Seven days "clean" lol!

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Been tapering over this year (6minths or so) and managed a full week. No cravings but miss the "fun" although it's a slippery slope, so want to stay away from wine for good, but maybe enjoy a vodka tonic on special occasions as cannot drink a lot of tonic, it just won't go down. 🙂

Have hope at last 🙂

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    Good for you!!! 😊😊😊

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    Hi sue, that is what I would like to do also.  Although I have not stopped completely I am down to a small glass each night as my treat.  Weekends are hard though, especially with no sleep.  I think this is with me for ever and I just have to keep slogging at it.  Well done to you smile.....G.

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      this sleeping business, or lack of it is horrible isn't it? You've done so well with just having a glass of wine each night. What do you do at night when you're wide awake and everyone else is asleep?

      ive even moved into a different bedroom so I don't disturb oh. At least I can read, and use iPad. The number of things I order during the night is getting silly lol!

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    Well done you smile.

    Better willpower than me at the moment. One day at a time as they say, keep it up xxx

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    Thanks for the supportive comments. I didn't mean to sound proud. Pride comes before a fall and I know how easy it is to start

    Husband working away this week. Had lots of rows this year. Some borderline violent and awful "input" from my son. I initially drank to wipe things out of my mind but counselling has somehow helped me and now it's different. I still need to work on a lot of things. Self belief. Self worth. Etc. We all know how it goes. And wine "lifts" me up. But I don't know when to stop .......

    So, yes, one day at a time ..... thank you again ??

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    Update:

    Now 11 days.  Pleased smile

    Skin looks better, sleeping better, more relaxed.  Long may this continue

    Good luck to all, keep trying smile

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      Great!!! I am now trying to only drink when I have visitors (not that often) or am out ( again, not that often) but keeping to a healthy limit and drinking water in between when I do. Will see how this goes, have to break the routine of " every weekend = alcohol regardless".

      Good luck xxx

      biggrin

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      How's things going with you?  I think you're amazing for managing to cut back to one glass per day... I can't manage it.... the bottle shouts to me from the fridge smile

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      Well done sue. Glad you're noticing a difference. I wish I could say my sleep has improved. I still only manage about four hours sleep at the most each night, with or without alcohol!

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      Hi sue, going ok - it used to shout but I tell it to do one coz I like my skin and rosy cheeks.  But got to say, relapsing into the weekend.  I am so desperate for sleep by then I drink Saturday/Sunday and on Monday I feel like I have had a body/head transplant.  Fit for anything coz I have slept. 

      I personally would prefer to not do this, but to me it is a health crisis to never sleep any night.   So maybe this is it for me.  The way I do it is to buy a small bottle which contains two units.  I have half of it and sip really slowly.  I wake after 2 hours sleep but then smile when I think what I have not drank and just tell my organs to chill and rest.

      Buy a didgy bottle, one day at a time, if you have it all, so what,  you are still way way under.  Either that, or do what a lot of others on here have done, AA or TSM.  It is never ending but at least we are trying.

      Hugs...............G.

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      I don't think my dr believes me when I keep complaining of insomnia. I take 10mg NITRAZAPAM and wake after 2/3 hours and half the time I'm awake from 3/4am each night. It would take at least a bottle of wine at night to sleep 6 hours.

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      Ah well, currently enjoying one glass of wine (approx 175 ml)

      Husband away until Tuesday.  Aim to never drink at home when he is around, but I never hide anything from him.

      Eleven dys without wine, hoping to just have the one and leave it at that.  Wish me luck lol!

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      weeeelllll!

      The bottle is no more sad

      and its left me with no hunger for more..... so that's the silver lining lol

      No laughing matter, I know, but I feel pleased that I didn't buy more today.  

      Hey ho!

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      Yes well done sue for not buying a bottle today. I've fallen into that trap many a time. Before you know it, you're into a two or three day binge and then feel like hell on earth.

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      things difficult at the moment.  Beginnig to think differently about a lot of things.

      OH back home, but that brought with it very anxious feelings.  Whle he's been away (6 nights in total) I felt comfortable, safe, secure.  He's so much happier for various reasons, one of which is that I am not drinking.  However, I feel more stressed when he's here, instead of how I should feel.

      Asked if he fancied a beer tonight, and he agreed , yes, did I,and I said yes.. but then changed his mind, and I felt very unhappy.  I do want to block stuff out I think, but maybe not what it was prior to the counselling

      He's been so nasty at times this summer and i can't forget what's been said

      Read somewhere that if you want to stop a bad habit, you have to replace it with something else.....................

      Am back to being worried sick

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