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Old 01-05-2020, 10:45 PM
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Night One without Drinking

I've decided to give this another go and get sober, and tonight is my first night. Evening wasn't bad, but now feeling the insomnia at almost 1am. Unable to sleep, wide awake and when I lay down I just toss and turn.

To me, this is the worst part of the first week or two after giving up drinking. Nights are so sleepless.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:56 PM
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It gets better tho. Stay with us

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Old 01-05-2020, 11:19 PM
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Good choice.
It does get easier.
You will feel better.
Drink water flush it out.
You know what you have to do
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:28 PM
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Good choice.
It does get easier.
You will feel better.
Drink water flush it out.
You know what you have to do
Since I can't sleep, figured that's what I'd do so been just sitting at the computer drinking several cups of water. Work is gonna suck tomorrow, go in at 7:30 but at least there won't be a lot of people there. I'll be tired as heck.
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:52 AM
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Since I can't sleep, figured that's what I'd do so been just sitting at the computer drinking several cups of water. Work is gonna suck tomorrow, go in at 7:30 but at least there won't be a lot of people there. I'll be tired as heck.
You'll get through it.
Make Sobriety your no 1 objective in life and everything else seems to follow, just falls into place. It's like magic
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:05 AM
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You'll get through it.
Make Sobriety your no 1 objective in life and everything else seems to follow, just falls into place. It's like magic
Very well put, Vman! This nails it precisely.

Sobriety is the sine qua non for our lives, as those old Roman types mighta said. The absolutely indispensable part.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:17 AM
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Since I can't sleep . . . Work is gonna suck tomorrow

It will still be better than having a massive hangover.

And you don't need to hide the fact that you didn't sleep well, unlike the behavior that caused the massive hangover which you would try to hide.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:32 AM
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Zebra said just what I was thinking! Anything is better than me having to 'hide' what was really up. And I totally get the sleep and insomnia and so on part - it's been my main struggle in different ways, thru my journey to date. It does get better from where you are now, tho, I promise.

Take it one task and one chunk of time today. You can do this.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:34 AM
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I know it takes time, but have never slept better than since I becmae a teetotaller.

Give it time.
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Old 01-06-2020, 11:20 AM
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Maybe try some ice cream. It will give your body the sugar it is craving and it taste good.
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:28 PM
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Yeah Iím a week in and still not sleeping super good but we have to hang in there . You got this!!
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:48 PM
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In the quiet hours of the night- SR is a very good place to read, research,learn,share.
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:09 PM
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Hi Devious! Stay strong. I'm told it gets better!
I just completed week 1.
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Tc4ever View Post
Maybe try some ice cream. It will give your body the sugar it is craving and it taste good.
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I've heard this suggested, unfortunately ice cream wrecks havoc on my stomach which sucks, because I LOVE ice cream!
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:56 PM
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I was a little tired this morning, I probably got 2-3 hours of on and off sleep. But wasn't hungover and groggy! Going into night two of no drinking.
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The time in which I would have went and gotten beer has come and gone, still no alcohol. Instead made a breakfast bowl, appetite isn't fully there yet as I was only able to eat half the bowl I made.
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Devious0ne View Post
The time in which I would have went and gotten beer has come and gone, still no alcohol. Instead made a breakfast bowl, appetite isn't fully there yet as I was only able to eat half the bowl I made.
I think this is still good though, for me cooking fills time well that youíd normally be drinking .
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You're doing such a wonderful thing for yourself, Devious. Be proud.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:53 PM
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The first night I quit drinking I didnít get one minute of sleep even though I tried.

At work the next day I had this revelation. I hadnít slept but I FELT BETTER than a hangover.
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:14 PM
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One thing I've decided to do is keep a journal basically detailing each day that I'm sober, and at the end of each day reflecting on the positives and then include goals for the following day. I'm hoping this keeps me on track, plus figured if I make it a year and doing this each day it would be fun to go back and see how I've progressed.
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