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Omg I just have to share my amazing night, I have worked in London for 25 years, one thing I have contributed to my drinking is the after work drinking and believe me the states I've got myself into is beyond disgraceful!

However a friend met me from work at 5 (it is now 11)! And in have consumed 5 drinks small glasses of wine, I am currently chatting to my husband who is in shock at picking me up relatively sober, I am so so proud of myself and although mindful of my units and telling my friend of my alcohol probs I have had a thoroughly lovely time πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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    Well done Rachel

    Its such a good feeling when that happens and you feel in control and manage to drink responsibly smile I too have had an amazing few weeks . I have drunk everyday but never a bottle ! normally one glass then another diluted with lemonade . My health , relationship with my kids and anxiety levels have improved so much plus Ive lost weight so thats a bonus . Carry on feeling great and well done x

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      Thats the weird part with me aswell, all the times I try'd to stay 100% sober I gained weight.

      Now I'm cutting down, I'm lossing it fastΒ biggrin

      People might think, something is wrong with merolleyes


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      Personally , I have discovered with experience and constant effort over the years ....cutting down gradually is the healthier way . I have not had withdrawals , I dont feel deprived . I see it as like a sensible diet and being kind to myself . Now I have my routine of one glass of white then one dilutued I dont really feel the need for more . Its not easy all the time but managable . Infact because I only drink white at home now because I cant dilute red , the white almost doesnt taste like alchohol to me anymore . I had lunch out yesterday and had a glass of red . That was a treat to me . I feel very strongly that we are creatures of habit ! Ive been drinking herbal green and peppermint tea for weeks ! . I didnt really like it that much but now I prefer it to normal tea because its become a habit . Much healthier for you smile

      IΒ  expect people will notice your eyes looking brighter more than your loss of weight escargot smile

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    Sounds like you are finding out who you really are and loving who you really are. Β I hope to do the same. Β I guess it acceptance and not perfection of being someone we are not.
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