lorrainequiche59 wrote: »
Too Funny!! When I awoke this morn there was a message from a friend who works at the Wine store letting me know that she's been collecting wines for us to sample...For some reason I thought I had told her about going AF, but it would have been in the initial stages of my sobriety & she's used to me stopping & starting. I just think her timing is interesting in view of my recent realization in my above comment.@Orphia can you expand on your comment about your definition of yourself not being cliche. I think that's an interesting expression but I'm not certain of exactly what you mean. I think I need to look up the word cliche LOL
lorrainequiche59 wrote: »
@Orphia Never mind, I looked up the word cliche!! But you can still expand on it.
I want to express my sympathies to you on the death of your "Tomorrow You" friend The last time I was on the Less Alcohol thread I had seen your comment about her death, but I was too busy getting my stick out of the hornet's nest & got a little bit self asbsorbed.
It sounds like you are taking care of yourself through this, yet, I know how difficult losing a good friend can be. My BFF died after a year long battle with ovarian cancer a few months ago. So, my heart goes out to you
donimfp wrote: »
Thanks, @RubyRed427. That helps explain these little wee "depressions" that have come and gone for me in the last 28 (!) days.
I truly love being alcohol free, but just last night, Saturday, I said to my husband at about 7:30, "Wow, we used to not wonder 'What shall we do?' at 7:30 on a Saturday when we were drinking." (He stopped drinking when I did, although his intention is not to remain AF forever because he truly can moderate). He said, "When we were drinking we weren't doing any more than we're doing now." I said, "Yeah, but it at least FELT like we were doing something." Isn't that weird???? I actually felt like drinking was an "activity," even if I was just drinking and vegging in front of the TV. Now, I realize vegging in front of the TV is really boring . . . so it's time to find real things to do because drinking doesn't mask the boringness. Don't know if that makes sense to anyone else.
The good news is, this week weight started to fall off. It's taken a month. I've been eating super clean and not drinking, but it took 3 weeks for the scale to start moving.
Have a great, relaxing Sunday everyone.
JenT304 wrote: »
Hi everyone! I am on vacation but wanted to check in and say WELCOME to the new faces! We are a very supportive group and you will find lots of ideas for maintaining your sobriety here.
melissa24sue1885 wrote: »
Today is day 1 of quitting drinking. It just doesn't fit in my life style anymore. I wanna lose 20 pounds and I have never been one to drink because I like the taste. To a new me.
xrsize4dad wrote: »
Day 1 for me. I've lost weight and gained some back and a contributing factor has been drinking.
joha5603 wrote: »
Welcome @melissa24 and @xrsize4dad ! I'm only on day 16 AF but loving every minute of it. If you're really struggling with addiction, I think the first week is the hardest. Drop in here as often as you can -- it will likely help! These seem like really good people with a ton of insight and encouragement. Be well, people.
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