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The Sober Squad- Alcohol Free Living

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  • BeIn2day
    BeIn2day Posts: 845 Member
    mtngrl3 wrote: »
    Tomorrow, if I do not drink until then, I will have 6 months sober from alcohol.....holy shite. This is the longest I have been sober (other than pregnancy) since high school. This thread was part of the beginning of my journey of quitting alcohol until AA opened back up (COVID). I'm grateful for all of you and amazed at how 'special' this thread can be for so many. Hope everyone has an awesome day. I'll check in tomorrow. (PS - my life is NOT a bed of roses right now, but what's changed is how I react, and even going thru hell I refuse to drink over it. It won't help :)

    So happy for you 💓 💗 ❤ 💛

    Your doing great !!
  • BeIn2day
    BeIn2day Posts: 845 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    BeIn2day wrote: »
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    2 weeks AF.

    One thing I am reminded of ~ how much happier I feel, when I don't drink alcohol. Alcohol definitely gives you a good rush and I can't deny that.....I guess its what makes it so tempting. But when I do drink, I ALWAYS feel flat and miserable afterwards. Nothing beats feeling good and happy, naturally.

    You're right- alcohol is a depressant. The day after can be quite brutal - i feel jittery and nervous. It's so not worth it. Congrats on 2 weeks! :)

    My 2 - 3 day hangovers are a big part of my reason for wanting to stop altogether.

    Hell on earth some of those hangovers. I don't miss that...yucky. 🤢
  • BeIn2day
    BeIn2day Posts: 845 Member
    JenT304 wrote: »
    @Bein2day I love that butterfly quote. It gives me hope.
    I have not been doing well with the no alcohol. Not getting drunk or hungover but my goal really is to be completely AF. Tomorrow is a new month which feels like a fresh start. I will do better.

    Good luck to you Jen. You can totally do it! 💜❤
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,498 Member
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    Hi guys!!!! Hope everyone is enjoying a sober Sunday!!!

    Awesome! you are doing very well!!
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,498 Member
    BeIn2day wrote: »
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    BeIn2day wrote: »
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    2 weeks AF.

    One thing I am reminded of ~ how much happier I feel, when I don't drink alcohol. Alcohol definitely gives you a good rush and I can't deny that.....I guess its what makes it so tempting. But when I do drink, I ALWAYS feel flat and miserable afterwards. Nothing beats feeling good and happy, naturally.

    You're right- alcohol is a depressant. The day after can be quite brutal - i feel jittery and nervous. It's so not worth it. Congrats on 2 weeks! :)

    My 2 - 3 day hangovers are a big part of my reason for wanting to stop altogether.

    Hell on earth some of those hangovers. I don't miss that...yucky. 🤢

    I sure don't miss those hangovers. What an absolute waste of days. I remember two years ago, I would be lying in my bed in my apartment. And I'd envy everywhere else walking by on a beautiful sunny day. And I was too sick to get up. totally yucky! :/
  • SunnyDays930
    SunnyDays930 Posts: 958 Member
    I saw this sign yesterday. It said:

    One Day
    or
    Day One

    This just really resonated with me. How many times have I told myself "oh one day I will quit for good, (or start exercising, start dieting" etc etc) I am really really trying now to stay focused on my overall health. I'm not getting any younger and it is far past time to treat my body with the respect that it deserves. I think of my beloved late Father and I think to myself, "am I living the kind of life that would make him proud or disappointed? " That is major motivation for me.
  • BeIn2day
    BeIn2day Posts: 845 Member
    JenT304 wrote: »
    I saw this sign yesterday. It said:

    One Day
    or
    Day One

    This just really resonated with me. How many times have I told myself "oh one day I will quit for good, (or start exercising, start dieting" etc etc) I am really really trying now to stay focused on my overall health. I'm not getting any younger and it is far past time to treat my body with the respect that it deserves. I think of my beloved late Father and I think to myself, "am I living the kind of life that would make him proud or disappointed? " That is major motivation for me.

  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,498 Member
    I am concerned about our friend Foo Foo. Has anyone heard from her? Did I miss something?

    I'm doing well. I am occasionally drinking but not crazy. I take one Naltrexone before I know I'm going out and amazingly, I stop after two.
    Wow- like a normal drinker.

    p.s. Disclaimer_ I am no fool. I do know that while right now, it's all working for me, I better be careful!!!