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Old 02-12-2016, 08:30 PM
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Have a pleasant weekend, all.
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Old 02-12-2016, 09:02 PM
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I have been so good with my healthy eating, that is until today!! I munched on way too many snacks today. Thr good thing is I exercised and then had to dip into the 35 extra weight watchers points I get each week.

Need to get that under control tomorrow before the 12 pounds I lost makes an attempt to rejoin my hips and thighs. It is not welcome back!!!
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Another great meeting tonight. Didn't feel like going- felt like crawling into my bed and not moving but I went and I'm glad I did.
Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.... Will do a big catch up soon X
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Old 02-13-2016, 06:03 AM
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Checking in this morning with bad news that I drank last night. Three glasses of wine. I just felt like doing it and I did it. Of course I have a well deserved headache. I didn't try to fight off the AV. I wanted to drink and I did.

I hate myself and that I failed my classmates and myself. I won't drink tonight. I know that just as much as I knew all day I would drink last night. I guess this really is one day at a time. Lose a battle but goal is win the war.

Have a good day guys - sorry
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Old 02-13-2016, 06:45 AM
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Checking in this morning with bad news that I drank last night. Three glasses of wine. I just felt like doing it and I did it. Of course I have a well deserved headache. I didn't try to fight off the AV. I wanted to drink and I did.

I hate myself and that I failed my classmates and myself. I won't drink tonight. I know that just as much as I knew all day I would drink last night. I guess this really is one day at a time. Lose a battle but goal is win the war.

Have a good day guys - sorry
Good morning,

Sorry you drank last night, but glad you came right back on here to start again. From your post it sounds like you knew you were planning on drinking, if you are thinking that way again try logging on here first, there is always someone in the Newcomers forum and that may help you let those feelings of drinking pass.

Drink lots of water today, you can do this!!!!
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by JulySeaCoast View Post
Checking in this morning with bad news that I drank last night. Three glasses of wine. I just felt like doing it and I did it. Of course I have a well deserved headache. I didn't try to fight off the AV. I wanted to drink and I did.

I hate myself and that I failed my classmates and myself. I won't drink tonight. I know that just as much as I knew all day I would drink last night. I guess this really is one day at a time. Lose a battle but goal is win the war.

Have a good day guys - sorry
Hi JSC--- it sounds like you are very mindful that you drank last night and that you will not drink tonight. A good lesson learned---as the mind goes so does the body.

We are always here for you Hope you check in here the next time you feel AV calling. Take care!
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:36 AM
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Checking in

Hi all , thought I'd check in . It's my day 21 I think , lost count lol had a terrible reminder yesterday how bad it feels to be hangover and that I never want to go through that again . Everyone in the family contracted some kind of stomach virus, probably shouldn't even describe as its so gross haha but all this nausea and head spin just reminded me of an extremely drunken state, where I don't have control over my body and feeling so sick . Im just grateful for today , feeling much better .
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:55 AM
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Glad you are feeling better today Proud Penguin!
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:02 AM
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Good morning JulySeaCoast,

I’m sorry you caved last night, but you’re back and that’s what counts. The headache, regret and disappointment just aren’t worth it and sooner or later, your rational side will overpower your AV!

Proud Penguin, congratulations on 3 weeks! I’m glad you are feeling better, but what an eye opener huh? Imagine, drinking ourselves into oblivion just to feel as lousy as what you just recovered from.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:19 AM
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Morning (and Evening!) to our beautiful and supportive Jan. class!

Wishing everyone a Great Sober weekend

It's time for a healthy lunch, a walk and a swing in the park, followed by a matinee movie. Finally seeing StarWars after the long lines have died down--Yay! Mindless entertainment for a couple of hours.

Nic-- thinking about you, are you at your BBQ? ((Hugs))

I'll check in later tonight---for accountability and to say good night:-)
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:47 AM
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Good morning JulySeaCoast,

Iím sorry you caved last night, but youíre back and thatís what counts. The headache, regret and disappointment just arenít worth it and sooner or later, your rational side will overpower your AV!

Proud Penguin, congratulations on 3 weeks! Iím glad you are feeling better, but what an eye opener huh? Imagine, drinking ourselves into oblivion just to feel as lousy as what you just recovered from.
Exactly, Odelle. I won't allow myself to take Advil or Excedrine Migraine for my hangover headache. I need to suffer for my lapse. I'm actually feeling kind of happy. Not that I drank, but that I have a new resolve.
Thanks all! Very cold here today, rest of the family is on vacation on a tropical island! I think I was celebrating my alone time last night, as I am never alone here. I did enjoy the buzz but not worth destroying my 40 day record.
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Old 02-13-2016, 12:16 PM
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JSC - glad you're right back here with us.

So on my side - ugh, having a rough today (well started yesterday). It feels physically similar to my cigarette withdrawal - headaches, stuffy feeling head, lethargic, teary emotional (and emotional triggers are unearthing things). And I need to work for a good chunk of the weekend.

Enough of the "whaaambulance" - I've been pretty lucky on feeling great most of the month sober and, as they say, no way out but through.

And maybe I should switch pandora from "adele" station...
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Old 02-13-2016, 03:46 PM
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Happy Birthday Lulu and congrats on your sober time
congrats to you too KDBnSLC Proud Penguin and Rallyaly - and anyone else hitting a milestone today

what happened JSC - what led you to drinking again?

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Old 02-13-2016, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bandicoot2 View Post
Morning (and Evening!) to our beautiful and supportive Jan. class!

Wishing everyone a Great Sober weekend

It's time for a healthy lunch, a walk and a swing in the park, followed by a matinee movie. Finally seeing StarWars after the long lines have died down--Yay! Mindless entertainment for a couple of hours.

Nic-- thinking about you, are you at your BBQ? ((Hugs))

I'll check in later tonight---for accountability and to say good night:-)
My BBQ is in 4 hours time.. I'm going to be ok. I've already decided that. They can all drink themselves into oblivion-not my circus!! I'll probably be posting lots later on xx
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:12 PM
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I have faith in you Nic

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I have faith in you Nic

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Thanks Dee- means a lot!
Day 35 today.. Won't be jeopardising that for anything :-)

BBQ at 12- meeting at 4!!
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Happy Birthday beautiful Lulu hope you have a lovely birthday today.
I applied for a new job last week and had an interview on Friday. I think I did good so hopefully I will be able to say sayonara to this god awful stressful job. I'm away from home at the moment for work so not much time to check in but I'm still here and still sober. It's the weekend so I'll be catching up on reading all of this weeks posts. You are all doing so well.
Thinking of you Nic at your BBQ today. We're all here holding your hand. xxx
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Happy birthday Lulu!!'

Have a wonderful day xxx
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A pretty meh day for me here. I'm feeling a cold come on, with a scratchy throat and joint pains. At work all the same, thankfully it's a slow night. She got my flowers today, and we talked again. Things are still up in the air, and I'm one of those people who hate not knowing, so right now my job is to be mindful and not let any emotions build up a head of steam.

Sorry about your lapse, JSC, but good on you for climbing right back aboard.

Nic, I know you'll do great at your shindig. Go and show 'em how it's done, sweetie.

Mish, good luck on landing the new job.

Thanks to all here for the camaraderie and support ... a beeter group couldn't be found anywhere.
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Glad you are right back in here, July. Being home alone is a real trigger for me. Just add it to your plan for your next 40 days.
Good luck today Nic. We've got your back. Post whenever you need. Even just to rant about the crazy drunk uncle. Seems to be one in every family!
So nice to hear we are all going strong. I had the house to myself last night and followed some advice from here. I gave myself a pedicure and watched "back to the future 3". Very low-key but pleasant evening.
We have a "heatwave" here today. 3 degrees C and rain!! Quite unusual for this time of year. We often have snow in May. I'm off to the gym then have an event this evening. It's my first time to be out with everyone in the past 3 weeks. It's a bowling event but is always quite a drunk fest. A shot of tequila for a strike (or in my case a spare!). None for me tonight. I might actually get a strike!
I am REALLY focusing on the thought process of taking alcohol out as an option. This is the only way we can make it long term. I'm getting there day by day. The pink cloud is turning grey with the emotions building up and little spurts of tears. However, I'm well aware that this is healing and I let myself feel it for a while then go and do something. I need to make an effort every moment. Last night proved that I can just still and chill without the aid of alcohol.
Keep strong everyone. We are giving ourselves the most amazing gift.
Take care.
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