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Old 08-21-2015, 06:14 PM
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Good evening.
Nothing new here either but thought I'd check in.
I'm actually off work this weekend which is a total shocker!!
Today I ran some errands, had dinner, hung outside with the kids and now watching some reruns of Cops.
Not sure what I'm doing tomorrow yet.
Hope you all have a fabulous sober evening
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:25 AM
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Starting day 107. Work in a few hours. That's my day today. Hope everyone has a nice Saturday!
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:30 AM
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Good morning everyone!

Starting day #98 here. Sometimes I wonder if I should keep counting out the days, especially when I have to double-check my previous day's post just to make sure what day I'm actually on! lol But it does keep me accountable.

Anxiety pretty bad yesterday late afternoon. Came out of nowhere and it stuck around until I grabbed a sparkly lemon/lime water and something sweet! That hasn't happened often, so I'm not sure what brought it on. I stayed sober so that's what matters most!

Hope you all have a great sober Sunday!!
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:19 AM
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Starting day 108. I'm either having some real bad allergy issues (very possible since the wind has been howling here the last couple of days) or I'm coming down sick with some kind of little bug. My throat has been itchy/slightly on fire since last night.

I had a very vivid drinking dream last night--I didn't actually drink in it but made an active decision that I was going to. Very realistic, not sure where that came from. That's the second drinking dream in the last few days after going a long time without one. Weird. Oh well, it's just a dream and not real life.

Work tonight. I don't feel bad enough to call in sick but I hope it's an easy night.

Wishing everyone a happy and sober Sunday. Hope AllieK and Ginamarie and anyone else who hasn't checked in lately is OK.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:08 PM
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Get well soon Casey

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Old 08-23-2015, 10:22 PM
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Thanks Dee. The feeling sick today has never progressed beyond just a slightly irritated throat so it's probably just allergies acting up more than normal. Like I said, the wind has been howling here the past couple of days so I'm sure there's something weird in the air.

All is good here. I guess I'm starting day 109 since it's after midnight. Just did my daily commitment to the 24 Hour thread here so might as well post in this thread too while I'm awake and staying accountable.. Worked tonight. It was very slow but I still made surprisingly good money. Easy night overall.

I'm starting a new exercise/nutrition program today. While I have lost weight this summer just from cutting out the booze, it's time to stop relying so much on junk food now that I've got a decent amount of continuous sobriety under my belt. I've got a 30 day plan lined out now. We'll see how I feel after that time.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:22 AM
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Hi - just checking in,.

I've been thinking about stepping up the weight loss/get in shape thing too, Casey, I eat way too many carbs, love them! But I need to start switching some stuff around. Problem is I'm a picky eater, and there's lots that I don't like, so I just have to figure out what to switch around.

I have different workout dvd's, not sure if I will ever get motivated to do them though. I think I want to, but I never do, so maybe I really don't.

Anyway, just relaxing until work time.

Have a great day!
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:46 PM
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Just a quick check-in for me too. Not much going on for me. Typical Monday.

I should really start working out too. At least going for a walk daily would be a great idea. Every morning when I let the dogs out, I think I should really be taking them for a long walk, but then I never do... I know they would enjoy it (at least the over-active one would!) I have a very active 10 year old min-pin and a very lazy 2 year old yorkie-poo. We do have a large yard for them to run and play, but taking them for a walk would benefit us all. Maybe tomorrow
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:26 PM
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Hey guys. I'm giving this another shot. Feeling pretty depressed and anxious today.

I'm proud of you guys who keep on going. I hope to get there someday too.
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Glad you're back, AllieK. You can do it the same way we're doing it--one step at a time. We're here for you.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:09 PM
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Congrats on day 100, Surrender2win! Welcome to the triple digit club!
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:33 AM
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Hey Everyone!

Checking in, still sober.

I'm with you guys regarding getting healthier. I agree Casey, now that we have some sober time, would be good to add a health regimen. I've been too dependent on junk food replacing alcohol, so concentrating on that.

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Congrats on triple digits Surrender!! Welcome back Allie!
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:21 AM
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Day 110 really starting now. About to get dressed and go jogging as soon as I finish typing this. Work this evening. Public schools start here tomorrow so I'm betting business is very slow. And that's fine by me.

First day of the new way of eating is over. I got a little hungry late at night as I have tended to throw a bunch of junk food in me after I get home from work. I ate a few baby carrots instead of candy and chips. It mostly did the trick. I cleaned out my kitchen yesterday, got rid of all sorts of unhealthy foods.

Wishing everyone a happy and sober Tuesday. If you haven't checked in lately, hope you'll do so soon...
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:27 AM
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School started yesterday here, so I'm tired, lol, trying to get back to routine of getting up early again, getting my son up and ready, and all that. My daughter's in high school, so she does it on her own. My little guy's a pain in the butt in the morning! And imagine, I did this hungover every day. Ugh. How did I do that?

I'm off tomorrow, hoping to go up to the local farmer's market and look around, before the summer is over.

Hope you all have a great day!!
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:19 PM
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Welcome back Allie

congrats on your milestone Surrender - and to everyone else too, no matter what day it is

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Starting day 111 now. 111 is a cool-looking number.

Off work today. Work last night was surprisingly busy considering schools start here today. But it was a good, easy kind of busy.

My legs are a little sore today from my first jog yesterday. New nutrition plan is going well though I did get a pretty big craving for something sweet late last night. Having this little bit of sober time under my belt actually helped with that, used some of the same awareness techniques to put last night's craving down as I used in the very early days of quitting drinking.

Off work today. Going to a noon and 8 pm AA meeting both. No other big plans, just general around-the-house stuff.

Wishing everyone a happy and sober Wednesday.
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Day 108 or 109..depends on the website..

Glad we are here.

Allie, don't give up. Try to find people that don't drink at all. Watch them, copy them. My wife and son are my examples. I don't want to oversimplify what you are dealing with.

Figure that I am one relapse away from losing everything. 1 DUI, 1 domestic....something. Can't start again. Can't go down like that.

Getting over a little cold. Too much sugar and not enough sleep. Duh...

Went to bed around 7 pm...got up at 7 am. Seemed to help.

Back to work in the am. Been off for a week or so.

Looking forward to the next vacation already.

I work out. Nothing crazy, but try to get the heart pumping and the sweat flowing. Stretch too. As I get in shape, the intensity will increase I am sure.

So much easier to do without a hangover.
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Old 08-26-2015, 03:08 PM
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Hey just checking in. Feeling anxious and a bit depressed but it's not about drinking. A lot of changes around here with school starting and my husband starting a new job working overnight. I also have a fantastic offer for a new job that I am most likely accepting so that's one more big change. I'm stressed about resigning at my current job. I'm a very loyal person so it's really hard for me to leave a job.

My birthday celebration with my husband and our fantasy football draft are both this weekend. I am determined to not drink at either one. :-)
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The one year I didn't drink at my fantasy baseball draft was the only year I won the whole thing, Allie. I have a feeling there was a correlation.

Congrats on the new job!
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