• Does anyone else have days where you feel completely flat…mood is on a downward big time. I hate feeling like this it makes me want to run away and hide. So far up until now I’ve been managing with the meds etc. Apart from feeling deprived of all pleasures the other day this is totally something I’m struggling with. To add to my low mood I’ve not heard from my on and off partner for 4 days… definitely time to end this relationship. All I know is 43 days up my sleeve and I won’t drink. Onwards and upwards. Sorry for ranting.xx

    • Never be sorry, wiser4it, you’re allowed to rant. What can you do to pamper yourself? Bubble bath? Good book? Go to a movie or watch a really funny DVD? Eat some delicious food? Think about the last 43 days and how far you have come and how amazing you are? Snuggle in bed with some lovely peaceful music on?
      I hope you find something to brighten your mood but if not…be kind to yourself and know that this too will pass.
      Thinking of you 🙂

    • 43 days is a solid start to your resolve, @wiser4it. I ‘reckon you can expect to keep surfing the giant kaleidoscope of “moods” as you force yourself away from THE ILLUSION that alcohol created in the first place. (Of course it’ll calm down, the longer you stick to your guns ) Kind’a helps to remember your chemistry is recalibrating itself. I’ll bet this is a massive change for you and perhaps even those close to you who might respectfully be giving you some breathing space?

    • I definitely have low days. I have found they tend to be less often the further along I go. But also the lows don’t seem as extreme as when I was drinking. You used the word flat and I think that sums it up. Do something nice for yourself!

    • Yes, those glum days come and go, however usually I get lost in my work and then suddenly, the sun is shining again, and things look more hopeful. I do grab for all the natural remedies I can get down my throat though – have you got some? Bs, D, C, magnesium etc etc Can make a huge difference, never underestimate

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 5 days ago

    I’m feeling deprived of everything these days… don’t drink don’t smoke no drugs no gambling cut down on coffee. Feels like can’t do much adding to it no sugar…so frustrating. Don’t get me wrong I’m greatful for all the good things in my life. Will definitely look into keto have heard alot of good things.

  • Reading Mrs D is going within. So on point with the emotional mood swings…day 40. Eating like a horse mega sugar overload. Sleeping is not to good at moment. But greatful to be sober brave and amazing. Hope this finds you all well. X

    • yep the sugar thing is hard eh. Day 40 is great.

    • Well done, 40 days! I’m on day three and feeling proud so go you!

    • congrats on day 40 xx. I am also on day 40 and can relate to your post. I don’t normally eat much chocolate but have been over indulging a little.

    • I’m on day 44 just a smidge ahead and actually today is the first day I haven’t eaten almost a full jar of marmalade. Totally random as I never used to eat it before but by day 3 it was all I could think about. That and no booze my kids are convinced they have a sibling on the way! 😂😂😂 but Yup seemed to have eased right off today. God I hope so or I’m gonna end up huge with no teeth 😢

    • My sugar cravings are sky high to @wiser4it.. day 60 for me and it’s cake, chocolate anything that will sort me out.. but definitely no booze so all is good. well done day 40.

    • I am on another craze – had better shut up, but have to ask, have you checked out keto eating? It has changed my life – more than A/F, more than cutting caffeine way down. I now have real regrets I didn’t find out earlier.
      For over 20 years after babies, great healthy eating, gym, walking, active life, no weight loss. A few months of keto, 12 kilos gone, energy way up, don’t want sugar, clarity fantastic, never back pain or arthritic hands. And I am a minor event – if you join the NZ Keto site, the healing in people is truly remarkable.
      I think it might really help some with alcohol free living too – many on the site give up as they don’t like the effects (way stronger effect for some reason) and don’t feel the need.
      Happy days XXX

      • I’m feeling deprived of everything these days… don’t drink don’t smoke no drugs no gambling cut down on coffee. Feels like can’t do much adding to it no sugar…so frustrating. Don’t get me wrong I’m greatful for all the good things in my life. Will definitely look into keto have heard alot of good things.

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    I kind fell off the wagon big time. Reset when I started on meds. Working like a dream so far…no cravings other than sugar. Hope you’re all good @morgan. Catch up when you’re in the naki again.

    • Need to get up there, missing the man, though I don’t really have time for him at present – just wish we could live a normal life… one day soon. Trouble is, I have a full time job now, no school holidays shock horror. Really a major difference in my life as although I was working like a maniac relief teaching and with my other casual jobs, I could choose to get away whenever.
      How are your romantic interests????.
      So good the meds are working – what a relief!

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    Who is this Belle I’m hearing about?? Day 36 plodding along nicely.

    • Hi, she has the website tiredof thinkingabout drinking.com. She helped me with accountability. I like your screen name. 😃

    • Plodding along on Day 36 is very good indeed. Have you kept track of all your days accumulated? Don’t lose those precious days !

      • I kind fell off the wagon big time. Reset when I started on meds. Working like a dream so far…no cravings other than sugar. Hope you’re all good @morgan. Catch up when you’re in the naki again.

        • Need to get up there, missing the man, though I don’t really have time for him at present – just wish we could live a normal life… one day soon. Trouble is, I have a full time job now, no school holidays shock horror. Really a major difference in my life as although I was working like a maniac relief teaching and with my other casual jobs, I could choose to get away whenever.
          How are your romantic interests????.
          So good the meds are working – what a relief!

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    Definitely a good decision to lean on this community for support. I’m a lurker & read up posts everyday for inspiration. Stay close!!

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Hiya. I too feel tired on 31 days. I’ve been reassured it will pass. Congrats on joining this site.

    • Wiser4it, thanks. How does 31 days feel otherwise. My last attempt failed (horribly) at 26 days.. never made it as far as you have..

  • wiser4it posted an update 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    So I have no desire to drink thanks to medication. Day 27 but feeling really flat…not sure I can pinpoint why. Partner is giving me a hard time for playing on pokies.. addiction transfer. It’s a new thing I discovered that’s relaxing and takes my mind into another world. I’m very proud of my achievements so far…so why do I feel so defeated. Totally suxs. Sorry for rant just frustrated. Finish work today at 1.30pm going home for much needed nap. X

    • Good for you for making it to Day 27. Being tired might be why you feel flat?

    • @whynot could be onto the reason, maybe you’re tired. Sobriety doesn’t fix everything, but it gives us a chance. Glad you’re feeling proud, you should be proud.

    • I felt defeated at Day 28 and gave in and had a couple beers and instantly regretted it. Hang in there, I honestly believe this feeling of flatness will pass. Booze will not make it any better.

    • I think it is common for many of us to transfer our addicition to something else. I have increased my sugar intake with sweets terribly and I understand the pull of the pokies as a numbing response too. You know it, so you just to look for something else that gives you pleasure and is a positive substitute – reading, outdoors, yoga, meditation, dancing?

  • wiser4it posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    I’m on day 21. 3 whole weeks…. sober. Emotionally draining but worth it. Had a massage yesterday as a treat to myself it was amazing.

  • wiser4it posted an update 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hiya. This is not the first time I’ve attempted to quit, but it’s a first time on the Antabuse medication. After much discussion with GP and D&A counsellor it was agreed to take the plunge. So far it has been 2 weeks on Antabuse and 8 days on Naltrexon which is to support the cravings. I have plenty of support with friends who are aware of what I am doing, but I do not advertise it in general. The fact that I know if I drink the reaction will not be nice totally puts me off!!! I have to organise my days and nights with plenty of food and meeting friends who are non drinkers, I stay completely away from the others, sounds harsh but that’s how I deal with things. My sleep is very up and down I tend to wake many times looking for something to eat, sugar cravings are so hard and I am constantly tired and sleep a lot. I highly recommend meds if you’ve tried everything….its still early days for me so I’m still learning daily how to cope. For me personally this is my last resort, I’m happy to be on this and will continue for as long as it takes to be free of this curse and poison. Good luck, stay strong to anyone who is also on the road to recovery. XXX

    • Great to see you here with so much support in place @wiser4it ! Stay close to this wonderful site.

    • Great job and well done consulting your doctors. I tried naltrexone and found it to be a revelation then decided to quit without it. But it certainly played a big role in my decision.

    • Antabuse rocks my soul! Takes decision and tooing and frowing away. Good on ya

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hiya. This is not the first time I’ve attempted to quit, but it’s a first time on the Antabuse medication. After much discussion with GP and D&A counsellor it was agreed to take the plunge. So far it has been 2 weeks on Antabuse and 8 days on Naltrexon which is to support the cravings. I have plenty of support with friends who are aware of what I am doing, but I do not advertise it in general. The fact that I know if I drink the reaction will not be nice totally puts me off!!! I have to organise my days and nights with plenty of food and meeting friends who are non drinkers, I stay completely away from the others, sounds harsh but that’s how I deal with things. My sleep is very up and down I tend to wake many times looking for something to eat, sugar cravings are so hard and I am constantly tired and sleep a lot. I highly recommend meds if you’ve tried everything….its still early days for me so I’m still learning daily how to cope. For me personally this is my last resort, I’m happy to be on this and will continue for as long as it takes to be free of this curse and poison. Good luck, stay strong to anyone who is also on the road to recovery. XXX

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 month ago

    Plodding along at day 15. Medication is definitely working for me. Looking forward to a sober weekend.

    • k1W1 replied 1 month ago

      Well done glad the medication is working for you

    • Congrats on Day 15! What medication do you take?

    • Great work!!! So good to see your determination 🙂 🙂 🙂 I haven’t been up your way for ages – the man comes down here to look for properties – and it is going pretty well which is nice.
      Hope your whanau are all well and you are happy XXX

    • Hi @wiser4it The two comments before this both ask the same question I will and I hope you can help us here. There are very many people on this site that are starting out trying to stop drinking. Of these only a few will actually join in the conversations; most will read what others are saying and try to use that to help themselves. So, on behalf of all those that won’t ask, what is the medication you’re using? How did you get it? and how are you finding it is helping you? Are you doing anything in conjunction with the medications (like joining a recovery community of one sort of another)?

      • Hiya. This is not the first time I’ve attempted to quit, but it’s a first time on the Antabuse medication. After much discussion with GP and D&A counsellor it was agreed to take the plunge. So far it has been 2 weeks on Antabuse and 8 days on Naltrexon which is to support the cravings. I have plenty of support with friends who are aware of what I am doing, but I do not advertise it in general. The fact that I know if I drink the reaction will not be nice totally puts me off!!! I have to organise my days and nights with plenty of food and meeting friends who are non drinkers, I stay completely away from the others, sounds harsh but that’s how I deal with things. My sleep is very up and down I tend to wake many times looking for something to eat, sugar cravings are so hard and I am constantly tired and sleep a lot. I highly recommend meds if you’ve tried everything….its still early days for me so I’m still learning daily how to cope. For me personally this is my last resort, I’m happy to be on this and will continue for as long as it takes to be free of this curse and poison. Good luck, stay strong to anyone who is also on the road to recovery. XXX

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hiya all. Day 7 sober and day 5 on Antabuse…so far so good, no cravings and plenty of motivation. I’ve got the most amazing GP who calls everyday to discuss my situation, I feel incredibly blessed to have such support. One thing I feel is really tired all the time, but hopefully this will pass as the days go by.

    • Hey im new here and starting Antabuse today. I like how it takes the decision to drink out of your hands!! Ive tried it before but I forget to take it for a few days and then I’ll use that as an excuse I may as well drink. I’m going to keep it by my bed with water so no excuses to forget. Such a cool drug to have. Wish you all the best on your journey xx

      • The tiredness does get better, for me it was a real problem come the afternoon I was not functioning. Sleep when you need to if you can, be kind to yourself, eat well. You are spending a lot of mental and emotional energy on staying sober and your body is chucking out a lot of toxins so you will feel tired. Hang in there day 7 is good.

    • Your GP IS amazing. Wow. I could hug your GP. Wish I could. Well done on Day 7, that first week is tough, you should be proud. With time, it all gets better. And its not all struggle, so much of it is positive. If you haven’t felt the positive yet, I think you will

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hiya everyone. Here on day 4 this time I’ve got a helping hand with medication. For me this is my last resort. I’ve tried doing it on my own….not sure if it’s agreed or not with people but for me it’s working.

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for the message @morgan Doing ok… plodding along.

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hiya. Laying low been struggling a bit. Nice of you for thinking of me. @morgan

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Wow congrats on that huge number. Awesome stuff. X

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 year ago

    Hiya everyone. Just checking in on day 28. Moved into new flat with the cat…loving it very much, so good to be able to control my own environment and set myself up for healthy eating and exercise. I actually walked to work today so feeling rather scuffed with myself. Onwards and upwards from here. XX

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 year ago

    I’m feeling rather chuffed with myself at the moment. Got a new place to live just me and my cat so looking forward to starting a new chapter in my life. Also 19 days sober I have been here before so I’m still very cautious of early days with temptation…won’t let my guard down. Happy days everyone xx

    • You got this.

      • Have to answer @wiser4it under your reply kitten as it wont let me in the normal comment way grrr.

        Another place?! Was the last one no good, or did this chance appear and attract? I hope I can visit you there in the not so distant future, though I think I must spend time with old Aunt while she has enough brain cells intact to recognise, and, surprise surprise, be missing me apparently! (Just got back. Man came down and was magic with her – and me 😉 🙂 🙂 🙂 ) Now the shock of work. All weekend with maniacs. Hell …
        How is your family? The ex? or is he back current in your life? XXXX

    • Best of luck with your new home. Well done on your 19 days!!

    • good one @wiser4it 🙂

    • Fantastic. That’s two great achievements right there in one small paragraph. Take a moment to be very proud of yourself. Well done.

    • oxoxox Way to go! Baby steps, one next best at a time. oxoxo That’s how we climb a mountain.

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 year ago

    Hiya all. Day 16 – been here before but feeling positive about the future. Moving to flat this weekend first time since I was a teenager I will be living alone. So looking forward to peace and quiet. Also doing all the things I love to do especially the sober reading walking TV puzzles etc. New beginnings for me I’m very excited. Xx

    • Day 16 is an amazing solid sober-walk-ground. Well done! If the first few nights feel weird alone in the apartment (heck, they may feel AWESOME!!!) just know we are here and you are always welcome, as often as it feels right for you and at anytime.

      oxoxoxox

    • Go you. I’ve always adored living alone. Find it less stressful. I can just imagine the lovely little nest you’ll create for yourself. X

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 year ago

    Sitting in bed reading posts with nice cuppa tea. Woke up sober and fresh. I have had a few in counters where things have been scarey. So totally pleased I’ve gone 2 weekends alcohol free. Moving to own place next week new fresh start so looking forward to having control of my own environment. Happy weekend to you all. Xx

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Just watched link. Wrote it all down. Bloody good stuff. Thanks for that!!

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    No way @morgan we only just met once and your great company. Love hanging with you. So much to catch up on. XXX

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Hiya. I’m actually plodding along nicely. First weekend with no booze for a while. Got some counselling under way had a massage today. How are you doing @morgan. XXX

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    Well I thought I had hit tock bottom not too Long ago. Turns out I was wrong…
    Another major let down on Thursday night things were not pretty. I’m on the mend see doctor tomorrow attending as Tuesday. Must get help as I can’t do this alone any longer. Peace out xx

    • Hi @wiser4it! This stuff is hard, good that you’re seeing your doctor. Try to go easy on yourself, be extra nice. Annie Grace has great videos on youtube – one I watched last night was why is it so hard to moderate – eye-opening. Hang in there, you can do this!!

    • Hi darling. None of us can do this alone. We must find our tribe and our healers both online and in real life.

    • oxoxoxo We are not meant to do life alone…let alone something as HARD as sobriety alone. It’s not your fault. Let’s get you connected to the right support you deserve. I needed therapy to heal and lapsed 3-4 times before I could get any solid amount of sober days underneath my feet.
      You will be ok again.

    • Yep. We can’t do this alone. So glad you have plans to reach out and see the doc. Stick close to this place too- we are all here for you!

    • None of us can do it alone. Build as big a team around you as possible. Relapse isn’t failure. Recovery is a sequence of learning steps that advance us towards finally breaking free.

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Thanks for the messages. Friday night was not to bad but also not the best. Day 5 today fresh start. I’m attempting dry july. Xx

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    Not feeling so brave and amazing today. Weather is gloomy and cold. One thing I know for sure is that I won’t drink. Xx

  • wiser4it posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    I want so desperately to stop drinking once and for all. I seem to be absolutely fine not to touch it during the week days but come Friday it all turns to shit…vicious cycle.

    • Hi there @wiser4it! I always find having something to look forward to early on the Saturday and Sunday mornings helped: a bootcamp or a coffee date with a friend. Even offering to sober drive a friend on those nights too. Change up your Friday/Saturday routines: do something different? Hope you find some ideas on here that will work for you 🙂

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    That is so true….the way you explained that is spot on. Totally tortured myself when upset with someone as if I’m punishing him.

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    It’s so good to read this honest post. I too stumbled 2 days ago after 92 days for the second time. The wine evil witch can just jump when you least expect it. One day at a time…so they say. So back to day 2. Xx

    • Glad you could relate. Hope your day 3 has been as good as mine 🙂

      • Think your 400 day achievement was outstanding as I’m anew kid on the block. Glad you have bounced back as revisiting misery was a reminder of where you don’t want to be . Hold your head up.

  • Day 86 with my one slip up. Still kick myself a little bit when I think of how stupid it was and how I gained nothing what’s so ever from it. Had a relaxing weekend. Hopefully will have another really good week. Xx

    • Don’t be kicking yourself! There are enough people in this world willing to do that for you, without you doing it to yourself X Treat your slip as a necessary learning curve. And it sounds like you have gained a lot of learnings from it. Speak kindly and gently to yourself, you are doing amazingly!!

    • Great! well done! just keep going forward. @wiserforit.

    • Strong work @wiser4it!!! You’re doing great! 86 is amazing!! xox

    • 86 days and moving on strong. Well done!
      oxxoxo
      I lapsed 3-4 times before making it long-term, try to forgive yourself for that slip up as all the other days still matter, even when we lapse.

  • Winter doesn’t help with the old eating and sleeping the days away. I’ve been hybernating for 3 days now with a good book, tea, blanket and cosy fire. One thing I’m certain of is I don’t drink!! Hope all is well with everyone. Xx

  • Day 6 or day 76 with a slip up. Either way I am truely proud of myself. It’s been a hard road but life changing in many ways. Thank you all for the encouraging words and comments. I love to lurk and read all your fantastic post. Xx

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    I so hear you. It’s hard to make new friends when you are like a foreigner and don’t have anything in common with the people you wouldnt usually migrate to. Got to change our way of thinking.

  • So today would have been 70 days. But I caved and went on a binge last night. Feeling like a absolute failure. One thing is for sure…I certainly don’t miss the hangover, guilt, same and all those other crap feelings. I have reset my counter and will be looking forward to clocking up some more numbers. I’ve learnt that relationship breakdown are my trigger so I will have to plan better when these things happen. Happy days ahead. Xx

    • Good to see you’re back on the horse x

    • Hi @sobere being honest with ourselves can be differcult some times. At AA they talk about alcohol being “cunning, powerful and baffling” the challenge we face is that we all have a lot of drinking left in us but we don’t know how meany opportunities we will have to get sober.

    • Lord, who can plan for relationship breakdown though? It sure is a big issue and can knock us for a six.
      Sorry to hear this, but I know you are determined, and a set back will only spur you on to better strategies. Xxxxxx

    • The counter is just a tool like everything else. How we choose to use it is individual. Each to their own and use it as it serves you best.
      @wiserforit, be kind to yourself and just take this as a learning curve in your journey, Your 70 days is hard earned, counter or no. You look like you have recognised one of your triggers, so make a plan how to deal with this. You can do this x

    • @sobere we all get sober our own way. What works for some, won’t work for others. The important thing is that we all do the best we can with the tools that fit us. The beauty of this site is that we don’t judge what works for others, we just support them as they make their way x

    • Go to Rational Recovery website. Soynds like you. It is for me

    • Tehe snort snigger@sobere you bn to a meeting when they clap for saying your a pisshead?? I got the giggles as it was like clap clap for the addict-congrats fr being one. Didnt find that welcoming but wrng on all ethical levels.

    • Hey @wiser4it, sending big hugs your way today. Drink lots of water and be kind to yourself and good for you for identifying what led you to drink last night. You have already built lots of sober muscles the past 70 days, and I know you will keep growing them! xox

    • Don’t be too hard on yourself, @wiser4it. You’re really 70 days with an asterisk; you’re given your body a break – no way does alcohol take that back to zero. I hope that you’re kind to yourself and continue on the journey – it’s so worth it.

  • Hello everyone. My little orange box says 65 days but I’ve had a little slip up in between. I’m not going to beat myself up over it as I realised just how much I don’t want or need alcohol in my life. I’m not in denial about drinking but certainly will have my guard up. Being sober all this time is a massive effort I’m truely proud of…so I’ll continue to be brave and amazing. Xx

    • Hey @wiser4it you should be very proud its hard work and you’re doing it! Power to you 🙂

    • Keep it up! Sometimes these little slips are just what we need to remind us why we quit in the first place. It works if you keep working it!

    • Great work!!! How is the new place working out? And is the man behaving?!!!

    • You are brave and amazing indeed. oxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxo
      Lots of self-care right there, especially in the whole slip-up situation. THAT is the key to healing. Meeting yourself with love, compassion, and patience. Way to go!!!

  • Hello everyone. Thanks for the encouraging messages earlier this week. Today is moving day….overwhelmed, tired and grumpy. Had to drive the truck as pome left wallet at home how convenient. Anyways I’m getting there…..was tempted to have a beer but totally resisted. Day 50 looking forward to a good night’s sleep.

    • Hey wiser4it moving is such hard work I know everyone says it but god it really . is when I moved to my new flat away from abusive relationship and half way across London when Finally had a night there I was basically sick ALL night projectile. It wasn’t alcohol related I t hink it was just the sheer stress of it all x best of luck and yay day 50 it’s sunny and beautiful where I am I hope it is with you too x

    • Great you will be settled, ready for your next adventure in life. Can’t wait to hear how it is once the hard work is over. Did you get rid of much? Sort out daughter’s role in this? Xxxx

    • Good luck to you!

  • Good news. Found somewhere to live so I’m no longer homeless!!! New fresh start and beginnings for me yahh. I’m excited to finally get my life back. Day 47. Have no desire to drink cos I’m worth it and brave enough to live life without that crap. Got a long way to go but feeling positive. For those starting this journey “just keep going 1 day at a time”. Xxx

    • Awesome @wiser4it glad you’ve found a place to put down some roots. You’re being really strong well done on Day 47 nearly half a century!

    • Hey @Wiser4it, awesome news and we’ll done. You are fantastic!

    • So good to hear. I was wondering if it had worked out.
      I am feeling pretty low since returning, sooooo tired, but I am not tired. Mmmm At least a few fun texts last night. I do love it when he communicates. Sigh.
      Did you have a pleasant dinner the other night? Constructive?

    • @wiser4it, so great you found a place to live!! Hooray for fresh beginnings. You are doing fantastic with your 47 days and I can’t wait to see all the good things sobriety has in store for you!!

    • Day 47 is amazing!!! And a new place to live as well.
      Good things happen too.

      oxoxoxxo

  • Off to look at a few flats to rent. Feeling hopeful things will turn for the better. Day 42. Sleep is crap but I’ve put my lovely salt lamp my daughter brought me in the bedroom. Positive energy healing comfort. Will look forward to bed tonight. Happy Saturday to all. Xx

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Stranger things is a good one

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Of course I loved it. Great talking to someone who gets you completely. Xx

  • Yah. Day 40 today. This was my longest period in the past so I’m stoked with myself. Things are going well, can’t say I’ve lost weight or sleeping great or skins looking lovely….but I’m sober so that’s all good.

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Yeh sometimes. @mrs-d can you please link us up by email. @morgan.

  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Hiya @morgan. Yeh be good to have someone to talk to who understands. Not sure how to contact to get email address. Will try @prudence for help.

  • I decided to change my picture to one that reminds me of how happy I can be again. It’s been a major life change not only kicking the booze but separated from my partner as well as having to find a new home…all life changes that bring feelings of loss and grief. But…I am strong brave amazing and determined to find myself again. Day 38…looking forward to all the benefits of being sober and feeling great again. (Still waiting for them to happen) Love to all you courageous people on this site. Xx

    • Love that idea, @wiser4it, focusing on how happy you can be and WILL be!! It takes time to grieve these losses of partner and home (and giving up booze, even!), and you will get through it stronger and wiser (like your name, right?!). Be kind and compassionate to yourself and know that you – strong, brave, courageous sober YOU, are worth fighting for!! Hope you begin to feel better soon. Big hugs. xox

    • 38 days….a stunningly beautiful woman, and changes on the horizon.
      You have got this. You’ll handle it all, and the suffering will pass.

      oxoxoxoxox

    • Beautiful photo of a proud and fierce woman. Super strong, resilient and courageous! Go you x

    • You are xx

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  • wiser4it posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Thank you for sharing this. I have saved and will read again. Very inspiring xx

  • Sober treats are sooooo good!!!! Especially when it’s not food. Just ordered an Alpaca navy blue woolie winter scarf through my flybuys points and rewards. Forget household items. I’m celebrating 33 days sober and I am sooooo looking forward to receiving this. Xx

  • Wahoo. @loopdaloop day 30. 1 whole month. Next goal is day 40 for me as that’s my longest record.

  • This weekend has been absolutely awesome. My youngest came to visit for a few days we all went out to dinner for the first time since getting sober. Was a bit hard to sit and watch everyone drink but my focus is so strong, especially since I knew I was visiting my 7 grandies on Saturday….my eldest daughter refused to let me see them unless I sorted myself out….she called me a booze hag which is very sad since that’s exactly what I was. Thank God for opening up my eyes to what that poison shit was doing to me. So thankful to have my family back. Xx

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