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2014/12/07 08:45:46 (permalink)
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2 years sober today.....

Just wanted to big myself up really and also maybe share some inspiration to others that are struggling with booze or other drugs...
 
2 years ago today I gave up the booze for good after many failed attempts at quitting....I had always been a big drinker but at my worst towards the end I was drinking a crate (24 500ml cans) of Stella and half a bottle of gin a day , sometimes more...
 
When I was drinking I would never eat and my weight plummeted down to 7 stone which isn't really healthy for a 36 year old male standing at 5'10...
 
After endless mornings of dry retching in the toilet bowl and then reaching for a can 5 minutes later I realised I had to stop for good , not just a few weeks or months like I had done before but for good...
 
That same day I went to AA and I haven't looked back since , I don't go to AA anymore but I'm still sober...
 
I hit the gym 4 times a week and my weight is now a healthy 11.5 stone and rising , I'm also in training for my first amateur boxing fight at the end of January and I'm so focused on it I ain't stepping in that ring to lose...
 
I'm a better father and husband to my wife and 3 kids and I really wished I'd of sobered up a lot sooner instead of wasting over 20 years of my life....
 
Just wanted to share and hopefully inspire any folk who are struggling like I was..
 
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Re: 2 years sober today..... 2014/12/07 09:09:15 (permalink)
Awesome achievement mate, well done on turning your life around and keeping it that way
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Re: 2014/12/07 09:27:53 (permalink)
Congratulations mate that is fantastic, inspiring story for others
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Re: 2014/12/07 10:00:14 (permalink)
Congratulations mate. Commendable achievement.

Glad you turned your life around.
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Re: 2014/12/07 10:10:46 (permalink)
Congratulations mate, well done.







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Re: 2014/12/07 10:11:49 (permalink)
Well done, how old are your kid/s now?

I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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Re: 2014/12/07 10:28:20 (permalink)
Well done buddy..
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Re: 2014/12/07 10:31:47 (permalink)
8 , 6 and nearly 3 mate so still very young and I been working hard these last 2 years to be the best father ever.
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Re: 2014/12/07 10:46:25 (permalink)
Massive respect mate. We have talked a bit on here about this subject and your achievement is truly inspirational.

I'd love to hear more about the boxing match mate. You should run a journal leading up to it.

No biggie like, there are a lot worse things for you than using steroids, I mean I probably shouldn't have been smoking crack or getting into bar fights at your age TBH  - drab4

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Re: 2014/12/07 10:46:27 (permalink)
Top man well done
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Re: 2014/12/07 11:20:24 (permalink)
Well done mate that is some accheivement there.  How was your journey, and what did you do with the money you saved.
 
I wished, I had kept a chart of the last two years as it would have been quite impressive but nothing compared to what you have done.

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Re: 2014/12/07 11:46:39 (permalink)
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Well done mate that is some accheivement there.  How was your journey, and what did you do with the money you saved.
 
I wished, I had kept a chart of the last two years as it would have been quite impressive but nothing compared to what you have done.


To be fair mate to start off the journey was terrible...Even though I was going to AA the cravings for drink were unreal and I so easily could of caved in like I had done so many times before...Even now I have crazy cravings like for example last week I saw an empty can of cider on the floor whilst out walking the dog , for the next 3 days all I could think about was a nice cold can of cider lol...
 
As for the money lol I haven't saved a bean....Granted we don't struggle for cash anymore and I treated myself to a new car....I even quit smoking New years Eve last year but I still ain't rolling in cash lol...I think most of my money now goes on food and protein as I really have hit the gym hard this past year...
 
To be fair I'm probably fitter and more healthier now than ever and I don't intend on throwing that away..
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Re: 2014/12/07 11:54:52 (permalink)
Yeah, its never an easy journey but all you have to do is look at the progress you have made.  New car and you dont struggle for cash anymore.  Well done mate.

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Re: 2014/12/07 12:23:25 (permalink)
Good work. At my worst I had a liter of vodka a day habit. Mainly for the 3yrs that was my divorce. I decided I had enough and went cold turkey. First 2wks were terrible. I had the shakes and sweated out a foul toxin. I literally would shower 2-3 times a day. It wasn't easy but we'll worth it. Glad to see you got the money off your back.
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Re: 2014/12/07 13:06:05 (permalink)
Very inspirational mate. Shows what can be done if you really want something bad enough. Congratulations

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Re: 2014/12/07 13:32:49 (permalink)
Congratulations mate.

You should be incredibly proud of such an achievement.

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Re: 2 years sober today..... 2014/12/07 14:26:37 (permalink)
Well done Sir! I have a Love/hate relationship with Alcohol myself.
 

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Re: 2 years sober today..... 2014/12/07 14:39:40 (permalink)
Absolutely fantastic. You're right to feel proud but don't get complacent because you're never out of the woods. Well done!
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Re: 2 years sober today..... 2014/12/07 19:59:25 (permalink)
Congratulations fella! I grew up with an alcoholic adult in the home and can say that it's a healthier place when the drinker stops drinking. Alcohol makes people irrational, and kids need stability, so the two don't really go together. You and your family have a very Merry Xmas 
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Re: 2014/12/07 20:04:41 (permalink)
Well done.

Have a drink on me mate :D

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