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Old 07-15-2015, 06:10 PM
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I'm very surprised about this

If my math is correct, it has been 51 days since I last drank. What surprises me is that it feels like I had my last "drunk" about 2 weeks ago, not 7. I am feeling all of the physical benefits everyone talks about, but the mental/psychological benefits are a very welcome reward. As a result of this, my productivity has measurably increased. Even though I have had one problem after the next, I/we keep chugging along. This would have been very hard before. And yet as we all know, the problems would still always have been there in the morning. Now I just assess them, figure out a solution, and move forward with little hesitation or fear. Its pretty cool overall. Downtime is truly downtime, I can read something I enjoy, I spend time here, I'll watch some sports and remember who won the next day. I always told myself when drininking that I was "decompressing", it wasn't true. I decompressed for about 4-6 hours and afterwards things were as bad or worse than before. That doesn't happen now.
So anyway, 51 days. Nothing to brag about, but wasn't sure it would happen.
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It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on 51 days, Jeff.

Well done.

Power on into your wonderful sober future.
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Congrats on the 51 days and the insight Jeff
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51 days is awesome, congratulations!
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Well Struck Sir!!!

Keep it up

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Thanks Jeff

I have followed your posts. You have made great progress. You are an inspiration for guys like me. Thanks for sharing. I'm excited to get those forthcoming benefits ( clear head / clarity) from being sober
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51 days is something to brag about Keep it going! You are doing awesome. I cannot wait until I am that far along!
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Well done Jeff!!!
I hit one month (depending on how one calculates) about one hour ago. It is only a month but I am grateful. It has actually gotten more difficult rather than less the past couple of weeks for reasons I don't understand. I'm inspired, after reading your posts for weeks, that you did it.
Your story inspires me.
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Originally Posted by thomas11 View Post
If my math is correct, it has been 51 days since I last drank. What surprises me is that it feels like I had my last "drunk" about 2 weeks ago, not 7. I am feeling all of the physical benefits everyone talks about, but the mental/psychological benefits are a very welcome reward. As a result of this, my productivity has measurably increased. Even though I have had one problem after the next, I/we keep chugging along. This would have been very hard before. And yet as we all know, the problems would still always have been there in the morning. Now I just assess them, figure out a solution, and move forward with little hesitation or fear. Its pretty cool overall. Downtime is truly downtime, I can read something I enjoy, I spend time here, I'll watch some sports and remember who won the next day. I always told myself when drininking that I was "decompressing", it wasn't true. I decompressed for about 4-6 hours and afterwards things were as bad or worse than before. That doesn't happen now.
So anyway, 51 days. Nothing to brag about, but wasn't sure it would happen.
Congratulations Jeff, first on 51 days and more importantly on the insight that you've gained regarding your sobriety.
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Congrats Jeff. And thanks for kicking me in the pants in one of my earliest posts. . I kept thinking about a comment you made.... It opened my eyes as I was swimming in Da Nile a bit.

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Congrats on 51 days, thomas11!
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Good work! Congratulations on every passing day that you stay sober.
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Congrats Jeff. And thanks for kicking me in the pants in one of my earliest posts. . I kept thinking about a comment you made.... It opened my eyes as I was swimming in Da Nile a bit.

Hi Sadie, I don't recall the post and am sorry if it was harsh or direct, but if you benefited from it, hey, it must have been ok, right?
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Well done Jeff. 51 days is awesome, keep it up!
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Congrats to a purposeful nondrinker, on the first 51! Keep in mind you can't unknow what you know goodonya, go 'head brag a little, this is the perfect venue
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