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First sober xmas, and i cannot wait!!

Old 12-21-2017, 12:16 PM
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First sober xmas, and i cannot wait!!

My first sober xmas from when I was about 15 years old (apart from 2 with pregnancy). Last year I ruined it, I was so hungover, I barely got through the days. I was almost sick all over the presents, I could barely cook the xmas dinner and didn't eat a single mouthful of it and slept all afternoon before downing 3 bottles of wine later on,after I felt better. I was supposed to go visit family boxing day but I was still too over the limit to drive, which meant I had to get collected and admit I had drank an extortionate amount the night before. Then stumbling into a room full of disgruntled family members, having panic attacks and needing air every 10 mins until I passed out with a headache and with hardly anyone speaking to me. I had spent nearly £150 on booze alone for a week, a week!!!!

Fast forward 1 year. Ive spent about £30 on every flavour of soft drink you can imagine, I had lots more money spare for a nicer tree and decorations, and food. I'm so so so excited to enjoy this year in my new brain, take in every moment of my kids enjoying their day, take photos, build toys with them, watch a xmas movie together and not be shoving painkillers in my mouth trying to delay a blinding headache that inevitably gets drank away again later.

I love my life!!
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:19 PM
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I love this! I too cannot wait for Christmas this year and New Year's!

Singing to myself, completely off-key: "It's the most wonderful time of the year..."
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First sober one for me and I am in the same boat....canít wait.

I have been off most of this week and have spent it organising, building the kids toys, getting all the details ready etc.
Last year being off meant drunk straight away and everyday.
Think I drank 17 days straight last year into the new year.

Nothing dramatically bad happened but my family never got me and I canít remember most of it.

Not this year
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so pleased to see others excited too! Especially when many of us were probably nervous how we would cope with it all, when this time of years it seems permissible to drink a lot. Never thought I would never not drink at xmas, that seemed inconceivable 6 months ago So happy to not feel I am not missing out on anything, and instead have gained so much more.
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It is special - I'm really glad for you guys

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