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Old 11-29-2018, 05:17 PM
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just a quick post to say Iím feeling pretty good. 22 days and my anxiety is nearly gone or at least itís at a healthy level now. Iím trying to focus on keeping myself grounded and recognizing when Iím getting that itch to go out. Oddly enough, some of my biggest drinks started after an overly fantastic day. Itís almost like a would be a bit manic (that might be overkill) and celebrate without giving any thought to the outcome. Was I trying to sabotage? Who knows. I felt it today after a slam dunk day at work. I wanted to go out and talk to a friend over drinks and continue just feeling great. No way I was doing that. I told myself where it could end and the only way to ensure this happiness and success have a chance or continuing is to stay the heck away from cocktails. Made it thru... came home and made dinner and watched This is Us. Had a therapeutic little cry and know I can go to bed feeling I loved my best life today. Plans after worked tmrw to workout and then come home and relax.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:38 PM
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Sounds like a plan!
You seem to be managing your sobriety extraordinarily well. Good for you for being so self aware.
Yep, there's nothing a drink will make better.
Keep up the good work, those days will add up before you know it.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:51 PM
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Handling it so well is what terrifies me!

but grateful Iím good right now... and trying to do the right things to stay this way.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:08 PM
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That actually could be good. You know not to sit back on your laurels and become complacent.
A healthy dose of fear could be good. Alcohol is a strong enemy and you're in war against it.
You're doing great. Keep doing those things right and you can't go wrong.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:09 PM
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Thanks, Ghostlight. Itís good to know Iím not alone! Iím so grateful for SR.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:32 PM
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Congrats on over three weeks sober! It will get better and easier the longer you're sober.
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:56 AM
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good post. keep it up.
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Old 11-30-2018, 02:07 AM
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Sere,

They changed the hours at my job. Long story but it stressed everyone out.

I came home today and thought, who cares have a drink.

The av is always waiting.

I don't do aa, half measures and all that.

I do me. I thought, so I drink, feel euphoric for a couple of hours, pass out, wake up hung over.

My blood pressure immediately goes up, I feel weak, I have trouble sleeping, and eventually I get sick.

I remind myself of this every time I start to notice booze again (translation: crave).

Thanks.
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:28 PM
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congrats serenitynowplz

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This is great!
Second positivity post I've read here tonight!
Makes my day to basically witness a person reap the rewards of recovery.
Happy for you, good work
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:18 PM
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3 weeks is wonderful, serenity! You're reclaiming your life - even better days lie ahead.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:47 PM
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just a quick post to say Iím feeling pretty good. 22 days and my anxiety is nearly gone or at least itís at a healthy level now. Iím trying to focus on keeping myself grounded and recognizing when Iím getting that itch to go out. Oddly enough, some of my biggest drinks started after an overly fantastic day. Itís almost like a would be a bit manic (that might be overkill) and celebrate without giving any thought to the outcome. Was I trying to sabotage? Who knows. I felt it today after a slam dunk day at work. I wanted to go out and talk to a friend over drinks and continue just feeling great. No way I was doing that. I told myself where it could end and the only way to ensure this happiness and success have a chance or continuing is to stay the heck away from cocktails. Made it thru... came home and made dinner and watched This is Us. Had a therapeutic little cry and know I can go to bed feeling I loved my best life today. Plans after worked tmrw to workout and then come home and relax.
"feeling I loved my best life today."

That's inspirational and empowering!!!
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:54 PM
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Congratulations,

I know the feeling of treating yourself to a drink after a great day. I used to drink on good and bad days. That was my excuse. I can relate to your journey and I appreciate you for sharing, very inspirational.
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