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  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,427 Member Member Posts: 4,427 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    Hey friends! Nothing new to report- still sober 50+ days.. I lost track. My goal is to get to November 5 which would make 2 months. And I inadvertently am doing sober October so that's good.
    @FeelinFooFoo Keep on going!! No matter what anyone else says. I agree with what someone said that when people question our goals to keep sober, it makes them take a look at their own dinking patterns. Typical behavior. Just keep laser focus on your goal- your body, brain and mind will thank you. And your skin too!

    I read "Mrs. D goes without". It was great!

    Typical sober evening is filled with hours and hours of free time. Tonight, I went to the trainer. Baked cookies and banana bread. Worked on my puzzle. Took a bubble bath. Cooked ahi tuna for myself with peas. And a few more things. Seriously, it's amazing what you can accomplish while sober. I am no longer wasting my time sitting on a bar stool, and then coming home for more booze. I am no longer tired early in the evening. I have a lot of energy most nights.

    Still craving once in awhile. But it is getting a little bit less.

    Huge well done on your 50+ days 💖💜🎉
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member
    It is a beautiful fall day here in the Midwest. Happy Halloween! I do remember Halloween nights when the kids were little. They would go trick or treating with my husband and I would keep sneaking drinks out of our liquor cabinet.

    Today, I will be sober. I do not miss those morning headaches or queasy stomach. It is getting easier, little by little, to abstain. I am pretty determined to get to two months on Nov. 5th. That will be the longest streak in the last two years.

    @FeelinFooFoo sounds like the Bex program is all around excellent! 7 days is fabulous.
    @donimfp congrats on the weight loss too. Yes, now I look at others who are drinking and think , I'm happy I won't wake up feeling yucky.
    @JenT304 Love sharing our sober journey together.
    @MissMay I also check your thread. Both threads give me motivation.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    I cannot say I will never drink. I am learning to just drink moderately.

    I'm planning to complete this 90 days alcohol free just to REALLY give it a go. I plan to see how I feel and make a desicion afterwards. I am pretty scared but also excited to see how I feel after 3 months completely free of alcohol. It's nerve wracking and exciting at same time!!

    You can do 90 days easy. They say it takes 30 days to break a habit. After 90 days you will feel soooo much better and see the positive effects from not drinking you will not want to go back

    Love seeing your posts. The profile pic is so pretty!
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member
    I just was on the Bex Weller website and joined the Sparkle Project! I'm excited!
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,427 Member Member Posts: 4,427 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    I just was on the Bex Weller website and joined the Sparkle Project! I'm excited!

    I'm also doing the sparkle experiment, I'm on day 3 ! I'm enjoying it 🙌💖💫
  • MissMayMissMay Member Posts: 1,917 Member Member Posts: 1,917 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    @MissMay I also check your thread. Both threads give me motivation.
    You can never have to much information or support with our topics.👻🎃 Happy Halloween all
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member
    It just occurred to me I did Sober October! A few of us have!
    I think on @MissMay 's thread, she posted " A November to Remember" is next.

    One of the negatives of being sober is isolation. I just don't feel like going to friend's house for football party. Or out after work for happy hour. I am slowly moving out of my isolation though.
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,427 Member Member Posts: 4,427 Member
    @donimfp a few weeks back I was dealing with a lot of work stress and I knew I was stressed cos I was being really absent minded and just not my usual self. Anyway, I had called a taxi to pick me up from train station.....a car pulled up and I walked away over, opened the back passenger door and tried to get in and thought " how am I supposed to sit in here, with the seats down ??" Then it clicked as the driver looked at me, puzzled.....This isn't a taxi, is it?? Just somebody parked up to pick thier friend or relative up!

    That's never happened to me before and it was pretty mortifing once I realised what had happened ! 😆
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member
    @donimfp hahah very funny story- I laughed out loud about the car mix up.
    On Friday, one of my teacher friends whom I do know likes to drink a lot said to me, "I think today we ought to go to happy hour after work!". I think she was fishing to see if I'd bite. I didn't really say much but just smiled. If I would have gone I am SURE I would have had some wine and ruined my streak.

    So, I understand how your colleagues suggested happy hour after work- it seems like the perfect way to end the week- and I am like you - at home afterwards I would have polished off plenty more.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,740 Member
    363days wrote: »
    This is a great thread and I'm glad to find it. Last night my daughter shared a story with me about an incident that happened this week with a woman we know who had been "taking care of" her x-boyfriend. They lived in separate apartments in the same building and although the boyfriend relationship was over, she could not let go of feeling that she was responsible for his health. (She had not discovered al-anon) She came home late from work and thought to check on him but decided to wait until the next morning. The next morning she discovered that in a drunken stupor he fell, hitting the corner of a glass table with his head, and died. The funeral was yesterday and such a sad story for all, the man, the woman, his two children and many more. Alcoholism destroys so many lives, it's not just about me, when I drink. I know I use food the same way I used alcohol, but we CAN DO THIS. We can get healthy and have joyful lives.

    Welcome to our thread!! We are in this together. Very sad tale about the ex boyfriend. I am positive it happens dozens of time in a day all over the world. It is so tragic.

    I remember watching a youtube video made by a young man who filmed his mom drunk lying on the floor of their house. HE was narrating it and talking to her. She was saying I can't get up and I dont want to. The young man was quite calm because he has seen this happen every damn day. He said his dad also enables his mom to drink because Dad is an alcoholic too. That sad image of a drunk mom lying on their floor is seared in my mind.

    I saw a tweet on twitter that said right now 50 million people are drinking in the world. (Friday night tweet). Someone replied about what you miss from begin sober (like vomiting, hangover, embarrassment, memory loss). Then, I saw one reply that said "My mom is drunk now." and I figured it was a young person just sharing the pain on twitter. The comment was short but heartbreaking.
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