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Old 04-04-2013, 06:38 PM
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I noticed that I drove to the store at 6pm for food. This is not something that i would of done in the past. The drinks would have already taken me elsewhere. So, for this I am happy.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:00 PM
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I'm able to put my pants on in the morning without falling over! I can actually stay balanced on one leg, lol!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Mizzuno View Post
I noticed that I drove to the store at 6pm for food. This is not something that i would of done in the past. The drinks would have already taken me elsewhere. So, for this I am happy.
I went shopping yesterday, I was also glad that I bought food that actually needs to be cooked instead of 80 cans of ravioli or spaghetti.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Flipity View Post
It's really nice to be able to get in the car at any time of night or day, whether for an errand or an emergency, and not have to even think about "Am I legal to drive".


Oh my gosh, Flipity, this is one of the biggest things I enjoy about being sober. I can go out to a store or just a drive at 10 pm if I want to, which is great to avoid the daytime traffic. It feels so free, I love it!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:35 PM
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Sometimes when I have a good laugh I feel lightheaded which makes me laugh more
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:08 PM
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  • how nice it is to snuggle with my daughter on the lounge
  • really being able to connect with other people's emotions
  • how good it feels the day after when I have dealt with stressful situations in a normal mature adult manner
  • enjoying naps on the weekend
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:24 PM
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My smile is sincere... I am sincere. People appreciate this.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:22 PM
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I can plan ahead. This is amazing to me!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:25 PM
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Peoples' eyes and faces when I speak to them. I realize now I used to avoid it for some reason. Guilt? Shame? I dont know, but it is nice to just look some in the eyes and genuinely return their smile.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:30 PM
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went out on a Sunday afternoon to my sisters.Usually I would have declined cause i would have been thinking it was time to go to the bar to work on tomorrows hangover
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:33 PM
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Peoples' eyes and faces when I speak to them. I realize now I used to avoid it for some reason. Guilt? Shame? I dont know, but it is nice to just look some in the eyes and genuinely return their smile.
Definitely gotta agree with Arctic, feeling complete confidence in knowing I am no longer bs-ing people when I look into their eyes.


Oh and recognizing when my toe nails need a good trim. lol
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:35 PM
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how great a lazy Sunday nap is next to my puppy
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:35 PM
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The joy of going to bed early!
When I drank I always said I was a night owl and couldn't go to bed before 12 or 1 am.
But the truth is I just wanted to stay up and drink till I passed out.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BuddinK View Post
I went shopping yesterday, I was also glad that I bought food that actually needs to be cooked instead of 80 cans of ravioli or spaghetti.
So true! I bet Pizza Hut delivery is mad that I'm sober!
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by EternalQ View Post
The joy of going to bed early!
When I drank I always said I was a night owl and couldn't go to bed before 12 or 1 am.
But the truth is I just wanted to stay up and drink till I passed out.
^^^me 2. Being able to go to bed early is amazing. Even though I fell asleep so early today that I just woke up in the middle of the night, LOL
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:43 PM
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One of my dogs hated me when I'd been drinking,she used to growl ��she loves me all the time now �� I also don't have to wake up early to try and delete facebook/ twitter posts or do damage control on stupid txts I've sent.i wake up relaxed ��
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:21 AM
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My cat was unhappy when I was drinking. She used to make this groaning sound...now she is a happy loved relaxed kitty.
It makes me smile every day
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:36 AM
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Animals know exactly what's going on I think aye Venus.they don't like out of control ppl or the smell I think ��
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:13 AM
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One thing that is so true and dear to my heart. Now that I am sober, I can look at my two kids in the eyes, tell them I love them with all that I have and know that they believe / trust in me because it's the real me.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:53 PM
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One thing I notice is sober peoples lives are full and satisfying. And sober people have memories and they can plan and hope.

The people I know who still drink alcoholically start drinking as soon as work ends, complain about the same things without changing, blame others, have lost their friends and have only drinking friends whom they have nothing in common with. And they have no memory. You tell them the same things over and over.

I didn't see all that in myself and others when I drank and I basically allowed myself to become a vehicle for alcohol to live its insanity through me. I let myself be used by people.

I don't do that anymore.
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