I'm a stay at home mom of twin boys. Always been a big drinker, but since becoming a mom things have got worse and worse. And here I am drinking anywhere between 1-2 bottles of wine a day. This is clearly taking over my life and I've had enough. I'm putting a lot more tools in my tool box (joining you all here is #1) to make this work. Here we go!
Thanks – perfect timing. I fought the good fight for 7 1/2 months. Summer vacation, family, blah blah blah and I drank almost a dozen times. Back here now where I am happy. Really working hard to accept and treat this summer as a learning moment and not beat myself up. I am DEFINITELY not back where I was when I started. And I am grateful for my months AF that got me on this beautiful path
Right?!!! That’s what I thought. Felt a bit bad because hubby wanted me to come but I want to stop doing things for others and “overfunctioning” in my marriage. I haven’t seen my own old best friends in 5 years, my own family in 3 years (some 5 years).
It’s time I start taking care of my own needs for once and stop being codependent. Working and applying for jobs today will more likely get me there than watching 20 people get wasted.
I had two and a half years of day 1s. Then I did everything different – including sucking on hard Mint candies all afternoon and eating bars and bars (and bars) of chocolate. Day 205 today – coincidence ? I think not 🙂 The sugar thing really does subside. Give yourself some slack – getting sober is HUGE! Keep up the great work
Woot Woot! 200!!!! “I didn’t drink, because I don’t do that anymore”. No, you don’t. I think a lot of us can relate to the fact that we’re now looking around and thinking WTF?! It’s not going to happen over night. But little by little we’re taking our lives back. Let’s just keep doing the next right thing 🙂
Day 200!! Woot Woot! Just want to say, we CAN change these habits. It’s a beautiful day here today, England playing in the World Cup tonight. And I have no desire to drink. Just happy sitting here with my iced tea, looking forward to the evening with my boys. Don’t give up hope. Just don’t pick up that first drink! Have a great sober day 🙂
@timeforchange I would bet anything that the majority on this site have had a hundred day ones. I know I have. That’s neither wrong nor right. It is what it is. Don’t.give.up. Just for today don’t drink. I won’t drink with you today
Today I am grateful for my health and my loved ones’ health. So many people here seem to be having some serious physical trials at the moment and it really reminds me to be thankful. Hugs to all of you dealing with that right now. I am grateful to be celebrating 198 days sober. I don’t want to jinx it, but I really feel like I turned a corner about a month ago in my sobriety. And I am grateful for the World Cup 🙂 and the memories I’m making over it with my 2 boys. Have a great sober day everyone !