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Old 09-01-2017, 06:56 PM
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I had the surgery too and had transfer addiction

Originally Posted by Healthygoals View Post
Day 2 for me. This time, after many failed attempts, I finally put my pride in my pocket and asked for help as I was spiraling out of control and drinking all day just to maintain what I thought was my sanity. There is no sanity in that. Never drunk all day and night, just "medicated" enough to function. Now I'm working with my M.D. and a specialist and working on choosing a counselor.

7 years ago I had weight loss surgery and this is one of the consequences: transfer addiction. I am an RN in a huge administrative role with a lot of stress. Never thought transfer addiction could happen to me. Delusional.

Currently trying to recover from a spinal compression fracture from a fall while drinking. I sure know how to have fun!

Have a great day everyone!
I'm on day 2 as well! I bailed town to stay with family where there is no chance of drinking alcohol. It's worked for me before. I feel ok mostly but somewhat depressed

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Hi everyone,

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Hi ReadyAtLast, I remember you too. Seems lots of us are doing chores this wekeend. Enjoy your night at the beach.

Good job getting through day four 60andbeyond. I hope tomorrow is better.

Thanks for opening the class and for the welcome Dee

Day 1
Today wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. It would have been better had I not drank last night but that's behind me and I'm moving forward. Looking forward to a sober weekend, and for the start of college football, and getting my house clean/organized

Have a good weekend everyone~
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Hello all, I am on day 16 of a restart. I am currently also with the Nov. 2016 group, but I became complacent, lost focus, thought I was "cured". Well obviously not, here I am, a binge drinking, closet wino. Not proud, but truth. I so enjoyed sleeping through the night, not freaking out about anyone finding my "stash", and remembering conversations with people when I was sober. I want that again. So hello all, and lets get this new life started.

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Old 09-01-2017, 08:23 PM
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Hi everyone, I'm on day 1 (yet again) and would like to join the September class. It's way past time I did this.
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:34 PM
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Welcome badgerden and Bongo

Badge - why not dump the booze - spend the rest of the weekend sober and hit the ground running on Monday?

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Old 09-01-2017, 08:57 PM
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Dee, I am sober. I guess I am just not expressing myself well tonight.

Will try again tomorrow

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Sorry Badgerden - I guess between the other thread and this one I got confused.

No harm no foul

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Old 09-01-2017, 10:52 PM
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Hello Septembers, I'm from the May 2016 class and wanted to say welcome to SR and best of luck with your sobriety. Like a lot of you I used to be fully functional by day, drunk by night but with the help of SR and the great people here I managed to turn my life around.

The first few weeks can be hard and keeping busy is a good way to distract from the drinking thoughts. Have a non alcoholic drink near by so you can keep drinking just not alcohol. Practise to yourself... saying No thanks, I'm not drinking at the moment, or I'll have a soft drink. The first few times I had a say No felt really strange and unnatural but I kept thinking, no this is what I want now and quickly distracted myself.

If you have a craving (they don't last that long) come here and post or read, this site is bursting with nice people, we're all here for each other.

Wishing you all a good long sober weekend.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:47 PM
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I've been an avid (US) football fan my entire life and I keep forgetting about the games now that I'm sober. I guess because as long as I can remember the drinking,games and gambling went hand in hand. Strange,but 'freeing' feeling.

Intentionally not doing a "fantasy football team" this year because of that. Plus I have better things to spend my time on.
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Happy sober Saturday 😀
It's so refreshing to wake up clear headed. Hope everyone got through Friday evening.

Congrats to everyone on their milestones and welcome to all the newcomers.

Taz is that you ?
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The 4 S,s , SEPTEMBER ,SATURDAY ,SOBER . SUNNY .

I,m getting ready to go a walk round the village ,pick up some fresh bread enjoy the fresh September air .

Whatever stage of sobriety you are at I hope this weekend is kind to you .
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Checking in for day 5! Finally starting to feel somewhat human.

Successfully did my holiday weekend food shopping and got healthy items. Felt funny for a second standing in line with all of the party supplies in line around me but in the end didn't care. That's a great feeling. I didn't feel like I was missing anything. I was happy that I was doing something good for me.

Happy sober Saturday, everyone.
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Morning all, i am here to try another month. i haven't been able to get on here for a few days due to being really bz . x

Hope u are all well x
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:56 AM
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Day 14!! It is nice to wake up hangover free on a Saturday!! All the best to everyone on here, really hope everyone's day is OK as can be x
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Up early hangover free. Got through a dinner out where everyone was drinking. Clear headed, confident and ready to tackle my day.
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Day 3

I woke tired and not feeling well. I take medication that makes me drowsy and usually don't have trouble sleeping but didn't work last night. I will stay sober today, looking into some more options as well. SMART in particular. I've used AART in the past and found it helpful but I need more support I think.
Well, good morning everyone, hope you made it through the night as this long weekend can be a challenge. I'm glad I'm in a place I cannot drink.
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I would like to join this class too, if I may. I put together six days last week with the help of SR, then I failed. When cravings came, I just told myself to stop thinking about it, and it seemed to work. But then my spouse left the house for a business meeting last weekend, and finding myself alone, I did what came naturally to me and drank. I see what Dee means about having a plan! This really takes work, effort, and commitment. It's the commitment I lose sight of after a few sober days. Thanks, and I wish everyone here well.
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Hi everyone - hope all are having a good weekend. It's a 3 day weekend for me and boy do I need it. Lots of laundry, projects and organizing around the house. First off, I have a couple hours of work to finish up then I'll put work to the back burner for the rest of the weekend

I took my son (age 16) to see Close Encounters of the Third Kind last night at the theaters. It was cool. Though he's a big Spielberg fan (i.e. Jaws, ET) he had never heard of this movie so it was pretty cool for him. The last time I saw it I was very very young, so it was interesting to see now as an adult. It's out for one week only in theaters.

Enough about that! I have to get my plans settled for the weekend. I'm looking forward to not having much on the agenda but taking care of myself and my affairs. I have discovered that I'm more of an introvert than I ever thought and need my alone/chill time. Will be checking in more this weekend.

Slept like a rock - I must have been exhausted!
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:26 AM
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Good Morning all, I am sitting out in the patio, enjoying the coolness of the morning and playing with the dogs, cup of tea in hand.

Hi RAL! yes it is me Taz, I lost all my passwords, so had to start over under new name.

College football starts today, my most favorite sport of all!.

Plans for the day involve taking the girls for some play time in the park this morning, than I have to go grocery shopping, (avoiding the wine aisle), Than I don't know what I am doing,,,, the early morning sun is showing how dusty my house is so I may work on that, while watching football of coarse.

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning. But anyone can start today and make a new ending. Mara Robinson

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