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Old 11-30-2015, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by snowvelvet View Post
Hi all!

Hugs to the class. Day 26... Bloody hell. (Could I be any more British by saying that?)

Sv X
Simon reeve says it all the time in his documentaries.

So British! Love it... day 26, v impressive! !!
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:51 PM
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1st December here in Australia!! Time to put the Christmas tree up.
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Checking in on Day 15!

I think I am going to be fretting all week about my upcoming work Christmas party this Saturday. I don't think I will know how I want to handle it until Saturday. In the end I may just skip it. Which is ultimately the safest option. But I kind of want to go.

The last time I gave a somewhat serious attempt at kicking the wine habit (this past summer) I lasted 19 days. Ironically, this Saturday will be my Day 20. I have been waiting and waiting to reach Day 20 this time. Which is a great incentive to hold strong through this weekend, party or no party.

But wow, I cant stop thinking about this and I think I am making it into some big freaking dilemma in my head; it is only a party. There will be another one next year. I may drive myself crazy by the weekend.
I've decided to give my work christmas party a miss this year. The last month has been rather quiet socially, mainly because I don't want to jeopardise my sobriety. We all do this differently, but for me a bit of isolation for time being is quite healing. I'm sure there will come a day when I will be strong enough to go out and learn to enjoy myself sober, but I have a feeling there is a lot more work to be done.
Do whatever works and feels right for you Pams.
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by snowvelvet View Post
Hi all!

Hugs to the class. Day 26... Bloody hell. (Could I be any more British by saying that?)

Sv X
26 days is bloody marvelous!
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Fair play to you Pams if you can go and steer clear of temptation - already dropped out of mine the week after, I'd be expected to be the usual on everything and not a chance I could go and not drink so easier to just give it a miss - head's not right for the socialising aspect at all at present either.

Had my first session after my initial assessment last week with the counselling service today to give me an insight into what is available with the local services, I'd been allocated a place on route to recovery part 1 which would have entailed being sat discussing whether I have a need to give up drinking in a quite rowdy group from what I gathered - I already know without doubt the answer to that and now on Day 16, therefore held back and discussed on a one to one where I'm at and how much I have taken from SR over the past week meaning I know exactly where I am upto and that I need to move forward to a class that suits me better - 8 weeks starting this Thursday evening for abstinence classes - have to be committed to it to be enrolled which I am 100%. Going to be a great help also with Christmas on the horizon and knowing I've made the commitment means I am even more focused - like to say thanks to all of you on here who've taken time to reply to any of my posts / threads - and the words of encouragement- it's been a great help. Reading plenty of others and getting a general understanding of where I am at and how life can be so much better sober and clean has definitely given me a clear understanding of the path I'm now looking to take and continue with.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:22 PM
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No. I haven't discussed anything about the party with him yet. But I will. I think the bottom line is that I am really terrified about the whole thing. Kind of like a fear of the unknown sort of thing.
I've been there too. These situations are extremely difficult in early sobriety. I've seen so many of us on SR try and plan for a function like this but ultimately end up drinking.

I know you're very concerned about it because you want sobriety so badly. I commend you for that. I think it's great that you are going to discuss it with your husband. Don't be afraid to stay in a safe place!
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:37 PM
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Thanks everyone. I think I am going to do some serious thinking about the party the next day or two. Maybe make some lists. I think in reality this isn't that big of a deal or decision to make and I don't know why it feels like such a big deal to me. I probably just need to make a decision one way or the other and commit to it.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:34 PM
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Hi all just a quick check in. I'm in the pink cloud and I like it. Just gotta remember to keep it going after the euphoria wears off. Best wishes.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:44 PM
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Checking in, day 7 almost complete. Today was a good day I met the goals I established for today..walked over 11,000 steps and so far I haven't eaten any sweets or Cheetos. Things at work are good too!
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:55 PM
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6 mins to midnight here, so signing off as it were. Day 26 is done and I had a fab meeting tonight as well.

Hugs to the class. I couldn't have done November without you all.

Bring on December!
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:06 PM
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Took some advice and took it easy on myself today... I allowed myself to rest instead of doing my usual after relapse damage control. I tend to overdue it and that doesn't help with my anxiety. By resting up it allowed me to get things into perspective and realize that what I can change is what I should focus on... I feel much better today.... Much more optimistic, and excited about the future. Ending day 1.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:06 PM
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Well day three is coming to a close..... no drink.
it was a sober day but to be honest it's been a depressing one. I don't know if it's the alcohol leaving my system, the uncertainty of my future sobriety, the stress of the holidays, or just the sucky weather.I keep beating myself up over blacking out at the bar Friday.
Don't feel I want a drink or anything......just not very chipper today.
On a good note, congrats to everybody getting through another day!
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:26 PM
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Day 9 coming to a close. I took the initiative to bail out on a dinner out with friends on Saturday, only to have them insist that we reschedule. We will meet up after New Year’s for lunch instead. I’ll be in a better place both physically and mentally by then (I hope). Kind of off today, feeling exhausted so looking forward to bed time. Thanks for posting your updates everyone; it sounds like today as a good day for all!
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:42 PM
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Greetings to all classmates from Tuesday morning. Heading into a new month....Christmas not my favourite time of the year and has usually led to crazy drinking. Not this year.....just keep a good distance from it and cruise through into the New Year. Sober. Family relationships have always been fairly distant and fractured so there's not that side of Christmas to be 'celebrated'....don't like the relentless commercial side of it either. Look forward to the time off from work, just treat the whole thing as an opportunity for rest and retreat this year. Okay.....this has grown to be a huge class, I guess Dee will shift us over into the daily thread sometime in the next 24 hours. Following you all here and sure we can all finish out the Class of November sober and optimistic. Let's go out on a (natural) high.... All the best and thanks to you all for this group. See you all in the new thread.
What's the daily thread?

BTW...Imhope you guys had a great day!!!
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:02 PM
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He means Daily Support Forum

This thread moves there on the 1st (or thereabouts allowing for world timezones).

I'll be a few hours yet before I get the chance

Nothing else changes about the thread, save for its location.

The new Class of December thread will take your place here. It's for everyone quitting in December

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Hope you all had a great day. Good night all.
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Day 25 and I feel great!I went to bed late and got up early for work today, so I am a little tired tonight. In paying attention to the H.A.L.T. I will respect letter T and go to bed. Good night all!
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Hey Team, I'd like to join this thread and the Dec one. The folks here who have multiple days in and are doing well are an inspiration (as are all of you)!
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You don't have to join both FF but if that's what you want, you're fine to do that
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Congrats on your 'graduation' guys



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