Thread: I quit drinking, for ever!
01-04-2013, 04:48 PM #1471
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01-05-2013, 10:00 AM #1473
My dad hasn't been drinking for 2 days, but he was drinking yesterday and told me: ''Don't you worry. It's only today. I know that you think that I'm a drunker, alcoholic etc. I saw your internet browser. But tomorrow I won't be drinking and it's going to be better.''. Cool story, yeah. Guess what? It's tomorrow and he's drinking. He was hiding his alcohol and you know... I feel like **** and he probably doesn't care about me at all (besides meals; he thinks that breakfast, lunch and dinner makes him good father). Anyway I'm not going to talk with him today, I'm doing that because I want him to understand that I don't approve his drinking and I'm going to repeat the trick with browser. Just wish me luck.
01-06-2013, 07:25 AM #1474
Good luck to everyone trying to cut out the demon drink. It's been a real blight in my life for ten years now (see my post Positive self improvement in motivation). Week one out the way with, sober and living right. More importantly, first weekend out the way, because I was mainly a heavy Friday to Sunday binger. Going to be nice to wake up tomorrow without the guilt of having blown way too much cash and feeling like a walking corpse in work.
I signed up for January Dryathalon for Cancer research UK for the first month. I intend on this lasting longer than a month, but having people sponsor me for that month is really helping me. Plus it gets all my usual drinking buddies off my back when they try talk me into a beer. "I really can't....it's a charity thing".
Feel free to sponsor me!
01-06-2013, 07:26 AM #1475
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01-08-2013, 12:44 PM #1482
Do you guys have kids or wife? Just think about how much they miss you being sober. When you and your family can have fun and help each other instead of you drinking and your family members crying in locked room and thinking about giving up on this life. People want to have kids but are they going to support them or make their life a nightmare? Just think 'bout it. And you guys are also very strong - not only physically but also psychically because you know what hard work means. You're kicking your ass at the gym everyday and you keep moving forward beating that little voice in your head who says that you can't do something. What 'can't do' actually means, huh? Are you going to let that voice to control your life? Are you going to let others control your life by saying that you can't overcome something because they couldn't? **** 'em! You are YOU and you're better than others and you CAN, there's no other option. So why not use this to alcohol? Similar thoughts helps me with my ED and you know what? It helps. Every addiction is addiction and overcoming any of them is similar. It's you're life and you're the strongest boss!
01-09-2013, 12:09 AM #1483
one day at a time my friends. forever seems daunting in its infinity, right here and now are what matter so i've been focusing on making every hour/day count for me. each day brings me further away from my addictions, and a little bit closer to the man i see myself becoming.
@anotherburden: i grew up with a father that drank excessively. was a distant part of my life but wanted to be closer, he just didnt know how to show his emotions and for this, i think he drank. failing business ideas too and other of lifes bs's. i high suggest having a real heart to heart talk one day when youre both comfortable, when he sober, probably right before he does start to drink. but start by asking him questions, why does he drink? does he like it? etc, then tell him how it affects you. he may not respond well the first time but at least you've planted some seeds.
best of luck!
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02-23-2013, 05:48 PM #1490
So an update on my situation.
I started drinking again on January 1st 2013 after a full year without a drop of alcohol.
Without going into too much detail, I'm now convinced that alcohol is poison. Since getting back on the drink, I've pretty much lost all motivation to do anything, including working out - I feel like chit pretty much on a daily basis. I'm certainly drinking LESS than I was before last year, but to me it makes no difference. I've come to realise that you can be addicted to alcohol whether you drink 12 drinks a day....or 2. The problem is I feel I need it to relax....and I'm always stressed.
Last year was amazing. No alcohol left me feeling great, motivated, fit, happy and healthy. I had more money in the bank and I was the family-man I've always wanted to be. Yeah.... I might've been challenged on a few occasions to drink and I did feel uncomfortable when out with my friends at times, but it was worth it. It's taken until now to realise that even though I went a year without a drink, now that I've 'rewarded myself' for the effort, I'm pretty much back to where I was at the beginning.
Time to reassess and start life without it for good.
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04-09-2013, 08:32 PM #1497
day 50 today....i've been focusing on this day for weeks adn now its here I really wanna drink as motivation has gone and 100 days seems so far off...maybe just one cheeky beerThe body doesn't struggle to lose weight...the mind does - keep measurements, keep your sanity.
I'm an Englishman living in Canada...oh how I miss a decent curry!
Former skinny fat member @ 158lbs and 18% body fat - now 205lbs and 15%. It's been a long journey but a rewarding one.
04-10-2013, 06:05 AM #1498
I quit the booze last week and feel great, attending AA meetings and looking forward to not only physical sobriety but the emotional sobriety that will come along with this decision. Props to everyone who realizes that alcohol is a problem to them and chooses to address it and much respect to those who are able to imbibe and still behave like a gentleman.www.jettsettfitness.com
If your WHY is BIG enough the HOW won't be as important!!
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04-10-2013, 09:01 AM #1499
I have been sober since February 2012. Going to rehab was the best choice I have ever made for myself. It is not easy. It is more work to stay sober than not. It is very easy to fall off the wagon. Just live one day at a time and think each decision you make through. I hope each and every one of you are successful in your recoveries!
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