Sunday, October 22, 2006

Still winning!

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.

4 comments:

Mary Christine said...

Our big book says that alcohol is "cunning, baffling, and powerful" and I sure have found that is true. I would rather surrender to my powerless over it than to have to fight every day. I am so glad you are not drinking, and hope you will go to an AA meeting.

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

Glad to hear of you and that you haven't died from the drink.

For me, the moment I decided that the help I needed was from a higher power, it lifted a huge burden of trying to manage it myself.

Keep on coming back. There is some real powerful stuff on these blogs.

Shannon said...

I am glad you are here too...

Shadow said...

hey! this is an 'old' entry of yours, but what the hay. read the rest too, by the way. i just wanto to say congrats! and well done! reading this gives me some 'go' to do it too. love your blog!