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Old 04-25-2010, 09:16 PM
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Big Ups to everyone !

Kimber on day 9 ! LaValette , Marlow on 13 ! ---- Like your post about the 8 yrs out there " that's insanity in my books " I can sure relate to THAT ! kyb5 ..for keepin' on postin'

MaryRita hanging tough, The creative and insightful post from UBC, Rev, and WW. All you guys are the best !

WW , your posts today brought a smile to my face.

I can hardly recognize my kitchen these days, ....it's still a work in progress, but it's slowly getting the deep clean, with a little fung shei thrown in. I read a book 2 years ago about Fung Shei, and the author was adament about reorganizing with a clear, calm, meditative mind; alchohol was a no-no. Lol,
.. imagine that !
No wonder my place always looked like a tornado just blew through.

Well, my shift is almost over , so I'm on my way out tonight for another bike ride, like last night. Nothin' like getting "naturally tired " ref. WW


Looking forward to a new week in sobriety ! Peace,

stay strong
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:04 PM
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Well I made it through day 3....finally! Big hurdle.

Went to church in the morning with my family. Spent the rest of the day cleaning house and playing with my kids. Had lots of energy and a clear mind.

So does this mean the alcohol is finally all out of my system? I know that doesn't mean the urges will stop but it would be nice to know that it's all out.

Was in a real good mood today; not cranky or depressed. I think I'm finally at that point that I know that I really don't want to drink anymore. Don't know why it's different this time. I'm just tired of the old life with all the stress and lies and feeling bad all the time.

It's weird that I still think all day about drinking. But now it's not about where I'm going to get the money to buy it or how I'm going to sneak away to drink it and how I'm going to hide it. Now it's; ok how am I going to occupy my mind and time so I don't have those thoughts and how am I going to keep away from it.

Coming here and posting and reading about how everyone is doing....I just can't begin to express how much it's helping. I know I've got a network of other going through the same thing. And most importantly; I don't what to let any of you down by slipping up again.

Anyway.....looking forward to tomorrow and the coming week. Definitely going to stick with it.

Thanks for reading. Congrats to everyone and keep up the good work. We'll make it together!

Woohoo! Go us!!
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:11 AM
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I wish I could offer some sound advice to everyone, but since this is my first attempt, ever really, at sobriety, I'm scared to say the wrong thing to someone inadvertently.
All I can say Kyb is that I've noticed a huge difference in my mental health between day 7 and day 14. I feel alive and have energy now. The future doesn't fill me with tooo much anxiety, as opposed to the first week, when I thought I was going to jump out of my skin.

Different for everyone I realize, but I would guess that after only 3 days there may still be some residual alcohol in your system. I could stand to be corrected though.

Topspin, and WW, big thanks for the best wishes. I check in here every day and you guys are doing great too. Lets keep the momentum going for the rest of the season!
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:03 AM
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Anger issues? Me? Why, it's like you can see right through me.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:29 AM
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I'm in...On Day 4 here. April 23rd, 2010.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:33 AM
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Good job Wash! We made it through the weekend. Hope you have a good week.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:38 AM
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I was just joking. If you knew me you'd know that I have a tendancy to fly off the handle a bit. I thought it was pretty ironic.

It's all good.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:05 AM
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Hey class sounds like everyone is doing good, welcome-to the new students.

Been doing good, for what it is worth. Got to a couple of good meetings over the weekend. A good step 3 talk and another meeting the topic was living sober. Wish I could take a notebook.
Have good day.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:26 PM
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day 4

Falling asleep because I'm tired not passed out,

Not waking up multiple times in the night dehydrated or needing to go to the bathroom,

Waking up rested and refreshed with a clear head,

Remembering what I did and said the night before,

Priceless!


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Old 04-26-2010, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by kyb5 View Post
Remembering what I did and said the night before,

Priceless!


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LOL

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Old 04-26-2010, 01:55 PM
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A lot of people pass through SR UBC - I like to think whatever happens to them, it's been for the better

A lot come back too

....and some of us never leave
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:21 PM
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New here...DOS 4/25/2010!!!!
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:23 PM
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Welcome VAJ! Been following your other thread. Glad you joined this one.

Keep coming back and let us know how it's going.

Good luck to you and keep it up. You can do it!!
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hi VAJ!

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Old 04-26-2010, 05:55 PM
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I'm a member of the class of April, 2010 as well.

When (and I will) I make it to my one year sober date, I'm going to tattoo 4-19-2010 on my right arm (if I can find the room...It's already sleeved.) If not, I'll find a place somewhere...lol)
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:00 PM
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That's a tat I'd want right over my liver. LOL

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Old 04-26-2010, 06:04 PM
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Hi everybody, new here

Day 5 and its the worst day yet ......drinkin grape juice out of a wine glass .......is that nuts or what?
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:05 PM
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telling on me

Man my mind is messing with me tonight. Immediately when I got home the thoughts started. Come on....just one drink.

Luckily I had to take my son to baseball practice and my daughter to softball practice. But driving past all those convince stores.....it would be so easy.

So now I'm at the playground with my other son watching my daughter practice.

Hope I make.....must.....resist.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:11 PM
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keep connected here kyb
you can do this!

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Old 04-26-2010, 07:14 PM
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welcome to you lazyboy - you hang in here too
Lots of support here

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