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Old 03-26-2020, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am proud to say Iím over 230 days since Iíve last been intoxicated and made the decision to change my life for the better.
I had one minor slip along the way at a work function I feared not fitting in if I didnít have a drink with dinner so I ordered the lightest lowest alcohol option available. I had just one and that was seven weeks ago.
I could really beat myself up about that single beer, in reality I think that experience helped. I realized that a single low alcohol beer doesnít make me fit in with the drinkers, it doesnít make me funnier or dance better (neither does 15 honestly) so itís gotten me away from the obsession with not being able to fit in without moderate drinking. Moderate drinking is a waste of calories.
While I would like to be able to say not a single drink in over 230 days, I canít. However I am celebrating massive progress over that timeframe. And can proudly still say 7 weeks totally sober and lessons learned along the way.
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congrats on your sober time! Keep it going.
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Hi All,

I am proud to say Iím over 230 days since Iíve last been intoxicated and made the decision to change my life for the better.
I had one minor slip along the way at a work function I feared not fitting in if I didnít have a drink with dinner so I ordered the lightest lowest alcohol option available. I had just one and that was seven weeks ago.
I could really beat myself up about that single beer, in reality I think that experience helped. I realized that a single low alcohol beer doesnít make me fit in with the drinkers, it doesnít make me funnier or dance better (neither does 15 honestly) so itís gotten me away from the obsession with not being able to fit in without moderate drinking. Moderate drinking is a waste of calories.
While I would like to be able to say not a single drink in over 230 days, I canít. However I am celebrating massive progress over that timeframe. And can proudly still say 7 weeks totally sober and lessons learned along the way.
Spectacular! In my mind, you are 230 days sober. I mean, you had the smallest of small taste tests, and it taught you such an important lesson you are clearly carrying with you. And you were SO STRONG not to let that completely derail you. I could never be that strong. At 325 days sober today, if I had just one sip, Iíd be off to the races. Iím so impressed you held it together. You should be so proud of yourself. Congratulations. You got this. 💛
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Congrats on 7 weeks of sobriety!
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Excellent. Sober mornings sure beat daily hangovers, indeed.
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That is wonderful news, RPM. Thanks for letting us know.
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Great to hear! Keep it up!
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