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Old 04-21-2010, 01:05 PM
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guess I fit in here. on day 3. luckily i'm really busy with my kids in sports so that distracts me. good to be sober while watching them play ball. i can actually remember what happened the next day.
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:20 PM
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Hey Kyb,

Welcome! Yes kids will definately keep you busy and help distract the mind :-)))
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:46 PM
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kyb5....Glad you joined our April thread....

I found drinking oodles of water helped to
rid my brain and body of alcohol.
Gatorade and Ensure are good for getting
back in physical balance.

All my best to you and your family
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:32 PM
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so glad to see so many new guys here
Good work!

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Old 04-21-2010, 02:44 PM
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I was thinking back on my alcohol use over the years, kinda viewing things through the knowledge I've gained talking to you guys, reading about alcoholism, and so on, and I kinda startled myself. Denial is a powerful thing, apparently. I've felt so helpless the last 20 years, and never realized the role alcohol played in that. I really drank alot more than I gave myself credit for. Alot more. For example, about 10 years ago, I homebrewed, making 5 gallons of beer every weekend. That's like 2 cases of beer (high alcohol content, the way I liked it) a week, and I found room for it. Yet I didn't think I was an alcoholic.

It's funny how being honest with yourself about just one thing can change the entire world.

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:10 PM
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Wishing I knew more easy ways to relax without alcohol. Lots of the time I just feel physically uncomfortable & wish I just had a hypo full of AHHHHH. Just saying.

Maybe I should marry a massage therapist.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:20 PM
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a power greater than ourselves

Class of April 2010, .....so far !

unbrokenchain,

hellavacook,

JohnBonham,

scoob,

BobGT,

Hip2beSquare

fenster67

Andi

JJb

AlbaStar

EndlessNight

FanofJoeMcQ

golfinmidwest

WhiteWave

MaryRita

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Rev

Dean ...dkayvins

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RK2007

2manyBobs

Marlow

joleah

bartender129

and kyb5
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:46 PM
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OOPS, RAN OUT OF TIME ...to finish

I am so grateful for all you guys bring to our Class !

Topspin


Maybe we could come up with a phrase for our class of April 2010;
any ideas ?


Mine will be; " WE'RE NOT GOING TO DRINK IF OUR ASSES FALL OFF"

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Old 04-21-2010, 08:11 PM
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how about.....

April Foolish No More
or
AAS-April After Sobriety

Thanks for the list TS....
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:19 PM
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Wow Rev.....

It's funny how being honest with yourself
about just one thing can change the entire world.

Rev
Sometimes in AA...that's considered a new pair of glasses.
In fact...it's the title of a book by an AA member
"A New Pair of Glasses" by Chuck C.

I remember you are a reader....
Yes! you are winning over alcohol.....

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Old 04-21-2010, 08:33 PM
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Feels great to be a part of this group. Will try to think of a motto that I can add to suggestions.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 2manyBobs View Post
Wishing I knew more easy ways to relax without alcohol. Lots of the time I just feel physically uncomfortable & wish I just had a hypo full of AHHHHH. Just saying.

Maybe I should marry a massage therapist.
Gee Bob....
That's awfully drastic
I'd try Google ...see what relaxation music they have first.

For me....it's violin concertos or Chopin.
Walking also helps me. As do bubble baths + scented candles.
Yes! men do take bubble baths .

Well done on your sober time....
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:40 PM
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Glad you are here too Marlow...

You are on your way to a better sober future.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:39 AM
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Well, double digits today, the big 10. Strange days is such a small amount of time, yet I also feel quite proud. Most of us would know, the first 10 days are pretty brutal and seem wayyyy longer than the actual time. I suppose my anxiety and procasination are starting to lift a little, but I would like it to be quicker.
Anyways, go April class! Seems like lots of great progress being made out there.

As for a name, April class, We are the Season of Change?
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:04 AM
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I think we'd all like it to be quicker Marlow

I figured I'd spent years drinking, so it stood to reason it might take a bit of time for my body and mind to heal

It happened anyway - at its own pace

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Old 04-22-2010, 04:29 AM
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Class of April 2010, .....so far !

unbrokenchain,

hellavacook,

JohnBonham,

scoob,

BobGT,

Hip2beSquare

fenster67

Andi

JJb

AlbaStar

EndlessNight

FanofJoeMcQ

golfinmidwest

WhiteWave

MaryRita

TravelingJack

Haon

Rev

Dean ...dkayvins

Saxony

RK2007

2manyBobs

Marlow

joleah

bartender129

and kyb5
Hey we got several people for the month.
Just thought it would be nice to have everyone just check in. Know how you are doing and in there are any problems or struggles.
I am starting day 10, I really do not like counting the days. Things have gotten a lot better for me after about the 7th day I believe. Struggled with a lot of anxiety and depression. Had the shakes and no appetite. I have gotten to several meetings. And done a lot of talking to my wife and sponsor.
What I need to do- Get to meetings everyday. Have missed a few. Redo my step homework Steps 2 and 3. Continue to give thanks through out the day.
Have a lot more but thinks this might be a good start.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:14 AM
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Hey guys,

Day 4 here. I feel a little better today and know all too well that is a dangerous place to be.

Todays plan- Work then meet with my sponsor no matter how tired I am.

Simple plan that I can and will stick to.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:51 AM
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Back to day 2 for me.

Iíve had several slips since I started here, but the sober time between drinking is getting longer. I view it like a toddler learning to walk. He falls down a few times, but gets better with practice until he is running easily. Hopefully, Iím getting close to the running phase. I do need to quit drinking this poison.

I appreciate the support here. Thanks to you all.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:15 AM
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All you have is right now to work with. Never stop trying, and congrats on 2 days sober.

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Old 04-22-2010, 03:10 PM
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Springers

Glad you guys are here. Great posts


Congrats to Bob GT , Bartender, ...Marlow, and Dean !


I really like the ideas Mary Rita and Unbrokenchain are coming up with ;

Springers

That's sweeeet.
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