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  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,215 Member Member Posts: 4,215 Member
    EVG2020 wrote: »
    I am working on being alcohol-free, and have managed more than a week. The problem is that I sometimes need to use junk food to manage cravings for alcohol! I am prioritizing being sober over calories because I think it is so important for my mental and physical health. However, I'm wondering if anyone else is having the same struggle

    I'm currently trying to remain alcohol & nicotine free. I am literally eating everything 😆 I am going easy on myself and gave myself a 'free pass' until 17th August when I plan to get serious with logging and healthy food and drink choices. I will then laser focus on losing weight. Until then I'm just allowing myself to indulge.
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,215 Member Member Posts: 4,215 Member
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    I am starting to have the feeling that 'I HAVE KICKED THIS' or that I am in complete control.

    This feeling scares me. This is where I think one could easily fall right back into your old habits and lose the progress made. I am glad that I recognize this.

    I have experienced a few moments along my journey when I felt super confident. Those moments have unfortunately been fleeting for me. I think that the social aspect of drinking always ends up chipping away at my confidence. But at least i have a good idea what chips away at my super confidence.

    Actually, I have done so well to have managed to reach moments of real, super confidence about staying AF. I would NEVER have believed that could have ever happened for me.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 2,656 Member Member Posts: 2,656 Member
    EVG2020 wrote: »
    I am working on being alcohol-free, and have managed more than a week. The problem is that I sometimes need to use junk food to manage cravings for alcohol! I am prioritizing being sober over calories because I think it is so important for my mental and physical health. However, I'm wondering if anyone else is having the same struggle

    Yes, I can relate. I am eating junk food as well to manage alcohol craving; I think our poor brain is struggling. It's used to dopamine effect we get from alcohol and we want that same feeling, so we are eating junk. I have been trying to stop eating after 6 p.m. otherwise I keep going and going til bedtime.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 2,656 Member Member Posts: 2,656 Member
    whitpauly wrote: »
    @RubyRed427 I'm sorry for your recent losses😔 @FeelinFooFoo love your new pic💗 I've been unsettled these past few days, the alcohol free site I'm on has been discussing their old drink days and I think it's kinda been a trigger for me in a way, so far I've been staying sober by putting the past in the past and just kind of putting the whole focusing on sobriety on the back burner, unlike in the past when I delved into books, videos, AA, etc it seems to work better for me to just have it be secondary and just focus on self care and my day to day living, anybody relate? Or am I just weird haha, just that talking about "war stories" and how bad things were seems to only remind my brain of the "good times" and I've felt like getting that feeling back and I just think it's cuz I'm too focused on it lately, him hum, anyhoo waves to the gang and wishes for a wonderful AF day 🌷

    Hi Whitpauly! Sure there were good times but also remember how the evening usually ended... for me it was excessive tears, throwing up, drunk texting, arguing, etc. Yeah there were good times, but those days are over. For me the first drink leads to twenty and not so good times result. hang in there!!
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 2,656 Member Member Posts: 2,656 Member
    @whitpauly For those few hours of fun, remember the hangover, anxiety for two days, eyes puffy, eating too many calories....etc.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 2,656 Member Member Posts: 2,656 Member
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    I am starting to have the feeling that 'I HAVE KICKED THIS' or that I am in complete control.

    This feeling scares me. This is where I think one could easily fall right back into your old habits and lose the progress made. I am glad that I recognize this.


    Yes, that is scary and empowering at the same time!
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Member Posts: 811 Member Member Posts: 811 Member
    EVG2020 wrote: »
    I bought this grapefruit flavored San Pellogrino (called Pompelmo). Amazing! This is a suggestion for an AF drink; I don't know how to reply to people's posts.

    <3 WELCOME <3

    Good alternate drink!!

    To reply to comments, hit the quote button & it will bring up the person's comment that you'd like to reply to and then type your reply below it OR you can choose the @ key and the person's name eg @EVG2020 to reply to them without the quote...it will highlight their name as you can see here & in others' comments. Hope this helps. BTW this is coming from a techno-tard so ..... lol

    <3 Happy AF weekend-to-be to everyone <3
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Member Posts: 811 Member Member Posts: 811 Member
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    I found out about 2 weeks ago that my job will end 8/14. They can no longer accommodate me working remotely and keeping my grandson. I happen to be home this week and working in the office. Today, they interviewed my replacement pretty much in front of me. I felt that was quite distasteful, but....

    Well, I said I felt in control so Slick, the voice in my head that says it’s ok to drink, started talking.

    I’ve had a crap week to say the least so Slick says “you have wine at home. You are ok now...”. I walked in from work and I’m in the bath. Early on I used baths as a luxurious prison to keep me away from the booze. I’m almost up to my nose and my only beverage is a Sprite Zero.

    I picked inspiring but want to send HUGS to...sorry about your job :'(
  • aroze0928aroze0928 Member Posts: 203 Member Member Posts: 203 Member
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    I found out about 2 weeks ago that my job will end 8/14. They can no longer accommodate me working remotely and keeping my grandson. I happen to be home this week and working in the office. Today, they interviewed my replacement pretty much in front of me. I felt that was quite distasteful, but....

    Well, I said I felt in control so Slick, the voice in my head that says it’s ok to drink, started talking.

    I’ve had a crap week to say the least so Slick says “you have wine at home. You are ok now...”. I walked in from work and I’m in the bath. Early on I used baths as a luxurious prison to keep me away from the booze. I’m almost up to my nose and my only beverage is a Sprite Zero.

    Sorry about all that. Your doing such a good thing taking care of your grandson! It'll turn around soon. I used to do the bath thing too. Prison good way of putting it and so true. Can't get into any trouble in there lol.
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,215 Member Member Posts: 4,215 Member
    Day 17 AF. I may have felt quite tired and even questioning my resolve, but I am SO glad I have stayed AF and didn't drink last night cos this morning I am up early, feeling fresh and away out for the day at Whitley bay newcastle (picking up new car down there) so I will be able to enjoy the day without feeling like a dried out dish rag (always a bonus in my book) 😂

    Fish and chips and ice cream here i come 😊 have a lovely AF Saturday everyone 🧡
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