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    This is my first day of trying to quit drinking. Saw a doctor this morning, downed my first 2 Camprals, and hoping I can make it through the first day. I think I will be lurking here all day. I haven't told my husband though. Wonder how he is going to react when he finds out all the meds I'm on since I've been hiding how much I have been drinking.

    Only 12.5 hours until tomorrow.

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    Tulipe,

    It takes a day one to make it to day two.

    I see your mood is Scared. We all understand. It truly is scary to contemplate a life changed so much.

    But, the life you are walking into is so much better.

    Hope to see you on day two!

    Cindi

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    Hi Tulipe

    Welcome to a supportive place. This site is wonderful, there is lots of first hand knowledge, lots of tips, it's great to realise you are not alone and you are anonymous. But sometimes it helps to have more than that. I told my husband of my alcohol hopes, dreams and plans to make it happen. Far from being shocked he was pleased that I was taking action to change and has been very supportive. There have been a few occasions that my virtual friends here would not have been enough to stop me drinking but he knew how to talk me out of it.

    So, although I know everyone's situation is different, consider confiding in him (embarassing though it is) as he could be the tool in your arsenal that makes all the difference! He may have a much better idea than you think of how much you drink. Often our nearest and dearest are very concerned but just don't know how to talk to us about it.

    Keep Strong and you will feel much better by the end of the week! Take it ODAT -one day at a time!

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    Hi Tulipe

    Well done you have made the first very important move, I wish I had the courage to go and visit my doctor for some help - have you read the book that supports this website?

    Sending you strength and best wishes

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    Hi, Tulipe and Welcome! You have made a good decision for yourself! It isn't easy to quit, but after a few days, you will feel so good, and proud of yourself!! It takes courage and strength to make a change sometimes, but it's worth the effort.

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    Hi and welcome Tulipe,

    I always thought I hid my drinking (well most of it) quite well from hubby, but he knew, he always knew just how much I had drunk.
    He has supported me 110% on my journey, maybe your hubby will too?

    Wishing you all the best for day 1 -- stay close:-)

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    Tulipe, How are you doing so far today. I agree with everyone here that it may benefit to let him know what you are struggling with. Also we dont hide our drinking as well as we think we do. There is alot of information on this site about meds etc. Just look at the different threads.

    Good luck!!!

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    Welcome Tulipe and I agree you certainly have found the right place. Even writing the first post for me here was nerve wrecking. You did it and are on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

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    Told him

    Hi all and thank you for your posts. Well I told him, and as they say in the South bless his heart but he's saying the stupidest things! Like, 'now you can eat more chocolate.' and telling me to go to gym and have a really hard workout. What he does not understand is that this is like climbing a mountain - it is a singular task that requires full attention. Each minute is like putting one foot in front of another to reach the top.

    I did warn him that tomorrow would probably be worse though.

    So your comments are SOOOO helpful.
    - Tulipe

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    Argh, I get the same comments from Mr. Beaches. Now I can lose weight and work out more. Yeah I just remind him that I haven't seen him putting the old treadmill into overdrive either.

    You are right it is an uphill battle and to focus on too much at once will not work. Today the focus is not drinking. The rest will come.

    Good luck

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