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

    Thanks @aprilaries and @malibustacey I’m taking it very easy it’s super hot today so air con and movies. It was a good wake up call not to be complacent Always stay vigilant.

    • All good @kickthegrog 😉 You know now what worked for you to get to 19 days, so do more of that. Have plans, routines, new habits/rituals and plenty of AF drinks on hand. You’ve got this!

  • Day 1 for me again very disappointed I had 19 days up no problems but we held a Boxing Day family event at my place yesterday and ended up getting hammered 🤬🤬🤬🤬.
    So sick now and anxiety through the roof, which is so annoying because I was feeling fantastic. Hopefully this passes quick and this one session doesn’t set me back weeks…..

  • Kickthegrog posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    @kebab123456 don’t do it, it is not the answer just think of the next day it will be exactly like every other time and generally you are going to be kicking yourself more than not having a drink that’s for sure.
    I’m hosting boxing lunch at my place and all of mine and my wife’s family are big drinkers it’s just the norm to get hammered on that day and I’ve already told them I’m not drinking and of course they are giving me shit but I simply said I’m sick of being sick it’s my choice you just worry about yourself.

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  • Kickthegrog posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    @01oceanbreeze well done it has to start somewhere that’s always been my problem there was always a reason to start another time but I had the same thought as you looking at myself from the outside was not nice.

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  • Kickthegrog posted an update 8 months ago

    Day 8 and got through my first weekend which is always the hardest, it wasn’t without plenty of temptation but Thankfully managed to resist. I found it was easier to just say I didn’t want a beer “which for me is unheard of lol” instead of trying to say I’ve stopped drinking because that just gets all the usual responses which piss me off. Next test is tonight it’s my sons birthday so family coming around and no doubt grog is on the menu but I’m telling myself it’s better to feel better all day than great for a few hours.

    • @kickthegrog. Great message and congrats – there’s wisdom in your words and the way you are approaching this. I love that I can come here and learn from others, encourage others and better myself 😀

    • 8 is gr8! Lol… you’re doing a good job.

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

    Yep @jsac they love saying “one won’t hurt” I just end up saying “yeah and none won’t hurt either how about you just worry about yourself”. That seems to stop most people have a good night.

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

    I’m on day 3 aswell @tim and fell the same just got to remember it gets better the first few days are shit.

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

    Good work, getting through the weekend is certainly hard.

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

    Thank you all, I’ll be checking in often it’s the hardest time of the year to stop but also the best I think.

  • I went 45 days AF and was feeling best I have since I was a teenager, so good I managed to get a new job purely due to having a clear head and more confidence without grog. Since then I’ve slowy slipped back into bad habits, so slowly I didn’t realise what I was doing so annoyed.
    So today is day 1 again this time I don’t plan on ever having a day 1 again I’m glad I found this site.

  • Kickthegrog posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi, thanks for the welcome.

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