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Old 02-11-2016, 02:51 PM
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Thoughts are hitting me pretty hard right now too. Not going to act on them though. I'm cooking some dinner right now, a couple of hours earlier than usual. Hoping that will help quell them.
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:51 PM
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Congratulations to all those hitting milestones and welcome back to all those returning.

I really had to take drinking off the table as a solution to my problems, my social situations or my moods.

It was hard to do - I spent a few uncomfortable days and nights - but the discomfort was not as lasting or as debilitating as I'd worked it up to be in my own head.

Instead of drinking, I posted here losts (either posting as me or to others) I read lots, I exercised, I ate something...there are other things too like AA or some other meeting based group - all of them have online meetings now.

I had to put as much effort into not drinking as I did into drinking - and my effort in drinking was Herculean.

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Old 02-11-2016, 03:23 PM
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Thanks Dee.

Chinaski, stay strong. Hopefully eating will kill those cravings?! Usually works for me. I needed a few things for dinner so sent hubby to store so I wouldn't be tempted - liquor store is right next door to grocery store and that is what usually kills me. Not giving my AV a chance tonight.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:50 PM
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Eating has seemed to help some. Thoughts have definitely subsided. Thanks Dee and ladybug2. I'll be hanging very close to here tonight.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:51 PM
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Soberjim, chinaski, ladyb, stay strong! Drinking is a false solution to your problems, only will make it worse tomorrow.
Post here, watch a TV program, call a friend....anything you have to do to not take that first sip.

I'm lucky enough to say I am not tempted tonight - I'm at home and I usually don't have any alcohol in the house, it's the social stuff that is my big temptation - so I'll get through tonight fairly smoothly I think, other than feeling bad about my poor choice last night.
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:58 PM
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I hope you make it through the night Chinaski! Today is my birthday, and also my day one again. I felt better today than yesterday by a long shot, but am still tired. I did want to drink leaving work. I thought, 'it's my birthday, I deserve it, I can start tomorrow', but I realized that what I deserve is to feel better and not be sick from drinking. Glad to be sober tonight. I didn't go to a meeting or call people like I said though. My family had a little party for me so I stayed in. I'm grateful they don't drink!
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:59 PM
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Happy bday Karen! What a great day to give yourself the gift of sobriety!
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New to this, had a huge wake up call , got done for drink driving, low range. This is my second day, and feeling positive. My family is giving me great support. Nice to meet you all 😊
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:04 PM
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Chinaski, great job on working thru tht urge.

Happy birthday Karen. I agree with kitty. Sobriety is the best gift you can give yourself.
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I made it home just now. No stops for beverages of any sort. I went past a few dangerous places where I've bought hundreds of beers over the years, but I really didn't feel much temptation. I genuinely feel like I'm D U N, done. I never want to drink again.
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:11 PM
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Thats excellent news outon!I so wish it was that easy for me. I guess some just struggle more then others tho. Cant wait to feel that way about never drinking again. Happy for you.
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:13 PM
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Hey, welcome gerbra to our class. Nice to meet you.
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:19 PM
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[QUOTE=maximus97;5791797]Hey, welcome gerbra to our class. Nice to meet you.[/QUOTE. Thank you, am finding so much help on this forum.
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:21 PM
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Thanks y'all !!
These posts are keeping me going.
Things are hard.
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:25 PM
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welcome from me too Gerbra

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Hi gerbra, welcome
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Hey, gerbra! Good to have you with us
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Happy birthday Karen!

Welcome Gerbra. Stick close. It's a good group.

I'm feeling...very grumpy and my poor family is getting the brunt of it. I need to back away for a bit. Hiding in my bedroom with some laundry, pizza, and Grey's Anatomy.

You're doing great Chinaski. Really. You've got this.
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Day 7. I woke up crabby and the day just got lousier. I feel like a toddler wanting to have a temper tantrum. Bad day at work, dinner plans canceled, argument with a friend, need to turn in my resume for a new job but I've been procrastinating due to fear. I took a walk, I took a bath I wrote in a journal. I'm not going to drink but watching my husband leave for the liquor store almost made me cry. As hard as this is for me right now I know he will not be able to stop without medical detox. My wedding anniversary is coming up, my birthday is a few weeks away. My sister has already said to me how can I celebrate anything if I'm not going to drink??? Really? And she is supposed to be helping me along.

Riding the emotional wave, trying not to cry. But I'm feeling so incredibly frustrated with everything and everyone at the moment. Sorry. I really needed to vent.

I need to renew my gym membership. Last time I quit swimming helped so much.
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:31 PM
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Hang in there Taylor. This too will pass. Proud of you for great coping strategies - a bath is great and I second the plan to get back to exercise! Go to bed early tonight if you have to, I do that if needed on tough days.
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