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Old 12-21-2015, 07:20 PM
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"I've been doing a lot of reading up on PAWS" Ok new so be easy on me ...what is "PAWS" Day 23
I found this 2 minute video on YouTube about PAWS. If you can ignore her hideous blue eye shadow (ha) she does a good job explaining PAWS.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EFfCzurR818
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Know exactly what you mean re the stress and arguing with the wife Ultradad - same thoughts yesterday for me about drinking after we had words - like you say tho what on earth is that going to prove and who exactly is it going to punish ??
Ultra and Andy-
Stress is a really big trigger for most of us. I noticed that during the first few weeks my husband was so sweet to me because he really wanted to support me, and either he changed or I got really antsy, but we started to argue and it really made me want to drink. The angrier I got the more I wanted to drink. I childishly told him his actions were driving me to drink. He softened up a bit. After about a month I realized that even though we were arguing all the time (his fault and mine) that I wasn't going to allow it to make me drink, and I told him that my sobriety was priority so don't push it! That was a turning point for me. We still argue, but it no longer is a trigger for me. Each week h a new demon! Haha. This week is the holiday stress. I'm trying to meditate each morning to bring down the stress level a bit!

A Christmas hike sounds great! Our family doesn't live here either so we just have the kids and a few friends join us and have a low key celebration. Hang in there everybody.....it's already almost 2016!
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:22 PM
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Hi all. Struggling again today. Not sure why but I'm just feeling a little restless. Thought I'd post here to be accountable. I don't want to blow my 30+ days. Guess I'll start on dinner and get to bed early tonight. Stay strong guys.
Hang in there Cristina! It seems as though once people get their 30 they tgen get a few tough days! Just play the tape through your head and remember what happens everytime you drink!!!!

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[QUOTE=SoberMarathon;5701370]Hang in there Cristina...there's bound to be some down days amongst all the good ones. You'll pull through it, we've got your back!

I feel like I have PAWS today, after all the PAWS talk. My brain just wasn't firing at full capacity for some reason, struggled for words at times and had trouble focusing. Probably has very little to do with PAWS, just more of a Monday thing, I hope anyways.


Tomorrow will be 30 days. Looking forward to it![/QUOT

Haha....now we have pseudo-paws! I love it!

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Am I the only one that stays up WAY too late? It's 1:15 a.m. here! Why oh why am I still awake? And it's not that I can't sleep...I think I'm addicted to my iphone! GREAT!!! Another addiction. Lol
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by KiKi0615 View Post
Am I the only one that stays up WAY too late? It's 1:15 a.m. here! Why oh why am I still awake? And it's not that I can't sleep...I think I'm addicted to my iphone! GREAT!!! Another addiction. Lol
I have to stay up late (all night) for work. :'( sometimes before this crazy work schedule I'd go to bed at 8pm! (Besides the nights that I'd pass out that way lol) mostly while trying to get sober. I miss sleeeeeep.
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Morning.... glad to report no hangover. .. feel very tired after going to be late and a headache from coke... BT no hangover!!! It's a miracle ... I couldn't let u guys down! Despite all the **** taking, persuasion... the telling everyone I was pregnant (most defo not!!!) And general confusion as to why I wouldn't be drinking myself stupid. .. I survived!!! I made everyone a gift of salted cashew brittle and oreo fudge, which I festively wrapped and they seemed happy. ...
also no one in the pub referred to the last times events, not even the owners. .. so maybe he did keep his gob shut!!! Relieved there....
Today events involve tidying kids bedrooms or santa won't come...
And going to the nearest City (30miles) to have an ex student ink me!!! Exciting times... better hope I didn't grade his home works too badly or he could be getting revenge!! Hahaha..
Happy solstice everyone. Summer is just round the corner!
Day 25 up and running....
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Hi everyone, checking in. Still sober Tufty and Dee, I'm from the US and had to google what "pants" meant! Lololol! I'm going to start saying that!

No Kiki, I don't stay up late. I go to bed at 8pm haha. But I do get up very early for work so I have no choice.

Have a great day everyone, a happy healthy SOBER Tuesday or Wednesday!
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:38 AM
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30 days ago I woke up totally dazed after a terror-filled night of rocking, sweating, and my mind going virtually crazy. This was preceded by yet another 3-day binge of total abuse on my aging body and mind. Somehow as the alcohol dissipated from my system, talking intimately with my closest friend, I begged the friend to make me stop this madness, to demand it. Through some long and emotional discussion, I conceded that I could no longer manage this addiction and that I had to dig deep and find the courage to walk away from it, I just couldn't take the physical pain and emotional trauma anymore.

And that was 30 days ago. Looking back only to assist with the healing process but otherwise forward-thinking, I'm a million times happier and this is only the beginning.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and sharing your experiences without reservation or judgement. We are stronger together.
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Day 4 for me! Feeling good about being back on track!! I'll check in later. Have a great day!
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:49 AM
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Congrats on 30 days SoberMarathon!
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Originally Posted by SoberMarathon View Post
30 days ago I woke up totally dazed after a terror-filled night of rocking, sweating, and my mind going virtually crazy. This was preceded by yet another 3-day binge of total abuse on my aging body and mind. Somehow as the alcohol dissipated from my system, talking intimately with my closest friend, I begged the friend to make me stop this madness, to demand it. Through some long and emotional discussion, I conceded that I could no longer manage this addiction and that I had to dig deep and find the courage to walk away from it, I just couldn't take the physical pain and emotional trauma anymore.

And that was 30 days ago. Looking back only to assist with the healing process but otherwise forward-thinking, I'm a million times happier and this is only the beginning.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and sharing your experiences without reservation or judgement. We are stronger together.
You are flamin' awesome!!!
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I have to stop eating! Well not stop, but you get the drift. Day 39 of sobriety, day one of diet and exercise. I will not be a drunk fatty, will not be a drunk fatty, will not be a drunk fatty. Have a great sober day all!
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Morning. Thanks for all the encouragement guys.

Great job on 30 days SoberMarathon!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by SoberMarathon View Post
30 days ago I woke up totally dazed after a terror-filled night of rocking, sweating, and my mind going virtually crazy. This was preceded by yet another 3-day binge of total abuse on my aging body and mind. Somehow as the alcohol dissipated from my system, talking intimately with my closest friend, I begged the friend to make me stop this madness, to demand it. Through some long and emotional discussion, I conceded that I could no longer manage this addiction and that I had to dig deep and find the courage to walk away from it, I just couldn't take the physical pain and emotional trauma anymore.

And that was 30 days ago. Looking back only to assist with the healing process but otherwise forward-thinking, I'm a million times happier and this is only the beginning.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and sharing your experiences without reservation or judgement. We are stronger together.
Congrats my friend, you are worth every ounce of effort it takes to stay sober...good friend you have there!
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I have to stop eating! Well not stop, but you get the drift. Day 39 of sobriety, day one of diet and exercise. I will not be a drunk fatty, will not be a drunk fatty, will not be a drunk fatty. Have a great sober day all!
Too funny, BBF!!!
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Hey there everyone, thought id say hello. I gave up the dreaded drink on 1st November. Iv posted in many of these "class of" threads - iv joined and always end up relapsing and joining another one! Getting more and more embarrassed & feeling a failure each time. This has been whilst I have been detoxing from painkillers. Its never worked and I have never stuck at it but never been sure why. I now know why and its because I have always continued to drink as I have seen the painkiller addiction as the primary problem. But of course the alcohol lowers my resolve and sends me right back to my drug of choice. Funny I have had no problem admitting I am a painkiller addict but always struggled to admit im an alcoholic. Well finally I have given up everything and its definately wierd especially at this time of year. Im a registered nurse and am working long hours this week which is good as it means I cant drink! Im off Christmas Day so need to just get through that! But looking forward to seeing my kids open their prezzys Xmas morning without a hangover!! Nice to meet everyone, hope your all having a good Xmas week x
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Am I the only one that stays up WAY too late? It's 1:15 a.m. here! Why oh why am I still awake? And it's not that I can't sleep...I think I'm addicted to my iphone! GREAT!!! Another addiction. Lol
KiKi, I'm the same way...one thing I've found that helps me is to put the phone down at least 30-60 minutes before I wish to be asleep and read a book. Something about calming my mind with a steady read instead of scrolling on the phone helps me fall asleep easier...now if I could just stay asleep!!!
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Hi all,

Just a quick post to express my gratitude to SR and my classmates.

A bit generic I know but I want to send all of you good wishes, warmth and support for you on your individual journeys.

I'm still here, I'm still not drinking and today is going to be another booze free day.

And finally, if anyone has any tips for ditching the tabs, I'm all ears. Just another thing I want to change.
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Originally Posted by fruitymarzipan View Post
Hey there everyone, thought id say hello. I gave up the dreaded drink on 1st November. Iv posted in many of these "class of" threads - iv joined and always end up relapsing and joining another one! Getting more and more embarrassed & feeling a failure each time. This has been whilst I have been detoxing from painkillers. Its never worked and I have never stuck at it but never been sure why. I now know why and its because I have always continued to drink as I have seen the painkiller addiction as the primary problem. But of course the alcohol lowers my resolve and sends me right back to my drug of choice. Funny I have had no problem admitting I am a painkiller addict but always struggled to admit im an alcoholic. Well finally I have given up everything and its definately wierd especially at this time of year. Im a registered nurse and am working long hours this week which is good as it means I cant drink! Im off Christmas Day so need to just get through that! But looking forward to seeing my kids open their prezzys Xmas morning without a hangover!! Nice to meet everyone, hope your all having a good Xmas week x
Welcome Fruity!

It's a daily struggle for a lot of us and we're glad you're here! Stay connected and I know you can make it through Christmas day! I've missed so many Christmases due to my addiction, I, like you, plan on being fully present for this one...my kids deserve it! All the best to you!
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