Originally Posted by Dee74
LOL do try and finish the Carr book - and don't worry about quitting before the end...
it's a bit 'but wait - there's more!' but I thought it was a worthwhile read
I'll pick it up again
I remember thinking don't quit until you have finished the book - wow, an open invitation, infact almost an instruction to carry on drinking - any excuse
I already know what the 'twist' is (well I think I do) from reading reviews, that's fine with me, it's what I'm aiming for anyway!
Originally Posted by Live2Run25
It happens. You knew some of the triggers. Today is another day! Don't let that voice get you again. You got this!!
Thanks L2R - today's been a pretty good productive day so far so feeling positive about things, hope you are feeling a lot better too
Originally Posted by duane1
Day 3/4 was always a tough day for me. Day 3/4 on a Friday was a deadly combination. My brain would really go into overtime to get that bottle bought on my way home, so I know exactly where you are coming from. Just climb back on the horse with the knowledge of what your addiction is going to be telling you and try to blast through those days. I wish I had better advice, but I am pretty new to sobriety myself.... I will say that after that 4th day, I could rationalize and deal with that voice much better. Good luck on a sober rest of your weekend.
It's great advice thanks duane, it's weird as Friday isn't particularly any different at all to any other day for me. It's just that 'friday feeling' my day's 3/4 will be Monday and Tuesday this week so hopefully will have gained enough strength and insight by next weekend. I have gained a lot already, not bothering with the second one and making myself eat and get to bed was a big step forward to me.
The 2nd bottle is still here, but I'm getting together later on with a friend and her LO so i'll give it to her under the guise of it being a brand I don't like (ha! Like there wasn't any old rubbish I wouldn't drink!) I can't really tell her the truth as she is a new-ish friend, we both have young children and I don't know how she'd react tbh. I'd like to keep her as a friend!
Thanks again everyone