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Old 08-05-2015, 12:02 PM
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My day2 has improved tremendously. I still got shaky hands and brain fog but I feel so much better. Maybe if I can sleep tonight I'll have really good day 3.
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:07 PM
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I've found hydration exercise and melatonin to be really helpful....
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:38 PM
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Hi everyone. I'd like to join in on this group. I'm starting over at Day 1 again and hope to find some support here from others who are quitting for the first time, or 10th, or 50th... Let's stay clean and sober together.
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:41 PM
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Day 3 still going. Hot. Dang hot ! Planning to sweat out a workout again after work, then eat eat something good. God being an alcoholic sucks ! I think being an alcoholic who's been sober for like a year sucks less though ! Lol
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:47 PM
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Welcome johnt99!
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:49 PM
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Congrats on everyone getting through another day im popping in to say goodnight
have a nice evening and a good day tomorrow
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bexxed View Post
I've found hydration exercise and melatonin to be really helpful....
What is hydration exercise?
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:44 PM
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Welcome john !
Also I've neglected to comment on an issue. It really does stink to have a spouse who either knowingly or unwittingly sabotages sobriety efforts. I don't know if I'm right on, but I know that my wife has become accustomed to me just saying whatever to things, by feeling guilty when I drink ( don't want to "fight" when I drink).
Boy she's peeved when I don't drink, and don't put up with stuff. This isn't severe, but I think it's just that a person who's not an alcoholic just flat out doesn't know the hell of stopping, fighting w cravings, starting , stopping. This makes them seem far more cruel or something, to me. I know the high emotional turmoil of detox/ cravings over first weeks is so high. I'm pretty sure I act terrible at least half the time when I drink, but I think it's because I medicate with alcohol. I have the spouse who "doesn't need counselling", and I tried last month twice to goto a counselor just for myself, but work interfered, then I just gave up.
My point - I feel the being alone/ no support thing in recovery mode.
Man that pisses me off talking about that !
Thanks for the ears, y'all.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:54 PM
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I've had several strange mini-events today. My daily routine is about the same as always and when one of the events happened my brain flashed beer. Like I was sitting at the dining table and turned to get my water cup brain said "beer". Not AV. Just conditioning I guess.
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:18 PM
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Working through my last "Day 5"

Hi everyone, just wanted to check in and join the August 2015 group.
I'm more than halfway through Day 5 and I wish that I had stuck around since joining last year but I didn't and as a consequence I lost my job this past June and am ineligible for unemployment..so that's not for any pity party I'm trying to throw but to say that it just keeps getting worse every time I go back out.

I don't intend to have any more "yets" come to fruition. I'm blessed that I haven't been arrested or gotten any DWIs, haven't killed or maimed anyone all of these are the yets I still have out there.

This time I know that if I go back to the bottle something bad will happen, those yets can stay there and become "nevers"

It's good to be back and my best to the Class of August 2015.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:39 PM
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Hi all,
Welcome KJ and the other newcombers. We can do this together.

KJ I like what you said about "yets". I have to be reminded that I am blessedd in that I dont want to get to those yets.
I feel good on day 5 but emotionally, I have been depressed and anxious. I know that comes with the territory.

We can do this class of August! Keep posting and stay strong and sober!!
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:50 PM
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My anxiety has improved. I think as we get more days under our belts the positivity of sobriety will help alleviate some of the depression and anxiety as well. I keep telling myself if I can do this I will be such a stronger person.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:50 PM
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Day 3 here. Still going, just checkin in. If you're thinking hairy thoughts, post about it, write about it, take a walk, but don't drink. Let's keep it goin to day 4.
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:55 PM
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Hi Team!

I'm popping in from August 2014 and wanted to congratulate each of you for joining the class.

The relationships that are developing and sustaining you early on will deepen with time, strengthen your resolve, and contribute to your success. A number of my class still post daily and this month we're celebrating many one year marks.

I genuinely believe everyone can beat this thing and look forward to each of your successes. Please private message me if there is anything I can do for you on your journey!
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:56 PM
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Day 7. Hanging in there. Allot of the physical pain is gone. Sucking down caffeine like a 15 year old video gamer. Hope you all are doing well. 1 minute at a time 1hour at a time 1 day at a time.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by johnt99 View Post
Hi everyone. I'd like to join in on this group. I'm starting over at Day 1 again and hope to find some support here from others who are quitting for the first time, or 10th, or 50th... Let's stay clean and sober together.
Welcome John! Take care on your Day 1
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:10 PM
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Welcome Kj !
Hey Pj !
I got a workout in, ( I'm in terrible shape), ate a good meal, now I'm in the bed eating cheese cubes, listening to a sermon, and posting/winding down before snooze. 2 yr old fighting sleep, but I got headphones on, and he's yelling in Klingo n at the moment. Bandaged up the 6yr olds hand earlier. Got a cut. His drama level requires plenty of first aid so there's a handwrap and big hugs involved.
Oh at the times I've missed already. Don't want to "buzz through" anymore.
Going sleep
Sober evening for all here. Let's make another one !
We can do it !!
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:10 PM
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Feeling tired but wired and wound up internally for some reason. Pretty ok day though. My goal for the next week is to try an AA meeting. I think that going through this thing with others is really important for my recovery. I was in denial for so long. Others started noticing and comenting and I was still in denial!! Freaked out as heck about walking into a meeting but why not try another resource that could be helpful. That is what I am thinking anyway. I don't want to ever go back to Day 1. I don't ever want to let everyone I love down again. Anyone else struggling with guilt? I am a lot.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:21 PM
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I've been in and out of AA for several years they are very good people and you will learn a lot from them do not be scared they will open their hearts you and welcome you with open arms
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:31 PM
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Hi Lilly,
I struggle tremendously with guilt. I had 6 plus years sober and have been struggling for the past 3/4 years. I originally got sober when my kids were younger and didn't really know too much. Now they are teens and early twenties. They can tell right away when I have been drinking and they are so mad at me. In July I got drunk before my son and his girlfriend were sitting down for the dinner I made. He quickly got her out of the house and broke down in tears. I felt horrible. In January I showed up at his varsity basketball game drunk. He had the game of his life and I missed it. My daughter and husband pulled me out if the gym.
You would think that horrible guilt if ruining things for my children would be enough to make me stop. Letting those we love down is so painful but has not made me stop forever....yet. This disease is sooooo sick. I want to be the happy sober mom I used to be. That's not to say life was easy. Life still has lots if bumps but drinking always made my problems way worse.

Stay strong and keep posting, Lilly. We can all do this together!,,
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