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Old 12-01-2015, 12:34 PM
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Bekind, that is awesome doing yoga with your parents. Love love that.
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:05 PM
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Welcome back benice and sadie - what's your plan?

how can we help?

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Old 12-02-2015, 02:17 AM
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Benice and Sadie,...gold to see you back on track. Like you said, "normal" drinkers don't think about it in between drinking. That's so true.
So everyone survived the family holidays which is typically stressful!
My husband is continually cranky and miserable. His business is doing very poorly and not sure what will happen next. I just pray that things will be okay. I'm not drinking though I have thought about it. Im at 98 days today!

Have great day all xoxox
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:53 PM
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Way to go lovehoops, almost triple digits!

40 days! Yeah! I am so excited I got past my 30 day hiccup without a slip. Now it's getting good
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:15 AM
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How's it going Benice and Sadie? And the rest of yous? check in, I know the days after a slip can be hard but also such a relief to get straight again.

I am proud of a minor win, I declined a HH invite from a friend I've had a hard time saying no to in the past. He knows I quit drinking, so maybe his assumption was that I would drink tea or whatever non-alcoholic. He drinks a lot, so it wasn't surprising to get an invite. Either way I didn't feel strong enough to go, and I told him I couldn't make it. I was not definite, not like I said I will not be going to HH ever again, but said I had a lot going on at the moment and would let him know if that changes. Baby steps
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:03 PM
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Thanks Kitty for shout out and good going on declining HH!!

I am not beating myself up this time, just trying to remain positive about more sober time between the drinks and glad it was a moderate amount. Sinking into self loathing has done me no favors in the past. However my extreme anxiety has returned, so working on that. Have no desire to drink it away though, progress bit by bit. I am back to working my SMART workbook and making plans with friends to keep busy. (Spouse is almost unbearable every December, ignores my birthday (deliberately), is quite demeaning, and rude, but refuses to see a dr. )I think it's seasonal depression but unless someone wants to help themself not much I can do?

Hope everyone else is hanging in??

You okay Clown, Retread?
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Old 12-03-2015, 04:51 PM
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Be patient Sadie. The anxiety could be related to your slip. Glad you are back on the horse!
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:08 PM
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Hope you all are headed into December in as fine a form as possible.

I'm continuing to lead a mini yoga class with my parents. It helps me do at least some exercise. As my Mom has Alzheimers, her participation is a bit spotty. After about 10 minutes, she will remember she can say no and bag the activity. This makes me laugh.
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:07 AM
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Hope everyone has a good Saturday. Just keeping on here.
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:24 AM
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Hi key, me too. Feeling a little anxious today. I plan to get out on a walk soon and will hopefully burn it off. Happy sober Saturday all!
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I'm having kind of a downer day myself. I did get myself out on a micro-mini run which helped a little.

I don't have a lot of structure in my life and can get down on myself and my life. Listing what I do productive always helps. Here are a couple highlights from my day:

-made a cherry bread pudding to use up stale bread
-gave my mom a haircut (Dad said she looked like a mad woman from borneo)
(I'm not much of a stylist but she couldn't look much worse)
-ran up the street after the morning snowfall
-ordered a really pretty hearth rug from Overstock
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I'm no stranger to anxiety Kitty (hug)
Bekind you've been busy! (Hug)!
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Way to go bekind, productive day!
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Hope everyone has a safe, sober Sunday! (Hug)
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I'm feeling better this am. I surely do love sleep; it is the perfect reboot button.

So all stay sober, stay hydrated, eat some vegetables, and be kind to someone!
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Originally Posted by Bekindalways View Post
I surely do love sleep; it is the perfect reboot button.
Me too! A good night of sleep is the best thing about sobriety!
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:29 AM
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Hi all, been heading down myself into depression. taking vit D again and going to spend time with the rescue kitties at the adoption center today as antidote.

Worried about my own kitties, my stalker (never leaves my side) has been on antibiotics for 2 months for a strange bacterial infection and still has symptoms, my old man is losing energy daily and another has horrible diarrhea so all off to vet soon.

Haven't booked flight for Christmas, guess that's on my mind too. Bekind, you are so lovely to your parents. My mom is 87 and I would feel so guilty not going, but really don't want to. Might just fly in and out. I feel selfish. Spouse isn't going, using the cats as reason.

Sorry for whining. Sobriety intact, need to be vigilant when feeling anxious or down.

Hope everyone has a good day.
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:52 PM
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Whine away Sadie. Good to hear from you Patricia.

I know this isn't a game/war/competition but still when I read this, I catch a draft off of all of you as if I'm riding in some kind of pelaton (as in the tour de france). After reading Sadie's post I took vitamin D and went for a 20 min slow jog.

On the jog, I kept thinking of saying to Sadie, "Okay Sadie, I match your vitamin D supplement and raise you a pokey-slow frankenwoman jog". (I don't play poker so not sure if that is how you would say it.)
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:35 PM
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Hee hee Bekind! Thanks for the smile! Franken
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:24 AM
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Good morning all,
Glad to see everyone is okay and laughing!!
All is well with me. Nothing to report. The holidays in General get me a bit "melancholy"... My family ans well as my husbands , has all passed. We both have one brother and they Both are a bit coco!
We spend time with friends but not the same

HAve a sober Monday everyone
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