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Old 01-26-2016, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Every day is a new record. I feel and look better. Lost 10 lbs- beer weight. I still have many problems but at least they are not getting worse. I'm hopeful my situation will continue to improve even if slowly. Over 30 years of drinking I'm grateful I'm not in worse shape.

Smoking is the next thing to go but I was told to wait. I've learned it's best to follow advice from those sober for many years.

I wonder what type of person I'd be if I'd never drank? I guess at this point the best I can do is find out what type of person I am as a non-drinker. A little melancholy thinking about that.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When I start to regret things, I make myself do the time travel movie run down... if I'd changed X, then maybe I never would have been able to Y. If no B, then probably no C. Our mistakes are hard to look back on, but who knows who we'd be without them.

I get the melancholy. But I think you're right to focus on the future. Good work so far.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wonder what type of person I'd be if I'd never drank?.
OMG that statement hit me like a ton of bricks!
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Dee- good point. I'm striving towards being satisfied with who I am now. I'm a better man than I was 50 days ago.

Fantail. Yep, it's probably not too productive playing what if. If I wasn't an old drunk I wouldn't have gone to Iraq for 6 years. You had to have problems to go there in 05, I fit in well. I'm glad I did that on several levels. Who knows if one day many years ago when I called in with the "brown bottle flu" was the day I would have run over by a bus. Fate is a funny thing.

Our mistakes/failures help make us what we are. It's good to be alive and have another day. Glad I didn't drink today.
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