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After three weeks it feels like I'm turning the corner!

Old 04-26-2013, 04:55 AM
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After three weeks it feels like I'm turning the corner!

The last three weeks feels like 3 years.
My mind is clear, and I am starting to feel like I can make it through without ever drinking again. The cravings are getting less and less and I have turned down numerous situations where I would be in front of alcohol!
I'm so glad I gave it up because I'm starting to feel like a human being again!
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by HellJuice View Post
The last three weeks feels like 3 years.
My mind is clear, and I am starting to feel like I can make it through without ever drinking again. The cravings are getting less and less and I have turned down numerous situations where I would be in front of alcohol!
I'm so glad I gave it up because I'm starting to feel like a human being again!
Congratulations & Thank You. I am on day 6 & headed into my first weekend. I feel good but definitely needed some encouragement & this is it.
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Congratulations & Thank You. I am on day 6 & headed into my first weekend. I feel good but definitely needed some encouragement & this is it.
You're welcome and keep it up! 6 days is 6 more days than many suffering souls out there are able to accomplish keep that in mind! Don't give up!
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:19 AM
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Congratulations and hang in there. I feel like a broken record, which many here never have seen, but I recall a phrase that was pushed on me that I needed every day. "If we don't pick up the first drink we don't have to get sober AGAIN." After working that I started feeling comfortable in my own skin. BE WELL
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:46 AM
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Helljuice those first few weeks are hard, especially with the cravings and having to change long entrenched habits.
Getting through them without caving is brilliant. Keep it up!
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Woooohooo!

It does feel good - doesn't it? When I'm thinking of drinking now it helps to remember how good it feels to be sober.

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Old 04-26-2013, 01:49 PM
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Thanks for post - gives us newbies encouragement !!

Congrats on your 3 weeks :-)
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:03 PM
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Great! It is the best feeling in the world when you finally realize that you CAN live without drinking....only gets better.
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I'm so glad I gave it up because I'm starting to feel like a human being again!

This.
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Congratulations HellJuice

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Old 04-26-2013, 03:47 PM
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It's been 32 days for me and I don't feel like drinking, but the emptiness and loneliness is still very much there. Their my next hurdle I guess.
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Hi Helljuice. I remember feeling like that after a few weeks, too. I always worry people will give up too soon, because it is hard work. I'm so glad to read the good news - and I know it'll encourage and inspire others.

There is life after alcohol. Who knew?
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:56 PM
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Give it socks. I enjoyed this post fair play.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:17 PM
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Congratulations on the 3 weeks!

But don't ever get complacent, alcohol is cunning, baffling and powerful. It's also very patient.

I got complacent after 5 1/2 years thinking I could drink normally like other people. That proved to not be the case.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:34 PM
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14 days with no booze and I have noticed the ladies smiling and eyeing me more. Must be the lost weight and less puffy face. Congrats on three weeks and I hope I get some more energy soon.
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Oh yeah! Looked at pics of my little body and great big ole puffy face and didn't know who that was. Most wonderful plus of a sober life!:
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Congrats and thanks for a great, inspirational post.
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