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Old 07-21-2017, 05:34 AM
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Just popped in to say hello and hope all are doing well.

Good to see Sao is keeping the weekender going strong.

A message to newbies... You are in charge of your own destiny. No one can make you drink or use, only you can. So it's up to you and only you to make sure you do not. Whatever that entails, utilize all of the available resources.
I used the weekender to help me get though when I was struggling in the beginning. A simple diversion to get over the cravings. That's all it takes. A simple diversion to change your thinking at that moment does wonders. Go for a walk around the block. Go to a different room in the house. Change the music you are listening to. Anything to break monotony. Boredom and isolation are your enemies. Be creative, just don't stand still and hope it passes - force yourself passed it.
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:49 AM
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Count me in, and thanks for the excellent intro, Sao!

When I quit in Jan, I think I have spent more time wrestling with what to tell people than I have spent actually wrestling with my AV itself.

Rightly or wrongly, when asked why I don't want a drink, my answer now is simply "I am taking the year off". That seems to just get positive acknowledgement and avoids any further discussion. Explaining that booze nearly wrecked my life and that I can never drink again, although honest, seems a bit heavy for general conversation.

My thinking is, so long as you don't lie to yourself anymore, and stay on your path, you are doing OK.
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:31 AM
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:10 AM
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Thanks to all for your sharing and support. Looking forward to a memorable weekend.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:46 AM
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Started out strong with this view on the water!
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:51 AM
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That is so pretty apple..
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:39 AM
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What is my problem? I put off going to the bank because I have money in my account. I have a student loan refund check and three paychecks waiting to be deposited. Going to the bank is a pain.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:55 AM
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Great to see you LBrain! I have missed you. You are quite right, displacement activities, even if it seems a bit mindless, are really important in early recovery in order to avoid thise cravings. It is not something you have to do forever.

Hometime here and it is a lovely late afternoon/early evening.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:10 AM
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Crazy golf tonight, Sao?
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:44 AM
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Great to hear from you again Lbrain , I for one have missed you.
I don't usually blow my own trumpet and I hope I don't upset anyone as that is not my intention.
I generally only post on here so it's my home.
I have no one in the outside world to share this with so it's you guys..... I am at 3 years today 😀 . Yayyy me. I had fish and chips with mushy peas to celebrate.... usual Friday treat with Mr P but I decided mine was a celebration meal 😉
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:57 AM
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Wonderful, Petals!! Congratulations!
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:02 PM
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That's excellent petals! Massive respect to you.

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Old 07-21-2017, 12:05 PM
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Crazy golf tonight, Sao?
No Crazy Golf for a couple of weeks Marty, people are on hols. I am going to see the Red Turtle tonight (film)
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:08 PM
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I am up for an excellent sober weekend and I just cant get Goat Yoga out of my head now.
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Thank youuu 😁😁😁xxx
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I've been sober all damn day.
I might as well make it a sober weekend too :p
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WOW, Petals! Congratulations on 3 years!!!
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:42 PM
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LadyBlue thanks for posting that conversation with your hubby.....I am going to borrow it and share it with the rest of the March 2016 class!
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BrendaChenowyth View Post
What is my problem? I put off going to the bank because I have money in my account. I have a student loan refund check and three paychecks waiting to be deposited. Going to the bank is a pain.
Oh jeez. You have to actually go to the bank? I'd never get there. Thank goodness my bank lets me deposit from my phone.
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Dragon, did you tell your wife about the hidden liquor and your surprising reaction to it?

It would provide good accountability for you and a great way to keep her in the loop.
Actually it's not my liquor, they keep bottles all over the place for guests. No, I didn't say anything to her, but you've given me something to think about. I don't share allot about my sober journey with her, I've found it difficult as she just doesn't 'get it'. I let her know that I'm still doing well and that's about it.
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