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Old 04-02-2013, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hurray! I've made it 2 months!


Woo-hoo! I'm just so happy! I really, really didnt know if Id be able to do it in the beginning.
And its so different from what I thought. I kinda thought life would change 100% immediately and miraculously transform into the dream existence Ive always wanted.
And dont get me wrong it IS amazing being sober, but life is still life, and HOLY CRAP does it have its ups and downs!!
Or maybe the extreme intense mood swings are just some mental problem I have...I dont know, but I go from bouncing off the walls in extreme joy to feeling very sorry for myself,life sucks, whats the point, drinking was fun....
More often than not though, I am quite level and content.
After I quit Alcohol I really started taking more Klonipin(anti-anxiety/sedative) because well I had to have SOMEthing! I mean I couldnt just EXIST right?? Right??

Well now I QUIT any rx's and I am completely, totally, and 100% SOBER!!! From eveything! Clean!

And I am overjoyed because I had lost faith in my bodies ability to just be.
I eat better than ever, I used to think I just didnt "crave" veggies and fruits, but really my hungover self just craved junk junk junk. Not anymore! Still struggling with sweets though!
I have been exercising like nuts, and have lost 17 pounds. I am running a 5K in June(who ME??) and people have starting noticing which is the sweetest music I think Ive ever heard because I have been stuck at the same weight for 5 years.

I just cant believe Im getting healthy! Me!? A miserable binge-drinking, puking, over-eating, puffy, blotchy, smelly MESS of a woman who would rather not even step foot outside into the too-bright sun?? I Am Revitalized!!

The Good Lord must've known my desperate cries for help were serious this time!
Anyone just contemplating or starting their sober journey, let me tell you, it CAN be done. Its gonna be work, its going to seem imPOSSible, you're going to feel like quitting, but if you can just get through this ONE day,and think about tomorrow, tomorrow, you CAN do it! I was the fattest, laziest, most full of excuses person youd ever meet and I mean it when I say "If I can do it, YOU can do it" You have to want it, want sobriety, want a better life, and if you want it bad enough, IT IS YOURS FOR THE TAKING!! It's FREE!!

So thanks ya'll for your support, now Im just kind of waiting to see whats next because this thing called LIFE is full of surprises!!
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...but life is still life..
Really proud of you. I saw one of your first posts and at the time was so worried. You are amazing.

You are right, life is still life. I think it is so important to remember this. Thanks for sharing...
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Congratulations, Arctic!

This is wonderful news.

You have inspired me to get moving with my exercise program: I plan to run a 25 k trail race early next year, and so I guess that means I better be able to join you in that 5 k in June!

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Congrats Arctic,that's great news.Well done
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hurray indeed! Great job and congrats!
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That is great news Arctic! We are so proud of you and you should be very proud of yourself.
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Well done Arctic. Yes, life does have it's ups and downs. But at least you're not drinking and causing yourself more problems. Keep at it.
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Big congratulations Arctic! You are awesome!! Wooohoooo!!

I'm also just past my 2 months completely sober, and I've also been pleasantly surprised at how my body is improving on this healthy new path. Isn't it fantastic!

Good luck on your 5k!
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Your story is tremendously inspiring to me.

Thanks for sharing it and congratulations.
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Congratulations, Arctic! Thank you for sharing your story, what an inspiration!
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Thank you for sharing your story! Congratulations!
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Congratulations , this is inspired me a lot thank you !!!
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Congrats on two months sober!! Your extreme mood swings could very well be PAWS, post acute withdrawal syndrome.

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This post made my day! Great job.

I feel the same way in every way.
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Congrats on two months sober!! Your extreme mood swings could very well be PAWS, post acute withdrawal syndrome.

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Thanks for that! I havent read it all, but I bookmarked it.
Tons of good info.
I know for sure after reading about the hypoglycemia that its part of my problem. The moodswings, ugh!
And the Playing part really struck me. I mean who thinks to play!?? haha!
Im gonna have to try that.
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Way to go! Thanks for the inspiration to keep moving forward!
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