Tagged: day 1
August 28, 2015 at 11:04 am #1323
Dave Andrews (Author)Keymaster
January 21, 2016 at 10:03 pm #5498
Help! I can’t find the time travel meditation?
January 22, 2016 at 10:43 am #5533
Anya Andrews (30-Day Coach)Participant
TO find the Time Travel Meditation, look at the tabs at the top of the site and go to YOUR SOLUTIONS, and select DAY 1. Scroll down on this page until you see the 5 action step tags. Select ACTION STEP 5, The Time Travel Technique, and then you will see a video pop up that you can listen to.
Have fun, it is a good one! I promise you will come out of it with a new perspective!
January 25, 2016 at 3:48 am #5778
Can’t seem to subscribe to daily 30 day solutions e-mail. Any suggestions?
January 25, 2016 at 7:19 pm #5851
I can’t change my profile picture also Is my email address able to be viewed by others? I cant seem to disable that.
January 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm #6072
Hi. Also wondering where I can subscribe to the daily email/newsletter. Thanks so much! Really excited about this program, and want to use all the features!
January 31, 2016 at 3:48 pm #6375
Jan 31. Day one also wondering about daily email/newsletter. truly
January 31, 2016 at 5:34 pm #6387
We are working on getting the daily email reminders up and running and are hoping to have them finished very soon!
February 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm #6839
Any updates with the daily emails? Thanks
February 9, 2016 at 2:57 am #6901
February 9, 2016 at 4:33 pm #6924
@bron and @shannon717- Many things are currently a work in progress. We know how excited many people were for the emails (myself included!), but unfortunately they are not quite ready to be rolled out. You can always check here http://30day.support for updates as well. I am really really hoping the emails will be ready any day now!
February 10, 2016 at 6:54 pm #6986
Day 1 and I already feel better
February 19, 2016 at 10:32 am #7316
Day 1 – 100% committed (excited and terrified).
February 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm #7320
I have a question…Day one for me!! Anyway… I got the audio version of the 30 day solution…I was wondering what “exercises” am I supposed to answer in my journaling? I didn’t hear any questions asked during the audio.
February 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm #7451
Hi and thanks for the question! You may not hear specific questions to journal about (although sometimes you will). We would like you to journal about each action step for each day’s solution. For example, one of the Day 1 action steps asks you to listen to the time travel technique and journal about it. So although that’s not a specific question, just journal about your experience. Basically, journal as much as you can as you go through the program. Journaling is a great tool to help you become aware of what’s going on inside for you. Good luck!
February 20, 2016 at 1:13 pm #7363
Just joined but it looks like I am in 30 day program…looking to see how I can do the 90 day program …where are links?
February 21, 2016 at 1:48 pm #7452
Hello and welcome to the program! You can move through the program daily (30 days), every other day (60 days) or every three days (90 days). If you choose 90, then simply read the chapter and do the corresponding action steps every three days. We do ask that you journal on a daily basis. There is no separate website or forum for the different tracks. Essentially, we are just offering people three different timeframes to complete the program. Please let me know if you have further questions! Good luck!
March 21, 2016 at 2:21 am #8661
I am starting the program today. I tried to start it last week but I got scared and just didn’t. I really hope this works. My health is not the best and I feel I have been asleep for the last 24 years, since by brother’s death. He wouldn’t want me to drink myself to death.
March 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm #8681
March 27, 2016 at 11:22 am #8920
Here I am on day 1. The time traveler video was a real eye-opener. Scared me to death.
April 1, 2016 at 4:16 am #9091
Hi there I just ordered the book but it will take at least a week to come as I’m in UK. My amazon order number is 109-1814893-3060235 – is there anything I can do to start before the book arrives?
April 1, 2016 at 12:29 pm #9103
I’m in London and I got my copy from Foyles in person a couple of days ago.
I know you said you’d already ordered it from Amazon but it might be worth checking UK booksellers in case they can get it to you quicker.
April 3, 2016 at 9:34 pm #9245
Hi @sandrap. You can do exactly what it seems you are doing- going on the website! You can get a sneak peek into each solution by checking out the first couple days (all within Phase I). Also, you’ll be asked to keep a journal, so you can get that set up as well (whether you purchase a journal or you’ll use an online program). I’m happy to hear how excited you are to get started, keep that excitement going!
April 19, 2016 at 7:20 am #9902
Day 1 feeling excited and terrified…
April 19, 2016 at 11:06 am #9916
For two weeks I’ve been stuck on day 4. Action steps brought up so much emotion linked to trauma and actually acknowledging trauma. All necessary to move forward. I had a therapy appointment same day and was the first time in two years I was able to address some of this. Going back to day one as I’ve discovered the forum and connecting with others will be necessary for me to get through this process. Too much isolation, self-employed, work from home, rural community and this looks like a good source for daily support.
April 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm #9936
Hi @mab1029, I’m glad you’re utilizing this forum for the support you need. Day 4 is a very triggering day for many people, especially anyone with a trauma history. I’m happy to hear you are working with a therapist while going through this program. A therapist will certainly help you process everything that comes up for you. Take it as slow as you need and please feel free to reach out to me (you can always send me a message) or to this forum in general if you feel triggered in the future. Best of luck!
April 19, 2016 at 8:15 pm #9940
Just completed day 9. Starting to view drinking in an entirely different light. Drinking does not now feel like a friend I need to protect. This solution has put drinking in full view as to what it really is and what it really does. I was much easier than I thought to write the Before Me and the New Me in Day 2 and I often go back to remind myself just how important it is to stay the course. I went the entire month of January this year without drinking but realize if was just counting the days until it was over. This time, I’m not waiting to start drinking again. This time, I will not start drinking again, I’m sure of it. Looking forward to Day 10 and the rest of my days in sobriety.
April 27, 2016 at 5:01 pm #10290
Day 1 almost over. Got the book, got the journal, visited the Dr. and did the time travel exercise! Feeling scared and a bit overwhelmed right now. This is my first time to ever use or post on a forum. Really glad of the support.
May 20, 2016 at 5:11 pm #11346
Is there a written text format for the Time Travel Meditation? Say if someone was hearing impaired or did not have audio on their computer, etc?
June 27, 2016 at 10:11 am #12303
I guess this is where I drop in from the sky (sorry, just listened to The Time travel visualization). I am bit aprehensive as this will be my 1000th time of trying to quit. I have never cut down in over 30 years. I started to drink from 18 years old but only on the weekends. It could have started earlier but I am thinking it was just a one time thing that I stumbled upon with a friend with an old bottle of home made wine. I was sick after that but never stopped trying to get more alcohol. Keg parties were always fun and I had a girlfriend and was coming of age. I wanted to fit in and be one of the cool kids. My own father gave me a bottle of whiskey when I was 6 or 7 years of age and I can vividly recall my mom screaming at him. He used to give me beer all the time if he was drinking it and I asked. Things were much-much different today compared to when and where I grew up. People even drank and drove their trucks and didn’t think it was wrong at all. I saw all of that as I did the time meditation. Old feelings arose. My first serious, real drunk was when I visited my dad after he and my mom divorced. I was 16 or 17 at the time. I started to drink heavily after I joined the military. It was the thing to do – prove I was a man and I was thrown in jail. I was late for my military duties as I was too drunk to go to work. I saw all of that as well in the meditation. I broke both sides of my ribs by riding a bicycle drunk and landed the back of my skull on concrete (while drunk). I upset many people as I just didn’t care much. Now as I peer into the future, I am dead before I reach the 5 year mark. My liver failed me and I ended up in the hospital. There was nothing to see as I was no longer a part of this wonderful earth. I also had a wet brain. Why do I know this? Becuase I am already feeling the effects in my present state of mind and physical state of mind. Thank you program as you might of just saved my life. You kept me so busy that I am in no mood of a drink tonight (plus scared me a little bit too). I am choosing 100% today but fear I will relapse. My fears are also all part of the E+R=O. Currently, I am 51 years of age (look 35 years of age from what everyone says to me but think they are just being kind), am a published author, educator, veteran, husband, brother, son, uncle, nephew and grandson to my 104 year old grandmother. Thank you God for getting me here and if I pass tonight, you have delivered every promise you made. Please give me time to deliver every promise I made to you as I know I can do it – if only given another chance (this will be chance 1002, so please be patient as well). Thank you all.
June 28, 2016 at 10:29 pm #12319
Inspired by the guided imagry. I have the start of a horrible disease and while quitting drinking for a few weeks is not hard, i always miss it and tell myself just one. I can’t stop until i hit the tipping point. I wake uo feeling guilty and promise myself i will not have a repeat. Then a rough day at work or a beautiful evening on our front porch and my husband offers me a glass of whatever he is drinking. I accept and its a repeat of the night before. The alcohol with my disease is terrible and add to that my meds increase the effects of alcohol. I am actually 5 days sober today. My commitment is to work this program. I’ve followed Jack since i read Success Principals and trust him when he says this program works. I’m not one to share so much but i think i need to get pretty comfortable quickly to get the most out of the next 30 Days to stay siber, work through why i drink and resolve my issues with my alcoholic father. Thank you for creatung this extra tool and support network. Here’s to a successful 1st day!!
June 29, 2016 at 12:14 pm #12350
Me to me — You can do it (also checking the reply system).
July 3, 2016 at 10:25 am #12394
I completed the Time Traveler video and saw no good in my life when alcohol is in the picture. When I thought back, I never touched alcohol, drugs, or even ate sugar until I went to Iraq. I came back with a healthy case of PTSD, that became my single excuse to drink. Pushing loved ones away, was always followed by the statement their better off anyway. Alcohol has ruined several relationships, and impacts my ability to do my job correctly and successfully. Like most, I have tried to quit too many times to count. The reason was simply, I was not committed 100%. I was like so many, simply having the conversation in my head that allows me to continue to binge drink. Today I say, no more, and the holiday is just another way to rationalize drinking. In reality the alcohol doesn’t make the party, I do. I wish and pray for peace and recovery for each and everyone of you sharing this journey with me.
July 4, 2016 at 9:43 pm #12418
I served for over 26 years. I can relate. I came back from the desert a changed man. Throughout it all, I drank to make it (until, I realized) I do not need it to survive. Day 9 and working on the next day (everyday).
July 4, 2016 at 8:09 pm #12415
Day 1 – Scared, but hopeful – 100% committed- I can do this, right? I don’t want to be the person I saw 5 years from now in the first visual. I want to be the person I picked up and put in my pocket…
July 11, 2016 at 6:19 am #12531
I’m with you !! We CAN do this!!
July 4, 2016 at 9:41 pm #12417
You will be scared. You can do this. I am on day 9 and it has not been easy. I drank for over 32 years and have decided and tried to quit 1000 plus times (each time I failed). With this program, I am making it. It is something different and it does work if you follow day by day the solutions.
July 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm #12466
Is there any help getting through Day 1 cravings????????? Day 1 activities didn’t mention cold turkey cravings —- how do I get by???? How do I avoid desire to relax with martini????
July 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm #12474
easy peasy, lemon Squeezy.
Do what I did and buy “Mitadone” on Amazon.com
It’s about $40 but it worked for me. I was craving so bad that I was crawling on the walls and then bought this stuff. I pop a pill and in 30 minutes, all cravings gone.
Just passing on what worked for me — I jut bought 3 more bottles to get me through another few months.
It’s all natural and you do not get addicted to it.
Give it a shot… Better than drinking.
July 8, 2016 at 7:14 am #12475
THANKS. But wholly paranoid about any substance. Feels like slippery slope. Don’t trust self. . . . I’m really baffled that I don’t see abundant material in the book or companion site, addressing cravings. Day 1’s activities & chapter 1 nearly omit craving—-let alone address craving in any substantial manner. For anyone who finds abstinence challenging, isn’t craving the number one topic & challenge? Isn’t craving the only reason we have difficulties with sobriety??? I felt alone from 3 pm until 2 am, Day 1. How did everyone who raved about the process get past Day 1 & overcome their powerful cravings? To wind-down, relax, de-stress, avoid boredom, pass time———with a drink?????
July 10, 2016 at 1:51 pm #12519
i’m on day 1, as well, so i’m definitely not an authority, by any stretch, but i’l share a couple of the things that are helping me so far. I remember one thing i read that pointed out how much sugar is in alcohol, and mentioned that our bodies get used to that dose of sugar in addition to the booze. they suggested that unless you have a reason that you NEED to avoid sugar, it might help to have some hard candies or something around. the other thing i’ve found for myself (in occasionally failed efforts to abstain/cut back, so take this with a grain of salt) is that one thing i miss when i’m not drinking is that feeling of having a treat or something special, so i’ve been getting fancy carbonated water and doctoring it up with fruit juice or flavored syrup or fruit or something, so it feels like something special i get to enjoy. i’ve also been splurging on good quality teas and stuff – tea works for me because i have to take time to make it, so it’s also a distraction from boredom. i’m also realizing how often i reach for alcohol when i’m actually physically thirsty, so i’ve been drinking A LOT of water. not gonna say the cravings aren’t there, but these are helping. staying busy is helping, too.
July 7, 2017 at 7:37 pm #18332
I totally feel the same way! I don’t know!! It was not addressed and I’m sitting here wondering what to do, next time. Because this time I gave in 🙁
July 9, 2016 at 8:31 am #12490
Whitefour4, I’ve been there and quite frankly, I don’t know how I did it. It’s been five months and 9 days and despite personal challenges that seem to arrive on a daily basis, I remain alcohol free. Do I still crave? Yes, but not as often. When I do crave a drink, I think about how crappy I would feel the next day; the usual headache, grogginess from lack of sleep and the negative outlook of the day ahead. Stay focused on how good you will feel and optimistic you will be if you don’t drink. It’s a battle in the mind and you can win. There will always be temptations, but remember, life is good without alcohol. One last thing, when I do feel weak, I come back to this web site and read the posts from people who are struggling and working to free themselves from the grip of this negative habit. I don’t want to be there again. Good luck.
July 11, 2016 at 6:18 am #12530
Wish me luck. <3
July 13, 2016 at 2:22 pm #12583
I made it to day 12 — 1 hour from day 13 and said (II) – or pause. I did have a drink but am back on track. I was able to concentrate my efforts but the “cravings” in the end did me in. My Mitadone supplements worked for me and they are a huge assistance with the cravings. I’m also getting kuzzo root to take that assists. These are all natural and are not drugs by any sense.
I drink for the buzz (and to check out). Not for the taste or because something happened to me. I come from a good family and have a great life.
So I had an awakening of sorts as I always deep down knew why I drank (which is very important because now I can work on that aspect of things).
Society has also brainwashed my subconscious – so I’ll work on that as well. Back on track….
July 13, 2016 at 2:38 pm #12585
I am seeing that in Day 13 (my date of abstinence before I befuddled myself with a drink) discusses cravings.
October 10, 2016 at 3:17 pm #14325
I am working on finishing up day 1. I feel like abstinance will not be problematic for me. I fear that I will not be able to do the ‘growth work” – whatever that is – that one needs to do in orderto fully benefit from the program. Can I understand it.Do I know the answers. What if I don’t or can’t I access the information in my head … Abny one else feel this way?
October 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm #14582
I’ve worked through Day 4 in the book but back to Day 1 alcohol free. Having problems getting through Day 2 alcohol free. Is it best to keep working through the solutions or wait a few days and let the book catch up to my alcohol free days? I’m signed up for the 30 day program. Thanks!
October 13, 2016 at 2:23 pm #14583
Welcome to the 30DSS book/program. When I first started, I too wasn’t quite ready too commit to abstaining. After a few weeks I became convinced I needed to make the 100% Commitment, as the Day 1 Solution instructs. The authors recommend total Abstinence for 30 days so your brain can adapt successfully to Thriving without the toxic poison which Alcohol has become for you.
If you want to do the program as written/ instructed, you can do just that. If you read it closely, you’ll see the authors advise you to pick a day during the first week to stop drinking alcohol. So you can decide to stop at this point and carry on. If you skip ahead to Day 14, you’ll be able to access the Bonus Solution on the Companion Website. It’s called the Relapse Solution. I suggest you go ahead and do that nnow. Read it and then decide how you want to proceed. Let me know what you think! You definitely can succeed in this. Onward fellow Sobriety Seeker! Sina
December 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm #15287
I have been sober 10 days but I am just starting the program now. Starting at Day 1. Is this the way to go?
January 15, 2017 at 9:40 am #15741
What does E + R = O mean? I must have missed that.
January 15, 2017 at 10:28 am #15742
Just getting started,
What supplements help with alcohol cravings? Thank you.
January 19, 2017 at 11:45 am #15842
Hi, I am ready for the 30 day solution and I think that the support set up on this website is great. I am a single dad of 2 boys who are my world, and although I am doing this for them I am also doing it for myself. I am forty something, but I look in the mirror and see someone much older and worn out. I have always been highly functional, but over the past 5 years I NEED a drink every evening. I drink from the moment I get home from work until the moment I fall asleep. I have convinced myself that I need to drink to be able to sleep. I had my last drink 4 days ago, and although I haven’t been sleeping well I feel clear headed. 4 days may not sound like a lot of time without a drink, but I am very proud of it and optimistic. Now I know I CAN sleep without drinking, and I CAN function just fine. I have disposed of all beer, wine and liquor from my house, and I am OK with that. I am done with feeling too tired to play with my boys or needing to “unwind” instead of spending quality time with them. I have 2 cousins who quit drinking years ago and they are my inspiration, although they don’t know it yet. I have tried and failed before, but this time I wont. I quit smoking 8 years ago after several failed attempts, and it wasn’t until I truly made my mind up that I wanted to quit that it actually happened. That is how I feel about drinking now. My question is when do I tell everyone that I have quit drinking? A part of me wants to tell everyone right now because I am proud of my decision, but another part of me says to be cautious. Good thought to everyone, I know we can do this.
January 19, 2017 at 8:23 pm #15850
Great job. Your boys will be proud. Stick with the program and not only will you feel the difference but others around you will also notice. I purposely didn’t make any kind of announcement having failed so many times before so just figured I’d wait until someone else said something which they did pretty early on. So happy I found this program. Good luck!
January 19, 2017 at 9:17 pm #15854
Thank you Shaymen, I think that is the right approach as well. The bottom line is I’m not quitting for the people can tell, I’m quitting for myself and my boys. In the past I have felt ashamed about my drinking problem, but this time I have done a lot more research and I believe that there are many people struggling with their drinking. I think this program is great for those of us who are serious about it. Best of luck to you!
January 31, 2017 at 7:54 pm #16151
Hello… Day One for me…
Cannot locate the Time Travel Technique. Went to YOUR SOLUTIONS – PHASE I – DAY 1 and it asks me if I want to reset my password.
February 1, 2017 at 4:48 am #16157
general549 (and everyone else), when I first started using the website I was very frustrated because I couldn’t find the bonus videos because they are not located in the spot where it says “Bonus Material”. I did eventually find if you click on the Action Steps, the videos are located there. For example, if you click on the Action Step 5 for the Time Travel video, it is there. Hope this helps.
February 7, 2017 at 12:27 pm #16247
I found the 30 Day Challenge book on Amazon yesterday and read all it would allow me to. I also ordered the book and have been reading this website most all day. I have been in such a tremendous amount of denial about my alcohol use/abuse and how it has affected me. Well…this past weekend was a complete rock bottom, I was shocked and horrified at my choices and my behavior to be drinking in the morning into the middle of the day. Drinking to the point of intoxication at 3pm. It was like a nightmare. The two people I was with were drunk and fighting and breaking things and I was terrified. I am a professional, educated woman and this is what I am involved in?? IT was absolutely nuts. It is not okay, it was a dangerous situation for myself, where I could have been hurt, really hurt. I couldn’t figure out why I would drink in the morning?? Did I think it would be fun to just carry the drinking from the night before into the next day?? All I know is this has to stop. I recounted all of the times I have drank so much that I made awful, dangerous decisions. I would quit for a week, then rationalize that I had it all under control. I don’t. I don’t have it under control. Even though I could go days with just one or two drinks, then a few days with none, I would reward myself with a bottle of wine, then another bottle of wine. I thought because I don’t have any legal problems, no DWI’s, because I never drink and drive, that my drinking was “normal”. That somehow my professionalism, my advanced degree somehow insulated me from the dangers of alcohol. It’s sad but true. And now, I need help. I have to change, I want to change how I think, how I cope, and live fuller, better. I completed the time travel meditation and sobbed. I sobbed and cried for what I could be and what I might be if I don’t stop this cycle of denial and rationalization that alcohol somehow helps me. It doesn’t. I am 100% committed. 30 days. I am curious and excited, scared and emotional. But so very grateful to have found this community and the book. Today is day two. I can do this. Thank you.
February 7, 2017 at 12:38 pm #16248
Today is all we have. Now is the perfect time to begin this fabulous exciting scary and thrilling next chapter of your life, Thriving in Sobriety. I will friend you on your profile page, which you can access by tapping on “Where to?” above. Stay strong. I’m here to help if you want it. You won’t regret taking this step!
Welcome to the Sober Coaster! Sina
February 26, 2017 at 8:01 am #16582
I woke up this morning after drinking entirely too much yesterday, and decided today is the day. I dumped the rest of my vodka and did the Time Travel Technique. I cried. I have been wasting my life up until this point. I know how I have been acting is not who I am, and I look forward to meeting the real me. I don’t feel scared yet, but when I do (as I am sure I will), I hope to find the support that I will need from this group. I also expect to support anyone else who needs it.
Let my journey begin…..
February 26, 2017 at 10:08 am #16586
Welcome Joster! Onward! Sina
February 26, 2017 at 4:26 pm #16605
I read in the Day 1 section you can sign up for daily emails, but the link provided in the book does not work and I can’t seem to find any info about it on this website. Is it still available?
April 1, 2017 at 2:15 am #17057
Starting day 1. I feel like my drinking is edging up (I can easily drink a bottle of wine and I’m about 58kgs), and I’m not sleeping well. I’ve done a dry month before (but not for a long time) and want the upper hand in a half marathon in couple of months. I’m fit, but I can drink like a fish. I want different tactics to dealing with my family, rather than just drowning them out, and to go out without going hard. Right now, I’m hungover and tired. I’m documenting in this diary my sleep rating each day and my overall feeling of exhaustion… along with the number of KMs I’ve run (4.88 today). Good luck to everybody.
May 9, 2017 at 8:38 am #17695
This is my day one. Terrified of trying…and failing…again. But equally terrified of not trying and remaining where I am.
May 20, 2017 at 7:36 am #17837
This is my day 1. Again! I started reading this book over a year ago and never got past day 9. As I look back over the last year’s journal entries, it’s still the same crap – starting over every single day, etc. This madness has GOT to stop. I am also afraid to try because I’m afraid to fail. But I think the key really is making the 100% decision (not 99%) as described in Chapter 1 of the book. I am 52 years old and just thinking about going forward 10 years still drinking with the Time Travel Technique – I don’t think I’ll live that long. So that is more terrifying than trying. How are you doing?
September 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm #18998
I just bought the book and started listening. My issues is guilt and shame regarding drinking. I drink 1-3 per day except when I take time off…a month or so at a time. This makes me totally 99% right? It’s so true that being 99% is a bitch. I can always find a reason to go back to it. But it’s a waste of my time and health–at best. I’d like to know what it’s like to have friends who are not using. I’d like to sleep better, be more mentally sharp, more productive and creative, slimmer too.
Question: what is the best way to take notes/journal along with the book?
September 10, 2017 at 6:31 pm #18999
Welcome aboard the Sober Coaster a wild ride well worth the price of admission! @booboo, there us no way you can make a boo boo (excuse the bad pun, I couldn’t resist!) no matter how you journal…just write from your heart, do the Action Steps and you’re good to go! Onward! Sina
October 23, 2017 at 2:59 am #19304
I’m just getting started in this program. I began drinking heavily about 6 months ago. I’ve had a lot of life challenges and disappointments and turned to alcohol. Of course, that made my depression spiral out of control. It culminated with my first ever DUI Oct. 12, 17. I haven’t had a drink since then. I came home and threw all of my alcohol out. It is not an option for me anymore. I can see how I went from being a pretty emotionally healthy person to a very unhealthy person over night. The main issues I struggle with are depression and loneliness. I’ve had counseling on and off for 25 years, and I’ve read MANY self help books and studied the Bible. They’ve all been of great help, but I do think my underlying issue is the loneliness and feelings of rejection. I’ve found a new counselor and hope to have a first appointment soon. I’m hoping this book will help me reflect on MANY of my issues and bring healing. I know the drinking was just a symptom. Thanks for listening! 🙂
November 2, 2017 at 11:45 am #19376
I am on day one but can’t access the day 1 link under “your solutions” – day 1 takes me to the login/logout screen (I am already logged in). I WILL take me to day 2, however. I don’t want to skip over day 1, and will do the work according to the book, but it would be nice to have the website “companion” information. This site is not working well though. Also, not getting the daily emails. Frustrating. :/
November 2, 2017 at 1:13 pm #19377
Welcome aboard the Sober Coaster @coppertop.
Try tapping (or mousing) on the “Where to?” above. Then scroll down to Day 1 under Phase 1. Tap on it, then just scroll down to see all the content.
Let me know if this works.
Don’t worry about the email notification feature. It isn’t necessary for your success. And as you will discover as you progress through this excellent program, some Solutions warrant more time investment than others.
I can help with other concerns you may have, just tap on my Screen name and leave me a PM.
November 21, 2017 at 2:18 am #19566
I am cautiously excited about this program since I failed once already. Went 45 days without a drink and felt wonderful. Now I’m back to where I was before. Maybe if I write down my thoughts each day it will help me to stay on track.
April 9, 2018 at 8:31 pm #20607
This is day 1 for me. I am sober and terrified and anxious. It is helpful to read these messages. Thank you all for being so brave and honest with your journeys. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time. I must make a change. I have thought about quitting for a long time and just couldn’t see myself going to meetings in public. I am a secret drinker and have progressively worsened to the point of not being able to stop anymore. I have driven while drunk this weekend and I am terrified of getting caught or hurting someone and the shame I would bring on myself and my family. This must stop. I just listed to the Time Travel Technique and found that I could not take a deep breath. It hurts to think about what I could become in 5 years if I don’t stop. I am working on trying to pay attention to when I blame or find excuses of why I should drink. I come home from work and usually start drinking but not today. I am sober and have been pouring over the material and website. I am looking forward to getting a restful night sleep instead of passing out.
April 10, 2018 at 6:37 am #20610
I’m right there with you – Day 1 today after hundreds of others. I have successfully stopped before so I know I can do it again and I know I need the support to be able to do so. I’m just tired of thinking about drinking. Tired of the auto-pilot that kicks in every day after work. Tired of sitting on the couch, watching Netflix all night, drinking beer and smoking cigarettes. I need to start taking care of myself better not to mention we will have SO MUCH more money. It’s hard because my husband still drinks and smokes and he will not commit to quitting with me but I now know I have to do it without him. Good luck!
April 18, 2018 at 7:11 pm #20691
I agree! I’m tired about thinking of drinking too! And watching Netflix and drinking each night – I’m right there with you! I’ve started so many day one’s. I’m on day 2 today – just about to go to bed. This is exciting! Day three is right in front of me.
Thanks for sharing.
April 18, 2018 at 7:15 pm #20693
Hi – I am on Day 1 today – didn’t get there before. But I am almost ready for bed and am really going to make it! Yay!
April 18, 2018 at 7:51 pm #20694
Hey! That’s awesome – congrats on day 1. Think of how great you’ll sleep and how wonderful you will feel when you wake up tomorrow – enjoy!
I find the feeling is very reinforcing for Day 2.
April 19, 2018 at 5:44 am #20703
I made it and slept great and feel good, too. Have a great day 3!
April 15, 2018 at 8:41 pm #20669
Day one almost done…the time travel exercise was very impactful. Felt a little weakened in the late afternoon, when my energy usually dips and I drink. I’m really gonna need to lean into this program for support…this is the first time i’ve really taken a stand to stop drinking, but it’s become a problem even though i’m functional. I’ve been turning to drinking to cope far too often. It’s not the way I want to live. Hubby has been drinking two beers every night for as far back as i can remember, which has frustrated me in the past, but I’m just going to focus on my own self because I am worth it. Sending good thoughts to us all!
April 18, 2018 at 7:12 pm #20692
I started the day after you – I’m just finishing day 2. I feel great! I think I might really be able to do this. How are you doing after day 3?
April 21, 2018 at 11:04 pm #20739
Just starting day 1 today. Again. Since I first did this program, I lost my marriage, have chronic arthritis due to excessive drinking for 35 years. Two pivotal things happened today to get me out of denial and have a good hard look at myself. Today I am returning to the family home, alone. I spoke to one of my children who told me that he has been deeply concerned about his own drinking for years and has decided he needs to quit. So today is a turning point. I can sit around and be miserable about how much I have lost, or I can finally do something about it. I think I’ve almost come to terms with the fact that I’ll die young, but now knowing that by being a poor role model, as was my husband, we have had a terrible impact on our kids, it has made me take a good long look at myself. And I don’t like what I see. Drinking killed our marriage, it’s killing me, but denial is such an awful thing. Having a good hard look at yourself is terrifying. How did this happen?
April 21, 2018 at 11:27 pm #20740
Welcome to the Sober Coaster a wild ride well worth the price of admission as you well know.
Ok, First, you need not die young, second, the latest chapter in the book of your life is being composed NOW by YOU .
Second, “how did this happen?” There is no point dwelling on yesterday. Move forward !.
It sounds as if you are ready to write and enact an inspiring next Chapter in the book of your life. I wish you the best as you learn to shift that feeling of “terror ” into what it signifies…. excitement!!!!
April 22, 2018 at 1:30 am #20741
Thanks for the reply Sina, yes you are right, it’s irrelevant how it happened, and each day brings new choices, change terror into excitement, and I get to write the script of how I respond to what happens next.
May 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm #61398
Hi, folks- Day 1 for me today. I’m tired of wasting my money, time, health, and future on drinking across from my wife (who is not yet joining me on the sobriety train). I want to get my edge back and be all that I can be, and I appreciate everyone’s efforts in doing the same. Open to all suggestions, stories, and distractions to make this easier for everyone here. Love to all.
May 16, 2018 at 8:41 am #65242
Hi hugh_manbeing … I think it’s a wonderful decision you have made. I’m kind of older (63 yrs old) and have been at this for awhile. This program has worked for me. I got sidetracked this winter with a college course, but stayed dry (alc-free). I did a few solutions which worked wonders, and now that the college course is finished, I look forward to hitting the 30 Day SS book and solutions again.
A phrase has been popping into my mind for a long time now at the end of the day, and that is: My dry days are my best days.
You’re gonna lot it!
May 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm #70842
Starting again after many setbacks. I am so tired of how alcohol makes me feel defeated, ashamed, sluggish, and fearful. I’m ready to commit 100% to working the solutions and feeling good about myself again.
May 17, 2018 at 7:48 pm #71424
Oh, I see a typo in my above post. I meant to type “you’re gonna love it!”. I agree it’s tough sometimes to feel strong about this, but when we add another dry day, aren’t we glad?! Enjoy the extra energy being alc-free gives you!
May 26, 2018 at 10:59 am #99271
I’m excited to start this journey with an open heart I’m dedicating 100% of myself to fully embracing my journey to recovery.
June 11, 2018 at 6:54 pm #118979
Day 1 (again) for me.
June 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm #119010
Day 1. I ‘got sober’ at 21 years old and it lasted almost 3 years because my behavior may have changed but apparently my real self didn’t. 28 years later, here I am. It was a slow process but the last few years have averaged a bottle of wine a night. I’m ready. And I’m 100% committed. Let’s do this!
Hmmm.. I’m getting error messages. ERROR: Are you sure you wanted to do that? Well, yes I’m sure!
June 13, 2018 at 8:13 am #119019
I think Day One is the hardest day of them all. Here I go!
June 14, 2018 at 4:53 pm #119032
I’m ready for another extended commitment to being alc-free. I love it, when during the night and being half asleep, I ask myself “am I still alc-free?”, and I can say “Yes!”.
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