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Old 03-14-2017, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

Just wanted to check in and state that today is my third day of not drinking.
I have been on this forum some years ago, but forgot my old login Anyway, clean sheets is nice.

Since then, many things around me has become much better than they were some years back. And for those things I am extremely grateful. Now, long overdue, I need to concentrate on getting rid of my own drinking obsession. I notice very well that it again is reaching that height where it eventually will screw up the relationships to the beautiful people around me. And I cannot let that happen.

So, day 3. Long road ahead, but I feel I am off to a good start. And I feel very determined this time.

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Welcome tronics. I'm on day 5. One foot in front of the other....
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Welcome. I'm day 2 like sobernun days one step in front of the other
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you all!

Just checking in on day 4.
Still feeling quite foggy and struggling to concentrate, but other than that its going okay so far. My determination is still strong, one day at a time
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Hi Tronics,

Welcome! I was were you are about a month ago and found reading the various posts here extremely helpful.

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Well done & keep going .!! You can do it .I'm 5 days in today and starting to feel better already ��
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Yep- mindfulness Tronics. Stay in the present, reflect safely on past experiences and plan for the future.
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Those first few are rough - but you're doing this. Congrats on 4 days - it'll only get better Tronics.
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Welcome, Tronics. Please hang in there. It gets better.
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Good morning! (at least it is morning on this side of the globe)

Thank you all for the support! Its amazing and although its fonts displayed by pixels on my screen, the thought of you all being real people on the other side really is encouraging!

Day 5. This is going to be a tough one, little to no sleep tonight. My energy levels were so bouncy yesterday. All the way from extreme amounts of energy to incredibly low, and of course comes bed time, they sky rocketed again. So today, I feel quite exhausted. But hey, still off the bottle.

5 days, although not that long is still the longest time I have gone without alcohol for.. I dont know, a year maybe.. I actually already now remember things/situations that I had forgotten or suppressed from way back. They are not all good unfortunately, but not all bad either.

I hope you all have a good day! And like PhoenixJ said; Stay in the present! I like that
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Congratulations on 5! Stick with it. The rewards of physical and mental well being are amazing. With just a little more time, you won't believe how amazing you feel. Definitely worth the effort.
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Day 6 today, still sticking to my goals!

The weekend is creeping up, and I feel really anxious about that. But have made some plans to keep busy, might need to try plan some more stuff to do. If I end up just sitting around this weekend then that’s going to be hard.

Yesterday I did something that I have never done before, so I need to share this because I am quite proud of myself
A friend of mine came over to give me a new case of homebrewed beer, the kind of beer that I very much enjoy.
I gracefully accepted the case, as I did not want to reject it.. When he left, I sat staring at them for a long hour, then decided to pour them all out in the sink. Bottle by bottle I poured them out, and that freeing feeling I got afterwards was amazing. In that situation 7 days ago would have ended up in a flat out drunken evening, and a worse morning.

That was one hell of a hard decision to make, but I did not regret it one bit afterwards. Something tells me that decision might come back to haunt me this weekend though.. But I am so determined this time, and I am not going to break.

Anyway, hope you all have a good Friday
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I'm glad you did that Tronics.

I don't think not taking the case would have been a rejection of you friend tho. We have a duty of care to ourselves.

I'm not one of those guys who say 'Ok you got an A but it should have been an A+'...you did great...

but learning the power of no thanks is an immensely useful tool.

It was hard for me at first - I even felt queasy saying no - but I got a lot better at it once I started.

I'm not saying you need to share details.
No should be a complete sentence...

but you'll run up against this a lot - people will treat you as the drinker they know you as...

without saying no thanks you're going to have to empty a lot of bottles...and that can get wearying...wearied was a dangerous place to be, for me.

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Thanks for your post Dee I totally Get what you are saying and I agree.

For the time beeing I am keeping to my self as much as I can socialy. Just focusing on family. But I do need a plan on how to handle the expectations that others have to me when it comes to drinking.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Good job on throwing those beers down the drain!
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