I'm a 53 year old female who has come to the realisation that I need to stop drinking for my health, mental stability and my family. I have always regarded myself as someone who had control of my drinking but in the past few years I've realised through some pretty bad experiences that alcohol was controlling me and i've had enough!! Looking forward to connecting with others along this journey.
Everything you’re feeling is entirely normal – your brain is all over the place as beautifully explained by @ClaireT. And definitely keep going, post here often – it is sooooo worth it. I really don’t like the alcoholic tag either – yes i had a problem with drinking but coz i don’t drink anymore i call myself an ex-drinker or someone that doesn’t…[Read more]
Thanks, it helps to know. It’s going to be a tough time ahead. To be honest I find it difficult just getting through the demands of my young children after school without a drink. I have 2 very demanding little ones. The eldest is really badly behaved.
awesome way to “trick” the brain @MissCanada – don’t try and convince it you’re giving up for good at this stage – one day at a time – I say to myself “I will not drink today” and this strategy has been working for the past 142 days and i’m pleased af to be AF 🙂
Day 141 – like the symmetry of that number 🙂 Haven’t been around a lot lately as been focusing on getting healthy – beach walks and walking up mountains (little ones of course) and trying to eat well. Gender reveal party for son and gf coming up in another 3 days – thank god for that – been hard keeping this secret for past almost 3 weeks. To be…[Read more]
Oohh have fun in the Abel Tasman walk! I really want to do that one day!
How exciting with all your celebrations coming up! Isn’t it hard keeping such an exciting secret haha
Things sound like they are going great for you, that’s awesome ☺️
Thanks everyone. I feel understood! Update is he went out to pick up the kids pizzas and came back with a selection of lovely AF drinks for me.
I can see that guarding AF drinks is going to be a challenge with both husband and kids!
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