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Old 09-27-2016, 10:23 AM
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On lunch break so I figured I'd stop by....my mind has been wandering as usual & the AV is trying to sneak in - there's a dog track nearby & thought I'd go since one day I would love to adopt one of the retired greyhounds....then thought there's a bar there, too....maybe I could have a couple beers ~~~ Ugh, shut up! Plus a place that involves gambling...not the greatest idea....I think I'm just trying to get out of going to the gym!
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Purplrks3647 View Post
On lunch break so I figured I'd stop by....my mind has been wandering as usual & the AV is trying to sneak in - there's a dog track nearby & thought I'd go since one day I would love to adopt one of the retired greyhounds....then thought there's a bar there, too....maybe I could have a couple beers ~~~ Ugh, shut up! Plus a place that involves gambling...not the greatest idea....I think I'm just trying to get out of going to the gym!
Just go to the gym. You'll feel so much better after.
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Originally Posted by Ladybug2 View Post
Hi everyone!

Late check in on Day 9. I volunteered at my daughter's 1st grade class this morning and really had fun. Sometimes I think I would have enjoyed being a teacher and then other times I don't think I would have the patience for it lol.

Feeling ok today. Little one woke up crying at 5:15. Mornings without a hangover never get old, but then as the day progresses my AV tries to sell me it's usual BS. Will it ever leave me alone? Ugh!

Phoenix- thinking about you xxx Love reading your posts.

Way to go on Day 2 Thirteenth. Don't give in today, you can do this!!

Bobbie, sounds like a wonderful day with your daughter. You ARE lucky!

Hope everyone else is doing well and staying strong. I won't drink today and no one else can either
I almost miss the classroom stuff. It was fun. My kids were always so proud I was there.
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thirteenth, be glad you get hangovers/headaches. Constant negative reinforcement. For whatever stupid reason (lack of brains I suppose) I can not give myself a headache. I can hardly get myself to throw up. I just have this endless capacity.

Anyway. Cursed with pointless health.

Hey, here's a great redemption movie: The Straight Story, by David Lynch. Based on a true story, set in Iowa (where I'm headed next week). Early on they talk about "The Grotto of the Redemption." Been there many times. RAGBRAI gets a nod, passed one mile from my farm. Alvin crosses Iowa at harvest time on a lawn mower to visit his dying brother in Wisconsin. Iowa 18. I've driven it a hundred times. I know these people, and they are good people. Not my political persuasion but so it goes.

Be patient, this movie packs a slow punch.

It's on YouTube, complete.

PS: throughout the movie Alvin wears a red plaid hunting jacket made by Woolrich. Woolrich is about ten miles from where I live and I have a jacket just like it. Dumb facts about me you didn't need to know, lol.
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Originally Posted by KiKi0615 View Post
Your Self Esteem

TIP: 101 Positive Things to Say to Myself


What we think in our minds will eventually become what we believe. This is why it is so important that we start saying positive things about ourselves many times each and every day. Choose two or three of the statements below and repeat them to yourself throughout the day.

I love myself.
The world has a need for me.
I am unique.
I can and I will do things to promote healing in my life.
I can handle this one step at a time.
The sun is shining; I am ready to take on another day.
My problem has a solution; I will work on a plan.
I am a survivor.
I refuse to give up because I haven’t tried all possible ways.
I will inhale confidence and exhale doubt.
I may be one in 7 billion but I am also one in 7 billion!
I am smart.
I believe I can change the world (or at least my corner of it).
I am important.
Today, I will celebrate me.
I matter.
I can find peace through prayer and meditation.
I am strong.
My confidence is beautiful.
I am imperfect but I’m perfectly me.
My smile can make someone feel better.
I choose to focus on what I can control.
Everything will work out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out yet, it’s not the end.
I am happy with who I am.
Every day, in every way, I am becoming better and better.
I am a good person.
I keep going because I believe in myself.
I choose to see the good in the people I interact with today.
It is always too early to give up on my goals.
I can reach out for help if I need it.
I am special; I will not change myself for anyone.
I choose hope.
The answer is right before me, even if I do not see it right now.
I am thankful for…
I choose to take good care of myself.
I accept myself.
I can make a difference.
My past does not define my future, I do.
My life is filled with possibility.
I refuse to be pushed by my problems; I will be led by my dreams.
I am awake and ready to be awesome.
I will focus on my talents; I have things to share with the world.
I choose to have the strength to move on to healthier relationships.
I deserve good things in life.
I release myself from my anger.
I love who I am.
I will allow peace to fill my soul.
Today is a new day; I will see what adventure it holds.
I choose to be proud of myself.
I will do my absolute best in all things.
I will speak kindly to others and to myself.
I choose to be brave and tell others if I need their support.
I have the power to control my reactions to the challenges I will face.
I am becoming healthier each and every day.
I choose to see each obstacle as an opportunity to grow.
I will step out of my comfort zone and try something new today.
I am a success; I can make this a great day.
Note to self: You are amazing.
I can control my breathing.
I will stay calm, it will get better.
I allow myself to forgive; it will allow me to move beyond the pain, to a place of peace.
I choose to make today amazing.
I choose to let the past go and move on to the future.
Today, I will be courageous.
I release all fear from my mind.
I can reach my goals, I am unstoppable.
I am ready to write a new chapter for my life.
I will take the time to notice and be thankful for the little things.
I can write down my thoughts and take control of my emotions.
I am a child of God.
My hard work is already paying off.
I am thankful for life.
I choose to be happy.
I accept the good that is flowing into my life.
I will not allow anxious thoughts to steal my joy.
Today, I forgive myself.
My body knows how to get better; I will listen to it and rest when needed.
I am stronger than my worries.
I’m not the only one who struggles; I choose to be kind to everyone that I meet.
Yesterday was a bad day, not a bad life. Today will be better.
I am braver than I feel.
While I wait for the storm to pass, I will choose to dance in the rain.
I am loved.
I will remember; often difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations.
There is more to life than this moment; I choose to keep moving forward.
I am capable of bringing my dreams to life.
I am okay. I am breathing. I am alive.
I am capable of achieving great things.
I light the world with my smile.
My spirit is beautiful.
I make a difference in the world.
I allow myself to take a break and do something I enjoy.
I can make a difference.
I’m not sure what will happen tomorrow, but I’ll take care of myself so I am strong enough to face it.
I choose to approach my problems with a calm heart and mind.
I trust myself.
I will do my best with whatever comes my way.
I have a purpose that I am fulfilling.
I will listen to that whisper of hope that says, ‘you can do it, try again’.
I can change my life.
I will learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow.
​ ​ - See more at: http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pag....UPO6rpuV.dpuf
Needed to hear this today and I should probably bookmark it for again.

My child mind initially thought about the Skeletor, but even so. Thanks
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:47 PM
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Quick work break. Safe and sober here. Hope everyone is doing OK!
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:19 PM
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Hi everyone. Just a quick check in on my way home from work. Blah day today...blah week so far actually. I might eat Alphagetti for dinner if that's any indication as to how I am truly feeling at this moment. Lol.

It's appreciation week for my housekeeping department this week so on top of my normal job and month end stuff, I am also planning a "celebration" everyday.....it's annoying and time consuming. No matter what you do it's never enough. I'm tired of adulting and I wish today was over. The end.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:20 PM
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Also sorry for the downer post. Love you guys.
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Great list, Kiki ~ Thanks!

Sober greetings to everyone this evening.....thanks to everyone here!
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Evening check in. I won't drink tonight.

Need to work on my Friday-Sunday plans because weather looks yuck here and we could all go officially stir crazy - or crazy on each other - if we are inside together for too long. Haha.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:18 PM
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Well...another day. Sam, I like the 'the end' bit. If that was me writing - it would mean 'So there! Take that! Watchya goin' to do about it?!'
Hissy fits/spitting the dummy, well sometimes I believe I am entitled to it- suck thumb and hug fav. blankie time (Linus remember is horribly clever-clogs). I have a right to have a tantry. I have a right to feel a little bit sorry for myself. What I do is focus whatever I get cross about into an absurd, satirical situation. So long as it is not too weird. I do not ridicule (sorry- was determined not to **** and moan about this) my ex. The big D mediation, part 1 tomorrow. Married for 30 years, have 2 (almost perfect in every way) wonderful sons- so cannot be disrespectful or nasty.
Hissy fits are great for small fish crap. I know one person who swears to dissipate their frustration. Another who pretends whoever she is pissed at (a 'normalie') is an alcoholic. I know a person in recovery who is a born again recoverist. And every body has to know. Problem is, they aren't. Sincere born againers are ok. This guy pontificates- talks the talk. Makes my teeth itch.
So I imagine him in absurd Loony Tunes (I would be Duck Dodgers) scenes- strangely never violent ones.
So long live the hissy fit! Then breathe.....then- 'ok, back to life...'.
I really hate whiny girly men (Aka born again insincerists).
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:26 PM
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Hey all. Checking in now that I'm home from work and physical therapy. Having a rough night. Just feeling down and have been crying a lot. I was in a pretty good mood until I picked up DD. She has been full of attitude and complaints about crap (last night, this morning, when I picked her up). It was a barrage of attitude. Guess I am still feeling exhausted, so didn't have much energy to cope with it. She saw me cry. She apologized. I said everything is okay, but that she needs to understand that how she speaks to people and treats people affect them, me included.

I'm finally having some dinner. Tortallini soup that I forgot I made and put in the freezer, so a nice treat.

I had some strong thoughts of picking up a box of wine on my way home from physical therapy because I'm feeling so crummy. But I didn't. I realize what I need is food and a good night's sleep.

Thanks for listening to me whine.
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:28 PM
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I'm glad you didn't CH

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Old 09-27-2016, 06:49 PM
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Food and sleep are good CH!!

Whining here is good!

Wine is not!
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Good job, Sarah. I'm proud of you.
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Morning all! Today I am going to consciously focus on gratitude. And to start with I want every single person here to know how absolutely grateful I am to be in this class, how lucky I am to be on this journey with you and how humbled I am to be considered a friend. Thank you for teaching me to never give up, that starting over is not the end of the world and that life is always worth living. I truly do love you all!
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Good morning Sam! Great to read what you posted. I will focus on gratitude today too.

I slept well, but am still very, very tired. I'm going to take it easy today (if possible!), and make sure I am drinking a lot of water and eating well. I normally have physical therapy on Wedesndays (TuWF), but am being dropped down to 2 times a week. I just have to make sure I'm doing my home program. I'm not very good at that!

Grateful to wake up sober on day 4.

Have a good day everyone!
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Just wanted 2 say hi to everyone while on coffee break - been doing a lot of reflecting - I was surrounded by a lot of toxic and emotionally abusive people & am SOOOO glad to finally be away from them (knock wood) - Lots of healing left to do but I'm so grateful to know you guys! Thanks a gazillion!
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Day 200! In a row!

Work all day today and then headed to meet up with the family for a week+ of beach fun before it gets too cold. When I get back, I'm going to start looking for a place of my own which will most definitely include home internet which means I'll start being around this place more then.

Anyways, thanks to all of you for helping me stay sober for 200 days now. One day at a time, we've all got this. Just don't take that first drink today no matter what. Worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes.
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Good morning everyone! I'm headed to another AA meeting at noon today. I read all your posts and love you guys so much! Congrats on 200 Casey!

Some sad news yesterday. I was in an outpatient treatment program over the summer for a short period of time. I'm sure you guys remember. Anyway, I found out yesterday that one of the girls that was in my outpatient treatment program was in a drunk driving accident and she flew headfirst through the windshield of her car.
She's alive but I in severely critical condition. Apparently her face is unrecognizable.

This is what alcohol does/will do to us. There is absolutely no future in drinking for an alcoholic! It's a dead end road!!! If it was fun at one time, it will NEVER ever ever be fun again! The end result of an alcoholic continuing to drink is jail, hospitals, institutions, DUIs, loss of family, loss of job, suicide, misery, pain and death. I need to remember that today!

Love you all! Don't drink! It's poison!
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