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Old 01-02-2018, 02:07 PM
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Not missing it, even on New Years Eve

A couple days ago I wrote in a reply that I didn't miss alchohol, instead felt blessedly freed from it. I've been pondering that since... because it's true.

Even on New Years Eve, I wasn't into If Onlys, wishing I could have an alcoholic drink. I'm at 7 months, and I know not to get complacent, and that my progress more likely will resemble a rollercoaster curve than a straight line up, but I do feel like I've turned a corner. Drinking mind-numbing, reeking alcohol doesn't appeal to me. I'm just as happy to have a refreshing, good-for-me, sparkly non-alcoholic drink and get the wonderful feeling of good health, competence, clear-headedness, strength, pride, solid sleep, no shame and regrets, fresh breath, the best looks I can have.

So to those who think it's not possible to feel this way, it is!
Just keep going. Give it time.
Stopping is not a deprivation.
It's the best gift you can give yourself.

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Old 01-02-2018, 05:07 PM
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It;s a great feeling isn;t it, not missing any thing about drinking?
You're doing well tealilly

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Inspirational, great attitude earned through hard work no doubt.
I can share in some of the gifts you enjoy and looking forward to the rest.
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I'm with ya on that one. I don't miss it one bit.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:15 PM
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What a great feeling it must be! Can’t wait to get there. Congrats to you!
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It is very freeing to not drink. I don't miss it either.

Congrats on 7 months sober!
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:49 PM
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Nice... Good feeling.
Congrats on 7 Mo.
Happy NY
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