Hi all you lovelies out there. I've been part of this community almost from the beginning. I have met some of
you in person and that's been amazing. My husband and the love of my life died in January 2017
and since then I've been on medication and Drinking on and off.I'm
having counselling regularly and I’m learning new strategies on how to enjoy my life again. I’m really happy with the progress I’m making so far this year . More AF days than drinking ones.
Love and hugs to
Everyone who joins this community. And special thanks to Lotta. Xxx
Checking in. Did Dry January then had wine at a movie on Saturday then a bottle last night. No, I can’t be trusted . I know that I’ll slip into my bad habits again . I’m going to carry on … Day 1 or 34 – 2 . I had a splurge now it’s back on the horse again …
Right back up on that horse ya go, love! oxoxo
I remember when I lapsed…it went from “one glass” (I DID manage ONCE to have just one….) to begging my husband to “pleasssseeeee go get anooother oooonee”…..Two plus bottles of red wine later…..and that was my last hangover ever. God willing.
Day 32. I’m feeling pretty good except being extremely tired after lunch . Luckily I work part time and my day finished at lunchtime. I had lunch then had a very long nap. Today I finish a bit later. I’m hoping I’ll be ok . I’ve never been this tired in my whole life. I’ve been checked out by my GP, blood tests etc but I’m perfectly healthy whi…[Read more]
Hi there @clearrainbow . Sounds like you’ve got a very full plate on your hands at the moment ( including the ice cream ) . You will be very glad when you have shifted and you are near your daughter. Everything else will fall into place soon I’m sure. Take care x
1 month AF at the end of today and I know I’m going to make it as it’s my new norm 😀
In the beginning the concept of Dry January was all I could see myself doing and I’m so glad I’ve done that, but now what? Go back to drinking ? No the thought actually doesn’t appeal to me strangely enough. I’m happy with the way things are so I’ll keep going. T…[Read more]
Omg @noelle I am sooooo pleased to hear this!!!! The AF life really is better in so many obvious and more subtle ways. Relationships- better. Work – better. Energy- better. Etc!!! It’s not perfect and the usual waves of blah come and go, but it’s definitely better. Good for you!!!
Sorry I just read your post below mine @sober4real. Sounds like tonight isn’t a good night for you. Try not to let things get on top of you . Can you distract yourself somehow before bed ? Or as someone has mentioned just go to bed😀
Hi @noelle, I’m binge watching Netflix doing Sudoku. I’ll be okay- it was just the first time I had been seriously triggered since I got sober and that’s a HUGE SHAME that I have to feel like that with my own kid. I will eventually have a big talk with her …..in good time. Thanks for the support. I will go to bed soon. I’ve been staying up too l…[Read more]
Reporting in, 29 days. 😀 this hot weather is making me feel like a glass of Chardonnay but I haven’t partaken. Nice to have evenings free to do what I want without feeling tired.
Hope everyone is all good. X
28 days today. I’m actually doing it- still can’t believe what’s happening. 😀Back to secondary teaching today. Teacher only day but lots to do and stress of computers not working properly. Grr hope all is up and running when Year 9 s and 13s arrive. I REALLY felt like a drink at about 4pm but I realised I was thirsty and tired again. I need to ma…[Read more]
You’re doing great! Congrats. In hot weather I made sure I had a cooler of AF drinks in the car so I wouldn’t be tempted to stop on the way home. Hubby was so lovely, he packed the cooler for me and even added snacks.😘
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