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Old 10-07-2016, 03:41 AM
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Welcome to the thread justme. We're both on the same day count. Let's watch it creep up over the next few weeks and months.
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:24 AM
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Thanks for the welcome yep, we can Do this!
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Old 10-07-2016, 05:19 AM
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Hey, guys.

It's Friday - dangerous time for those who are in early recovery. Don't give in to temptation doesn't matter what!

There may be thoughts about all this "fun" you are missing. And all sorts of nostalgia.

Don't listen to those thoughts - they are lies.

Stay strong, make plans, hang in there.

Have a great sober weekend, Octsobermates!
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:04 AM
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Hey all, had a wisdom tooth taken out yesterday so I definitely won't be drinking anything today, it's painful but Advil seems to be working pretty well, welcome Justme hope everyone has a nice day
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:17 AM
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Please count me in, I've been around for several years, reading your posts, not much progress with quitting for long period of time though, but as they say, if you want different result you need to change the way you act, so I am going to start posting as well - I am determined to get this thing beat .
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:12 AM
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Welcome Mako
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:05 AM
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I'm on day 2 today. My anxiety is higher today...seems to just build unless I release that energy with drinking. Like Desmond pushing the button every 108 minutes on Lost. Need to find a better way to relax and keep my thoughts under control...
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Jade1224 View Post
Illuminate, I'm sorry you had a rough time. I've done some stupid things in my drunk times too. Mainly blacking out at wherever I was and having almost strangers try and find out where I live to take me home. It could have been bad. People could have taken advantage of me. I woke up embarrassed.

Mandosca, I don't really count days either. I feel like it's counter productive for me but everyone's different. I think i would like to count months instead.

Congrats on everyone's first week. It's almost over
Thanks for your reply, Jade. I know just what you mean. It helps to know that other people out there struggle in the same way I do...I have to remember that my drinking not only hurts myself but actually hurts others too.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:39 AM
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Hi tea, stay away from the liquor aisle at the super market! I normally go to a different store than I used to go to even if it's further away because its almost like a habit to go straight to the liquor aisle at my home store. If I go to a different store, its like starting new. I have to go search for liquor instead of knowing exactly where it is. Maybe it's stupid thinking but tweaking the little stuff works for me.

Sadgirl and justme, k66, I'm sorry y'all are having trouble in your first days. It helps me to read your comments because I too felt like that in the early days. Once your body gets acclimated to being sober, you won't be going through as much anxiety.

Illuminate, I did a lot of stupid things while drunk. Drinking and driving. My family was worried about me. I definitely want to be a responsible, classy, peaceful, and sophisticated woman and none of that includes drinking. I just get sloppy. Nothing sexy about it. When you're healthy from the inside out, it just shines naturally. Everyone has told me how different I look but nobody except my family knows about my struggle with alcohol.

As for the weekend, it's always a busy work week for me. I am a server. It does get hard sometimes when I pour wine all night for customers and I can't have my usual wine after work. But I also won't wake up every morning trying to go to work with a hangover.

Stay safe peeps
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:51 AM
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Day 3 still going strong it's the not sleeping that affects me most and boredom X X
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:00 PM
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Feellost,I take a melatonin supplement called"midnite" it works really well for sleep, boredom? Well there's always something that needs to be cleaned hope all are well
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:49 PM
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I had kind of a hard day with cravings today. I was surprised actually. It's been so easy up until this point
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:51 PM
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Morning folks, so it's day 1 again for me. My brother had a big promotion in work and went out to celebrate. I felt obliged to go, but had previously been speaking to him about my drinking. He suggested that I try moderation as sobriety hasn't been working for me. So I tried it out. I came back early having had a few drinks. It just felt all wrong for me. I don't want to do that. Sobriety is the route for me. It's me living my truth. I've got up early, I've decided to make some fundamental changes to my life. I need to do all the little things that make me feel a valued member of society. This morning I am having a cup of tea. Getting a wash. Having some food. Tidying my room. All of these things are to stop me moping and release some nervous energy. Then I'm going to start some work. I need to make up for the lost couple of days I had from my recent binge. I just need to take these next few days easy and look after myself.

What do you guys think?
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Old 10-08-2016, 12:35 AM
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I'm glad you're making that decision SSG.

Everything started getting better for me when I committed to recovery.

It's important to realise that things may be rough for a little while yet to come, but it's just a transition period - and it will absolutely give way to easier happier times.

Have courage to make changes in your life that reflect your desire to be sober, have faith in what you're doing, and you'll get through

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Old 10-08-2016, 12:45 AM
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Thanks Dee, I think what I'm committing to is not just sobriety-it's actively making my life better. I need to make little steps towards feeling like an engaged human being. That includes not drinking, but is a bit bigger than just that. Just doing the odd little things like looking after myself. Today will be a good day-I just know it. I will make a positive changes, and start how I mean to go on. I don't actually feel that fraught, I feel strangely calm. I can't understand why!!
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:23 AM
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MidnightBlue : my friday night started thursday evening. This morning at exactly 07h french time I emptied out the Beer in the sink, I emptied two grams of cocain and a bag of weed in the toilet and flushed.
Hello everyone this is Vinny I am an alcoholic on day 1.
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:27 AM
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welcome back Vinny - you never have to feel like this again, man.

Maybe you know this is different SSG?

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Old 10-08-2016, 03:38 AM
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Welcome Vinny! Great to have you onboard! Well done for ditching the beer and cocaine. A very wise decision, and one you can be proud of in days, weeks, months to come. Do you have a plan?

Dee-maybe this is different? But not wanting to get excited about the future. I'm just getting started. However, the difference I feel from only five hours ago is great. I've achieved more little things than I have all week. House tidy, breakfast eaten, new fresh clothes set out in the bathroom. Time for my shower now. Then it's journaling time. Then I'm putting on my laptop to crack out the final bit of this project that's been getting me down the last few weeks. I ain't stopping til it's done. I know I can concentrate on it today.

How is the rest of the October crowd doing?
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:53 AM
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Hi! Hope i can still join
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Old 10-08-2016, 04:02 AM
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For the 3rd time I am back again. I managed to convince myself I could drink, the truth is I can't.
Day 6 without drinking, today will be a real test of my resolve. I am shaky still, hope that stops soon, not sure if it is because I am feeling anxious about today or still withdrawing.
Stay sober everybody
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