kicking the alcohol habit

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16/02/2006 at 17:50
lol, here here back at ya JD!

You can do it Laura C!!

Gaz, if you're out there ((Gaz))!!!!
17/02/2006 at 09:24
i didnt do it! i had a J20 instead! was thinking about it all the way home but didnt do it! saying that i was well stressed last night and think a drink wouldve helped...but then realised wouldve made it worse...

and yes it does cost loads of money and i too have saved some by not drinking...i so know what you mean- i thought nothing of spending £50 on a night out saying "but thats how much it costs"- just think 4 nights out a month thats £2000 and the rest...bottles of wine during the week!

true test will be this tomorrow...and parents just got back from belgium and theyve bought me some wine and beer back-i told them to keep it at their house until further notice!

whats everyone else got planned?

Bunbury-do you ever still fancy a drink now?

yes gaz-check in please!
17/02/2006 at 10:01
I work every Sat/Sun/Mon night Laurac so thats three nights a week I can't drink.

Really have to get my head around alcohol being a treat. Thats the only way I could give up smoking, I had to see cigarettes as the enemy and not the reward for a stressful day.

17/02/2006 at 10:24
Laurac - that's £200 a month not £2000- but with the money we'll get for tazing FF's hubby every time he lights up we'll be loaded! Great to hear you resisted temptation- I think I'm going to plan a quiet weekend - just me and San Pellegrino

FF - It must help having the structure of 3 days off and it sounds as if your doing really well. I have an image of you surrounded by lots of temptation which must make it so much harder. I binged all the booze in the house before 1st Jan to get it out the way- I'm sure the resulting hangover helped me to give it up and although there's now booze in the house I know if I was to open a bottle for a glass it would be all gone in an hour .

I like the image of wine as not a friend. Those dark surley evil wine bottles looking down at me every time I go in the kitchen coaxing me with their darn Australian accents. ( Although I suspect one of them is French)
17/02/2006 at 10:28
thats how much i am thinking of wine i cant even add up or type!!

FF-where do you work? when i worked in a bar at weekends that was a nightmare!

JD-would the french wine's accent be more alluring than the austalians?!
17/02/2006 at 10:39
No because he's trying to use his gallic charm! Being all smarmy and arrogant, assuming I'll weaken to his wishes just because he's a £12 bottle which was given to me as a pressy.

Now the bottle of Champagne is taking a different tack - she's playing it smooth knowing as soon as a celebration comes round she'll be out the bottle in a flash - testing me.

The Australians are just being rude - damn colonials
17/02/2006 at 10:43
ha, ha, youve cheered me up now!

if i was a drink id like to say id be a bottle of champagne...but in reality im probably a cheap vodka...oh my god why am i comparing myself to alcohol now?

everytime i read your post JD i keep thinking of jammie dodgers...may have to make a trip to sainsburys at lunch...
17/02/2006 at 10:50
They've changed the design and they no longer have a heart shape in the middle - still taste great though.

I'd like to be a fine wine but I'm probably an alcopop!
17/02/2006 at 10:55
mad dog 20 20!!
17/02/2006 at 11:09
Turbo Shandy
17/02/2006 at 13:39
Jammie Dodgers still have a heart but the biscuit decoration is a splat not a swirl - I've just checked - I might have to update my image!

17/02/2006 at 13:41
ha, ha, cant believe youve checked! looking forward to the end of the day...
17/02/2006 at 13:45
I can hear the noise of deadlines whistling past my ears - anything planned tonight?
17/02/2006 at 13:54

I work nights as a midwife Laurac, so no alcohol there .... plenty of gas and air though and thats a scream!! No hangover either.

I am surrounded by temptation and whilst I'm not being totally tea total (being honest now). I've managed to keep consumption down to one or two glasses and I've had some nights of no alcohol at all.

Think the only way to go tea total is to set a date and stick to it rather than an impulsive decision. Do you guys mind if I start 1/3/06 whilst keeping down to 1-2 glasses three nights a week??? Will I still be allowed on this thread?? Pleaaassseee.
17/02/2006 at 13:56
JD has to be Jack Daniels! (Just realised your picture isn't a polo mint .... God I'm such a bimbo!!)
17/02/2006 at 14:03
of course you can cut down and stick around-its the INTENTION!! with a husband liek yours its not surprising you lapse sometimes (not casting aspersions but i mean re. alcohol and fags)you dont ahve to start at all if you dont want to!

but you are right, setting a date would be good-i am hoping that this is a permenant thing and the urges will go so the date to finish is indefinite...its my birthday march 13th though...may slip up then...

a polo? with a heart?

im off to pilates tonight for the first time, thought id have a go as running hurts a bit at the moment. then usually id go home via offie and get a nice bottle and do the lot...but not tonight!
17/02/2006 at 14:12
Thinderbird - makes me shudder to even say/type the word! Some very bad experiences at 15/16yrs old.

You can join us on the wagon at any time - there's a space saved for you - anyway if you tried to leave this tread we'd hunt you down - How's Gaz getting on? I think he's jumped on the 'giving up the booze' wagon but his seat is still here if he wants it.

17/02/2006 at 14:25
<<beams>> thanks guys!!

I know its a heart now, its just a bit blurry and I hadn't made the connection with the name. Now its so obviously a biscuit!! daaahhh!

Thunderbird, my first experience with alcohol and alcohol induced vomitting! Those were the days!

Not sure half term is a good time to give up alcohol anyway and if I'm honestly honest, I think if I go tea total I'll end up divorced by end of year and we've booked a holiday for July and I'd hate to ruin that. So if I jump on wagon in March, I'll only have to last out another 5 months. You never know he may even offer to cut down too (already got him to agree to vasectomy but had to get him drunk to agree to that!!!)
17/02/2006 at 14:39
Laura - you've got to get an image - it looks as if this thread is just FF and myself.

Vasectomy - ouch! - I'm sure none of his little fellas ar swimming anyway with the 40 a day smokes.
17/02/2006 at 14:41
i cant work out how to down load a bloody photo!
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