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Old 06-14-2018, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Crazy to think about...


Wrapping up day 10.. obviously not 100% symptom and temptation free, but feeling well and confident all things considered.

10 Days isn’t far on the grand scheme, but for me, it’s really a perspective to think about how shocking our behavior can be.

I have been a functioning alcoholic who was having about a fifth of cheap vodka spread throughout the day in the later end of my problem drinking. It became such a “normal” part of my life, but when you see things like: “the CDC defines heavy drinking as no more than 4 drinks/night AND no more than 14 drinks/week”... and you realize that a fifth is 17 drinks, and that was being had per day.... you do that over a course of a week and that’s 120...

120!!!!!

I never want to go back to that place 😱
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I think about this kind of thing all the time! Truly horrifying. And a great reminder, thanks
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Hi BITL - you are doing great - 10 days is fabulous. Things will keep getting better - you are free.

It's amazing that we somehow justified pouring all that poison into our systems. I told myself it was helping me cope. It was doing just the opposite. Congratulations on your success!
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BITL this is BDTL and I'm proud of ya! Now go for the next day and the next and keep em coming
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Great job on 10 days! It does get a little easier with every day!
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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10 days is better than 9...and 11 will be better than 10 tomorrow. Soon, you will forget the count, unless it’s a milestone date.
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BITL - Congratulations on 10 days!
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Congratulations. Great job. 10 days is a milestone. Keep it going.
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“the CDC defines heavy drinking as no more than 4 drinks/night AND no more than 14 drinks/week”... and you realize that a fifth is 17 drinks, and that was being had per day.... you do that over a course of a week and that’s 120...

That's a "sobering" way to look at things.
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