Sober Legs

Learning to walk on sober legs.

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So I’ve been wanting to post more but just not getting to it. Most of my best posts happen in my head, but I just never remember them by the time I can write. *sigh*

I was so chuffed with myself last week – I achieved 5 full sober days in a row! Something I hadn’t done in a long time. But then Saturday came around and I fell off. There is something about Saturdays, or maybe it’s the whole weekend thing that makes me loose my resolve.

I want to be sober so badly to see what my life can be like. I will try to beat wolfie this weekend!

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  1. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! And congrats on 5 days in a row! That’s a start, don’t underestimate it by any means. You are right, weekends are hard, Fridays were the worst for me, they just begged a drink. Try to fill up your time, plan it out and follow thru. I have a link on my blog to some suggestions on how to do that called Friday Night Pep-Talk. Check it out, you might find something helpful.

    Hang in, and keep trying! Sending hugs.

    • Hi Maggie. Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I’m reading some of your Friday posts and they just may be helpful. Your blog is really a great resource – thanks for being there *hugs*

  2. Congratulations on your 5 days. I had to start over many times just like many others here. It’s okay. Just start again and stay here with us. Hugs to you! xx

    Joyce

  3. Hi Jackie, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow. I know exactly what you mean about your best posts are in your head and then when it comes time to write, it’s gone. Happens to me all the time. I’ve started keeping paper and pen by my bed for when that happens when I’m just laying here in bed.
    Congrats on the 5 days in a row of not drinking. I used to drink every Friday and Saturday just because it was the weekend and that’s what I thought weekends were for. I can no longer drink like I used to even if I wanted to because I am sick and my damn stomach just won’t tolerate it. I do still try every now and then. Good luck on your journey and remember one moment at a time. We all make mistakes, forgive yourself when you do, don’t judge yourself, stand back up and give it another try. You got this!:)
    Peace,
    Tammy

  4. Hi, Jackie

    Thanks v much for the follow….. and welcome!

    As you’ve already seen above, there are heaps of lovely folks out here to offer support, genuine kind words and advice if you want it :o) 5 days is a GREAT demonstration of what you’re capable of ….. 6 days next time!? ….. If you don’t mind a wee shove from this end, how about starting the next spell on a Thursday (maybe tonight, maybe another Thursday). My last booze was on Thursday 9th Jan and getting a weekend notched up so early gave me HUGE motivation to get the first complete week in the bag…. I did it (amazingly ;o) ) and it made me want a second one! It’s all in the mind, of course, but I’ve found that having the weekend at the START of each new week has been a great way of boosting from one milestone to the next…..

    I was off the scale with my alcohol abuse and NEVER would have believed I could tame it for any period of time….

    …. and, tonight, I notch up 10 weeks since the last drop of booze I sunk!

    Go for it and, above all, use all the kindness of these lovely ladies to help you every inch of the way. They give it freely and, whatever happens, they (plus the odd bloke ;o) ) are going to be on your team as and when you need them!

    Best of everything :o)

    G

    • Thanks so much for the encouragement and the follow 🙂 I was having just the same thought about starting on the weekend to get that boost, but it’s taken me a while to get the courage to start again. I’ve decided I’ll do it this weekend.

      • Excellent :o) ….. Like I said, it’s still early days for me. My Day 70 almost certainly sounds like about 2 lifetimes away for you ( ! ) but please don’t forget that it was EXACTLY the same for me and everyone else when we were just getting started. NO WAY would I have believed that I’d do 1 week, never mind 10 weeks but, as the old saying goes “patience is a virtue”!

        After a lot of thought, I deliberately didn’t sign up to any “100-day-challenges” or similar, for 2 main reasons; 1) 100 days looked like WAY too enormous a target realistically to expect myself to aim for and 2) I wanted to do this for ME, so making “vows” to someone else, whatever their motivation and intentions, didn’t seem to fit my model. I didn’t even make any vows to myself, other than that I’d give it a serious effort! I did…. and here I am at Day 70 :o)

        I’ve said it before and I’ll keep on saying it…. If I can achieve that, then ANYBODY can!

        …. and YOU can…. because you want to! :o)

        All the very best with it. Take it steady. Stay realistic with the expectations. Don’t be discouraged by falling down potholes. Don’t write off what you achieve. Even if you do 20 days in the next couple of months but in chunks of 4 or 5 days at a time or whatever, that’s still 20 days in the bank and 20 days when you’d otherwise have been boozing!

        Go for it on your own terms! :o)

        G x

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