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Old 08-18-2017, 08:26 AM
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Is it too late to join the class of August 2017?
Day 1 for me
Here is sunny San Diego looking forward to a good day tomorrow.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:56 AM
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Is it too late to join the class of August 2017?
Day 1 for me
Here is sunny San Diego looking forward to a good day tomorrow.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:03 AM
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Thank you Erratic! Wanted to quit smoking too, so I figured, if Im at war with one I may as well bring on the other! Hope you have a lovely evening!
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:28 AM
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Happy you are here Sunny San Diego....
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:31 AM
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Hi Classmates! Happy Friday!! I will be pretty busy today, but have to check in before it gets too late!! Two of the grandkids stayed over last night. That's always fun. Took them to school this morning, and now the rest of the day is filled. That's a good thing because it's Friday and the weekends are the hardest. I will stay close.

Kiki... I will be thinking of you this weekend. It's tough when the firstborn goes off to college. I was a mess watching my first granddaughter walk into kindergarten on that first day. It's hard.

Hope everyone has a fantastic day/night. Stay strong!
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:33 AM
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Welcome ssd!

Checking in, day 19. It's been a bit of an emotional roller coaster still, since day 14. I've been working on step 4 since the day before yesterday and I think that has a lot to do with it. Yesterday I had a lot of anxiety and I was irritable. I've not been tempted AT ALL to drink which is a blessing. I find that I'm tired no matter how much sleep. Just trying to get through each day, 24 hours at a time.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:44 AM
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Jezzi.....Been very tired too, although Im sleeping like a rock. And today, Ive been pretty emotional although I realize, Im having feelings that I wouldn't let myself feel before....not good at this Feeling Thingy yet! Congrats on Day 19!
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:48 AM
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Surrender2win......Hope you have an awesome weekend!
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Jezzi and Wrandi - I hear you, ditto for me.

DebbyJay - great job on getting through the first full week!

Welcome withinme and ssd.

That violence would come to Barcelona is massively upsetting, but I'm pleased that my friends there are safe. It won't stop me travelling, or start me drinking and I refuse to let it change my belief that love will always beat hate.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:20 AM
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Day 6 here! Glad to be finishing up the work week, and planning to try and sleep in tomorrow to catch up on the Zs I can't seem to get. Hang in there everyone!
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:44 PM
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Welcome ssd858!

August 2017 Class!!!

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*LET ME KNOW IF I FORGOT ANYONE! I am sure we will have more people join before the month is over.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:50 PM
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Evening everyone. Just popping on to say goodnight, another sober Friday coming to a close. I had a good day in spite of the sadness this morning brought. Going to bed counting my blessings. Welcome to all of our newcomers, and goodnight and hang tough this weekend everyone.
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:45 PM
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Surrender2win......Hope you have an awesome weekend!
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Starting my Friday evening. I usually get off work about this time, so it's technically happy hour for me. I'm feeling a little anxious and thought I would check in with all of my sober friends!! It's helping already. Thanks for being here!!
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Hi everyone. Just been reading and catching up. Congrats to everyone on milestones whatever day it is.

It's great to read people coming back after a drink. I admire you. I drank last weekend and haven't posted due to shame embarrassment and annoyance. I've done this so many times now and each time I say this is it important taking it seriously but obviously not as then I pick up again after a few days.

I'm so sick of the cycle sick of me my weakness and my seeming inability to stay stopped. It's always the same the first few days I start to feel better soon think I'm OK so pick up again. It's sheer madness.

Yesterday my son had an accident and we went to hospital. He's fine now but we were in 6 hours and I thought I need a drink when I get home and he's in bed. It's ridiculous. A glimmer of hope is that I didn't drink. I had water ate and slept well. Day 6 tomorrow. Night all.x
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Checking in on a Friday evening....gotta be up early for my weekend job, but no complaints.....it's really been a blessing. I knew I had to do something to keep me out of trouble on the weekends, and I'm still working there 7.5 years later ~ for a while I was still drinking and going in hungover at 6am Sat. and Sunday...then I'd leave work and go straight to the bar! UGH.....it's so much better this way
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Hey sweetichick -when I was quitting I used all the support I could to stay sober.

If I had an impulse to buy wine I'd put it off and put it off until I logged in here, posted, talked it through, and the desire died.

I made myself think about the last $20 I had in my wallet and made myself think of how many days before payday I was, and how much better that would be for me to spend it on food.

The other thing is - if your friend is the guy thats causing you so much trouble, I think you need to explore all other options and find another way to get through the week, because being dependent on this abusive bozo leads you back to drinking as well..

It takes a lot of work and change, staying sober, but it's worth it, Sweetichick.

You're worth it.

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That's great advice Dee. It was a impulse thing and very stupid. Next time I will try what you said. Sobriety is hard. Best to talk things out rather than give in to a craving or at least think things through. Payday is Tuesday so not too long to wait.
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Good morning everyone. Hope your day or night is going well.
Kiki thanks for thinking of me. I have fallen a million times. We can do this. Sorry that your son is leaving for college. Hope you manage to get through it okay.
Purplrks great post. I'm going to hang in there and wait for the miracle.
Erratic I listened to the radio music yesterday as a distraction as well.
A few seem to be having mood swings. I'm all over the place ... elation, sadness, anger, tired, energetic. I have heard it's just the rollercoaster ride of early sobriety. I don't know what the answer is except working through it.
Readyatlast I am in the same cycle.. drink stop feel better then drink repeat.
Today is already Saturday in Australia. I have no urge to drink but it normally hits in the arvo. No money helps, no temptation.
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