Alcoholic - Not drinking

New to AA? Got questions? Here's the place to ask. Note that no one person speaks "officially" for AA. AA meetings in your local area are always the best source of information. Note that anyone may post and reply to messages in this forum.

Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby applecorp » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:57 pm

Hi,

Since the other thread was locked I just wanted to provide an update and state that it has been 6 weeks now without a drink. I am feeling better and I thank everyone who commented and provided information. I appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Christian
applecorp
Forums Enthusiast
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby ezdzit247 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:15 pm

applecorp wrote:Hi,

Since the other thread was locked I just wanted to provide an update and state that it has been 6 weeks now without a drink. I am feeling better and I thank everyone who commented and provided information. I appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Christian


Congratulations on 6 weeks of sobriety, Christian!

Keep doing whatever you're doing. It's working!

And keep coming back...

Mary
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
User avatar
ezdzit247
Forums Old Timer
 
Posts: 2077
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:38 pm
Location: California

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby Squawking Hawk » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:19 pm

Wow Christian, six days sober! Congratulations. Please write back and let us know how you are making out.

Hawk
Ms. Hawk

I will never forget
User avatar
Squawking Hawk
Forums Old Timer
 
Posts: 2015
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:27 pm
Location: USA

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby amont » Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:48 am

Hi Christian, congratulations to your 6 weeks sobriety. Did you attend any AA meeting? What is the other to get sober? Keep it up
amont
Forums Enthusiast
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:26 am

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby applecorp » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:06 am

Squawking Hawk wrote:Wow Christian, six days sober! Congratulations. Please write back and let us know how you are making out.

Hawk


Hi,

It has been 9 weeks now without a drink and I feel like I have gained 10 pounds from all the junk food I have been eating! Sigh. Better cake than booze, but I will have to keep an eye on this before I have to buy all new clothes. :)
applecorp
Forums Enthusiast
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby PaigeB » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:51 am

OH!! Congrats on maintaining sobriety! Good to hear from you and to tell you "I went through that too!" I was on a liquid diet for so long! I am back down to a decent weight now... I had to cut out where I could (and keep my ice cream) so I went to sugar free pop, easy on the fat stuff... but everyone is different. I learned how to eat - yes, I needed a lesson or 2 - but using a website program where you enter all the food you eat and the exercise you do and it helps you see where you need to make adjustments.

I will PM you the name of the program, but I don't visit anymore so you will have to google.
If I'm not able to say how I'm working my program today, then I'm not working my program.
The e-AA Group's 7th Tradition link: www.e-aa.org/group_seventh.php
User avatar
PaigeB
Trusted Servant
 
Posts: 10393
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:28 pm
Location: Iowa USA

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby ezdzit247 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:35 pm

applecorp wrote:
Squawking Hawk wrote:Wow Christian, six days sober! Congratulations. Please write back and let us know how you are making out.

Hawk


Hi,

It has been 9 weeks now without a drink and I feel like I have gained 10 pounds from all the junk food I have been eating! Sigh. Better cake than booze, but I will have to keep an eye on this before I have to buy all new clothes. :)


Congratulations on 9 weeks of sobriety!!!

Amazing how much better food tastes, huh? I never ate sweets, pie or cake when I was drinking. After I got sober, it was bring it on!
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
User avatar
ezdzit247
Forums Old Timer
 
Posts: 2077
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:38 pm
Location: California

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby Lali » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:42 pm

9 weeks sober!! That is awesome, applecorp. Don't worry about the weight, you will likely lose the extra weight because alcohol has lots of calories in it!
Step 1: I can't
Step 2: He can
Step 3: I think I'll let him
Lali
Forums Old Timer
 
Posts: 4869
Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:13 am

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby applecorp » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:17 am

PaigeB wrote:OH!! Congrats on maintaining sobriety! Good to hear from you and to tell you "I went through that too!" I was on a liquid diet for so long! I am back down to a decent weight now... I had to cut out where I could (and keep my ice cream) so I went to sugar free pop, easy on the fat stuff... but everyone is different. I learned how to eat - yes, I needed a lesson or 2 - but using a website program where you enter all the food you eat and the exercise you do and it helps you see where you need to make adjustments.

I will PM you the name of the program, but I don't visit anymore so you will have to google.


Thank you very much! :)
applecorp
Forums Enthusiast
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby applecorp » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:07 pm

Hi,

Week 13 now. Getting fatter but still haven't had a drink. :D

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I know I am thankful this year.
applecorp
Forums Enthusiast
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby ezdzit247 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:30 pm

applecorp wrote:Hi,

Week 13 now. Getting fatter but still haven't had a drink. :D

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I know I am thankful this year.


Hi Christian

13 weeks of sobriety is wonderful. Congratulations!

Hope you and yours have a very happy holiday season.

Keep coming back.....
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
User avatar
ezdzit247
Forums Old Timer
 
Posts: 2077
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:38 pm
Location: California

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby 2granddaughters » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:19 pm

applecorp wrote:Hi,

Week 13 now. Getting fatter but still haven't had a drink. :D

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I know I am thankful this year.


Are you attending AA meetings?

Bob
2granddaughters
 

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby applecorp » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:15 am

2granddaughters wrote:
Are you attending AA meetings?

Bob


No, I haven't. I have been reading and adopting a healthier mindset which has allowed me to be more productive. I do feel more positive and look forward to continued sobriety I try not and obsess about not drinking, meaning I don't think about alcohol. My initial reaction to stress used to be drinking, now it is eating. I do realize I have exchanged one addiction for another but it is still progress. I now need to focus on the overeating. All in good time!

Merry Christmas. :D
applecorp
Forums Enthusiast
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby applecorp » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:15 am

p.s. 16 weeks now! Not too shabby! :D
applecorp
Forums Enthusiast
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Re: Alcoholic - Not drinking

Postby Tosh » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:53 am

applecorp wrote:I do realize I have exchanged one addiction for another but it is still progress. I now need to focus on the overeating. All in good time!

Merry Christmas. :D


Far be it from me to tell anyone how they should live their life, but I can maybe try and explain a bit about the human condition. In A.A. we're taught we have a 'spiritual malady', but really - from my own understanding - everyone has it; even non-alcoholics. We humans are, by nature, restless, irritable and discontented; anxious even; this is the manifestation of the 'spiritual malady'. There's some very good reasons why we should be this way; evolution by natural selection does not favour animals who're peaceful and just sit about all day, contented.

But for me, when I drank, I'm wired in such a way that it solved that restlessness problem - it made me feel whole - peaceful; it gave me a sense of ease and comfort. Take away the drink, and I'm still left with the restlessness and anxiety and these feelings can push me to do lots of other stuff. I can be short-tempered, tetchy, angry and my mind starts looking for things to fill that 'hole' that I used to treat with the booze. I'll consider having an affair - maybe that'll distract me - or gambling (I dare not gamble; I suspect that would be like taking a drink for me); or internet porn - or even over eating.

I sponsor a guy who is a member of three different 12 Step fellowships (one of them is Over-eaters Anonymous) and I strongly identify with his behaviours from all of them.

Ultimately I've only found one treatment for the human condition that works enough for me to be comfortable enough to not be overly forced into damaging and harmful behaviours.

Yeh, it's the 12 Steps.

Sorry. :lol:
Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” Rumi (No sniggering from the sex addicts)
User avatar
Tosh
Forums Old Timer
 
Posts: 3649
Joined: Fri May 13, 2011 10:43 am

Next

Return to For the Newcomer

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest