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Old 01-01-2017, 05:29 PM
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I've always been a nighttime drinker - usually didn't have my first drink until 10pm (then I'd have 3 before 11). Thought it helped me sleep. *rolleyes* But 3 or four drinks a night every night is killing me. So tonight, I'm going to read some links and some threads and start sobriety again.
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:08 PM
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Hey all!

I'm checking in from August 2014. Congratulations on your decision to join a class- and live alcohol-free!
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:36 PM
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Today is a great day to be sober.
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:38 PM
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Evening class mates Day One out the way. Well, I say that I can't sleep yet it's 2:40am here O.o Just remembered now how tough sleeping can be in the first few days/weeks and also that 5htp and ZMA helped me a lot last time around, so going to try to get out early enough to the health shop tomorrow. It's a bank holiday so shops do shut early but providing I don't dose off too late, I should be up in time. Also, been healthy meal planning -so want to pick up lots of organic veggies as well. I'm excited to be honest, I remember how good sober feels and look forward to being out the woods.
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:40 PM
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Glad to see many posting today.
I've made it through another day 1. I am praying with all I have in me it will be the very last.
Time for a big hot bath and bed. It's been a good first day of the new year.
I look forward to getting to know this January class. to all.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:48 PM
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Hi all I'll be joining this class. I was originally in the wonderful class of Jan 2016 but have had a few bumps along the road.
Let's do this and stick together. We can get and stay sober and what a perfect time to do it... new year- new beginnings
Good luck to everyone and I'll look forward to getting to know everyone xx

Today is my day one again
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:52 PM
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time to shake this bad addiction, count me in for Jan's class. Have managed to hide the problem for long enough time to fess up that i have a problem.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:22 PM
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Passing thru, Janessaries. New year- new beginnings- how is that a cliché- it is real, precious and important. Personally I am happy to see the end of '16. A perfect weather day where I am. Nic- your used weather is good today.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:46 PM
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A good day. Day 2. Psychedelic dreams today, hate that. Didn't go to full terrors though so I'm pleased.
I'm with people that are drinking as I have guests staying with me. It doesn't bother me as if I wanted to drink I would. There's a bottle shop down the road. I'm working on my want to be sober more than drunk.
That's the only way for me this time around. I'm doing what I want to do. Stay sober, not white knuckle it until I give in.
Great to have everyone here with me. Let's do it together
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by PhoenixJ View Post
Passing thru, Janessaries. New year- new beginnings- how is that a cliché- it is real, precious and important. Personally I am happy to see the end of '16. A perfect weather day where I am. Nic- your used weather is good today.
Haha glad we could oblige Phoenix!!! Enjoy :-)
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Trees39 View Post
A good day. Day 2. Psychedelic dreams today, hate that. Didn't go to full terrors though so I'm pleased.
I'm with people that are drinking as I have guests staying with me. It doesn't bother me as if I wanted to drink I would. There's a bottle shop down the road. I'm working on my want to be sober more than drunk.
That's the only way for me this time around. I'm doing what I want to do. Stay sober, not white knuckle it until I give in.
Great to have everyone here with me. Let's do it together
The first few days can be brutal.. I went through huge physical withdrawals once before and needed medical help... hope you start feeling better soon Trees- we have this! X
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:56 PM
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Great to see so many people, and great to see some with one or two days down already

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Old 01-01-2017, 09:31 PM
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January 2017 class

I'm joining. I'm starting day 3 today 1/2/17. I'm really struggling but intend to post/read on SR to help me stay sober and strong.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:22 PM
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:38 AM
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Starting day 2 today, no cigarettes or alcohol...found yesterday not to much of struggle to be honest....had a few chats over the xmas holiday with my wife and I think ive come to terms with the fact it has to stop and ive finally run out of options. I wonder if having some real acceptance will actually make the struggle a bit less
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it really did for me highwind

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It is the morning of day 2. I woke up a few times drenched in sweat and had some very strange dreams. Feeling a lot better today. Thank you Lord for this fresh sober start to the day.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:51 AM
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Smile New year... new life

Day 2 for me! Been planning for weeks for the New Year to arrive... to quit.
Yesterday was easy... today... thought about a beer late in the afternoon... then removed the usual glass of wine set at the table for me and had water instead.
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Day 2 for me. Just woken up clammy and smelly from the night sweats. I feel anxious today, panicking over everything I need to do this upcoming week. I'm off work so that will give me some respite. I've arranged to meet up with a couple of AA friends. I'm planning on having a huge clean out of my house. I'm a hoarder and I think it's best to have a big clean out. I just want the big mess that was 2016 out of my system.
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:18 AM
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Day 2 glad to have found U

I have tried this on my own more times then I can count. 2 days ago I poured a full bottle of vodka down the sink. I have been lurking for sometime so now it's time to start posting and stop wallowing in the failure. 26 years of drinking. I can go a few weeks to a month without, but once I start...look out world. I am a tornado that lasts abou3-7 days. Just a giant mess. Anyway, day 2. One Biggest trigger is people.if I stay away from them and plans and life in general I'm fine! Lol that's not realistic but that's how I am going to start. I have quite the mess to clean up, from family, work, finances. Just all sucks right now. But 2017 will be my year to end this I will post often and keep reading for tactics. Thank you.
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