lloydrt wrote: »
Hi Ruby and you are welcome. You know I was just thinking, that my brother who is one year older than me, quit completely in 2004. December of 2004 only after he got his 3rd DUI. It cost him 7000 dollars for court cost, attorney, etc. The judge made him go to courses, group sessions with about 10 other people who were sentenced to the same , that he had to attend as well, which was part of his sentence. He told me that they had one man in this group, guess its like counselling sessions who had his kids show up , and beg their father to please stop drinking........it really hit home with my brother, said that it was heart wrenching to watch the children plead with their father to stop.....that hit home and he stopped drinking and smoking cigarettes and marijuana and its been 16 years and a some months.......he has no desire, as well, his health is phenomenal and he now is retired and does hospice work and meals on wheels....talk about a 180 change....but he is happy and again, he had some rough times, but its behind him....take care, good luck and I appreciate everyone's post, it really helps..........Lloyd
alexmose2 wrote: »
Last night was my going away party. It's sad to move away from my friends/family to a new country for the next 3-6 years but I did not have a drink and still had such a wonderful time.
LilyFlowerMFP wrote: »
Hello I’m new here and am on day 1 AF. I couldn’t afford to go to a rehabilitation for detoxing and have decided to do it on my own. A little background about myself ….. about maybe 2-3 yrs ago I got back into drinking after 5 yrs of AF. It started off with a shot glass of wine then soon shot of liquor and then wine became my go to. I would say I drank pretty much daily half a bottle to a bottle of wine until it started to made me feel no good. I switched over to hard seltzer like Truly or White Claws and it was low in calories plus nothing like beer. For a bit I felt good til now. I was a social drinker that became a solo drinker. There’s always all kinds of excuse for me to have a drink. I’ve been waking up in the middle of the nights with a racing heart and sweaty feet and palms. Not sure if it was due to drinking but I kept telling myself I have to cut back. I joined MFP to stay fit but how is drinking helping any I asked myself. It’s really hard to just go cold turkey. I finally got put on bp med but still the heart is racing here and there. So now I’m on day 1 trying to not drink. I feel irritable and very uncomfortable. Not sure if it’s because of cutting it out. I hope to stay AF and not let it continue to take over my life. Thank you all for listening
lorrainequiche59 wrote: »
GOOD MORN I am uninstalling my Easy Quit Drinking app on my phone. I'm needing more space so I decided that I really do not "need" to have this on my phone any longer. I rarely consult it so there is no further purpose for it to be taking up room on my phone...SO, having said all of that, here are my current stats before they are no longer. $$ saved $8,272 Total Healthy 94.17% Drinks Passed 4,963.3 Time Sober 1158 days & 3 hours (3 yrs 2 months 1 day & 3 hrs) AND that's all folks...onward & upward with 3 more days off to enjoy in freedom!!
I seriously feel like I've just been released from prison after being in captivity for the past several years. WooHoo, I'm still in the honeymoon phase and am enjoying my new-found lease on life.
I'm hoping everyone has a great weekend
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