shows just how far she has come.

“This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself,” Jessica wrote. “I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore. I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity.”

“Personally, to do this I needed to stop drinking alcohol because it kept my mind and heart circling in the same direction and quite honestly I was exhausted,” she continued. “I wanted to feel the pain so I could carry it like a badge of honor. I wanted to live as a leader does and break cycles to advance forward- never looking back with regret and remorse over any choice I have made and would make for the rest of my time here within this beautiful world.”

“I can’t believe it has been 4yrs! It feels like maybe 2,” she added. “I think that is a good thing. Ha.”

Jessica also addressed the many difficulties she faced in deciding to become sober. “There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or the label of an alcoholic. The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self sabotage,” she wrote.

“The drinking wasn’t the issue. I was. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power. Today I do. I have made nice with the fears and I have accepted the parts of my life that are just sad,” she explained.

“I own my personal power with soulful courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free,” Jessica finished.

Fans flooded the Open Book author’s comments with words of support: “I love you Jessica! You are such a powerful example for other women. Your post is so inspiring and so proud of all the hard work you’ve done on yourself,” one user wrote.

And, this isn’t the first time Jessica has shared her personal progress. She also revealed her strategies for focusing on her health, rather than on her weight, back in April.

On the Today show, Jessica explained that she “no idea how much I weigh” because she no longer uses a scale at home. “I threw it out,” she said. “I just want to feel good and be able to zip my pants up,” she added. “If I don’t, I have another size. I have every size.”

The inspiration is real—congrats, Jessica!

This article was originally published on womenshealthmag.com.

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