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Old 04-12-2005, 02:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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thanks Nevermind! I am just so thankful that I found this place because I feel so lost not having anyone to talk too. I want to believe that I am strong but it feels so good to have supprt in un expected places... I really feel lost right now.
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Old 04-12-2005, 02:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hi Chellbuggy, I'm here if you need anyone to talk to. I know how loneliness feels because I am feeling it now big time.

I want to join the newbie count. I am on day 3 and I know that we can get thru these times with the help and support of one another.

Everyone ready to bond together?

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Old 04-12-2005, 02:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I've done one day over 8000 times.

What's the option?

For me, I was suffering from a delusion that alcohol had something to offer me. It didn't. The problem was I really thought it did. The bigger problem was my perception of my drinking, which was untruthful. I was seriously deluded, genuinely believing or wanting to believe that I could or might derive some pleasure or relief from drinking.

Years of self deceit need to be challenged.

Years of self deceit don't right themselves overnight or without effort or without new thoughts.

It takes time, but I can drag it out by hanging on to my delusion that I might derive some significant pleasure or relief from a few drinks.

It is something that doesn't go away. Just because I couldn't get my head round it, didn't make it go away either. It's there until I face it.

A good place to start is with a pen and paper. What happens before, during and after, the first drink. What would I be thinking and feeling. Give a blow by blow, moment by moment account. The key is to be honest about what I am thinking and feeling. Have the drink and the lesson on paper.

For me to drink today I must have allowed myself to believe some kind of untruth, a lie.
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Old 04-12-2005, 06:20 PM   #24 (permalink)
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well i have 23 days and feel good to day i pray that every one sticks around steve
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Old 04-12-2005, 06:46 PM   #25 (permalink)
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You are all doing so well and it is
good to see you are all hanging in
here. Tomorrow will be day 4 for
me and I pray that this will be
my last day 4.

Everyone post in tomorrow
and let me know how you
are doing. I'm here for you all!
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Old 04-12-2005, 07:00 PM   #26 (permalink)
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hello everybody it is still a day at a time for me. Everyday sober is a day won. I am glad to say I am a winner today.
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Old 04-12-2005, 07:04 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Keith, it's good to see you doing
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Old 04-12-2005, 07:13 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:25 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Hey hey hey..........day 4 today!
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:25 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Day 28 for me, that's 4 full weeks of sobriety

The days just keep getting better and better. I have learned so much from all of you here at SR. We can do this together!!
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:41 AM   #31 (permalink)
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(((Greatful))) Wow, 28 days!! That is so awesome! I am following your light and steps so keep treading along my dear friend.

You have been an inspiration to me and I thank you for that. 2 more days til the big
3-0!! Yeah!!!!
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:42 AM   #32 (permalink)
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LeAnne, it is so good to see you here back at SR!! We missed you darlin'!!





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Old 04-13-2005, 07:45 AM   #33 (permalink)
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month 4 and a few days going here and yes it does get easier!!!! although right now i have a bit of spring fever that i'm trying to work out but i'm hitting meetings even more now!!!
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:35 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:53 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Hi na4today, have a good meeting.

Hope you are doing well today. I'm thinking of you.

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Old 04-13-2005, 05:44 PM   #36 (permalink)
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:ilu Tomorrow will be day 5, who's on for the boat ride with me? I'll bring some snacks along or anything you need. I just dont wanna :titanic be alone.

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Old 04-14-2005, 04:20 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Hi Hope, HPierce & NA,
I love this thread, it's fun to see everyone building the days!

HPierce,
I know what you mean about the spring fever. I used to do alot of drinking on my porch in the spring time. I don't want to give up sitting on my lovely porch, so I'm trying hard to just go out and enjoy the flowers, sky, birds, etc. Now, I can even go out there and READ, something I couldn't do before. Another gift of sobriety!

29 days, and it feels wonderful!
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:31 AM   #38 (permalink)
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5 days !!

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Old 04-14-2005, 06:51 AM   #39 (permalink)
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OMG...i'm workin on my 309th day!!!! as i sit here with that dear in the headlight look!!!lol Just for today i can be concerned about this 24 hours...\\//
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Old 04-14-2005, 07:30 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Hi Hope, HPierce & NA,
I love this thread, it's fun to see everyone building the days!

HPierce,
I know what you mean about the spring fever. I used to do alot of drinking on my porch in the spring time. I don't want to give up sitting on my lovely porch, so I'm trying hard to just go out and enjoy the flowers, sky, birds, etc. Now, I can even go out there and READ, something I couldn't do before. Another gift of sobriety!

29 days, and it feels wonderful!
Thanks Greatful2004 its always nice to hear that i'm not the only one feeling this spring fever. i never even used to sit out on my porch drinking being that i just moved into my own house and my grandpa is in A.A. so i just never did it. however its something about the nice weather that just makes me want to go out clubbin i guess!!!
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