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 "I am an all-or-nothing person. I am not very good at having a little bit of something I like and then stopping. I'm good at many things, but that just isn't my forte." - Clare Pooley

Day 29: Moderation

Welcome to Day 29!

You don't have to admit to being an alcoholic to want to stop the drinking cycle.

Most of us know the deal by now:

  • We make the decision to quit drinking after having to endure one hell of a hangover

  • After a few days, we feel great - almost too great! - and ready to take on the world

  • Once we feel better, we start to slide into the dangerous thinking of, "maybe I can have a glass of wine tonight. What's the harm?"

  • And then, for me, I'd either drink the whole bottle that night or end up back where I started (which was drinking 7 days a week, several drinks a day).

I’ve received feedback from so many people recently.

  • People who admit to hitting a "high bottom" and wanting to change their life

  • People who decide not to drink unless it's a very special occasion because it doesn't fit into their healthy lifestyle

  • People who didn't have a problem but wanted to feel the very best they could

  • People who wanted to lose weight

  • People who thought alcohol conflicted with their religious beliefs

It seems there is a shift in people - from all backgrounds and all experiences with alcohol - who are starting to question the role a drink plays in their particular (and totally unique!) lifestyle.

Personally, I just think it's EXHAUSTING to repeat the drinking cycle over and over and over again. That's why I took a break. And every day that goes by, I feel better and better about my decision to remove alcohol from my daily life.

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But I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t address the moderation conversation. I’ve included a short video on perhaps how to approach thoughts on moderation after the 30-day RESET program is completed.

FOLLOW THE NEXT STEPS TO COMPLETE DAY 29

  1. List out your pros and cons of moderate drinking - and be sure to ask yourself if drinking will get you closer to reaching any of your personal or professional goals.

  2. Say your Daily Mantra "I am the author of my very own success story!"

  3. Head over to the Private Facebook Group and join us to share that you completed Day 29 - and how you plan to approach the moderation conversation

  4. Send any questions you may have to me at kim@100dayssober.com.

  5. Want more?