Posted by Marie1 on September 8, 2001, at 16:46:32
In reply to Re: Bikes and booze. » gdog, posted by Greg A. on September 7, 2001, at 18:04:14
Good luck tonight. I think it's kind of neat knowing others are going through the horrors of a sober weekend too! :-)
I've not had one drink all summer now, except for June 28th. (A very low point when my brother died.)
It can be very boring when all the rest of the world is out there having a wonderful time (including my spouse and friends), and I'm home alone with only the computer and books to keep me company. Of course, TV's another option, but doesn't appeal to me. I know I also have the option of joining everyone, but I'd drown in self pity and and then really drown in alcohol. So I can't go there. Yet. I know this sounds pretty dismal, but you know what keeps me going? I really like the way I feel (except when I get a migraine which is a whole different thread and probably has nothing to do with sobriety).
I mean it - I feel a gazzillion (sp?) times better than I did before. And I don't mean hangovers, I mean better than the days I wasn't hung over. Plus, I sleep better, which in itself contributes to feeling better. People tell me I look better too - thinner face (not puffy), clear eyes, etc. I had no idea the effects of alcohol were so insidious. I haven't turned into Carrie Nation, though, and am looking forward to drinking again some day, but for now I'm content with looking and feeling better. Maybe that's some incentive for you?
> Thanks for the offer. I'll probably take you up on it Monday. I want to at least get a few days behind me so I feel I have something to build on. But I know that the tough part will come later when I feel I have 'proven' I don't have a problem. Then I'll need to figure out how to stay quit.
> But first - tonight with no alcohol.