The Sober Squad- Alcohol Free Living

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  • no44s4me
    no44s4me Posts: 73 Member
    lol, my personal saying has always been "one's too many, and a hundred'd not enough". Funny (well not really) thing is, I used to say it about others. Karma!
  • donimfp
    donimfp Posts: 795 Member
    @whitpauly, I totally get what you're saying. That's how I've felt about counting days. And even checking in to this great group. I've wondered, "When do I ever get to stop thinking about alcohol?" It hasn't happened yet. And you['re right . . . none of the former smokers I know are so conscious every day of not smoking. I don't have any idea what the answer is. I just wanted to say that I feel the same way. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that alcohol is absolutely everywhere. At least it is in my world.
  • whitpauly
    whitpauly Posts: 1,483 Member
    Thanks everyone for your input <3 I think I just have a particularly hard time with the forum I'm on because they are so judgy in a way,I've seen people chastised and told they're "back to day 1" after an accidental sip of something alcoholic,or some that have made progress yet aren't completely AF yet get beat up in away for that,plus some of the horror stories are triggers in a way( even though they're being told to help someone not pick up a drink) for me I'd just rather forget,I don't mind checking in here cuz we prop each other up in a way and listen with compassion instead of judgement,I like that about all of us😊
  • FeelinFooFoo
    FeelinFooFoo Posts: 4,738 Member
    JenT304 wrote: »
    As a former smoker I can tell you the reason it doesn't seem as hard as quitting drinking is because smoking is totally frowned on, they make it harder and harder to smoke anywhere in public, there are no ads anymore glorifying it etc. Drinking on the other hand is expected, glamorized, romanticized etc etc. Alcohol is all over billboards, tv, greeting cards etc. You can't get away from it. I am finding quitting booze MUCH harder than leaving cigarettes in the dust. I rarely think about them anymore.

    I totally agree with you on this. The dangers of smoking were put out everywhere, people encouraged to stop. They even hide cigarettes out of sight in shops now and have signs up at places advertising help to quit. Alcohol, it's really quite the opposite. They put out adverts all the time encouraging that you DO drink. And the difference with alcohol when you seek help? There is an element of shame to it sometimes because people will pass judgement if you said you are going to the doctor to quit smoking. People will be like 'good for you! Well done, I hope you manage it.' Tell people you are going to get help to stop drinking and it's quite a different reaction, 'oh? Really? So, you have a problem with drinking?'. And they are pensive about it as if it's a huge thing that shouldn't even be discussed openly in public !

    You are made to feel shame by some folks. Which is a real shame, especially when someone is only trying to improve their health and wellbeing. It's an absolute disgrace tbh.
  • lorrainequiche59
    lorrainequiche59 Posts: 898 Member
    @RubyRed427 There's no "new" puppy ... it's my old puppy ... he's technically a "senior" (11 going on 12) but he's really a "puppy @ heart" <3

    @lilarose1027 Very loving to be supportive of your hubby's resolve to stop drinking. Certainly he'll appreciate having an AF home to work on his issue. :)
  • trishfit2014
    trishfit2014 Posts: 301 Member
    I love this thread. I am 8 days now. My runs are improving. I am feeling happier. I worked out every day this week.

    Ruby red i totaaly get the need to finish off others wine. I hate wasted alcohol.
  • aroze0928
    aroze0928 Posts: 254 Member
    Well put as usual @lorrainquiche59
  • lorrainequiche59
    lorrainequiche59 Posts: 898 Member
    @RubyRed427 A sober vacation is such an accomplishment. Proud of you! :D

    Today is a holiday here, but I must work. I could move it to another day, but will regret having too much work in one day just to have this day off. I've been feeling a little blue lately....something's brewing inside of me. My antidote is to count my many blessings, and to repeat as needed throughout the day....

    One of my many blessings is this thread and the support I have here.
    Another is, It is a beautiful sunny day with the cute wee birds chirping away...I bet birds don't get depressed LOL But if they do, they sing anyway...!
    I have a reliable vehicle to get to work and I have work to pay the bills...AND before I know it, I will be done my work and glad I went!!

    Hope everyone's day has many blessings <3
  • trishfit2014
    trishfit2014 Posts: 301 Member
    RubyRed great work on the sober vacation. I always feel like drinking is part of vacation.

    Lorraine-we should all count our blessings. I find when I am sober I realize when I am going down. You are strong and you will get past this.
  • FeelinFooFoo
    FeelinFooFoo Posts: 4,738 Member
    @RubyRed427 your accomplishment is really inspiring to me. And a massive well done to you !! 😊
  • lorrainequiche59
    lorrainequiche59 Posts: 898 Member
    JenT304 wrote: »
    @RubyRed427 I love your new picture! You look so refreshed and happy and lovely! :)

    I agree :)