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Old 12-20-2017, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
I quit for a lot of years.

Started up again. "Just this one," "Just on this holiday," "Well, wine with dinner," "Okay, I'll have one."

That actually was how I drank in Drinking Career 2.0. I didn't drink too much, I kept it to every-now-and-then. You know, weekends. Vacations.




Until I didn't.



Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. We say it all the time because it's true. There is something in our makeup that makes us unlike other people. I drank moderately. Then I didn't. This was just as true for me in 2007 as it was in 1972.

Don't fool yourself that it's okay to let a lion out of its cage a little at a time.
Hey BB. Yeah, I know. The 3 times I have drank its been hard to stop and not drink the next day. It's not a strategy Im using it just seems the best I've managed so far. I'll get there I just need to keep trying. I'm happy to recognise progress. It beats hating myself for those three nights. My glass is half full!!
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:00 AM
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Good to see you back Gabe.
Hunger was always my trigger too! Many day 1's here.
Nearly 5 months sober now. These days I make sure I eat every 3 hours or so and if I want sweet stuff, I have it.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Culture View Post
Good to see you back Gabe.
Hunger was always my trigger too! Many day 1's here.
Nearly 5 months sober now. These days I make sure I eat every 3 hours or so and if I want sweet stuff, I have it.
Same. Need to eat on a regular basis, especially whole grains, brown rice and veg. Plenty chocolate and ginger beer too. It seems to do the trick. 5 months is awesome! What you are doing is working. Good on ya.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:06 PM
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Really good to see you back. To hell with any embarrassment, we are all human and by all accounts itís not like you disappeared on a 6 month bender.

All the best
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:29 PM
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Good to see you back Gabe - some good advice here too.

Here are some more ideas on what your new recovery action plan could look like?

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...very-plan.html (What exactly is a recovery plan?)
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:29 AM
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Really good to see you back. To hell with any embarrassment, we are all human and by all accounts itís not like you disappeared on a 6 month bender.

All the best
Thanks Silverback. I have a bit of a complex about being judged but I'm working on it! Thank God it wasn't a 6 week bender. Not been down that road in a while.
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Dee74 View Post
Good to see you back Gabe - some good advice here too.

Here are some more ideas on what your new recovery action plan could look like?

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...very-plan.html (What exactly is a recovery plan?)
Thanks Dee. I'm working on it. Trying to survive a Scottish Christmas but once I see the first few hellish hangovers everyone has it should get easier. Sticking to my routines throughout the day.
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