Small Victory!! - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information >
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read





Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-08-2010, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
Living in the moment!
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wondering where I belong!
Posts: 126

Small Victory!!


Day 7 and I am feeling UN-usually good!! My energy level is incredible.......I have been sorting through cluttered spots in the house that have been there for a while......also back to cooking fantastic meals (I love to cook!)

Went scuba diving with dear hubby and the dive club today! It was a fantastic sun-shiny day!! On the 1 hour boat ride out with the sun on the the water was the most amazing time for me to talk to my HP!!

The water was a bit chilly but hanging out on the boat was exactly what I needed today!! Usually after the dive, the captain invites everyone back to his villa for a full open bar with unlimited drinks!! Small victory: Today, I felt good about passing up the offer for FREE booze!! Before, I couldn't wait for the diving to be over so I could get to the drinking!!!

Wow, I am really living in the moment and digging it!! \

Thank you so much for reading!!! SR has been
very beneficial in my journey so far!!!
__________________
"Never trade what you want the most for what you want at the moment"
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
vegibean's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SE and then South some more
Posts: 2,649
That's awesome Inside!! So glad you had a great day too.

Where the heck are you at? I'm here in Florida and it's WAY TOO cold here to go near any body of water, LOL!!!!
__________________
"When you're green, you grow, when you're ripe, you rot. Don't stop learning." ~ Unknown
vegibean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 10:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
Don't resist, allow
 
intention's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South East of England
Posts: 1,521
Amazing......feels good doesn't it?


My house too gets cluttered when I am drinking. It looks a bit like my mind.
intention is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 10:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
Living in the moment!
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wondering where I belong!
Posts: 126
Hey Vegibean,

I am in the middle east, it was 75 today....we were just talking this morning about how cold it is in Florida!! Sure hope is doesn't ruin any crops!!
__________________
"Never trade what you want the most for what you want at the moment"
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 10:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
Follow Directions!
 
Tazman53's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, Va.
Posts: 9,730
InsideOut that is awesome, congrats on the 7 days!

I love it when some one shares just how awesome it is doing things sober!

I remember my biggest fear of getting sober was of just how horribly boring life was going to be sober!

OMG I was so wrong, it was as though I had started to LIVE life.

When I was drinking looking back life was merely me existing to where I could drink.

Kepp in mind that if one hangs at a beauty parlor long enough eventually they may wind up getting thier hair done. The same applies top bars I have heard from many a person that has relapsed.
__________________
All BB quotes are from the First Edition of the BB

Follow directions!

Sobriety date 18 Sept. 2006

Sober today thanks to AA
Tazman53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 10:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Dakota, USA
Posts: 1,429
I guess AA groups vary by region Taz. Here in South Dakota, we say "if you hang out at the barber shop long enough, you will wind up getting a haircut." haha.

Congrats on your victory Inside! One day at a time.
__________________
November 9th, 2009
bdiddy5522 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 10:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
Nonexistent Willpower
 
Stereosteveo's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 439
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdiddy5522 View Post
I guess AA groups vary by region Taz. Here in South Dakota, we say "if you hang out at the barber shop long enough, you will wind up getting a haircut." haha..
HAhA!! My thoughts exactly! Are you listening in on the women's meetings Taz? lol

Grats to you InsideOut!
__________________
"My solutions are the problem..."
-SteveO..
Search the internet for the "Joe and Charlie Big Book Study .mp3" for an AA view on Alcoholism and a Solution to it.
Big Book quotes from 1st Ed. linked with permission of AA World Services, Inc.
Stereosteveo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 11:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
vegibean's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SE and then South some more
Posts: 2,649
Well ok then!!! Hee hee.........

Yep, sure has been chilly here in Sunny Florida.
__________________
"When you're green, you grow, when you're ripe, you rot. Don't stop learning." ~ Unknown
vegibean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 11:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
silentone's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 38
That is so awesome!

I too love to cook, and bake. You have made me want to pick up baking again.
Thank you.

In fact my son is having a birthday in 6 days, and now I full intentions to make his b-day cake. (something I havent done in a while, usually just went to the bakery and bought it, to busy being self absorbed.)
silentone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 11:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Malcolms's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 91
Insideout - bravo. Your post really helps me by showing me someone not drinking and living life! Keep it up! I'm so jealous that you can be diving this time of year.

I also plan on giving my house a total cleaning this weekend. The filth I've been living in.....
Malcolms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 11:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
Attitude of Gratitude
 
serenityqueen's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 2,305
Congratulations on 7 days!

Isn't it great to actually feel? Feeling something besides the misery, shame, anger, sadness, loneliness, etc that we felt when using. I've been Clean & Sober for nearly 4 & 1/2 years, yet I can still remember how I felt when I was using. . . and I never want to forget it. I need to remember how that felt.

Please remember that you're going to have days where you feel the complete opposite of how you're feeling now. That's completely normal. On those days, think of all the things you have to be grateful for. Know that you will feel on top of the world again. Early Recovery is an emotional rollercoaster. Even today when I have blah days, I feel that it's my addiction trying to call me back. This disease is very powerful, as I'm sure you well know. It hates to lose someone to Recovery! It will try to find anyway to get you back into it's grip. But stay strong!

Are you going to any Meetings? I can't stress how important Meetings are, especially to someone new in Recovery. It's great to have a support system with Family & Friends, but it's also very important to have people who are also in Recovery to share with. Get a bunch of other women's phone numbers. I had to pretty much force myself to call at least one of those women every day so when I needed to talk to someone, I at least had some type of relationship with them already in the making. When you're wanting to use, having feelings that you don't understand, going through a rough time, that phone weighs a thousand pounds. By getting to know other women in Recovery, before a crisis arises, makes it a lot easier to call someone.

Again, congratulations on your decision to LIVE! As Taz said, Recovery is far from being boring! I'm having the time of my life, even if I'm just sitting at home on my computer like I am now. There's none of that madness anymore!

God Bless,
Judy
__________________


Just when the Catterpillar thought her life was over, She became a Butterfly
7/25/05
serenityqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 01:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 179,156
Blog Entries: 1
I'm glad things are going so well InsideOut! :bounce

D
__________________
Dee74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 02:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 128
That is AWESOME! You sound so happy and I am happy for you...xx
sunshinebaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 03:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
wichitalineman's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Seattle!
Posts: 211
Congrats InsideOut! Keep it going strong, 2010 is your year!
wichitalineman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 04:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
Forward we go...side by side-Rest In Peace
 
CarolD's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Serene In Dixie
Posts: 36,741
Good to know you are moving forward....
__________________
Each Day Sober Is A Victory!!
Joy In AA Recovery!

CarolD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:57 AM.