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Old 10-21-2015, 02:51 PM
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Come on Rio, you can do this!
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:52 PM
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Welcome back Rio

maybe it will be a worthwhile exercise to think what you might do differently this time?

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Old 10-21-2015, 02:55 PM
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So THAT's why I keep seeing Marty Mcfly in my Facebook feed.


Just saying hello. Day 21 and feeling exceptionally physically well.


Hugs and high fives to all my October pals. xo
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:21 PM
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Day 17 and feeling great even though its a rainy gloomy day. Its sunny in my head..
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:24 PM
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Welcome back Rio! You can do it!

Bwahaha Midton!
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:43 PM
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Took your make up tips. Thanks. Image from http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/...path-prefix=en.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:48 PM
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Heya Rio !
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:30 PM
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Finishing day two hopefully God, with some sleep. Today was terrible from mental withdrawal or something. Coming off a few days drinking even light to moderately, causes emotional, and mental trouble. Probably helped me lose a few jobs in the past more so than actual hangovers.
No matter. Gotta stay sober.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:42 PM
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So today, Day 4, has been the hardest so far. I'm not feeling well, very hazy with a headache and troubles concentrating at work. I've been extremely irritable, and I hate that feeling. I was starting to get mad about the whole never being able to drink again thing, which of course caused that stupid voice in my head to go into overdrive.

However, I pushed that all aside and followed through on today's plan, which was to lift weights after work, stop at the grocery store (without buying wine) to get dinner, make dinner and enjoy it with my family. I feel good about accomplishing all that.

The biggest positive about today - and it's HUGE - is that I finally told my husband about my drinking...and my stopping. It's always been this elephant in the room, and we never talked about it. Probably because he's a smart man and knows that his calling me out on my drinking would have only had a negative impact and also because I refused to ever bring up the subject until now. I was really worried about talking to him because I (foolishly) thought he would look down on me. Of course, he was wonderful and has even decided to throw away all his liquor in the house and stop drinking himself AND stop smoking. He doesn't have a drinking problem, but he really does with the smoking. He's quit a number of times since we got married 6 years ago, but as soon as he drinks, he starts smoking again. Because of the smoking, he totally understands where I'm at right now, which is so comforting to me. Not surprisingly, most of my irritation went away after I shared it with him. I am SO relieved that I talked to him!!

Hope everyone's doing well tonight and is hanging in there!!
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:34 PM
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Sorry it was a tough day Dobiegirl...but you made it! And congrats on telling your husband. That must take a huge weight off, and now you guys can be in it together.
I am also saying goodbye to day 4!! In bed now with my tea yet again, my new ritual. Had a couple of stressful moments in classes today, but felt better equipped to get through them. After driving the kids where they needed to be and back again, my husband and I went for a nice walk after dinner. Then, a bit of TV and early to bed! Looking forward to day 5.
Night everyone!
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:39 PM
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Can I join the class please? I'll just sit at the back and throw paper airplanes at the teacher .

Sober since Sunday 11th so I'd like to jump unashamedly on the bandwagon!
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:03 PM
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Checking in at the end of day 4, it went ok, started the day on the spin bike before getting kids to school and me off to work. I was a bit irritable today at work, hey, it can't all be sunshine and lollipops. I haven't had any cravings, those usually kick in Thursday night, and the Hawks are playing tomorrow night, my team! Watching a prime time football game without beer will be wierd. Have felt pretty tired all evening and am looking forward to turning in early, thanks for the motivation guys, keep up the good fight, you all deserve happiness!
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:14 PM
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Oh, yall are cracking me up today! Midton, you look amazing! Thank you for the tips on makeup and how to think you're running faster even when you're not : ) I too love nighttime running- I think because I can't see that far ahead so it's easier to not fixate on how much further I have to go.
Long day. Tired but sober! Sleep tight, yall!
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:39 PM
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Can I join the class please? I'll just sit at the back and throw paper airplanes at the teacher .

Sober since Sunday 11th so I'd like to jump unashamedly on the bandwagon!
Welcome Der Bomber.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:50 PM
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On a more serious note than my recent posts, I'm going out this Saturday night. It was supposed to be last week but I cancelled for totally non-alcohol reasons. Last night in my last hour of work I had mentally decided I would drink, after a bit of a mental tug-of-war.

My final client on a Wednesday owns a small company and is single at 48. Every week we end up talking about his previous weeks escapades. He makes it all sound so tempting. I didn't have any cravings when I came home but felt a comfort in the fact that I would get my release on Saturday.

Now, Thursday, I have no intention of drinking. I think I will start off with a coffee, probably feel tempted, allow the feeling to pass and hopefully settle into the night. The people I'm drinking with are not big drinkers, more connoisseurs, who will slowly sup more expressive wine. They certainly won't egg me on to drink.

In fact I think I'll drive. It has never occurred to me that I could drive to a bar as it's something I've never done before. I know that with a car I most definitely will not drink. Again something I've never done and never will do.
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:08 PM
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I'm going to try to stop drinking AGAIN! I just can't seem to shake this awful habit. It makes me quite sad.

I will go a long time without drinking, but then I take a vacation or do something "special" and since I haven't drank in so long ( in my mind) I think, oh I will just do it this once... Well, everyone knows how that goes! The vacation is over and the habit is back.
I'm on day two and it has been really hard. Why do I keep doing this to myself, when I know what will happen.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:38 AM
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Day 3 for me.
This time last week I started to drink for the weekend. Not today.
Not today.
I'm using what you said Nowme. That feeling that I know where it will go if I just "take a break".
I'm on break from feeling like garbage !
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:57 AM
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On a more serious note than my recent posts, I'm going out this Saturday night. It was supposed to be last week but I cancelled for totally non-alcohol reasons. Last night in my last hour of work I had mentally decided I would drink, after a bit of a mental tug-of-war.

My final client on a Wednesday owns a small company and is single at 48. Every week we end up talking about his previous weeks escapades. He makes it all sound so tempting. I didn't have any cravings when I came home but felt a comfort in the fact that I would get my release on Saturday.

Now, Thursday, I have no intention of drinking. I think I will start off with a coffee, probably feel tempted, allow the feeling to pass and hopefully settle into the night. The people I'm drinking with are not big drinkers, more connoisseurs, who will slowly sup more expressive wine. They certainly won't egg me on to drink.

In fact I think I'll drive. It has never occurred to me that I could drive to a bar as it's something I've never done before. I know that with a car I most definitely will not drink. Again something I've never done and never will do.
I'm glad you've come up with plans other than drinking!! Stay strong! And driving to a bar knowing that you will be able to safely get home must be a really cool thought!
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by GerdMuller View Post
Can I join the class please? I'll just sit at the back and throw paper airplanes at the teacher .

Sober since Sunday 11th so I'd like to jump unashamedly on the bandwagon!
They more the merrier, right??? Welcome!
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Good morning - day 12 here. GerdMuller - welcome! We have the same sober date. Also welcome to looking4awagon and nowme. Nice to see the group growing and thriving.

I'm doing well but Thursdays are a bit taxing for me. I have to get all 3 of my kids off to school all by myself then get to work myself, then a psychiatrist appt. for my daughter after work. I have been known to cave under this type of pressure before with drinking. Also, Thursdays have been a tough day for me. But I'm doing well and just have to resort to other strategies if those feelings come up. Great day to all!
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