1 Year today SOBER!!! 🎂🎂🎂

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Today marks 1 year since my last drink. What does this mean:

- I have not spent 10,952$ on wine

- I have lost weight

- I have started back at running

- I am proud of myself

- And my husband is proud of me too

- I do not wake up hungover

- I remember what I did last night

- I started collecting something I've always dreaming of doing so I get tons of joy from that.

I could keep going but in all it was not easy but worth it. The hardest part wasn't the not drinking but dealing with my life with no alcohol. Learning That I can not just throw in the towel when things get bad and drink my worries and problems away. It's a hard, long process that just doesn't happen from one day to the next because I stopped drinking but am stronger now for understanding my limitations and what I can accept. Learning that even though I love the taste and feelings I get from wine I have a bad relationship with it and like any bad relationship it had to end.

So today I took myself out for lunch and bought myself a present and will start year 2 SOBER and PROUD. Maybe I will be able to take a trip or put my money somewhere better then in those bottles.

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  • Posted

    It is so great to hear good news. Way to go and congratulations. Keep on enjoying the life of sobriety!!!
  • Posted

    Very well done Mrs Smile, one day I hope to be able to write a similar post myself. The force is strong however!
    • Posted

      Thanks! 😁Yes, I do get that and it is not always a walk in the park. I can't fix you but I can send you hugs and positive thoughts 💗💗💗

  • Posted

    GREAT news!!!! May I ask how old are you? I feel 'old' to stop habits...but hey...old dogs can learn new tricks, right? I'm both and want to learn!!!!

    • Posted

      43 and have been problem drinking for about 12 years
  • Posted

    I'm almost 54 with yes, 10 years of heavy drinking.

  • Posted

    Totally OUTSTANDING. I know how you feel since I am 5 years 3 months sober and also proud of it. Feeling better and my family is proud of me. Always great to hear a success story here on this forum and long may it last. 😀

    • Posted

      Thank you Robin. smile WOW! 5 years and 3 months is amazing!!!! One day I hope to say the same.
  • Posted

    Congratulations, so happy for you, I know how hard the journey can be 🎂🎉🎈

    • Posted

      Thank you Shannon 😊 It is hard and stupid me spent 3 days prior to my one year anniversary thinking I could open just one bottle of wine and have a one day celebration but common sense kicked back in and slapped me into place again. So happy I didn't

  • Posted

    Sorry, I am a bit late to the conversation - missed the notification.

    Anyway, AWESOME job, Smile.  This is brilliant.  I am so happy for you.


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