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by perky
29 Apr 2012 12:05
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

Went to a party last night - no alcohol being served and it felt weird. As 'how can you have a good time without drinking?' So I just ate everything in site. I do seem to be eating more when not drinking. Is that normal? Today I am running my first 5KM run and will celebrate with a coffee afterwards...
by perky
28 Apr 2012 14:55
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

Yeah, I suppose I can write it off as a blip, but this was an intentional blip. Job stresses were so high yesterday on many levels and I purposefully planned on drinking last night just to have a break from it. I feel pretty determined that after 5 days AF that I won't go back to daily drinking even...
by perky
28 Apr 2012 13:55
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

Back to day one :( :(
by perky
27 Apr 2012 11:51
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

This is Day 5 and is the longest I've gone without a drink in years. Keeping busy at night helps. Took my daughter to a movie last night 'Mirror, Mirror". It was hilarious. So I could go to bed as soon as I got home. No time for any mischief. The weekend is a bit threatening - lots of time to myself...
by perky
26 Apr 2012 12:15
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

When it's 8:00 am in Ontario, what time is it in the UK? i"m on Day 4 and keeping very busy at night. Doing everything I can to not be sitting on the couch at night with my computer - trigger, trigger, trigger :( Although, I'm sleeping better, I feel exhausted....is that normal? And I am eating ever...
by perky
25 Apr 2012 22:18
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

wow,,just home from work and do I feel shaky...very tired/anxious. Going out for dinner tonight....."just tea for me" Hopefully I can get to bed right after so that today is DONE. :|
by perky
25 Apr 2012 12:51
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

HI rcml Have you checked in with your dr.? They can give you something to help for the first little while.. I'm on day 3 and the only way that I've been able to 'cope' with the anxiety is with medication to help me through. Also a vitamin B supplement. Staying on this forum has been a 'lifeline'. It...
by perky
24 Apr 2012 10:22
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

Here we go ...day 2
Nothing like sleeping pills to get thru the night - woke up to snow on the ground :oops: Will have to stay busy busy today.
I feel like I need to start up some new hobbies?
Anyone else done this? ideas? :roll:
by perky
24 Apr 2012 03:29
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 1 - went to family dr. and told him everything. I felt like a loser :roll: Anyway, now have meds to help calm me down and a vitamin B supplement. Hopefully I can sleep now. Work stresses are huge, house responsibilities overwhelming and now my dog is sick and needs to go the the vet. Have to lea...
by perky
23 Apr 2012 09:06
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

I can't seem to 'shut my head down' so I can relax and get some sleep. I have to go to work in 4 hours. My plan was to get up early and go for a run...but I didn't plan on this early. It's 4:00am here and I've already been awake for hours.
by perky
23 Apr 2012 08:44
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

zelda wrote:Hi perks,
which bit? ill? lonely? or ready to beat it? :roll:
lonely, and ready to beat it
by perky
23 Apr 2012 08:39
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Wobble Board
Replies: 5427
Views: 306479

Re: The Wobble Board

Here I am up in the middle of the night disgusted with myself. Can't sleep, crying, frustrated and lonely.
I need help. Is it really possible to stop drinking? :cry:
I feel like such a loser.
by perky
23 Apr 2012 08:24
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14229
Views: 801245

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

HI, I've been checking out this forum for the last few weeks. The support is incredible.
by perky
23 Apr 2012 08:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

HI Zelda,
I feel the same way :cry:
by perky
23 Apr 2012 06:57
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

Got as far as 4 days and felt fabulous. Then crashed.....now I feel sad, lonely and disappointed in myself. I don't know what to do. I have always had a hard time asking for help. I was raised being told that to ask for help demonstrated weakness and incompetence. I guess I'll try day one again tomo...
by perky
16 Apr 2012 13:24
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82173
Views: 3494249

Re: The First 7 Days

HI,
I'm new here...from Canada
I've been reading all the forums for the past few weeks and am simply amazed at the support provided.

Today will be Day 1, I am travelling for the next 4 days which should help with this journey. It's the being at home that is the challenge.

8-)
by perky
16 Apr 2012 13:18
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: How to say no to a drink
Replies: 278
Views: 36819

Re: How to say no to a drink

HI,
My response is "no thanks, I'm cleaning up my act"
8-)