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Old 06-02-2015, 08:28 AM
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Hi ZaBoozer, Actually I did buy some Nike running shoes on Sunday as the air walks I was running in were not very comfortable and actually hurting my feet. The new Nike's are great it feels like I am running on air, I guess that's why there called Nike airs Brian
Good stuff. Try to mix your running with walking. Walk a bit, run a bit, walk a bit etc. You need to get your leg muscles strengthened a bit. The walk, run thing will do that for you.
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:29 AM
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And what Ruby says. ^^^^^^
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:49 AM
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Well Done, Brian- I am on Day 18. Until I read your post about the coughing in the morning I didn't realize mine was gone! Yes, I def had this and had no idea why- I blamed 'allergies' but now I've got to say it was the booze.

So glad you dumped the beer! I almost bought white wine for a recipe I was making and thought, who am I kidding? I can't just used 1/4 cup for cooking and expect to just save the rest for next time. Just did without it.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:50 AM
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Day 12 now, still progressing nicely. I don't think much about drinking anymore, its like my mind has accepted that I am done with it. My roommate drinks a few beers most nights right in front of me sometimes and It doesn't bother me in the least, its just like after I quit smoking being around people smoking didn't and still does not bother me, I actually enjoy the smell of second hand smoke which is strange since I quit just over 15 months ago. I am currently focused on my jogging, eating healthier, my son and the joy of lots of energy with a clear head. Life just feels so much better.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:31 AM
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Congrats on twelve days Brian. Looking good mate.
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Old 06-05-2015, 01:50 PM
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13 Days now, hit the 2 week marker tomorrow
Not much else to report. Have a good sober weekend everyone.

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Old 06-05-2015, 01:52 PM
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:06 PM
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Good going Brian.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:46 PM
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congrats on the looming 2 weeks QFS

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Old 06-06-2015, 10:34 PM
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Congrats on 3 weeks Brian!!!:-)
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:54 AM
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Day 16 today, still going strong. On the past weekend I though I should get rid of all the empty beer bottles in the garage, my son and myself took back 17 cases and I got just over 40 dollars which normally was reinvested back into full bottles. I think that was the only time I ever went into a beer store and didn't buy anything, actually I started to walk into the back (self serve store) of the beer store then looked at my son and started laughing as I turned around to leave the store. I was laughing because of the habit that I had formed when being in the beer store, I would always walk in the same door and go right to my preferred brand, now that I have no need for it I will probably never be in the store again. Getting rid of the bottles gave me a sense that my relationship with beer is really over which I did not think would happen. When I got home I just stared at my empties spot in the garage wondering what to use it for now.

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Old 06-10-2015, 09:12 AM
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Day 18, nothing exciting to report except for waking up every morning at 5:00am or shortly after then trying to get back to sleep as I normally get up at 7:00-7:30
I don't remember this happening when I was drinking but now its every day for some reason. I am assuming it has to do with not drinking anymore but I sure wish it would stop.

Has this happened to anyone else after quitting?

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Old 06-10-2015, 09:17 AM
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Day 18, nothing exciting to report except for waking up every morning at 5:00am or shortly after then trying to get back to sleep as I normally get up at 7:00-7:30
I don't remember this happening when I was drinking but now its every day for some reason. I am assuming it has to do with not drinking anymore but I sure wish it would stop.

Has this happened to anyone else after quitting?

Brian
Yes, sleep changes are definitely common in early sobriety. Your body and mind are adjusting to not being constantly sedated and it takes time to get back into a normal pattern.
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I would wake up at 3am for a while. I remembered I used to do that drunk too.
It gets better Brian

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Old 06-11-2015, 10:18 AM
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Keep pushing through Brian!! Day 18 is fantastic!!
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:27 AM
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Day 23 and still moving along quite nicely. Had a couple of short lived cravings on the weekend but no big deal.

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Great to hear Brian

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Old 06-18-2015, 10:37 AM
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Day 26, getting close to 1 month. feeling very positive with my new life.

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Old 06-18-2015, 12:07 PM
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Congrats on day twenty six chap. Well done.
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