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Old 06-19-2017, 02:04 PM
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Talking Double Digits!

Here I am 10 days sober and clean!
In 10 days I have survived a graduation party, a 5 hour road trip to and a 5 hour road trip back from my parents house. ( In the past this would have been 10 hours of non stop drinking and using.)
I made it through 2 dinners at 2 different restaurants over the week-end, with everyone drinking alcohol but me.
I have survived putting up with my snarky, sarcastic, attitude-filled sister questioning me why I'm not drinking and being mad that I was not.
I made it through 2 week-ends and a Monday.
And I'm still clean and sober.
If you would have asked me 1 month ago if this day would ever come, I would have panicked at the thought of it.
Instead I am living my life. Literally, living every moment.
And I am learning that life without beer and/or coke is doable and wonderful.
I have a game plan for every event that I know is coming up.
I have a mantra I play over and over in my head for when the urge strikes to drink or pick up.
I play the tape from beginning to end and I read, read, read here.
This being sober stuff is like a new world to me.
Everything is different and new.
It's incredible, really

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Congrats on ten days clean and sober! Keep going, it gets better.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:10 PM
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Congratulations! That is a lot to be proud of.

So glad you're feeling good. Keep up the good work! It'll only get better!
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Yes! Congratulations! Keep up the good work
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:08 PM
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So very pleased for you FeelingL0st 😊😊😊 great job x
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by FeelingL0st View Post
I have a game plan for every event that I know is coming up.
I have a mantra I play over and over in my head for when the urge strikes to drink or pick up.
I play the tape from beginning to end and I read, read, read here.
Well done! I'm impressed by your plan, stay strong.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:51 PM
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Congrats on day 10, FeelingL0st. Keep moving forward!
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:05 PM
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Excellent job, Feeling! You sound very positive and excited about sobriety; attitude is important. I 'play the tape' too when I feel cravings (which are far less than they were 18 months ago on the 23rd for me-it really does get easier) and that gives me time to think of the consequences before the action. The last time I drank I wrecked my car and nearly killed myself so all I need to do is think back to what I remember of that night-- which is quite a bit, considering how impaired I was--and ask myself if I want to risk my self-respect and life and limb for nothing. It's not worth it to me. Sobriety rocks. I wish you all the best; SR is a great place for advice and support. Stay close.
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Congrats and great job Feeling!! I remember that feeling well, how good it felt, to cross that threshhold of a milestone, hitting those marks we never thought we could do or get to again.
Keep going, it gets better!
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Great post and well done!
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:31 PM
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Excellent job, my friend! Keep it up!
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Hi FeelingL0st, congratulations on 10 days sober. There is life after booze!
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:27 PM
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Congrulations on 10 days
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Really well done. Congratulations.
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:48 AM
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That's great- I loved when I could start "counting 10s"!

Taking care of yourself is really important- I know that I still shouldn't let myself get stretched too far or too exhausted, so please make sure you are resting and eating well and all that jazz.

Keep going!
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:54 AM
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Fantastic! Well done. Such a positive post.. hang on to that!
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