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Old 01-02-2010, 07:38 PM
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Wow, it's so great to see so much enthusiasm and motivation!

I hope that each of you know that you can do this, and we are all here to offer support!
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:42 PM
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Oh yeah!!

I've been sober since August 25th. What a ride it's been! I'm feeling fantastic and very excited about 2010

I actually started the new year by breaking a bottle of Champagne. It wasn't on purpose. It was given to me to burst open and when I did I accidedently lost it on the floor and it smashed all over. haha. Everyone laughed and I liked the symbolism

All the best to all of you in the year 2010. Without this board I'm not sure I would be here today. Thank you!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:36 PM
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Yeah! I just made it through a dinner party here at home, where beer was flowing but NOT into my mouth I CAN DO THIS!
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:25 AM
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Day 3. No hangover, blood pressure gone from 145/95 to 123/82 in 3 days, weight down 1 lb. Feels good. Body's waking up.
We can do it.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:22 AM
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:17 AM
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Count me in

This will be the year I break the cycle.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:38 AM
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Coming to end of day 3 for me. Anyone had any withdrawal symptoms? You read about things in the books but any real-life stuff? For me, craving sweet things and eating more than usual. Sleep is difficult to get to but better when I do. Feel a bit down tonight which is unusual.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:44 AM
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I'm totally in! Day 13 for me and all is going as planned! I'm definitely looking forward to having 2010 be my first completely sober year in 30 years! Woooo Hoooo!!!!

This says it all:

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Old 01-03-2010, 10:52 AM
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How wonderful to read these posts from newbies and old-timers alike! It's the morning of Day 4 for me and I'm starting to feel good again. Withdrawal for me is minor but I've had lots of digestive issues, insomnia, and brain-fog. Day 2 I had a lot of sweating and, yes, I am craving sweets.

Last night we had company over; two other couples. One of the guests was a very good friend who has been sober herself now for several months. When I started this journey myself a year ago I had fervently wished for her to get into recovery, and now she is and I am starting over. It was good to have someone else there who sipped on n/a drinks all night.

I did have a couple of moments of brief temptation, but I let them go, and it was fine. This morning I have a clear head, but my husband is still asleep and snoring beside me. He drank several beers.

Well, that is the report for now. I am so happy to see so many people tossing their hats into this ring for renewed commitment this year. What an awesome group!
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:00 AM
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I'm in! 1 day and 22 hours according to the 12 step application I just downloaded. I am so grateful to have found this site.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:43 PM
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Glad you are here, Antip0dean! Congratulations on your first day done!
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael1960 View Post
This will be the year I break the cycle.
Yes it will! Glad you are here
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:51 PM
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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Looking forward to my first full sober year!
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:58 PM
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I am so freakin in. I feel really good about this twenty ten thing. You guys are inspiring...I love it!
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:38 PM
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We have resolve and strength. Just the vibe of this thread is enough for me to stay sober for not just this year but for life. What a great feeling. Positive energy all around. Lets go! We got this! I see my life changing right before my eyes and never thought it possible. Words cant explain!
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:54 PM
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Hey everyone!

I don't normally join forums or post threads or the like... but I've recently stumbled across this site and really like the vibe of this thread, and of the entire forum in general. As such, I just wanted to throw my hat into the ring: I am in!!

Day 7 just wrapping up. 2010: let's do this!! Keep going everyone, I am pulling for you!

Thx!
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:07 PM
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Wow, this thread is fantastic!

It's wonderful to read all these posts from people who are motivated and feeling good. I definitely had withdrawl issues when I stopped drinking and I don't ever want to go through that again. I was a closet drinker and drank at home, alone, and tried my best to hide it from everyone.

I hope you all keep reading and posting and find SR as great a lifeline as I do.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:22 PM
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Welcome wichitalinesman

This is a great thread - thank you guys!
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:05 AM
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Yay, all! Back to work today for me, so won't be on much, but I am sober, grateful, and happy! Everyone have a great day!
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:16 AM
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Hey guys...count me it too I`m 4 days alcohol free and feeling pretty good about it. Sure I have a hard time sleeping and mild depression some times during the day....but I AINT DRINKIN!! lol.
Happy new year everyone...2010 is gonna be sweeeeet.
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PS---it sure feels nice to be clear headed!
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