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I used to drink 2 bottles of wine a week. I didn't get smashed, but I had some every night. I thought I wouldn't be able to break that habit easily, but WLS did break it. Now I don't drink at home - just when I'm out with friends for a special occasion. The last time I had alcohol was about a month ago, but this weekend is a girls' weekend, so I'm going to be making friends with a bottle of Prosecco. 😉 Really looking forward to it - it's a treat to have a wee tipple now!

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I have an addictive personality. I felt like I was drinking too much about 4 years ago. I sought counseling and quit. My husband was actually kind of confused why I asked for help. I just knew I was headed in a dangerous direction.

I haven’t had a drink since 11/30/15. I don’t attend meetings or anything but if I ever felt like I needed to I wouldn’t hesitate nor would I feel ashamed. I don’t miss it, other than brief fleeting moments and I really think it helps with maintaining my weight.

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20 hours ago, KateBruin said:

I’ve had a complication that’s either ulcers or something else (getting my cat scanned Thursday).

What a coincidence! I'm getting my dog scanned on Thursday.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist! 🙂

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On 11/03/2019 at 21:49, Cheeseburgh said:



I have an addictive personality. I felt like I was drinking too much about 4 years ago. I sought counseling and quit. My husband was actually kind of confused why I asked for help. I just knew I was headed in a dangerous direction.





I haven’t had a drink since 11/30/15. I don’t attend meetings or anything but if I ever felt like I needed to I wouldn’t hesitate nor would I feel ashamed. I don’t miss it, other than brief fleeting moments and I really think it helps with maintaining my weight.


Same story here, in 2015 I realized I was relying too much on consuming things (both food and alcohol) for stress relief and immediately signed up for a gym membership, eventually sought out counseling, and a year later quit drinking on my own accord. My stress levels were out of control (mostly money-related) and through counseling I was able to set up a life for myself with more stability. This included quitting drinking and eating for pleasure/nostalgia. This has been a huge challenge for me—and not taking on too much work continues to be challenging—but I feel I’m better equipped now to know when I’m dipping into the stress danger zone and notice my eating behaviors change. I think with alcohol it’s very easy for us to deny problems that are really there because it’s socially acceptable (or even expected) to drink in so many occasions. For me I know it’s best to just avoid it entirely because I can skip back into denial quite quickly. Best of luck with everyone dealing with this.

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