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Old 10-03-2016, 09:12 PM
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Today I ate healthy meals and stayed on my weight watcher's plan and didn't over-eat out of drunk hunger. Tonight, I can actually sleep, not pass out, and I won't have to make myself puke up bile in the middle of the night. Life is good!
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:55 AM
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Today I can get some exercise in, go to work, come home and nap before the bug guy comes and spend time with g-son
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:34 PM
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...take two exams and pull better than passing grades in them. One in constitutional law and the other on Terrorism and Counterterrorism
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Old 10-11-2016, 05:27 AM
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Today I can get some walking in, work on my weight training, clean the house and throw some clutter out,go to work and appreciate the day
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:21 AM
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Today, I can make a list of the small things I can change, and do it. Instead of sitting in the carnage of the last binge wondering how I'm going to get out of it.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:46 AM
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Today I can be ill (I have some bug) and actually ask someone to drop me in a couple of things I need, instead of just pretending I am ill (either drinking or hungover) and refusing all offers of help, because I am hiding this fact from people.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:02 AM
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1. I drove my car to attend a routine yearly health scan, at midday; that I've missed for the last six years.

2. Later, I'll drive myself to the vet's surgery to collect my dog at 6pm.

I'd be over the drink/drive limit by midday and multiple times over by 6pm, therefore I couldn't drive. So today I can do a simple thing, like sitting in my car and driving myself at any time of day. I am no longer a self-imposed prisoner in my home, due to listening to the AV.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:13 AM
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Today I woke up full of hope, instead of despair.
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:13 AM
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Today I went for a walk.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:42 PM
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Today I can celebrate the Cubs going to the World Series instead of drinking my sorrows over the Dodgers loss. It was the Cubs after all that started my family legacy of loving baseball through my grandfather who was two years old the last time his Cubs won the World Series.

As a teen he moved out to California and didn't have a team until the Dodgers moved here in the 50s. Ever since then Vin has been a family member to three generations of our family.

I love the fact now I see the glass half full instead of half empty as alcohol made my whole world so depressing.
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Today I woke up at 6am and went for a walk.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:37 PM
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Today I can get some walking in and not be sitting on the couch crying and drinking my afternoon away
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Today I was able to take care of my 89 year old Mom's needs and be there for my son when he needed me for a simple errand but both big deals to me when I would usually be hiding in my room with alcohol
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Today I'm grateful for my family and my dogs here together with me on holiday and we are all happier than when parent(s) used to drink! The sun is shining and we are off walking along the coast path

Driving my wagon of hope through beautiful views on my road to myself
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:29 AM
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Today I woke up without wanting to immediately return to bed!
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Cooked a meal from scratch. Roast pork, baked red cabbage and red onion, new potatoes and courgettes with tomatoes and spices.

So thrilled to be cooking again. It's been a long time.

When drinking, it was the instant gratification monster in charge. Frozen pizza, ready meals, crisps, biscuits and chocolate.
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:07 AM
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Just sat, soaking in the glory of the colours and shapes of the autumnal leaves. Hanging by threads, rotating in the breeze, becoming detached, then spinning to the ground in all their glory.

Where have I been all my life? Not present, that's for sure. Plus, transfixed by the low sloping sun, catching the cobwebs on the grass and spinning off rainbows.

Then I looked up, heard a noise and amazingly, it was the sound of a crow, flying overhead. I could actually hear it's wing beats! All of my senses are so much more acute since stopping drinking.

This planet has such miraculously simple beauty and I've been blind to it.
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Old 11-05-2016, 05:02 AM
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Collect the autumnal fallen leaves from the ground. Bag them, hoping they'll turn into compost for next year.

When drinking, I'd leave the leaves on the ground, destroying the grass beneath due to loss of light. Eventually the earthworms would drag them underground, as the surface turned muddy.
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:31 PM
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Today I am having a late night study session with pizza. When drinking I didn't have much of an appetite and couldn't afford the pizza anyway. And there is no way I would be able to study and comprehend my courses in Constitutional Law and Counterterrorism
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Old 11-06-2016, 04:40 AM
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Today I am grateful that I woke up without a hangover and hating myself for being such a loser. I am present in my own life and I have choices. I don't have to stumble along in the darkness anymore.
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