Hi Dandy, I can relate so much to your post - I am in exactly the same position - ie that I feel that my wine drinking is not at a level that is acceptable to me any more. Good Luck with cutting back - take one day at a time and congratulate yourself along the way
Wow! What a wonderful, warm response. I think I am definitely in the right place. Thanks, all. Looking forward to getting to know you all and to putting the liquid calories back where they need to be - a sensible, occasional indulgence.
I saw this Team several months ago and wanted to join but felt ashamed. Then I figured if I didn't bust out of the closet about my drinking, I'd never get a handle on it. Here I am, and continued best wishes to everyone!!
***Leslie on Cape Cod***
Sometimes it's not easy to get motivated to workout or go to the gym. But when I am finished, I have NEVER once said, "Gee, I wish I didn't do that."
~~ELEVEN pounds in ELEVEN weeks in two thousand ELEVEN~~
Yes, Welcome. It is difficult to accept, sometimes, that we need to take a step back and look at our selves and our behaviors. This group has helped me change from a 6pack a day drinker to a much more moderate 2-3 beers or glasses of wine every few days. It is amazing, and I didn't think it could be done...but with the accountability and support of my friends here, I have, and if I can, you can.
Limits exist only in the minds of those who do not dream.~ paraphrased quote from Philippe Petit, high wire artist
This is the first time I am kind of "outing" myself as a much too frequent drinker.
I realize I need to cut waaaaaaaay back, and my goal is to kickstart a more moderate relationship with alcohol with a streak of AF days. I'm not setting a goal for # of days AF, if I think in terms of 30 days, I know I would give up immediately.
Wine is killing my diet, my evenings, my mornings, and my BUDGET! I love it, but it needs to take a healthier place in my life. My wine supply ran out on Sunday, so last night was AF, and I am going to try to keep this streak going.
I have been very stressed lately, trying to find the elusive work/life balance, and my shortcut to winding down is wine at the end of the day. I am afraid I am setting myself up for bigger problems down the road if I don't start practicing other methods of winding down (hello, exercise??).
I am looking for a supportive group who will not judge, and who understand where I have been and where I would like to be.
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