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Old 08-07-2012, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Day Two Here!!


Feels good to feel clear minded at work, without feeling half asleep and hungover. Night 1 last night I was very antsy, didn't get enough sleep. But for me , getting through that first day ( for me again) is a big step...onward
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Great job Jedi. The first few days are real eye openers and it feels good to accomplish. Keep it going.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How long does it take to see a difference in appearance, big red face to deflate..lose a little weight?
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Keep going! You can do it! Just say to yourself: "I am not drinking today. I don't know about the future, but today I am not." That is what one day at a time really means.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Woohoo! Great news! Keep it up - it just gets better and better from here

I think it takes a week or so to notice a difference in appearance... it all depends on how much you drank, but for me, it probably took a month before I REALLY noticed. I looked in the mirror and just thought 'oh my god, I actually have nice skin!'
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I never had the red, swollen face (except when angry ), but it took a few months for my old hopeless face to fade away.
Keep it going, long continued sobriety is very much worth the effort.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Jedi, I see you've been a member since Jan 2011. Are you attending AA meetings?

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I'm glad you're back and working on your recovery.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i do remember you from when I first joined JT. glad you are back here for support.

glad to see you back. try some vanilla ice cream before bed
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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How long does it take to see a difference in appearance, big red face to deflate..lose a little weight?
I don't know, really. I have been sober for 20 days, and I look in the mirror, and I just look better. It could be because I've been hungover for a long time and I get really bad bags under my eyes, and that's what I look like when I'm not hanging.

I've lost about 7 pounds as well in the 20 days. I've been doing a low carb diet, though, so I'm sure that helps. I've lost 20 pounds in the past couple months, so it may not be related to no alcohol anyway.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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