I made it through the day

Yesterday I had the strongest urge yet to drink. I knew this would happen around the 5-6 week mark of not drinking.  I am so glad that I have this support group to share my feelings and be able to read other peoples experiences.
I put myself to bed early last night as it was a way to ignore this feeling of wanting to drink.  What triggered it was that football was on the TV and also being a Saturday which usually means I drink.  Over the past 5 weeks, I have been focussed on training and improving my health so it really helped me put my desire to drink in perspective.  I am so glad I didn't.  I feel great today and went to the gym at 7 am. I also took my son surfing which I would not have done if I was drinking yesterday. I can still remember the hangovers and how I would spend Sunday feeling so tired and like shit. This would also come with a head mess.  
During the week, I feel like I have come along way and I don't really get the urge to drink so I just have to hopefully progress this to the weekends to.  
I read peoples comments which is helping me but I do find it sad that so many people battle this addiction. Much respect to everyone that is on this site making a difference in their lives. 



I got in the new habit of watching football at the Vietnamese coffee cafe\'s. No alcohol served and a great crowd watching the game.