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Old 01-03-2018, 03:48 PM
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Day 100 vs the early days

It is almost midnight here and so ends my day 100!! I can't quite believe it!

Today I feel good, I still suffer from anxiety but I no longer wake up in the early hours with extreme anxiety & the feeling of dread, and I no longer get up for work asking myself why I'm slowly drinking myself to death.

When I started with my alcohol counsellor in May last year I couldn't even contemplate 1 day off alcohol, never mind 100! Every day I managed I obsessed about not drinking, it took up most of my daily thoughts, it was a battle. This was my attempt at moderation that didn't work and so I finally quit at the end of September, moderating was too exhausting. Then it was just one day at a time.

Now? I still think about wine (my drink of choice) but I no longer want to drink it....well, most of the time!! Despite some pretty challenging home stuff that would normally send me to the bottom of a bottle, I am here, sober and free!!

Next week I have my final appointment with my alcohol counsellor, I am classed as in recovery. Yippee!!

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Huge congratulations on 100 days! So inspiring.
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Congrats on 100 days sober! It keeps getting better, the longer you're sober.
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100 days is a great feeling and achievement. Well done on all of your hard work.
Here’s to the future, congrats
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Congratulations JJ1991

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Congrats!!! Way to be
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This is Awesome!
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:40 PM
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Great job - I found 100 days to be a milestone when a lot of things shifted forward even more!

Best for your continued recovery!
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Congratulations! I was still a mess after 100 days myself. Around the seven month mark things started getting easier for me but at that point I could look back and see that I had improved more than I realized between 5 and 7 months so I consider 6 months the turning point for me. For me it was one of those things where you don't realize how much you are improving until you look back a bit.
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It's wonderful to read your upbeat & positive thoughts - filled with hope.
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Great stuff, well done!
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Great posts! Really inspired me to keep on adding up those sober days. I really want to reach that turning point. I want my mind to be strong again and giving myself some positive thoughts. It seems that the alcohol has put alot of negative thinking and put-downs in my head. It was very distructive to my self-esteem. I don't really need that in my life.
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100 days is an excellent achievement. Really well done!
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Originally Posted by ChloeRose63 View Post
Great posts! Really inspired me to keep on adding up those sober days. I really want to reach that turning point. I want my mind to be strong again and giving myself some positive thoughts. It seems that the alcohol has put alot of negative thinking and put-downs in my head. It was very distructive to my self-esteem. I don't really need that in my life.

It toys with your mind and your emotions for a while. I was mad at the world for quite a while there.
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That's awesome, well done JJ. Really inspiring for all us newbies. I can't wait to get to where you are now. Lots of hard work ahead but I'm game for it. Gabe x
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Originally Posted by ChloeRose63 View Post
Great posts! Really inspired me to keep on adding up those sober days. I really want to reach that turning point. I want my mind to be strong again and giving myself some positive thoughts. It seems that the alcohol has put alot of negative thinking and put-downs in my head. It was very distructive to my self-esteem. I don't really need that in my life.
I'm definitely more positive these days. It has been lots of hard work, counselling, therapy course but I'm doing so much better. Clearly I still have my off days but that is just life!

Hang in there!
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That's awesome, well done JJ. Really inspiring for all us newbies. I can't wait to get to where you are now. Lots of hard work ahead but I'm game for it. Gabe x
Thanks Gabe. How are you doing?
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Amazing!!!!!! So over the moon happy for you!
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