• cleareyes posted an update 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Went out to eat with my husband tonight. He hasn’t had alcohol for over 6 years so no problem there. What I noticed was a woman sitting near us that had a full glass of wine when we came in. After an hour, the glass was still over half full. I never was able to sip wine that slowly! I would have had at least 2 glasses if not more in that amount of time! Glad to sip my water and know that I’m doing what’s best for me.

    • Congrats on sticking with it. Yeah. I am constantly amazed by people who don’t drink (or need to drink) that much. I always thought everyone wanted to get drunk but it was likely just me 🙁

    • I was always amazed at people who would leave half a glass of wine at the table when they left a restaurant.. like who does that??!!

    • I used to be the first one up to get another beer at BBQs.
      When I offered to grab the others one, most of the time they still had beer…
      I remember thinking ” their letting their beer get warm drinking so slow.”
      Reality was I could never drink slow and never left a drink.

    • Where do I find Mrs D’s story?

    • Wow, I remember how amazed I was at moderate (non-addicted) drinkers. Meeting my cousins in Britain who I had not seen in years, but staring at their wine glasses and being frastrated that they hardly took more than two sips and hour when usually I’d have polished off a bottle in that time. Oh how I envied their self control…now I realise they did not need ‘self control’ as their relationship to alcohol was not like mine. Over sixty days without drinking makes everything thing so much clearer, and it’s amazing how much my thinking got distorted by bouncing from drunk to hungover constantly. Very grateful for sobriety 🙏🏼😊

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