Hi - My name is Cathy. I'm a mom to 2 wonderful boys ages 14 and 8. I also have a stepson who is 13. I live on the East Coast of the United States. I've been a high functioning alcoholic for many years now. But I'm tired. I'm tired of being a prisoner to this disease and I want to live a better, healthier, sober life. I've read Mrs. D's book and am very grateful to have found this wonderful online community which provides support nearly 24 hours a day. Turning my life around - one day at a time.
Plugging along – had a terrible fitful restless sleep last night, but it STILL feels better to wake up tired than with a hangover. Seriously I think i only got about 4-5 hours last night, maybe all the sleep i’m doing during the weekend is messing me up? I think i just couldn’t turn my mind off last night. My thoughts went to when i would pass…[Read more]
Have a cup of a “Sleepy” tea…there are many out there and they really do work! There are also essential oil sprays – I use lavender – for your pillow…pretty wonderful. Have a book by your bed to pick up and read when you do wake up…will put you back to sleep 🙂
I think thats one of the reasons I would drink so much. I just wanted to fall asleep. You’re right though, after a few hours you wake up feeling awful and never get back to sleep so the morning is the worst! I just keep thinking about that. Hope you get some rest tonight! xoxo
Hi @mari135 – i gave up social media for nearly a month and i loved every minute of it!! Unfortunately i needed to get back on because my kids schools post important info re: closures, 1/2 days etc. It’s amazing how damaging social media can be to those of us who are prone to depressive waves. I hope you have a wonderful day, friend!
HI all – just a quick check in – dad’s surgery went well, hopeful we can start chemo treatments within the next few weeks. Quiet weekend at home with my boys.
Fought the wine witch a lot saturday night, mostly from just boredom. Ended up just going to bed. I swear, I sleep so much now.
I’m so happy for your Dad! How do you feel now? Boredom gets me , too. I picked up a couple of things I can focus on but put down quickly when I get interrupted. Adult coloring, cross stitch, Angry Birds. I can’t read during these times because I get pissed when I get interrupted. Have a great day, friend!
Glad to hear about your Dad.
Sleep heals. It even makes us thinner 🙂 🙂 🙂 I wish I could get enough. Crazy work, and so much a night owl, have to have my reading time – and pop in here, which can turn out looooong
@maryh – i read recently that the first thing we should do upon waking up is a drink a tall glass of water. After sleeping for 8 hours (hopefully) our bodies are naturally dehydrated. I’ve been doing this this past week and I’m notice that i feel a bit better. Have a great work out!!
Good advice! I do need to drink more water, but I sometimes find it boring so it takes extra effort. I’m trying to find other options that are hydrating, yet have some flavor without a lot of sugar. I’ll add lemon to the water or drink La Croix. Any other suggestions?
I’m with @sobermommy, drink a full glass of water when you wake up. Early on water didn’t do it for me although I’m a big water drinker. So water with lime rather than lemon, diet cranberry and soda, iced decaf coffees, and now diet gingerale with cranberry. You are doing fantastic at your conference!
I think as long as you are taking vitamins and drinking lots of water your body will regulate itself. i don’t know much about l-glutamine, unfortunately. But I do know that after years of shit in our systems, it’s going to take a bit for us to get back to normal. I don’t even remember what normal feels like.
I just won’t go down that road. I was fortunate enough to be able to climb out of a problem, caused by an addiction / dependency that will at times try to lure me back. Make no mistake, I was drunk nearly every night, and at times a danger on the highway. I do not miss that. I like these words from @mrs-d from her blog post 26 July 2018:…[Read more]
Happy Friday to us in the US! I’ve been re-reading Annie Grace’s The Naked Mind and came across this wonderful tidbit and couldn’t wait to share with you:
Alcohol is a physical depressant that poisons your body and ensnares your brain. It destroys you physically and mentally. It deadens your senses, thereby deadening all your survival…[Read more]
Sending positive thoughts and prayers for your dad @sobermommy1013! You have so much going on, hope you can find some time for yourself this weekend! Knowing that booze only adds to my stress really helps me too!
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