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Alcohol support

Beyond Dry January - moderators and 100 dayers DJ#3

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MyGhastIsFlabbered · 21/02/2021 11:02

New thread to take us beyond February. Pull up a chair, make yourselves comfortable...let's do this!

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PeacheyPeach · 02/03/2021 14:37

@myghastisflabbered hope your sleeping improves. Theres nothing worse than no sleep is there x
I have set a new mini goal on my dry app
Id set it as 30 days which i set twice which i passed yay! So just set myself a new 40 day challenge now to take me.up to 100 days. The thought of having a drink now makes me feel a bit sick. I just imagine how bad my body would feel now if i.started drinking again its just not worth it for me x


Haggisfish · 02/03/2021 21:26

Well done everyone who is still going! I’m back to day one again but feeling positive. I know I can do it and I’m looking forward to it.


Whaa · 02/03/2021 22:41

Peachy peach you are so right! That’s how I felt all January and then had the odd sip just to see...Mistake!


OhioOhioOhio · 02/03/2021 22:55

Just checking in again. You lot have been busy! I love that early morning photo. That's my real motive for staying dry. Getting up bright and early is such a win.


CocoLady · 03/03/2021 18:13

Hey how's everyone doing ?
Thought I'd check in as been a while.. I'm strugglin to go without wine !
So most weekends I have a lot of alcohol wine and spirits etc I had Monday off and vowed to wait til friday! But shared half a bottle last night with OH n having one tonight, just been given antibiotics for a week and says u can drink on them but not even that stops me ! I think I need to start reading a good self help book, has anyone any recommendations... I have the Allen carr one, but haven't read much ! Xx hope everyone's ok x


PeacheyPeach · 03/03/2021 18:37

@haggisfish day one is a good place to start x and being motivated and feeling good is going to help you stay on track xx
@cocolady welcome back xx ive seen loads of good reviews for Allen Carrs books


showmethegin · 03/03/2021 21:53

Hi all! I feel like I deserve a medal tonight, DP cracked a bottle of white (my poison of choice) and I didn't crack! How's everyone else doing?


teelizzy · 03/03/2021 22:12

Well done @showmethegin

@Haggisfish hope your day 1 went well.

Had a pretty low week last week but stuck to my moderation goal and rolled into this week in a better space.

Everyone else: thanks for being here and keeping me accountable. I do feel so much better for not sinking into a bottle of wine nearly evening.


Haggisfish · 03/03/2021 22:47

Thanks. My day one went well but day two went pear shaped!🤣 am back on it tomorrow. I’m glad I can now take days off inbetween at least. Never used to be the case.


TSBelliot · 04/03/2021 19:11

Hmm well I drank about ten units last night but am going to keep a March tally here. I am concentrating on the fact that if I stay AF for the next week then that doesn’t look so bad.


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 05/03/2021 13:07

The wine witch is already beckoning. Got a child-free evening and no clinic tomorrow so I could have a lie in. WW is yelling at me to make the most of it.

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Hohofortherobbers · 05/03/2021 21:06

I had to fend her off earlier too, if there was wine in the house I'd have caved. How did you get on myghast?


PeacheyPeach · 05/03/2021 21:41

@myghastisflabbered imagine having a lovely lie in tomorrow and not feeling rough though 😉


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 05/03/2021 22:16

I'm still dry so far. And feeling good because DP bought wine. It's still in the fridge unopened.

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Whaa · 06/03/2021 08:11

Well done all.well done myghastisflabbered - you get a nice day!
I caved while cooking, so no sleep and feel blurgh. Why do I do it? It all seems so entirely reasonable at 6 pm and so crap later on. Was doing so well in January too. Tonight! Tonight I will NOT a drink!


Hohofortherobbers · 06/03/2021 08:53

Well done myghast! Bet you're glad of it this morning


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 07/03/2021 10:10

Urgh why do I do it? Had a bottle last night and woke up feeling like shit this morning.

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wintertime6 · 07/03/2021 12:24

@MyGhastIsFlabbered hope you're feeling a bit better now. It's so easy to pour one glass and then suddenly the whole bottle is gone.

For me, I think the running is really helping me to stay off the booze. I've been trying to run every other day and it's giving me something to focus on. And it's making me feel really good so I don't want to drink and feel all groggy and rubbish. Do you want to join me for some runs this week? I'm hoping to get out tomorrow morning.


Haggisfish · 07/03/2021 13:32

I’ll join you in some runs! I’ve not done very well on staying dry lately but spring is inspiring me!


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 07/03/2021 15:28

I'm feeling better now but felt really dreadful. Just been out for a walk on the downs.
Definitely up for joining you for a run tomorrow morning @wintertime6. Are you on Strava?

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Haggisfish · 07/03/2021 15:45

Ooooh I am! Can we pm names or set up a group? That’s a great idea. If you don’t mind me inviting myself along!Blush


PeacheyPeach · 07/03/2021 15:50

I think we just forget its going to make us feel rubbish once we are a glass down doesnt it. Its like childbirth, you forget about the pain until the next time!!!
Maybe if you know youve got some exercise planned your not likely to drink as who wants to do anything with a hangover!


wintertime6 · 07/03/2021 15:53

I'm not on strava @MyGhastIsFlabbered is it free to join?


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 07/03/2021 16:20

@wintertime6 basic Strava is free - there is a premium subscription that you pay for but I've never bothered. My partner does though

I can PM you my name @PeacheyPeach and you can try and find me on Strava?

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MyGhastIsFlabbered · 07/03/2021 16:21

Wrong person sorry Peachy - got confused about Strava!

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