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nick_j007

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1,569 posts

88 months

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Friday 2nd March 2012 quote quote all
I needed that bolster comment thanks. It's on my mind a lot tonight.

Smitters

841 posts

43 months

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Friday 2nd March 2012 quote quote all
nick_j007 said:
I needed that bolster comment thanks. It's on my mind a lot tonight.
Same here. Decided an early night was the key. A bit like Christmas, going to sleep earlier means a hopefully easier day dawns.

CoolHands

3,024 posts

81 months

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Friday 2nd March 2012 quote quote all
I'm not feeling too needy!

but I've still got a bloody cough, so that's why I think. I've never been so ill since I stopped drinking! I think I have an upper respiratory infection. It makes me keep coughing, especially when I go and lie down. Last night I had to get up in the end and stayed up till about 1.30am, after being awake until gone 3am the night before!! Bloody knackered.

Hang tough and don't give in! tomorrow morning you'll feel good again.

oldbanger

2,619 posts

124 months

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Friday 2nd March 2012 quote quote all
I'm really struggling with temptation....

... for crisps frown

They're not something that I'd normally eat either.

However I had noticed before that sometimes a wish to drink alcohol was probably actually sugar cravings so I'm guessing that's what's driving it.

Smitters

841 posts

43 months

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Well, another weekend dry. MiL's birthday out at the greyhounds which was great fun dry, though I suffered for all my early nights. Two sixty year olds rocking on at ten am, two thirty year olds yawning their heads off!

Decided I'm going until the end of March, which comes in at six weeks. Entered the PH Transformation thread and since my March is all about weight loss, I don't think hitting the pub on the 20th is likely to help...
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appletonn

505 posts

146 months

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Monday 5th March 2012 quote quote all
Just stumbled across this thread. I've done 2 weeks and 3 days off the booze, although struggled Friday when out for a curry!

NAS

1,875 posts

117 months

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12 days now. It's going better and better. Been out twice over the weekend at a nice restaurant. I missed having a nice red wine, but it wasn't a big disaster.

Easter is a long way's away but over all I'm happy with how it's going. I'm missing it less & less. And I'm losing weight. Which is always nice.

bad company

3,929 posts

152 months

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Monday 5th March 2012 quote quote all
Just read this thread and decided I need a drink. drink

Smitters

841 posts

43 months

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Interesting (to me anyway) thought the other day. Last September I did 23 days without, in an attempt to lose weight. I'm currently on day 18, so next Wednesday, the 14th will be day 24. I tried to think when the last time I went that many days without a drink. I couldn't tell you, but I don't think I've managed it this millennium!

Another (less than) interesting point. I was 84.2 kg on the 20th Feb. I'm 81.1 kg less than three weeks later. If the £80 a week is to believed, I'm £240 better off, which just about covers the MOT failure that gave me my cold.

Edited by Smitters on Thursday 8th March 12:16

Davey S2

9,892 posts

140 months

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Not total abstinance for me but I've stopped drinking in the week.

It started to be come far too easy to have at least a bottle of red every night. Oddly it was only ever wine. If there was only beer in the house I wouldnt bother but just love red wine.

Going well so far and lost about half a stone from that and eating more healthily as well.

The other half has only had 3 glasses of wine all year.

CoolHands

3,024 posts

81 months

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Thursday 8th March 2012 quote quote all
just for balance, I've gone up 1kg moan

JFReturns

3,003 posts

57 months

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Thursday 8th March 2012 quote quote all
CoolHands said:
just for balance, I've gone up 1kg moan
I initially lost a fair bit of fat, but now gained a little back again. I think it is because I am taking more pleasure from eating nice food now hehe

Smitters

841 posts

43 months

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Monday 12th March 2012 quote quote all
Still tooling along. Still 81.1kg too, but I'll take that after the huge steak I had on Saturday! I must admit in parts, I'm completely oblivious to not drinking now, as it feels the norm, but occasionally, like going round to a friends for supper on Saturday, it comes home with a bump. I imagine it would take months to get to a point where 99% of situations feel normal, but I don't fancy the first time I order a lime and soda on a hot sunny afternoon in a pub garden.

I bought a new pair of running shoes with the savings too - should be a double positive then!

superkartracer

7,315 posts

108 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
Just spotted this thread, decided to go Tee-Total from today, just to prove to my weak minded father* thats it's easy to give up smile

  • he's an alcoholic and got himself into a right state again..
Edited by superkartracer on Friday 16th March 15:26

randlemarcus

9,506 posts

117 months

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superkartracer said:
Just spotted this thread, decided to go Tee-Total from today, just to prove to my weak minded father* thats it's easy to give up smile

  • he's an alcoholic and got himself into a right state away
Thing is, it's easy to give up something you don't need. I suspect he'll need a little more support than "come on you weak willed old buffer" wink

superkartracer

7,315 posts

108 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
Total cobbers bud, it's not crystal Meth, i've been dealing with this st for 30 years, first you need to want to stop, then it's easy.

nick_j007

Original Poster:

1,569 posts

88 months

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Smitters said:
Still tooling along. Still 81.1kg too, but I'll take that after the huge steak I had on Saturday! I must admit in parts, I'm completely oblivious to not drinking now, as it feels the norm, but occasionally, like going round to a friends for supper on Saturday, it comes home with a bump. I imagine it would take months to get to a point where 99% of situations feel normal, but I don't fancy the first time I order a lime and soda on a hot sunny afternoon in a pub garden.

I bought a new pair of running shoes with the savings too - should be a double positive then!
Good work there. Still dry here after 4 months, although finding it tiresome I admit. Friday night and I deserve a drink dammit!

Still, I'll stick to my guns. Re weight loss I've been losing just over a pound a week on average which is very nice to shift. If I was a slim drinker I'd probably carry on drinking. I'm easily inclined to put on weight, but can equally shift it if I stop drinking. I saw 13st 11lb on the scales this morning. Once I'm down to 13stone I look as slim as the next guy wink

I loose weight by watching my carbs carefully. Chicken salads with plenty of greens and next to no carbs is common. I'm drinking a lot of tea and enjoy a strong coffee first thing.

Keep up the good work guys!

Nick



Smitters

841 posts

43 months

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I can categorically state Friday nights suck at the moment. Still, I'm getting an early night anyway, so I can do a double excitement hit. F1 qualies live, then driving a mate to pick up a new car. What better way to start the weekend?

CoolHands

3,024 posts

81 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
I've failed repeatedly. Last weekend twice, and tonight.

Try again next week smile Not as easy as some might think, IMO.

pete a

1,323 posts

70 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
superkartracer said:
Total cobbers bud, it's not crystal Meth, i've been dealing with this st for 30 years, first you need to want to stop, then it's easy.
While I do feel sympathy for what must have been a tough childhood by the sound of it, it's definitely not easy if your dad is truly an alcoholic.
Your right that you must want to stop but maybe your anger would be better channeled in continuing to help your dad than to quit drink to spite him.
He's still your dad.

I wish you and your dad all the very best and truly hope he can find sobriety.
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