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Old 10-04-2017, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Readytodothis View Post
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
Hi readytodothis. Nice to meet someone else just starting out. Not drinking through my pregnancy with my twins wasn't a problem but after having them I started again. I quit smoking Jan 2007 as couldn't moderate that and feel much better. I used to drink every day so can moderate days but not amounts. In for the long haul
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:02 AM
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Day 5 here, it's a beautiful crisp fall morning and I'm happy to be able to enjoy it like a normal person.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:03 AM
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afternoon all x day 4 for me

Last night wasnt to bad, hun made me watch some new tv series for a little while and then went off to bed. I had my appointment with my psychiatrist this morn, he seems pleased that i am trying again to come off the drink and will see how i get on.

Suggs! oh god i know how u are feeling, i have had arguments and that and black out and not remember anything so i have to wait and see how my husband is also, normally he will tell me exactly what i have done wrong and is not always a good thing. I hope when ur hub says if u can't remember that he does let it go or forget it? Good on you for doing your day 1 i hope that u can continue to the next day x

Great work on everyone's time off drink x i hope we all make it this month x

will check in later see how u all are and i am alone this evening for a couple of hrs so will have to plan ahead on what i am going to do. x
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:41 AM
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Day 4 for me. Iím on a work trip till Sunday and I have no trouble staying sober when on work duty itís when I get home thatís the problem. Iím going to work out where Iím going wrong in this time away.
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:54 AM
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Still here. But have not been clean so I was too scared/ashamed to post. I think I might throw out my pathetic cough syrup and allergy/cold pills today BUT....this past week or less I have been without the codeine/tylenol ones and it made me realise that THAT is my drug of choice and all these other otc things, even the mouthwash (I cringe at myself whenever I say that but I figure I have to be honest) are terrible and I don't really enjoy it but I get desperate, you know?

The only thing is I discovered 3 Tylenol 1's this morning and took them, and it was like a flood of relief once they kicked in. Not really enough to get me high or anything but my body and brain felt the relief, and I felt generally good...still do.... I'm afraid I might buy that "one last bottle" today while I'm out. I'm actually out at my therapist appointment so I will talk to her about it.

I will try to catch up on all the comments later today. I'm so glad there are so many people here!! Have a good day peoples
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:50 AM
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Hi lisamum. Glad you are here! I too am a binge drinker. Can go for days without, but once I start, its all over. No moderation, control for me at all. It wasnt always that way for me, but has been for many years now. I hope your day one passes quickly, and your spirts lift. I feel sad today, but glad Im back on track with sobriety, and grateful I still want it ! We can do this.

So far my day has been good. Took a long walk, then walked the dogs. Ran some errands with my Mom. Glad Im sober today. The sun is shining, the leaves are falling, and its great to be alive. And enjoying life, not stuck inside on the couch in recovery mode. That was yesterday. Its a new day.

Hope everyone is doing well. Luv to all.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:00 AM
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Thanks erratic for the kind words and support. I hope my hubs lets it go, hes not one to forget though. Hopefully, he can forgive me. I hate arguing, but its way worse when I cant remember why...
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:01 AM
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Layali, glad you decided to post. Keep posting, keep trying. We are all here to help each other.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:06 AM
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nps stubbs like i said i do know what its like when u can't remember. when i drink and have blackout i just presume i have upset him until i see what he is like in morn x

well i have just come back from long walk with one of my dogs and then went and got some fizzy juice. Trying not to think about cravings, so just sipping my coke and keeping bz while hub is out.

Hope all is well with everyone xx
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I'm joining. It's been about 12 hours of sobriety, which isn't sobriety because I can't even think straight enough to type this. But I have hit my limit and I know I can't do this alone. So hi! I feel so much shame right now.
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Hi all. Day 6 here. Trying to finish up my work for the day so I can stay home sick tomorrow. My cold is in full force. Should have stayed home today, but had some urgent things at work. Not really keeping up with posts, but will do so over the weekend.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Erratic View Post
nps stubbs like i said i do know what its like when u can't remember. when i drink and have blackout i just presume i have upset him until i see what he is like in morn x

well i have just come back from long walk with one of my dogs and then went and got some fizzy juice. Trying not to think about cravings, so just sipping my coke and keeping bz while hub is out.

Hope all is well with everyone xx
That sounds like me. Blackout then get up the next morning and pretend everything is just peachy. Then wait for any bad news.
27 days sober from all drugs right now and enjoying the clarity I now have. Still waiting for my bloodshot eyes to clear up. Wishing everyone a sober journey.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:48 PM
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Hi all-about to leave work and head home. I started on a Recovery Plan today and it seems to be coming along nicely. I'll post it when I'm done.
I need to get back into exercising, but just feel like waiting until next week....or maybe the weekend. I suppose as long as I'm not drinking, right?
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Day five, and my most difficult day so far. I'm off Wednesday afternoon so I would have my first glass of wine around 3 pm. Well, I got through that hour and am now taking it hour by hour keeping busy until bedtime.
Not gonna drink, not gonna drink is the mantra I'm playing in my head. Not easy today.
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My oldest son's getting married next summer and the last thing I want to be is the drunk groom's mother.
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This page is AWESOME. So proud of everyone on here that had the strength to get clean and the willingness to stay clean.
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This class rocks! I am so happy we are here together supporting eachother day by day. Everyone is so ready to do this!
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:49 PM
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welcome peytonrd goodbyedope & kyndrakin

Stay strong Layali - you don't need the stuff

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I really want to engage and offer helpful advice but if I'm honest im going through some hell right now. I had a terrible day despite dealing with it in what I felt was an effective way. Physically I feel miserable but damn the disease is pulling at me, reminding me it'll be easier if I drink. I'm resisting, reading SR helps a ton. I know drinking won't actually help anything, but it's a tough night!
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rmeatgt350 View Post
I really want to engage and offer helpful advice but if I'm honest im going through some hell right now. I had a terrible day despite dealing with it in what I felt was an effective way. Physically I feel miserable but damn the disease is pulling at me, reminding me it'll be easier if I drink. I'm resisting, reading SR helps a ton. I know drinking won't actually help anything, but it's a tough night!
Ugh, back to day one. Couldn't resist a beer to chill me out. Took one sip and almost dry heaved. I'm not sure which is worse, the drinking or the inability to drink to calm down . It's hard to believe I've done this to myself. More motivation to move forward.
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