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Old 10-14-2016, 11:43 AM
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Have a great day everyone! Don't drink! It's really not worth it! If you are having a really hard time go back and read some of your old posts. Sometimes we need reminded of how bad it was because we have quick forgetters!

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Old 10-14-2016, 12:14 PM
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the rain is finally coming to the Bay Area
have a great sober Friday everyone
Friday night lights always a good time
I will not drink today even though I want to
199 days sober, not sure I want to stay sober but today I am sure I will not drink!
commitment to sobriety on a daily basis with a plan is all that is needed, I will call my sponsor today that is my plan for today.
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MITA - I'm right there with you. I drank. I'm in a pretty dark place right now and hoping I can find my way out. Love you all.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:24 PM
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Samantha and MITA - wishing you brighter days ahead
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:42 PM
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Did you shut your AV down BBG?
Absolutely Kiki. Pulled a post and a chore outta' my tool belt and kicked that sucker to the curb!!!
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:06 PM
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Lots of thinking. The D stuff brings up many thoughts about me. Angers, resentments.. all the step work words. How I sit with myself is not really the issue so long as I act with the conviction I am doing the right thing. The rt by me for me and others. Being right has never been the plan, doing right is. Could raise a few things about this in my environment, not will be doing. Action reflects thought which provokes emotions. Important to me- because alcohol always stuffed up this obvious equation. This reminds me of the importance of my recovery and not sitting on my laurels - but to always think about trying to be a little bit more of a good person daily.
Pretty obvious, huh?
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:13 PM
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MITA - I'm right there with you. I drank. I'm in a pretty dark place right now and hoping I can find my way out. Love you all.
Unfortunately, we seem to be on the same wavelength Samantha. But get back up with me - today!! We can do this!

I've only slipped a few times over the past months, but when I do I feel incredibly physically sick the next day - it is not fun. I'm not sure of the physiology, but I don't have to be - it just sucks.

So, today is a wasted day. Tomorrow will be the real day 1 - which is the day when I become functional again
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:38 PM
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S14, MITA and all. Relapse sucks. The people who it happens to don't. You guys know what to do. Seems for me it is the little things irk me. The big things, by their very nature require effort. Small stuff builds up. Keep sharing, go to a meeting if poss. The trap for me is that sense of failure I always felt. Just keeping the day simple seemed to work.
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:53 PM
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PJ, that is an excellent point. For me, when things are tough, and I know they are going to be tough, that's actually when they are easiest. It's the everyday that can be tricky. Those little thoughts build and I end up in a weak spot. Thanks for your insight.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:07 PM
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Well done on seven months Casey

To all those struggling all I can do is suggest you think about who you want to be, then accept the fact that you will have to give up drinking to become that person.

Think about what you drink for, or over, and think about other healthier ways to get whatever it is you need.

I wrote in the opening post of weekender thread this week about turning that stubbornness that keeps us drinking against all odds, into a stubbornness for recovery.

This is your lives you're fighting for guys - people die from this crap.

Go back to the basics and revise that recovery plan

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ery-plans.html

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-recovery.html

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-cravings.html

I believe we can all stay sober ..with a little action and some concerted effort we really can change our lives for the better

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Old 10-14-2016, 07:08 PM
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In case anyones missed the weekender thread its always in the main forum. This weeks is here:

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-2016-a-3.html

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Old 10-14-2016, 07:41 PM
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Good night all! For those struggling...praying for you!!!

Keep fighting! Revise your plan & add tools!

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D, love your dancing D avatar. Super cool!

PJ - thanks for that. I tend to handle the big stuff pretty well. It's the little stuff that trips me up the most. Good insight, and reminder.

Sam - you've been on my mind. I hope you're doing better today. I sort of feel like you're my sister up north. Although you run, and do yoga and stuff. And wake up really early. I don't run. And mornings have never been my strong suit, even on my most soberest of days! Anyway, thinking of you.

Casey - Congrats on 7 months! So many things for you to be proud of!! We're proud of you, too!

Bobbie - When do you come back from TX? The midwest is due for a warm up starting Sunday (80s!!).

MITA - Glad that you are posting regularly again. You're a strong voice in this class.

Kiki - you inspire me Love you!

AK - I made a chili for a friendly neighborhood chili cookoff that was out of this world! Sweet potatoes, cinnamon, honey, and even a little cocoa powder. I may have to bust out my crock pot and try to recreate it.

LB - Keep posting. I know that's easier said than done sometimes (myself included). We miss you when you don't post.

To everyone else, have a peaceful weekend.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by fred59 View Post
the rain is finally coming to the Bay Area
have a great sober Friday everyone
Friday night lights always a good time
I will not drink today even though I want to
199 days sober, not sure I want to stay sober but today I am sure I will not drink!
commitment to sobriety on a daily basis with a plan is all that is needed, I will call my sponsor today that is my plan for today.
I'm so jealous about the rain AND the sobriety length. It's been so dry here in Southern California...I would so love a rain storm.

Excellent work Fred ~
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Originally Posted by Dee74 View Post
To all those struggling all I can do is suggest you think about who you want to be, then accept the fact that you will have to give up drinking to become that person.

Think about what you drink for, or over, and think about other healthier ways to get whatever it is you need.

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I believe we can all stay sober ..with a little action and some concerted effort we really can change our lives for the better
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Dee, you have a way with perspective and words. Thank you. I dream of a better life, yes.

And I love the Dancing D too! He'd be good at a school party.

BTW, I was traveling on business for the last three days, and all I had was the SR mobile app on my iPhone that has always worked for me. I updated my phone to the new iOS 10.02 and since then I cannot post on the mobile app. Have you heard of anyone else with this problem? I'm not sure what to do about it...I tried reinstalling the app, restarting the phone, silent prayer, sacrifice to the Apple Gods...nothing works!

So...sorry I disappeared. I needed my laptop at home to post.
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Lillian - Definitely not just you. I can't post from the mobile app either, and have heard that from others as well. Hopefully the bug will be worked out soon.
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It's not really a bug - they stopped updating the app because the mobile version of the site is considered stable now.

I've been recommending everyone who has a phone/posting hassle to go post in the thread in Techical Issues forum.

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-new-post.html

The owners can't respond if they don't know there's a problem.
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I did not get to an AA meeting in Fresno. Too busy calling all my clients about the hothead employee who was fired. Anyone see that scene in the movie Jerry Maguire when Tom Cruise was calling all his clients to save them? Felt like that. Pretty sure I'll win but it's stressful to think about.

The firing went down when I wasn't there and I heard everyone involved was visibly shaken because he was very threatening and angry. They posted an armed guard at my workplace because it was that bad. I've been there 20 years and never saw a guard posted. I was warned not to return to work anytime soon in order to protect my safety.

So....now I sit in my home, with doors and windows locked...my cul de sac on watch for psycho former employee. And yet, all my clients said such wonderful things about him....and I couldn't say anything because I don't want to lose in a lawsuit. He was nice to them....it's everyone else who he verbally abused and intimidated.

This kind of pisses me off and I don't get pissed off very often. Yes, he was such a great guy, I am afraid in my own home. He would love that a bunch of people are fearful....which tells me I need to knock it off with the fear factor. Screw him.

OK, better times ahead I hope. RANT OFF!!!
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:59 PM
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It's not really a bug - they stopped updating the app because the mobile version of the site is considered stable now.
Oh, just tried going to the site on the regular internet on my phone and it works much better than before. Thank you!

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Thanks, Dee. I'll post on there. Yes, the full site will work on my phone, but it is much more cumbersome, as is any full site on a mobile device. The very reason for mobile app versions
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