Empowered. First time out, day 16, and not tempted or craving. But then again my drinking was never about being social.
Thankfulll. I know there are only 2 l’s but that’s only 9 letters lol
That was so sweet, thank you. I appreciate that, and I will try to take my own advice!
That’s a horrible feeling. Hope you find a distraction. Or maybe it’s going to be a lesson in toleration. Whichever it turns out to be I send bif hugs xxx
I’m feeling great!
Me too, first week under my belt and gone a whole weekend with no alcohol. Watched the football sober then got up this morning and played golf with no hangover!!
Oh this thread is “one word…” trust me and my big gob. “Awesome”
Congrats on your first week! And don’t feel bad, replied have to be at least 10 characters long to post so it’s almost impossible to put just one word lol
Reading back looks like you felt sad yesterday. Glad you’re feeling great today. Nice to feel great without being wasted, just great with a clear head
And why are we scared today? I’m sure someone here can help!
Hey! That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I struggle with going overboard but you should feel good about yourself. You should love yourself. You should have high self esteem. You’re sober damnit and that means a lot.
Love you @anon37742172 !!
Scared of all the changes in my life and whether I’ll really pull off sobriety this time. I’m already telling myself my 2 favorite lies, which contradict each other. 1. You really don’t have a problem. 2. This is just who you are, you’re never going to be able to quit, so just deal with it.
Well in that case I’d say it’s good you are scared. Use that emotion to push you forward and help yourself. I think we can agree that number 1 is a lie. I know it is for me. Number 2, well that’s who I am for sure, but I’ve been quit for almost a year. I fight a battle against it everyday, but I’m definately winning.
Use whatever you have at your disposal. Fear is a big one I embrace and overcome. Emotions are a new thing everyday it seems, but we were made to have them. Sometimes I hate that and it spurs on my fears. Humans emote. We are human.
Just remember that there’s a ton of us going through this and we are all here for each other. I hope you can beat this day and feel less scared tomorrow. You are strong and wonderful! Don’t ever forget it!
Overwhelmed and tempted. Just opened and then closed the cupboard with my husband’s open bottle of red in it. I will not have a drink! Got to experience these emotions and deal with them sober.
Ambulatory. All this walking is great for clearing up the headspace and getting centered. Humble and gracious of this sober life, I can foresake nothing.