Any Day 8'ers out there?

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  • #17697

    Participant

    Hi,
    I’m in Day 8, and very proud of myself. Last night I sat around with two of the girls (teens) and perused the high school prom dress facebook page, commenting on all the dresses of the other students. It was fun. I was sober. I did not feel shame that I’d drunk too much and was a terrible role model. We picked my daughter’s senior picture (finally). It was fun. I was sober – and felt proud and content.

    My goal is to ultimately be a leave it or not drinker, but I know that I am no where near there. From 3 pm to 9 pm, I still have cravings. I’ve been keeping very busy with yardwork to keep my mind off wine. Tomorrow night I will go to a social gathering of moms, but half of them drink water, so it should be OK.

    I think one of the hardest things – other than dealing with the cravings – is keeping up with the book. But I’m a “homework gal” and like to stay on track. So, I’m going to do some catch up/review today. I want my days of sobriety to equal the days in the book. For me, this may work best.

    How about you?

  • #17719
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    Participant

    Good for you! That time of day is really tough for me too. It’s like a battle each day to resist… You’ve made it this far though, you can do it!!

    • #121625

      Participant

      When I read you’re post I thought I had written it except for the part about the girls and prom dresses. I too am trying to keep my days consistent with the chapters and also find the hardest times to be from 3-9 except for me it used to be 3-11,12,1….3. thanks for sharing.

      • #121637

        Participant

        I’m on Day 8 (5 days AF), and am still finding the solutions timely and useful. Decision fatigue tactics are good for those peak-craving hours in the evening. Work helps too, for me. And this evening when I got home from work, I went straight to the gym. It’s hard to drink or think about wine when cycling or running, and running almost always makes me feel better in mind and body. Roll on tomorrow, and another day of sobriety!

  • #17725

    Participant

    Thanks!!

  • #17793

    Participant

    What’s up Buttercup! I’m on Day 8 and we have a lot inn common. Daughters becoming young women, doing yardwork to cope, affinity for wine, and Day 8….Day 7 was a sober and content Mother’s Day for me, much like your experience picking out the prom dress. I’m happy to know you are just ahead of me on the path and wish you well.

    • #17794

      Participant

      Hi @jaygirl22 ..@buttercupgigi is a bit further along, look at the dates…you 2 can communicate via private message as well…tap on her screen name, you can request friendship and private message too on her profile. Onward! Sina

  • #17804

    Participant

    Tomorrow is my day 8. Good for you! I also love that feeling of being fully present with my teens in the evening.

    • #17806

      Participant

      Hey @lauraann! You are among friends! Just tap on the screen name of the above participants… you will be on their Profile page and you’ll see how to proceed with being friends and private message them if you want! It’s great to do this together! Onward, Sina

  • #18011

    Participant

    On Day 8 today. Can’t believe it and my mind sometimes goes to “when will I relapse?” And I make myself stop that”drinkin thinkin” !
    The willpower chapter is very powerful.

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