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Old 06-04-2017, 02:19 AM   #101 (permalink)
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A difficult but successful week

Well that's me on day 8 now. Really pleased to not only of got through a week at home off work, and a Friday and Saturday night without drinking, but also with not one, but two different friends turning up unexpectedly at the house with alcohol and trying to get me to go out.

Can't lie, it was hard but I managed.

Also this week, I've had a few other noticeable successes. Made a meeting with a friend to catch up. Usually I agree to these things then cancel last minute as I'm too hungover/drunk to go. Was nice having a sober chat.

Also, gave the house a proper deep clean that I had been putting off for a while.

Now I'm off for a cycle!
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:21 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:28 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Can it be, this time, maybe?

2498.4 hours since my last drink... Before I lapsed and went through a scared straight detox.

Yeah, had to reset the sober time clock. Now, it's been ~6 days.
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:42 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Hope u all doing well... I will be 49 hours at 9 pm.. woke up shattered but then I was up feeding the baby 2 hourly. Forced myself to have 2 slice toast plenty water tea and a vitamin. Put on clean clothes... played with my son he's all fresh and clean... asleep now... I'm going to hoover then walk to my mums... got washing machine on... I love the sound of the washing machine makes me feel normal. My kids are really great and thriving and that's what's gonna make me beat this. They and I deserve me at my best... power through everyone I certainly won't be drinking today xxxxx
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:45 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Hi All,
Day 1, hope I will be staying on this June thread.. really need to get off this demon drink.. going to sleep sober and waking up sober - so simple but feeling excited about it..
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:48 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

Welcome red78...
Cutengayguy and time2shine,.....good luck on your new jobs.

Here but struggling ...I know how good sobriety is but I'm having a hard time realizing that..I will keep posting..

Happy Sunday everyone xo
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Have a little faith hoops - you know that drinking leads you in a circle back here - maybe try the other way this time...wait it out a little...see what happens?

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Old 06-04-2017, 04:41 AM   #108 (permalink)
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Good Morning! Thank you for the Welcome's yesterday... Day 2 over here! Usually, I would be excited to wake up sober--because I get to go get coffee--but I decided to give up sugar, too, so no coffee for me.

I guess it's time to find a new (weekend) morning routine I enjoy. Any ideas? (I already run in the mornings). Happy Sunday everyone!
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Old 06-04-2017, 05:07 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Good Morning! Thank you for the Welcome's yesterday... Day 2 over here! Usually, I would be excited to wake up sober--because I get to go get coffee--but I decided to give up sugar, too, so no coffee for me.

I guess it's time to find a new (weekend) morning routine I enjoy. Any ideas? (I already run in the mornings). Happy Sunday everyone!
Congratulations on day 2 down.. depending on how much sugar you are giving up, you could use honey in ur coffee.. or depending where you live, you could try having a chai latte instead..
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Old 06-04-2017, 05:33 AM   #110 (permalink)
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Congratulations on day 2 down.. depending on how much sugar you are giving up, you could use honey in ur coffee.. or depending where you live, you could try having a chai latte instead..
Thank you, Red! I'll try a Chai Latte... I've never had one of those.
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Old 06-04-2017, 05:37 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Failed the April class, failed the May class

So I've been sent back to June. I blew an 18 say streak. It wasn't even that much, just a shot and a beer. Hardly enough to check out but enough to get me kicked out of class. Now have have this crappy headache again. I can't get rid of them, even after not having a drink for two weeks.

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Old 06-04-2017, 05:45 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard TC

My headaches lasted a little longer than 2 weeks but they went eventually.
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:12 AM   #113 (permalink)
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Welcome back theclaw...

I am back after failing several classes myself

Thanks for the encouragement Dee....I know what it takes, I know how good sobriety is and I know that in a few days I'll feel much better.

My desire to stop is not Overwhelming ...I want it to be...I just won't drink ...

I'll check in later xo
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Day 4 here. Now not sleeping well - having intense dreams that
wake me up every 1/2 hour. But better than being hung over.
Thought about some OTC sleeping pills I have, but they make you
feel foggy. Tried the melatonin and nighttime teas, they don't work.
Any ideas?

Keep at it Hoops and Congrats Hez! Keep it up, you are an inspiration!

Welcome Claw and Red and welcome back to the rest!

It will be so easy to pick up the beer watching the local team tonight
(this dumb team called the Warriors) but I am not . . . this is feeling
too good right now. My kids were actually PROUD of me last night.
It felt so good it almost made me cry. Actually it is, now.

Sober - try dropping some cinnamon in your coffee! : )
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Morning Peeps, I met with my sponsor and worked my 5th step today. HUGE! Then I hit a meeting right after that. I'm gonna make a nice omelette and get a good bike ride in and enjoy a book and some crosswords tonight to unwind and get ready for another week. Stay strong everyone and stay close. We can do this. Use all the support you have to keep on keepin' on.

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Day 2.
Everyone in my house (all 6) slept in until after 11! I'm not sure that has ever happened before.
I'm planning to have a relaxing sober day with my family.
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Good morning everyone and welcome to all the new folks!

I've been immersing myself in a tv show (Bloodline on Netflix) and binge watched most of the day/evening yesterday. Slept in today and having fish tacos for brunch/lunch (finance is big into fishing so we always have fresh fish around).

Tonight is a big temptation because I will be home alone. That was always my "aaah I can drink!" thought in the past, and of course it popped up again. This time, I plan to post on here tonight and lean on folks. I am NOT going to drink tonight! I keep thinking of after the 1, 2, 3, drinks, oops bottle gone, go to bed not remembering what I did, wake up feeling miserable. DON'T WANT IT!!!

I hope everyone has a fantastic day!
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Hi everyone,

Having cravings so posting instead!!

Blondsober...so glad your children are proud of you..that's a fantastic feeling. You deserve it!!

Katsmeeyow.....I know exactly what you mean about being home alone!! That's my downfall too. Actually, my husband just went to a neighbor to watch a game . Typically, I would run to the liquor store now and come back with wine...not today!!! Im staying here and getting things done.

Stay close everyone ...and thanks for always listening!!
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Hi all,
I'm into my Monday morning and not going to work today but will do some from home.
After working in the garden and going for a run yesterday I was super -tired and tucked up in bed by 8pm last night . Had a good sleep which is also good as tiredness tends to be trigger for me. Nice to see others thinking through the day ahead and calling out potential traps - that works for me as well.
Also nice to see the new joiners and those circling back into an updated group and everyone's successes so far.

Have a good one team.
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Hoops and Kats - and maybe all of us? There is this weird thing
I am feeling about not being able to drink alone:

It is a beautiful Sunday and great things to do. It is weird, though,
when I think of not having my usual Bloody Mary or beer or
wine this evening, it isn't a craving it causes, it is a sense of GRIEF.
It is like losing something precious to you: like being able to see
the world through a rosy colored bliss. The last day I drank I
had a beer on a deck over a forest. Just one. But it caused a sense
of bliss that was amazing. But I think the goal is to find that
sensation without giving in to one, then another, then another.

For now I am focused on a handful of grapes, a nice shower or
LaCroix (actually haven't found them yet CuteAnd), some iced
coffee - and looking forward to being straight and feeling good
in the morning.

I hope that encourages someone to get through this day (or night
in Europe). It is how I am doing it.




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Tonight is a big temptation because I will be home alone. That was always my "aaah I can drink!" thought in the past, and of course it popped up again. This time, I plan to post on here tonight and lean on folks. I am NOT going to drink tonight! I keep thinking of after the 1, 2, 3, drinks, oops bottle gone, go to bed not remembering what I did, wake up feeling miserable. DON'T WANT IT!!!

I hope everyone has a fantastic day!
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