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Old 03-16-2010, 08:46 AM
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I am so blessed to have found this site and all of you.
Actually the blessings work both ways. We are truly blessed to have you here! Thanks for participating and trying to do things different. We need ya man!
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:50 AM
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I'm not sure what I am. Am I an alcoholic? An alcohol abuser? I don't know.

Chances are if you're here - You probably know the answer. :-)

How goes day two?
I really don't know the answer but am finding out. Day two is good. Day 1 night was rough.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:50 AM
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Actually the blessings work both ways. We are truly blessed to have you here! Thanks for participating and trying to do things different. We need ya man!
I'm in this for the long haul Thanks for you post!
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:53 AM
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Ah, the nights can be rough. There's an insomnia thread somewhere's in here. You mentioned something about your wife not thinking you had a problem? Day one was ROUGH and you're still unsure if you're an alcoholic or not?

I know, it's a toughie. We don't like seeing our family members suffer. So, we'll beat you over it (some of us anyways).
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:55 AM
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Ah, the nights can be rough. There's an insomnia thread somewhere's in here. You mentioned something about your wife not thinking you had a problem? Day one was ROUGH and you're still unsure if you're an alcoholic or not?

I know, it's a toughie. We don't like seeing our family members suffer. So, we'll beat you over it (some of us anyways).
Well, I didn't say why it was rough. It was rough because my wife was having a glass of wine and when I told her I wasn't having any she said its fine to have a glass. So, not too rough but still. Other than that the night was amazing ;-)
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:59 AM
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:25 AM
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AA saved my life, but it is not the only way to get & stay sober, it is the only way that worked for me though.

Take it one day at a time and check out all the programs you feel may work for you.

I will say this, no program will work unless one WORKS it & WORKS ALL of the program.

We say in AA that half measures availed us nothing & that is so very true.

Recovery from alcoholism is an all or nothing type of deal, if one is truly an alcoholic they need to understand that today they have no business drinking no matter what.

I can not be half way sober and claim to be in recovery any more then a lady can be pregnant......... but only on Wednesdays!
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:29 AM
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Ha ha!
I think someone got my reference ;-)
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:44 AM
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Touche.....

however, i think what we were mostly concerned with was, how did your body react to not drinking a bottle of wine???? or 4 glasses..did you physically miss it? how do you look and feel this AM? did you sleep well? night sweats? insomnia? nausea? these were some of my symptoms the first 4 days without wine.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:48 AM
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Touche.....

however, i think what we were mostly concerned with was, how did your body react to not drinking a bottle of wine???? or 4 glasses..did you physically miss it? how do you look and feel this AM? did you sleep well? night sweats? insomnia? nausea? these were some of my symptoms the first 4 days without wine.
To be honest, the only physical impact seems to be feeling tired. Other than that nothing. I think that's a good thing? I also realized the last time I drank that my heart rate was through the roof when I was just sitting on the couch. THAT scared me.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:14 AM
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I take meds for HTN...my resting HR was running over 100BPM when I was drinking and my diastolic (lower number) was in the 90s....

since i have stopped drinking my resting HR is now in the 80s (and I just started back with cardio and weights 10 days ago) and my diastolic is in the high 70s to low 80s...I had to cut my HTN meds in 1/2....I hope to be able to go off of them the next time I visit my doctor....It was also pointed out to me that my wine consumption yielded a lot of empty SUGAR calories....which contributed to me feeling like crappola...I was inching closer to Type II diabetes with my fasting glucose....this also sapped my energy and made it extremely difficult to progess and lose weight even when I went to the gym REGULARLY...

talk about self-sabotage!
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:33 AM
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I take meds for HTN...my resting HR was running over 100BPM when I was drinking and my diastolic (lower number) was in the 90s....

since i have stopped drinking my resting HR is now in the 80s (and I just started back with cardio and weights 10 days ago) and my diastolic is in the high 70s to low 80s...I had to cut my HTN meds in 1/2....I hope to be able to go off of them the next time I visit my doctor....It was also pointed out to me that my wine consumption yielded a lot of empty SUGAR calories....which contributed to me feeling like crappola...I was inching closer to Type II diabetes with my fasting glucose....this also sapped my energy and made it extremely difficult to progess and lose weight even when I went to the gym REGULARLY...

talk about self-sabotage!
My resting rate is 72. I have gone to the gym every day for the past two weeks and am definitely feeling better mentally from it. I've put on about 25lbs in the last couple years and my Dr told me to get rid of it or I would have to worry about diabetes so, here I am
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:37 AM
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Also, I've heard that sayingg "An alcoholic can't have just one drink" NOT TRUE! It's how much we THINK about the fact we're not having another one.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:41 AM
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Dr told me to get rid of it or I would have to worry about diabetes so, here I am
I was just diagnosed diabetic on the 1st, thank God I quit drinking, I watched a fellow alcoholic diabetic who kept on drinking to his grave, the last time I saw him he had lost both legs mid thigh the whole time the Dr. was telling him he had to quit drinking.

I have a feeling that I developed diabetes due to 40 years of drinking plus being a chocoholic!!
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