Day 6
Posted: December 10, 2017, 10:13 AM

Definitely more clear-headed
Anxiety is strong but there’s a default setting I’m going to
I will try not to drink and this is the very first time in my life that I’ve ever done so
That’s my comfort
I truly feel like I’ve put it behind me
That’s above all else and this time is really different-I do know that
Posted: December 11, 2017, 11:02 AM

Hi, just wanted to pop in and give you some encouragement. We don't have to figure out everything all at once, thank goodness. I remember that being important to remember in my early recovery days. One day at a time. Just for today I will not drink. Take care of yourself, have a great day!
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:54 PM

Thanks for checking in
Things are better as I stay sober longer but they sure are strange
I’m so used to self-medication that I’m feeling surreal without it
I’m taking your advice and planning to post something new everyday
Getting clear headed has made me really think for a change
Posted: December 11, 2017, 8:14 PM

You sound good. That surreal feeling, yeah, I remember that. It's just weird, almost like a part of me was missing, wine had been my companion so long, my best friend. Really thought there was nothing fun left for me, that I would feel left out at certain social situations. That my stress reliever was suddenly gone, you name it I thought it, all negative. How wrong! That's the thing, that bottle was full of lies, and only after it got out of my system could I realize how deceived I was.

Yep, keep coming back, post something even if some days you have nothing to say. just say "I have nothing to say today but I'm still here! LOL...yes, "still here"...2 words but says a lot.

Some encouragement~ today I have absolutely no desire to drink. Not even close. I can be with people drinking, like dinners, or parties and such, and I don't feel left out in the least, quite the opposite. It's almost like I never drank. There's no need to explain anything usually I simply say no thanks I don't drink. I love having the chance to say that out loud.

I know that some have cravings that linger for a good long while, and even I do not take for granted some unforeseen event, perhaps a tragedy, would cause me to desire to drown my sorrows, so that's why we work the 12 steps. We clean house (spiritually, mentally) to prepare ourselves for whatever awaits around that next corner. We should always remember to appreciate life and take nothing for granted.

Posted: October 6, 2018, 1:46 PM

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Joined: October 6, 2018

Today is my day 6, it is weekend and I am okay. But I am scared that I won't make it pass a week. I have a very good friend checking up on me, giving me encouragement. I already feel so much better, I want to make it out of this hell hole. I made sure that tomorrow I will be busy the whole day. I do have sugar cravings and awful headaches but hope next week will be better. My heebee jeebies passed on Thursday. I do have anxiety but more so that I will fail myself again. a Day at a time, please hold thumbs for me!
Posted: October 7, 2018, 11:03 AM

Posts: 74
Joined: July 25, 2018

Allebasi -

You can do it! I believe in you. I know you can do it because I was at day 6 just 75 days ago.
I started a post on here day 6 at 6 am if you wan to look at it and follow my journey with me. I found this message board to really help me and even help prepare me mentally and have something in my corner to fight against the negativity of alcohol.

Day 6 was crucial for me. It was bad enough for me to actually search and find this nice place online.

Keep drinking bottle water all day is what I'd suggest.. I'm not trying to tell you what to do but more or less the little things that have helped me thus far and having a water in my hand and hydrating myself was and is something that keeps me away.

I want you to stay strong and when you think about drinking think about those horrible withdraws and how horrible you felt then. It's not worth it. You will start to feel better and better I PROMISE YOU!

I'm not perfect at all but I'm very proud of myself on 81 days and honestly can't wait for it to be 8,181 day's because I don't need it no more. I'm in control on my body nobody or nothing else will ever treat me lie alcohol did again and I really hope and wish the same for you..

Good Luck ,
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