Less Alcohol - September 2018 - One Day at a Time

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  • FeelinFooFoo
    FeelinFooFoo Posts: 4,738 Member
    MissMay wrote: »
    WELCOME to the new posters. Recognition is a powerful start on the right foot no matter how far you wish to cut back on your own level.
    We will be heading over to an October thread after Orphia creates it for us. So please don't forget to post there come Oct 1.

    Where do we find the October thread ? Sorry if I sound daft but I'm not the best with finding threads lol thanks
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,100 Member
    edited September 2018

    Where do we find the October thread ? Sorry if I sound daft but I'm not the best with finding threads lol thanks

    That is not a silly question at all. I looked but I don't see it yet.
    When I see it I will copy the link over here.
    And you can always check by going to community, then challenges and scrolling down the recent threads.
    😊
  • forestdweller1
    forestdweller1 Posts: 226 Member
    @Stephaniev51697 ...please don't let your daughter's move change your resolutions. Thanks to my children's wanderings I now have a winter vacation place on the Louisiana coast, and a summer retreat on a tiny isle in Maine. Just be sure to let them know you're coming !! It sure isn't like having them across the street, but, when life hands you lemons...make lemonade. B)
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,100 Member
    @Stephaniev51697 ...please don't let your daughter's move change your resolutions. Thanks to my children's wanderings I now have a winter vacation place on the Louisiana coast, and a summer retreat on a tiny isle in Maine. Just be sure to let them know you're coming !! It sure isn't like having them across the street, but, when life hands you lemons...make lemonade. B)

    Which isle in Maine? That is where I am.
  • FeelinFooFoo
    FeelinFooFoo Posts: 4,738 Member
    Like most Fridays, I was thinking about alcohol and felt a bit wobbly. Good news, not as wobbly as before, actually think I'm using my willpower more than I ever have ! I wasn't hard on myself for thinking of alcohol, it's Friday, I'v done this for years so it's obviously engrained behaviour. Difference is I'm now stopping, breathing and thinking about it instead of just automatically rushing out to buy some and telling myself 'this is how you relax, this is how you have a good time'

    Actually. There are a million ways to have a good time/relax ! Tonight I played video game first time in ages and really enjoyed that. Plan to do that some more tomorrow evening. Getting there bit, by bit.
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,100 Member
    Thank you Orphia for the new link. See you over there Monday.

    I have been extremely kind to myself this month as far as drinking goals go. Even at times when DH wanted to hit the social scene for happy hours. I stuck to my iced teas and then refused to keep "hopping" through out the entire night from place to place chasing fun. I am not an anti social but I know from common sense thst one more drink and one more tavern all night long does not end well for most people.

    I am so thankful for everyone what has been following us and giving insight and inspiration and receiving it back as well. No one is ever alone in this journey. There are more souls trying to find their balance between life and alcohol than I ever realized.

    Wishing everyone a wonderful day.






  • forestdweller1
    forestdweller1 Posts: 226 Member
    Little Deer....

  • KKHKISHZKH
    KKHKISHZKH Posts: 179 Member
    Hi all. I decided to allow myself 250ml of wine last night. It's the only alcohol I've had in september. I was worried that once I had a glass I might want the rest of the bottle. Strangely though, after the first couple of sips, I wasn't really all that fussed about it. I think I'll carry on the minimal alcohol throughout October too. :)
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,100 Member
    KKHKISHZKH wrote: »
    Hi all. I decided to allow myself 250ml of wine last night. It's the only alcohol I've had in september. I was worried that once I had a glass I might want the rest of the bottle. Strangely though, after the first couple of sips, I wasn't really all that fussed about it. I think I'll carry on the minimal alcohol throughout October too. :)

    Wow...nice work getting through all those days and then only one small glass a wine. Great success story.