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The First 7 Days

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Dxb » 03 Jun 2019 13:59

It's just that 1st day for me. Always find it so difficult. Was full of positivity about stopping again on Saturday and went to do some work on the laptop and hands were shaking so much, was going to take me twice as long..........so, just have a couple to sort that out.......and then the rest. When I'm 'in this place', every morning is 'just a couple' to stop me feeling so bad, but never quite pans out like that. Have always just gone for cutting down to 'sociable drinking' but it's obvious that's not really working! So, I guess if I can come on tomorrow and say I've stopped, that'll be a start ........again! Thank you, this is an amazing site (::)

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by stevelee » 04 Jun 2019 18:12

Day 7 ;)?

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by SoberBoots » 04 Jun 2019 18:23

stevelee wrote:
04 Jun 2019 18:12
Day 7 ;)?
\:)/ (::) \:)/
The best time to plant a tree was 30 years ago. The second best time is today.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by LBNS » 04 Jun 2019 22:33

Bit late I know, but...
Day 7
Night night
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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Spats » 04 Jun 2019 23:16

See you both tomorrow LBNS and Stevelee \:)/

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by stevelee » 05 Jun 2019 17:37

SoberBoots wrote:
04 Jun 2019 18:23
stevelee wrote:
04 Jun 2019 18:12
Day 7 ;)?
\:)/ (::) \:)/
Thank you, means a lot....

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by stevelee » 05 Jun 2019 17:39

Day 8 today, 9 tomorrow, have grandson, taking him to local farm park......

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by SoberBoots » 05 Jun 2019 17:39

LBNS wrote:
04 Jun 2019 22:33
Bit late I know, but...
Day 7
Night night
LBNS
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Nice going (::) (::) (::)
The best time to plant a tree was 30 years ago. The second best time is today.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by martha » 07 Jun 2019 06:45

Twilight wrote:
07 Jun 2019 00:41
Day 1

Wednesday - went to cross over a pedestrian crossing and one car stopped, but the man in the car nearest to me (not young) looked me in the face and drove on. Result - went to the nearest shop and bought a bottle of brandy. (Now all gone).

I think I need to be put in a straitjacket in a padded cell.

But I will never give up.
Oh Twilight, that must have been a shock for you. Hope you're ok. Some people really should not be behind the wheel.

Hope you're ok and well done on day 1 <:)>
Waiting for bunnies to appear in the fields.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by martha » 07 Jun 2019 07:04

Clip from a podcast on maintaining sobriety - "Do not drift from your sober supports" - http://soberpodcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/x ... actors.mp3
Waiting for bunnies to appear in the fields.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by LuckyCat » 07 Jun 2019 10:39

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Day 4 here. Seeing and hearing references to drink EVERYWHERE, finding it tough but just repeating 'not an option' over and over again. Physically feel alright by now, mentally is another story but I was feeling crap mentally while drinking too and now at least I know I'm not making things worse by pumping myself full of depressant-anxiety-juice.

In fact I may need to start replacing the words 'drink', 'alcohol', 'booze' etc with that term.

Hope everyone is moving in the right direction today. Twilight, sorry to hear about the stupid arsehole driver, and I know how it feels to be waiting for any excuse to drink. I guess we only hurt ourselves by using these things as excuses though. Why can't such incidents be used to trigger thoughts of 'wow, that sucked for me, I'm going to make myself feel better with a lovely hot bath/hug/curl up with a good book'?! A lot of brain re-training needed when there's a lifetime of 'rewarding' ourselves in self-harming ways.
AF 17 days: 26/2/19 - 15/3/19
AF 34 days 4/6/19 - 7/7/19
AF 13/7/19 - not very long after :(

AF 2020 - 3/6/20 - 8/7/20 = 35 days, a new record if only by one day ;)

AF 14/7/20 - today (Saturday) = 5 days

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by LuckyCat » 07 Jun 2019 13:19

* joins queue for brain transplant * I brought a thermos and flapjacks ;)?

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Leslans » 08 Jun 2019 09:09

Day 3. Was at day 13 but had a G&T in a fit of rage. I’m reading a great book called “Alcohol Explained” by William Porter. A very interesting read and gives you a real insight into why we do what we do. If you a bookworm or like to look at literature relating to alcohol it’s worth buying/downloading it.

Strong here my blip as it was is well behind me as I move forward on my quest to remain sober one day at a time. Having enjoyed long term sobriety previously I know only too well how complacency allows your thoughts to be bombarded by the “wine gremlin” as I call it. So my work is continually banishing any thoughts of permission, not allowing the delusional thinking that picking up a drink even after two years will result in the same thing and just trying to keep myself busy, healthy and looking forward.

Have a good weekend everyone <:)>
"Don't look back, you're not going that way"

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by martha » 08 Jun 2019 10:06

LuckyCat wrote:
07 Jun 2019 10:39
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Day 4 here.
Welcome back, Ms Cat! :\:
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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by LuckyCat » 08 Jun 2019 10:14

Good job Leslans! I might check that book out, need to finish the stack on my bedside table first though...oh, and get paid :roll:

Twilight - Day 1 sucks arse so massive congrats on getting that out the way!

Day 5 here...drank 3 Becks Blue last night to try and soothe my dumb animal brain. It kind of worked! Need to stop watching so much Netflix (everyone is drinking ALL of the frickin time it seems) and read more in my free time, which is plentiful atm prior to starting new job next week.

Some positives I'm noting to try and stay, well, positive:

- whites of eyes look fairly white!
- anxiety is gradually lessening
- I'm more or less staying on top of my meds and supplements (thiamine being the most important)
- less shame particularly when waking, when on supermarket runs (have bumped into waaaaaay too many people I slightly know with basket of booze and Pringles) (w)
- face less bloated and puffy

Struggling with:

- eating toooooo much crap
- feeling restless and anxious in the evenings/nighttime and like I don't know what to do with myself
- feeling fat, but hey this one never changes and the wine face/belly only makes it worse

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by LuckyCat » 08 Jun 2019 10:15

martha wrote:
08 Jun 2019 10:06
Welcome back, Ms Cat! :\:
Hiiiiii lovely! How are you? Sending a big squeezy <:)> your way!

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Leslans » 09 Jun 2019 08:19

Day 4
"Don't look back, you're not going that way"

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by SoberBoots » 09 Jun 2019 08:59

feeling restless and anxious in the evenings/nighttime and like I don't know what to do with myself
This a perfectly normal stage in psychological withdrawal, and will pass <:)>
The best time to plant a tree was 30 years ago. The second best time is today.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by LuckyCat » 09 Jun 2019 11:37

SoberBoots wrote:
09 Jun 2019 08:59
This a perfectly normal stage in psychological withdrawal, and will pass <:)>
Thanks Moira <:)> I think when I start my new job (12.5hr shifts) I'll be too exhausted to do anything other than hit my pillow by the time I get home so that's one solution! Days off will be trickier.

Waking up on Day 6 now, first week nearly done :D Feel quite positive this morning, mood tends to plummet around 2pm and then turn into itchy, anxious, restlessness around 5pm (latest usual w**e o'clock time). Plan to combat this is: see friend for tea and chat mid afternoon, cook and eat yummy dinner, dye hair, call other friend for chat, bedtime routine with hot milk, HWB, pillow spray, good book and hopefully zzzzzzzzz ;)? Do crosswords if can't sleep.

oh, had horrendous nightmare last night and woke absolutely drenched in cold sweat - I got this last time I quit drinking but earlier on the process. Not pleasant but the relief when you realise it's not real almost makes it worth while!

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by LuckyCat » 09 Jun 2019 19:10

To today I say BALLS. Not that it was bad, it was fine, I've just had enough now. Staying AF is taking an inordinate amount of energy! Tomorrow will be a tedious day of training and my usual pattern would be to 'reward' myself by buying and consuming booze the minute I'm done but instead am going to see a friend and get my eyebrows done ;)?

Night peeps x (yes it's just gone 7pm but if I'm in pjs and hopefully asleep I am safe!)

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