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One Week Alcohol-Free

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I'm doing so good. I have been alcohol-free - not a single drink - for over a week. I have to admit I'm proud of myself. I finally realized that I can't just have one or two and be a social drinker, so I decided to quit drinking alcohol completely. Fortunately I didn't have any withdrawal symptoms. I'm feeling very good. Tomorrow evening is my husband's and my "date night" so that will be a challenge to "not drink" but I made it through last Friday night so I'll be okay.

I'm drinking ice water with lemon and hot tea occasionally. I'm trying to just put alcohol out of my mind but that's difficult because my husband is an alcoholic and he has friends over who are also. There is always alcohol in the house which is tempting. It would help if I could just not buy it and not have it in the house. I'm not going to nag my husband to quit also however. That's got to be his choice. Maybe I'll influence him by example. He is severely underweight. Maybe he would eat more and gain weight if he quit drinking. I pray for him.

For now I'm taking it one day at a time. I'm not drinking TODAY. I'm getting healthier and losing weight. I'm feeling fine.

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    Huge congratulations, Green Eyed Lady!! I have a similar challenge with booze, and find that every time we choose iced water over alcohol is a victory.
    1909 days ago
    Congratulations! You are inspiring and I love your picture!!
    1910 days ago
    Congrats!! Keep up the good work!!
    1910 days ago
    Bravo! You're doing awesome! Who knows, you may inspire your husband.
    1910 days ago
    Hey green-eyed-lady,

    Applause to you and you should be DAMN proud of yourself!!!!
    I think you are doing a very great job!!! Keep going, no matter what! I know how hard this is, but it is so worth it, for your body and for you health. It is so horrible what alcohol is doing to you, destroying you very slowly - I am so happy for you that you had your wake up call!
    My dad is also a drinker and I have been trying for years to make him quit - quietly, with fighting, with love, with tears, with rage. But he was not ready. Until in the beginning of this year, my stepmom had a very bad stroke. She was lucky to get to the hospital in time, a few minutes later it would have been too late. He was very shocked and since she is back from hospital he has not been drinking. I really hope he has the strength to say no just for this MOMENT, just for NOW. That is what I told him. Don't think about quitting forever - this will horrify you, just not NOW.

    And right NOW, as you read this, I am sending all my thoughts and energy your way, sending you strength and determination and when you struggle, believe in yourself and believe that the thirst will pass. I pray that your strength will reach your husband!

    My blessings and best wishes
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    Here is a nice PS by Dan Millman for you (freely translated from German back to English):
    Do it
    In every difficult situation ask yourself:
    "What would the strongest, bravest, most loving part of my personality do now?" And then do it. Do it with all your heart. And do it NOW.
    1910 days ago
    That is awesome! It will get easier and easier and you will feel so good. Think of all those calories you'll save!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    emoticon Stay strong and enjoy your date night!!!!
    1910 days ago
    It's great that you have taken this step to rid yourself of the need for alcohol! It is hard, but the more times you say no, the easier it gets to say no to alcohol in the future.
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