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Old 07-31-2023, 01:01 PM
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Arrow Class of July 2023 Support Thread Part 2

Last part here:
https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...rt-1-a-21.html

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Old 07-31-2023, 01:30 PM
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Old 07-31-2023, 01:31 PM
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Going to bed sober. Day 11 is over.
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Old 07-31-2023, 02:33 PM
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It will take me awhile to get to know everyone, I still forget what I was going to do when I walk into another room. lol

I saw where we can move to the August thread or continue to post here in this thread, our choice. So,

I know I just got here in this thread, but I want to keep posting in this July 2023 thread instead of moving over to the August one later.

July is my month and I want to feed it if that makes sense.

Today I am working through day 11, kind of a funky number for me 11 means different things. The power is off at home so I am at the library right now.
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Old 07-31-2023, 04:41 PM
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Head is on the pillow sober, day 5, this is longer than I managed in my previous attempt… onwards!
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Old 07-31-2023, 06:48 PM
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Thanks Dee!

Lixie wonderful on 11 days, see you tomorrow at 12 days!

Robbie 7 days is a week, feels great to hit a full week of no booze, bet you feel so much better!

Sal, day 5 is wonderful, onwards to day 6 then it will be a week the next day, that is an accomplishment for sure!

Finishing up day 11 looking forward to day 12. The more days I get, the more days I want which turn in to weeks, then a month is not to far off. That is where I am heading.

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congrats on your 'graduation' guys!
onward to month 2!

For those who want the new August threads location:

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...-part-1-a.html
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Good to be on the new thread. Day 4 after a relapse (or relapse streak). Had been sober 8 years prior to that but good to be back on track🙂🙂
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Old 08-01-2023, 01:54 PM
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Congrats, amp. The important thing is you are back with us. Congrats on day 4.
Lixie--you are doing great!! Keep vigilant as you head toward your beautiful second week!
Robbie--Really proud of you! I know you've been doing the work lately!
Sal, you as well! Five days is amazing!! It will be nice to have a full week for you BEFORE the weekend!
Canbe--Two weeks was very important to me, all of the different times I quit drinking. It takes a lot of strength to make it two weeks, and it is a great amount of time to really begin to see the benefits sobriety has to offer. It probably feels like longer if you are like I were.

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thanks Oglsby! It's the start of day 9 for me now (just gone midnight in the UK).
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Hi Dee!

Day 4 is great AMP. Those 8 years sober is wonderful, those 8 years most definitely still count and don’t go away.

Hi Oglsby, I am seeing so many benefits of not drinking. I was just singing in the car driving home listening to the radio. I haven’t done that for awhile. My face has really changed for the better, I can look at other people and see “that drinking face on them” it is very noticeable on drinkers. I am glad my face is changing away from that.

Robbie it will be 10 days when you wake up. It starts to go faster now in double digits.

I still have this headache, a different type of headache but I am saying it is my brain cells growing back LOL. I still get confused and lose my train of thought sometimes, but it's getting better.

Almost all the way through Day 12, lucky 13 tomorrow.






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Canbe: I can PROMISE you will continue to see physical improvements, especially in your face. Drink lots of water. I have a "terrible" picture of me right before I quit drinking in May of 2020 and I look (literally) 10 years younger now. You will be SO pleased. Just one of the many benefits of sobriety. 13 days tomorrow rocks!

Robbie: You are welcome!! Keep it up!!

AMP: I am with canbe: You will NEVER lose those 8 years and you know all of the ways you will feel better now that you have decided to get back on track. Thank you for reminding me I must be always vigilant.
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Oglsby, I have a large container of water that I make myself drink throughout the day, everyday, just to hydrate my dehydrated body and flush it out, and I've noticed how much drinking that water helps my whole body. It's easy not to drink enough water, so I make myself.

Day 13 almost done. Not to much spring in my step today, I am tired. So I am saying it in my posts to acknowledge the feeling out loud.

How is everyone else today?
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I'm tired too canbe. Though that's probably because it's gone midnight here! (00:45 to be exact).

Well done on day 13, not long now until two weeks. It's the start of day 10 for me and it's now time for bed.
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He cane: You will get used to drinking more water. I easily drink it now, but when I was drinking I never drank enough water because I was never thirsty. I was really tired today too, but mine is due to taking an antihistamine that I have to take at night when my allergies are bad.
Two weeks tomorrow! Woo-hoo!!

Hey there, Robbie. I hope you are great!!
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Having an old people moment this morning. Though I posted on the August part 2 thread all ready . Zoink I'm a ditz...LOL

Good effort staying away from the false reality in a bottle or needle peeps. It helps me to have a sober toolbox full of ways to beat active addiction. If you have a job, or busy life do try to set aside a least one hour (AA meeting time length) of time each day to do the recovery work of your choice. I have the luxury of time and spent the past 11 months doing loads of learning and practicing sober strategies that have kept me clean. I also logged on here at SR for 100's of hours of reading with replying to my peers in need of some help. I kinda feel I have an unfair advantage here staying sober. Do know this, you can and will recover and no two people recover the exact same way. Do not compare your recovery to others. To thy own self be true. Keep your side of the street clean, let others do their thing.

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