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Alcohol support

Beyond Dry January - moderators and 100 dayers DJ#3

299 replies

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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teelizzy · 08/03/2021 07:37

Hello all. Checking in for some accountability because I'm slipping. Day 1 again today after drinking 4 nights on the trot. Hungover on Friday. I feel like such a tit, because I know what to do.

Ok, up and at em today. Time to load the washing machine and take the dog for a walk before yet another effing day of WFH.


Humphriescushion · 08/03/2021 07:48

Hello all been reading but not posting much. I have been moderating and it has been going well so far, but know this often slips. Was going to have a drink last night but as per my strategy left it for half an hour and then forgot about it. Working on my weight and skin and fitness i will be bloody perfect soon Grin
Thanks to all the posters on this thread for keeping me going!


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 08/03/2021 07:55

Went for a run this morning & feeling pretty good - though tired! Glad I didn't drink last night. Very tempted to step on the scales but trying to avoid weighing myself until the end of the month.

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PeacheyPeach · 08/03/2021 16:24

Hi all
Hope everyones ok xx @teelizzy dont beat yourself up its a new week and the sun is shining. Focus on what you can do and not what you have done. Give yourself a new goal to work at. That keeps you on track i find
@humphriescushion well done with your moderating. I cant wait until i get to that point. Just don't trust myself yet!!
@myghastisflabbered what a fab day for a run bet you felt amazing afterwards xxx


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 08/03/2021 20:10

I did feel fab, but I'm wilting rapidly! How's everyone today?

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teelizzy · 08/03/2021 20:49

@MyGhastIsFlabbered up and down tbh, but sober! Washing, errands, full days work and dinner cooked. And I wonder why I'm knackered.

@Humphriescushion thanks, always forwards.

Keep on keeping on...


teelizzy · 08/03/2021 20:49

@PeacheyPeach thanks too for the support x


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 08/03/2021 21:28

@teelizzy well done!! Look at it this way - all those things would still need to be done whether you drink or not - and aren't they much easier if you're not hanging?

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CocoLady · 09/03/2021 16:50

Hello 👋🏻 how is everyone doing just checking in! I'm very stressed right now need a new car, work is busy as ever and customers are so rude !
I'm working from which I hate! I need to lose 2.5 stone and I thought dieting as in not having wine mon-fri would help me kick the midweek drinking but no dieting whilst being at home all day and stressed not a good combo! So I gave in drank 2 glasses last night prob will drink tonight! I'm only in my 30s but lately through the drink I look 15 years older
, Keeping gettin a niggling right lower side pain too most days! I'm convinced it's through drinking !!


teelizzy · 09/03/2021 17:49

Hi @CocoLady hanging in there. I am so over this and tbh have been for months whilst completely understanding why it's needed, don't get me wrong. My heart sinks every time I sit down at my laptop for another day of calls, emails and writing.

Trying to focus on self care (real self care not just blotting things out with booze), I do think that weight loss takes a while to come as it takes some time for sugar cravings to calm down.

Day 2 done x


PeacheyPeach · 10/03/2021 19:12

Hi everyone hope your all ok xx halfway through the week already !!
Counting down the hours till bedtime im tired tonight!
Hows the moderating and the Af week going for you all.
Im still keeping positive actually quite impressed with my will power i hope it lasts!!+


teelizzy · 10/03/2021 19:21

Hi @PeacheyPeach well I'm past the witching hour so that's day 3 in the bag. In much better spirits today.

I really appreciate being able to check in here.

How's everyone?


Hohofortherobbers · 10/03/2021 19:51

All good here, I've actually not had a becks blue for a couple of days, have been drinking 2 a night for weeks now. Thoughts of drinking occupies a lot less headspace now. I would like to drink socially again especially as lockdown restrictions ease but for now I'll keep dry, 69 days today Smile


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 11/03/2021 08:10

Hi everyone. I'm still on the wagon but my exercise has slipped a little-I've not make 10k steps twice now. But trying not to beat myself up about it

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wintertime6 · 11/03/2021 09:12

Well done @MyGhastIsFlabbered! I find it really hard to get 10k steps in on the days I'm working. Still plodding along with couch to 5k though, ran for 25 mins yesterday and was so proud of myself!

I've been off the booze for over 3 weeks now and I can say I haven't felt this good in a long time. I'm planning to keep it up until Easter at least but I can't really imagine a life with no alcohol at all? But I'm also scared that if I do start having a glass or two at weekends again that I'll soon slip into my old ways.


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 11/03/2021 09:16

Well done @wintertime6. I need to get myself out again but the weather is putting me off. It was horrendous yesterday.

and well done on 3 weeks AF. I was worried about slipping back to old habits but so far I've not been tempted. I've had a few drinks but never excessively and I've not been craving it as much as I used to.

Small steps people

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PeacheyPeach · 11/03/2021 15:04

@myghastisflabbered you are so right x small steps is what we all need to take 😍
Just making smaller changes to previous habits is going to make a difference. I think having a drink on the odd occasion because you fancy one is going to be a lot more healthy in the long run than drinking every night because its a habit or its because its out of boredom or stress. Its changing the thinking behind the reason why we drink which for me is the reason i started dry January because getting through the week looking down the bottom of my wine glass was not particularly pretty!!


newlabelwriter · 11/03/2021 15:16

Can I join? I’m mostly a weekend drinker but it usually means I don’t sleep well and I’m in a bad mood and then end up eating too much and generally not feeling great. So I gave up drinking for lent and looking and feeling so much better so far. My thing is that I don’t feel i want to give up drinking for good as I really enjoy drinking socially but I really want to keep it as a special occasion thing and not waste weekends (and calories) feeling hungover. Has anyone else managed this successfully? TIA


teelizzy · 11/03/2021 17:40

Well done @PeacheyPeach and @wintertime6. And of course @MyGhastIsFlabbered.

Welcome @newlabelwriter, nice to hear from you. Not sure I have the answers but unpicking behaviours and being accountable to this group has been a huge help.

Doing ok on steps. I'm losing the same couple of pounds over and over it seems. But feeling better two months in and back on track after last week's wobble.

Just tried a AF milk stout to take the edge off the witching hour. Really rather liked it.


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 11/03/2021 19:03

Really not feeling like doing life today. Urgh. Thankfully I don't feel like hitting the bottle but I would normally. Not sure what to do with myself instead.

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teelizzy · 11/03/2021 21:06

@MyGhastIsFlabbered I hear you. Having at least one day a week like this. Bubbly bath and an early night?


MyGhastIsFlabbered · 11/03/2021 21:09

I took the dog for a walk around the block to get my step count 30 more to go to hit 10k...sure I'll do that before bedtime.

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MyGhastIsFlabbered · 12/03/2021 11:13

I feel really fed up. Decided to weigh myself as I'm finding the diet etc hard going so I needed to see that it was worth it. I've only lost about 1lb. Starting to get very worried I won't fit into my wedding dress. I know with weight loss slow and steady is best, but I'd expected a bit more than that given how good I've been.

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PeacheyPeach · 12/03/2021 14:46

@myghastisflabbered i think weighing yourself is lethal. You will probably find you are losing inches first off your actual frame. If i make the mistake of getting on the scales and i dont think ive lost enough its like a trigger for me to ruin my diet. Keep going with thw exercise and healthy eating it has to have an effect soon


Haggisfish · 12/03/2021 16:50

Oh sorry to hear that. Have you been exercising more-could it be heavier muscle instead of fat? I’m not losing as much as I thought I would either.

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