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just a quick post - getting a stinking cold and struggling to keep my eyes open. Despite that I am happy to be sober and cigarette free - looking forward to a three day sober weekend.
My anxiety is noticeably reducing daily.
I want to really reduce my sugar consumption next week
.Pleased to have started healthy snacking -cherry tomatoes,humous,fruit. No chocolate or crisps today - it's a first for a while! Aim to keep to once a week treats and to max out on the healthy…Continue
So I am currently writing some musing about not drinking in a book - but I thought - be brave and let others see my ramblings!
Today I was at school dropping kids off am - and I just felt so energetic and positive. I was talking to a couple of friends and we've arranged a cycle ride tomorrow and another after the half term. I feel like my motivation for getting on and participating fully in life is growing day by day.
I am spending a lot of time thinking about drinking - but…Continue
I’m 37 years old and struggled with depression, anxiety and the odd panic attack for twenty years of my life, prior to April 2011. My nerves frequently got the better of me, and my obvious lack of confidence in work and social situations held me back and prevented me from fulfilling my potential for many years. All of that stopped when I quit drinking alcohol two years ago. Posted 11th May.
I am not sure whether or not I was born to be an alcoholic; the jury is still out from my point of view on the genetic connection, although there are very strong arguments for this to be the case and indeed both my parents were alcoholics. My father died of cirrhosis at 57, my mother of early onset dementia and heart failure at 62, attributed to heavy drinking. But I ask, is it genetic or is it learnt behaviour? Posted 28th April.
I am 57 and was a heavy drinker for over 30 years. I was a functioning alcoholic (that is, I seemed to function successfully as far as others were concerned) and I firmly subscribed to the “I can handle it” mentality. Eventually and inevitably, I came to accept that I had “crossed the line” and I started recovery 15 months ago. Posted 13th April.
I never thought I would need to because I was just a social drinker who likes to have a good time, a 39 year old for whom no social occasion (or night in) was complete without a bottle of wine; a bit of a party animal to be honest (albeit one with a young son now). Posted 31st March.
Rachel Elnaugh, ex-Dragon's Den dragon, recently gave up drinking when she discovered the wonderful Jason Vale's book, 'How to Kick the Drink...Easily!' Rachel's account of her problematic relationship with booze and how she finally kicked it, will, I'm sure, strike a chord with many. It certainly did for me, which is why I was so eager to get Rachel's post on Soberistas. Thank you Rachel for allowing us to publish your post, and good work for seeing the light and ditching the booze! Posted 26th November.