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Old 08-03-2015, 08:13 AM
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SHG I am with you. It's fun until it isn't...
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:34 AM
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I'm on day 1 again. But I hope to make it through August. No, I'm going to make I through August. I need hope. Any of you get like that? I go 6 or 7 days then I drink a 6 pack one evening. Then I go 6 or 7 and drink again. If I said this 6 months ago I would have been thrilled with my progress. Last 63 days I've drank 6 times. I had problems drinking just 6 out of 7 days six months ago.

This time I'm going to be extra vigilant at day 6 and 7. Try to attend a meeting or two next weekend. Don't drink today, everyone.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:40 AM
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RogerD I'm right there with you! Let's get thru this together. August 3rd 2015 has a good ring to it, no? Let's make it our last day 1. I just telling myself "today is my (sober) birthday."
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:47 AM
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Yes roger I am the same way. I haven't made it through a weekend without drinking for a while now.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:52 AM
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Same here, I need to make today my day 1.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:52 AM
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I am still here but had a momentary pause on the way home about buying but I didn't. I ate instead but that's better. Like some of you thoughts of the weekend are coming and that is where I always fail.I need a plan: either gym, spa and early night or long walk to exhaustion early night. But I will be keeping SR closer than ever. Day 3 I believe.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:55 AM
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I'm the same way eating does help
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:00 AM
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RogerD,

I'm the exact same way. Sometimes I make it to 6 or even 10 days then I cave to the AV, ignore all the damage alcohol is doing to my body and relationships and drink a six pack or more. I slipped up on Saturday and did that. I ended up in an argument with my wife because I wasn't doing a good job with the kids.

Day 2 for me, feeling better. Back on the horse!
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:04 AM
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Day 1

Today is Day 1 and who knows what this journey will bring. I have been thinking about doing this for awhile and have finally decided to do it.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:05 AM
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I don't know what it is but by day 7 or 8 I feel really great and my mind says see you did it this long you deserve a reward just take it slow this time, wrong!
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:09 AM
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I am back on day 1 as well. Yesterday I gave my husband 4 choices of something to do and he picked the only one that would involve drinking. I was kind of disappointed but went along with it. We went to the pool and had a good day. I need to learn to stand on my own two feet and not drink just because people around me are. That is SOO hard to do though.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by AllieKat View Post
I am back on day 1 as well. Yesterday I gave my husband 4 choices of something to do and he picked the only one that would involve drinking. I was kind of disappointed but went along with it. We went to the pool and had a good day. I need to learn to stand on my own two feet and not drink just because people around me are. That is SOO hard to do though.
It is very hard to not give in to peer pressure.

For me drinking is a "social lubricant" and I sometimes feel awkward without it. Especially when I'm the only one not drinking.

We just need to remember that the only one noticing us not drinking is usually ourselves. To "normals" who can take it or leave it, I don't think they care at all.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:29 AM
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Today is Day 1 and who knows what this journey will bring. I have been thinking about doing this for awhile and have finally decided to do it.
Welcome JB3, you've come to the right place! We're here to help!
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:46 AM
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Well, everyone it's nice to know I'm not alone. Post before you decide to drink. Someone else is most likely feeling the same way and we can get through this together
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:02 AM
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FF I definitely feel awkward without it. It's just habit. It's what we do. I need to get past that somehow. Sunday pool party just isn't the same with a bottle of water. Ugh!
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Hope everyone is having a good monday welcome to all newcomers and congrats to everyone reaching or reached thier own personal milestone

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Old 08-03-2015, 10:52 AM
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Hi everyone, starting my Day 1 today. I've lurked for a while, tried to quit my wine habit numerous times, but not successful...yet!

Looking forward to not drinking today. I have plans set for this evening to get some new books to read and take our dog for a walk. I also started eating healthy, 2 meals down!
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:47 AM
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Hi everyone, starting my Day 1 today. I've lurked for a while, tried to quit my wine habit numerous times, but not successful...yet!

Looking forward to not drinking today. I have plans set for this evening to get some new books to read and take our dog for a walk. I also started eating healthy, 2 meals down!
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Welcome! You can definitely do this. We're here to help!
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:42 PM
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Hi everyone 😊
I do hope everyone is feeling ok.
I wondered if it's normal for drinking heavy ever day for the last 2 years it's been 48 hours and I have had no withdrawals ? Is this normal ?
I'm new here and so happy to know we can all be here for each other.
Have a lovely evening x
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Just a bit anxious and irritable
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