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Old 01-05-2010, 10:43 PM
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Roll Call! Who is still here? I will have a week tomorrow. Come on out and strut your stuff
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I as well am in (yet once more) 2010, the year of the bottle with a hole in the bottom.
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I am SO in, 3 days in and still sober.
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:04 AM
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I'm still here - Day 6 and looking forward to a full week sober tomorrow.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:07 AM
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Hey Laura!

Congratulations on week #1! I am now rolling through day 10. Feels amazing! How you doing? Sounds like you are hanging in there; I am rooting for you. 2010 is going to be our year, and I can't express how excited I am for everyone! Keep it up guys, doing great!

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Old 01-06-2010, 11:34 AM
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Day 6 here and doing great for the most part. I will admit that voice does come up once in a while....you know...." hey....a few beers sure would go good with this hockey game".....
Doing my best to ignore it, and it's working so far!
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:10 PM
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Y'all are doing great! This is a great group and a great thread.

I'm doing pretty well. Just focusing on the positives this time, and taking it a day at a time. There have been moments of temptation but I keep telling myself when I get them that, this time I'm done, so there's no point dwelling on those thoughts.

Celebrating my first week with a big cup of herbal tea and I think I'll watch a little television and get to bed early! How's that for excitement?
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:50 AM
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Without hope we are nothing. Here's to a sober 2010.

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:02 AM
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Day four ))

Brain is still foggy as all get out (but at least I cant blame it on booze!!)

I pray I find myself here in 2011 "SOBER" and comfortable in my skin

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:33 AM
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Hey folks

I LOVE this thread... you are all doing great and a real inspiration to me... you remind me of where i have been and where i am now... you sound like you have the same hope as i had... lost for alittle while but now back again... thankyou for helping me find that hope again...

2010 is going to be a great year... and it will be good to walk through it with you folks
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:39 PM
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This is a true testament for the adage...strength in numbers. You know, it's funny..I have had one of my best days in quite awhile. There was no stress at work today, I had a fantastic dinner, the National Championship game is on tonight( I am a huge sports fan), and, maybe most importantly, I hit every light on my way home from work. It was unbelievable. Its funny how the simple things make you happy when sober. Life in its simplistic and beautiful form.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:21 PM
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Count me in too! The spirit here is awesome! Forget the doom and gloom naysayers in the news. We determine our futures by the choices that we make. Let's do it together!
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:31 PM
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I'm still here, too! Keep up the good work, gang!
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:52 PM
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Checking in-- 8 days, feeling really good tonight. My husband and I just got back from doing a little after work furniture shopping-- something that would have been unthinkable just a few weeks ago. I like having the extra time in the evenings and the extra energy during the day.

The only problem still seems to be the sleep. I did get better sleep last night than I had been getting, but still woke up feeling like I could sleep for another three hours. I guess that will get better, with time.

Now, for the rest of you in this thread, I want to say for keeping the energy going! It is great to keep coming back to this thread and see so many people with a positive attitude about this. You all ROCK!
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:22 AM
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8 Days for me, also. Sleeping really well, too well - 10 hours last night! I think it's making up for all the broken sleep and early morning waking over the last 20 years of heavy drinking. Early days yet, but I've got a good feeling about this. Good to hear how others are finding it.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:52 AM
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8 Days for me, also. Sleeping really well, too well - 10 hours last night! I think it's making up for all the broken sleep and early morning waking over the last 20 years of heavy drinking. Early days yet, but I've got a good feeling about this. Good to hear how others are finding it.

I too didn't sleep properly when drinking, usually finding myself up half the night after I had come round from passing out. Those night time hours are very lonely.

Yesterday was day 5 and a constant nagging headache. This is usually when I pick back up the drink but I was so looking forward to a good nights sleep, I had no desire to drink.

This morning I am so pleased that I got proper sleep. I am not drinking today.
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Day 8 for me

But I can NOT quit eating fried green tomatoes today!!! LoL!!!
One of my southern raised favorites!!! Ima Texas girl!!
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Day 8 for me

But I can NOT quit eating fried green tomatoes today!!! LoL!!!
One of my southern raised favorites!!! Ima Texas girl!!
You got a recipe for that? Sounds interesting. Day 9 and feeling good - blood pressure down from 145/95 9 days ago to 111/79 this morning - am I obssessive?
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:31 PM
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I feel great. The only thing I am having problems with is the excitement of being sober. My mind is racing and my body wants to rid itself. I love it. This is where you know you are alive. And it makes it that much better when you have great friends like everyone here in your corner. Lets do it.
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