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Old 03-12-2014, 12:21 PM
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Bewitching Hour!

It's day 3, almost time to go home home and I am thinking about wine for the first time all day. I believe this is indeed a craving, and my HALT strategy is:

Right now, drinking tons of water to be sure I am not just plain old thirsty.

Picking up a truly decadent pizza on the way home for an early dinner with my son since my DH has a late meeting. And leaving a little early. Now is not the time to diet!

I'm not tired at the moment, and I have planned a lazy night catching up with my DVR.

I'm not angry or tense (except for the craving), so no real need for the Ativan that I carry ICE.

What am I missing??
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:12 PM
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Pure happiness. Sounds like you found it. I don't know of anything else, your evening sounds pretty good to me!
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:19 PM
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It's that time of day for me too!! It's weird how it just hits you..
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:24 PM
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Hi Aka, what is your plan? :-)
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:33 PM
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Having a good plan is the best - way to go!

My worst time was 6 - 8 pm, so right after supper. I started throwing the dishes in the dishwasher and going out asap for a long walk. I can't tell you how much it helped me. Changing daily patterns is always helpful!
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:35 PM
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Hi holli, right now it's one day at a time. I will be on day six tomorrow and that's all I can think about for now. I too am drinking a lot of water and ocean spray.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:38 PM
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From what you described, I can't see that anything is missing as far as physical things go. Perhaps you're just wanting to feel happier, more content.

Give yourself more sober time. Three days is still very early in recovery. Treat yourself well, as it sounds like you're doing. Give it more time.

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Hi Anna, I've been walking my dog so much he's starting to wonder what's going on.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:41 PM
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You forgot logging into SR!

Mentally I would be reminding myself when the urge comes "alcohol will NOT improve those things that I have planned - it will destroy them"
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Holli View Post
What am I missing??

Just remember what you wrote in your first post:

"I just want to be sober from now on."

That's your mantra. Your addiction will do everything in it's power to modify what you mean, for instance...sober until I feel better...sober until I get some time under my belt to prove I don't have a problem....sober, until I deserve to get drunk.

Remember, what you meant was, SOBER FOREVER.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:55 PM
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Great job!

And you are entitled to overindulge on that decent pizza you know ;-)
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:07 PM
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Im dyeing right now also. Been itching since 4 PM. It was the same thing yesterday, didnt go away until 7 PM!! What a bitch!!! I miss the taste of my nice cold beer!!!!!!
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:15 PM
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Hunter, why do you itch?
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:21 PM
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Itching is just a phrase for wanting a beer right now. I itch cause i scratched though! LOL!
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:26 PM
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Oh, gotcha! Stay strong! No scratching tonite!
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:32 PM
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I would like to introduce you to my good friend…………chocolate!

Although we have known each other for years we only recently became very fast friends. We hookup at least once a day, and I think of this dear friend often throughout the day. I imagine our newfound relationship will fizzle out as time wears on (or my jeans explode).

Seriously, it is amazing what a candy bar can do to alleviate cravings early on…bon appetit!
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