• 68notout posted a new activity comment 1 week, 1 day 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 4 weeks 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 1 month, 1 week 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 1 month, 3 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 5 months, 3 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 6 months, 1 week ago

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

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Fluffyknickers (love the name). What try for just one day at a time. you know you can do it Monday/ Thursday so why not add Friday to that. Yeah Friday done, so I’ll give Saturday a whirl & slowly add a day & you will realise, I am sure, that you are feeling better more days out of 7 .
    I so believe that one day at a time is what does it

    Good…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you all for your supportive comments. Yes Libertynow I hadn’t thought ahead as to how much clearer everything will be with a sober head. Also I will not be constantly thinking ahead about where we can go etc. so I can get a nother drink. Also the cost saving that I can now spend on something else. We are cycling in & around Venice for 7…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted an update 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Just have to share.

    500 days sober & $8571 plus better off.

    New carpet & a cool o/seas trip planned as a result

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    Well done ralph3479. One week down & more to come. Luckily I did not really suffer any health issues when my journey started. It was just my mental state to keep going. One of the best tools I have found is to log on to this site each day & pat myself on the back as I saw the number of days sober ticking up. And the biggest incentive is the $$$$ I…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    Don’t hate yourself. Love yourself for choosing a new path in life. Day 1, becomes day, etc. Just get through each day.
    I would get through the day then go to bed early to keep me away from the drink. 487 days later I still love going to bed. It is ‘my time’. I write in a gratitude diary (given by a daughter) & it gives me time to think about me &…[Read more]

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Well done to you. Day by day. Don’t think past today as tomorrow will arrive & you can work on it then

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Well done redwinegoestomyhead. No need to feel fragile & upset as you are the strong one, not them. Be proud of yourself for the journey you have chosen to be on. They are the ones that ‘ won’t be much fun’ as they fall down drunk, don’t remember the next day etc., etc., etc. Hold your head up high & continue to count the AF days & tick every one…[Read more]

  • 68notout‘s profile was updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Yeah for you. Big milestone in 2 days Keep up the great life. I didn’t know how good it could be

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    I was once told. Fix what you can – forget what you can’t

  • 68notout posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    Well done Brummiebird. What an achievement. Think of how much $$ you have saved. I also like the idea of finding something positive in each day. My daughter gave me a gratitude diary & most nights at bedtime I think of something good that has happened in the day & I also have to write down something positive about myself, Great therapy.

    Keep up…[Read more]

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