• Lobby posted an update 4 years, 2 months ago

    If at first you don’t suceed, try, try and try again.

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 5 months ago

    I drank. I’m drinking. I’m ashamed and embarrassed. Shouldn’t be here.
    Don’t belong.

    • You SO DO belong… here’s what’s on the home page:

      “If you are tired of being locked in a fierce internal battle with yourself about alcohol then this is the website for you.”

      This is where the support is! Stick around.

    • You are in the right place.
      Lots have been back to the beginning more than once
      But you’re back and that is a strong positive step.
      AEG, prudence, QD and others will tell you to treat yourself gently and with kindness
      You’ve been through shit loads
      You can do it, a day at a time
      We are here if you want to rant.
      We will listen
      Big fluffy, warm, supportive hugs x

    • @Lobby you are here because you DO DO DO belong, keep posting, sleep it off and come back tomorrow and post again – πŸ™‚

    • Of course you belong here @Lobby this is exactly where you belong. Been reading your posts on your profile page and can see how much you desire to be free of this shit and also how well you were doing. Please keep checking in. Knock a couple more back if you’re drinking tonight then crash, and tomorrow have a serious wee chat with yourself and weigh the pros and cons again. One big thing in your favour is you Know you can do this. You just need to want to again. Being drunk sucks. Poison personality changing ugly falsely seductive shit. You are so way better than IT! Looking forward to some new Day One news soon. Sober is Cool and you are too. We care about you and we want you back with us xo

    • @lobby, you so belong here. We are all here for the same reason, be it day one or 100 or 1 year. The days don’t matter it is that, we know that booze is not the answer, it doesn’t solve anything, just creates more chaos in our lives. Read back your earlier posts and why you wanted to stop, it can happen again. Tomorrow. We are here, and will be tomorrow, and the next day. Xx

    • This is what booze does my dear. Any existing feelings we had of shame

    • Sorry my fingers are pushing buttons they shouldn’t! And that’s without booze’!
      I was trying to say that booze makes all our existing feelings of shame and not belonging increase so much more.
      YOU DO BELONG
      YOU MATTER
      We all care very much and are just right here for you xo

    • Hey, I’m going to quote you “Don’t beat yourself up. Never give up on giving up!” You wrote that to someone a while back on this site. You so do belong. Xxx

    • sounds like you need one of these {{{β™₯}}} – now time to be gentle with yourself – this is an incredibly difficult journey especially in the early days – so work out what went wrong, the how, where and why and see if you can write it all down – helpful later on when you may need it again – stay here with us to find the inspiration and motivation / support and love to help you start again – we are all here for you – you can do this β™₯

    • Re-read Carr tomorrow and you’ll be fine…
      If you just get back on the wagon it’s no big deal that you fell off.
      Hugs and good luck!

    • I am grateful for being here because I no longer drink though I did…too much. It snuck on my slowly and craftily until I felt like i was ni longer in control and could no longer say no to alcohol. Nothing to be ashamed of…just an observation and a change in attitude & behavior ! Stopping drinking was the best thing I could ever have done for myself..the quality of my life is better, my relationships are better ! Go for it πŸ™‚

    • No one doesn’t belong here, if you are wanting support or encouragement then you stay right here!!!

    • All are welcome here! Your post is telling yourself exactly that, you are here to make a wonderful change in your life, not easy, but wonderful, try to post everyday and let us know how you are doing, it helps! Sending you a warm hug from afar.

    • Oh yes! This is exactly where you should be. You would not have reached out to this site if you didn’t want to draw strength and encouragement from it. Stay with us. Well help you.

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    No physical effects, bar feeling incredibly tired the first month. Could have fallen asleep anywhere. Probably because I had only had drink induced coma sleep for so many years!

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Not sure Morgan. Have had a serious drink problem for 35 years and smoked for 30. I’m 52. Can take or leave sugar! Started smoking again after my husband walked, but stopped after a few weeks. I wouldn’t have believed I could stop drinking so easily. It has been an intrinsic part of my life for so long. I thought I would need serious rehab, but I truthfully haven’t found it hard. Please try and get a copy of the book.. It isn’t a long read, but it triggered something in my brain. Mrs D kickstarted the process, she was me.

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    I read Alan Carr’s the easy way to control your drinking – worked like a charm! Weird but true.

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    The tooth cleaning thing does work, and drinking a big glass if water!

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    My husband left 2 months ago, so it has been so hard not to just drown my sorrows. But i have a 15 year old daughter, I just have to be ‘present’ for her. I know it wouldn’t be one glass, it would be a bottle plus. I just think back to why i stopped, how i was when i was drunk and ut scares me into NOT drinking.

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 8 months ago

    68 days and this is the first day I have yearned to drink.. Judt want to lose myself. But I’ve got through to 7 p.m. All good. No booze. Would still like to, but won’t.

    • Could you tell us what self talk worked? Might help some of the team here … ta

      • My husband left 2 months ago, so it has been so hard not to just drown my sorrows. But i have a 15 year old daughter, I just have to be ‘present’ for her. I know it wouldn’t be one glass, it would be a bottle plus. I just think back to why i stopped, how i was when i was drunk and ut scares me into NOT drinking.

    • marylourocks brushed her teeth – funny but probably a good delay tactic and worth trying – playing it forward is an excellent tool as well – plus positive thinking – anyway lobby you got thru it – just wolfie trying to derail you – well done πŸ™‚

      • The tooth cleaning thing does work, and drinking a big glass if water!

      • My mOm quit smoking back in 1973 and I can still remember that she used to brush her teeth at all hours….when I asked her why she said her doctor told her it would help deter the urge to smoke. Worked for her and tobacco…..why not wine too !

    • Hey – congrats on day 68 !
      You just need to make it to bedtime . Then tomorrow you’ll wake feeling clear headed and thankful . Then … It’s just 1 day at a time πŸ™‚

    • I read Alan Carr’s the easy way to control your drinking – worked like a charm! Weird but true.

    • Not sure Morgan. Have had a serious drink problem for 35 years and smoked for 30. I’m 52. Can take or leave sugar! Started smoking again after my husband walked, but stopped after a few weeks. I wouldn’t have believed I could stop drinking so easily. It has been an intrinsic part of my life for so long. I thought I would need serious rehab, but I truthfully haven’t found it hard. Please try and get a copy of the book.. It isn’t a long read, but it triggered something in my brain. Mrs D kickstarted the process, she was me.

    • No physical effects, bar feeling incredibly tired the first month. Could have fallen asleep anywhere. Probably because I had only had drink induced coma sleep for so many years!

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 8 months ago

    Lovely warm sunny day yesterday – thought how lovely to sit and have a glass of chilled pinot gris. Slapped myself round the head – had a gllass of water, and realised sometimes I am just thirsty – just so used to drinking alcohol , hard to recognise a genuine thirst for fluid!

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 8 months ago

    Everything has gone! All i get is ‘no activity found’ . Anybody else there?? I’m on day 56 and starting that ‘maybe just one glass’ time…

    • Hi Lobby, congrats on 56 days!! That’s great, I am only on Day 2 but hoping to get where you are. If it helps, I read someone’s comment on here that I found helpful – they said the first drink is the easy one to resist… it’s the next 5,8 or 10 that aren’t. Maybe have a bath, or something delicious to eat instead? πŸ™‚

    • Hi Lobby, 56 days what a star you are, don’t let the wolf take this off you ain’t worth it πŸ™‚

      • Hi Lobby,I am Day 2 today and you are awesome to get to 56 Days, maybe have a shower and do your toe nails.It is best to treat yourself and zone everything else out

    • Hey @Lobby make sure you’ve got show: ‘everything’ set… and are you in the Members Feed..? Looks ok to me so have a play around.. and stay strong xxx

    • you doing good @BetterMe well said πŸ™‚
      and it is you know who whispering sweet nothings in your ear but they are not sweet and they are just that – nothings – do something/anything – go to bed if you have to but do not cave in on day 56 – you doing so well – sorry to be so bossy but you just have to get thru it – that wine will do nothing for you – one glass – ha!!!! leads to one bottle etc etc etc – remember why we are here – we cannot moderate!!!! end of story !!!!
      big hug {{{β™₯}}} and hope you make it thru the night πŸ™‚

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Does anyone else get their ‘urges’ at idd times, not just ‘wine o’clock’? I was in my car at noon thinking, god i’d love a glass of wine tonight. When ‘tonight’ came it didn’t even cross my mind!

    • Yes I do but it lasts only a fleeting moment now and I find it is usually habit for me and I realise I am probably thirsty so i grab my drink bottle sip away and it passes …when I was drinking everyday I would often dream about wine but that has stopped thank god

    • @lobby. Yes get those urges through out the day. Excuse my french, but I have to tell to “just f..k off”, then distract myself. Have a lovely day. We can fight this beast.xx

    • I was in my car on the highway coming home from a few days at Mom’s. Tried to conjure up an evening of beer and smoking and episodes of series then mind jumped to what I look like at that point and how I hate the taste of cigarettes and how crappy I would feel in the morning, and beating myself up…yet again…Naw….So I slammed the door on that thought.

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    No, just vanished! I had to take a guess when my last drink was – which is a good thing, I think!

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Where’s the counter of my days sober gone??

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    My husband left me 3 weeks ago, so know what you are going through.. The need to be present for my daughter is the one thing getting me through not drinking. It hasn’t been thst hard to be honest the cravings go as quickly as they come and I keep re reading Alan Carr’s book – keep strong!

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you. My 34 days seems a bit poor, to your 3 years, buut I hope to be there one day. Not easy is it!

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Seeing my daughter breakdown over forthcoming exams and her absent father made me realise why I must not drink again. I have to be present for her.

    • You so do. No more of our lives can be given to stinky booze. Our kids need us, we need us. Let’s always remember that xo

    • …..and being here is the right place to hold onto that. Good mum you.

    • Tough hard time for you and your girl, you are showing amazing strength for her, a great example for her future.

    • You are awesome being he best mum you can be. I’m sorry times are so tough for you right now but things will get better, exams will finish for one thing! Then you and your daughter can be proud of getting through it together and have a great big treat!

    • Keep going Lobby you are evidently an amazingly strong woman!!!!!!

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Dilly, bless you for asking – still no husband, daughter in meltdown. Awful times – but still haven’t hit the bottle!

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Yesterday, a Thursday – not a usual ‘drinking’ day – was a huge challenge. It’s funny how you can trundle along without a thought of a drink when suddenly it hits out if nowhere. It passed. I didn’t.

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Awful week, haven’t touched a drop, but really disgusted myself by buying cigarettes !gave up 3 years ago. Can’t believe I did it. Swapped one deadly crutch for another. So cross with myself, but until I get some communication I feel lost.

    • great to see you here Lobby. Awesome that you are here sober. You’ve been in my thoughts. You’ll get the smoking thing kicked again when you’re ready. Don’t sweat it in the meantime. You are super super strong!

    • Tomorrow’s another chance Lobby. A fresh start.

    • Just one step at a time. Removing alcohol from our lives does make us feel lost – it’s been our constant companion all these years. Just stay with us here and keep posting how you’re going. Xo

    • Well throw that shit away. Day one tomorrow for the smokes. You know you can stop, you’ve done it before.

    • Don’t be too hard on yourself! Tomorrow is another day. You will kick smoking again. Stay strong!!

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Cherie, thank you, so kind. Been an awful week. Found at least errant husband alive. Have yet to hear anything directly from him. It has been very hard, roller coaster of emotions. But haven’t had a drink.

    • Wow, that is amazing that you haven’t had a drink. Keep strong and keep posting we are all here for each other xx

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Overwhelmed with panic and nausea today wondering whatif this and what will happen if that. And didn’t drink. Had a fleeting moment of desire, but nipped it in the bud and occupied my mind with something banal like cleaning. Result!

    • Good on you Lobby! That’s great xx

    • That is so awesome given that you are going through a really really tough time. Proud of you Lobby – keep it up and keep posting πŸ™‚ xx

    • Yes! Cleaning works…! Go well this week Lobby.. treat yourself kindly and gently. Buy some fresh flowers..bubble bath.. magazines.. maybe some new slippers? You’ve got this xxx

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Realised I cannot type on an i pad. I actually type like I have had a drink! I have not and did not. Feeling awful, scared and emotional today. But thinking how much worse I would have felt had I glugged the booze last night.. Thanks to my cyber friends I resisted. And you know what guys? It really wasn’t that difficult. If I can do it after decades of boozing when my life is on it’s head ( or is that bum?) anyone can. So weeping on and off, really, really scared if what the future holds, but I will not have a drink. Might finish the other half of the Tiramasu i ate last night though. That’s another story….

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Oh bless you! Have woken up very tearful today. Worried about ‘what tod/what if’s’ feeling pretty crap and emotional and thinking how much worse and lodt would i feel if i had had a drink.

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Awesome!

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Yes, yes! Judt wanted to sleep the first week or so. I actually think it is your body catching up on ‘proper’ sleep. Booze affects and interuots natural sleep patterns. Just go with the flow. If your life allows early to bed do it. If you think it’s too early – go clean the bathroom or take a walk, or phone a friend x

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Leonie – i am in Auckland. Just read your original profile – I too have done this through Alan Carr’s easyway!,,! And we were back for the first time in 6 years at Xmas! My girgeous girl now going to school in her treasured Doc Martens!

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you x

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Leonie- just down the road then! We came 6 years ago.

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Hi all – never intended this to be a self indulgent sob fest. You all have been just awesome. Been a funny old day, but my beautiful 15 year old daughter just made me dinner ( though so not hungry). Poured the wine down the sink. Glass of Appletiser. Cravings have gone. Realise I must stay sober for her at least. God forbid there was a fire tonight or something and i’m blotto. I need to be ‘present’ while my life implodes! The mad ‘I need to drink’ thing does actually pass quite quickly. Once you say NO to yourself. Thank you guys, thank you hope you are all coping too?

    • Fab Lobby… fab xxx you are right about the mad ‘need to drink’ going quickly if you are able to give the thought no oxygen at all.. it’s like a scab.. if you pic it it takes much much longer to heal.. ok that is a bad analogy.. better go get my boys to bed.. great to hear you are doing well very very proud of you! xx

    • That’s where wine belongs for us- down the drain. Well done you’ve done the right thing xoo we are all with you

    • I think at times it also how we’re used to reacting to our emotions: happy, sad, angry, lonely is to grab a bottle and guzzle it all to ‘feel better’. Now we have to think outside the box for other ways of dealing with these emotions and it is a trial and error thing too. Great girl you’ve got there, cooking her Mama a meal. BIG ups on tipping wine out. We’re here to encourage, love, share and support xxx

    • Hi @Lobby, imagine what this will do for your resolve – that you can stay strong in such a horrible situation. Your husband is obviously having just as much difficulty with the change as if it were him changing himself. And there’s nothing you can do about that, except accept it – or start drinking again so that everything stays exactly the same as it always was (and gets steadily worse of course). And you don’t want that! Keep posting and letting us know how you’re going. I’m sending you good e-vibes πŸ™‚

    • You are now officially… Invincible – Big Test – congrats on the pass!

    • totally invincible and super awesome, and you must have a great heart too to bring up such a lovely daughter. Sleep well. πŸ™‚

    • That is so awesome that you tipped the wine down the sink. Your daughter will be proud of you because, if she is anything like my girls, stressed about whether you were going to drink or not. Well done, you showed strength and resolve and know that you can do it. πŸ™‚

    • Nice job @Lobby , look forward to your post tomorrow and to see how you’re feeling after you phenomenal effort.

    • What a big test you had, and you aced it! Your daughter sounds like a lovely young woman, must take after her Mama. Much to be proud of, in her and yourself.

    • Well done for pouring the wine down the sink. It takes a strong person to do that. You will feel great tomorrow xx

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Hi fellow ex pat! From Northampton!

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    You lot are making me cry. Thank you all do much . I am a Brit in Nz so all my close friends and family are miles away in a different time zone. You guys are helping me so much at a time When I feel so alone and isolated x

    • Hang in there. I have been there as have lots of others. We are here for you and support you big time. Just one day at a time. Look after yourself, take a long hot bath, go to bed early. It will be a lot easier if you don’t drink, wake up sober in the morning. Love and hugs to you. We are here for you.xxx

    • YOU ARE NOT ALONE. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. XOO

    • Sorry , I also know it is very hard. Shock, denial , anger, it’s ok too feel like that, please try not too add alcohol to the situation, we end up saying things we regret. Be kind to yourself. Xx

    • I’m a Brit, but have been in NZ almost 20 years, but I remember how difficult that time difference is … you’re tired at the end of the day and they’re bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, just waking up … or vice versa … Whereabouts in the UK are you from?

    • We are only just at your fingertips. Just type how you are doing and we are here for you. Did you ditch the wine? Hold tight it is a bumpy road but you can do it. Sending hugs xx

      • Leonie – i am in Auckland. Just read your original profile – I too have done this through Alan Carr’s easyway!,,! And we were back for the first time in 6 years at Xmas! My girgeous girl now going to school in her treasured Doc Martens!

    • Hey @Lobby , how’s it going? Thinking of ya….

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Feeling sick to my stomach. Saturday night coming up, he took some things and his bags while I was out shopping with my daighter. There is wine in the house, I know I have to get through tonight on my own. Having anargument in my head about having one glass when my girl has gone to bed ‘ just to get me through’. Cannot believe I am even having that convo in my head. Thanks to everyone who commented last post. I am a normal 52 year old middle class married Mum, with a nice home and job – and everything is turning to custard!

    • Ditch the wine – get rid of it !! If you get through today sober, you will feel invincible !!

    • Stay with us my dear, you are not alone. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. can I ask how old your kids are?

    • Sorry my thumb accidentally hit the post button. Your brain is hurting right now( probably everything is), n it can easily distort it’s reasoning. We know 1 drink is not ok for us. Remember why you registered here in the beginning. Alcohol hurts you. You don’t need more hurt. You need love and care. Xo

    • I agree with Leonie, it will be hard but just take it in small steps you will feel good about yourself for not drinking. I can imagine it will be a toughie for you especially with everything going on with you.Keep strong and take care.

    • Agree with Leonie – ditch the wine! Alcohol is a depressant and it will make you feel worse – stay sober and stay strong and keep coming back here for support.

    • I know it’s hard but you don’t need wine. It might feel like it will help but you will only feel worse tomorrow. Stay strong and remember we are here for you xx

    • @Lobby, stay with us, mate. I’m going to be checking regularly for activity.

    • Have been having phoenix organic cola in a wine glass the last couple of nights – ok, the sugar is not so good but one or two of those is doing the trick for me! Hang in there, you can do it with a clear head and without adding to the problems.

    • Be strong….. You will only regret it in the morning when the ticker says Day 1 again. You can do it , stay sober for your daughter too, WE believe in you. we are here for you, just keep holding our hands……..

    • Look towards tomorrow and see yourself posting to us all that you made it through this storm. We are all here for you and on your side, you are not alone.

    • Sorry you must be feeling terrible. Just hang in there for tonight. Everything is so raw right now and its OK to feel totally crap but drinking will only make you feel worse tomorrow. Hold your head up high and think how amazing you are that you will go through this tough shit tonight and not drink. Tomorrow can be better.

    • Keep strong and know that you have the power to say no. Perhaps get your daughter to tip the wine out. I get my kids to do it otherwise I know if I open it and just smell it everything turns to custard. It sounds like custard is hitting you big time today and you don’t need anymore custard coming your way. Take care of yourself and keep posting – we are here for you just reach out to us πŸ™‚

    • Oh dear. I’d love to give you a hug and let you sob it all out in angry hurt sad tears. Tip the wine out, you know it’s not going to make you feel better, only worse. Do something else to relax. A nice bath with a glass of juice and some chocolate? Keep coming back here.

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    My husband has just to,d me he is unhappy and is leaving to sort hus head out. This is going to be a challenge.

    • So sorry to hear that. Know that you have a group of good people here to support you and hold you up!

    • My dear things have probably been brewing for a while. Please please please stay with us all here and take care of your mind and body. We will never leave you xo. Ever

    • Is it because youre still sober and hes not? Is it too much for him losing his drinking mate? xox

    • I guess you were probably not too happy either! You just concnetrate on yourself and take good care of yourself and let him deal with his own stuff. What will be…. Thinking of you, big hugs X

    • Is he a ‘knee jerk reaction’ kind of a guy? Try and stay steady and calm and know what you are doing is brave and amazing…but it can be weird and confronting for some and they need to adjust too… Check out the bubble hour podcast coming up-on this very topic!!

      Their promo: This Sunday, August 24, we will discuss Getting Sober When You Live With Someone Who Drinks.

      Show airs at 9pm EST, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific.

      http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2014/08/25/getting-sober-when-you-live-with-someone-who-drinks

    • I’m so sorry to hear this. This is certainly going to be a challenge for you. Just remind yourself that having a drink isn’t going to make things better. Stay strong. We are all here for you xxx

    • Sorry πŸ™ My husband and I are getting sober ‘together’ this is one of many attempts and it is very difficult. So many raw emotions… I don’t know you or your whole story but I wish you well!

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Furst wobble in 18. Days. Thanks to you guys here It passed quickly. Had my tea, husband on his second bottle. I am off to bed with my Kindle. Feel good, looking forward to a great nights sleep and my third Saturday without a hangover! Wish my husband would see the light, but I have to think of me and only me at the moment. Sleep tight everyone on my time zone xxxx

    • Well done for getting through it. Think how good it’s going to be waking up without a hangover tomorrow! Good night xx

    • Glad you got through that Lobby. If my mate stopped as well…….. really not sure how that would be. So glad it’s usually beer though and not my ex favourite.

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you, just what I needed πŸ™‚

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Friday wine o’clock looming. Always a hard one, 2 bottles ready for my husband to tuck into tonight. Feeling a bit jealous, wisjing I could have a couple if wines yo relax after a hard week. But I can’t do a coulple, it’ always a bottle and a couple so have to keep strong.

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    And you might end up in credit, so you can get another outfit the next time you feel the stress πŸ˜‰

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    Every time you don’t buy a bottle , put that money to your credit card you’ll soon pay your new outfit off!

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    It doesn’t last long – just get it out of your mind by thinking of something else quickly, like what’s fir dinner, what’s for dinner tomorrow, anything! It is poison., you do not need it x

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    Thanks everyone!

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    Well done. Drive carefully.

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    Well done on 31! Sounds a lovely evening, who needs booze!

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    This is just one of those hurdles we are all going to meet. Don’t think about wine, think about the clear evening you have ahead with conversations you will remember! Order a nice mocktail or cranberry and lemonade. Don’t let anyone make a thing of you not drinking booze, it’s not important. Good luck. Remember it’s poison, you don’t need it.

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    And without booze it is a ‘proper’ sleep, isn’t it. ? Only bee 17 days for me, but the sleeping has been a revelation? Don’t think I have slept a proper sleep for 30 years!. Stay in bed and relax x

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    Well done. Keep going, keep that head clear πŸ™‚

  • Lobby posted an update 4 years, 10 months ago

    First time in 17 days i thought apbout actually having a drink. just spotted a wine bottle with a little wine in it my husband left last night and had an overwhelming urge to drink it . Just cannot, will end up going out and buying a bottle and drinking it. So shoes on, i’m taking myself out of the house for a while…..

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    I’m doing it. Husband still boozing a bottle +. Can only look after myself on this one, can only do it myself for myself. He will have to do his thing. It actually isn’t making me want to drink, the smell if the wine and his breath is quite awful. Funny really it’s only been 12 days. Keeping strong

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    Waking up, yet again with bruises I don’t know how I got, with that awful feeling of dread wondering what I said to my husband, what did I post on Facebook and did I insult anyone on there. It had to stop. Enough.

  • Lobby posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    Well done Cody, me too!

  • Load More