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Old 07-02-2004, 02:23 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Louie, GET A NEW JOB! Your life may depend on it.........you've probably heard the one about hanging around the barber shop before.

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Old 07-03-2004, 12:39 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Hello my new Family,

Just wanted to check in and say I am sober. I failed miserably at day one yesterday, but got a new chance today.

After my slip yesterday afternoon found myself at the liquor store and came home for my usual night. I will admit I had a few but the more I had the more I realized I wanted to stop. Lets just say the rest went in the sink not in the drink.

Pray for me I figure in about 7 hours it will be 24 hours since my last drink. Does that count as my first day?

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Old 07-03-2004, 12:42 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Does that count as my first day?
It does if you say it does. Period.
So one hour at a time now until you make 24.
Awesome!
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Old 07-03-2004, 12:53 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Moot comin' in late as usual....

ONe hour at a time, triegger! You know the drill.

You have to want it enough to not drink! That time will come. I'm hoping it comes now.

Louie...... I second the "you need a new job"!
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Old 07-03-2004, 01:38 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Ok just an update, been an hour since my last post. Still sober, feel like crap, but still sober.

Made some chicken wonton soup and gonna see if I can eat. I will post every hour on the hour today if I have to.

This will be my first day!

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Old 07-03-2004, 01:51 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Hi Triegger,

Sorry you're feeling bad, but guaranteed, you'll start to feel better soon. The first few days can be rough, but hang in there. I'm glad you started again today, the main thing is that we can never give up. We just can't.

Take care of yourself and just take it slow. My thoughts and prayers are with you today.

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Old 07-03-2004, 02:39 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Nother hour down. Just wanted to say I was still here, still sober.
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Old 07-03-2004, 03:01 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Yay treigger! Sometimes it comes down to a minute at a time. Don't be discouraged. Keep up the good work!
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Old 07-03-2004, 03:14 PM   #49 (permalink)
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God I hate to admit that, I am a drunk. Somewhere, the disease crept up on me and if it hasnt yet I know will make my life unmanageable.

Trieger,
Your above lines say it all. You have decided your life is unmanageable. I am praying that you will do the steps before you hit "rock bottom" as many of us had to before our eyes were opened.
Go to a meeting. The first one is hard, the next one not so bad. You can do it! :rose
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Old 07-03-2004, 03:40 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Heya Family,

Looks like I have another hour under my belt, still sober. Still kinda feel like crap but I did eat. First thing I have had since Thurs. I know nutrtion is important during this time from all the feedback you guys have given me, so gonna try and eat a snack.

Kinda of a one of the wierd things that happen, but my ex-wife was in recovery before we met has been sober now 19 years. We have been divorced now for about 12, but today I was looking for a lighter and found an old white chip. I think that is day one, well damned if it isn't in my pocket. Don't ask how that thing has survived through all these years and several moves but I am glad to have that reminder.

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Old 07-03-2004, 04:40 PM   #51 (permalink)
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7:40 = one more hour.

Forgive me not trying to spam the board but it gives me a goal to know I can tick off the hours with you all.

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Old 07-03-2004, 04:48 PM   #52 (permalink)
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No spam. No worries Triegger.
In an hour, look at that chip real close.
Make it a symbol of a small victory with huge implications.
And go to bed sober.
You can do it.
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Old 07-03-2004, 05:42 PM   #53 (permalink)
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8:40 still here still sober. 2 more hours and my first day will be over.

Thanks all for your prayers and support.
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Old 07-03-2004, 05:46 PM   #54 (permalink)
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GO TRIEGER!!
Keep the prize in sight--that wonderful feeling of being in control of yourself.
You are doing great!
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Old 07-03-2004, 06:38 PM   #55 (permalink)
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9:40 still here, still posting, still sober!

One hour to go and I can start on day 2. Woot!

Thanks again for all your prayers, thoughts and words of encouragement.

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Old 07-03-2004, 06:41 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Hi Triegger,

I'm so happy to see you getting through the day. You should be proud of yourself. You're doing great. Keep posting and have a great rest of the evening.

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Old 07-03-2004, 06:49 PM   #57 (permalink)
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hope to see you in the meeting... starts in about 10 minutes.
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Old 07-03-2004, 06:50 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Awesome job Triegger

You got all of us standing behind you pushing you, holding you up. I got a big old smile on this ol face, thanks for that.

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Old 07-03-2004, 07:49 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Well my friends,

Day one is over, and for the first time in I dont know how long I will be going to bed sober. So looking forward to waking in the morning with a clear head and knowing that all I have to do is take it hour by hour.

I also attended my first meeting tonight, we talked about complacency. Ok they talked, I listened. Please be thinking of me and preying for me that as my head clears further and I feel better and better that I do not become complacent.

This disease has so many pitfalls and so many traps, as a newbie its enough to scare you to death. However, if I can do one day I can do two as long as I always remember, I am an alcoholic and I cannot drink, I cannot control it, and the only way to handle it is abstinance.

Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers and thanks again from the bottom of my heart for being there,

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