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Old 08-09-2015, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first post, and first, sober day since I don't know when. Just wanted to start properly and introduce myself... I'm English, female, married, Mid thirties and live abroad.
Have looked through the FAQ and sure I'll get the hang of things soon
Having a tough time tonight as Sunday is usually my drink alone at home time...
Anyway, evening all
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi and Welcome,

I'm glad you posted.

I drank at home, alone, too and I know it's hard to get past that, but you can do this!
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi and Welcome,

I'm glad you posted.

I drank at home, alone, too and I know it's hard to get past that, but you can do this!
Thanks Anna.
I've just taken some melatonin to help me sleep. Otherwise I'd be up anxious all night. I've just decided to not drink tomorrow and to let this be the start.
Although when I woke up this morning I was still drunk...
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice to meet you. Hope you stay in touch. Maybe you could spend some time on SR instead of drinking. Have a great day!! John
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Welcome! I'm new here, too. I'm a female, mid-thirties as well. My plan is to stop drinking completely, I can't moderate. Tried too many times. Hope all goes well for you. Whatever you do, don't give up. I gave up at 17 days last year, and am just now trying again.
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome! I'm new here, too. I'm a female, mid-thirties as well. My plan is to stop drinking completely, I can't moderate. Tried too many times. Hope all goes well for you. Whatever you do, don't give up. I gave up at 17 days last year, and am just now trying again.
Are you on your first day too?
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So glad to meet you GLB and Myjourney. I wish I'd stopped drinking in my 30's - I'd have saved myself so much misery. Good to have you with us as you take this big step.
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Welcome i am a new comer as well and i just made a cup of coffee since i can't sleep trying to get the hang of this
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Welcome, Gib. You'll find a lot of support and understanding here. I know I did. Wishing you the best.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm also a first timer. Also white, female, mid thirties. I'm starting day 2. Yesterday wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Already about 14 stressors have come my way though, enough to make me reach for the bottle. I have my own business and my own office with no one around unless I meet a client, so I can pretty much get by drinking anytime. It's going to be hard, as I drank at home, alone, at my office, etc (closet)
But I'm determined this time.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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By the way, I tried about three times to post my story in the newcomers thread and it's not showing up. I tried to post it last night. It was titled Day One is Over. I don't see that it posted. Does some administration review things and then not post them for some time? I want things to be immediate
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Welcome, Glb. Glad you found SR.

I did most of my drinking at home, too.
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Welcome newcomers Your positive attitudes and determination to succeed is inspiring I hope you're doing well today!
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:19 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Welcome 3 new folk ! I also wish I'd made efforts to get sober in my 30's, I really hope you do, you'll save a lot of years of the same old same old (or worse). All the best to you.
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Howdy, everyone. I'm trying to find my way around this website and get busy. Hopefully I'm in it now and I can read previous posts to get some instruction and info. In a little over a week I'll celebrate 35 years clean and sober. My 70th naked birthday was 3 months ago. Looking forward to sharing my experience, strength and hope with you.
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Welcome byrdlegz! 35 years - simply amazing. Wonderful to have you with us.
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