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Old 09-29-2015, 05:32 AM
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Good Morning Class

Slept well last night and my back isn't as painful this AM. I'm going to be able to hit yoga, then a chiropractor apt. That's the last one if I'm in MORE pain again. Just have to tough this out until I can get medical insurance. Kitties are not in my house so the neighbor must have locked them in her garage. Yay.

I have an interview tomorrow for volunteering for a conservation group in event planning. Who knew volunteering could be so challenging!

I'm going to start really being conscious of how I react to everything. I mean everything. I'm going to pause. Think. Breath. Probably NOT react to 90% of what comes by me. Always amazes me that I'm such an emotional dumb azz that I have to do this kind of stuff. But my inability to regulate my emotions is a huge piece of my lack of serenity. And I KNOW this. I was reading an article last night in another thread about the 6 things an alcoholic must accept/understand, and all that kept going through my mind is 'yeah, I have to grow up and act like an adult'....that's what each point was actually saying to me. Be wise, accountable, mature and thoughtful. Oh and honest. Oh yeah, THAT one.

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Old 09-29-2015, 05:33 AM
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I'm joining this class to keep myself accountable.
Friday, September 18th was the last drink I had. I'm so sick of this cycle. It must end.
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 3wolves View Post
I put a sign up in my bathroom that says "You want to be sober". First and last thing I see everyday.
Written signs strategically placed are great. I have this fortune placed on my rear view mirror in my jeep:

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Although I don't feel like im giving up anything I still think it was a sign for me when I cracked open that cookie.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:31 AM
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Frick, I had to learn the same thing. I had to make myself pause before I acted or reacted. I am so impulsive that it's hard for me to do, but since I've learned to utilize this it has helped me a great deal! Just engaging from the hip was the old way I used to deal with things when I was the addict. Learning a new way I am learning this is so much better and gives me so much more peace. And yes, a lot of it I can just ignore.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:53 AM
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I'm just on day 2, I saw a post about this group. Is there an official way to join it, or do I just search it? Sorry new to website and learning how to navigate...
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:56 AM
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I agree on the potential danger. I relapsed after a several month sobriety period because I grew complacent and perhaps thought I could go it on my own. Please keep up your vigilance. Like you, SR was/is my only support system.
Yes, I agree: this happened to me. Hang on there!
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Lealea74 View Post
I'm just on day 2, I saw a post about this group. Is there an official way to join it, or do I just search it? Sorry new to website and learning how to navigate...
Consider yourself officially joined, Lealea. Welcome!
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Jupiters View Post
I'm joining this class to keep myself accountable.
Friday, September 18th was the last drink I had. I'm so sick of this cycle. It must end.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:59 AM
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Frick & Key, I too have struggled with acting before stopping and analyzing first. Most things aren't even worth addressing, and being the emotional person that I am, things always seemed to be bigger than they really are. Being able to step back and breathe first helps tremendously. I still have knee-jerk reactions, but I recognize them, which is the beginning of change. Sobriety has so many positive residual effects that I have completely forgotten about. So glad I didn't give in to my acute craving last night and can feel like my three weeks haven't been a waste. Namaste all!
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:02 AM
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Good morning everyone! I hope all of you are well. Midton, how are you this morning? Frocks how are the kitties.

I am doing well--day 21 today. It has been a devilishly long week at work, but my mind is so clear right now and I feel like I can work calmly and productively. It really feels great. I know it won't always be like that (writing never is) but I'll take it for now.

Take care, everyone, and keep the faith.
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Lealea...you are welcome in any of the forums...just jump in and read, post, engage..anyone's welcome! Nice to meet you!
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Originally Posted by matilda123 View Post
Good morning everyone! I hope all of you are well. Midton, how are you this morning? Frocks how are the kitties.

I am doing well--day 21 today. It has been a devilishly long week at work, but my mind is so clear right now and I feel like I can work calmly and productively. It really feels great. I know it won't always be like that (writing never is) but I'll take it for now.

Take care, everyone, and keep the faith.
Fricka, did you see what my autocorrect did to your name? Haha! Nothing Wrong with frocks though huh? Maybe that is the universe telling me I should buy one?
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High five Cali!! We are just highly sensitive emotional beings..it's ok though. It can be a strength and weakness..seems like the weakness we are learning a different approach! I am so glad I have all of you and SR! It has helped me so much in my journey thru sobriety!
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:06 AM
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That auto correct is a funny mister huh Lol!
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Good morning, Classmates! I am glad to see the posts I have read on this thread are chipper and happy. I am happy, too. Well, except for gastritis issues. Man....I must have one sensitive stomach as my life revolves around taking pills to heal it and planning bland nutritious meals.
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Ill join up. It was Sept something last time I drank. Im a little over two weeks now, but Im in.
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Hey guys! Joined yesterday and wanted to join the September 2015 group! Looking forward to being a contributing member here! Have a wonderful Tuesday!
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Welcome, Jryan and HogFish! Glad you are here!
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:43 AM
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Welcome! Nice to meet you Jryan and Hogfish!
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:07 AM
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I am on day 3 of sobriety! I had my last drink Saturday night. Woke up Sunday and realized that wasn't the life I wanted anymore. As I have tried to quit before, I never had a strong support system. Either people didn't realize drinking was a problem, or they didn't drink so they didn't understand how difficult quitting was. I always found my way back to the bottle by now. But I think it's great to be able to interact with others who are also on this journey and also others who are at a similar stage in their journey! Joining SR has already given me so much confidence and made me feel like this time I can do it.

So here's to nights of sleep getting better, fighting cravings and urges, and heading down a road to recovery and better health!
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