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Old 10-22-2017, 06:10 AM
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The tax return was due April!!!! Embarrassingly this is the extent of how much things get left and delayed with my extreme drinking...

I rang and explained difficult circumstances so I have extra time luckily...

Looking forward to my new life, being more focused, organised, energised

Today's day 11 and it's the best I've felt so far!!! My eyes are looking like my eyes again, bright and fresh, the way I feel today I can't ever imagine picking up a drink again... Please let this feeling last!!!!!!

Happy Sunday

K x
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Good morning everyone
Day2 and I know what I need to do. A little foggy but that's okay.
And Kit- headspace is awesome.
See y'all soon.
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:55 AM
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Day 4 here. Feel like I'm sick. So tired! But spent weekend on a trip with my teens in which I was at least emotionally present. Helps to read your posts. On to coffee and a late breakfast
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:02 AM
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Waxfruit - It certainly is, actually went to sleep and feeling damn good today!

Just off to my parents for dinner, will have a chat later if you're online!

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Old 10-22-2017, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Rubaduck View Post
I really hope I feel better tomorrow than today...
Do you feel better today than the day before day 1? Hydrate, deep breaths, and take your time.

Badge - "Calm" app, is that a paid subscription or free?
bobdrop - Have a nice time at the confirmation
Big - Seasonal happy light? Is this something everyone should have?

K - After falling asleep, my psycho cat dive-bombed on me at 5:30am. Scared the holy crap out of me. Little terrors want their food when they want it and will make sure they get it when they want it.

Taking a 10-mile drive to Malibu Lagoon Beach in a couple of hours. Just want to check out the roads and terrain before my bike ride there this Tuesday. Used to do over 20 miles a day from Manhattan Beach to Marina Del Rey and back ( best ride to clear the mind...)

https://www.google.com/search?q=bike...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Have a good day everyone. Be safe and sober! Thanks for everything...
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:54 AM
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Good morning to the sober ones here. My 7th Sunday morning waking up without a hangover. So nice to not be dehydrated with blurry vision. Oh the hell I have put my body through.
Found out a week after I quit drinking that a 52 year old friend passed away from Liver failure"drinking". I think I might have stopped just in time. Hopefully I am correct as I still have lots to get done.
Things I notice now.
I usually drink when I have free time and a safe space.
I liked to drink alone.
I actually think out of the box when intoxicated" that was a good thing for me"
^^^^^ This is the scary one for me. Still figuring things out here.
Happy Sunday everyone!
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Kit2017 View Post
My eyes are looking like my eyes again, bright and fresh.

K x
You got me with the eyes I look into/at my eyes every morning. The window into my life is through that opening. And they do not lie to you.
Bright and Fresh!
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:04 AM
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Paytonrd - Thinking out of the box when intoxicated thing....oh boy. Know it all too much.

Enjoy sober Sunday!
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:27 AM
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Day 6 today and I am finally feeling much better.

Have more energy and much more positive mood. Those first 5 days are always so tough.

Love the support here. Have a great Sunday all.
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:34 AM
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Would love to join this class. I had a couple months but now back to day 1 today.

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Old 10-22-2017, 09:51 AM
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Welcome grateful!

LuLu. The calm app is free, I avoid paying for apps whenever possible

Wax and rubaduck- spoil yourselves today! Drink so much water that you slosh when you move, eat well. Post often. We need you

Off to the shower and get busy

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Old 10-22-2017, 11:10 AM
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Had my first real social test this weekend. 50th b-day for my brother in law at a family cabin - drinking starts early and goes late for almost all there. ...

Day 21 - still sober and feel better then 95% of the group this morning.

Ba-bam!
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:24 AM
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Nice, CClarity.

Ba-Bam!
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:40 AM
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Just checking in ... 7:40pm here ... Evening all or Morning / afternoon depending where you are

Just home after the nicest Sunday in as long as I can remember!!!
Usually still drinking myself into oblivion right now convincing myself I'll be fine for work tomorrow then carrying on for a few more days leaving a trail of destruction behind me ...

Not done a great lot today but it's been perfect! Had a real good walk with my dog and cleared my mind, went for a swim with my friend then headed over to my Mum and Dads for a nice meal with them.

Just to be with the people I love and feeling such clarity in my mind instead of plodding along in a daze means the world!

Only thing is I stupidly left my phone there which I need for work tomorrow so it's a train back there first thing in the morn to collect the phone and a train straight back home to start work, only me!!!! lol.

Didn't sleep much again last night so I'm in bed on the laptop drinking lots of chamomile tea and reading and posting on here till I hopefully fall asleep a bit later on...

Thinking of everyone and hope you're all doing ok and having a nice weekend...

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8 days in on what has to be the last time I quit.
I have to realize and believe the truth that my next stops are prison or death.
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So lazy today. Delightful. Maybe I am healing. Feels good to relax sober. Not wonder if my hangover is a slow climb out of death spiral. Get to start work week tomorrow without intestinal distress.
Monday looks fun. Won sushi restaurant gift certificates last night that we will use tomorrow before a National Geographic lecture. Fanciest adult night in years. Mild trepidation in that in the past my so has been so drunk that we have been nearly ejected from events. Part of it is uptight town and part of it is belligerent drunk. Me not drinking should slow the go. I will not pre worry.!
Ok
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8 days in on what has to be the last time I quit.
I have to realize and believe the truth that my next stops are prison or death.
SoulShine - Pretty strong statement and so true. Congrats on 8 days.
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I woke up this morning with a migraine, but managed to drive to the beach and hike down a hill to the waters edge. I started crying during the hike...and don't even know why or what it was that made me cry. Actually enjoyed the surroundings, yet I felt no joy at all in my heart. Does that make sense? And I was royally out of breath hiking back up the hill. Got back to the apt feeling exhausted and fell asleep, I guess you would call it a nap. I never take naps. I'm still feeling super tired and the migraine hasn't gone away.

There's no way can I do the 20 mile round trip bike ride on Tuesday. It's all downhill there and all uphill back. If I was still the avid bicyclist (and hiker) I was 4 years ago, no doubt I could do it. So another consequence from alcohol; letting the things we enjoy in life slip away.

7pm now and going to sleep early (migraine, tired, no energy). Tomorrow afternoon I take an assessment test in downtown Los Angeles for a potential job in Texas with a very reputable corporation.

I hope everyone here is doing well and made it through the weekend sober.
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"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper" -- W.B. Yeats
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Originally Posted by LuLuBovary View Post
Struggling pretty bad but im not gonna give in. Im commited no matter how bad this sucks. Gonna stay strong!

Hope you are doing well....didn't see you post here today.
No worries LuLu. Im well, just spending a bit more time reading articles and stuff. Tomorrow will be day 20 sober.

Thanks for thinkin of me
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