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  • nuffernuffer Member Posts: 402 Member Member Posts: 402 Member
    Thank you for the reminder @donimfp! After nine of these, number 10 will be my first sober one.

    And for those of you outside the U.S., I'm sorry that you've had to put up with so much blather about our election!
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,297 Member Member Posts: 3,297 Member
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    donimfp wrote: »
    Another sober first: a very important presidential election. I do know that if I were drinking, I'd be drinking a lot. I'm thankful I won't be drinking on election night--either to drown my sorrows or to celebrate. Bed with a good book and herbal tea will make this much more healthy for my body, mind, and spirit than the way I spent the last 3 elections. Let's commit to good self care on Nov. 3.

    My sister took off work tomorrow cuz she will be drinking tonight for the election. I have absolutely no desire to drink. At this point I really dont care who wins because we cannot change the outcome one way or the other. I will be going to bed so I can work out tomorrow morning.

    I think drinking would exacerbate depression and anxiety over the election. I was sober too and am going for a walk. Have a good workout!
  • dbanks80dbanks80 Member Posts: 3,686 Member Member Posts: 3,686 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    donimfp wrote: »
    Another sober first: a very important presidential election. I do know that if I were drinking, I'd be drinking a lot. I'm thankful I won't be drinking on election night--either to drown my sorrows or to celebrate. Bed with a good book and herbal tea will make this much more healthy for my body, mind, and spirit than the way I spent the last 3 elections. Let's commit to good self care on Nov. 3.

    My sister took off work tomorrow cuz she will be drinking tonight for the election. I have absolutely no desire to drink. At this point I really dont care who wins because we cannot change the outcome one way or the other. I will be going to bed so I can work out tomorrow morning.

    I think drinking would exacerbate depression and anxiety over the election. I was sober too and am going for a walk. Have a good workout!

    Hope your walk was a nice relaxing walk. I am shocked it's been so nice here in Illinois the weather has been in the 60s and 70s all week well into the weekend!! Now that puts me in a good mood! LOL!
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,738 Member Member Posts: 4,738 Member
    Bex is suggesting we make an 'elixer' today....a healthy juice drink. So she has a variety of recipes to chose from. I'm making the one with pineapple, mint & baby spinach as I have most of the ingredients already (plus the thought of fresh pineapple is really refreshing).

    But I like the way she calls these drinks 'elixers' it sounds much fancier than 'juice' and makes me intrigued!

    Also, really enjoying Mrs D is going without.

    Watching with anticipation to see the results of usa election!!
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,297 Member Member Posts: 3,297 Member
    2 weeks AF 😄

    Already feeling better, about everything. Absolutely loving SS with Bex Weller.

    I hear you! I'm happy for you- it is so worth the "sacrifice" - feeling better is a great reward.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,297 Member Member Posts: 3,297 Member
    donimfp wrote: »
    Before prescribing a medication for a fingernail issue I’m having (yuck) my doctor ordered a liver function blood test. It came back perfect. I feel quite sure it wouldn’t have been so great 124 days ago. Yay! I didn’t feel the need to “cram” for that test for a few days first.

    What a nice relief!
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,738 Member Member Posts: 4,738 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    2 weeks AF 😄

    Already feeling better, about everything. Absolutely loving SS with Bex Weller.

    I hear you! I'm happy for you- it is so worth the "sacrifice" - feeling better is a great reward.

    🤗 thanks! Yeah when I weigh it up, I can either feel good most of the time (When AF) or fling that all out the window for a very temporary 'buzz' which leads to me feeling AWFUL for days !! No contest 🤷‍♀️

    Oh, I remember you said on here you have signed up for the sparkle project. I looked that up, I might try it too. At a later date once iv gotten more AF days under my belt.

    I have completed the sparkle experiment, it seems that was a free prelude to the sparkle project. It was a wee extra on the SS membership site. It was only an experiment for 9 days, but I feel like I got a heck of a lot from it. So, I probably will try the project too! Let us know how you find it won't you ! 💖
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,297 Member Member Posts: 3,297 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    2 weeks AF 😄

    Already feeling better, about everything. Absolutely loving SS with Bex Weller.

    I hear you! I'm happy for you- it is so worth the "sacrifice" - feeling better is a great reward.

    🤗 thanks! Yeah when I weigh it up, I can either feel good most of the time (When AF) or fling that all out the window for a very temporary 'buzz' which leads to me feeling AWFUL for days !! No contest 🤷‍♀️

    Oh, I remember you said on here you have signed up for the sparkle project. I looked that up, I might try it too. At a later date once iv gotten more AF days under my belt.

    I have completed the sparkle experiment, it seems that was a free prelude to the sparkle project. It was a wee extra on the SS membership site. It was only an experiment for 9 days, but I feel like I got a heck of a lot from it. So, I probably will try the project too! Let us know how you find it won't you ! 💖

    Totally agree- for a few hours of perceived fun, my body and mind suffers so terrible. And then it takes me days to get it under control. It's simply too much effort drinking at this point of my life.

    The sparkle project for week 1 was cooking for yourself. So, I got some groceries and veggies and made two meals. I didn't order take out like I usually do every day. I felt energetic after eating home cooking even though I am a bland cook.

    I think you will be a motivation for your brother who drinks just like I did. He will live and learn and hopefully not make as many mistakes with alcohol as I did.
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,738 Member Member Posts: 4,738 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    Two months and three days sober today! I haven't done that in about 2 years. I will keep it going. I am starting to crave much less each day. Even at friends house last night, all were drinking and one friend was slurring and crying after wine. I felt almost smug that I was sober. I knew the pay off was a good workout this morning.

    Your doing so well ! I'm really happy that things are going so well for you right now. 👍
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,738 Member Member Posts: 4,738 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    2 weeks AF 😄

    Already feeling better, about everything. Absolutely loving SS with Bex Weller.

    I hear you! I'm happy for you- it is so worth the "sacrifice" - feeling better is a great reward.

    🤗 thanks! Yeah when I weigh it up, I can either feel good most of the time (When AF) or fling that all out the window for a very temporary 'buzz' which leads to me feeling AWFUL for days !! No contest 🤷‍♀️

    Oh, I remember you said on here you have signed up for the sparkle project. I looked that up, I might try it too. At a later date once iv gotten more AF days under my belt.

    I have completed the sparkle experiment, it seems that was a free prelude to the sparkle project. It was a wee extra on the SS membership site. It was only an experiment for 9 days, but I feel like I got a heck of a lot from it. So, I probably will try the project too! Let us know how you find it won't you ! 💖

    Totally agree- for a few hours of perceived fun, my body and mind suffers so terrible. And then it takes me days to get it under control. It's simply too much effort drinking at this point of my life.

    The sparkle project for week 1 was cooking for yourself. So, I got some groceries and veggies and made two meals. I didn't order take out like I usually do every day. I felt energetic after eating home cooking even though I am a bland cook.

    I think you will be a motivation for your brother who drinks just like I did. He will live and learn and hopefully not make as many mistakes with alcohol as I did.

    Yeah, I am hopeful that I can be a good motivation for him. One thing is for sure, it's a better image for him to see me sober and present, engaging with him. Rather than sozzled, or tipsy or vacant....or hungover or asleep in bed for days !! He can see I have made the change and chose not to drink, so yeah, it's a better message for him.
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Member Posts: 877 Member Member Posts: 877 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    Two months and three days sober today! I haven't done that in about 2 years. I will keep it going. I am starting to crave much less each day. Even at friends house last night, all were drinking and one friend was slurring and crying after wine. I felt almost smug that I was sober. I knew the pay off was a good workout this morning.

    OOOPs I misread one of your previous posts...HAPPY 2 months & 3 days sober <3
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