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Old 09-02-2015, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by beerbgone View Post
Good day classmates. I'm enjoying day 30 today. It's so nice to be able to write and type. My body is actually beginning to work like it's supposed to. I can even put my pants on without sitting down!
Congratulations on day 30! I remember how hard you struggled during those earliest days. Thanks for staying with it and being the inspiration you are.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:22 AM
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I'm surprised I am posting this. I usually deal with the negative by ignoring it and forcing it away.

Well, I didn't cave. I hope to make today a better day.

(Glad to see you back Key of C!)
Sorry you're feeling down benice, but great job on not caving.

And let those feelings out! They don't go away. I used to think I could put up a wall. But eventually it came crashing down.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by creativespirit9 View Post
Hi Everyone-

sleeping well the past two nights.. I am hoping that gets better soon.

Anyway- I hope to get to know all of you a little better as we all continue along this journey of sobriety. Thanks for reading this.. 
Welcome and thanks for coming! Thanks for sharing a little about yourself. You'll get to know us all as well.

Stay Strong Augustables........
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:01 AM
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So, I'm on day (8) and feeling the highs of sobriety. I can pretty much pinpoint everything all way up till near 3 months from now. Then it's like stepping out in front a train. I get run-over. One minute I'm there and there next minute I'm gone.

So, I have a goal "like no other goal" because I'm 0 for 4 in getting to the 3 month mark.

2011 - 63 days
2012 - 84 days
2013 - 54 days
2014 - 74 days

I average about 5 months off total every year. I hope I can string one together this time. I'm feeling optimistic, but I always do.

Thanks for letting me whine..... ....

Stay Strong Augustables....
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:14 PM
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Day 8 almost completed

I am feeling much better, sleeping better and having much more energy. It's a good thing and a not so good thing. Now the AV is going to try to convince me that "See? You can recover just fine. One little drink won't hurt...yadda yadda"...so I have to be cautious.

The anxiety is getting better too. Less and less panic waves. But I do have this urge to eat every 10 minutes. I am trying to stick to healthy snacks and lots of water.

I hope you guys have a great day!
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:27 PM
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Good job Patricia. You can do this.

Neverthought, are you going to do anything different this time?
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:22 PM
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Congrats on 30 days !! BBGone
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Welcome newcomers!!!! Congrats milestoners:p
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Hello August. I'm strapped for time today, so I wasn't able to catch up on everyone's progress, but I hope everyone is doing well.

I came across this article today, and I found it encouraging and helpful, perhaps you will as well:

6 Reasons Why I Don't Drink Alcohol Anymore
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:33 PM
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Welcome creativespirit9 and congrats on 30 days, beerbgone
Feel better soon benice

Have you got any kind of plan for down the track NT?

D
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omg,
depression has been building since bad day at work yesterday. its my own fault because its directly related to drinking. I just want to cry and give up. I hate it when I do this to myself. itll pass but its bad when its here. damn
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Hey neverthought, what do you plan on doing differently this time? I made it just about the three and a half month mark when I slipped in August. For me, it was really negative feelings that I wasn't prepared to deal with - I wrongly thought that things would just keep getting better with sobriety and was not prepared for the roller coaster ride of emotions. In hindsight I realize it was PAWS symptoms that were affecting me. Is that what you struggled with as well?

Let's plan on never having another day one - we can do this together!
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Originally Posted by JL2014 View Post
omg,
depression has been building since bad day at work yesterday. its my own fault because its directly related to drinking. I just want to cry and give up. I hate it when I do this to myself. itll pass but its bad when its here. damn
JL, hang on! Remember last week I was.out of my mind after drinking? Never felt like such a mess, EVER! I Feel pretty good this week. It will pass. <hugs>
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by JL2014 View Post
omg,
depression has been building since bad day at work yesterday. its my own fault because its directly related to drinking. I just want to cry and give up. I hate it when I do this to myself. itll pass but its bad when its here. damn
Oh yeah, I was pretty much in a similar place yesterday. Hang on; it will pass. you'll feel so much better after you get through it with no drinking! ((((hugs))))
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Day 24 for me today. Feeling peckish, as my English friends say. Actually, all I've done today is eat and eat and eat.... Don't know what's gotten into me.

Nice to see that we still have some new Augustables joining in - welcome!
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Thank y'all so much ! This stuff hurts inside ��. Never talked about it before I don't think. Reading up to see if it passes soon or am I headed for a boss beat down and unemployment. Lol . Won't be from a hangover though !

Going to bed.
God please let me get through tomorrow without any disasters.
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NT, thanks for the note. I'll keep trying. Dee, thank you too!!! Today is better, but I don't feel out of the woods yet. JL, sorry to hear you're down as well.

Maybe we can all diet next month or something???

Thanks to all for posting. It helps so much to see where everyone is in this thing.

Have a nice evening.....or morning if that's the case!
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Welcome creativespirit9 and congrats on 30 days, beerbgone
Feel better soon benice

Have you got any kind of plan for down the track NT?

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I have to say, I'm a bit puzzled. I don't have a plan apparently. I really don't know what to do at the between 60 and 80 days...and how to get past that?

Any thoughts?
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Hey neverthought, what do you plan on doing differently this time? I made it just about the three and a half month mark when I slipped in August. For me, it was really negative feelings that I wasn't prepared to deal with - I wrongly thought that things would just keep getting better with sobriety and was not prepared for the roller coaster ride of emotions. In hindsight I realize it was PAWS symptoms that were affecting me. Is that what you struggled with as well?

Let's plan on never having another day one - we can do this together!
I guess I better come up with something. It could be PAWS. I just run out of steam around the marks that I mentioned.

Thanks for asking though....you and Dee.

I better get prepared!

Stay Strong Augustables.....
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Any thoughts?
Dee likes to post these links. Have you looked at them?

https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/conten...0/SMA-3720.pdf
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/conten...SMA12-4474.pdf
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