Hi sober gang. I started drinking in my teens to deal with low self esteem and anxiety in social settings. My off switch didn't work and I had an incredible tolerance so you can guess how that turned out. Later I started drinking wine most nights after work. I am now in my 50's and have been thinking about stopping for the last 7 years. I've had a few good runs at it but would slip back to drinking again.Update. I now have over 500 days, never thought I could get to this place. If you are struggling, I get it but I am never going back, a life with out booze rules.
Update - have been happily booze free for about 3 years now :-)
Hey you guys, it’s been forever. Loving my not drinking life, lost track but must be about 4 years now. I have zero desire to drink, this is from someone who had their fair share of restarts. I guess it was a process for me. Hey @mrs-d was thinking of you re Real Housewives of New York, so good they are addressing the booze issue, did have to cringe at last nights show tho, geez, thank goodness I am no longer doing stuff like that in the name of a good time. Love me a nice quiet early night with a cup of tea and some Netflix snuggling my doggy. Also feel like I literally couldn’t get away with that lifestyle any more with crazy work schedule at my age, mid 50’s. Have a wonderful day out there xoxo
Hey! Was that Sonya? I think we’re a week behind here, I watched last night and at the end saw her falling off a chair in the promo for the next episode. Interesting watching Luanne deal with not drinking as well.. knowing that in real life she’s recently fallen off the wagon. Booze always plays a big part in those Real Housewives shows.. which I’m always interested to see. Watching women getting boozed in a real sense on those shows sure is a great way to reinforce how happy I am for being sober! Great to hear you’re doing so well! x