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Old 01-01-2022, 05:09 PM
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Sort of grey and damp here in the UK. Bleak I think is the word, But sober as a judge and intending to stay that way. Great to see people checking in. I hope anybody ready who feels uncertain joins the thread and keeps us all company,
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Old 01-01-2022, 06:57 PM
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I am in! I will try to post as many days as I can in the format (starting Jan 1):
x days sober + y days non sober

Hopefully y is 0 on Dec 31.

In 2021, so far it is approx :
​​​265 days sober + 100 days non sober.

This is a good idea because folks who relapsed don't need to run and hide in fear. Great!! Let's do it
I think that's a really great idea about tracking the sober vs non sober days. Last year all I know is that I drank the least amount in that year than I have in the last 26 years of my life.
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:11 PM
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Good for you Chancellor. If tracking days helps, by all means do it. It really helped me early on. It was fun and motivating.

Let our collective most fervent prayer be that all of our days in 2022 are sober ones. It feels a bit awkward to plan for reporting sober and non-sober days. But the fact is some of us will stay sober and some of us won't. So, let's all track both kinds of days and keep each other honest.
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:19 PM
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1 day sober + 0 days non sober
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:30 PM
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:39 PM
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This feels ambitious for me. I still want to be able to just drink a little which definitely doesn't help and adds to the ambitious feeling. But for today, I was sober and I will try again tomorrow.
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:52 PM
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I still want to be able to just drink a little
Man I wasted 20 years on that. I wanted to be able to drink just a little too. I also wanted to play bass like Jaco Pastorius but neither of those things were in me.

Sometimes you have to be real and say - I am just terrible at drinking 'just a little bit'.

Drinking not at all set me free, Chancellor.

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Old 01-01-2022, 09:47 PM
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Iím in. Today was a good sober day. Had good fellowship and ate some delicious food. I know I can never drink again. 2022 will be the first of many sober years.
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Old 01-02-2022, 06:48 AM
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Ha - I'm also a bassist and wish I could play like Jaco too!!!
I feel you may be right about drinking just a little bit - I know last year when I quit for over 3 months it was easier when it was just completely not an option - once I allowed it to may be be an option the inner battles began. Not that those 3 months weren't hard, taking it out of the equation seemed to make it a bit easier is all I'm trying to say.

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Man I wasted 20 years on that. I wanted to be able to drink just a little too. I also wanted to play bass like Jaco Pastorius but neither of those things were in me.

Sometimes you have to be real and say - I am just terrible at drinking 'just a little bit'.

Drinking not at all set me free, Chancellor.

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Old 01-02-2022, 10:58 AM
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Day 26 and in for another one
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Old 01-02-2022, 11:32 PM
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Old 01-03-2022, 11:30 AM
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Love your idea calmself!

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sober = 3 + non 0
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Old 01-03-2022, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaroid View Post
This may sound a bit ambitious, but, well

Here's the deal: (Try to) stay sober for the entire next year (2022)

& Check in daily / weekly / whatever you choose. We don't judge here. Even if you lapsed. Though I prefer you wouldn't, it is indeed the start of a new beginning.

Also, some fun facts about 2022: It's the first triple digit year since 2000, followed by 1999, but before that, it was 1011.... ok maybe not so fun facts.

I'll just call it group S222, anyone in?
Count me in! Great idea!!
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:19 PM
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Day 27 and feeling fine.
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Old 01-03-2022, 06:17 PM
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I'm sober so far in 2022, but can't look that far ahead lol.
I wish everyone luck, I know you can do it!!
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Old 01-03-2022, 10:03 PM
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3 days sober + 0 days non sober
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Old 01-04-2022, 04:36 AM
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the maths thing confused me....I'll be sober today
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Old 01-04-2022, 08:27 AM
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Day 28 check in. Can't believe it's been four weeks! Not going to blow it today
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Old 01-04-2022, 09:36 AM
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Way to go everyone!

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Old 01-04-2022, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by calmself View Post
I am in! I will try to post as many days as I can in the format (starting Jan 1):
x days sober + y days non sober

Hopefully y is 0 on Dec 31.

In 2021, so far it is approx :
​​​265 days sober + 100 days non sober.

This is a good idea because folks who relapsed don't need to run and hide in fear. Great!! Let's do it
Interesting way to look at it. My 2021 was: 341 days sober + 24 days non-sober....not perfect but probably not my absolute worst either.
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