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Old 12-24-2009, 08:01 PM
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Feeling good about bedtime coming and Christmas tomorrow. I like it when my familiy is together - mostly - and we have some interesting and funny conversations since we're all comedians (born that way). My family is very interesting, if nothing else. Boring we are not.

Here's prayers that you all have a happy holiday, no matter which one it is, and that you get to enjoy the company of friends and family.

(((hugs)))


day 17 here and feeling great. clear headed and well, not feeling sick and sicker. I sure don't miss that part of it...
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:51 PM
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Congratulations on double digits, blackbirdsing!
Wonderful job on Day 17, least!

I was very close to indulging on Christmas Eve. I was stressed and wasn't fast enough to stop the drinking thinking from going all the way to "You're allowed to take the edge off once in a while. You have a lot going on right now. You'll be a better person to be around if you're more relaxed." I'm not sure exactly what saved me. It was a combination of coming on SR and thoughts of how awful I'd feel if I couldn't control it and began spiraling downward again. So, while I still haven't gotten the clear head that I was hoping for, I'm so happy that I've made it to Day 19.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:33 AM
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just had a lovely dinner with some friends at a restaurant, they all had wine & i sipped water. one other friend wasnt drinking to support me...so that was nice. initially i was a bit bummed. but in the end it was all good! wasnt even tempted. felt relaxed and chatty. kinda stopped anylising everything and just relaxed with my friends.

stoked! this is an achievement for me

bit nervous about the upcoming 4 day music festival tho.....hmmmm
but optimistic i can do it.

hope you all on track with your sobriety!

ND
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:22 PM
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hi all, just popping in to say hello, hi least and TB!

i have just had my first sober christamas and it was awesome

i searched for this thread as i saw there were quite a few december joiners in another thread, but i am not sure how to direct them here, i'll try, but keep your eyes out for them they are posting under the thread title 'newbie and feeling the fear'

cheers all
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:14 PM
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Yay! That's awesome ND, I'm so glad you've been going along so well (((xx)))

You will def get thru new years sober now I reckon, because you've got thru xmas and won't want that all to be for nothing and go and blow it ... if you had've drunk over xmas no chance you would have got thru new years! Go and discover a whole new side of the festival atmosphere, the natural surroundings, and music appreciation :-)

Someone was sharing at the meeting last night about how much they enjoy going to live music now in sobriety, I totally relate. For one I would never spend good drinking money on a band let alone buying alcohol in town (when i could get trollied at home on $20!) I couldn't actually enjoy anything before unless I was drinking. But now I can, and I remember it all, dance better without falling over (mostly, hehe) don't embarrass myself ... but most of all just the sheer joy I feel in the music itself, it lifts me up ... it really gives me a high! But it's all natural, the way humans endorphins etc are supposed to operate. Highly recommend

Anyways, Hi everyone I'm new to the forums here ... been sober about 2 1/2 yrs and loving it. I am the friend ND has talked about :-) ... thought I'd sign up since it seems to be helping him so much. I cant always get along to as many meetings as I'd like because of kids/baby sitters etc so this seems like a good place for a bit of extra fellowship and recovery talk.

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Old 12-26-2009, 03:19 PM
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Welcome Honey

Always good to see another Kiwi here (I'm Aussie)
Any friend of ND is a friend of ours

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Old 12-26-2009, 07:01 PM
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thanks healthyme, and congrats on defeating the thoughts christmas eve... i can relate to every word of that conversation w/ yourself you described.
christmas day was really difficult for me in the same way... i'm thankful to myself and to the support of SR that i didn't give in. (christmas morning someone dropped off two bottles of wine wrapped and ribboned... and mentioned several times that i should go ahead and open one... i'm sort of astounded to say that i never even unwrapped them!! 'just' took them to my friends party and regifted
i fought a lot of rationalizations all day long though, i have a hard time in big groups, part of why i'm usually drunk in them...
i even managed to turn down the traditional christmas scotch that i've shared w/ my old prof for years...
best present i've ever given myself or my daughter... i went to sleep feeling very good last night.
hope everyone is doing well, and a belated very merry to all...
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:03 PM
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and welcome honeytrappe, nice to see our class growing
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:41 PM
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Can I join?

I'd like to join the class of December 2009 if that's ok! (Thanks anono for directing me here!)

My last drink was Monday 21/12 - or should I say 'drinks'...a 12 hour drinking session and a lock in at my local pub.

I'm really nervous about NYE, but I had a sober Christmas and Boxing day so I'm hopeful.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:36 PM
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good to see you here Lores, dont worry you will be very welcome

i hope that more newcomers from your original thread find it here too.

i am also nervous about NYE, but i am hanging out with sober people, i dont feel strong enough to hang out with my drinking friends yet.

just keep coming here...
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:37 PM
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Hi Lores, welcome and congrats... feels pretty good to feel hopeful eh?!
I always thought of myself as a fairly hopeful person, but I'm realizing that all my hope was directed at others, working on directing a bit more of it on myself lately... feels pretty great.
13 days and counting...
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:29 AM
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Quick check-in.

Miss you all, still sober, still lovin' it. Lots of changes this year for Christmas made for a wonderful time. We took control, made things easier and it was great.

Good to see all of the newbies here. Our recruiting days are nearing an end, its almost Jan.

Peace to all,

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Old 12-28-2009, 05:02 PM
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I would love to squeeze in before the month is up.......I am only one day sober, because I tied one on last night and just can not do it any more.......heres to the class of dec 2009
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:22 PM
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Best of all to you cinglenluvnit! And welcome to the class of Dec. 2009, squeeze on in there is plenty of room.

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Old 12-28-2009, 08:30 PM
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I know I shouldn't bother you with back-to-back posts. BUT CHECK IT OUT I HAVE A SIGNATURE!!!

Sorry about the outburst,

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Old 12-28-2009, 08:47 PM
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Ahhh the simple pleasures, I love it!
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:54 PM
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thank you 55438
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:21 PM
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Hee I was laughing so hard at 55 I forgot to say welcome to cingle. The first 4 days were the hardest for me (days 3 and 4 esp.), hang in there and keep sharing. ((hugs))
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:37 PM
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Thanks Blackbird.....after reading all the symptoms... i know i am in for what will feel like a long first few days...
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:48 PM
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Blackbirdsing and cinglenluvnit,

I will soon be shortening both of your names. jk

We have become part of a community, for better or for worse. The people here say 'keep coming back". We are here when we are strong and when we are weak. We are here to support each other and to teach each other.

I can't wait until we are encouraging the December 2010 newbies.

Thank you for being here,

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