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  • Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post

    And though we're just a buncha strangers on an internet board, we're here for you, so feel
    free to talk about him any time!

    Julia
    I really DO appreciate it. He died in November of 2010 so it's been about 2 and a half years. I guess I'm doing as well as can be expected. When he was sick he made a big point of telling me he wanted me to live my life when he was gone. And if I try to imagine if it had been the other way around I wouldn't have wanted him to just give up so I do my best to keep going and try to be happy. It is hard on "special" days like that though.

    All that said, I think I'm getting "in the habit" of the not drinking on weekdays. I feel like there's been a subtle shift where I don't really think about having wine on those nights just cause "that's not what we do" now. I hope that makes sense. And then it feels like just relaxing and enjoying a treat on the weekend.
    Last edited by excursivey; 07-02-2013, 08:27 PM.
    Breathe. Move forward.

    I just eat what I want...

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    • I'm so sorry about your hubby...yes, we all care

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      • I to want to say my cravings are nearly extinct, minus tonight had the last glass of wine in a bottle while packing for our weekend away.

        ...wanted to fess up.

        I'm nervous about visiting my in laws, in the party we.drink a lot . Its perfectly acceptable to not drink, and since I gave a 3 and 6 year old I could.certainly play the mom card. I just stint want to end three weekend with regret and backslide on all the primal progress I've made with feeling good, weight loss.

        Please help with encouragement ;-)

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        • Hang in girl! Remember it's just like the eating, if you go off the path you just get back on and keep going...
          Breathe. Move forward.

          I just eat what I want...

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          • I feel you PF... my mother in law comes to visit twice a year for 10 days at a time.

            That woman is 74 years old and drinks ME under the table.

            Every.Single.Night is drunk tank night.

            Back when she was more spry, she used to come out FOUR times a year for 10 days.

            Good times, good times, but I'm pretty sure I needed a cooler of "replacement livers"
            when she left. Oy.

            Hang in there indeed! You can do it!

            Julia

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            • Primal Freedom - you started a great thread here and set the tone by being really welcoming. Whatever happens, it will work out ok! You know how good you feel now; if you choose to imbibe, you just start back over and know how good you'll soon feel. OR you take a breath during the partying and smile and have a 'new' experience where drink doesn't make it fun for you.

              Have a great 4th everyone! I will be surrounded by 1,000's of drunk people that all come to my neighborhood for the fireworks. One year we found 2 inebriated British Columbian boys on the roof and had to help them climb down. Lets see how this year goes...

              “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

              Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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              • SPK, your 4th of July sounds like Halloween around my house - people are BUSED in
                to my neighborhood for the candy. What?

                Anyway, for those of you who think you can't get through a holiday without booze, you can.

                Not saying you have to fight yourself to do it, because if you WANT to cuz it's fun, I say
                go for it, but if you really don't want to and you're fighting with yourself and throwing out
                reason after reason TO do it but deep down you still don't want to, it's possible not to.

                When I was dry for a year, in, what, 2007? I went to my 20yr high school reunion SOBER.

                STONE COLD SOBER.

                First off, I HATED my graduating class and everyone in it. I loved the class of 86 (year ahead of me)
                and the class of 88 (year below me), but MY class of 87 was filled with a bunch of bullies and people
                who really thought their shit didn't stink.

                I wasn't even PLANNING on going, was even vehemently against it, but then my best friend said that
                she was going and that I HAD to go with her. God. Also, another friend of mine, a DRINKING buddy dude
                friend, who was ALSO dry at the moment went too.

                Well, needless to say, it was the disaster I thought would be, but a smidge entertaining. Everyone of course
                was 20 years older, and HAMMERED. Making complete fools out of themselves. I know it was supposed to be a
                fun night and all but come on now people, we're almost 40, do you HAVE to get that drunk? Guess so. I mean
                that's what we/they did in HS anyway, right?

                My friends and I lasted an hour and then we left. It was just too drunk tank. And, it was really hard NOT
                to join in and do 10 shots JUST to get through the night. I couldn't BELIEVE I didn't, but I didn't want to waste
                my wagon ride on those people. Which, mysteriously and funnily enough, were my BEST BUDDIES when they saw
                me. "Oh Julia! OMG! HI!!!!!" Yeah, people, we weren't friends in high school, but now we are because you're
                drunk? Right. Fools.

                Anyway, just my little anecdote for the day.

                Not trying to be high and mighty or virtuous sounding because IIIIIII haven't had anything to drink in
                so long, I'm just tellin' stories, cuz I know how hard it is NOT to drink in social situations.

                So! Carry on and have fun no matter what you decide!

                Julia

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                • InSearchofAbs -- oh do I hear you!! Same at my 20th. Didn't want to see but maybe 4 people and when I arrived a couple hours after the bbq they were toast and utterly inebriated. Took the pressure off of me to have a sane conversation, hehe.

                  I found a bag of candy corn in a friends kitchen the other day. That stuff is like crack to me.

                  “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

                  Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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                  • Originally posted by spk View Post
                    I found a bag of candy corn in a friends kitchen the other day. That stuff is like crack to me.
                    Soul sista! (I think sista?) Once a year (you know, like Halloween) I'll basically dig into a bag of that til I think I'm gonna puke...
                    Breathe. Move forward.

                    I just eat what I want...

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                    • Originally posted by excursivey View Post
                      Soul sista! (I think sista?) Once a year (you know, like Halloween) I'll basically dig into a bag of that til I think I'm gonna puke...
                      I loathe candy corn with every fiber of my being, but I can do the same
                      thing with Snicker's Minis.

                      However, the down side is that I NEVER feel like puking.

                      I could eat those things until my stomach fills up all the way to my
                      THROAT and then my mouth, and STILL not feel ill.

                      I am a garbage disposal for chocolate.

                      Julia

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                      • Oh my 20th reunion. Got hit on in the bathroom. I would have gone for it too if I hadn't brought a man with me. I don't remember doing much drinking, either. Great times.

                        Going to have some pinot griggio tonight I think.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • Fourth of July doesn't count as a weekday right?

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                          • Read for content, Neckhammer - we've already been through this once.

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                            • So I've been without the thread arrive Wednesday when I dropped my phone in the toilet...lol!!!!
                              Wednesday night my family trekked 7 hours to my awesome, I mean that, in laws...drank half a big bottle having fun adult time. Good lesson on day #1.

                              Spent yesterday wanting to not feel hung over (though I did get a nice 45 min. Walk in).

                              Sooo instead of spending the day drinking, I ate lots of non primal foods...anyway, after a good night's sleep, I feel awesome today...very primal and energetic!

                              So ooo missed you guys!

                              Anyone finding drinking not as fun as it used to be?

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                              • Originally posted by excursivey View Post
                                Soul sista! (I think sista?) Once a year (you know, like Halloween) I'll basically dig into a bag of that til I think I'm gonna puke...
                                Btw, candy corn is crack!!!


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                                True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

                                My journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86444.html;)

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