giving up alcohol

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Post 01 Jun 2020

Zac wrote:
01 Jun 2020
Thanks guys. A lot of the achievements in my life have felt hollow but this one feels real.
It is real. It doesn't get much more real. :thumbs_up:

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fullforce
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Post 10 Sep 2021

Today I decided that enough is enough. Wish me luck.
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MrFigg
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Post 10 Sep 2021

fullforce wrote:
10 Sep 2021
Today I decided that enough is enough. Wish me luck.
You don't need luck if you've decided. You'll just do it.
I woke up 4 years ago (nearly 5) and decided nah that's it. I was ready to do it though. All my friends were saying well done and oh what will power but it wasn't...it just wasn't a struggle at all. So...if you have decided then you've decided...no luck needed :).
Good luck though :)
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miyaru
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Post 10 Sep 2021

I gave up on alcohol 26 years ago, and smoking 15 years ago....... best decisions of my lifehealth........
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Jackjackdaw
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Post 10 Sep 2021

I gave up alcohol around about a year ago. The intention was to do a dry year which I have done before but this time I'm just going to keep going.

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zero01101
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Post 11 Sep 2021

fullforce wrote:
10 Sep 2021
Today I decided that enough is enough. Wish me luck.
good luck, but i don't think you'll need it - just by saying that, you've got this

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Zac
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Post 11 Sep 2021

fullforce wrote:
10 Sep 2021
Today I decided that enough is enough. Wish me luck.
Good luck! 👍

I couldn’t do it alone, so I work a 12 step program. Just saying it's there if you need it. Leaving alcohol behind has transformed me and my life.

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fullforce
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Post 11 Sep 2021

Thanks everyone. Day 1, cleaning up house and garden. Normally I would be half wasted on the couch on a saturday. So far so good.
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MrFigg
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Post 11 Sep 2021

fullforce wrote:
11 Sep 2021
Thanks everyone. Day 1, cleaning up house and garden. Normally I would be half wasted on the couch on a saturday. So far so good.
Great tactic.
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miyaru
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Post 11 Sep 2021

fullforce wrote:
11 Sep 2021
Thanks everyone. Day 1, cleaning up house and garden. Normally I would be half wasted on the couch on a saturday. So far so good.
You are doing great, and remember: you can drink alcohol, but you do not want it anymore - and you are stronger!!!! :clap: :thumbup:
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fullforce
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Post 12 Sep 2021

Day 2. Set myself 3 targets/goals to do in my house. Met all 3. That's pretty cool. But after you're done, craving, obviously. Evenings are hard too. Just say no!
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fullforce
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Post 13 Sep 2021

Day 3. Monday! Work! Well, not too bad with a fresh head, but I could use some more sleep.
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willy_dinglefinger
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Post 14 Sep 2021

Nice one fullforce (and others here) for giving it up. This is a cool thread.

I gave up drinking 1556 days ago and can't even remember what a hangover feels like anymore. I mean, I still have periods of really missing alcohol and craving it and have to readjust my mindset and take things day-by-day but otherwise I absolutely love not drinking now and am genuinely happy and more in rhythm with myself and the world.

Everyone's different of course but in my experience the initial withdrawal feelings and sleep disturbances etc don't last too long like and by the looks of your posts you're handling things brilliantly so onwards and upwards.
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