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Old 08-13-2018, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Day 23, on vacation sober


Hi All,

I haven't posted in few days, since I have been on vacation with my family. I must say, this is my first vacation sober in many years. I started out pretty good without any alcohol, and enjoyed each day spending time with my kids at the beach and the pool. But there are moments, I wanted a drink, only because being surrounded by people drinking. Funny thing is I have no cravings for alcohol, but just wanted a drink because I know I should not have any. Going into Day 23 today, I know it will get better as each day goes by.

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Old 08-13-2018, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Stay strong. You're still pretty early, I'm not sure I could have done it at 23 days.

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stay strong! you know what it took to get you here. nothing is worth a relapse. it gets infinitely harder every time you lose time.

Drink lots of water and stay away from fruit drinks. That helped me. I also developed a taste for seltzer water on my first vacation. now i always have it in the fridge.

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Thank you all.

@BullDog, funny you said about the water, I have been drinking Sparkling water a lot, and just like you I always have them in the fridge.
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Congrats on 23 days sober! Keep going, it gets better.
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Vacation here myself. Stay strong and sober and enjoy the time away. Though it's not the easiest, it builds good sober muscles to see the urges come and go.
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Stay strong Rover and enjoy your vacation!
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Old 08-14-2018, 02:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I can totally relate . I leave for a beach vacation this weekend and I am a bit worried. I have 40 days and donít want to cave . The last sober vacation I had was great but I was so proud of myself that when I went home i bought a bottle of wine . Good luck and think about the great mornings hangover free!!
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23 days - how wonderful, Rover. You're right - it'll get less stressful as you gain more sober time. I was a bit resentful in the early days - seeing others enjoying a drink. But that's the thing....for us, it's never "a" drink. Always too many, & huge regrets afterwards. Finally knowing that has been such a blessing. We are free!
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23 days is so great! I know exactly what you mean about vacation, my only coping mechanism was to exercise as much as I could while eating every junk food in sight...
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