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Old 05-01-2010, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Fool View Post
That's outstanding, man. Well done.

As for the tearing up, I'm 6'3 240 pounds and served in the USMC Infantry, and I have been quite surprised myself by getting emotional reading/posting here more than once.

Sobriety is a big deal. The biggest deal in my life right now.
Thanks for serving! When you get tempted to drink, do you hear that Gunny Hartman voice in the back of your head? "Who's the worthless prehistoric piece of rancid spam who sounded off that it was okay to drink!!??"



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Old 05-01-2010, 08:00 AM
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Rev you just made me crack up laughing......I can hear it now!!
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:26 AM
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Hey guys, I finally posted about my partner like I said I would:
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...oss-my-so.html

Thanks, and happy May, Beltaine, Spring, Mayday, and Sober day #whatever !
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Fool View Post
Today is day 13 for me.

Soon, I will be at 2 weeks sober, which was an early goal of mine.

I continue to feel that I have this beat. I am well aware that I should guard against such early optimism, but that is honestly how I feel.

I have not had the desire to drink yet. I've worried about drinking daily, but that little voice in the back of my head incessantly cajoling and rationalizing has been mostly silent so far. I think reading this forum has my addiction scared to death....lol.

I do feel a bit of anxiety over how smooth things have gone so far.

I have read others refer to "waiting for the other shoe to drop." That is an apt description of how I feel.

This sound very foolish (hence my user name) but I almost wish for a "bad day" so that I can overcome it, and prove to myself that this is not just another attempt at not drinking.

This time is different. This time is for real.

Hang in there everyone, and I'll hang right with you.
Yep Fool, get ready for that other shoe, because it will come at some point. Last night I was out for a walk, it was quite hot, I had kinda of a lousy day, and I walked by a pub with people drinking frothy cold beer. The temptation was definetly there.

I remember feeling like you did just a couple days ago, and still kinda of do, that I've got this thing beat. But really we're not even a month into recovery and getting cocky about it is probably a step in the direction of relapse.

WhiteWave, thanks for sharing, 35 days is awesome! I would feel so proud if I were you. All I can say is being sober is the starting point of resolving any mental issues. Stay strong y'all.

BTW, I object to us Aprillers being called Springers. For us down in the Southern Hemisphere its Fall.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:59 PM
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Hi everyone in the class of April 2010!

May I join you....I've just made the deadline I believe, 29th April!!

Hope you're all well x
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Marlow View Post

BTW, I object to us Aprillers being called Springers. For us down in the Southern Hemisphere its Fall.
Well we can't call you the "Fallers" so I guess Aprillers it is.

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Old 05-01-2010, 02:57 PM
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hi folks! Here's to May and a new month for us to continue sobriety . . . I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you better.

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Old 05-01-2010, 03:08 PM
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Day 9

How's everyone's weekend going so far? Made it through 1/2 of day 9 with no urges so far.

Gwynntissel, Happy Birthday! Hope you have an awesome, sober birthday.

Fool, congrats on 13 days. Hope to be there soon.

LouiseO and congrats on 5 days.

Welcome Stayinfree. Hope you keep coming back too.

How's eveyone else doing? Rev, WW, Rain, Topspin, Marlow, Bartender, MaryRita, Andi, Scoob, LaVallette, Kmber, Lazyboy, unbrokenchain, and everyone else who hasn't posted in awhile.

Hope you're all doing well and staying strong. Feel like I'm gaining some momentum finally.

Have a great day and I'll catch up with you all tomorrow.






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Old 05-01-2010, 04:11 PM
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Gwynntissel........

Eat the cake...enjoy the ice cream
toast with ...anything non alcoholic

Blessings as you begin this sober year
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Rev View Post
Today is Day 19 for me, and my last longest time was in February when I made it for 21 days (which was the longest in a year), so I'm looking forward to Sunday.

Rev


Almost there, Rev. You will be at 30 days before you know it.

Sunday looms. Victory looms.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:14 PM
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Stayinfree......Glad you are here with us
Welcome!
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Marlow View Post
Yep Fool, get ready for that other shoe, because it will come at some point. Last night I was out for a walk, it was quite hot, I had kinda of a lousy day, and I walked by a pub with people drinking frothy cold beer. The temptation was definetly there.

I remember feeling like you did just a couple days ago, and still kinda of do, that I've got this thing beat. But really we're not even a month into recovery and getting cocky about it is probably a step in the direction of relapse.

Conrats on making it past the pub.

I understand completely, and you are right. I am still taking the first steps of what will be a long journey.

As for a relapse, the absolute most depressing thing I can think of at this moment would be to have to make a "back on day 1" post here on this thread.

So I am going to avoid having to do that, mate.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:37 PM
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Happy Bday gwynntissel! 5

no, I'm not sure whats happening in the smiley either

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Old 05-01-2010, 05:15 PM
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Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

Kyb, so proud of you for not drinking! Yay!

I love this thread. The support is phenomenal.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:14 PM
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This IS a great thread. I can't wait until the movie comes out!

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Old 05-02-2010, 09:04 AM
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For the first time in several months I went to church today. I have missed it but couldn't face the world let alone church while I was drinking so heavily. Felt good to sit in that pew with my kiddos and enjoy service! 5 days sober, still early in, but things are looking up. I hope you're all having a great day!
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:27 AM
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This IS a great thread. I can't wait until the movie comes out!

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What a movie it would be........what would we call it? The April gang LOL
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:18 AM
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Day 14

Today is my 14th day sober. Two weeks.

Seems like just a week ago I was posting that I had made it a week....

I wore the number 14 when I played HS football (about 100 years ago, it seems). Even had a cheesy "#14" necklace I wore.

Ah, the vanity of naive youth.

Reading the posts here on SR have helped (greatly) to keep me focused on what I need to do, and also to constantly remind me why I need to do it.

I have to do it for myself.

I've been sober for two weeks, and all I can say is you guys have helped someone who desperately needed and wanted it more than you will probably ever know.

So you have that good karma working for you, which is nice.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by unbrokenchain View Post
Welcome to the Mothership!

What's your story? Speak!

Thanks...My story....hmmnn.

I'm on day 4 sober, I'm starting to feel better, withdrawals easing off.

Did a sponsered 5 mile walk today with 2 of my dogs, wasn't really up to it but had promised....so just managed it...coming into the home stretch, walked past a group of about 20 people standing outside the pub, drinking....then tripped over the darn dogs feet and was sprawled out on the ground...sooo embarrasing but stopped me wishing I was there!!!! In fact I couldn't wait to get away:rotfxko

This seems a lively thread..looking forward to getting to know you all.

Thanks for the welcome, hope you've all had a peaceful weekend x
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:24 PM
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Ok guys I am wrapping up sober day 16 and now heading off to bed!! OMG....can I still be posting about continuing sobriety??? Well yes I am and it feels GOOD!!

Things coming together here. Physically improving each day day and hubby and I got yoga balls to exercise. Not sure here but my sobriety may have helped hubby look into a weight/health issue and he is currently undergoing testing for diabetes which runs in his family. Praying he doesn't since military sends you home on that one even after all his years of service. So glad he is being proactive on this and maybe my recovery is inspiring him that we all can start fresh again.

My sobriety has opened up so many doors to my past, present, future. I am have taken so many positive steps that I definitely struggled with the 1st go on the wagon. I believe my sobriety is bringing hubby and I closer and for me to better evaluate what real friends are what negative folks are in my life that need to kindly be shown the exit.

I will keep on updating and of course loving all the threads on newfound and continued sobriety.

Here is too a sober week my friends!! Kim
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