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I can still have a good time even without alcohol

Saturday, April 20, 2013



I've been a "free-spirit" (free of "spirits") for 18 days now which may not seem like a long time but for me, it's quite amazing. I had been drinking nearly everyday for probably 5 years. Alcohol had been part of all the "good times". I really didn't think it was possible to have a good time without it. But I'm starting to prove that wrong. Last night, my sweetheart, Johnny, suggested we walk down to the beach to watch the sunset. I LOVE to do that. But could I enjoy it without alcohol?

The answer turned out to be YES !

I really enjoyed myself. Hanging out with Johnny, just talking, is probably my favorite thing to do in all the world. I LOVE this guy..

It's good to know that I can still have a good time even without alcohol. Don't get me wrong. I still get a craving for a drink at least once a day. Different things "trigger" it. Sitting on our patio relaxing. Watching a movie in bed. Watching the sunset at the beach. When I get "stressed" and want to calm down. Lots of "triggers" to have a drink. But so far, I've been able to get past the craving and have a glass of water or a cup of coffee instead.

I'm hoping this gets easier. But probably it will get harder before it gets easier. We'll see. Right now I'm taking one day at a time.
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FRENCHSEAMS 4/26/2013 11:59PM

    Excellent streak you have going.

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THINANDFITEMILY 4/21/2013 3:25PM

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CAPECODBABE 4/21/2013 2:47PM

    You are doing emoticon

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MEADSBAY 4/21/2013 2:19PM

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Plus, you are showing your loved ones how it's done.
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MARYJOANNA 4/21/2013 5:20AM

  You are gradually understanding having a good time doesn't always mean having something in your hand to eat or drink. The emphasis should be the activity we are doing or whom we are with. These other food and drink items can become crutches.

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/21/2013 5:16AM

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DJ4HEALTH 4/21/2013 12:20AM

    There are some teas that have a calming affect on your body. You could try them instead and you might even enjoy them too.

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LATVIAN_SANDY 4/20/2013 11:21PM

    emoticon Good for you!

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CAROL_31649731 4/20/2013 11:18PM

    You have a unique way of focusing on the positive . . . I admire that about you! emoticon

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SANDYBREIT 4/20/2013 11:16PM

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You're doing great -- I can't remember the last time I went that long without a drink so I can't say if it will get easier or harder, but as the saying goes, "if plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters!"

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IAMBIZI 4/20/2013 10:58PM

    You area doing great my friend! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 4/20/2013 10:53PM

  Thanks for sharing

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