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Old 08-23-2008, 07:06 AM
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Day 1 without drink complete

For my own benefit I've decided to start this thread so I can track my own progress.

Yesterday I decided to try 30 days without drinking, as suggested by so many of you guys, and I have completed day one.

I've decided to take a different approach as I'm going on a family holiday at the end of September, so instead of thinking about every day as day without drink, I'm taking it as every day is a day nearer my holiday and I will be feeling healthier and fitter and hopefully lose some of those pounds that I'm carrying due to booze.

The good thing is that the holiday will not be a temptation as it is with the wife and kids and the opportunities won't be there. Maybe I'll be able to have wine with a meal? maybe I won't want to? Who knows?

Anyway, today is day two and I am determined to do this!

Thanks guys...
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:08 AM
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Good luck. Don't drink anything no matter what. It is poison to us!

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Old 08-23-2008, 07:12 AM
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You will also have more money to spend on holiday

Glad you have started your plan ..
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:31 AM
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Congratulations! You are so smart to do this! You know yourself enough to set the battlefield. It is said that "If you make the rules, you will win". keep in mind that no matter how you feel, stay the course! Gather all the info. Think of it as a science experiment, a college paper you're writing. Use all that you feel to your advantage by empowering your decision. Make note of the benefits of sobriety. Exaggerate the positive as well as the negative. Self-talk will be powerful during this time. If you can, write here at SR as much as you can. Again, welcome to the real world! It's a pleasure to have you in it! I am so proud of you!
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:01 AM
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Good for you for taking care of yourself!
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:09 AM
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From another Yorkshireman, also on day 2, well done, keep it up....
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:28 AM
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:43 AM
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I'm on day 53 (I think.) There's no doubt in my mind that total abstinence is the only way for me. Lots of field research and longer periods of sobriety have demonstrated that.

30 days on the wagon is the way to go. You'll have a much clearer understanding of your relationship with alcohol afterwards. Bear in mind also that alcohol is a depressant and if you're drinking regularly you might be surprised to find your mood lifts after a week or so.

Of course I hope you discover that you haven't a problem and were perhaps just being wisely overly cautious.
However if ya stick around it'd be nice to 'av a cal with some local numptys.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:40 PM
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It feels really odd staying in on a Saturday night drinking Coke and eating chocolate!

I need to find something to occupy my mind!
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:45 PM
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:51 PM
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From experience will the first few days be the worst? Is there a pattern to when relapses are possible?

I just want to avoid trigger points.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:53 PM
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York, try a movie at home with all the snacks, ice cream, popcorn, celery w/ peanut butter. Wow, now that's a Saturday night!

(watching a movie, sober, is my new found friend)
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Lots of field research and longer periods of sobriety have demonstrated that.
Ha..same here Jig.

From experience will the first few days be the worst? Is there a pattern to when relapses are possible?

I just want to avoid trigger points.
Triggers are different for all of us. Right now I definitly don't want to be around alcohol at all. No bars, pool halls, bowling alleys, no friends sipping on wine in front me. No thank you. Day 33. Boredom can be a big trigger for me also and the saying HALT: hungry, angry, lonely tired? Check those before you drink. Oh...and WELCOME.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:15 PM
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Good Luck Yorkshireman,
Good on you for trying the 30days..you may find the holiday difficult though as even the wine might be a temptation..however, even if you do not get through the holiday you will probably be thinking about your consumption and when you get back ready to start anew
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:30 PM
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Yorkshireman, your emotions & moods will be all over the place for awhile. In the beginning I was so thankful to be alive that I felt elated, but when that feeling wore off a little, I started feeling sorry for myself, very nervous and restless. (This probably will not be you - I'm just sayin'. ) When I got over that I started with the regrets and remorse thing - worrying and feeling bad about my past behavior and things I can't go back and fix. I've finally come to realize that all my experiences, even the drinking years, have contributed to who I am today. I rather like the person in the mirror for the first time in ages. So glad you're taking this journey with us. Love, Joanie
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:39 PM
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Well from another Yorkshireman ( i see a pattern emerging here....) who's just finishing day 1.... I'm with you mate.
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:27 PM
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Onto day 3 and for the first time in years I've slept (real sleep!) a good 6 hours and woken up at 7.15am with a clear head and am actually looking forward to the day ahead. If this is sobriety then bring it on!
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:33 AM
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Hi from a southerner:ghug3 !!!!

I'm on day 8 now and it has been difficult - the habit of having a - or several - drinks in the evening, but I'm feeling the benefits already and my husband has justtold me it's been like living with a different person, so I guess it's working! Triggers for me are being alone and bored, so I start ironing, or cleaning or something like that - the house is spotless (until the kids start playing!) but at least I'm not drinking!

Good luck


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Old 08-24-2008, 12:38 AM
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