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Old 11-05-2013, 03:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

Today is day 645 or 21 months. Huge achievement!

I know we all are very different and cope with our additions differently. First 12 months was all about reminding myself that I can't drink! Ive been to many parties and all of them I secretly envied normal drinkers.
Slightest change in my mood triggered an urge to want a drink.

Now 21 months later I feel a lot stronger and drink still exists somewhere in my mind. Conclusion: first 12 months is hard but very worth it, next 12 months is a lot easier. I wonder how does it feel to reach 3 years sober.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Commendable, you should be very proud of yourself. I imagine it takes a lot of willpower to achieve what you have done and I'm sure it has changed your life for the better. It will continue to change your life for the better
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Congrats on 645 that is truly remarkable, well done!!
Today is 211 for myself!
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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39 days..... wow- I think I stopped counting for a few days! COngrats on your achievements Imperfect and Healthyfood!
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Congrats! Awesome achievement.

Hey, Imperfectlyme, 211 days for me also today! Go us!
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Congrats, HealthyFood!

387 days here, or one year and about 3 weeks)

I agree - the first year isn't piece of cake but absolutely worth it!

Best wishes to all)
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Congratulations on 645 days! That is a tremendous achievement!!!

Day 78 here and just taking it one day at a time!!
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Congratulations HF! Day 62 here and that makes two months today!
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you made me go look.. (LOL) had to use a sobriety calculator.. 2,481 days (one day at a time!)
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I wonder how does it feel to reach 3 years sober.
you'll find out in about 15 more months!
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One month shy of four years. Don't know how many days that is.
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Congratulations to all of us. I hadn't thought of it for years then got 12720 sober/dry days one day at a time of a lot of work at times but sure worth it.

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Conclusion: first 12 months is hard but very worth it, next 12 months is a lot easier. I wonder how does it feel to reach 3 years sober.
I'm a little embarrassed to post my tally ... a stunning 14 days. Baby steps right?

Thank you for starting this thread and everyone who has posted. I'm really leaning on the stories I read here. Trusting that things will get better and easier is what keeps me on track. If I didn't have these stories of redemption, I would be back to drinking today.

I don't want to weird anyone out, but I consider all of you prophets. Those that have a vision of the future and point the way for others like me. Your stories mean more than you imagine.
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Congratulations.

The last 4 years of my drinking I couldn't stop for a single day. I'd sometimes make it till 9PM, then say, "I'm fine, I can do this", pop open a beer, and wind up wasted again. When I got sober, 90 days was a crazy goal to shoot for, and I honestly didn't believe people who said they sober over 365 days. I thought they were "kinda" sober, but had a few here and there.

Just used the calculator on this page Sobriety Calculator | AA Grapevine .

Today I have 10,662 days sober.

Trust me when I tell you that that is a miracle.
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