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Old 03-12-2008, 10:19 AM
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Thumbs up Things I don't miss about drinking...

I don't miss waking up and not knowing where I am, or with writing on my face or with bruises, ripped clothes, money missing or any of the other 1,000,000 things that can happen to you when you're drunk...

I don't miss going for a pee on a Sunday morning and it coming out looking like orange juice...

I don't miss the guilt and agony of knowing I'm destroying my body and my life...

I don't miss the withdrawal symptoms (I really, really don't miss these) when trying to stop drinking!!!

In fact there isn't much I do miss about it; any fantasies in my head about drinking normally some day always seem to miss out these minor 'details' of the consequences of drinking - how convenient...

Anything you don't miss about it?
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:42 AM
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I dont know about drinking. But I can sure tell you a million and one things I dont miss about getting high.
I dont miss the total loss of sanity and self control when high.
I dont miss the desperation of needing that next hit.
I dont miss having zero money after it is all said and done.
I dont miss the consequences.
I sure the hell dont miss the people that I used with.
I dont miss the look in my grams eyes when I fall in the door from being up for days looking like a complete disgusting and dirty bum.
I could go on and on.
Mostly I have to say I dont miss the will to kill myself slowly.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:49 AM
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Let me just remind you. I'm hungover right now and IT SUCKS!!!
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I don't miss my stomach burning with a need that has me shaking uncontroably
I don't miss the want of my face buried into another toilet watching blood come out of my stomach because I "wanted" another drink
I don't miss watching my friends die from wanting the same thing
I don't miss seeing the absolute terror on my families face to watch me in so much pain day after day knowing I did it to my self and they couldn't "help"
I don't miss the look of shame on my mothers face when I stood in front of city council and resigned because of drug problems
I guess I don't miss much
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Let me just remind you. I'm hungover right now and IT SUCKS!!!
I sure as hell DO NOT MISS THOSE!!!!:sorry
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:03 AM
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I don't miss red eyes in the morning.
I don't miss red eyes at night.
I don't miss drinking just to feel normal.
I don't miss massive bar tabs.
I don't miss jumping up wide awake in the morning and thinking "WTF?"
I don't miss hangovers, usually.

There are some things I do miss, which I try not to think about.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:09 AM
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Oh yeah
I dont miss spending the type pf money it takes to buy my newest toy


only to look like this at night!
OMG!




I am so too cute for that type of abuse........actually thinking about ripping up the pictures and deleting them but at the same time they remind me of where I so do not want to be!
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sorry..........lol dont know how to size pics
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thinking of ghost busters now Rk........lol
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:13 AM
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I don't miss falling down the stairs, ouch!
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:14 AM
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I've got quite a few pictures of me pretty torn up, funny stuff.

Enforce the no cameras allowed policy when partying.

Nice whip!
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:18 AM
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You dont wan to see the ones I have. I dont even want to see them..Scary..Dont now why I still have em.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:44 PM
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as a reminder, only as a reminder.

sometimes its good to film or take pictures so people can see how shameful they behaved when partying-after the fact. i, of couse, never did this.
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updated mug shots and food from jail cells come to mind
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:06 PM
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I'm only on the end of day two so some aren't yet present tense...

I don't miss the men I don't remember sleeping with through college and beyond.
I don't miss the massive bruises from what?
I don't miss having to ask something I was already told after 2 glasses of wine the night before.
I won't miss peeing in inappropriate places like closets or low kitchen cabinets.
I don't miss the DWI and the totalled car. Well, I miss the car and the license.
I don't miss the friends who chose to stop calling rather than be supportive.
I won't miss when the 10# of wine fat leaves. I don't like the way my body has changed in the last 2 years.
I don't miss my lack of motivation to work or do much of anything
I don't miss what it's done to my sex life with my boyfriend - if I haven't passed out before we've done anything, I don't remember it any way. I've always been a randy girl but heavy drinking seemed to really lower my libido.
I don't miss the hollow gut feeling and the shaking. Especially when someone is watching me write, hand over a credit card, EAT SOUP!
I didn't miss the recently acquired inability to hold food down mid-day. Once I had wine with dinner, I was okay.
I don't miss the paranoia of everyone smelling it
I won't miss the puffiness in my face when it goes
I won't miss the guilt, the hiding, the utter weakness
I won't miss the heavy recycle can each week
I SO wont miss the withdrawl (again and again)

I do miss thinking I was above-average attractive when looking in the mirror.

I won't miss wondering why I'm trying to kill myself in this way.

I hope I can oneday not-miss the outrageously high blood pressure I've gotten in the last 6 months which is scaring the bejeebus out of me as my head throbs, shooting pains in my chest/neck and knowing I did it to myself. I only hope it gets under control once I'm further from the gate, before I have a stroke.

I won't miss becoming my disgraceful mother Death by Drink.

I hope I wont have to miss my liver or kidneys one day. I hope I wont have to miss my teeth from all those nights of passing out and not brushing.

I know I'm still at that stage of withdrawl and the hypertension being so terrifying that having a few sounds good compared to this. I went 5 days last week and blew it when colleagues suggested happy hour and I thought - eh, just this day, nothing til the weekend (it was Weds). I drank every night until this Tuesday night being the last.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:40 PM
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I don't miss waking up and not knowing where I am, or with writing on my face or with bruises, ripped clothes, money missing or any of the other 1,000,000 things that can happen to you when you're drunk...
Yeah, today I went to fill up my car. I had a $50 dollar in my wallet Saturday night. Went to get it, it was gone...was sure it was there...after a I while I realized I spent the whole thing at the liquor store while I was blacked out on sunday. Dammit.

I don't miss a lot of things DogGrrl mentioned, I'm also new (2.5 days sober) so I'm changing don't to "won't".

I won't miss spending hours cleaning up dirty dishes and half eaten food after a binge, following a trail of trash thinking wtf???

I won't miss my unnecessary weight-gain, my gut

I won't miss my overly aging body and face (I too was once a nice-looking guy)

I won't miss my light skin (it's not normally), because I used to spend nearly every nice summer day inside drinking

I won't miss trying to function at work with a hangover, pretending you're actually doing something when you're just staring at the screen, unable to think.

I won't miss abnormal sleep patterns

I won't miss the liquor store, that place just likes to take my money

I won't miss that gnarly stomach feeling when you mix every type of liquor you can find

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Old 03-14-2008, 02:18 AM
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Doggrll--my BP went WAY,WAY down after several weeks of not drinking. I think you might find the same if you stick to it.

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I don't miss having to stay in bed till 3 pm because I'm hungover and then getting up and looking at all the household chores that I could have been doing and still don't do at 3 pm because I'm too depressed that I was drunk yet again!
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i dont miss the exaustion of trying to keep up the pace to just maintain the high all day, and doing it all over the next day, again, again, and again!

white flag!

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Old 03-14-2008, 04:16 AM
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I don't miss waking up on a urine-soaked mattress every day for four years.

I don't miss (but am grateful for) the day a friend helped me drag that mattress down to the curb in front of my apartment building.

I don't miss the look on my super's face when he got into the elevator while we were doing this.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:29 AM
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I won't miss the wasted money.

I won't miss going thru withdrawals yet again.

I won't miss waking up feeling like I'm going to die.

I won't miss my daughter's disappointment in me.

I won't miss wondering why I'm trying to kill myself in this slow torturous way.

I won't miss the housework that piles up while I'm too drunk or too sick to do it.

I won't miss my old destructive wastful life.
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