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The First 7 Days

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by kath » 22 Sep 2019 14:48

Thanks Lucy.
Well drinking last night wasn’t worth it. Didn’t make my night any better and definitely didn’t make my morning any better!!! Or afternoon, still have a headache.
Lbns keep at it!
Pork glad you’re not suffering!
Well done everyone. Those who got through last night and those that didn’t but are still here fighting. (::)
one day or day one.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Johnnyb » 22 Sep 2019 15:37

Day 3. Had a good workout this morning and plan a lazy rest of the day. Good to see you back already pork, sure 1 day in the grand scheme of things is insignificent as long as you remain committed.
YOU NEVER STOP FAILING UNTIL YOU STOP TRYING ----- Albert Einstein

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Pork » 22 Sep 2019 16:07

Hey Johnny,

Day 1 is tomorrow for me.
Just having some light beers.

I will be committed one day again.
Especially through the autumn & winter.

In fact going for another long stretch from tomorrow.

I feel okay.
Will be head down roll with life.

You keep on 👍😎

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Pandabear73 » 22 Sep 2019 19:08

Day 1 yet again, had an awful week drank Tuesday Thursday and then topped it off by getting hammered yesterday. Not proud of myself, feeling disgusted with myself and really want to stop drinking all together.
I've also been put on a mild antidepressant, alcohol and meds do not go together and I know how dangerous it could be.
Am fine around other people and happy to stick to soft drinks, I just can't be trusted on my own.
Am giving my partner my cash cards so I can't buy alcohol and hoping that will get me through the first week.
I feel like such a failure.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Boxer » 22 Sep 2019 20:06

Pandabear don’t feel a failure. You’re here and you’re trying. I believe you, me and all the other people who join this seven day thread cannot be a failure while they keep trying. One day it will all come together and you know what, today could be that day. Take a deep breath, stay close to this site and take it a day at a time. I will be thinking of you and will look out for you tomorrow on day two.
Hope all other seveners are getting through the weekend. I find the weekends the worse and I struggle. I will not drink tonight... not today. X

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by lucy63 » 22 Sep 2019 21:22

Kath Pork Pandabear-so good to see your honest posts. It helps me tremendously. in my real life no one knows of my struggles. Here I’ve been able to be honest anonymously and with no judgment. For me this honesty has somehow taken some of the power out of the addiction. Huge thanks for all the support. You guys all of you on this thread are rockstars imho. Im on day 6 -longest ive gone AF in a very long while.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Muchtoomuch » 22 Sep 2019 22:38

Hi everyone, I just joined yesterday, hoping to start this challenge tomorrow as I had a couple of drinks today. :?

I don't have any long term goals in mind, just taking it 1 day at a time, it's been a long time since I've been sober for a week but here goes.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and would be grateful for any tips/advice on how to eat an elephant. :lol:

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Post by Pork » 23 Sep 2019 05:30

Okay.
Day one for the pig.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Pandabear73 » 23 Sep 2019 07:16

Thanks for the support boxer, what made the weekend even worse was that my wallet was stolen from out of my bag on Saturday night, my own stupid fault I know.
Day 2 and thankfully am at work then have to cope with the mess the builders will have made at home.
Somebody said about hiding the struggle, only a few people close to me know how much am struggling, am too embarrassed to tell my children or my family. But to honest my family would judge and not support, they've left me to struggle in the past with something they all knew about, the outcome was a nervous breakdown and a shell of a person who is still recovering 6 years on.
Hugs to all x

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Boxer » 23 Sep 2019 07:24

Morning all seveners.
Panda good to see you in day 2. Day 1 is the worst day of all and you have that behind you now. Being AF will give you a clearer head to deal with all the other things that are going on in your life. Alcohol feeds anxieties, you and me will be stronger without it.
Have a good day everyone. X

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by LBNS » 23 Sep 2019 09:02

Morning all
Day 2
LBNS
XXXX
You never regret NOT drinking the next morning.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by serend » 23 Sep 2019 09:56

Morning everyone, back again for another day 1 :\:

I remember when I first thought Id managed to stop drinking in 2016 feeling quite strange that I'd never experience this journey of getting sober again, well here goes as health, lifestyle, looks and reputation are all suffering.

Good luck everyone struggling, log on here and focus on the benefits every time you have a wobble.

Day 1 of a kinder life, here goes..!
It's not inevitable whether we drink or not...we make the decision

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Pandabear73 » 23 Sep 2019 10:49

Coffee break at work so thought I'd come see everyone, am gonna be posting a lot as knowing we're all here to support each other gives me a feeling of security.
Thankfully my partner is working days all this week.
<:)> to all x

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by lucy63 » 23 Sep 2019 14:26

day 7

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Pork » 23 Sep 2019 17:48

Nice one Lucy.
I felt fine until lunchtime then after eating feel like a badger 🦡 at an all you can eat worm party.
Didn’t even have much.
Anyway just toast. Movie, bed then 5.30am run. Hopefully....
Maybe am ill.
Will see.
Strength to all.
Pig 🐷

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Johnnyb » 24 Sep 2019 01:05

Had a good cycle on Monday which can often lead to a lazy rest of day if I have nothing planned and that's ok. I hope that I could have defended myself against any temptation, but it didn't come visiting. A hard workout usually gives me a full coat of armour. Off to bed now but since it's Tuesday now I'm on day 5. Pork, waiting on tomorrow's post. Well done Lucy. Pandabear, removal of money cards was something I done a lot. Maybe a good sign or a sign of change that I don't need to do that anymore. One thing is for sure, keep coming back and things will improve. Very slowly in my case, for me that's good enough, no more beating myself up or seeing failure, just happy that things are getting better.
YOU NEVER STOP FAILING UNTIL YOU STOP TRYING ----- Albert Einstein

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Muchtoomuch » 24 Sep 2019 01:28

Hi everyone, day 1 over, not craving too bad.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Pork » 24 Sep 2019 04:49

Day 2.
Putting gear on for run...
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Keep on 👍😎

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Pandabear73 » 24 Sep 2019 07:41

Morning all, bring on day 3.
Am still feeling pretty awful about the weekend but on a positive note my house is AF and I've vowed to never go in a pud without somebody I trust who would stop me from drinking If I tryed to.
Still not sleeping too well, the slightest noise and am awake hopefully this will get better.
Hugs to all <:)> x

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Boxer » 24 Sep 2019 07:54

Morning seveners

Panda well done on day 3. We can all do it together.
Pork, those figures look impressive but to be honest I don’t really know what they mean but I feel I should congratulate you!!
Have a good day everyone X

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