• ginny posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    Go you 😁😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    Sorry for yr loss. Awesome you didn’t drink. Certainly wouldn’t have helped!

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    Awesome well done keep it up 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    Awesome day 17. It should be easier now. Eat ice cream, worry about that down the track.

  • ginny posted an update 3 weeks ago

    Yipee. Dry July done. It certainly got easier in last couple weeks. Now going to do AF August! Wine witch noisy at times saying after dry July you can drink every now and then. I know where every now and then leads to… 3 times a week, 2 bottles wine, sometimes more. First hour to two fine then…. blackout, wake up feeling like head in vice, missing work, what did I say and Do, checking my phone, wasting a day in bed, guilt, regret, maybe driving to get more wine. so wine witch… there won’t be an every now and then… What’s the point when so much bullshit comes with it. Feeling bloody great at 33 days sober! Here I come AF August!

    • Awesome! At nearly 400 days AF I’m still remembering how much bullshit came with the booze! I agree who needs the grief we give ourselves for so long after. You’re doing so well 🙂

    • 33 days is such a sweet spot, and now AF August. Go you, ginny!!
      oxoxoxo

    • What’s the point indeed. Way to go ginny, keep it up <3

    • Good for you, you’ll feel even better by the end of this month!

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    That other voice is a liar. The voice gets quieter the more days you have AF. LIFE is so much better and true sober. Keep up the great work.

    • thank you @ginny– i just wrote your words in my journal…. “That voice is a liar” that was powerful. thank you for writing that to me.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Awesome day 27. So inspiring 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Good on u Lucy. Great your work is on board. Keep it up 😁🌻

  • ginny posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    A work colleague said to me yesterday we should go to this bar sometime and play pool. In my head I went into a panic and thought I can’t cause I don’t drink. I didn’t know what to say so I said I’m shit at pool! Awlful how we immediately relate alcohol to a bar and socialising . Later I thought what’s wrong with a lime and soda and SOCIALISING!! Got to learn it’s about the socialising not the booze.

    • It is about learning how to socialise. The first time I got sober I just learned to avoid it, not how to live without it…thus right back down the rabbit hole when it came into my house again.

    • It is hard to change that connection – although I’m not sure I would be ready to walk into any bars yet!

    • Don’t be too hard on yourself @ginny, because let’s be honest, the majority of people do go to the pub to drink alcohol, albeit they may have only one or two, but they’re still going for the booze along with socialising, food, music etc. It takes time to get your head around being sober in a place like the pub, you’ll get there in time. It’s ok to avoid places that may trigger you or make it more difficult to stay sober. I would suggest that it’s actually a good strategy. Challenge yourself when you’re ready, hope this helps xo

    • HI @ginny. I agree with @treehugger. I wouldn’t be in any hurry to do anything I wasn’t comfortable with. I still don’t drink my AF drinks from a wineglass – too much association there for me. And much as I love to shoot pool, I don’t think I’d want to pop into a pub on a Friday night and shoot a few games just yet. Take care of you first.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Good on you for coming back. I’ve tried moderation umpteen times…. never works.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Re read my post above. Meant to say, it’s better saying I’m stopping for 6 months then saying forever.

  • ginny posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Day 14 so happy to be here! Feeling great besides the winter bugs going around. So glad I signed up for dry July cause I think I might of caved. Decided I’m going to do AF August, sober September. Couldn’t think of a name for October. Then none in November and dry December! Just a bit of fun making up silly names. I’m focusing on week by week but feel excited of setting a long term goal as well… it’s better saying im stopping forever. Then Muriel (wine witch) throws a right tanty. Keep up the great work peeps. Take care and be kind to yourself 😁

    • Re read my post above. Meant to say, it’s better saying I’m stopping for 6 months then saying forever.

    • I hate Muriel! I suggest slamming her head in a drawer – my personal favorite. Hand in there. She loses steam after a little while and life gets calmer. Keep looking forward – that’s where you’re headed. Good luck.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    You are doing great. Ride the highs and surf the lows. I so get that obsessive stuff. I’m like that with lots of small shit. So not helpful! Keep up the great work. We know sober is the best 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Congrats. Awesome 334 days. You have a great weekend too 🌻

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Welcome @mrschurchill and @LucidBeing. Great support here.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    I’ve known for a couple of years I had a problem with guzzling wine. I was making poor decisions, missing work and generally felt like shit. I’ve been back and forth here a few times cause wanted to try moderation…. What does that word mean?? Ha ha. Anyway I feel so much better sober!

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Congratulations 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Good on u @getclear. You WONT regret not drinking. 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Day 21 fantastic 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Good on u @Mandles. I felt tired for about six weeks when I’ve got AF in past. Think it’s our body recovering from the shit poison we put in it. This will pass and you will feel great 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Sounds a great idea @jmtn

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thats great you have a CADS assessment. I found counselling, along with this site, and books have really helped in my sobriety. Good on you for only having 2 ciders. Getting boozed after sad news just would have made the situation WAY WORSE and difficult to get through. Take care.

  • ginny posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Yippee, finally made to double digits, day 10!! Haven’t been in double digits for ages. It certainly helps I have signed up for Dry July as I know I will not drink! Need to come up with a solid plan for the end of July. I don’t want to go back to my binge drinking – nothing buts regrets, shitty 2-3 day hangover, grumpy, tired, foggy head, sugar overload, poor decision making and the list goes on. The longest I have done sober is 4 months and I felt WONDERFUL! I have to remember this when the wine witch (Muriel) comes knocking at my door! For all the newbies here – I found journaling really helpful so I could look back and remind myself how good I felt! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I could have written this @Juliana. Dont think too far ahead. Keeping a sober journal on how good u feel is helpful to 😁

  • ginny posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    A big welcome to all the new members! Great place to be for support. I’m only early days into sobriety but feel Great! You to will without the booze. @lucy how r u?

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Welcome 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Welcome 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Welcome. Love the stones emblem, I’m a big fan. This is a great supportive community. Keep posting.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Welcome. Great supportive community.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Good on u. I found journaling really good. Especially re-teading how good I felt without the booze.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Be kind to yourself. Eating sweets now is better than the BOOZE!

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Go Sam. It will get easier. Journaling helps. Write out pros and cons of drinking…. my pros is empty! Keep a journal how good u feel without the booze and go back to read. It will get easier and u will feel great without the poison.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Good on u for pushing through. You will feel SO good for not drinking… we never regret That!

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Don’t give in. So not worth it. She tells big fat lies. It gets easier. I find once I’ve eaten dinner I don’t think about a drink 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Welcome @Kali. Of course it’s ok to be here!!! Great support here. Def talk with yr doctor to detox safely. All the best and take care😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Welcome to a very supportive community.

  • ginny posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I’ve signed up for dry July. I have been struggling to get to double digits for a while. Now I def will. There is NO WAY I would let family and friends down her sponsor me. I have successfully completed this before. Yah. Double digits here I come. Looking forward to a sober month and so on. 😁

    • Same, I signed up too, for same reasons – I know I won’t let friends and family down. Perfect. Plus it makes things easy because your explanation for not drinking is simply – I’m doing Dry July. Win-win. All the best @ginny

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Great stuff 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I used to think the same and it would do my head in. Just focus on today and tomorrow. Small steps. I know sobriety is better than the booze. Take care.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Five years awesome. You know where just 1 leads to… Not worth it at all. Take care 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Good on u for staying strong. You are so right… alcohol will not help at all. Will make thing WAY worse. Not worth it. Take care.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Yah for you. Keep going. Everyday you will feel better 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Welcome. Read and post. Lots of great support.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Lovely post. Have a great day 😁

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hang in there. You will feel SO much better soon without the stinken booze.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Awesome Lucy. That is so inspiring to hear how good you feel. What a great workplace that u can share with yr boss. Kick the booze voice to the curb when it c9mes knocking. It’s all lies! x

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

    Go u. We never regret waking up and saying I didn’t get pissed.

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

    Cool @Lucy. SO refreshing to hear. You go gal!

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Have a great birthday 😁 107 days awesome.

  • ginny posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    21 days awesome. I read yr 6 reasons and think why would we want to drink when so many things have improved in 21 days! We never regret waking sober. Keep going!

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