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Old 12-08-2015, 10:30 AM
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Day 39 for me. Yesterday was terrible. I felt so tired and depressed that I pretty much went to sleep as soon as I got out of work. I must of slept for about 16 hours. Every thought of doubt came into my mind which turned to depression. I asked my self why am I going through sobriety and all the mistakes I made in my past that lead me to this. I felt so bad that I just slept thru it and did not want to live in that present moment. Today I woke up feeling much better and I'm ready to continue with life as I try to progress and be better that before
Ghost, you clearly needed to sleep and that's great. Sleep is a huge part of healing
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Rio97 View Post
Day 1 for me, again. I'm beginning to worry about my health. It's a never ending cycle. Quit, slip, quit, slip. Need to make it stick this time.
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You are here and that is a big step. What's your support plan going forward?
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:01 AM
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Thanks Yogini. I think I'm going to give AA another chance and I may try to go back to Outpatient rehab.

Honestly, I realize quitting drinking terrifies me, but continuing to drink scares me even more. It's a tough place to be. Im realizing it's an all or nothing proposition. I have failed at moderating too many times.
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:05 AM
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:09 AM
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Delilah....welcome to the group. Hopefully this is the last one!
Definitely Green tea. It is awesome. Drink it like the Chinese do.....get a one pint flask, a couple of pinches of whatever leaves take your fancy (longjin and puer for me). Half boiling water, half cold. Let the leaves sink (a couple of little shakes to help them on their way) then drink and top up for the rest of the day/evening. Lots of water, a little caffeine, lots of antioxidants, you will feel great, trust me, after a week of this.
This is fascinating. I must try this, thank you!

Yogini, if I can figure out how to upload photos onto SR, I'll most certainly post a pic of my tree
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:10 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I was sober for almost 90 days but then I blew it and went on a 10 day binge. I drank from morning until night. I stopped Sunday night. Monday morning I had a DR appointment to go over some blood work. Instead I fainted in their waiting room and they called EMS. So I got to take a ride in an ambulance, first one ever, to the ER. They felt I fainted due to dehydration and lack of food, I had not eaten in three days. Found some electrolytes off as well. I was surprised I fainted, I did not feel drunk or anything. So here I am, feeling like crap on Day 2, I sure hope that I learned my lesson.
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted in Nov thread by accident. Starting day 3. Tired (poor sleep), nauseous, upset stomach and chills - but even with all that, it's better than being hungover.
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by snowbunting View Post
Marking my spot - I'll take the beanbag beside the Christmas tree please Day 2 here. I'm not new to this. It's been a bad year. I'm 30 now, and running out of excuses. I feel that alcohol is actually catching up on my physical health too, and that is scary.

I'm not in much of a position to offer advice I suppose, but I'd like to say to anyone who is nervous about the prospect of a sober Christmas - I was sober last Christmas, and it was, hands down, the best Christmas of my adult life. I was able to enjoy the atmosphere and relax so much better, and really let go of things. This year will be a bit trickier because I have family staying, but remembering how peaceful and lovely last Christmas was will help me through You can do this!

JL2014, I've been in my fair share of classes here too - well done for joining and coming back. Best of luck to you and everyone here
Thanks for sharing last year's Christmas experience. I am nervous that Christmas celebrations will be too tempting. I too have also had a rough year. Currently trying to dig myself out of acute depression. Suffering from burnout and depression, I have been lucky enough to take extended sick leave. It has given me time to recognize that I haven't dealt with my mothers death three years ago and that I believe that I need a career/life change. I think the universe saw a challenge and decided to throw one more on the pile - my father passing away in November. Funny enough though - the whole 'no parents' and 'starting over thing' has made me realize that I can only be the best me if I am sober. Here's to new beginnings.
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:34 PM
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I'm really glad you're ok and back carebearlost.
do you feel ready to make a recovery plan now?

welcome to December too, Jenses

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Old 12-08-2015, 02:49 PM
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Jumping on board.

It's nice to be on board with you guys. This is my first time in a monthly thread and I am on day 2 of being sober. I had a rough weekend and got a talking to from my wife. My plan is to start spending quality time with my family after dinner instead of drinking myself to sleep. The thought I've been using to fight of my AV is that today I will be living life the way I want to experience it. I plan to get away from being a homebody and start experience life again. Movies, bowling, kids sporting events, etc. I am looking forward to a great Christmas as a sober father.
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:54 PM
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welcome nightswimming

That's a good start, but I think a recovery plan can be a little more detailed than that.

Have you seen this link?:

https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/conten...0/SMA-3720.pdf

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Old 12-08-2015, 06:13 PM
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Day 9 here (tomorrow double digits :-)).
Finally after what seems like endless work for the past couple of months I have a few quiet days. Took an extra hour in bed, then a workout and then a long breakfast. Midweek. Bliss. Cravings back in check after a few tough hours yesterday and feel great.
Actually I am enjoying all time at home and starting to lose weight which is nice. Holidays in a couple of weeks and then a business trip that will see me through 9 countries in 16 days. That should be more than enough to keep me busy and straight. Yesterday was tough, I will make sure to eat and not find myself in that position again.
Hi to everyone, we are building a sizeable group here. Be strong.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:33 PM
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Congrats on double digits ubntubnt
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:15 PM
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I have been on and off SR for a few years, and part of several different classes. I am back again and working on remaining sober. I will be sticking close to SR and reading lots. I will also be making alternate plans for the evenings, and finding some good alternate drinks to have in the house. I love Diet Ginger Ale, and need to pick some up today. Any other drink suggestions?
I like the flavored sparkling waters. Especially the 100% juice ones. Also I have been on a smoothie kick. Try 1 banana 2 kiwis tablespoon of wheat germ handfull of spinach plain yogurt 4 ice cubes and I like a tablespoon of sugar too.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:49 PM
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I like the flavored sparkling waters. Especially the 100% juice ones. Also I have been on a smoothie kick. Try 1 banana 2 kiwis tablespoon of wheat germ handfull of spinach plain yogurt 4 ice cubes and I like a tablespoon of sugar too.
Reminds me of my "heavy training" power smoothie that I used to have for breakfast when I was in a hurry:
2 scoops protein powder, 2 tablespoons wheatgerm, oats, 400mls low fat milk, banana, tablespoon flax oil.
It was a healthy, power monster....might start on it again and you will be all to blame UUN :-)
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:53 PM
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Finally ready...just made it to 24 hrs...I'm hoping I can kick alcohol once and for all.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:54 PM
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Neverthought... whats a guy gotta do to make the list. joke.

CuteNGayYay...congrats on a week!!! hair flip...

abraxas...a guy I work with quit drinking 9 years ago. He tells me he traded in alcohol addiction for his X box addiction.

ubntubnt...Yeah I have been eating alot too. Seems to help a little. I am sure that is a temporary solution, but it works for now.

Ghostface...I cant imagine quitting smoking too!!! wow brave guy!!! I hope you kick those cancer sticks! mabey in a few months for me.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:57 PM
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Reminds me of my "heavy training" power smoothie that I used to have for breakfast when I was in a hurry:
2 scoops protein powder, 2 tablespoons wheatgerm, oats, 400mls low fat milk, banana, tablespoon flax oil.
It was a healthy, power monster....might start on it again and you will be all to blame UUN :-)
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Welcome Delta088!!!
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:18 PM
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This class is moving fast!

Well, I'm safely in bed so I can say assuredly that I have week one in the bag. I NEVER want to go through this first week again.

I had a lot of cravings today but I thought my way through them. Drinking never lives up to the fantasy I have in my head. Thinking in terms of reality as opposed to what I THINK I can achieve by drinking is helping me. Seems obvious but clearly not for me as I thought drinking again would be worth throwing away six months sober.

Oh well. It's done and I can't change the past. I am more determined now though to make this my final showdown with booze. It just isn't worth it.

Goodnight, all. Or good morning to those to whom it applies!
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