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Old 09-21-2015, 05:33 AM
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24 more hours, please.

JoanneB, I like the AA phrase, "This too shall pass." It always does. Moods are kind of like ocean waves, they come and they go and they are influenced by the moon (my theory, anyway.) Glad you feel better.

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5:45, starting another 24 hours sober.
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Checking in for another 24 hours. 8.44pm in Western Australia.
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:50 AM
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Congratulations to all celebrating milestones today

Thanks so much for your share Goose....congrats on ONE YEAR!!

Thank you all for acknowledging my 97 month milestone!! Yay!!

This really does work one day at a time.

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Old 09-21-2015, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by CaseyW View Post
CONGRATULATIONS!!!



Jeni26
6 months

goose333
1 YEAR!!!

yukonm
97 months



Congratulations, Milestoners!!!!!!!! I am so proud to walk with you.
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeni26 View Post
6 months today!!!

I am SO grateful for that.

24 more please. Love to you all ❤️
Congrats, again, Jeni!!!!

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Old 09-21-2015, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by CaseyW View Post
12:16 am. Starting day 137 now with post #3,000!

I will not take that first drink for the next 24 hours no matter what. Thank you!
Keep those posts coming, Casey, and thanks for all you do.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by goose333 View Post
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
Here's to your exponentially better life, goose!!! Congratulations on a fantastic one year.

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Old 09-21-2015, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by FaithfulAndFree View Post
Feeling pretty down today, 24 more
We are here for you, FaithfulAndFree; lean on us, okay?
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Originally Posted by HCE View Post
24 more please @0545
Welcome, HCE, to the 24 Hour Recovery thread; glad you found us.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by yukonm View Post
Congratulations to all celebrating milestones today

Thanks so much for your share Goose....congrats on ONE YEAR!!

Thank you all for acknowledging my 97 month milestone!! Yay!!

This really does work one day at a time.

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Congrats, again, yykonm. 97 months of sobriety totally rocks and , too.
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Goose333 keep going and thank you for the list of reminders hugs.

24 more.
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Another 24 here in Ky @9:41 a.m.!! Yea buddy!!
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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
Congrats on 1 year goose! You Rock!

Your note and list is something I can relate to in so many ways. Thank you for taking the time to share as it is good reminder of why I choose to be sober!
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Congrats youkonm on 97 months! Whooohooo!
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