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The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Sammie » 14 Jan 2020 08:39

Morning all, Am feeing a bit melancholy today, not sure why, I'm so so glad I'm not drinking and apart from the other day the wine witch has pretty much stayed away, but i just feel a bit meh today, I should have gone for a run but I just don't have the energy for it or the brain power to make me go. Hubby is going back to England today, only for 5 days so its no bother at all (actually looking forward to having the tv to myself :D ), when he comes back my sister in law and her partner come over for a week, I'm looking forward to that, I really like them and they are good fun, they are used to me not drinking (but certainly don't let it stop them). So i really don't know why the blues.

Avocado, 2 weeks \:)/ (::) you are doing amazeballs!!!!!

Swordie, I think the personal training thing is a fabulous idea, I honestly believe a bit of exercise each day helps the mood hugely (which is why i should have gone for my bloody run today). I'm not doing the food thing but am just trying not to keep junk food in the house so I don't really have a choice (however this doesn't stop me going out for tea and cake :oops: )

Martha, glad you're feeling better <:)> I'm sure your liver is fine. Every time I get an ache in my side I'm convinced I have appendicitis (w)

Have a great days peeps <:)>
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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by Avocado » 14 Jan 2020 14:28

Had a few cravings come and go today. Thankfully I'm at work so not an option to act on them. No idea why as the wine witch doesn't normally strike when I'm at work. Must stay strong!

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Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Post by kath » 14 Jan 2020 15:12

Wellcome Praejw, moo and Martha ( better late than never)

Wish I’d got the cleaning/ de cluttering bug some of you all seem to have got.

Swordie well done on your 2 year personal best! And health kick to boot!

Avocado I’m on day 14 too feels good doesn’t it.
Hi Ed, Sadie and sleepyb

Sammie well done on your 5k. I hope your mood has lifted? I did my first 5k yesterday. Very very slow but still please!

Martha hi. I think it’s good to have something to concentrate on too, like exercise and like Sammie said good for your mood! I just think with dieting make sure you fall off the diet before falling off the wagon cause it could be just cake we needed not wine.

I feel I’ve made a good start to the year 14 days af, few jogs and a few walks. Sleeping ok, well ok for me anyway 6/7 hrs. I’d love to be one of those people who get 8.
Anyway keep at it everyone.
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Post by Avocado » 14 Jan 2020 18:45

Hey Kath, congrats to you too on day 14 \:)/ it really does feel good! :D

I considered getting wine today (w) but I rang my husband, told him I was considering it and asked what he thought. Thankfully he said what I needed to hear - don't do it, you'll regret it if you do! Then I started imagining what it would be like to have wine and what I'd prefer, that numb feeling followed by guilt, exhaustion and depression or the fresh, motivated, happier feeling I've had recently. It's a no brainer really. The wine witch didn't wear me down and now I'm safely at home and had a big meal she's buggered off!

Hope everyone's ok today and staying strong. Xx

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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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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. <:)>



Avocado wrote:
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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Post by Sadie77 » 14 Jan 2020 20:44

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

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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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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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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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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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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 👍☀️🌟
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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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