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Old 03-03-2018, 06:35 AM
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Day 5 but feels like forever

its been 4 days. On day 5. Iím doing good, but Iím conflicted. Iíll go from ďomg on day 5, yayĒ to ďsettle your ass down, itís been 4 daysĒ.
Both congratulating myself and beating myself up (which is my special skill by the way)
This is my accountability post.
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:42 AM
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Way to be!!!

The early days totally dragged for me, until now I'm like wow, where did the last 5 months go?

It started to pick up at 90 days for me.

I also found that stating busy helps, so I found new hobbies have a goal of reading 2 books a month.

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Old 03-03-2018, 06:45 AM
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Great job! Definitely positive.
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:22 AM
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stay strong, early days are the toughest without a doubt. If you can remain sober it won't be long and the days will fly by.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:04 AM
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Thanks everyone. I know itís a process, and I appreciate every kind and encouraging word.
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I know how you feel,its quite the roller coaster ride I
m on day 6.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Blondescorp View Post
... beating myself up (which is my special skill by the way)
Time to learn a new one.

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Each day deserves a special congrats until you are like Holy Crap it's been xx months since I've had alcohol!
Keep on keeping on - you won't ever regret it!
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Old 03-03-2018, 11:19 AM
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Another vote for diverting the self beating. You are doing an amazing job and should be extremely proud of yourself
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Blondescorp I think 5 days is definately worth celebrating...good on ya 💜
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Woohoo. Five days is hard! You did it! Keep going today and soon the days will pile up!
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Great job on Day 5 . . . keep pushing through to tomorrow!!
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5 days are some tough days. You're doing great. The early days also dragged for me. I could hardly wait to go to bed and get another day done. You do deserve a YAY! Keep it going, The days will start to pile up.
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Life will inevitably speed up again

I don;t miss those early days of recovery but I wouldn't mind the slower pace sometimes

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The first week was the toughest for me, Blondescorp.

I was hanging on by the skin of my teeth and support of SR.

Sometimes it felt that life stood still and I was in emotional coma.

The brain starts the process of recovery and shuts down lots of by-processes.

I am 5+ years sober.

I hardly remember that alcohol once was part of my life at all.

I am glad I didn't give up after 5 those brutal 5 days.

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How are things today blondescorp?

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Old 03-04-2018, 07:45 PM
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Struggling

Todayís been rough. My husband works afternoons on Sundays and usually I like to have a couple drinks (honestly just a couple) and watch my shows. I am all alone and thereís booze, and my AV keeps saying itís fine to just have one. And truthfully I AM able to just have one or two. But I need to go with NONE. So I think Iím going to get in bed and read.
Thanks for checking on me Dee
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Blondescorp View Post
Todayís been rough. My husband works afternoons on Sundays and usually I like to have a couple drinks (honestly just a couple) and watch my shows. I am all alone and thereís booze, and my AV keeps saying itís fine to just have one. And truthfully I AM able to just have one or two. But I need to go with NONE. So I think Iím going to get in bed and read.
Thanks for checking on me Dee
Wrap up the day sober?

I can relate those seesaw feelings of "man I am killing it on day ___" and then "crap I have a long road to hoe, I suck, why am I doing this so late in life, etc" So here's to just not editorializing too much and not drinking.

Congrats on day 5.
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:04 PM
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I'm glad you decided to go to bed.

Truthfully there were times when I could stop at one or two as well - but they were only a handful time and not at all in my last 5 years of drinking.

I had to remember I really have no control when I take that first drink...sometimes it turned out ok - comparatively speaking - but most times not?

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