Just a quick post to say I won again today. I think the bottle is beginning to realise it's losing the fight and it didn't even show up in the ring today. In fact, the only time I thought about drink was when I was in the kitchen and saw my chalk-board, right before I came upstairs to post before going to bed, and I thought, 'Aha! Another day to chalk up!'
I've been lucky, I've had some easy days , and the days that have been harder have been manageable. I know there is help there when I need/want it, and it means a lot to come in here and say I've had a successful day, and read about other bloggers' struggles and triumphs. Because family and friends had no real idea of the extent of my drinking, there's no-one to be proud of what I'm doing, or to encourage me, so I'm learning to be proud of myself, and to find my encouragement within myself - and here.
Thank you, everyone, for your blogs and your comments and your honesty. I'm so glad I've found this on-line community.