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Old 10-03-2017, 07:43 AM
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What are people incorporating into their Recovery Plans? It's so funny, b/c I help my patients complete Recovery Plans, but when it comes to my own, I'm having difficulty. I've attempted sobriety numerous times, but have never actually had a plan. This time I feel it is necessary...simply not drinking has never worked for me. I do know that I want to start exercising again and eat healthier. I've also been watching inspiring videos on utube. I have completed a list of pros and cons, which has been helpful thus far. Has anyone developed a plan yet-if so, what does it look like?
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What are people incorporating into their Recovery Plans? It's so funny, b/c I help my patients complete Recovery Plans, but when it comes to my own, I'm having difficulty. I've attempted sobriety numerous times, but have never actually had a plan. This time I feel it is necessary...simply not drinking has never worked for me. I do know that I want to start exercising again and eat healthier. I've also been watching inspiring videos on utube. I have completed a list of pros and cons, which has been helpful thus far. Has anyone developed a plan yet-if so, what does it look like?
You may want to join AA. It helped me a lot in first couple of months. It helped me build a solid foundation why I needed to stop and avoid get tricked by addictive voice. Also meeting people in different stages of recovery helped as well listening to the experience of others through the meeting shares.
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Checking in on day 5. Feeling good in general except I feel like Iím getting a cold. Iíll catch up on posts later today.
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:55 AM
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I'm joining the October group since my last drink was the last Friday of September. By the way I gained 35 pounds since I began drinking five years ago, I'm hoping it will come off in less time.
We can do it!
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:22 AM
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One week done. The withdrawal symptoms are more or less gone completely. That's how long it takes these days. Not missing liquor or craving it. This year I have hardly ever had a drink at home. My danger zone will be when I travel next weekend. So how can I make sure I do not drink when I am away from home - booze available on the plane and minibar in the hotel room? One option is to take an Antabuse tablet before the trip. I was prescribed this last year but never took them. I was not convinced I could stay sober. The other option I suppose is to plan not to drink by making a schedule for the trip: (a) work/meetings, (b) gym, (c) go to a sports event etc. If I feel I am about to give in, to come back and post and stop myself. None of this has worked in the past when I get lost in the moment and am kind of on auto-pilot. Which is why I am considering the tablet.

Anyhow. 1 week sober. I hope everyone in the class of October is doing well. I used to think I would remember October for going to a fabulous beer festival they have in Germany. I dreamt about going and staying drunk for a few days. Maybe I can remember it as the month of the start of something much more meaningful and rewarding. Have a great day all.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:34 AM
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Hello . I would like to join this class. Giving this yet another go. I refuse to give up! Horrible blackout last night. Obviously, had words with hubby. Woke up with the kitchen tablecloth off, have no idea what I did or said! Im sick of living like this. I has a stretch of sobriety back in July, longest one in quite some time. Being here helped tremendously. So, hoping you all will have me. Support is so important. Thanks.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:59 AM
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Welcome Zentatta and Stubbs!
This is going to be a great class. We have newbies and returning relapsers like myself but, we all are focused on our sobriety. We are going to make this work for good.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:43 PM
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So, here I am at yet another day one. Day ones suck, but also are the easiest, because the pain is still present, and determination strong. Its a,few days after, that are the hardest for me. Back in July, those few weeks sober were the best of my life. Not easy, but worth all the effort I put into getting them. I want the rest of my life to be that way.

Things I will do different this time.
Reach out here and post often.
Attend some sort of meetings/support f2f
Get myself back to church
Exercise on a daily basis
Play that damn tape forward!!
Most of all, ask for help when Im struggling.
Pray, pray, pray!

Just some strategies I will put into place, this time around.

Thanks for listening friends.
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:45 PM
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So, Im sitting here waiting for the hubs to get home. Know he is pissed at me. Damn shame I cant remember our argument last night. I feel bad for him. I wouldn't want to live with a damn drunk either. He says the truth comes out when people drink. Wonder how bad its going to be tonight? One thing is a given, no boozing tonight for me!
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Hi, class. Quick ckin here. Good day here and settling into a better routine. Went to the gym RIGHT after work tonight for the first time in a very long time. Also, made a healthy veggie salad when I got home.

My usual routine was to get home from work, pop a beer and then end up eating like cr*p three hours later. Also, dumped every bit of booze I had down the sink.

Onward class. Hang in there Stubbs and welcome!
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Originally Posted by Readytodothis View Post
What are people incorporating into their Recovery Plans? It's so funny, b/c I help my patients complete Recovery Plans, but when it comes to my own, I'm having difficulty. I've attempted sobriety numerous times, but have never actually had a plan. This time I feel it is necessary...simply not drinking has never worked for me. I do know that I want to start exercising again and eat healthier. I've also been watching inspiring videos on utube. I have completed a list of pros and cons, which has been helpful thus far. Has anyone developed a plan yet-if so, what does it look like?
This is a link to two very good links on recovery plans

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ery-plans.html (Psst...wanna know why I'm always recommending recovery plans?)

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Old 10-03-2017, 05:28 PM
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Thanks Dee, I'll take a look this evening

Day 2 is almost done and I'm feeling pretty good. Had a productive day at work, got my hair done, played with my daughter, had a healthy dinner and now just relaxing. I was going to start working out again tonight, but didn't lol...will plan to start tomorrow.
I already feel so much better, but the true test for me will be the weekend...lately, I've been a binge drinker and the weekends were my time to let loose. I'll plan to have a recovery plan in place before Friday hits. Goodnight all and here's to another sober wakeup in the morning!
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Day 4 here, felt good today. The panic attacks, despite being hideous, remind me why I need to stop this foolishness. Dodged a bullet and got some blood test results today that were better than expected. Sleeping is getting a bit easier . Really happy to see all the people in this class. Seems like a lot of people who have tried and are trying again with a much better perspective. Happy to be onboard.
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Stubbs16 View Post

Things I will do different this time.
Reach out here and post often.
Attend some sort of meetings/support f2f
Get myself back to church
Exercise on a daily basis
Play that damn tape forward!!
Most of all, ask for help when Im struggling.
Pray, pray, pray!

Just some strategies I will put into place, this time around.

Thanks for listening friends.
This is a wonderful plan of action! If anyone needs help to start this is a great beginnng and we can add on when we discover something more that guides us into recovery.
Hope everyone has a great day!
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There is a great quote from Dr. Wayne Dwyer in the Prayers for Recovery forum.
I don't know how to repost it here so please check it out there!
"Stay On The Path" We can do this!!
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Hello friends. Last night was uneventful, no arguments, etc. I asked hubs what did I do and say this time? He said if I cant remember, forget it. He doesn't want to have that conversation again. Im still upset I drank to blackout stage again. More upset I drank at all! Its pathetic and sad.

Sleep was light last pm. Not feeling so chipper this morning, but know it takes a few days to start feeling better.

Thanks for the welcome guys. And Chloe, thanks for the link to the recovery prayer. Ive already spent some time this morning with my set of recovery prayers.

Glad to be back.
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A new rock bottom

Last night I caved drunk all the alcohol I had plus some of hubby's beer. I hate beer but I wanted more and didn't care what it was. I was so ashamed of myself.
I am a binge drinker. I can go all week without anything then Fri and Sat come and I want drink and lots of it. Then I get narky if hubby tries to get me to slow down. I gave up completely back in Jan 2013 for about a year and a half! Here I am again fatter and more disappointed in myself than ever. I now know I am not able to moderate so here we go day 1 of the rest of my life.
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Welcome to the thread lisamum

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Hello friends. Last night was uneventful, no arguments, etc. I asked hubs what did I do and say this time? He said if I cant remember, forget it. He doesn't want to have that conversation again. Im still upset I drank to blackout stage again. More upset I drank at all! Its pathetic and sad.

Sleep was light last pm. Not feeling so chipper this morning, but know it takes a few days to start feeling better.

Thanks for the welcome guys. And Chloe, thanks for the link to the recovery prayer. Ive already spent some time this morning with my set of recovery prayers.

Glad to be back.
Hello I know that feeling so well. Just wanted to say hi x
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Last night I caved drunk all the alcohol I had plus some of hubby's beer. I hate beer but I wanted more and didn't care what it was. I was so ashamed of myself.
I am a binge drinker. I can go all week without anything then Fri and Sat come and I want drink and lots of it. Then I get narky if hubby tries to get me to slow down. I gave up completely back in Jan 2013 for about a year and a half! Here I am again fatter and more disappointed in myself than ever. I now know I am not able to moderate so here we go day 1 of the rest of my life.
Hi Lisa-I have been trying to moderate as long as I can remember. It's not going to work for me...never will. This has been made evident time and time again. I used to be a daily drinker, was able to stop through my pregnancy, and for a bit afterwards, but unfortunately, started up again and have most recently been a binge drinker. Drinking at 6:00 a.m. sometimes on weekends! Of course I never thought I would be doing that. Not one more drop! I'm on Day 2-we can do this! And welcome
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