Tiramisu count? :D

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Today my husband bought a big portion of Tiramisu - his favourite. I just took a big spoonful & got the taste of alcohol & laughed to myself - I haven't tasted  that in nearly 2 weeks. lol

Just tomorrow & Sunday to get through my trigger days & then hopefully a prescription on Monday.I just have to get through my trigger times tomorrow. I'll be at home as usual so just have to think of something distracting to do at those times. I'll admit I would love to drink but come Sunday it won't have been worth it.

What do any of you guys do to help you push through your trigger time?

Sadie

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    Oh I get a trigger, I look at it and say, "alcohol is poison, would you drink bleach!" Say it until it sinks in. Go outside talk a short walk.

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    easy! Thinking of the tears, threats to throw me out of the house etc etc....AND knowing that it will not only be one small drink..stay strong. You can do it! Robin
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      Thanks Robin! 

      I am being very honest with my husband & told him that during the week I was considering drinking this weekend. He actually suggested buying one baby bottle of wine to just sip on to make me feel better. He means well & I probably would be fine doing that I have always been ok having one when out at a restaurant but no point in having the one I'll just try to keep going. 

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    Cleaning / de-cluttering - something to occupy your mind as you keep busy! I plan to do this this weekend as it is something I quite enjoy (sad, I know!) but it keeps me busy plus I see the de-cluttering part as removing some of my old self ready for life anew, and it gives me a sense of achievement!

    Good luck with it Sadie!

    Rachel xx

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      I hear you Rachel! Getting rid of old stuff & old habits.

      I actually spent the majority of yesterday evening researching courses to pursue a floristry career. At the moment I do some wedding stuff from home but I've decided to go for it & try get a qualification. I've always been the type of person who goes from one thing to the other never truly sticking to something possibly the drinking had something to do with that or anxiety.It will cost a lot to do it but if I focus on it it'll be worth it in the end.

      Feeling ok so far today will see how I am come evening time - one of the presses upstairs could do with a de-cluttering. smile

      Thank you hon xxx

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    I must admit that I was out with OH and friends last night and could quite easily shared another bottle of wine. Having seen first hand the devastating consequences of heavy drinking, not only on the drinker, but those close to them, switched to lime and soda, no brainer and no headache this morning!
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    Sadie think of the worst drink ever ,how physically sick you felt , how guilty and deceitful you felt , how in the pits you felt all for what ? .Think of your sons face and think what a so much better weekend you can give him if you remain sober ...Go for it girl you can do it ! And keep posting on here even if you are walking the dog in the rain tonight ! Thinking of you but as the days go on it gets easier and you have hope of that medication in front of you too remember x keep it all crossed lovely x
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      Thank you Nat!! I had that moment hugging my husband this morning. An honest hug as he knows everything now. I can't put that all in reverse. I feel closer to him now & we had a lovely day with our son yesterday. We took a bus back home after having dinner out for Paddy's Day & watched the bus load with people carrying cans of beer & bottles of wine & spirits for Paddy's Day parties. Drinking is such a huge part of our culture here in Ireland it makes it hard to be in a position like this most socialising is based around it. The thing is I need to make this change & it will be a huge change & I feel like I need to get away from all of that.

      If the urge hits me this evening like last week I will check in here- it always helps xxx

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      Sadie, put briefly telling your husband what you were planning to secretly do took away feelings of guilt, which I've always found makes my anxiety far worse. Anxiety was one of my major triggers to go on a binge. A binge that would take ages till I felt 'normal' and the whole situation would start again.

      keep going, yes nobody's saying it will be easy, but if you stick with it today, your self esteem will be so much better tomorrow

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      Yes I believe once I am honest I an beat this. The dishonesty is the worst part for me. I said to him even if you think this is bad of me I am being honest & he agreed straight away. He said just tell me & we don't need to have an indepth discussion about it just put it out there & we'll keep going. My problem is I keep over explaining myself from guilt.

      Thank you ! No it's not easy but this is my challange in life.

      xxxxxxx

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