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Since I've become sober.....

Old 05-10-2010, 01:44 PM
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Since I've become sober.....

Hello all - day 10 and feeling really good about it..... yea! I've noticed alot of things are starting to change since I've become sober. I'd like to hear from others about this, so I thought I'd start a thread. Just fill in the blank below and let me know how things have changed for you, too. Thanks!!!!

SINCE I'VE BECOME SOBER, I'VE NOTICED THAT ______________________.

For example, since I've become sober I've noticed that.... my garbage doesn't rattle and clang anymore!
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SINCE I'VE BECOME SOBER, I'VE NOTICED THAT:

I don't wake up in the middle of the night with leg or foot cramps,

I don't have hangovers,

I'm saving quite a bit of money.
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Since I've become sober I've noticed that I have really pretty hair. Never really bothered with my appearance when I was drinking.
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My girlfriend has major issues with alcohol.
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SINCE I'VE BECOME SOBER, I'VE NOTICED THAT:

1. I've stopped asking myself, "How can I go the rest of my life without alcohol." It doesn't even cross my mind after just 3+ months of sobriety.

2. I actually deal with problems as they come up instead of hiding from them in the bottle.

3. The reality of the problem is NEVER as bad as I made up in my mind.

4. I'm not tired all of the time.

5. My anxiety has gone way, way down.

6. I don't have major health concerns.

7. God has a plan for me....even with all that I have done.
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:58 PM
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Since I quit drinking I feel like I'm actually participating in life instead of just watching it go by in a fog.
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by suki44883 View Post
SINCE I'VE BECOME SOBER, I'VE NOTICED THAT:

I don't wake up in the middle of the night with leg or foot cramps,

I don't have hangovers,

I'm saving quite a bit of money.

I get the cramps too. I also get these spasms in my face/arms.
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:01 PM
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Since i've been sober,
i'm about to lose, i'm about to lose, i'm about to lose, my worried mind!
Oh yeah...



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Old 05-10-2010, 02:19 PM
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I can't top that ^

SINCE I'VE BECOME SOBER, I'VE NOTICED THAT

After continually breaking them for years by sitting on them etc I realised last night I haven't broken my glasses in 3 years.

It's the little things LOL
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:27 PM
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I don't worry about what I did in a black out the night before

Not Drinking = Free
Remembering the night before with no regrets = Priceless

On we go!
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:30 PM
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SINCE I'VE BECOME SOBER, I'VE NOTICED THAT

I am actually handling my responsibilities in a timely manner - bills, cooking, cleaning, etc. (Plus I have more money to pay those bills!)

I can drive my vehicle. Without worry. And I don't have to ask my teenager to "take me to the store" because I can't drive.

I no longer see that it's almost closing time for the liquor store and run to the kitchen to check to see if I need to get said ride to go buy more because they'll be closed for 14 hours. Yeah.

My sense of smell is much better, my eyes look brighter, my skin is no longer "papery" looking from the alcohol dehydrating me, my face doesn't have that alcoholic puffy look.
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SINCE I'VE BECOME SOBER I'VE NOTICED THAT:

McDonalds don't taste good.
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:34 PM
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Since I've been sober, I haven't lost my wallet.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:27 PM
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I envy you Drak; I still crave the $menu... Need to work on it (the envy and Micky Ds). Worst of all clowns actually scare me!
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:19 PM
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Since I've become sober I know that although its early for me I realise that, my husband has HIS OWN issues and they are SERIOUS but THEY ARE HIS (for now), but since I, I have become sober, for 2 whole days now my marriage and relationship w/ mmy young daughter can be salvaged, and I can get my career back too!!!!!

I now have a chance b/c I am no longer throwing my life away, drunk and stoned, and I will soon be able to be of service and help others and I can truly be happy again, AND STAY THAT WAY!!!!!!


SORRY SO LONG AS USUAL but
Since I've become sober and ceased shooting up and its getting HOT OUT, I can wear SHOR SLEEVES again....and STOP HIDING literally in my closet for hours on end trying to find a vein and Since I've become sober I can find out if I caused myself long term damage and either way, yes or no stop worrying about it and numbing it, and deal with these problems, if there are any besides the ones w/ my veins that WILL heal!!!!!

Since I've become sober I can deal with my depression and find out if I was depressed becasue I was an alcoholic and junkie or if thats what caused me to be depressed b/c I never was before I used and drank.

Since I've become sober I dont lie to my husband ALL THE TIME.

Since I've become sober I am not ashamed to look in the mirror anymore.

Since I've become sober I am not paralzed by fear that I will get in legal trouble and lose my daughter.

Since I've become sober I am still really really tired, but I know that will go away and I will get back into shape!

Since I've become sober I will finish my degree, and maybe even get another one and chanse my long term dream of teaching a huge career change and possible loss of the money I currently make but I no longer are about material things as much anymore I just want to be sober and me and myself be healthy!

Since I've become sober I dont worry I will die before I get to see my daughter (3 and 1/2) graduate HS or get married or graduate kindergarden

Since I've become sober I am probably driving SR crazy with my length of posts but know this is helpoing me heal and that no one here at SR will judge me for writing these longs posts b.c I know the members of this site care enough to know if it helps me then I should keep doing it.

Since I've become sober I am excited about eventually becomming someone elses sponser and maybe saving someone elses life


God since I am so new there is so much, much, much, more, but I guess thats it for now.

<3 Dreams
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:26 PM
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Since I've been sober, I've been honest with myself more, and the world looks quite a bit different. It's easier to accept both my strengths and weaknesses.

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Old 05-10-2010, 08:41 PM
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I envy you Drak; I still crave the $menu... Need to work on it (the envy and Micky Ds). Worst of all clowns actually scare me!
Ever since reading Stephen King's It, I can never look at Ronald McDonald the same way
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:51 PM
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Since Ive become sober....

I havent made a collect call from Prison.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:07 PM
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Since I've become sober I've noticed that I can intuitively handle situations that used to baffle me
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Since I've become sober I've noticed that peanut butter milkshakes taste a lot more yummier than beer.
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