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The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Neal » 14 Jan 2020 18:58

Well done Kath & Avocado. I join you on day the fourteenth too. A fortnight of right - right decisions, right thinking and keeping right on track with this.

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Sadie77 » 14 Jan 2020 20:30

Good for you Avacado!!! (::)
;)?

I have been saying I'm doing Dry Jan, rather than I never want to drink again - as I'm scared I will fall flat on my face. I have been greeted with laughs and derision and "what's wrong with you".

Well today is a Day 16 and I haven't been AF for this long in 9 years! I have gone from drinking 1 - 1.5 bottles of wine every single night (sometimes more on the weekend) to having no desire to drink. I'm not fooling myself that I've got this beat, but right now I feel great, so I am going to enjoy a little self congratulatory pat on the back and you all should too! \:)/


I am heading off to bed with a new podcast. Speak to you all tomorrow. Big hugs. <:)>



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14 Jan 2020 08:34
Morning folks 😘

Day 14. I told a friend before new year I'm doing dry January (and beyond) and she said 'i'll give you 2 weeks tops' - 'we will see' - I said. And here I am about to pass the 2 week milestone \:)/ to be fair this is the longest I've gone AF in over 3 years so understandable how people will doubt me. But anyhoo I'm not doing it for them I'm doing it for me and my family. 💞

Have a good day everyone xx

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Sadie77 » 14 Jan 2020 20:34

Just seen all your posts! (I'm still getting the hang of this) Everyone is doing so well - clocking up the days and not giving into cravings. You should all be SO proud of yourselves.xx

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Sadie77 » 14 Jan 2020 20:44

Martha and Sammie - I hope you feel better. <:)>

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Avocado » 14 Jan 2020 21:13

Absolutely Sadie and so you should be very proud <:)> it's a real test of strength when you've been used to daily drinking. For me some days are easier than others. We should all be so proud of ourselves, it's great we have each other to talk to and share this journey with. It's an extra place to hold ourselves accountable to as well. I'd really be gutted to go back to day 1 now, the last 2 weeks have felt like a loooong and rocky road but at the same time it's flown by, if that makes any sense at all. :lol:

I'll stop rambling now, night night see you all tomorrow xx

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by swordgirl. » 14 Jan 2020 23:19

Hi Peeps
Loving everyone’s posts, it’s great to hear everyone’s perspective on things. Thanks for the encouragement. I’m am ready to drop so will post something longer tomorrow. In the meantime, well done to all for not drinking . No drink at Chez Swordie tonight ;)?

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Avocado » 15 Jan 2020 07:48

Good morning friends <:)>

Has anyone experienced the pink cloud? I've been reading about it. Not sure if I've experienced it or not but I do feel quite happy and kind of excited these last few days.

Best get a move on I layed in bed a little too long this morning was so cozy and warm! 😴😴

Have a good day all xx

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Sleepyb » 15 Jan 2020 07:55

Yep what SG said ^^^ love reading the posts. This place helps so much. I’ve been a member now for a while and though I’ve still drunk and heavily at times, I know my view on alcohol and my personal relationship has really changed. I was soooo sticking my head in the sand about my problem before and if I’d bothered to keep a log of AF days I know I’ve clocked up a huge amount compared to before I joined here. The just wish that I could stop these stupid binges I still seem to go on especially I as I seem to drink harder and faster during those binges. It’s like I have a voice in my head telling me I know that the binge will cone to an end, it always does, but I better cram in what I can whilst I’m still giving myself the green light to drink 🙄
Anyway, day 13 so I’m focussing on that and taking it day by day. I think I’m slightly replacing the alcohol addiction with exercise which is good but I’m starting to get get by if I can’t fit on what i believe is the bare minimum I should be doing in a daily basis. Still. I’m not hurting anyone, apart from my legs that seem to be permanently aching at the moment but no pain no gain so they say

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Rose13 » 15 Jan 2020 09:38

hey all :\:
m on day 15 but this is my first post in a couple of months!
Happy New Year! if i can still say that :lol:
Ive been ill with a virus for the last 2 weeks so no inkling to have a drink but a whole load of time to face up to reality! (w)
Stay strong all
<:)>

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Avocado » 15 Jan 2020 11:28

Sleepy you're doing so well with the exercise good for you! <:)>

Hi Rose, congrats on day 15, same day as me isn't it great to be able to say we haven't had a drink all year! :D I hope you're feeling better soon.

I agree I love reading all your posts this site is a fantastic tool it's really helping me stay on track and thank you all for your words of encouragement over the last couple of week it means a lot. <:)>

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by moo » 15 Jan 2020 14:22

Still here.. Day 11 I think. What's the pink cloud? Lovell y to read the motivating posts.. Can't type much atm but I am lurking xx
here I am again.... the best place to be

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Rose13 » 15 Jan 2020 15:14

Thanks Av ! Your right it feels great ;)?
Looking forward to sharing this journey with you all

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by martha » 15 Jan 2020 16:04

Rose13 wrote:
15 Jan 2020 09:38
hey all :\:
m on day 15 but this is my first post in a couple of months!
Happy New Year! if i can still say that :lol:
Ive been ill with a virus for the last 2 weeks so no inkling to have a drink but a whole load of time to face up to reality! (w)
Stay strong all
<:)>
Welcome, Rose! You're doing really well 👍☀️🌟
Waiting for bunnies to appear in the fields.

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Sleepyb » 15 Jan 2020 17:06

Moo, I believe the pink cloud is like a high you can experience after you’ve stopped drinking, like you feel a bit invincible and that everything is great. I’ve had it and it’s a lovely experience but I also think people are advised to be wary because it’s during this that you can think you’re ok and perfectly able to manage a drink!

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by moo » 15 Jan 2020 19:03

Oooo I think I'm in the pink cloud
here I am again.... the best place to be

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Sleepyb » 15 Jan 2020 20:59

It’s nice Moo, enjoy, but just try not to be tempted to pick up a drink!

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Neal » 15 Jan 2020 21:00

Day 1 of Week 3.
Smashin.

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Rose13 » 15 Jan 2020 22:17

Thanks Martha :\:

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by swordgirl. » 16 Jan 2020 07:29

Morning Everyone
Hope everyone is ok? I’m still sober, no drinks so far this year, can’t quite believe it!

Sammie, hope you’re ok love? How are you feeling today? Hope the low feelings have reduced or lifted a bit. I think the daily grind can get me down at the moment, no alcohol to cushion it, but the booze brings its own negatives.

Avo - so great you didn’t get any alcohol the other day ;)? If you’re in the pink cloud I hope you’re enjoying it! One of the positives of sobriety so long as you don't fall off it!

Kath - I’m in awe of your 5k! I couldn’t run to save my life at the moment, well done!

Neal - well done on clocking up the days!

Sadie - you’re sounding on good form. I feel a bit cautious about saying anything about my sobriety, I’m even wary of mentioning Dry Jan, I just say I’m 'trying' to do it - how lame is that? I am doing it! You are doing it! What podcasts do you listen to? I’d like to explore more podcasts but don’t know where to start.

Welcome back Rose13

Hey Moo 👋 hope you’re ok, sounds like you’re in a good place.

I’m kind of feeling positive but also have the scenario that I seem to have tons to do. I guess drinking meant coming home and doing the bare minimum. I feel like I was constantly on the go last night once I got home, from 5.30 until9pm I was constantly doing things and don’t feel I have a lot to show for it as a lot of it was just maintaining some kind of order in terms of cleaning, dishes, laundry, cooking - aargh! Anyway, no drinking \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ Yay me!

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Sleepyb » 16 Jan 2020 07:34

Morning all. Day 14!
SG when I’m not drinking I don’t actually sit down with nosy to do til about 9pm. I kind of like being on the go but I’m definitely starting to lag a bit and getting tired.
I think I worry if I actually got in from work and just sat and relaxed I would be more at risk of drinking. I know for sure I’d be finding it harder to fight off the thoughts than if I’m constantly busy. Knackering though.

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