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Day 10 without alcohol.......

Discussion in 'Sobriety Tips and Inspiration' started by WannaBfree, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. WannaBfree

    WannaBfree Active Contributor

    I am truly grateful for being sober for 10 days now. I think the key to it for me is to stay busy. I used to drink about 3pm everyday...usually on an empty stomach. I would then eat dinner about 10pm and go to bed. Well, I make sure I eat a good lunch. That actually helps curb the 3pm craving that occurs occasionally. I really don't want to drink anymore, and I am sticking with it.
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  2. LoveEcho

    LoveEcho Community Champion

    That's amazing! Good job!

    How does life feel now, being sober?

    I hope it feels great! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!
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  3. Fyrion

    Fyrion Active Contributor

    Hey. You are right! You need to stay busy. Find a hobby that you enjoy, time flies really fast doing what you enjoy the most. Ten days sober is a formidable achievement. Keep it up and think about how improved is going to be your future self after overcoming those hardships. Because you are not only quitting alcohol, but also learning the value of consistence and willpower.
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  4. MrsJones

    MrsJones Community Listener Community Listener

    @WannaBfree, that's great! No doubt about it that we share this milestone with you too. Keep that spirit flowing.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
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  5. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    That's a good plan @WannaBfree. Keep at it.

    Anyway, congratulations on your tenth day of being sober. I hope you continue your journey. We're all rooting for you.

    Sending you positive and sober vibes. :)
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  6. WannaBfree

    WannaBfree Active Contributor

    After the first three days, I started to feel so much better. I used to go right back to bed after breakfast and getting the kids off to school. Now I'm cleaning, running errands, and have started cleaning up my backyard. I play word games on my phone, read, and watch television during the down times. Although the 3pm time rolls around and I think about drinking, I can't really say I CRAVE it. To sum it up, life now has a bit of excitement attached to it. So many possibilities have opened up and occurred to me. Being up in my own head and drinking gave me tunnel vision. I also was easily depressed, and looked forward to that drink everyday so I could feel normal again. What I feel now is the real "normal". Once again, I am so humbled. It hasn't been that hard....I will not take that for granted. Having been in recovery before, I know it will be hard sometimes, but I GOT THIS> I will not fail this time. I want this life I am living now. So much happier, and so are my children and my husband. Thanks for asking and providing support :)
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
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  7. WannaBfree

    WannaBfree Active Contributor

    Thank you to everyone for their kind words and supportive messages. All of you are my cheering section, and it keeps me going! Just being here to share my days with is an incentive to stay sober. Thanks for the love :)

    ... xxxooo
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  8. Bozz

    Bozz Active Contributor

    Share the highs and the lows, we're here either way to support you :)

    The crave may not be there but as you mentioned, there is a routine attached. As you probably know from previous experiences, this will improve as your brain adapts to you new, more exciting, stable routine :)

    Keep up the great work!
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  9. kassie1234

    kassie1234 Community Champion

    Awesome to hear! I totally get where you're coming from with the staying busy. It definitely helps keep your mind off drinking, and if you're doing something productive too that's even better!

    Hope that things keep going in the right direction! :)
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  10. WannaBfree

    WannaBfree Active Contributor

    Day 11, and more yardwork in store. I am well aware that I am enjoying my "pink cloud" to the max! Life is not that easy, and there will be trials and temptations in the future. I must stay aware of how I'm feeling, and do something about it if I am craving or feeling down. Instead of dwelling in it, I am finding getting my mind off of it is the easiest thing that works for me. I'll go visit my grandson, go have lunch, take a walk, or go fishing. Idle hands is the devil's workshop, so they say. Have a great day everyone!
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  11. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    Good start wannab. I hope you can stick with this. YOu may want to plan in advnace how you are going to deal with temptations that might cause you to drink. If you can have a game plan set up how you are going to deal with various situations, you will be more on your way to success. I hope this works for you!
  12. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Kudos to you on 11 days, @WannaBfree! That's amazing progress and I'm incredibly proud of you! Just keep going!! :)
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  13. integrity101

    integrity101 Active Contributor

    I'm really happy for you. That's great progress. Stay busy, do the right thing, and you'll be okay. We got your back so keep it up :).
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  14. Novelangel

    Novelangel Active Contributor

    Congratulations on eleven days! That is truly awesome. My brother just recently got his nine year sober pin from AA and that's a big deal, but so is what you are doing. Every day where you prove yourself stronger than your addiction is a day to celebrate. You are a big deal, WannaBfree!
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  15. WannaBfree

    WannaBfree Active Contributor

    Thank you so much <3
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  16. WannaBfree

    WannaBfree Active Contributor

    Thank you....I am truly grateful that I haven't even wanted to drink. The longer I stay away from it, the more I don't want it, Thank God.
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  17. WannaBfree

    WannaBfree Active Contributor

    That is a good idea. Having an action plan is important. I was thinking that I'll pray, maybe jump on here and share, maybe eat chocolate. An empty stomach is a HUGE trigger for me, so I try to eat several small meals a day. What do you think? Any other suggestions?
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  18. anorexorcist

    anorexorcist Community Champion

    That's amazing! I'm really glad that you've sticked to your propose, I'm pretty sure that there will be more days like this one :).
    Keeping ourselves busy sometimes is one of the most helpful things that we can do when we're facing rough times, and sometimes is the best chance to try something we always wanted to try or do something that we haven't done in a while.
    Keep it up!
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  19. oraclemay

    oraclemay Community Champion

    You are doing great and you should be proud of yourself. I think the small meals are a great idea and a little exercise will also help. You may want to find some online work too. You can make some money part-time and save up for something special. Set some goals that you are interested in achieving for yourself and your family. You could put up a chart. Keep on being strong, before you know it, the worst will be over. Life will only get better from now on!
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  20. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    Congrats on achieving 11 days without alcohol! I'm just happy that you were able to live your life the way it's supposed to be lived. You are able to focus on other activities like house chores and errands. I think once you can find a hobby, maybe blogging or creating your own site, that can take a lot of your time as well. The moment you are able to have that one thing to put your time and effort in, then you'll have less idle time in your hands.

    Having little activities with your kids, that can take up much of your time as well. My son and I always love going to parks or play areas. But it's also fun just taking walks around the neighbourhood with him. Good luck and I hope you keep us posted with your progress.
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