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Old 01-11-2017, 08:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have honestly not been counting. I have this app on my phone and logged in after not being on in a while. It popped up 21 days today. It also tells you how much money you saved. I put in a conservative amount that I was spending, not including bars and dinners out. I have saved over $300 at least. I would estimate more like $400 though. I figure at that rate, I have spent at least 40K in the last 5 years trying to kill myself. Blech.

I have been focusing on my both my physical and mental health as well as my marriage. Exercise is my friend.

Overall, my sobriety is going well. The cravings are a lot less, but I also do not go out much these days. My AV is eerily quiet. Once I started referring to alcohol in my mind as Black Death, the voice quieted down a bit. "Oh yes, I would love a glass of Black Death please." I had a really bad day the other day and cried a lot, but I did not drink.

I have started to refer to myself as a non drinker to friends. I even came clean to my friend with stage 4 cancer who had no idea I had a problem. Who wants to burden someone who has terminal cancer with this nonsense? I do not have family support, so my friends and my husband are everything to me.

So anyway, I am off to the gym to punish myself.
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Congrats on 21 days!!!
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I began my attempts to get sober 16 days ago. I had some slips last weekend, though. That notwithstanding, I have already saved hundred of dollars, and I feel tremendously better. There is no downside to quitting drinking, and no benefit to continue. Simple as that.
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Congratulations! Oh, and think of the gym as a well deserved reward. It helps to fool yourself that way.
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"Oh yes, I would love a glass of Black Death please."

Excellent!
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It's not punishment. It's just tough love is all! Great going on 21 days! It takes a while, but living healthy will pay off down the road. Good luck!
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Keep it going, lola.

Well done. The exercise was huge for me, too.
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So anyway, I am off to the gym to punish myself.
reminds me of the 80s and early sobriety

exercise in very important

great job on 21 days!

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Who wants to burden someone who has terminal cancer with this nonsense? I do not have family support, so my friends and my husband are everything to me.
I bet she was more than happy to hear it!

And congrats on 21 days! That's awesome!
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