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day one.

day one of sobriety.
so far, so good.
i hope i can make it stick.

i knew this day would come eventually.
i'm scared to death.

but, the alternative is much, MUCH scarier.

i've always thought i could have one cocktail and be fine.
but, i can't.
i've always thought i could skip a day of drink.
but, i never did.
i could blame it on my family history.
but, i won't.

i'm trying to look at the positives....
just think of all the money we'll save.
i'll probably sleep better.
my liver won't explode.

so, i guess it's virgin drinks and o'douls for me now.
and maybe a little caffeine for good measure.


Aug. 24th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
thanks owen....
what a great friend you've become!!!
you're a sweetheart of a guy alright....

i'm not having as hard a time as i thought i might today. maybe my body's just hasn't figured out that i'm messing with it? HAHAHA. i could be in for a bumpy ride the next few months, though. somewhere i heard it takes like 3-5 months for the body to readjust and not crave drink so much. let's hope i can make that hurdle and just cleanse myself of it.

addiction is such a sneaky thing....
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
i started today, too. it's pretty easy until days 5-7. once i made it almost 6 months but my anxiety got the best of me.

good luck, and it's good you have chuck there to support you! :)
Aug. 24th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
well, good for you, too! i know you've had your fist fights with the bottle...it sucks the big one!!! i was so proud of you when you kicked it the first time, but totally 'got it' when you slipped back. i actually thought the first day would be KiLLER. but, i'm bracing myself for the BiG, knock down, drag out withdrawal attack(s). it's not gonna be pretty, believe me, and i really should think about getting chuck some ear plugs! HAHAHA. honestly, i'm SO glad chuck decided to stop, too. and he's such a trooper to do that, even though he's not nearly as hooked as me. it really does help having that support system. and now our drinking friends will love us more cuz we're giving 'em all our booze and becoming instant designated drivers! wooo hoooo, partay!!!!

good luck.....let's ride it out together babe, and beat this thing, k?
Aug. 24th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
okay okay! i'm better at it when i don't try it alone. i usually drink half a bottle of wine to a bottle of vodka a day...BAD NEWS! honestly, that first drink is heavenly, but it's near impossible to stop there. dammit!

i'm anti-social and boring sober but my innards will be happy. it's all about the innards.

good luck!! and days 3-5 blow. yesterday was a "day 3" and i started sweating and got all anxious/sweaty/aggro and threw up. blamed it on coffee, but that wasn't all it. once i drank wine, everything felt better. grrrrrrrr!

oh well.

let's go gallery hopping and NOT empty the bar <3 <3 <3
Aug. 24th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
'all about the innards...' HAHAHAHA

yes, i hear ya. i stopped for about 5 days, oh, about 5 years ago. by day 5 i was a raging bitch, with smoke coming out of my ears and everything!!! today's day 2 and i'm just reeling that i made it past day one. i find that if i distract myself during the time i would normally start drinking, that helps.

i did wake up with night sweats all last night though. grrrr.

we should do the next NELA artwalk together. hope they have diet sprite....we'll clean 'em out!

mucho grande love, chickee baby!!!! hope you feel better soon.....
Aug. 25th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
thought you might like to scan this....
it really helped me to understand the whole detox process.

we've done it with meat before (and i gave up coffee for a year once) so, this is really no different:


k, i'm gonna go drink a million glasses of water now!
FLUSH out the toxins!!!!!!
Aug. 25th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
yes! water is definitely good. i'm also sipping lemon ginger tea.

ginger = excellent. we should start gnawing on the stuff. :)
Aug. 25th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
also: yoga yoga yoga!
Aug. 25th, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
well, i'm not a big ginger fan, unless it's in stir fry and in very small amounts.
and i don't know yoga.

so, i guess i'll just go back to drinkin' like a fish.

i kid.

seriously though, rest as much as you can so your body can fight it, girl. that might help your symptoms. i felt worse today than i did yesterday, but not horrible. just a few shakes, nausea and sweats. i'm afraid day 3 might kick me in the nads, though.

seriously, if you need to call me, do.
you have my cell, right?

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