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Old 12-04-2007, 04:53 PM
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Doing exceptionally well here at my end of the world. Looks like a ghost town here today with the SR message board having some tech problems, hope all are managing the best they can.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:04 PM
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hey all, couldn't post for a while after the crash, until I figured out I had to log back in. Am doing alright. back home after a long time travelling.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:54 AM
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Hi all. I'm taking a day off as I had the final from hell yesterday. I did well though.
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:02 AM
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I'm so tired. I was exhausted last night, and I didn't get 8 hours this morning. I'm yawning ear to ear. Off to finish my paper for class this afternoon.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:59 AM
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it has been awhile. hello everyone.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:13 AM
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Hi Windy. Yep it's been awhile. And hello to everyone.

Keep well

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Old 01-04-2008, 09:12 AM
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Hi all. I have been crazy busy with work, leaving now to go to the bank and then work another 8 hours. One nice thing about my job is that I keep busy...there is a lot of truth in the saying "an idle mind is the devil's playground". Not literal devil but devil of addiction for me.

Looks like this will be my last week of smoking, so that is on my mind as well.

Hope you all are doing well, and please don't follow my example and be so lax on posting in this thread!
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:22 PM
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Hi Alera,
Good luck w. quitting smoking. I've quit so many times... but it worked in the end. A lot of people find that the famous CRAVINGS... actually are barely there. It's like having a bad cold for a couple of days, but then... I was clear. And it was amazing - I couldn't believe how central this habit used to be to me. Before, I couldn't leave the house without smokes ("keys? wallet? phone?... cigarettes?"). I had to have them on me at all times. Then suddenly something I'd been doing every hour for about 15 years, I just didn't even think about anymore. Weird - like changing from right to left handed overnight, or something. Definitely worth it though.

and hello to all the other non-supernaturalists on SR too,
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by nolonger View Post
Hi Alera,
Good luck w. quitting smoking. I've quit so many times... but it worked in the end. A lot of people find that the famous CRAVINGS... actually are barely there. It's like having a bad cold for a couple of days, but then... I was clear. And it was amazing - I couldn't believe how central this habit used to be to me. Before, I couldn't leave the house without smokes ("keys? wallet? phone?... cigarettes?"). I had to have them on me at all times. Then suddenly something I'd been doing every hour for about 15 years, I just didn't even think about anymore. Weird - like changing from right to left handed overnight, or something. Definitely worth it though.

and hello to all the other non-supernaturalists on SR too,
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Thanks NL. I quit several times, once for three years. Its the habit part of it that gets me every time. The day after I finished the patch last year was when I started up again. It was habit that I had a feeling for, and I was smoking with a friend with her cig before I knew it. I really need to apply the same tools I use to stay clean. I am planning to do SMART all the way to stay with the quit this time.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:58 AM
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Got the script for my patches in my hot little hands. Now I will be bringing them down to the pharmacy and after my insurance approves them I should have them tomorrow, Monday latest.

I'm starting to plan my quit now.

How are the rest of you doing?
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:32 PM
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Good job Alera. Am OK. Nothing to report. All very quiet. My sister is about to have a baby, my first niece or nephew (they are kind of traditional about that and don't want to know ahead of time.) So I'm just hoping for a safe landing for passenger and crew.
good luck with the quit. You'll ace it.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:28 AM
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checking in...hoping that today I can make ie through my first night without vodka in almost a year...will check in tomorrow
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:13 AM
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nolonger, thanks for the luck. I am that weird kind of traditional too, I wouldn't want to know if it was a boy or girl until it was born. I'm looking forward to hearing which it was.

Sobermind, how did it go last night?
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:32 AM
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I though I'd try to revive the check-in thread. Lets see how it goes.

As for me, I'm at 8 & 1/3 months clean and sober . No major stress going on in my life. I'm going through a period of....how to describe this....emotional numbness sounds about right. I believe its a reaction to the PTSD symptoms that popped up not that long ago. Its familiar territory for me. My thinking becomes sluggish and I don't talk much. Ah well, I know to be on the look out for depression symptoms and to keep active in my recovery.

So what you say peeps, care to check-in?
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:41 AM
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Long day ahead. Need to run errands, work and then class tonight.

Zen, I really like the graphic in your signature.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:46 AM
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Hey zencat, thanks for the update. Keep it up!

I too don't talk much. I actually think that is a good thing. There is too much frivolous talk IMHO.

I've been clean and sober over seven years now. Meditation is at the core of my practice in recovery.

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Old 09-04-2008, 09:44 AM
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Love the idea of a check-in thread!!!!!

Things have been very chaotic .... but I am in pretty steady shape today. As always there is way more to do than I can do, but i have a since of steadiness that was missing recently.

Sober for a little over a year now.:ghug
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:04 AM
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:37 AM
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check this out guys...Good thread on secular recovery!

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-cravings.html

Not sure if thats how i guide you to it or not...
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:18 AM
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lots of "stuff" going on in my life right now....so i just do what I can and keep going....as a friend tells me....if you're going through hell...just don't stop!!!!
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