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Old 10-04-2015, 05:05 AM
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Happy Birthday FABL - I hope today is full of pleasant and long lasting memories for you

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Old 10-04-2015, 05:08 AM
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Happy Birthday Forabetterlife. Wishing you an awesome day with your family.

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Old 10-04-2015, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Midton View Post
Sunday morning and I'm up and over yesterday's cravings.

I have mixed feelings though. Naturally I'm overjoyed to not have given in but I feel a little down about how pathetic I was yesterday. I feel I was like a child just selfishly wanting and then throwing a tantrum when I didn't get what I wanted.

I don't have excuses for wanting to drink yesterday. I can understand people, after some time sober beginning to doubt they have a drink problem. I've been there. Yesterday wasn't that. I know that if I drank yesterday I would have hit it hard, hit it to get drunk, been "onnit " as they say.

I seen a lot of posts on this site where people say "play the tape". Yesterday I either played the wrong tape or played the right one but didn't play it long enough.

I'm off to the gym which will drag me out of this funk.
MIdton - please don't feel bad about posting here for wanting to drink. That's one of the purposes of this forum. I understand how you feel though. There are times when I know I'm not going to drink, but I just want to post that I WANT to. We all understand that. Please feel comfortable knowing that you should post during these times.
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:15 AM
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Happy birthday FABL! Hope you have a good day!
3wolves, I am so sorry the way things went with your Mom. I try not to make things more than what they are with my Mom. For my own sanity I just can't. ((Hug))
Sounds like y'all are pushing through and doing a job well done. As you go just keep finding ways to deal with your addiction and it's really about learning to live differently. Change the things you used to do and replace with healthy activities. Try to be positive to replace the negative AV that still lives in you and is still pretty active right now. That AV is the dumbest thing you know. Don't listen to it!
Have a good sober Sunday! ((Hug))!
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:19 AM
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Happy Birthday FABL ! Hope you have a great one.

Checking in Day 12.

Catch up later.
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:54 AM
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Happy 45 FBL. Enjoy your day!
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:57 AM
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Happy Sunday Class

Its a cool morning. Kiddo is still sleeping....of course. Yoga this AM, then yard work. Not sure what we'll do after that. Slept good last night. So, well, all is well. Hope everyone has a great day!
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:01 AM
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Happy birthday, FABL! I hope that you have a wonderful, wonderful day.


Day is brighter today. Amazing what a night of sober sleep can do, huh? Hope everyone has a great Sunday!!

Welcome joe!
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Cameron57 View Post
Happy Birthday FABL ! Hope you have a great one.

Checking in Day 12.

Catch up later.
Great job on day 12, Cameron!!!! (just had to put that second one in there--never saw it before
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:09 PM
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Day 16 for me

I had a close call yesterday but made it without drinking!

I encourage everyone to have a plan for the urge when it hits you. I didn't have a plan and almost drank.

I feel better Today
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Great job to everyone celebrating another day sober.

Happy birthday FABL!!! Congratulations as well for staying sober today and here's to many more birthdays!!
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:18 PM
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Great job, Popeye!! And I agree: a plan is key.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:19 PM
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Thanks for the bday wishes

Had a nice lunch, my mom had wine but I refrained. See- that's the easy part. Now I'm home alone for a couple of hours and really tempted. Which is stupid since just this morning I posted how sure I was I wouldn't drink.

It's really been a great day so far and as much as beer sounds appealing to me right now in my little drinking fantasy- the truth is that my day will quickly go downhill if I drink. I worked hard on my yard and porch today and the weather is nice but if I drink I'll just feel lazy and loopy and not even go out and enjoy it. When my kids get back, I'll be buzz and not connect with them like I do sober. I'll either pass out early or stay up too late and wake up feeling like crap for my day off tomorrow, hating myself for not only drinking but for breaking my promise not to drink on my birthday ever again.

Sounds like loads of fun, doesn't it??

Boy, typing that out really helped. I swear I was about 5 minutes from going to the store and buying beer- ha! Take that AV!!
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by forabetterlife View Post
It's really been a great day so far and as much as beer sounds appealing to me right now in my little drinking fantasy- the truth is that my day will quickly go downhill if I drink. I worked hard on my yard and porch today and the weather is nice but if I drink I'll just feel lazy and loopy and not even go out and enjoy it. When my kids get back, I'll be buzz and not connect with them like I do sober. I'll either pass out early or stay up too late and wake up feeling like crap for my day off tomorrow, hating myself for not only drinking but for breaking my promise not to drink on my birthday ever again.
THAT is playing the tape through. Well done.
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OMG!!
Had my FB account hacked. What an ordeal. They posted HARD CORE PORN on the sites I belong to in my name, and on my wall! Talk about a mess to clean up. Composed and sent letters of apology and explanation to admins of sites. You know, just the autism and diabetes communities. Aaaaack.
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Wow 3wolves. That blows!!

Reminds me that my email was listed on the Ashley Maddison hack. I joined out of curiosity more than anything. I know now that curiosity definitely kills cats and more. It's curiosity that got me on drugs, cheating on the wife with somebody from work, porn addiction, poker addiction, alcoholism....

I'm not completely healed. But I'm over all those addictions. The one I still haven't dropped completely is porn. Every once in a while I hit that. And now, I'm making the claim....no more. It's just a really bad addiction. Should be an easy one to drop completely.

Thanks 3wolves.
You got the wheels turning.
I hope everything settles alright for ya.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:05 PM
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Day 16 for me I had a close call yesterday but made it without drinking! I encourage everyone to have a plan for the urge when it hits you. I didn't have a plan and almost drank. I feel better Today
Nice job Popeye!

I made it through the weekend alright. Was kinda in a funk for most of it. My AV likes to take advantage of that. Tells me if this is what sobriety is gonna be like you mind as well drink.

I will not drink thank you very much.

Night everyone.
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Day 22!! Twenty freakin' two!

Beautiful day here in Oz. Still tired as hell but I'm going to spend my day lazing at the beach with the kids.

The ex wants to take us away for a weekend to a holiday resort, just a mini break for the kids for the school holidays so there I was, excitedly scrolling through all the hotels we could stay in, what they had to offer etc, and it suddenly hit me....in the past when we have done this, and we used to do it a lot, the whole point of it for me would be getting those kids in bed so we adults could get drunk.

So many things I did in my life revolved around alcohol, how bloody sad. I'd be on holiday with my kids and all I'd be waiting for was bedtime so I could have my wine. (If I even lasted that long)

We are probably going sometime next week, so that is going to be my first real test. It will be like going back to day one here at home, when I didn't know what to do with myself, when I was sat there thinking 'what now'.

Will have to make sure I'm armed with all my nice food and soft drinks and colouring books and anything else I use here at home. I'm also going to have to ask him to not drink too......eek.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:37 PM
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I'm really sorry 3wolves.

Enjoy the day SD

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Thanks,Dee!
Happy Birthday FBL!
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