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|05-13-2012, 04:20 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Going to the Grocery Store, wish me luck
How pathetic is that..... I need luck or strength to not pick up a case of beer. But I need food..........6th day sober and I have a strong craving today.
But I went to the gratefulness forum, and it reminded me to practice gratefulness and I am going to repeat to myself over and over in the grocery store, that I am grateful to be sober today and I am going to enjoy a sober night, with no real worries, and what a lucky person I am and have been.
Okay.....here I go........
|05-13-2012, 04:25 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Between Meetings
I'm going to say a prayer that you don't pick up a case...And that you are more grateful when you get back.
|05-13-2012, 07:20 PM||#11 (permalink)|
dude in recovery
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gulf Coast, TX
Blog Entries: 2
Hi Jaynee, wish you the best.
In my early weeks I'd look at those big, alcohol displays in the grocery store as if they were linemen on an opposing (NFL) football team... Getting to the food, checking out, leaving the parking lot were touchdowns and getting back home without the drink was a victory. lol
You will be amazed how much easier it gets.. Just don't pick it up.
"I've never seen anyone drink themselves smart, successful or happy.
Most end up broke, bitter and alone. <anonymous>
|05-14-2012, 04:26 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Up, Up and Away
I hope you didn't buy the beer, Jaynee. The stores place beer and wine so the shoppers can't miss them. It is kinda like how they put candy in the checkout aisle for the kids.
It is just one of those things we have to learn to handle. But with time and practice, we learn to deal with society's pushing of alcohol. It gets easier.
Don't hurt anyone, help when you can, and try to have some fun.
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|05-14-2012, 06:05 AM||#14 (permalink)|
Sober since 19th April 2012
Join Date: May 2012
Hey there Jaynee.
That's not pathetic. My thing was beer brought from a grocery store - every day. We need to be on our guard as much in a grocery store as in a bar (perhaps more, because it can be so cheap).
Hope it went OK.
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|05-17-2012, 12:41 PM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: LA, California
I remember my first sober grocery trip, anxiety through the roof, knees almost buckled while standing in line. The feeling I had when I walked outside with only food and essentials no alcohol was euphoric. Hope you did ok.
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|05-17-2012, 01:57 PM||#17 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Seas
I'm sorry to hear you're still struggling Jaynee.
I fought for 20 years trying to accept the fact I couldn't have even one drink.
Fear kept me drinking - I don't like change and I wondered what a sober life would be like..how much change would it take - people places things - what would sober me be like?
I hated the thought of having to be different...but I was different already...all that remained was for me to accept that.
5 years on and I'm still sober Jaynee - none of the changes were for the worst.
I did not lose out on the deal.
I love my life and I like who I am
I really hope you decide to make that leap soon.
|05-17-2012, 03:08 PM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Jaynee, I'm sorry you're struggling too. We do understand how hard this is, and I'm so glad that you're back and trying again.
|05-17-2012, 03:18 PM||#19 (permalink)|
Learning to live again
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Hi Jaynee. I agree that's the hardest part - finally, really getting it that we can't touch the stuff. Took me decades. I was so miserable in the end, I'm not sure why I clung to it so hard.
Today will be 10 days for you - I hope you're beginning to feel more hopeful. The first few weeks are rough, but you'll feel so much happier and calmer when you make the adjustment to a new life.
You are so much more than the worst thing you've
ever done. - Fr. Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries
Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Emerson
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