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Old 06-14-2018, 10:24 AM
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Welcome, NewMe2018, to the thread and to an exponent tidally better way to live!
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:26 AM
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Hi all

I'm feeling anxious about this weekend - no husband at home until next week so AV is telling me it's OK to hit the gin for the next 6 nights.

Oddly enough my husband doesn't even know about my 30 days (today) sober but I know AV is telling me to drink just because he's away.

I'm feeling stronger about my sobriety than I ever have before and I want to get through this weekend unscathed. I am going to stick to my plan.

SR is awesome - the support from you guys is amazing 😊

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Old 06-14-2018, 10:34 AM
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Welcome to SR, Newme!
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:36 AM
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In. Thank you Dee.
Hope you feel better soon Sao.
I am not posting much, but reading when I can. Still finding my feet with coping with life challenges. I hope I can contribute more when my own uncertainty and confusion has lessened.
Hope everyone has a joyful, free, sober weekend.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:22 AM
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Welcome, Carpetcleaner!

Why not tell your husband about your achievement?

If you go on record as stating it out loud, there might be a greater incentive to stick with it?

I’m sorry things are rough, DarklingSong.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:42 AM
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Congrats on 1 month CC, this is wonderful!

We are with you in this, stay close!
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:46 AM
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Thank you for your words of support, I honestly think I'm managing to stay off the drink by reading on here all the time.
What wonderful support. Of course my support goes to everyone too.
Being sober is a different life! ☺
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:11 PM
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Hello all, I am on Day 27 and would like to join this weekenders thread! Good luck to all
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:13 PM
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I'm on for another weekend!
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:15 PM
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Welcome to Weekenders Newme and carpetcleaner and congratulations on 30 days cc!

Thank you DarklingSong and I hope you find youself in a better place figuratively, very soon.

HaF, i'm so sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:16 PM
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Hi, Calmself and Gettingsmarter!
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
You've got this, Newme2018.

You don't have to be that person ever again.

Welcome to a sober Weekend!
Thank you biminiblue....I can't be that person again!!!! Holding on.....
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:27 PM
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SO glad you are here.....we do this together....no other way for me....sending love and strength.....and make sure you check in and let us help if it gets hard.

Thsnk you so much venuscat....I really appreciate it!
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:18 PM
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Hi, weekenders.

Back from the gym, found some lost pieces of myself there.

Welcome to weekenders, Newme and Carpet Cleaner! You will find unparallel support here. Stay close.

Time for bed.

Goodnight, friends)
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:36 PM
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Time for sober weekend number 3!

Going to visit my parents for father's day on Sunday. Dad drinks a lot so will have to be resolute.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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Hi weekend pals,

Thought I was going into this weekend really strong and I’m finding myself a little nauseated and anxious on day 16 .

Heading to my sisters in Michigan to bail some hay tomorrow— tonight going to my ABF as he is watching my dog for the weekend .

I tried to catch up on some of my gardening and I left work early to get caught up on my things and pack .

I wonder if my sense of overwhelming —something overwhelming —-I’m not sure, is normal in recovery once in a while or if I’m just totally mentally Sick😳

So I’m trying gardening, I’m trying to get my ducks in a row, and somehow still I am very anxious. Had fleeting thoughts of “oh I can just have one glass of wine”.

Ugh!!!! “No Laura! No “it“ cannot just have “one“ glass of wine!“😡

Needing strength over the next four hours please.


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Old 06-14-2018, 02:52 PM
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It's SO normal....and it goes away. I promise you.
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No, Free, it is absolutely not abnormal!

Hi, Camsmiz! Feel free to break away from the action and sneak on here for moral support if things get too boozy.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:18 PM
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Thanks Venus, thanks Gilmer!

So nice you take the time, like you both do— (and many other SR members/leaders) lift up so many others....

It works!!

i’ll think I’ll grind down my dogs nails, vacuum a couple more rugs, and then get into the shower . When I quit smoking I said to myself “water on the inside, or water on the outside”

The thought behind that was that a glass of water takes away the urge for cigarette, and it’s really hard to smoke inside of a shower. I think the same goes true for drinking alcohol. So I’m going to give that a try too😊


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Screaming baby and a 7-y-o who demands attention every second have gotten me really really agitated and beside myself.

I know I won’t drink, but I will admit this would have been the number one time I’d be vulnerable.

My son was supposed to take over for me at six. I managed to keep it together till then—then he absentmindedly LEFT, and I absentmindedly waved goodbye!

I just sent a text to him in all caps—and he pulled a U-turn!

I put the baby to bed after doing the correct steps, and I told the other two that “We’re going to sit down and watch Jurassic Park now and that’s IT!”

Did I mention that I had to make a very complex pizza order with a kid screaming in my ear?

Fortunately the pizza arrived in 15 minutes!

We are all much calmer now. The older kids have had a blast all day and continue to have a blast—the pizza is well worth the hassle!

The screaming baby is now sound asleep, praise Jesus!

So now my poor son is coming home to no crisis.

Oh, well. I’m really grateful I’m not becoming a nodding, sodden mess right now locked inside the bathroom!

I’m going to soothe myself with sausage, mushroom, and extra cheese!
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