Giving up the booze

Can I?!!!

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14/04/2014 at 16:07

Sinbad - I am in France skiing at the moment.  Used to get arsed on these holidays.  Now I don't, and I watch others lugging their beer and wine into their apartments and don't feel any envy.  Nothing changes unless you want it to change.  If you don't want a boozy time, then don't drink, it is simple. x


15/04/2014 at 07:28

Agree that you have to want to stop and to change. but if you are an alcoholic you stand a much better chance if you seek support from fellow alcoholics. that is were you,Sinbad can be helped .

Holding on to my old ideas and thought patterns acheived nothing,i had to be fearless and thorough from the start of my recovery. I had to start living in the answer - not the problem, and things slowly got better,one day at a time.

Hope everyone has a pleasant Tuesday.

15/04/2014 at 16:55

Having a lovely Tuesday thanks  BWF  

VLM was great - a bit of a slow run with the chip time at 5:55 but I had a fab day and enjoyed myself.  I kept getting the cramp pains in my right foot that I've had for about a month now since the Hastings 1/2m so had to keep stopping and taking my shoe off.  I was on course for a sub 5 for the first 10 miles but once once I knew I'd have to keep stopping I decided just to take it easy and enjoy the crowds.  It was really hot too but for some reason it didn't bother me as much as some people.  

Thankfully I managed to beat the rhinos, big bird, sonic the hedgehog and Ironman but I was really happy not to be beaten by the man with the fridge on his back!

15/04/2014 at 16:58
Well done SL I'd wondered how you did - I was there spectating and it was really too hot! Are you going to enter the ballot for next year?
15/04/2014 at 17:46

HI Trigger, yes - I'll be entering again.  This year wasn't through the ballot - I got a club place last but had to defer as I was poorly.  

15/04/2014 at 23:40

Hi All,

I'm going on holiday with a friend who's alcohol dependent. It was booked December, so I was in a bit of a state, not the best time of year for me.

I hear you all, but. I'm trying to do one day at a time, and am hoping for not drinking for the day of the holiday. I'm toying around with how much, or little I will drink. But in another post, I said want to wait till after the holiday, whether I want to stop completely, or maintain it at a minimum potential, that being the recommended levels, set by the the professionals.

He's talking about going to Goa for two weeks boozing, but as the above has stated, I will see if I can stop for these next 6 weeks, before making my mind up.

I won't be drinking anywhere near the amounts he talking about for himself, but that's his choice.

No run today, but I am hoping to get out Wednesday,

Good marathon time SL, when I finally get to my HM I would be glad just to get anywhere near that time, dividing it down to a HM time of course.

Hope all okay/

16/04/2014 at 08:38

Morning,well done on the marathon SL,thats a long time to be on your feet running, i just dont think i could do it.

Good luck Sinbad,you will need it going on holiday with a friend thats alcohol dependent. All my "normal heavy drinking pals" soon went different ways when i quit,as they really do not want to be around a sober person.  Much better off with sober company,thats not to say i do not enjoy a social occasion,my wife stills likes a tipple and has no problem at all with the stuff.

3.5 miles this morning in lovely spring weather, only problem i seem to be getting earlier and earlier. Seem to need less sleep with more exercise,has anybody else had this?

Have you all have a stress free wednesday,cheers.

16/04/2014 at 09:45

Morning BWF, another good run

Trigger, are you entering the ballot?  I am.  Shame they god rid of the 5 year rejection rule, I must be on about 6 or 7 now.

No running here, still can't hear and balance affected.  Bored now.

16/04/2014 at 16:56
Hi Cinders yes I'll enter the ballot but it's been ages since I've been successful! Good luck
16/04/2014 at 19:10

I'll enter the ballot too, last time I got in was in 2009 for the first Virgin London Marathon in 2010.  Within a month of getting the 'Congratulations' magazine I got ill with the crohns for the first time and hardly ran a step for almost 2 years.  Making up for lost time now though.  

Sinbad - there's no magic formula out there, if you want to stop drinking then you have to not drink.  Making plans to drink less or only on this or that day won't work.  Socialising with (heavy) drinkers won't work - you're making it really really difficult for yourself.  

BWF lovely morning for a run, a bit envious to be honest as I had to get out early.

I was going for my oxygen tank session but started feeling rough on the way there and my ears blocked and wouldn't pop so I didn't want to risk it and went to visit my sister instead.  Still feeling rough now so think this lurgy is making a comeback.  It was very kind and disappeared just enough for me to do the marathon and now it's coming back to bite me on the bum - payback!   

Hope everyone's had a lovely Wednesday - been gorgeous out there hasn't it

Yesterday at 18:10
Evening. Well done on the marathon sl - it was certainly warm. I had a great time supporting and door I missed you. I did drink quite a bit of cava but gave myself a golden pass for my birthday. I'm now back on the water and small bottle of wine which hubby is also doing which makes it easier
Sinbad - good luck on the holiday. It sounds quite a challenge.
Hope everyone has a lovely Easter break
Today at 08:38
I'll be on the cava later today Soup Dragon - it's my son's 21st birthday and we've about 10 people around for dinner!

Happy Easter everyone - some fantastic weather for running out there at the mo xx
Today at 08:40

Happy 21st Birthday to your son trigger 


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