• 68notout posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Go you Smartee Pants.

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Go you. 21 days is great. Just one day at a time was my theory & so far it has worked. I still take myself off to bed early to avoid staying up alone (which was often the time I would scull another couple (at least) of very strong vodkas). I love going to bed & the feeling that I have won another day (802 in fact). Tomorrow sure is another day.

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    How about volunteering. My husband & I volunteer for Hospice 2 days a week each. It is so satisfying when I get home each day & I am with like minded people.
    I also joined a gym where I am the ‘gym Nana’ . Love being around people younger than me & hearing all about their lives as they raise young families etc.
    I do think that we sometimes have…[Read more]

    • Yes I threw myself into volunteering in my previous place and miss that. I’m looking at opportunities to get involved in something here (small town)

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Look after number 1. She is the mopst important person in your life

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Well done getting 2 days under your belt. Re direct those thoughts to day 3. Each minute, each hour is closer to getting day 3 done & dusted & moving on to day 4.
    You can do this, for you.
    Something that worked for me was getting through the day & focusing on going to bed. That then took 10+ hours out of the day. When I make the bed each morning…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Well done Chordaroy. When you wake up from that lovely AF sleep, concentrate on Day 2 & then celebrate the end of that day & sleep through till Day 3. The days will count up & before you know you will be feeling so great you will have all new thoughts for each day & wonder why you had not done this sooner. Good luck

    • The first part is hard but soon it will be over and you will feel lighter…there are so many on this site with you in this…give yourself a chance to live the way you want to. With you in this!

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I love your comment ” nobody regrets being sober” thank you

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hey no one is ‘useless’ in life. We all have a purpose & that includes you. You are obviously a skilled tradesman at what you do. Maybe set yourself the goal of one day at a time. The future is a very big space so just the next 24 hours is what is important right now. Good luck. you have come to the right place as no one is judgemental here. We…[Read more]

    • thats good idea small steps i dont even know the struggle i never had a nuff strength to stop even tho iv been over it for yrs

  • 68notout posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    OMG, those of you in NZ. I have just finished watching the Dr Phil show about 2 alcoholic young parents. All I can say is thank the lord for being sober. I think that is worst alcoholics I have ever seen. My jaw is still dropped from watching
    I thought i was bad 731 days ago but my journey was nothing after watching that show. Dr Phil offered them…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    I am so proud of my self today & as my husband doesn’t really do praise I thought I would boast here amongst my LS friends. 720 days since alcohol passed my lips. I cannot believe it. Never, never, never would I have thought this day possible 2 years ago.
    I was/am an alcoholic who drank for 36+ years. It was getting worse, I was drinking more &…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Congratulations. Well done to you. I support your comments completely & agree 100%. I am just 14 days short of 2 years & yes it is so nice to wake up bright eyed & bushy tailed. I’m 71 & feel better than I ever have in the past 35 years. Keep up the great work on your self for yourself. We are important & we musn’t forget that

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Mrs D I think you are amazing & you are the reason & motivation that I am now 693 days sober & at the very least, $11880 better off. That is only the $$ record of what I would drink at home. So I would reckon the savings could be be nearer $13/14,000.
    On reading your book I felt like you wrote my life story & life style. Hence here I am a much…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    I think it is what works for each of us. Everyone is different, we just have the same end goal in sight

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yes, stay strong coz you can do it. Just one day at a time. Get through today & then tomorrow is another new day

    Well done getting to day 17. Tomorrow is day 18

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hi Tim, my experience of AA is also not good, hence it didn’t work for me. My reality was a hangover – something I had not had in years. I had been drinking too much for at least 35 years. Went to the doctor & she was very supportive & prescribed Antabuse & encouraged counselling. I did both & 651 days later I’m very proud to say I have not had a…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 7 months, 1 week ago

    I meant to say Juliette that I am now $11,000 better off. Dream of what you can do with the money you save as you tuck yourself up in bed for the night. Another new day tomorrow

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 7 months, 1 week ago

    Sweet dreams & look forward to day 3. You are allowed to be a bit grumpy, it’s a tough road

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 7 months, 1 week ago

    Don’t hate yourself Juliette. You are a good person who at least is acknowledging an event in their life they are not happy with. Put your slip up behind you & focus on a new day & at the end of that day focus on the next new day ahead. You deserve better so don’t beat yourself up. Beat yourself up if you make the same slip up again. One day at a…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    One day at a time – that was what has got me through the past 531 days.
    After suffering a hangover (which I rarely did) I decided I had to do something for ‘me’
    I took a big breath & went to the doctor to make my confessions. She was wonderful & so supportive & understanding. I was prescribed Antabuse. I had heard the terrible outcomes if you…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Go you.
    Congratulations. I understand the wonderful feeling & that magic 365 just seems to feel so good. Keep up the great journey

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