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Old 01-25-2016, 06:19 PM
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Forgot to say welcome to those who have joined/rejoined us. We're in this together...doesn't matter how many times we falter what matters is we keep coming back.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by lisatryingagain View Post
Gypsy tears there is a youtube comedy series called Namaste B's (insert word for female dog) Its very funny and irreverent about yoga teaching.
I've seen it. It's hilarious yes.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:23 PM
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Yeah it's pretty horrible... I've also woken up emotional and tearey but my lovely sponsor must have known and called me - I'm smiling again!!
Awwwww Nic big hugs coming your way. I think its good to get the tears flowing.....it's a wonderful release. Glad to hear your sponsor was able to help. Keep smiling honey...and Happy Sober Australia Day xxx
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mish View Post
Forgot to say welcome to those who have joined/rejoined us. We're in this together...doesn't matter how many times we falter what matters is we keep coming back.
Everyone that's joined or rejoined is hanging tough. We're moving to the daily support thread section and we're all going together .
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:43 PM
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Wrapping up day 25 and my AV finally came out. A recent and very wise post from Weasel1966 came to mind about HALT. So I stopped what I was doing and listened to my body and mind. Am I Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired?

Angry it was so I removed myself from that situation. There are so many words of wisdom here on SR that it's hard to keep up. So i started a document with advice and support relative to my situation with the following categories:

On that addictive voice
On relapsing
On being defensive
On resources (helpful links)
On a plan after 30 days

I keep this open on my tablet and refer to it often. It helped today!
Still thinking long and hard about why this particular incident made me so angry and how to handle it in a healthier way next time.
The good news -- AV Lost!
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Mish View Post
Awwwww Nic big hugs coming your way. I think its good to get the tears flowing.....it's a wonderful release. Glad to hear your sponsor was able to help. Keep smiling honey...and Happy Sober Australia Day xxx
Thanks Mish- I'm ok. One of those days!!! I guess we
Will go through the ups and downs on this journey but I'm
Not going to drink today!! You have a great sober Aussie Day too! I'm going to go to Bunnings and buy paint for my bathroom!! Lol- talk about partying hard haha xxx
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:14 PM
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Meant to also ask how do others deal with all of the great information included in SR posts? Do you keep it, file it or just re-read the posts?
Is there a way to bookmark certain posts?

Still trying to figure it all out.....Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Nic233 View Post
Thanks Mish- I'm ok. One of those days!!! I guess we
Will go through the ups and downs on this journey but I'm
Not going to drink today!! You have a great sober Aussie Day too! I'm going to go to Bunnings and buy paint for my bathroom!! Lol- talk about partying hard haha xxx
Nic - buying paint sounds better than drinking! Have a great sober day!
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:21 PM
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That's great, Mish

I've had a rough night emotionally, but with the help of an old friend who's got long-term 12-step sobriety, I've recovered my bearings.

I will not be drinking. I will not buy any alcohol. And I will deal with the feelings that brought this on at 1:30 am tonight, when I'm home and comfortable. I keep only mineral water in the fridge now. That will be a good time to address those emotions ... away from a store full of beer coolers.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:31 PM
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Hard to keep up with all these posts! Closing up day 8. Waking up refreshed on Monday morning is not something I'm used to. It was a nice surprise. Busy week planned so hopefully av won't pop up much. One day at a time, one day at a time. I'm really trying not to think too far into the future. Just getting through the day and conquering the moment are enough. Hoping this continues to work
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:41 PM
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Back to square 1 for me - the car broke down on the way to my first AA meeting.

And yes, I walked to the shop and bought alcohol. Feeling disgusted with myself. I can't even manage one day,

I hope others are doing better x
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:44 PM
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Get rid of any you have left Virginia. Tomorrow is your new and last day 1. You can do this!
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:51 PM
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Awwwww Nic big hugs coming your way. I think its good to get the tears flowing.....it's a wonderful release. Glad to hear your sponsor was able to help. Keep smiling honey...and Happy Sober Australia Day xxx
Hugs from me too Nic! Happy Australia Day girls.... Xx
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Really keen to join this thread, it's a real positive place.

Day one for me, feeling ok. Just back on the bike and pushing those pedals as a wise man once said.

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Old 01-25-2016, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by VirginiaWoof View Post
Back to square 1 for me - the car broke down on the way to my first AA meeting.

And yes, I walked to the shop and bought alcohol. Feeling disgusted with myself. I can't even manage one day,

I hope others are doing better x
Virginia - Yes you can do this! Dump it, start over right now, and come here and post often. We are here for you!
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:28 PM
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Virginia - did you dump it?

Glad to see everyone supporting each other. I'll join y'all in the 14-hour thread.

I'm back home in Syracuse with triggers to the right and left. So far, so good. But I am very seriously starting to plan a relocation. Life's too short!!
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:35 PM
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Virginia, defeat in battle doesn't mean losing the war. You can do this.

Car problems are stressful. It's a shame we can't take ourselves to a shop to get fixed, eh? No, we've gotta do that ourselves.
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Really keen to join this thread, it's a real positive place.

Day one for me, feeling ok. Just back on the bike and pushing those pedals as a wise man once said.

Sean
Thank you so much for joining Sean. I couldn't find your last thread or remember which Sean you were on the member list. I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting your experience. YOU are the reason why I started posting again. I'm so pleased that you are okay and that we can get to a better life together. The strength you found during such a vulnerable moment is truly amazing. You should be so proud of yourself. We are!
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:48 PM
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Really keen to join this thread, it's a real positive place.

Day one for me, feeling ok. Just back on the bike and pushing those pedals as a wise man once said.

Sean
Welcome Sean. Glad you're joining us....keep pushing those pedals. xxx
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by VirginiaWoof View Post
Back to square 1 for me - the car broke down on the way to my first AA meeting.

And yes, I walked to the shop and bought alcohol. Feeling disgusted with myself. I can't even manage one day,

I hope others are doing better x
VirginiaWolf stay with us honey. Pour what's left down the sink if you haven't already. We are here for you. xxx
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