Hows everyone doing? Stess free and alcohol free i hope 11 months off the stuff for me yiiiipeeeee
Well done on the 11 months. Are you going to do anything to celebrate your 1st year? Some families do, but mine doesn't, unfortunately. Mrs Easy is a tough bird and reckons being sober is the minimum expected requirement for me, so she doesn't make a fuss.
My A.A. homegroup always celebrates sobriety birthdays though.
Running wise, I'm coming back after a period of injury, followed by a longer period of idleness. Mrs Easy did a couple of ultras last year (she came 2nd and 3rd lady) and is doing a 12 and a 24 hour ultra in May and July respectively, and hopes to run 50 and 100 miles.
She's mental though.
Oh, I'm getting into yoga too, if only to help with injury prevention and make putting my socks on in the morning easier.
Before I got my first sober 24 hours in, there had not been one single day in the previous 8 years (at least) where I'd been sober.
I know what it's like to try and stay sober with white knuckles. You notice all the TV adverts advertising booze. You notice all the different areas they sell booze in the supermarkets. You notice a lot of stuff that you don't notice when you're drinking.
I also know it's like Japanese water torture and it kept on 'dripping' till I snapped and drank. They say that when we stop drinking that we feel better. And we do. We feel anxiety better, depression better, anger better; time just goes so slow.
Fitness works, to a point, and like a drug, eventually it stops working.
Well done on the four months and sorry for my negativity. I see alkies all the time who try to do this on their own, and the results aren't usually good.
If you find you can't overcome 'these obstacles', which I'm inferring you mean a drinking problem, then please, seek help. Four days sober is no big deal you know? Sorry, but it just isn't. Anyone can stop drinking, staying stopped was what I found hard. The thing about being sober is that time goes slowly, I felt restless, irritable and discontented; I didn't know what to do with myself. Anxiety and stress wore me down till I snapped and started drinking. Then once I started, I usually finished the job.
And as the years ticked by, my alcoholism just got progressively worse; that's pretty normal.
I found my solution in A.A., but there's lots of different organisations and programs around; honestly, if you find you can't do it by yourself, start investigating some outside help.