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Old 09-27-2017, 12:50 PM
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Hi Gabe I know what you mean about stressful days and its fantastic when you don't go for a drink to feel better , I had many days like this , it really shows how far you and me have come now.
A good day today , not even thought about drinking and the cold is getting better !
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:36 PM
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You are right, we've come a long way. Im starting to believe in myself. Glad you are feeling better today.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:43 AM
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Hey Gabe,
Nice to hear your doing well. There's a recovery book called Cool water by William Alexander. I read it a while ago and thought it was quite good, even though I'm not a Buddhist. Good luck.
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:25 AM
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Thanks for the tip Spud. Much appreciated. I've been reading the 8 steps Buddhist Recovery so sounds like it will be up my street.
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:31 AM
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Hey Endoftheday. How are you doing? I've had a really sh** day. Just with things out with my control. Expected cravings to be worse though so I need to be grateful for that. Just need to keep my eye on things. Hope your day has been better! 😤
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:38 AM
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Hi Gabe , sorry you have had a bad day but the main thing is you have not had a drink .
Good day today , 4 weeks soon!
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:52 AM
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Oh, that just cheered me right up. Four weeks is Awesome!!

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Old 09-29-2017, 08:28 AM
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Hi Gabe , how is today going?
I have not been at work today so I have catching up on those jobs you keep putting off , just keeping busy really as long as I am not drinking! :-)
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:33 AM
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Well done guys, going strong!
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:47 PM
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Hey Endoftheday. I'm not gonna lie, probably had two of the most stressful days of my career but still here, still sober and still working my plan. Would be easy to drink but what would be the point? My house is clean and I've got a hundred odd jobs waiting for me too! 😂 Enjoy your night.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:51 PM
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Great to read how well you're doing Gabe There are difficult days and well done for getting through. each time you have a bad day and don't drink just makes you a bit stronger for next time. Building those sober muscles

Think how good you'll feel in the morning sober. Have a great weekend.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:58 PM
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Thank you RAL 😊 It's a bit of an odd feeling I'm having. I keep waiting for the massive craving to come but it's just not there in the same way. I think about wine and I'm aware of how easy it would be to have a glass but I mainly feel that it's totally pointless. What would be the point? The only thing it would change is how I feel about myself. It would be an empty gesture. I'm not sure what is going on but I'm going with it. Maybe this is Recovery!!
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:06 PM
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That's great news. be prepared for if it does strike - not trying to put a downer on you just a cautionary tale. Back in 2012 i quit in January and lasted a couple of weeks, then seriously again in May but 6 weeks in on holiday it just hit me totally unexpectedly. I was not prepared for it and just drank for the next 3 months. Same thing happened in October when I stopped again - 6 weeks in again.

Maybe thats just me though. I'm going on holiday at 6 weeks this time and darn sure I've got loads of tools to help me through and super aware of the huge beast like cravings that may occur.

Stay strong my friend and stay on SR
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:15 PM
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I will do. It helps so much to be on here. I know what you mean, I've been caught out a few times before and it's mainly been complacency. And a bit of arrogance! Baby steps just now.
You sound like you know what happened before when you slipped and that's the main thing. Safety planning really. I'm sure you'll have awesome, sober holiday RAL! Have a great weekend.
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:07 AM
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Hi Gabe , how is it going ?
Had a stressful day myself today and was very close to getting some beers on the way home tonight , but I didn't thankfully but the closest I have been .
Hopefully tomorrow will be better , having a cup of tea now :-)
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:50 PM
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Hey Endoftheday. I'm so glad you didn't get beers and stuck to the tea. Great going and you'll be so glad tomorrow. Stress is some trigger eh?
I had my brother's 40th today. Been really worried about it but cranberry and soda and a red bull (yuk!) when I was getting sick drunk people. Normally wouldn't have gone but 40 is a big one here. We both did an outstanding job today. No posts of relapse!!

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Old 09-30-2017, 05:28 PM
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:41 AM
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Hey Endoftheday. You feeling any better today? Im exhausted! One more day and we are at a month. Hats off!

Thanks Dee 😊
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:27 AM
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Hi Gabe , yes I'm so glad I did not drink as I would have felt dreadful today , well done aswell with not drinking yesterday
The stressful days are always a trigger for me as I know it might make me feel better ...till the morning!!!
4 weeks tomorrow , this is a big milestone
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:13 AM
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Hi Gabe , we have made it to 4 weeks!!!
Hope you are having a great day:-)
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