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Old 05-21-2013, 04:16 AM
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Today is Day #3 of sobriety and I am feeling more motivated than I have in the past! Today will be a challenge, as I've found the motivation usually dies out and the cravings get strong when I know I've gone 2 consecutive days without drinking. Today is going to be especially long. I work 8:30-5, and then I stay at work for another couple hours to help my manager clean the office (extra $$!). Usually I'd convince myself that I've earned that one glass of wine after a day like that, so I'll buy the bottle and of course, down the entire bottle in less than 2 hours instead of stopping at the one glass like I planned. And btw, my ONE wine glass is more equivalent to 1/2 the bottle! That will not happen today- instead I will spend that time sharing my success of 3 days without alcohol on SR. I am so happy I found this forum!!! Hope everyone has a great day!
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congratulations on day 3 - have a great day

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Isn't it amazing how we can convince ourselves that we "deserve" that glass of wine.
I used to do it all the time. Now I reward myself with something else.
Like chocolate
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:48 AM
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Isn't it amazing how we can convince ourselves that we "deserve" that glass of wine.
I used to do it all the time. Now I reward myself with something else.
Like chocolate
Yes, it is! I'm changing my thinking from " you deserve a glass of wine" to "you deserve a peaceful, sober night's sleep. And to wake up tomorrow feeling clear-headed and free of guilt and anxiety over drinking!"
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:00 PM
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Yikes, I'm on my way home and the temptation to stop at the store on the way home is screaming at me! I suspected this would happen. I can almost taste the wine. Not gonna do it, but wow! This is hard.
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Stay strong! You will feel better for it!
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:46 PM
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I didn't cave! And the fact that I didn't give in this time is a really big accomplishment. And you're right, Dolly, I absolutely do feel better!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:06 PM
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:39 PM
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Good for you!!! Day 3 is my "cave day" usually. It's my day 3 today, too, and I've made it through. I did make my husband block me in the driveway as an extra precaution, but at this point I'm thinking it may not have been necessary.
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