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January 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm #121553
Welcome to all the new comers!
I am interested to know who is 100% committed to quitting this year? I am! I know I don’t want to get to this time next year and still be sailing around in the same boat ….
I did quite well in October/November 2018 but didn’t manage to complete 30 days and have been drinking every day since mid December.
I am starting the 30 Day Solution again on Monday, 7th January. Who is in with me ????
January 3, 2019 at 8:44 am #121557Participant
I’m in! I started January 1st and the past few years I have done dry January but always fallen back into daily drinking, this time I hope to change my lifestyle for good! Best of luck!!
January 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm #121571
I just started program. My Last drink was December 26, 2018. Hopefully, the last! I am in!
January 4, 2019 at 9:29 pm #121573Participant
I stopped drinking on December 27th and began the solutions on the 28th. So far so good, I like this approach and feel better already. Powerful stuff!
January 4, 2019 at 11:37 pm #121574Participant
I’m in started today January 4 th 😘
January 5, 2019 at 4:53 am #121575
Sending encouragement to everyone here.
I tallied up money spent drinking in 2018. Let’s just say it would have been plenty for a NICE down payment on a new home. I have been complaining several years I WANT a new home but we “can’t afford it. WELL actually we could IF I decided earlier to stop drinking.
No longer condemning myself. Convicted through Christ that it’s time to change!
Have a fabulous day EVERYONE!!!
January 5, 2019 at 8:13 pm #121578
I started on Jan.2 so this is the end of Day 4. Tonight was hard because it’s Sat night but really I was drinking a bottle of wine almost every night for the last 10 years! I feel so bad about the missed opportunities because of my obsession. Last year I actually gave it up for 90 days (AA) but it was a temporary commitment. I quickly went back to my old habits but the memory of how great I felt every morning made me want to try again.
January 5, 2019 at 9:04 pm #121579
This is fantastic! I love all the positivity and am so excited for all of us!
January 6, 2019 at 8:00 am #121584
January 6, 2019 at 7:44 am #121583Participant
I am all in. I am starting today 1/6/2019. Day 1 for me.
January 6, 2019 at 9:18 am #121585Participant
I’m refreshing on Day 1 today…is anyone working through the Solutions/Exercise and want to discuss as we go?
January 6, 2019 at 11:14 am #121587Participant
Day Four for me today, and first of thirty AF. Excited and anxious. Counting hours, and feeling like it’s going to be a long week, forcing myself to stay positive. Reading about the experiences and journeys of others helps.
January 6, 2019 at 11:19 am #121588
Sure I’ll do it with you! I’m on Day 5.! I realized it’s a big commitment to take the time to read and journal every day but I know it’s worth it. Yesterday I didn’t Journal but I intend to make up for it today. I did a lot of reading on the site and it was inspiring. My grandkids are coming over today for dinner and usually I have a lot of wine but today I am committed to abstain. I’ve got to get through these 30 days and then decide if I can drink moderately or not. It’s helpful to ride out the urges with praying to a God for help and concentrating on telling myself I can do it for one more day. Then I wake up the next morning and am overcome with joy. Good luck to you!
January 6, 2019 at 5:42 pm #121591Participant
today Jan6. I’m in.
January 6, 2019 at 8:36 pm #121595Participant
Had a few misfired starts earlier this week but now ready to go 100% on Monday. Will be happy to compare notes And encourage
January 7, 2019 at 4:00 am #121597
Day 1 is just about over and I have been cranky all afternoon. Hopefully I will be in better spirits tomorrow (no pun intended).
I have been feeling sad that I have to quit drinking and that I couldn’t be just a “normal” drinker. I don’t think I will ever be able to just drink socially, I have tried that too many times and never succeeded.
But being a teetotaller will be better than continuing on the road I was on, so it is one day at a time for me right now 😉
January 7, 2019 at 9:05 pm #121606Participant
Day 1 complete! freaking out over how to stay strong the next few days, and obsessing over the more daunting question of returning to a ‘normal’ drinking pattern after this.
January 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm #121616
Great job mbglamgal84! Just enjoy your sense of accomplishment for today and feelings of empowerment. Don’t worry about what you’re going to do after the 30 days is up. Just say to yourself I can do it for today – and when you wake up tomorrow to renew your commitment.
January 8, 2019 at 5:11 pm #121620Participant
I am in!!! Day 3 today!! I keep going over all of the sneaking and lying i was doing and how ashamed and guilty i always felt and I DON’T NOW!!! I was doing Jack Canfields “The Success Principles” and my mind was already made up to not stay the way I am. We are all worth a sober journey with clear thinking, better health and relationships and not carrying that heavy burden of guilt.
If anyone has any tricks or tips for resisting in tough times, please share. Today is the 2nd birthday of my grandson that died at a month old AND my 4 girls and 3 grandkids are coming this weekend for a Christmas celebration. I will keep you posted.
Also, if anyone wants to “friend” me to chat and encourage, feel free.
January 8, 2019 at 8:48 pm #121624Participant
Glad your are in! This is day 3 for me too. So far hasnt been too bad or too difficult. I think making up my mind to be in 100% has definitely had a positive affect. When my mind starts wandering or worrying I think about the fact that I’m in 100% and for some reason it takes the anxiety away. I know that I have done things in my life successfully: raise a family, have a great career, a good marriage. So what am I afraid of? I can do this. You can do this. It will be so nice to stop feeling guilty. Stop hiding. Stop fooling myself. Stop disappointing others and myself.
I am worried about this weekend. It’ll be my first. But after reading the post from someone about ordering that first nonalcoholic drink and it not Beinga big deal, well then…I won’t let it be. BUT…say a prayer. I’ll keep you posted.
January 8, 2019 at 7:21 pm #121623
Nevertobedone58 I just started following you but I don’t know how to message you. I’m on Day 8. I am so sorry to hear about your grandson! My heart goes out to you. I have five girls. I also have lots of grandchildren so I understand the grief that that must bring.
I gave up alcohol in 2018 for 3 months. My drinking started to get out of control again so I’m glad I found this program.
The one thing I learned from giving it up last year was that I could actually do it for a prolonged period of time. Nothing terrible happened ( outwardly)because of my drinking but lots of little things were starting to add up. I was not able to function very well during the day and felt guilty for heavy drinking. I am so glad to be free of the guilt and looking forward to the future!
January 11, 2019 at 11:19 am #121638
I hope you are all going strong and have had a good week!
I definitely agree with the comment that being 100% in makes this so much easier. It doesn’t leave the door open to any possibilities of having a drink.
Working through the solutions definitely works too! I especially love the tapping solution. That has gotten me through a few tough moments for sure!
Have a fabulous, sober weekend! 🙂
January 12, 2019 at 7:51 am #121646Participant
I just listened to day 1 today. Monday will be my first day not drinking in probably 15 years. I am scared and excited at the same time. It’s nice to read how well you are doing. It gives me hope!
January 12, 2019 at 10:26 am #121647
It’s smart for you to prepare your heart and soul ahead of time to begin this incredible journey! You will not be sorry! It’s been almost 2 weeks for me and there are so many moments when I’ve been amazed at all the good things coming out of this!
There have been moments, no doubt, that have been a struggle because my brain is working on clearing the chemicals. But I am sticking to my promise and every morning I wake up with such joy and a good kind of pride.
Be gentle with your emotions and prepare to spend some time journaling which you will discover provides clarity and centering.
Great luck to you! Someone very dear to me is also starting on Monday and as I pray for her I will pray for you.
January 14, 2019 at 2:45 am #121663Participant
I am in for January too, today is day 5 no alcohol and Im feeling tired and cranky LOL! My partner noticed my mood but realised its the withdrawal and said he is 100% behind me…. but Im still frustrated that doing a good thing like stooping drinking has put me in such a bad mood! My sister was an alcoholic and died in an alcohol induced accident 11 years ago. You would think I would never have picked up a drink again…and that makes me feel terrible about myself too. But I know she is cheering me on right now and that’s giving me the motivation to keep going. Its helpful to read through the messages here and hopefully I can stay in touch with some of you as we journey together x
January 18, 2019 at 1:07 am #121683
How awful, Simone. Your sister is definitely cheering you on! xx
My mother was an alcoholic and eventually killed her self, partly because she just couldn’t quit. I know I won’t turn out like her but I will be much happier NEVER having to worry about the control alcohol has had over me.
January 18, 2019 at 1:33 pm #121685Participant
This is day 18 sober for me, the book is great!
January 18, 2019 at 5:02 pm #121689Participant
I’m in. Day 9 for me and feeling great! Every night around this time I struggle a bit so I go into my room and read my chapter. It keeps me busy and it motivates me. Good luck to everyone.
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