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Old 06-13-2011, 09:52 PM
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Just thought I'd check in. Not doing great here lately. Been using again for about a month now. I thought I have this under control it just seems like the same old same old . Just wanted to check in, wish I had something better to share. Sorry for any typos's, I'm using my new Motorola xoom tablet and am still getting use to the touch screen. Hope everyone else is doing better than I am. Take care.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:21 AM
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Tyler,

Sorry to hear that, but today is a new day. A chance to try it again, when you're ready. We're here to talk and listen ya through it. Keep posting.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:52 PM
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Hi Tyler,

Sorry to hear that too. Turn to the good, walk away from the bad. We're pulling for you!
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:36 PM
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Hi Tyler

Hoping you can turn things around. I know about relapsing. Started this sobriety deal in late 1997 and its been an up and down ride...but it has gotten better over the past 6 years. So hang in there buddy.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:07 PM
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Hello,

I've been lurking in this secular area for the past few days and learned a lot. I've been here before, abstained from alcohol for a few months and then "moderated" which I finally realized was me just doing a lot of of slipping and relapsing. Finishing up Day 4. I did almost nothing for my recovery last time other than read SR posts. It did help for a few months but when I stopped logging on, I started believing I didn't have a problem. I really believe diet, exercise and an acceptance that I can no longer drink will be key as well as logging on regularly. Thanks for all your informative posts. Very enlightening!
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:08 PM
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Hi raindancer11

Looking forward to hearing from you more than 10 times every 8 months!
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:08 PM
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Hi Murray! See, I've posted more than once in the same day. A new record.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:31 AM
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Good!

I think getting involved and sharing your feelings (which makes a person think harder and makes those feelings somehow more 'concrete') is one of the most important aspects of SR.

In a week maybe you can work your way up to three posts a day
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:33 AM
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Hi raindancer11

In early recovery I found having some knowledge about recovery tools helps. SMART Recovery offers those for the secular person.

Have a look if you like:

SMART RecoveryŽ - Tool Chest and Homework
SMART RecoveryŽ - Articles and Essays
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:43 AM
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Murray, yes, participating does help me feel that my problem is real and I have a sense of relief knowing that I don't have to live that way anymore.

Thanks for the links, Zencat. I'm reading the ones about irrational thinking.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:34 AM
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Hey guys, still around, still sober, still unemployed, still OK. I don't seem to have as much time for the computer now that I am unemployed. Hmmmm, the two facts could be related??? Nah couldn't be, nothing is ever my fault

I hope you are all well. (Or should I say y'all just to give Murray something to laugh and point at, eh?)
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:14 AM
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Hi y'all right back at-chya, fellow Cas-cay-dee-ite

Glad to see your'e still on your bike, pedalling through the wilderness.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:16 PM
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Hey guys, haven't been around much at all lately.......still clean n sober Marked one year on friday
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:55 PM
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Marked one year on friday
Like, totally wicked-awesome Dude!!!!!!
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:57 PM
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Congratulations Beardo! Thanks for being an inspiration.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:38 PM
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Still here.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gneiss View Post
Still here.
Me too. Well, not there with you of course, but here as in all the way up and over here compared to you way down and across over there, which for our Aussie friends would be way up there...unless that's Northern Hemisphere-ism and they actually consider themselves as on top of the world and they're looking down at us on the bottom.

Good to hear from you again
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Murray4x5 View Post
Me too. Well, not there with you of course, but here as in all the way up and over here compared to you way down and across over there, which for our Aussie friends would be way up there...unless that's Northern Hemisphere-ism and they actually consider themselves as on top of the world and they're looking down at us on the bottom.

Good to hear from you again
Murray... you're awesome.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:53 PM
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Murray... you're awesome.
Pshaw...it was the caffeine talking.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:58 PM
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