So happy I got through the weekend !

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I did it!!

I got through the weekend drink free!  

This weekend was the test for me. It's when I usually binge & it's what I look forward to all week. I knew I felt different this week when I tried to stop before I found it so hard to get through the weekend but it was okay. I enjoyed my weekend & I'm tucked up in bed already where I usually would be sitting downstairs having drank a hand bottle of vodka. There has been a shift I feel & if I can keep going this way well I will be ecstatic !! Drinking at home will be wiped out for the first time in 13 years. 

Xx

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    Oh, CONGRATULATIONS!  That is an accomplishment!  If you are like me, I make these attempts to quit and then always cave at the weekend or after a particularly stressful day.  

    Last Sunday, I woke up with a brutal hangover and missed going to Mass which broke my heart so I am making yet another attempt to quit.  Made it through a week!  

    I'm noticing I have a lot more energy and am excited about getting stuff done at home.  When I drink, I just come home and drink and get on the computer.  I have less anxiety and depression, too, this week. 

    Are you noticing any positive effects of your efforts?  

    Congratulations again...these are the BIG victories!

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      Hi there,

      Yes ! That is exactly what I used to do- I'd build myself up say I to myself - I am not going to drink this weekend or I will only drink on Saturday night but of course I would end up on a 2 / 3 day night binge.

      Good on you for making it through a week - you have to try focus on that as a positive.

      I am noticing also that I am more productive & clear headed & making plans. I  can focus more on eating well as 2 days after the weekend I would crave crappy food even though generally I am quite healthy. I do workout most days but I would usually miss my Monday & Tuesday morning workout before work & would either skip it or  have to face it after work. This morning I was up at 6am working out. 

      Thank you for the support & I wish you luck for the rest of the week- let me know how it goes.

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    Sadie smile This is wonderful. I was just thinking of you ! . Thanks so much for the reply yesterday and it's only now I've had time to respond. I will pm you in future but wanted to post an online CONGRATS to you for now smile

    ?What I liked most about your message before was how your hubby looked at you and you really feeling the love .....AWWWWW . I found the same feeling when talking to my kids . We engaged on a different level and I cannot describe how that felt . I even notice that when I don't drink , my facial expressions are different . I'm able to smile more, laugh more and really takin in so much more . In a way I feel really blessed to be able to experience this new feeling after it had been dampened for so many years. I think people that don't experience this can easily take natural feeling for granted . I know that we have to learn to deal with tough emotion which is a battle to overcome but to be honest , the feelings of joy, happiness and feeling free are so wonderful I think we must keep reminding ourselves of this and that life is about balance

    ?Going back to what you said the other day !, it's great to find someone like yourself who is so likeminded to me . I totally get where you are at . I'm going to the group tomorrow morning because if I don't go my doctor will not prescribe nalmefene but as said previously I may choose not to take it by the time I manage to get it . Anyway. enough about me

    ?I'm really so pleased for you . You should give yourself a huge pat on the back . Infact , why not treat yourself to a little gift that would have cost the alcohol this weekend . I'm going to do that tomorrow myself . I will let you know what I get

    Also, I was going to say , what I do now is find something to fill the void . I know you have your hubby and little one but why not find a new hobby , something of interest that keeps your mind focused . I find this a greattool for me

    Will pm you soon and I'm sure you will sleep well tonight

    Big hugs xx 

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      Hi Rainbow,

      Thank you so much! Still can't quite believe it myself that I got this far.Yes PM me anytime.

      Yes being able to really feel & really be in the room & the zone with your loved ones is amazing. I actually didn't realize how distant I was even a few days after not drinking just because my focus on happiness was drinking so I totally understand what you mean. I think I have to just feel every emotion good & bad because drinking was me running away from feeling & it effected the good feelings too.

      Oh yes you need to do what you need to do it would be good to have Nalmefene  as a backup if you need it it's there & if not no harm. 

      I am a dancer in my spare time performing at festivals & shows & for the last few months due to life situations I haven't performed much so I am now concentrating on putting on a charity show again which I did last year & working on a new routine. I usually get stressed working on routines but I am just going to go for it & let it happen. 

      I hope the group meeting went well for you & you get your prescription.

      Looking forward to hearing from you.

      Loads  of hugs xx

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    well done sadie dee. The next step is to find an alternative activity to drinking maybe soft drinks and exercise but keep going, I am pleased for you
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