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Old 05-22-2017, 07:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Giving Up


Not an option for me!

3 months ago today I woke up feeling like a piece of s***! Filled with shame and anxiety, I went into the bathroom, looked in the mirror and barely recognized myself. Bloated face, bloodshot eyes, dirty hair, overweight…a mess! I tried to recall the previous night, did we fight? Did I text or email anyone? Are the vehicles in the garage?... DH was passed out in bed, my home was a mess, 6 empty bottles of wine from the night before thrown in the trash, burnt food and dirty dishes dumped in the sink…The phone had stopped ringing as we’d lost all our business accounts…life was on a spiral down and for the first time in my life, I was losing hope. I was terrified and I knew that something had to change!

With the help of SR and the people here, my therapist and my HPs, my life looks a lot different today than it did 3 months ago. I get up in the morning without dread and look forward to the day ahead. Anxiety and fear is gone, my home is clean, I’ve lost weight, my eyes are clear, my husband and I fight less and we're working on rebuilding our business, I’m enjoying hobbies I pushed aside due to drinking and I feel pride in myself again. Life isn’t perfect, but it’s 1000xs better than the one I was living in my last chapter.

For anyone reading this who is thinking of giving up and contemplating having a drink today, think twice! Life is short and there’s so much more beauty in it once our mind and spirit begins to heal. Whether it's Day 1 or Day 1000,000,000, never give up hope!

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Old 05-22-2017, 07:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Fantastic post, CT

Sobriety just keeps on giving
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Fantastic post, CT

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Your title scared me, I was like "WTF! Not CT!"
Good post!
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Congratulations on 3 months! Nice post!
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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to everyone I'm new on here and I really believe this post from creative thinker should be added to the sticky success stories. Please and thanks.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Your title scared me, I was like "WTF! Not CT!"
Good post!
hahaha, I had the same moment!

You got us, CT
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Congratulations on 3 months, CT!!

Great post.
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Great job CT! Glad to be on this journey with you.
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Great post CT!
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Good work, CT.
Keep moving forward. Its good to see that you are rebuilding and living a life you're proud of. There is a lot to be said about effort in the right direction.
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Thanks everyone!

2ndhand & Shitz...you are too funny!

FYI- The 3 month mark is where things normally get shaky for me...so, staying vigilant here.

I really appreciate all of you! You encourage me and inspire me every day.

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Such a fantastic post, CreativeThinker.

Congratulations on 3 wonderful months of sobriety!!!!
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Great post. Congrats on 3 months.
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Congrats! In 3 months today i hope to be saying the same as you. Day 1 again.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:55 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Great job CT. Wow! You've helped me really a lot x
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For anyone reading this who is thinking of giving up and contemplating having a drink today, think twice! Life is short and there’s so much more beauty in it once our mind and spirit begins to heal. Whether it's Day 1 or Day 1000,000,000, never give up hope!
Very inspirational, great job!
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Day one for me. First of many "day ones". But today feels different. Reminding myself that not drinking will not create a void but rather happier, healther and better looking. Feck social drinking, I stopped enjoying it a long time ago as I would always go home after and made sure I drank enough to pass out.
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Great OP post, CT! Very inspiring!
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