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Old 10-10-2008, 05:16 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Day 6 for ksplash5

i'm tired irratible, hungry, bored, and frustrated this morning. i need to work some recovery. i need to re-affirm that my goal is to stay clean today. i don't feel that at all right now. i feel the "i don't cares". like i'm just waiting for the opening--the opening to get high.

i've stayed clean thus far, mostly because i was about completely broke. my pay is now deposited in my bank account. seeing the money in my account has brought upon some of this anxiety, but it was even tyere when i woike up this morning.

i think i need to get off this computer and have a little snack and then be quiet. so i'll go ahead and do that.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:45 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Battling with the "don't cares" myself right now. What a cr&p day today turned out to be. Still sober, by some miracle.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:10 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Day 6

No matter what happens, we can stay sober through it.


Here's to a sober 24 for us all...
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:13 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Day 7. Psychologically being so close to a week sober feels so much better. Got through a couple of tough days this week and, contrary to all expectations, it hasn't killed me LOL!!

When bad times come, I always want to do something to fix it, to make the bad feelings go away. But I've sat still (in my mind) and rode it out, and the feelings and situations resolved themselves without my help. I'm realising that very little that goes on in this life needs my help at all!!! I'm more of a liability in fact!
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Day 7 for me too.

I still feel horrible physically and emotionally.

But it does make me feel good that I am sober. That is the best thing in my life right now.
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:41 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Hi Hope, Butterfly and Ksplash,

You guys are doing great!

I hope you feel better and keep on supporting each other.
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Thank you so much, Anna!
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Old 10-11-2008, 01:06 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Day 7 was lovely for me. Who would have thought that such a nice day could follow such a cr&p one?
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Lots of love and hope and hugs for you all staying sober one day at a time! You CAN do this!

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This is my 8th day without a drink and by far it's been my hardest. I am a binge drinker and hit it hard and heavy every weekend ... to blackout, unination, etc. etc. I am trying to do my 90 mtgs in 90 days and I've made a meeting 4 days/meetings in a row. It's hard, it's not hard, I am hopeful, I am miserable, I am not taking that first drink today. I am not taking that first drink today.
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You will have a lot of support here!

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I want to share the best piece of advice I've found here. It's from CarolD. She says maintaining sobriety means that you have to want to stop drinking more than anything, and more than you want(ed) to drink.



Thank you Carol D! I thini that is why I'm sober this long. Cause I always really wanted to drink, even when I knew it was bad for me. But now that I want to stay sober more than anything it's not hard to resist temptation and triggers.

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I got good advice on the Substance Abuse forum - you have to put your recovery first, above everything. Even if it means not going to a certain event because you know it would put you on shaky ground etc, etc. (Actually, going to work puts me on shaky ground - be nice to stop going there!!)

One week for me today - half way through this thread, but I have been here before and had to return. TSH, you're going to graduate soon!
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Lostbutterfly and I have one week sober today!
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I'm in the hole...I hope I can dig myself out soon. Hello everyone.
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I tried countless times...before I finally quit.

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Old 10-12-2008, 08:54 PM   #40 (permalink)
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still sober and about to wrap up day 12. i can't begin to tell you all how grateful i am for that. it just feels so good to be sober and to have my compulsion to drink removed. meetings really help and reading about alcoholism. Carol - thanks for your suggestion to read "Under the Influence". it's great.

wishing you all a peaceful, sober night.
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