SD, thank you I hope it can be of help All the best with your attempt, I hope it will be a right decision for you which ever way you decide to go.
I really struggled understanding at what point does the drinking become a problem. When looking at AA sites, I didnt fit all the criteria of an alcoholic. I think for me it would have been easier if I had, then I would have known I must quit. Someone telling me yes you are an alcoholic would have been a wake up call. But because there were things that didnt quite match the criteria, I should have been OK. I should have been OK to just have the one drink.
It was only after talking to other alcoholics that I realised nobody is going to tell me what to do. I decide myself if my drinking is a problem for me (and those close to me). If I find it a problem, then I have a problem. It's my life. I choose.
I can never have that one drink and for me it's always staying away from that one drink as it will turn to two and three and eventually that vicious cycle that Ye Old Dragon described.
Anyway, well done all so far
SO I tried to join, then had a friend's 30th on the 5th so had a few pints. Then lasted until Wednesday when I was away with work and invited out for dinner, so 2 halfs of lager. Then a pint today at lunch.
Last year I needed to not drink to get up early to train; I lasted to mid feb, then hardly drank at all. So now I'm aiming to do the same this year - just cut back. For me it's un-needed calories.
Well done those that are still dry, and good luck those that are struggling.
Not been on for a while as im ashamed to say l fell off the wagon last weekend. Was the same old story, sod all on telly, bored in the house, friends asking me what im doing, ahhhhhhh what the hell, im off out.
lm not going to beat myself up over it, and i've not drank with anything like the regularity of what l was doing before crimbo so that's a starting point.
Hope the rest of you are all still doing really well. when l have a bit more time on my hands i'll have a read back through the past few pages to see how everyones doing.
nice one Kev
Isn't it odd how alcohol is so dominant in this society? It's hard to avoid adverts, people drinking in telly dramas and so much allusion to drinking everywhere! Have you noticed that the booze aisle in the supermarkets are bigger than the veg and fresh fish aisles?
I'm in a position now that I can't train cos I have two small kiddies in the house! I didn't realise how much my freedom meant to me until I lost it (it is temporary though). The positive thing about that is that I couln't drink if I wanted to in case the kiddies need me at night.
Well done one and all
In theory I should be about £15 a week better off - not sure how I afforded it at the moment although I was doing slightly more hours before xmas
No huge weight loss but my clothes are slowly getting looser
I was out in the snow and ice too RK - exhilarating!
Mr F having done some very radical diet changes in the past that led to my body having a damn good clear out you can feel knackered, headachy, light headed and all sorts while your bosy addapts to less toxins. It will pass
Time I looked at the clean diet again - I slept well after about a month of that
The clean diet was a vegan diet with a high proportion of raw food - like veganism its a lifestyle choice but my head has never been in teh right place to stick with it past 6 weeks despite how good I felt
Tonight marks three weeks folks
Mr F it certainly does
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