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Class of November 2015 Part 6

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Welcome to our new members and welcome back to a few older names

If anyone needs help with a recovery plan - or any other kind of recovery help...please speak up - that's what we're here for!

what can you do differently this time? what extra steps can you take to make this time be the last time you quit?

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Thanks Dee. I had a decent day today, AV was quiet so that was good. It's so good to see everyone jumping back onboard so quickly, that shows determination! I'm turning in for the evening, good night all!
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I am sleeping well now and seem to be in a decent routine now I am back at work.

Hope you are all well :-)
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Nite everyone! Sweet dreams... :-)

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Hi, All! Bedtime check in Had another good day. Was a little tired this morning but pushed through and made sure to get out for a walk at lunch. Hit the gym tonight and that felt very good! I also had my fair share of sweets today, but I made sure to eat my vegetables too so I think it balances out

So glad to be on this journey with you all!
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So my husband is drinking downstairs.

He is not an alcoholic, and he stopped drinking a year ago when he switched from smoking to vaping. Drinking was making him want to smoke. So during this year he only had a drink 2-3 times and was always for some social event. Never in the house.

Tonight he said he wanted to have a drink, that he's feeling festive with all the Christmas decorations...yadda yadda



He doesn't know about my addiction problems. I only told him that drinking makes me really anxious and that I have trouble sleeping when I drink. And he knows I stopped eating junk food and I'm into clean eating and exercising so he thinks I'm just trying to be healthier...

To be honest, I saw him bringing the bottles in the house and it didn't trigger me. I actually felt a little nauseous. Weird, I know. I just wish he wouldn't drink tonight...I'm actually a little concern about cleaning up tomorrow and having to pick up the empty bottles...silly thing to worry about, I know...ugh

I'm ok, don't worry. I plan on going to bed early anyway. Just a little worried about tomorrow.
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Good Morning class! It's EARLY Tuesday, December 8, 2015!

****I totally forgot to send the class list out yesterday (Monday 12/6)! OMG! Sooooo sorry!*************

Have a great sober day! :-) CONGRATS to Canguy, Keepnitreal, Jemma44 & Tootsiesdad on 30 days!!! HUGE accomplishment! And welcome to Dustmeoff....a new member joining us 18 sober days in!

We are STRONGER TOGETHER!!!

*Canguy -30 days
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So my husband is drinking downstairs. He is not an alcoholic, and he stopped drinking a year ago when he switched from smoking to vaping. Drinking was making him want to smoke. So during this year he only had a drink 2-3 times and was always for some social event. Never in the house. Tonight he said he wanted to have a drink, that he's feeling festive with all the Christmas decorations...yadda yadda He doesn't know about my addiction problems. I only told him that drinking makes me really anxious and that I have trouble sleeping when I drink. And he knows I stopped eating junk food and I'm into clean eating and exercising so he thinks I'm just trying to be healthier... To be honest, I saw him bringing the bottles in the house and it didn't trigger me. I actually felt a little nauseous. Weird, I know. I just wish he wouldn't drink tonight...I'm actually a little concern about cleaning up tomorrow and having to pick up the empty bottles...silly thing to worry about, I know...ugh I'm ok, don't worry. I plan on going to bed early anyway. Just a little worried about tomorrow.
Stick close Patricia! Go to bed and we will be here to help you tomorrow. Have you thought about telling him that him drinking bothers you right now? At this point in your life and asking him to help you by not drinking in the house or at least cleaning up his own bottles? :-)
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I agree with Kiki Patricia - just go to bed...you'll certainly feel better than he does tomorrow morning

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Patricia.....he can pick up his own empties, c'mon. At the least.

Thanks for class list Kiki....but I today is still day 29 for me. Tho the end bit of day 29.....

Good Things You Notice About Being Sober.......for me now includes not wanting to drink from about 3pm every afternoon. Only noticed in the last couple of days that I haven't been getting that daily itch. Not claiming its gone forever.....just hasn't been around lately.

Maybe part due to having established some different routines around that part of the day.

All the best ppl.....
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OK KiKi change that back to day1 for me...so embarassed. I drank 6 beers tonight and don't even know what triggered it! I was all happy at home and next thing you know I'm out ordering a bunch of beer. I managed to stop the madness before I got drunk but I still feel like a failure...why did I do this?! Oh woe is me. Sorry guys :-(
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I'm sorry Chicklet. I'm glad you're back tho.

why do you think you didn't reach out for help tonight?

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Thanks Dee, I don't know that's a good question. I suppose I just wanted to give into my AV, a little reward for doing so good? I know it sounds crazy to reward yourself for not drinking in13 days by...DRINKING? !! ...but I think that's exactly what happened. My gosh do I feel stupid right now.
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Morning class,

Checking in on my day 37, I'm all over the place emotionally but happy to be sober nonetheless.

Chicklet, sorry that you drank but give yourself some kindness for coming back. You can do this!

Kiki, thank you as ever for keeping us all ship shape and ******* fashion, together we are stronger! :-)
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Thanks tufty, I suppose you're right, I did come back to try again, better than falling completely off the wagon and getting run over in the process. Day one today!
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Day 2. Slept but crazy nightmares involving giant alligators chasing people to eat in the streets, WTH? Need to go get some coffee and shake off the cob webs!

Will check in later when I have more time.

Sutures coming out of the finger today but the pin stays in and the cast stays on for 4 more weeks.

Off and running!
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A new thread already. Wow.

Day 34 check in. Chicklet, I remember doing that. Celebrating periods of sobriety with... A drink. I've discovered from meetings it's quite common!

Patricia - hope you slept well. He made his choice to drink and you were stronger.

Well done on day 37 Tufty.

And hugs to all. So much to keep up with.

Ps - I'm well. Just been invited to Christmas drinks Thursday evening and said I will need to check my diary and get back to you. Suffice to say I will have something else planned. Probably a meeting!
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Day 16 today. Feeling a little stronger and mentally clearer with each day.

No desire to drink. No more binges. No more withdrawals. No more Day 1s and struggling to pick myself up off the ground.

Second trip to counseling this afternoon. As long as it's helping me stay on track I'll keep going regularly. I think she's going to encourage 12 steps and being a rational person (when sober at least) I'm not so sure I will go down this road. The one day at a time mentality makes me feel like this addiction will never be behind me, I'll always just strive to stay sober until tomorrow. I want more. I want a sense of permanency and to just admit that I used to have a problem but that was a different me and I'm a new man now. Maybe totally naive and unrealistic but I guess we'll find out.

Still have lots of healing and recovery ahead of me but feel like I'm starting to gain momentum so look out world!!
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OK KiKi change that back to day1 for me...so embarassed. I drank 6 beers tonight and don't even know what triggered it! I was all happy at home and next thing you know I'm out ordering a bunch of beer. I managed to stop the madness before I got drunk but I still feel like a failure...why did I do this?! Oh woe is me. Sorry guys :-(
So sorry to hear this. The AV lies! Keep trying and don't give up! We still love you!

Maybe tweek your plan with more ammo to shut down the AV next time?
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