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Old 09-20-2023, 12:21 PM
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This was my class. Thirteen years ago. Hadn't had a drink since September 10, 2010. The anniversary completely slipped my mind.

Sobriety is normal now. Not taken for granted, but, like breathing, it is automatic.

May you all receive the same gift



Well done DoggoneCarl!

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Old 09-20-2023, 12:28 PM
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FF, saw that you were reading The Upward Spiral, theres a workbook that goes along with it. I read the Upward Spiral and found some good stuff in it even though I have anxiety and not depression.
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Old 09-20-2023, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by RunnerF View Post
Love this quote as it describes how I have approached life for way too long. Focusing on living more in tune with the second approach.

We have a choice. We can spend our whole life suffering because we can't relax with how things really are, or we can relax and embrace the open-endedness of the human situation, which is fresh, unfixated, unbiased."
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Pledging for today. Day 353.
Love this, thanks for sharing! 🩵
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Old 09-20-2023, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ToughChoices View Post
Good morning!

Today is my first day back in the pharmacy! Im excited to see my co-workers, and Im feeling very confident in my ability to handle my responsibilities. The shift in mindset between today and 18 months ago is INSANE.

I will go and be helpful and humble and 100% clean/sober. Im so grateful today!
Have a fantastic day! 😀
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Old 09-20-2023, 12:37 PM
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Happiest day to you Lixie! xx
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Old 09-20-2023, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by kittencat View Post
This was my class. Thirteen years ago. Hadn't had a drink since September 10, 2010. The anniversary completely slipped my mind.

Sobriety is normal now. Not taken for granted, but, like breathing, it is automatic.

May you all receive the same gift



Well done DoggoneCarl!
Congrats KC making all the changes to maintain sobriety and passing on the message sobriety can be lasting.

Anna

This song is for you
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Old 09-20-2023, 12:44 PM
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Over 30 days RAL! Im so proud of you 💛💛💛
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Old 09-20-2023, 12:49 PM
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Zencat, that was Carl - I forgot to quote it lol
By the time I realized the option to edit was gone 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

I have over a year but nowhere near his 13 years! Ill get there eventually
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Old 09-20-2023, 12:55 PM
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Thanks Suze I'll look out for that. I remember years ago back in the 80s watching an Aussie drama called The Flying Doctor

Thanks KC-many congrats to you too
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Old 09-20-2023, 05:25 PM
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First day back in practice was a total success!!! I was able to be of good service to my patients and co-workers, and I feel terrific.

It was lovely to be surrounded by all of my people, and I had ZERO desire to use! ZERO.

We recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically.
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Heres to continuing down this road of recovery! This is awesome!
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Old 09-20-2023, 06:22 PM
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well done TC

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Old 09-20-2023, 09:13 PM
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Club ride tonight. Did really well. 13.4 mph at 21 miles with over 1200 ft of elevation. My goal is to have 14 mph but at 52 and 115ish its hard. Still the guys gave me so many high fives afterwards. They know I work hard to keep up.
I was never this fast when I was drinking!

Husband did a three mile hike while I rode!!

Making dinner and heading to bed early. Sorry to not scroll thru and see how all of you are. I will check tomorrow
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Old 09-20-2023, 10:37 PM
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Morning all

So happy for you TC

Great riding Peke

Day 32. Just weighed myself and I have now lost over 1 stone - I must qualify I have a lot to lose was getting closer to 2001b so obese-just don't want to trigger anyone talking about weight if it's a problem.. now down to 169 so going in the right direction. I know it is easier the first few pounds as they really are excess.

feeling good. weird as last couple of days have been extremely stressful with work issues and personal stuff. couple of times I've been so angry (at my boss, at the TV) and some periods of sadness, almost in tears. But I'm grateful I didn't want ot drink at these times. I just thought, it;s life, it's a bad day, it will pass. hopefully learning better coping skills. It is amzaing the more clear headed I am the easier it seems. you just don't see it when in the cycle of drinking.

Thinking of our other classmates, Lixie, Citrus, Erratic and everyone else -hope you post x

Hope everyone has a good day x
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Old 09-20-2023, 11:42 PM
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Day 78 ODAAT
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Old 09-21-2023, 12:59 AM
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Day 17.

Git very agitated yesterday afternoon and ended up self harming. In high obs now and can't have my cigarettes or vapes. Regretting everything.
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Old 09-21-2023, 02:27 AM
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Sorry to read that ff. At least you in best place. I. Surprised they allow people access to stuff that can cause self harm. Its probably good you are in high obs. I hope you can use the therapy available in there for you mh.
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Old 09-21-2023, 02:42 AM
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Sorry to hear that, FF. Take care of yourself.

Thanks for all the birthday greetings! I had a lovely day with my wife and my daughter, and we talked a lot about how we want to live our lives. So, today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I am happy and ready to take it on.
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Old 09-21-2023, 02:46 AM
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Glad u had a goid day lixie welcome back 😀
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Old 09-21-2023, 03:33 AM
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I’m glad you’re in a safe space FF.

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Old 09-21-2023, 03:34 AM
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Good morning all!

Happy Belated Birthday Lixie!!

Day 21 here.
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