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Old 09-12-2015, 01:14 PM
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Day 14 for me, can't believe I have lasted 2 weeks. I am beginning to think I am going to succeed this time!
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Made it through a week. Sunday morning and Day 8. So far it has been quite easy, in fact my easiest attempt so far; wonder why? I know that there will be really hard times ahead.

Today I have a business meeting and then nothing. Theoretically I also have a cocktail party. I bought the ticket 2 weeks ago and it was expensive, a classy restaurant. The day after I bought it I knew I wouldn't be going as its on a Sunday and not a Saturday as I thought. Not drinking on a Sunday is/was one of my rules I use/used to keep my self in check as much as possible. Still hate wasting money. Thing is I never drink cocktails anyway.

Feels great to be up and sober on a Sunday. I feel so refreshed. The first Sunday I've not been hungover since sometime in May.
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Think of the money as an investment in your recovery Midton

congrats on 14 days carebear

I'm glad you're back FABL. Rem,ember we're always here - if you want to fight those thoughts, get some reinforcements here

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Old 09-12-2015, 04:57 PM
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Thank you Dee... I need to hear that. Sometimes I feel so foolish that I'm still struggling here.

On a good note, I just beat a tough craving. Night to myself at home ahead and I'm driving home from dinner and a movie with my mom. Wine.
Perfect. No kids. No one will know. Stop at the store alone, drink alone. Then I thought, really? Again? It's only day 2. I breathed deeply, I thought of my previous sleep and how I cherish my clear, sober thoughts. I thought of you guys here on SR and how we are all supporting each other and working through this addiction. I cried And I changed my mind. I would've posted or read, but I was driving.

Very grateful. Now I just need to do this again and again and again so I build those sober muscles back up!!
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:01 PM
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Day 6
House is clean. Thank you, sobriety. Could have been hungover and/or drinking the day away.
Saw people having mimosas this morning. I was jealous.
Got an invite to join friends for beers outside this evening. Felt sad.
Still sober. Feel good.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:20 PM
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Wrapping up day 7 here. I did jacksh!t all day and it was glorious! I did not clean my house as I should have but instead read a book and watched tv and ate good food and surfed this site. Tomorrow I will be more productive

Night all! Hope everyone has good sober dreams.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:25 PM
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Well its Saturday evening. Didn't go for a drive as I found out the town I was thinking of visiting was having a jazz festival. I thought, nah better not. So I went and saw the Avengers and picked up some food. Very safe. My daughter decided to come home tonight rather than stay at her dad's so I won't be alone....although she's having friends over.

So another night of Netflix and reading. All is well. Hope everyone is having a sober evening.
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It makes me happy to see you guys racking up the days. Well done.
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:23 PM
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I'm through Day 6 - no cravings today, which made things a lot easier. I had a decent day, worked hard on some cleaning, organizing, paperwork and laundry and spent time with the kids. Kind of a typical Saturday for me. I did make it to yoga, which was awesome. Only bad thing is that I've been really, really tired lately. It's been a full 6 days since I had any wine, so I think it might be due to allergies. I've been having bad allergies this summer, especially the last few weeks - I heard it's ragweed pollen time around here that's most likely the culprit. No worries, I'll get through. Beats a hangover any day of the week
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Meeting over new client bagged. Then had time to pick up my son from his football practice (the number of times I did this bloated and hungover). Came home and am just about to enjoy a healthy lunch.

I'm theorising that my relatively easy first week was down to me quitting sugar just over 3 weeks ago. I usually do thing the other way about I quit alcohol then quit other things I perceive at bad. This time I quit all processed sugar, bread, pasta and even my beloved pizza. I also reduced my fruit and upped my greens. I got over the sugar craving before attempting to quit alcohol.

Could be wrong but something's easing me into it this time.
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Great job, everyone. Wrapping up day 4 here on the west coast. Had a nice dinner with friends. They had a glass of wine and i had my sparkling water. Speaking of which, when I don't drink I'm always surprised by how little most folks Drink. I would have easily had 3 or 4 drinks over the course of the night, while they each only had 1 or 2! See you tomorrow!
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Dropping in here to say my hellos. First time posting in this thread. Was directed here from my "New to Recovery" post. Today was day 4 for me. Felt good and had a lot of energy today. Got home, ate, and new I had to come back to SR to post, interact, and read. This is the most effort I have put into quitting. I have big things in my life coming up and I know I need the clearest head I can have because I need to work hard to get what I want and I enjoy life more when I am sober.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Juno11 View Post
Only bad thing is that I've been really, really tired lately. It's been a full 6 days since I had any wine, so I think it might be due to allergies. I've been having bad allergies this summer, especially the last few weeks - I heard it's ragweed pollen time around here that's most likely the culprit. No worries, I'll get through. Beats a hangover any day of the week

I have allergies too. Have you ever noticed that your allergies get better when you stop drinking? I know that mine significantly improve. Just another bonus to sobriety. I guess my body can protect itself better when I'm not forcing it to work overtime ridding itself of alcohol. They don't entirely go away but I don't suffer constantly or have to eat antihistamines like candies.

Just realized that I jumped ahead of myself. Today is day 7, not yesterday.
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Welcome flaco to the forums and to the class!
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Day 14 for me as well. Not much to report. Having super stomach problems and headaches which I hate because I'd love to feel healthier after quitting but alcohol kind of regulated my really messed up digestive system, without it I suffer from chronic bloating, constipation and headaches. Go figure. Oh well, it isn't worth it and ill keep trying to find natural ways to fix the problem. Keep well all.
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Congratulations to all on your milestones whatever day it is
Hope you feel better soon Kinzuko
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Good morning and happy Sunday. Glad to see so many of us doing well, getting through cravings, reading , cleaning and finding ways to relax without alcohol.
Up bright and early this rainy Sunday. Feeling ultra committed and just hoping that lasts through the late afternoon hours when I struggle the most. Sundays are tough for me for me. It's like I don't want the weekend to end so I almost drink "at" the fact that that its over, and ultimately ruin the week ahead by beginning it with a hangover. So insidious.

Hope everyone has a great day - lets lean on each other for support when we need it. We all know it's never "one drink " or "one day, and it's never, ever worth it.
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:10 AM
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For anyone new here...we usually close threads at about 500 posts..it makes things manageable.

The thread continues on though - please join us for part 2 here:

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-part-2-a.html

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