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Lynn123 Oct 07, 2019 (09:04 PM)  

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EMJ715,


Nice job and you should feel proud of yourself!  I had the same feeling you have now.  I was shocked that I made it two weeks when I could barely make it one night.  That alcohol voice gets pretty loud when you haven't given in to it so keep your guard up.  Use your new found confidence to get you over the hard times.  

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Sabastian Oct 06, 2019 (11:27 PM)  

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Thanks EMJ. I’m so happy for you! You are doing great and are a huge inspiration for me. I’m hopeful it will be a good week! Thank you so much for staying on this site and being an inspiration. 

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Good luck Sabastian!! 

Today was day 13 alcohol free for me!! It’s tough especially today for some reason but I stayed strong & haven’t had anything. I actually feel great!! And so proud of myself! All the times I tried I never thought I could get through just one week & tomorrow will be 2 weeks for me. Stay strong Sabastian, you can do it!! 

Lynn123 Oct 06, 2019 (08:13 PM)  

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Good luck this week Sabastian!

Sabastian Oct 06, 2019 (03:02 PM)  

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Hey everyone, I had a good week two weeks ago. This past week not as good. I’m going on vacation at the end of the week and would love to leave having had NO alcohol until then. That big for me. You all inspire me and being in this site definitely helps me stay more accountable. So I’m back and going to try to crush it!! EJM715 you are doing amazing!

EJM715 Oct 01, 2019 (02:16 PM)  

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Thank you all!! I’m definitely feeling more confident this week but also still thinking about drinking a lot. I’m hoping with time that starts to fade. The important thing is I haven’t given in. Today is day 8 alcohol free & im really feeling great! Thank you so much for all of the advice & support. 😊😊😊

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Way to Go EJM !!


Keep the success stories coming !


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Lynn123 Sep 30, 2019 (11:54 AM)  

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1 week!  That is great EJM715.  Getting through the first week AND the weekend is no easy task.  Lol, those days should count double! Is your success this past week giving you confidence for the coming week?  


You asked what I drank in social drinking situations.  I just stuck with whatever it was that I wanted at the time.  I workout and count calories. When I drank I factored in the staggering number of alcohol calories I would be consuming that night which left me with minimal “food” calories.  So when I went to a social gathering I would make it a point to treat myself. I love coffee so my treat was often some kind of high calorie coffee drink, one that I would never all myself to have otherwise.  If the gathering happened to be where food was provided or served, I would order something that I would never have otherwise. I guess it came down to me having something that didn’t make me feel like I was being deprived.  Quite the opposite, I was being treated. I found I had to do anything to get through the situation.  


Congrats again!  


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Congratulations for your first week EMJ!!

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EJM715 Sep 30, 2019 (08:56 AM)  

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Lynn, Good Morning! I did it! Got through the weekend w no alcohol & I’m one week today w having nothing to drink! Feels great! Thank you for all of the support!! 

I’m wondering, when you are at a party or social situation what are some ideas for non alcoholic drinks? I’m not big into soda. Thanks so much!! 
Sabastian, How are you doing?

Lynn123 Sep 27, 2019 (08:12 PM)  

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Sabastian,


Good to hear you've continued with your plan.  Am I right that you are going to have alcohol tomorrow but moderate?  You mentioned going on vacation. In my opinion I wouldn't look too far ahead with times you will be without alcohol or moderating.  Sometimes it's hard enough getting through one day and looking ahead can sometimes be a little overwhelming.  

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I did three days and then had some wine - but not overdoing it. I’m planning on one more day this week. Saturday which will be hard but I can do it!! I’m feeling ok with the choice but also thinking about next week already and maybe doing a bit of a cleanse for a few days and putting my focus on that instead. I’m going on vacation soon and am thinking about that too and how to keep moderating! I know day drinking is really bad for me! 

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Yes! I haven’t had anything since Sunday. The weekend is going to be tough but I’m taking it one day at a time & telling myself that I am stronger than alcohol! I finally spoke to my husband about it & he was very supportive. I know I will be so proud of myself when I get through the weekend w no alcohol. I’m taking advice from you Lynn & learning to live again! Thank you so much!! 😊😊

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Sabastian, was today day 4 for you?  EJM715, still no alcohol since Sunday?   

I hope you are both doing well.

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EJM715 Sep 25, 2019 (01:17 PM)  

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Thank you so much!! Sounds like your drinking habits are similar to mine.  I’m a daily drinker also but trying hard to break that pattern.  I don’t want to let alcohol control me or my life anymore. I’ve spent too much time hungover or waiting for my next drink. I want to get control of my life again & also learn to live without alcohol. I guess that’s my answer huh? I haven’t had anything since Sunday & am feeling better. I still need to talk to my husband but I think I have to take it one day at a time & get control of my life back.

Thank you!! 😊

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