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Old 09-21-2015, 02:07 AM
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Way to go Milestoners!
Another 24 please at 5:07.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:42 AM
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:45 AM
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Today marks 1 year for me. For some reason, it doesn't feel that long. I recall about 18 months ago feeling lost and afraid as I could not stop. I remember thinking, 'What am I gonna do?' A year ago I decided what I needed to do and somehow, and with lots of help from everyone here, I did it.

I find that I don't think about booze the way I used to when I first started. I really don't think about it too much at all. When I do, it is to reflect how different I am now compared to how I was. There is some personal stress in my life right now and in the past I would have used it as an excuse to drink to relieve stress. Not now. Recently, there is a time that has presented itself weekdays where I would have used the opportunity to have a daily drink and no one would know. Not now.

I spent a little time a few weeks ago coming up with a list of things I don't miss. They are reminders why I never will go back to drinking. I'm sure they'll ring true with many of you. Before I get to that list, I just want to say thanks to everyone here for saving my life. I am so, so grateful... Thank you and God bless you.

So I'll begin the second year with a simple request... May I have another 24 please? 5:45 AM EDT.
Here is the list of things I don't miss.
  • Falling asleep way too early every evening
  • Forgetting stuff my wife told me and getting stressed out trying to cover up the memory loss
  • Spending a fortune at the liquor store
  • Spending a bigger fortune at the bar
  • Leaving work an hour early so I could indulge on the way home and still arrive home on schedule
  • Feeling like total crap every day
  • Getting the shakes so bad I couldn’t hold a glass steady enough to take that first sip without spilling
  • Hiding booze all over the house and forgetting where you left it
  • Discarding the empties in stealth mode
  • Constant lying
  • Going to ‘Home Depot’
  • Having to go back to ‘Home Depot’
  • Going downstairs to 'Watch a movie'
  • Going out with the wife to dinner or someone’s house and having to pre-game because I wouldn’t get enough at the dinner.
  • Hiding my shaking hands at the dinner table
  • Breathing away from my wife so she wouldn’t smell anything
  • Stressing about getting caught
  • Sneaking a swig from the liquor cabinet
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:54 AM
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Could have written that list myself.....except for me it was Lowes.

Reading your post has been a nice start to the day. Congratulations goose.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:36 AM
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Congratulations Goose!!

I hated empties because they made me feel guilty and drink more. They made me feel anxious but i would drink more to cope with the sight of them go figure.

I aspire to be where you are in another 10 months.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:38 AM
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Checking in 24 more 5:38am CST usual please no booze or smokes. Congrats to the milestones!! Have a nice monday!
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:48 AM
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Congratulations Goose!!

24 more for me please at 11:48 am.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:53 AM
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Congrats to Jeni, goose and, yukon on your anniversaries! 24 more for me.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:13 AM
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Feeling pretty down today, 24 more
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:16 AM
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Hugs to you Faithful.

Great post, Goose.

Congrats to all here today.

24 more, please.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:17 AM
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Good Morning Everyone. Today marks 2 weeks for me.
Committing 24 more alcohol free hours.

7:17 a.m.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:20 AM
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Congrats to all milestoners!!

Hugs to all struggling today

24 more for me please @ 6:20 a.m. in IL
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:23 AM
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congrats Jeni Goose and yukonm

time for bed for me

9.22 PM

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Old 09-21-2015, 04:25 AM
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Checking in for 24...today I will not drink. Just for today...

And congrats Goose! Nice list!
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:26 AM
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Congrats to all the milestoners today and every day!

It's 6:26 AM and I'm in for another sober 24.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:40 AM
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Feeling better this morning. Not sure what that was this weekend, maybe PAWS. I definitely was not myself, very miserable and for no apparent reason that I can think of. Now I have that calm, relieved feeling like after a bad headache goes away.
And now that I've survived that, I will gladly take one more 24, please. It's 6:40 am CST.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:50 AM
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:05 AM
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Made it though my 2nd weekend
Another 24 please

Sending Blessings <3
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:05 AM
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I'd like another 24 hours please.

"The unawakened mind tends to make war against the way things are." -- Jack Kornfield
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:15 AM
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Good morning, friends. Happy to be checking in.
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