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Old 05-12-2020, 07:11 AM
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5 Months sober today

Looking at Markaburkeís post Ė 1 year in Ė I know just how small my own
achievement is to date, but Iím saying it in any way. Today Iím 5 months sober,
exactly. Stopped on the 12th of December and suddenly here I am. Iíve had bad
days, sure, especially in the first couple of months. But now, except for some
occasional pain over my liver area and woozy episodes now and then, Iím good. I
get in a bit of exercise (as much as the lockdown here lets me) and my diet is
as bad as it can be, living with two people (dad and stepmom) who believe three
starches and a piece of meat a day is all the body needs. Veggies, to them, are
for Sundays only.Ė mashed together with potatoes, of course. I have to admit
that I sometimes dream of sipping from a big wine-glass of Merlot or Chardonnay
on the verandah of my own house by the sea, at the end of the day while
watching the sun sinking into the waters of the Atlantic. But Iíll deal with
that when I get there. For now, Iím sober, and in another month it will be half
a year.

Thanks to all you SR guys for your support and nice words when I needed
- and still need - them. (Emoticons, it seems, don't work on SR any more...They
all look like >>> and AAA's....LOL)

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Old 05-12-2020, 09:05 AM
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Rb1964: Congrats on 5 months!

....dreaming of sipping a TASTY FRUIT DRINK on the verandah by the sea.....


When I consider the absolute truth of it all, I realize that I enjoy the taste of non-alcohol drinks much more than any spirit etc.

Fruit juice, chocolate milk, sometimes a nice coffee, a milkshake. Mmmmmm.

If you asked me if I LOVED the taste of any alcohol drink in my entire past. I would have to answer no, NEVER, not even once.


I love that, having been sober for a bit (44 days) I (we) can be honest with my self about my alcoholism and the conditions surrounding it.

Great job on five months! Appreciate your sharing.

Yes, cant use emoticons or apostrophe.....
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:42 AM
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You are a miracle!!

Congratulations!
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Old 05-12-2020, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by sugarbear1 View Post
You are a miracle!!

Congratulations!
Thanks, Sugarbear. I like you too... (No smiley-faces, sorry...) LOL. Have a great rest of the week.
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:12 PM
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by sugarbear1 View Post
You are a miracle!!

Congratulations!

This.Youíve overcome huge odds. How about a cup of tea and cheesecake with a friend instead of wine watching that seaside sunset?
Congratulations on your five months RB.
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:34 PM
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Congratultions Rockbottom~
We had an update thats left us with some problems, RB.
Its affecting everyone.
Hopefully it will be fixed soon
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:45 PM
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This recovery accomplish belongs to you and yes,it is a big deal, because for all alcoholics, a single day sober is an accomplishment.


Backing up your sobriety with work, foot work, no one can do that but you and you are doing it by suiting up and showing up here letting us know by sharing your experiences, strengths and hopes with us.



This recovery journey is yours as you continue to build a strong recovery foundation to live your life upon for yrs to come, enjoying the many blessings and rewards life has to off us.



Enjoy and congrats....!!!!!
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:50 PM
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Thank you, everyone. Enjoy your week - what's left of it.
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:11 PM
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5 months is awesome! Great job.

Don't minimize your accomplishment, you got to get past 5 months to get to a year and more...
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Awesome! You're kicking butt, Rock!
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Old 05-13-2020, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Rockbottom1964 View Post
Looking at Markaburkeís post Ė 1 year in Ė I know just how small my own
achievement is to date, but Iím saying it in any way. Today Iím 5 months sober,
exactly. Stopped on the 12th of December and suddenly here I am. Iíve had bad
days, sure, especially in the first couple of months. But now, except for some
occasional pain over my liver area and woozy episodes now and then, Iím good. I
get in a bit of exercise (as much as the lockdown here lets me) and my diet is
as bad as it can be, living with two people (dad and stepmom) who believe three
starches and a piece of meat a day is all the body needs. Veggies, to them, are
for Sundays only.Ė mashed together with potatoes, of course. I have to admit
that I sometimes dream of sipping from a big wine-glass of Merlot or Chardonnay
on the verandah of my own house by the sea, at the end of the day while
watching the sun sinking into the waters of the Atlantic. But Iíll deal with
that when I get there. For now, Iím sober, and in another month it will be half
a year.

Thanks to all you SR guys for your support and nice words when I needed
- and still need - them. (Emoticons, it seems, don't work on SR any more...They
all look like >>> and AAA's....LOL)

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perhaps just the format/font I'm using? And my script is all spaced out?? It
has been for the last two or three posts?
Congrats on 5 months!
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Old 05-13-2020, 05:05 PM
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Congrats!!! 5 months is a huge accomplishment and I hope to be there one day.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:28 PM
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Huge congrats on five months, Rock
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Old 05-15-2020, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Outonthetiles View Post
Huge congrats on five months, Rock
Thanks, OOTT and everyone else for your nice/supportive replies. SR and its members are a huge part of my (continued) sobriety.
Have a great sober weekend all of you.
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Rockbottom is becoming a RockSTAR ! Keep moving forward !
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Thanks, Kaneda. I think you're in OZ (Strailya); if you are, your weekend is finished, so have a wonderful week.
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Thanks, Kaneda. I think you're in OZ (Strailya); if you are, your weekend is finished, so have a wonderful week.
I am indeed !
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