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Old 07-10-2017, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Midton View Post
Day 3.

Not had and cravings or tests yet but then I haven't had to dealt with any days that I normally drink on. Mentally though I feel that I'm up for this. If I get through the first weekend I should get enough sobriety under my belt to be aware and protective of my sobriety.
I hear ya.. I never drank as much during the week either, I'd do great then Friday would come and I would fail. Do you ever go on the weekenders thread? I just started joining a couple weeks ago and loved everyone on there.. I just wish I had gone on more last week, maybe I wouldn't have drank..
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Originally Posted by argillaceous View Post
Hi Julyers,

Still catching up with the thread (only finished page 2), but just wanted to say that reading everyone's posts has already been great for me today as I've been feeling disconnected, which is a huge trigger for me.

But if I can connect enough to realize I'm disconnected I can break the cycle, which is what just happened reading a few of the most recent posts.

I'm on Day 1 again. Some of you know that my dog recently passed; Wednesday would have been his 14th birthday. I promise to honor him by not drinking my way through that special day.

I'll get back to getting caught up on the July thread. Just wanted to say I'm glad to be here.
Glad you're here Agri. I'm on day one too.. we can do this. :-)
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Originally Posted by SeanFox87 View Post
Hi all, I'm glad to be part of the class of July '17 I'm closing in on day 6 now, just trying to keep a positive spin on everything. We can do this!
Welcome Sean.. :-)
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:13 PM
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See ya day 6.

I get up at 6 for work, by 11 today I was drained. Decided to eat lunch and I was alright for about 30 minutes. The rest of the day my body hurt. I think my posture had something to do with it given how drained I was, but I made it.

Ready for tomorrow's challenges.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:18 PM
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Hi 2manybobs applekat and sean- welcome
welcome back mandosca and agri.

I can't over emphasise how much it helps to post here first instead of drinking.- you never have to drink again if you don't want to

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Old 07-10-2017, 05:23 PM
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Day two here, bad anxiety. Had to send my wife to the chemist for valium. I've got to take my son to a trial hour at a new day care this morning.

Thanks for the support guys.
It's good just being able get stuff off your chest here too..
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by mandosca View Post
Everything you got grocery shopping sounds great! I recently bought a can of sardines since I know they are really good for you but I haven't tried them yet.. do you buy canned or fresh and what do you do with them?

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With sardines I buy tinned and either eat them out the tin or on some toasted brown bread. I live next to the sea, fishing is a massive industry here, and have access to fantastic fish markets but weirdly I always buy canned sardines.

I tend not to add anything to my food other that turmeric, black pepper and vinegar, no salt, no sauce nothing.

When I have a few weeks sober and visit a restaurant I find the food to be so salty as to be inedible.
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by mandosca View Post
I hear ya.. I never drank as much during the week either, I'd do great then Friday would come and I would fail. Do you ever go on the weekenders thread? I just started joining a couple weeks ago and loved everyone on there.. I just wish I had gone on more last week, maybe I wouldn't have drank..
I did in my past attempts and it certainly helped. Eventually my av stops me and I slowly slip back to square one.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:45 PM
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Welcome, everybody.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:14 AM
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Day 6 for me. Woken up with a little sore throat but hope it will get better through the day. Didn't have a very good sleep last night so perhaps that is the cause. Weigh-in day today at my local sliming club. Somehow even though I've done loads of exercise and been 90% good on the diet (plus no alcohol) I don't think the scales have moved but I will just have to wait and see. I am then having my hair hi-lighted and cut so will hopefully feel better about myself later. It'll be 4 weeks on Thursday that my daughter hasn't spoken to me since she saw me with a glass of wine. Still struggling with this big time but I am trying to use my time away from her wisely. Hope you have a lovely sober Tuesday folks X
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:55 AM
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Argill, so sorry about the loss of your dog. My first lived to 14, we had to put him down. I still miss him. Susie, i hope you feel better today. Sore throats are annoying. Well, here I am back at day two. Angry, but determined more then ever to stop this madness. Its always there, that damn AV, messing with me. Its wat past time to show its whos the boss around here! I like what Dee said, we really need to come here and post, talk out out urges, before we drink. Great advice I need to adhere to. I pray for the day when thoughts of drinking leave my mind altogether. I suppose that takes a long, long time. So, Im up for a sober today. Hope u all are too! Have a good one.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:24 AM
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Back again! Day One..
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:26 AM
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Day 9!

Hey everyone, how's everyone feeling? Today is day 9 and I'm just checking in saying I'm still making it! I cancelled work last night because I am a waitress and I felt like if I were to go into work there was a good chance I was going to grab a couple of drinks before going into work. I felt bad about calling in sick, but I need more sobriety time. It was a huge habit of mine to stop at the store on my way into work to make working easier socially for me. Hopefully next week I'll be able to make it, but I just kept telling myself that my sobriety is way more important than a job I go into once a week.
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Hi everyone. Day 23 for me. This weekend was the first weekend since quitting that I made a lot of social plans. A couple of friends tried to strong arm me going into doing karaoke with them on Friday night: an activity I dislike when I'm drunk and dislike even more when I'm sober! I managed to avoid their insistences and I went home early instead, just as they were getting quite merry. I think they wanted me to prove that I was still "fun" but I knew that so early in my sobriety that watching my friends do drunk karaoke was going to make me feel very uncomfortable. I'm so pleased I stood my ground and didn't go. Instead, I left them about 10pm after a lovely few hours of catching up, I went to bed, got up early on Saturday and went for a run across the marsh land near my flat and saw my parents for lunch. If this Friday had happened a month ago, I would have got drunk with them, made a tit out of myself shouting loudly doing karaoke, encouraging everyone to do shots and probably ordered some drugs to be delivered to the bowling lane and then continued to get drunk on my own until the early hours of Saturday morning. Then I would have hid under my duvet all day feeling ashamed at my behaviour and how much money I spent. Haha - I don't miss that at all :P
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As stated above its 4 weeks on Thursday since my daughter has spoken to me. I have spoken to my ex who has sent on my apologies - I am offering to pick her up from school now and again or take her out, invited her over to come and see me for 5 mins even if her Dad comes into the house with her however she is still being stubborn and refusing. The ex states that she needs time and me asking all the time is having the opposite effect. He has been in a relationship with another woman for just over a year and I can't help feeling that they are playing happy families together. How much he is trying to persuade my daughter to come and see me I don't know. It may just be me being paranoid. How am I supposed to show her that I am doing everything to change if she can't see it. I'm feeling at a loss. I am doing this for her but most importantly for myself as well. I didn't have a very good sleep last night so its affecting me a little more today. I am not tempted to drink but just feeling so flat. I need her back in my life. X
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:47 AM
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Hi everyone. Day 23 for me. This weekend was the first weekend since quitting that I made a lot of social plans. A couple of friends tried to strong arm me going into doing karaoke with them on Friday night: an activity I dislike when I'm drunk and dislike even more when I'm sober! I managed to avoid their insistences and I went home early instead, just as they were getting quite merry. I think they wanted me to prove that I was still "fun" but I knew that so early in my sobriety that watching my friends do drunk karaoke was going to make me feel very uncomfortable. I'm so pleased I stood my ground and didn't go. Instead, I left them about 10pm after a lovely few hours of catching up, I went to bed, got up early on Saturday and went for a run across the marsh land near my flat and saw my parents for lunch. If this Friday had happened a month ago, I would have got drunk with them, made a tit out of myself shouting loudly doing karaoke, encouraging everyone to do shots and probably ordered some drugs to be delivered to the bowling lane and then continued to get drunk on my own until the early hours of Saturday morning. Then I would have hid under my duvet all day feeling ashamed at my behaviour and how much money I spent. Haha - I don't miss that at all :P
Great job!
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As stated above its 4 weeks on Thursday since my daughter has spoken to me. I have spoken to my ex who has sent on my apologies - I am offering to pick her up from school now and again or take her out, invited her over to come and see me for 5 mins even if her Dad comes into the house with her however she is still being stubborn and refusing. The ex states that she needs time and me asking all the time is having the opposite effect. He has been in a relationship with another woman for just over a year and I can't help feeling that they are playing happy families together. How much he is trying to persuade my daughter to come and see me I don't know. It may just be me being paranoid. How am I supposed to show her that I am doing everything to change if she can't see it. I'm feeling at a loss. I am doing this for her but most importantly for myself as well. I didn't have a very good sleep last night so its affecting me a little more today. I am not tempted to drink but just feeling so flat. I need her back in my life. X
Sorry this is happening, but hope in time, she will come around. Its great this isnt tempting you to drink. Thats great! Hang in there. Hope things turn around there, asap.
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Originally Posted by hns0685 View Post
Hey everyone, how's everyone feeling? Today is day 9 and I'm just checking in saying I'm still making it! I cancelled work last night because I am a waitress and I felt like if I were to go into work there was a good chance I was going to grab a couple of drinks before going into work. I felt bad about calling in sick, but I need more sobriety time. It was a huge habit of mine to stop at the store on my way into work to make working easier socially for me. Hopefully next week I'll be able to make it, but I just kept telling myself that my sobriety is way more important than a job I go into once a week.
Great decision! By all means, we must avoid our triggers, old habits,,haunts. Mine is the quickie mart, so Im definitely avoiding them at all costs!
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:55 AM
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Im having a semi bad wd. Things usually even out by day four, or five, so just hanging tight. Really dont ever want to put myself thru this crap again. Hubs is leaving tonight on business trip. Not happy about being alone for the next week. Not the temptation, just not use to being alone. Will be here often. Hope everyone is having a good day.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Marissa41 View Post
Back again! Day One..
Sorry. That was me, yesterday, ,and a blue million times before that. Glad you came right back.
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