I am finally sleeping through the night. I’ve lost 7 lbs. My face is not bloated. My eyes don’t look puffy, red or tired looking. I LOVE waking up feeling energized with no brain fog or hangover. I am still struggling with socializing. I am heading to the cottage in a few weeks with friends who love to drink. I’ve read that the first two months are the toughest. I need to make a list on how I currently feel. Hopefully it can help me stay sober.
That’s pretty impressive! Keep up the great work! Love the idea of making a list of positive changes and how good you feel. You might also want to write down what brought you to quit and how that made you feel. A good reminder to review when needed!!
Thank you and GREAT idea !!!
Your doing great, if you have any doubt about being able to avoid the drink when your at the cottage then I would strongly suggest that your cannery and do not go
Thanks Pants for reaching out! Unfortunately I have to go because I am doing renovations on it. My “friends” are actually my neighbors who I am staying with I will for one week. I really need to focus hard on why I quite. The little demon on my shoulder keeps saying…“maybe you can control it this time. Just stop after 2 glasses of wine.”…
That little voice is addiction trying to get you again ! Any chance you could talk to your friends and tell them your not drinking cos of how it makes you feel x
I avoided my friends cottage this year along with camping. That feeling you have now is when the voice gets sneakier.
Yes. You are so right about the addiction doing the talking!! You’re also right about telling them before hand about me not drinking anymore. I know they will be very supportive however, it’s just going to be tough being around it eveyday…all day. I really need to find a way to tape the addictions mouth shut…
I hope and pray I don’t cave in!!! That voice has been hovering over me for 2 weeks now. So far I’ve ignored it and wake up every morning feeling so blessed that I did.
I just got back from Tenerife and met up with old friends who drink I had to be honest and tell them I’m a0 addict cos they kept putting drink infront of me . Once it was out in the open no one mentioned a drink again to me x
@BarbieDoll been there done that lol. You will stop at 2 but the next night maybe little more than 2 because you did so good the night before. Then boom hangover. I’ve done that many times. Unfortunately were wired differently. I’ve tried drinking something I dont like as much to control myself guess what. Didnt work either. Haha. Stay with it you wont regret it. All the best.
That’s brilliant keep it up I haven’t had a drink in nearly 2 months I try to stay away from drink if it going to be there if I was you I would give the cottage thing a miss just till you are more stronger with time
Hi Barbie; I think your friends would help make you comfortable and happy if you tell them how much you want it. I know I would! And you know I’ve said it before here; think about drinking and follow it the whole way til you wake up… Goood luck hun!