2nd real attempt. Made it to 8 months last time before attempting moderation. This goes ok for a period and then end up doing things I’m ashamed of and it impacts all areas of my life. Want to be in the happy place I was in before and stay there. Have a 4yr old and 8month old and want to be a present parent and not let my babies see me drinking. Here for the long haul and thankful to be a part of this community.
So sorry to hear you are feeling down. I’m
Sure thecsession on Monday will help and until then just focus on the massive achievement so far. 80 days is huge! Things would feel a whole lot worse if you was drinking. Thinking of you xx
It felt so good waking up this morning hangover free. A very chilled night and no stress over how much I’m drinking or how much extrani could drink, hide and get away with. So peaceful in my head. Celebrated the new year this morning dancing in the front room with my 4 year old. Can’t say I would have been present enough to do that if I’d been…[Read more]
Sorry to hear this @oceania, well done for fighting the urge despite it being strong as in sure you would feel a lot worse now if you hadn’t. We all have bad days. Hope you are feeling better now but if not it’s a new day tomorrow xx
Sorry to hear you are having a rough time today @timidwarrior. I got some af bubbles for Christmas Day and was pretty pointless although the drink with fuzz in a wine glass did help as others were drinking around me. Key thing is it stopped you getting the real thing. Focus on that and congratulate yourself on it. Tomorrow is a new day and…[Read more]
@timidwarrior sorry to hear you are struggling. It seems to be different for everyone but I must say AF wine and beer are what’s kept me sober. I really really struggled with feeling isolated and left out when I have up, but having a af beer or a glass of af wine meant I still had a drink to cheers my hubbie with or having a bottle of af beer in…[Read more]
You are doing amazing in your sober journey at @jes, this is such a tough thing and I can relate to many of the things you have said here. Thinking of you and hope you get what you need from tour session xx
Trust @lowadown that drinking will make everything so much worse. You will not be able to think clearly to make rationale decisions which is important right now but also if you drink it won’t just be knew it will go on and on and on xx
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