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Old 03-06-2010, 09:59 PM
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Good for you, blackbirdsing! A big win for you!
Congratulations ND!

90 days! All thanks to SR.

Today, I took a mug of hot tea outside and watched the kids play. In the past, I would go outside with mug full of alcohol so everyone would think I was drinking tea. I don't miss those days. It's very freeing not having to be deceptive.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:33 AM
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89 days today!! Tomorrow is three months! Yippee!
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:15 PM
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wow!! look at us go!
thanks everyone, you guys help keep me strong and accountable.
seeker- thanks for sharing!! i had a similar day, and actually had coffee in my mug where there used to be wine. gardening today (well, clearing beds anyway) is sooooo much better while clearheaded. my daughter and i (+ the dog and cat)had a picnic in the sunshine, i'm so excited for a healthy spring!
cravings have been intense lately, i do think there is a correlation between the cravings and me just simply beginning to forget how truly horrible it all was.
so exciting that so many of us are coming up on the 90 day mark, i'll have to do some counting, i've sorta lost track...
xoxo my best to you all
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:20 AM
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Three months for me today!! Woo hoo!!
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:47 AM
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Congratulations Least!!!
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:29 AM
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Way to go least! Day 71 for your truly...
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:31 PM
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well done least!!


tommorrow is for me...100days
woohoo

been feeling pretty settled the last 2 weeks,

tis good
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:08 AM
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100days!

never woulda thought...thank for your help guys
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:34 PM
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Congratulations to all of you!

blackbirdsing, it's so nice to enjoy normal life, isn't it? My thoughts have occasionally drifted to wondering if I could take one drink and not get sucked in again. That is definitely me forgetting how horrible it was.

Glad to have you guys here to help bring me back to reality!
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:56 AM
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I'm so glad to live in a sober reality, instead of the lies and deceit and hiding and missing out on life. Living sober really rocks!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:15 PM
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Yes it does!! Congrats to us all on another day:ghug3
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:41 AM
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Still here. Still sober. Still enjoying it!
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:58 PM
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85 days today!! another added bonus... i'm now 25 pounds lighter not really trying; but not drinking has also eliminated the late night eating...
eating healthier too, growing an all organic garden this year- started tons of seeds: herbs, veggies, flowers. first little guys sprouted today!
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:53 PM
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Way to go people...i dont get in this thread very often but good to see some familiar names pop up here...

Im 85 days...wow, one day at a time really does add up hey!

Ive had good days and bad days and am probably slow on the seeing things better thing. I mean, I can see things are better but not that clearly yet. Im in no rush - I am sober today
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by blackbirdsing View Post
85 days today!! another added bonus... i'm now 25 pounds lighter not really trying; but not drinking has also eliminated the late night eating...
eating healthier too, growing an all organic garden this year- started tons of seeds: herbs, veggies, flowers. first little guys sprouted today!
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Way to go!!! I can really relate to your post. I've got 77 days today and have lost 36 pounds since getting clean. I eat very healthy food, mostly organic vegetables and grains and exercise regularly. Life has never been better.

Congrats to everyone for another day clean and serene! Namaste.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:32 PM
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Way to go!!! I can really relate to your post. I've got 77 days today and have lost 36 pounds since getting clean. I eat very healthy food, mostly organic vegetables and grains and exercise regularly. Life has never been better.

Congrats to everyone for another day clean and serene! Namaste.
me 3!

well, havt lost much weight (didnt have it to lose) but am pretty much living of fresh raw veges, fresh juices & other health products (cacao, spirilina, barley grass, hemp seed etc) no saturated fats, no dairy & very little meat. (havnt had any in the last month)

I am feeling great for it...some of you might remember in an earlier post, i mentioned i have fibromyalgia chronic pain & take +/_ 16 pain pills a day for it.
i blame the 12 years of drinking and poor diet for my condition.

well good news i havnt taken any medication in 1 month and am improving daily. i contribute the raw diet, alcohol avoidance & exercise (qi gong) to this to the improvement.

also, and this is interesting, I dont mean to sound preachy but it has made such a huge difference to my sobriety.

Over the last 3 months ive have eaten an amazing diet and my cravings for booze have all but disappeared. there were 2 weeks in the middle where i became complacent with my diet & started eating SUGAR and EMPTYCARBS (bread, pasta, noodles etc.) again, basically back to my normal diet. heres the thing! My craving for booze came back like a steam roller, my mood changed i got moody & unhappy and the pain started coming back. I ALMOST drank, look a few pages back and you'll prob see my state of mind, was not good at all. Anywayz a good friend of mine helped me get back on track with the diet & 2 weeks later i was absolutely fine again.

The direct link between healthy raw food & state of mind, especially cravings, happyness, contentment. is PROFOUND imo

just saying

one AA meeting i went to it was someones 4 year sobriety birthday & they were handing round a HUGE bowl of lollies while everyone was sharing, i think pretty much everyone ate like 5 + lollies, some people were guttsing em down (handfulls) this disturbed me as it seems highly addictive behaviour. why AA encourages this behaviour (and ive seen it at numerous different meetings) i am baffled!

my personal experience pver the last 3months has shown to me that sugar makes you crave and unhappy etc etc. AA should get with the times & incorporate a diet aspect to the program.

also interestingly enough, i relayed on AA initially to get me sober and i am gratefull for its help. But with my new life choices dietwise, exercise wise & also being honest with myself. I think i no longer need AA. I havnt been to a meeting in 1 month...& had no problems. In fact my resolve is stronger. I will never drink again. The only reason i think ill maybe go back to the odd meeting is to maybe help other strugging alcoholics. abnd perhaps hint here an there that the coffee, biscuits & lollies so prominent in AA may in fact be keeping them "craving" and "unhappy"

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have a good one & stay strong
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:59 PM
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just catching up....
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:14 AM
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Congrats to all of you to making all those positive changes. Very inspiring!

ND, that's cool that you don't have to take medication anymore. Your post is very motivating! In fact, I'm changing my lunch plans because of it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:09 PM
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I agree Seeker, I found both ND and august's posts extremely inspirational... I think I'm ready to do a little raw food fast.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:45 PM
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Thats awesome guys!
let me know how it goes.
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