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    Quote Originally Posted by satz123 View Post
    Not sure if you are still around @scotskev but as the others have said we want to save you a world of pain if you stop now & I'm being an Irish Mammy here.
    Found this on another thread of yours - posed by Byrdy. Can you fit into any of these now ?
    I reckon between Stage 2 - heading to 3 ? I know that's where my own 39 year old son is.

    Alcoholism: The Second Stage

    In the second stage of alcoholism, the need to drink becomes more powerful. For example, it is common during this stage for the problem drinker to start to drink earlier in the day.

    As tolerance increases, furthermore, the individual with the drinking problem drinks not because of psychological tension or stress relief, but because of his or her dependence on alcohol. During this stage of the disease, even though the "loss of control" does not occur on a regular basis, it is, nevertheless, starting to become more noticeable by others such as relatives, family members, neighbors, friends, and co-workers.

    Also during this stage of the disease, the problem drinker may begin to feel more concerned and embarrassed about his or her drinking. Often during this stage, problem drinkers are unsuccessful in their attempts to stop drinking.

    In this stage, physical symptoms such as hangovers, blackouts, hand tremors, and stomach problems increase. Interestingly, instead of seeing their drinking as the root of the many problems and issues they experience, however, drinkers with a drinking problem in this stage frequently start to blame others and things external to themselves for their difficulties.

    Alcoholism: The Third Stage

    In the third stage of alcoholism, the loss of control becomes more severe and more observable. This means that problem drinkers are unable to drink in accordance with their intentions. For example, once the individual takes the first drink, he or she commonly can no longer control further drinking behavior, in spite of the fact that the intent might have been to have just "one or two drinks." It should be stressed that an important aspect of this stage of the illness is the following: the drinker often starts to experience more serious drinking problems as well as alcohol-related employment, relationship, financial, and legal problems.

    Hi. Thank you irish mommy. I've read these stages I still don't think I fall into them.

    I was always able to stop and I could just go out for a few drinks and call it a night after 4. When I went out I kinda planned to be out for hours and always had company. Never once drank in the morning in all my days. Not had a black out for over 10 years and that was some party when I just simply went for it in my mid 20s due to a celebration or whatever. Never had any other blackouts befoe that since 20 years ago when I first started as a 17 year old.

    i'm only blaming the paracetamol as an additional thing. I know fine well if I had taken none it could still be the same. However there is evidence to show how bad paracetamol can be if combined with drinking and this did have an effect on the liver damage that particular month which made me go to my GP.

    The bits in Bold above I have not had any of these things happen to me.

    I guess I must just be a binger.

    thanks everyone. am doing fine btw. day 13 and combining this no alchol with healthy food which will make me lose weight and sleep better.
    xxxx
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    Oh well done @scotskev on day 13 - bet you feel great & look great? KEEP GOING
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    day 14 now :-)

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    Did anyone else lose weight when they stopped?

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    Re: Have now quit for good

    Quote Originally Posted by scotskev81 View Post
    Did anyone else lose weight when they stopped?
    No Kev - cos I was eating more sweet stuff . But a better option to eat more.... than the alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotskev81 View Post
    Did anyone else lose weight when they stopped?
    Yo Kev.

    Great job on 2 weeks/14 days sober. How do u feel? Yes, i lost some weight. Main difference was my puffiness, bloated look, redness, and my whole body including face changed and toned up a fair bit. I became a leaner meaner AF fighting machine. lol. At day 490 or something today, i can say it only gets better and better. But as Satz says, what we eat has an impact of course. And more self awareness as a result of not boozing/taking care of ourselves often means we start to look at what we eat with more care.

    Have a great week mi amigo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarista View Post
    Yo Kev.

    Great job on 2 weeks/14 days sober. How do u feel? Yes, i lost some weight. Main difference was my puffiness, bloated look, redness, and my whole body including face changed and toned up a fair bit. I became a leaner meaner AF fighting machine. lol. At day 490 or something today, i can say it only gets better and better. But as Satz says, what we eat has an impact of course. And more self awareness as a result of not boozing/taking care of ourselves often means we start to look at what we eat with more care.

    Have a great week mi amigo.
    Thank you. I'm not overweight as only weigh about 11.7 stone / 74kg but looking to get a better face and rid of small bit of stomach.
    I have given up bread and carbs and now using a nutriblend to get healthy things into my diet. I did always eat plenty fruit & veg but it was the rubbish that went with it - plus the alcohol of course. Have also quit eating sugar apart from small amount of fruit.

    I did binge on takeways the 1st 5 days of this year because I was still off work and such, but I did not have any alcohol since about 3am on 1st of Jan. :-)

    happy days forward i think. xxxx
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    Well done Kev...you really are doing great..I remember someone long ago who posted on the Army thread who set her quit date for 1st Jan ..at the time I thought it was just new year enthusiasm like the gym ..but nope she's now sober 9 or 10 years....so keep on keeping on!!!!
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    Yes I will keep going. Thank you all.

    There is no pain in my right side anymore. It was never a bad pain but more like you can just feel something there

    xxx

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    am wanting to drink again. :-( but also kind of don't. How do you deal with cravings?

    Bare in mind am craving for a night out rather than just drinking like a madman

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