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Old 01-24-2016, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Sunflowerlife View Post
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You sound so great! And yay for a clean house! Sorry, but I laughed on the inside to the idea of drinking "champers" and dancing throughout the house.

So glad you are enjoying the meetings and have found a sponsor and that she is willing to let you do this your way. Sounds like a great fit. I am hoping to attend my first AA meeting in years tonight. We shall see.

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Ah sunflower we have to laugh!! Was actually the highlight of my weekend...drinking myself to oblivion by myself- dancing and singing like I was on stage!!! I'm sure I was a sight for sore eyes and ears haha!!!

Good luck for your meeting tonight- I hope you get as much out of it as I am lately. I've done 5 now and each one I come out just a little bit more inspired and a little more determined to stay sober. Let us know how you get on..will be thinking of you Hun. Xx
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Originally Posted by Sunflowerlife View Post
Lisatryingagain-

I am very lonely too. Drinking only fueled that fire. I am hoping as we continue in our sobriety, the feeling will slowly dissipate.

I am personally a fan of natural healing- I hope the supplements helps you (do you mind me asking what was recommended?) As for the blood type diet, I have never believed in it either but so many people swear by it. It's worth a shot if you think it will help. If you don't, than it just might not (the power of the mind is incredible).

I love the idea of little goals and hourly reminders. Hope it will help you be kinder to yourself. Nice to have you here, hope to get to know you
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Yes girls I also feel lonely...isolated myself somewhat so I could drink as much and as often as I wanted. The invites stop coming after you've constantly rejected them for long enough... Bloody addictions
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Morning everyone. Was going to sleep in for once but nope, my body wanted me out of bed at 5:45. I am glad since a quiet house in the morning is essential for my sanity.

Yesterday was horrific. The kids where loud and hard to manage and by the end of the day I felt like the world's worst mom. I yelled so much, couldn't control myself. Last Saturday was so great and I wish I knew why I couldn't handle the stressors of yesterday. Oh well. DH came home around 4 and I got out of the house as soon as I could. Had a haircut (complete with a hand massage!!) and am feeling better just having gotten out. I don't do enough things outside of the house, alone. As soon as I get in the car I always say "thank god", I feel so relieved to be alone and to not having screaming, crying, clingy kids all over me. Man, that sounds awful. I do love my children but sometimes I think being a SAHM is not for me.

Anyway, my AV came out several times yesterday- it was quite amusing actually. At one point it had me fantasizing about drinking margarita's at a bar by myself, something I haven't done in years! Luckily these days it's so easy to go from that fantasy to immediately remembering the consequences and how awful it feels after the buzz wears off and of course the next morning when I would be full of shame, guilt and physical pain.

I am so scared that the feeling is going to wear off and that the longer I am sober, the harder it will be to remember the pain involved with drinking. Do you ever worry about that too?

Anyway, it's our weekend here since DH is always off Sundays and Mondays. We've got nothing planned but some gym workouts. Might just take it easy and work on some house stuff (like organizing the closets). There is a women's AA meeting at 6 tonight and I am debating going. Just wish I didn't have to show up alone.

Happy Sober Sunday my friends...

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Morning all,

Up early today - guess this is my new sleeping pattern. It's day 19 or 20 for me today. The longest period of sobriety I've had since 2005 when I was a non-drinker.

I'm trying to get the motivation to go downstairs to the gym and I think I might go to church after. I haven't been to church in years and I just like the time out to breathe. Plans with my Mom this afternoon and then wrap it all up for another sober day.

Tomorrow starts a big week for me, I have five interviews lined up. As you guys might remember, I quit a big deal job before the holidays when I was on a bender. It's time for me to start working again, I just need to pick the right job ... We'll see if any of these are it and if any of them want me.

Enjoy ur day!
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Three weeks sober and my AV is going crazy today. I woke up with all the symptoms of a hangover: headache, thirst, tired. Why is this?

My AV is suggesting that as I feel hungover without even drinking, then I might as well have a drink. It's going to be a long day...
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Darn lost my post! Thought I could sneak in a text and come back here ! Nope!

Morning everyone!

Welcome NZ! You've come to the right place !

SAngel - addicted to sobriety ! Love it! They say your addiction moves to another addiction. Why not make it SOBRIETY! I'm actually seeing the light. Life is good. I never could understand why I hid in the bottle. I think it was just too much stress.

Bandi- thanks for detox plan. You're actually doing it right, not like the Jillian Michaels and Beyoncé quick fix detox plans! Very interesting.

What do u guys consider "good" vitamins? What supplements are good? Bandi and Odelle, Lisa and everyone. What's your sleepy time tea? Right now on tv news they are seeping tea! They are dropping a tea seeper in the tea pitcher of hot water right now. Never seen that before. Lots of flavors. I usually drink hot green tea with cinnamon, lemon and honey. Stuff like that.

Nic - I second everything about every person you responded to a few posts back. You might just be the pillar of this thread! The matriarch!! My house is getting a much needed going thru too. I used to be a fanatic on a clean house. We inherited my dad's husbands's house at the farm. Now I have another one to keep up. That gets overwhelming ! Gonna clean today and organize.

Sun - was wondering how hypnosis is going. I love my hypnosis MP3 tract. I never took "me" time either. It's critical that you do. I don't think me being a SAHM would have ever worked. I love my children too but it is too much 24/7. Really gets on your nerves. I always felt guilty taking me time. Say WHAT? Kerazy!

Lulu - you must be pretty smart to be in high demand. Good for you! Good luck on interviews.
I held the same job for 28 years with competitors offering me jobs. Now I wish I would have jumped ship kinda. I always just pushed the salary instead of leaving. The world's a big place. My daughter is repeating my steps. She has five years in at the hospital and hates to leave her seniority. I tell her not to do that. Vacation and everything is negotiable. Happiness is most important.

Thump - love the blues! And when u ask it a question it answers!

Howdy WHID84 - this old brain is chugging now!

I will say the fog is lifting or has lifted. I've never slept so much or well in my life as I have this last month. Same with my husband. Sobriety rocks!

When I joined SR in January, Dee said " Olivia, there's no turning back". Yikes I said ! Dee has seen me lurking for nine months! Well, I'm glad I took the leap of faith. It's finally sunk in that I cannot drink and do not want to drink anymore. Tired of sleeping my life away, waking up feeling like crap, etc. Life is good. God is good.

AA speaker night is great!

Sorry about your sister Odelle. So young. I saw a photo if my SIL at Christmas. She lives in Kansas City. It was really sad. The alcohol burn is terrible. She was holding into her daughter for support for the picture. She has a heart of gold. I invited then to visit last year in March or so. She is losing weight. Big believer in God. Said that if she has to die, she'll die. Could tell she has no intention of quoting drinking. Starts at 9 am with beer then on to red wine ALL day, every day. Bad thing is I was keeping right up with her! I remember thinking that this madness has to stop!

Have a great sober day. Hard to correct typos on phone. Sometimes of is if, them is then etc. Plz excuse me. Get tired if pecking! Hah ! See the last "if" !

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Had my first drinking dream last night. Woke up hating myself until I realized...I didn't drink.
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day 20, ug, got to get moving to feel better, lonely
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Sunflower, I too wish I could instantaneously recall the miseries of drinking when the AV kicks into high gear. Ugh!

Even though it has been a very long time (my children are 26 and 27 now), I do remember the feelings you have described; wishing for time alone, and then feeling guilty about it. I really felt as though I wasn’t cut out for parenthood. When I was home with my kids, I wished for escape, but when I was at work, I felt guilty and wished I could be home with my kids. The good news is that we all perform better at various stages of childrearing, I did much better when they grew out of the crying, tantrum, running amuck stage! Hang in there, as with sobriety, your parenting skills are still maturing and before you know it, you will be a pro! I often reflect back, wishing I could relive those years knowing what I know today.

Thank you for posting today, Lulu, we are somewhat in the same boat. As Sunflower mentioned in her an earlier post about longing for someone to go to AA with her, I feel the same way, about church and AA!

I too left a good paying job last October, but I have to admit, even though I was actively drinking then, the job had a lot to do with that. I had managed 8 months of sobriety in ’14, but the toxic environment of the job really got to me, so many type A personalities in a small office was overwhelming my introverted nature and I couldn’t handle it any longer.

Good luck on the interviews, hopefully the right job will be just around the corner!

Loopylou, don’t let your AV fool you! That sober hangover is a sign of healing, your body is in the process of eliminating toxins and your brain is still in early recovery. Hang in there and you’ll be amazed at how much better you are going to feel tomorrow! Congratulations on 3 weeks!
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do u ever try to post something then feel like ur just being a whiney bit*h.....bleh ill post tomorrow feel pathetic right now....sober and pathetic lol - even this is a whiney post lol, time to lose myself in ps4 land =) hope ur all well!
whathaveidone, I have whined, raged and made a complete fool of myself on this thread. It is OK. Just keep posting. I am envious of the PS4 and want to play the new Tomb Raider. Skyrim is my all time fav though. Have fun.
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Gypsytears

That is truly inspiring! So glad you have someone who supports you in this journey and what a brave thing to dump that beer out and head to a meeting (regardless of whether it was actually there or not!)

I have to ask, what kind of yoga do you do? I am a big fan of kundalini- do you ever do that? I am also going to attempt my first yoga class at the gym this week. I have done workouts at home but I am sure my form needs tweaking!

So glad to have you here. I'm sorry your DH doesn't quite get it (neither does mine). I am sure in time they will come around when they see how serious we are about sobriety.
Thanks Sunflower . First of all I have to clarify it's my boy friend that doesn't get it. I don't think he's ready to be ex husband #3 (very poor joke, but it's mine lol)! Still, the truth is, he doesn't get it. He drinks and that's that. He doesn't understand it's hard for me to be around it right now. To his credit, he's been reading things online and taking his drink in the garage or basement so as not to be right in my face. My bf is supportive, as much as he can be anyway. He's trying. My friend has been of great support, I'm lucky he popped back in my life all of a sudden.


I like kundalini too. I haven't had much access to it but one of my instructor friends was trained in it and while he teaches gentle hatha he throws kriyas into his classes frequently so I get a taste now and then. My main styles are hatha, gentle hatha, vinyasa, power vinyasa, restorative and Yin. I'm on a little hiatus from yoga at the moment letting my body, mind & spirit heal... the universe decided it was time to switch it up and go in a different direction so I start that this evening. I have a pvt client lined up after this snowmeggeden is cleared up, I "auditoned" and nailed it at a studio last weekend, on the sub list there until I get my schedule settled. My mat will not be idle long. Good luck at the gym. It is definitely a good idea to practice with an instructor for alignment adjustments. It's hard, even for me, to practice at home. Hard to see yourself. But that's true yoga or other areas of our lives lol.
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Ugh, just lost my post :-(

Day 5 and feeling good. Still fatigued but am going to make an appointment with my doc and see what she thinks. I may need to up my fibro meds as the aches and pains are ever present.

Amazing evening yesterday. Got a call from my grandson asking if I wanted to go out for dinner. How nice to Not be passed out on the sofa and have to tell him "Grandma is sick". The sushi was amazing!

Going to read some posts. Hope everyone can stay on track today!
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Olivia, I am a big believer in natural healing, up to a point, there are times when a doctor and/or prescriptions are necessary. I have a copy of Prescription for Natural Healing that is so worn and tattered; I really need to get an updated copy.

I have tried so many prescriptions for depression, with high hopes, but nothing traditional has worked for me. Sam-E worked wonders in the past, but didn’t do much recently so I tried rhodiola, which is working for me now. I take a low dose in the morning. Following my protein/greens shake for breakfast, I take my multi vitamin, B-complex 100, vitamin C, Super Thisilyn (liver support), lecithin, Omega-3, one Triple Energy, 1 N-A-C cap, and 2 kudzu recovery tabs. I know, it sounds like a lot, and it is. At night I take one magnesium capsule, and a good probiotic. I do this because I know I have abused my body, badly. Once my supplies run out, I plan to continue with only a few supplements, which should be around the 3 month sobriety mark, and I should be able to rely on a clean diet from that point on.

Again, everyone is different, so my regime may not work for others. For example, melatonin (sleep aid) gives me headaches and sensitivity to light, and Sr. Johnswort (widely known as an antidepressant) didn’t work for me. The majority of the supplements I am taking support the liver, and believe me, after 30+ years of abuse, I need all the help I can get.

Sorry for the long post, you asked and I replied as abridged as possible.

The tea, Sleepytime Extra, is by Celestial Seasonings, and is available in most grocery stores in the States, and in most health food stores. Haha, my one cup last night gave me a good night’s rest and I didn’t wake up until 6:00 am this morning!

If you are feeling good already, you are probably getting the proper nutrients your body needs. Living in the city doesn’t support natural, home grown fruits and veggies, and having a dog that digs up everything I put in the planters doesn’t help either!
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Nic, you sound very optimistic and upbeat today, sobriety suits you well! Thank you for your inspiring post today!

Jim, 20 days is great! Feeling lonely and isolated tends to happen in early sobriety, reaching out and posting on SR is a good way to connect to others going through the same thing. I haven’t tried AA yet, but meetings would be a great way to connect to others and hopefully make new, sober friends.

SH, it sounds like your friend is going to be a great ally for you, she sounds as wonderful as you described.

Mish, I hope you feel better soon!

What a big class we have! Whether you are starting again or several weeks into recovery, focus on today and deal with tomorrow when it arrives!
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Day 6! I finally got some decent sleep last night and I feel a lot better. I took a long, cold walk yesterday and I think physically tiring myself out was helpful.

I'm going to try to get some stuff done today. Enjoy your Sunday!
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I feel like I am neglecting everyone. I am on a tablet, which makes copy/paste difficult, and I just cannot keep track in my head.

I also want to apologize for my fits. I am sorry, Odelle, and anyone else who might have innocently wandered into my line of fire the last couple days.

Nic, I second the motion. You are matriarch of the thread! It is really cool to watch you through your words. It is uplifting, like watching a butterfly emerge from a cocoon.

Sunflower, I do not mean to be intrusive, but could you wean the baby and give yourself a little more breathing room? I would feel suffocated and overwhelmed in your situation.

Patricia, you are in my thoughts. Are you OK?


My therapist wants me set an alarm every hour, and when it goes off ask myself if what I am thinking is helpful to me. It rarely is. That is normal. On average, 80% of our thoughts have some negative content.

The practice I'm learning uses mindfulness and feels Buddhist. It consists of seeing thoughts for what try are, strings of words. Then (step 1) say I am thinking, " Wow! He is a jerk." Step 2 - I tell myself, "I am thinking that he is a jerk." Step 3 - "I notice I am thinking that he is a jerk." Then usually, the thought just floats past. It is kind of the same process as meditation.

If it is a very stubborn thought, I am supposed to sing the thought to myself, to the tune of "Happy Birthday."

I do not know how effective it would be for AV. There have not been any cravings here, save for nicotine. For run of the mill negative thoughts, it is powerful.

I am hitting a lot of meetings, and reading daily out of three books, "The Happiness Trap," "Just One Thing; Developing a Buddhist Brain," and "A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps." All three are helpful.

Food and I are friends again, and I am starting to put on weight. All the talk of yoga is inspiring. I cannot do a lot of positions (like cobra) due to degeneration in the spine. But there is a gentle beginner series on iTunes that I can definitely do. It is on the agenda for today.

Basically, I am keeping myself buried in recovery.

It has taken me over an hour to peck this out with two fingers on a tablet. Probably a dozen people have posted in the meantime.

Happy sober Sunday everyone . . . and, GO BRONCOS!
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Hi all, it's tough to keep up with you all, but good morning!
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Loopylou, don’t let your AV fool you! That sober hangover is a sign of healing, your body is in the process of eliminating toxins and your brain is still in early recovery. Hang in there and you’ll be amazed at how much better you are going to feel tomorrow! Congratulations on 3 weeks!
Thanks odelle. It's been tough today and my AV has not stopped trying to tempt me. I've spent the day ironing, cleaning, helping kids with homework (mainly involved shouting a lot) and took dog for a long walk. Popped into grocery store for a few bits and proud to say that vodka was not purchased! Hubby's back home now so I'm safe from the temptation to run out and buy a bottle.
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:20 AM
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Yup hard to keep track on a tablet or phone. Forgive me for not addressing all of the wonderful milestones I read overtime I'm here.

20 days is awesome strugglingjim.

6 is too stringboard.

And 5 for optimist!

I'm double digits today at 10. I wish it were more but I'll get there.

I have a few of the Natural/Nutrional Healing books too. Very informative. I'm a big fan of juicing for detox. It's what I'm doing right now. Not a full on fast, too cold for that... but a green juice a day added to my otherwise pretty healthy diet (except all the candy & ice cream I ate yesterday shhh).

I had a drinking dream last week too KDB. Unsettling to say the least. Relived when I woke as you were. Worse was I having auditory hallucinations that my bf couldn't hear of course. He thought I was nuts until he started googling withdrawal symptoms.

Don't drink Loopy. It won't make anything better. It'll just fuel the ill feelings.
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:56 AM
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Day 11

Great to read everyone's updates. I'm doing well. Yesterday I was feeling pretty crummy (maybe the sort of gut healing issues that can come following alcohol cessation or just random coincidental pain) and had to do a "take 2" on the day. So not much accomplished, but after a nap I felt much better and took myself to a movie in the evening. Today I'm getting a few chores done and looking forward to football (go Broncos! for me as well ). I am waffling between going to join friends for watching or staying holed in. I am not so much worried about the temptation of beer, just not sure whether socializing would be energizing or draining (I'm an extrovert do it's typically energizing).
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