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Old 02-01-2017, 03:55 PM   #826 (permalink)
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Yes but no. It depends on the day and the time. If there's a chance that I get bored, all I can think about is drinking. I'm sick of feeling like shit though. I wish I could find a balance and be able to not crave it, or drink 12 when I just try to have 1 or 2.

In the meantime, I'm going to give this a try. I thank you all, for giving an outside unbiased perspective. I'm going to cancel going to KOH, and still take part of the week off from work to work on my garage. This way I can get my buggy back home. I'll be less likely to drink if I'm at home rather than at my shop. I'm also going to hand over my personal debit cards to my wife to hold for a while. I think this will help keep me from buying alcohol so easily. Only account I will be able to spend from is our joint accounts, and any cash that I may have, but I rarely carry cash. Hopefully this also gives me motivation to see how much money I save.

Does it pain you to see your wife so upset? you do realize that she's in pain over fucking beer right?

I've always partied. part of my job is to throw parties. i go to festivals and have parties on the company dime. I've never felt that i NEEDED to drink, but i liked drinking. i could go days, weeks without drinking and it wouldn't be a big deal to me.

my big problem is that i have one drinking speed. I normally drink about 3-4 beers an hour. not a big deal if i'm only hanging out for an hour, but if i'm hanging out 5-6 hours at a time i got drunk. i never get hangovers so that wasn't a deterrent. I did often black out and then i'd get my foul mouth from New Jersey back and was funny/rude. finally, in December we went out for my birthday and i blacked out. the next day i didn't remember anything and my wife was pretty upset. i was a bit of dick, but most of all, she worries that i'll die in my sleep because i go out and drink so much at one time. she's especially worried when i'm on a trip and she's not there.

After thinking about it a bit and seeing her hurt so bad i knew i needed to change. No reason the love of my life should be that angry/upset/worried over some fucking beer. i decided that day that i am going to go through one season of my traveling (about 9 months) without drinking. It's a bit extreme, and my wife says i'm crazy for doing it, but until i learn to have just a few beers i'm not drinking any. i can't see her in that pain.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:26 PM   #827 (permalink)
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I'm sick of feeling like shit though.

You can read what I have posted throughout this thread. I was pretty much in the same boat as you. What pushed me to stop was not my family asking, my wife asking, or my friends asking. I got up one morning and was sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:46 AM   #828 (permalink)
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Decided to head down to my friends shop to hear the new KOH car fire for the first time. I decided to sit back and watch as there were already so many hands involved, and as a result decided to knock back a few beers. Told the wife I'd be home early, but that ended up being around 12 A.M. when I rolled through the door.
Maybe I'm wrong, but it sure reads like you're driving drunk on top of everything else?
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Maybe I'm wrong, but it sure reads like you're driving drunk on top of everything else?
Riding with a friend down to the shop. One reason I made an excuse to drink.
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41 days today. Figured I'd check in.

Going through a lot of bullshit (self imposed of course) in my own life but slowly working through it, without drinking.
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Might drink once or twice a week, killed a pint of jack last night with a friend, asleep by 11:30 and up at 5 feeling pretty shitty, head was good gut wasn't, water, bacon and eggs cured it should have made 3 or 4 instead of 2 before that Had 3 mixers last sat at the bar, no drinks tonight, but I enjoyed some all natural medicine.
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:50 PM   #834 (permalink)
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Anybody experience lack of motivation after stopping drinking?

Last week I just quit on Sunday, and went a week without a sip.

First few days were great! My stomach was feeling much better than normal, but then Friday rolled around, and I literally felt super depressed and had zero motivation..... Im normally super motivated and have tons of energy....


I ended up drinking alot friday night, and then saturday morning I got over the sleepyness and had it all back again...


Kind of freeky imo... Drinking makes me feel like shit, but when I stop doing it, I lose all motivation.....

Not good when I just started my own company...
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Anybody experience lack of motivation after stopping drinking?

Last week I just quit on Sunday, and went a week without a sip.

First few days were great! My stomach was feeling much better than normal, but then Friday rolled around, and I literally felt super depressed and had zero motivation..... Im normally super motivated and have tons of energy....


I ended up drinking alot friday night, and then saturday morning I got over the sleepyness and had it all back again...


Kind of freeky imo... Drinking makes me feel like shit, but when I stop doing it, I lose all motivation.....

Not good when I just started my own company...
Yeah, it's definitely harder to get out to the garage to work without a couple beers, especially if it's a job you really don't want to do. Couple beers helps get you in the mood. One of the hardest things I am dealing with. My projects are stacking up. Been going to the gym though so that is productive.
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Bringing this back up and checking in.

6 months today. Hope everyone is doing well.
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Bringing this back up and checking in.

6 months today. Hope everyone is doing well.
good for you! Hang in there.
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Bringing this back up and checking in.

6 months today. Hope everyone is doing well.


Wife and I have done well. No drinking. Coming up on a year next month.

Weirdest part for me i guess has been that time seemed to have sped up... No idea what others experience. But time is passing by faster now... Like all of life... Not just the distance from days of drinking.
I'm not any smarter, I don't spend any less money, but you know what? I don't have to worry as much as I used to. Lots less dumb arguments... That's good too.

No major desires to drink... No longer having dreams that I forgot to not drink and started again anymore

I wandered in to AA for my 9 month chip. Should go back for my bday.

Life is definitely better for us with out the alcohol.
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No longer having dreams that I forgot to not drink and started again anymore
I'm hoping that shit stops for me too.
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Its nice to be able to run to the parts store at 8:30!
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Day 7 here. Finally getting somewhere with this.

No WD symptoms which is surprising.
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I drink nowhere near I was when this thread got started. Lots of personal issues at that time that I've got under control. Now I go weeks between drinks.

I'm dependent (not addicted) on my pain pills. I fuck my back up while drinking, can't take any pain meds.

Never really thought about it, I guess drinking gets in the way of my drug habit.

I'm doing fine!
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Awesome man!
I think I jinxed it. Today my liver and kidneys are hurting. Got a doc appt tmw though so we'll see.

Might just be the WD starting late.
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So I got a question for those who drank long and hard then quit. I'm on day 10 and the last 3 days my upper abdominal area and both sides of my lower rear back have been hurting. It's mostly the upper abdominal area that bothers me the most. I wake up feeling fine and then as the day goes on it gets worse. Then by the time I'm done with work it's hurting and I'm exhausted.

I went to the doc and explained everything. He felt me up and came to the conclusion that maybe my stomach has been damaged a little from all the alcohol. He gave me Dexilant for two weeks which is making me miserable. My BP is great and everything checked out with him.

He did order an ultrasound for next week and blood test whenever I can go.

Anyone have similar pain/discomfort after quitting?
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