Day #6 And 6am
Posted: August 19, 2018, 8:03 PM


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Tomorrow = 1 Month*

:)

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Posted: August 20, 2018, 7:43 AM


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Hi Wishing
Congrats on your 26 days that's huge, hope as you read this you've accumulated a few more days in fact.

I struggled and struggled to stop drinking, but what eventually worked for me, was to stop fighting, surrender and ask for help. when i did that help was given and I am over 9 years sober now.

Its the best thing I ever did in my life because now I actually have a life! I used to worry about boredom too but now I don't have time to be bored, my life is so busy and full.

In the begining a big thing that helped me combat boredom as going to AA meetings. Apart from the fact that its so helpful there, it gives you somewhere to go each day or evening, something positive and sober to focus your day around. You get to meet and talk to other people who are on the same journey as you and who can help and support you.

Learning to live without alcohol does take time, but you only have to do it one day at a time. Hope you stick around.
Idgie

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Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:27

May the Force be with you.

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should just get used to the idea....Robert Heinlein.

You can spend the next 24 hours reaching your true potential or sliding down into your own particular hell. the choice is always yours.
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Posted: August 25, 2018, 3:33 PM


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Thank you everyone!

Day #37

I also went from 269lbs to 253 with drinking just water.

I'm feeling better and going to continue my sobriety..

I'm Thankful for another chance in life.

Love,
Wishing
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Posted: August 27, 2018, 7:56 AM


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Hey wishing
Thanks for checking in. Its great to hear you are doing so well. We are cheering you on.
Idgie

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Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:27

May the Force be with you.

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should just get used to the idea....Robert Heinlein.

You can spend the next 24 hours reaching your true potential or sliding down into your own particular hell. the choice is always yours.
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Posted: August 27, 2018, 2:35 PM


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HI Wishing. Congratulations on your accomplishments! You are doing AWESOME! Keep up the good work. Looking forward to reading more about your progress.. take care and God bless....

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Posted: September 1, 2018, 12:34 PM


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Well Hello everyone!

I'm at day #44 today :)

I'd like to Thank God for giving me the strength and will power.

It's kind of funny. My grandfather has always been known to record things like all his children and grandchildren's heights growing up and other things etc... Well he is now on board keeping track. My mother and grandmother and him were together yesterday and my mom goes. " I'm so proud of Ryan Guess what Tomorrow is " My Grandfather yells out " Day Number 43"

So I guess what I'm trying to say is it feels good to have another one supporting me as such and helps me not drink, not only do i not want to let myself down. I don't want to let him down or anyone else.

That's just a little story for today.

Love,
Wishing
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Posted: September 2, 2018, 9:12 AM


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What a nice surprise to have a respected member of the family elevate your sobriety on a day to day basis to that of other, normative personal milestones. It casts off the shame and stigma so often associated with our affliction.

Grats, for real on your days. I too am new to this (again). Time permitting, share some of your strategies that have worked thus far.
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Posted: September 2, 2018, 12:36 PM


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Cordeliatolear Thank You!

I'd have to say at first it was super hard and the withdrawals were what scared me the most. I was drinking very heavy for many many years not missing a day... I tried to stop before and went two weeks and ended up going to the casino and thought i could be the type to have " 1 Beer " well I did have that 1 Beer and then the next day at the casino I had " 2 Beers" and that after that I was in my room up all night into the early mornings drinking lot's of beers and hard alcohol. I guess what I'm saying is as much as I don't want to face the fact that I can't have just 1 beer. I have too because it's true and I'm starting to understand it and training my brain also to know that I can have fun without alcohol.

I'd have to say one of my biggest tactics of not drinking alcohol for me is WATER. I need my water!!! I don't drink pop or anything else sugary, Just Water and Milk.... I'm starting to see results in myself like my pants are starting to become very lose, losing some weight, skin is clearing up and starting to shine, eyes are becoming nice and bright, my mind is becoming quicker.. All these things are helping me from never wanting to go back to drinking. I don't wake up with the horrible Panic attacks no more and rushing for alcohol, I haven't had the horrible chest pains I believe caused from alcohol, I haven't had the horrible diarrhea ( Don't mean to sound sick ) from alcohol, nor have I caused problems due to alcohol.

Just trust me and always have a bottle of water in your hand. i piss like a race horse, but that's okay I'm sure my liver is loving me for it. I've mistreated it so badly. Once you start seeing good things happening to you, you won't want to go back to that dark place again. Think about all the pain it caused and will cause you if you go back. I know i surely don't want to feel how i did before. It's not worth it. I'd rather be smiling, becoming more healthy then frowning and dying.

Water my friend is what's helping me. Training my brain ....

Much Love,
Wishing
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Posted: September 3, 2018, 9:28 AM


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So, all along it was water!- Great to read this device works for you on so many levels. I'll try to emulate....it can't hurt and it might replace he heroic amounts of Haagen Dazs I'ver allowed myself this time around.


I have been through the ringer so many times that this time I actually checked myself into rehab and have taken some "contrary action"(including checking in to this message board). So far, so good, The stark reality is I really don't have any runs left in me. Great to read your thoughts and keep us posted as to how things continue to progress in sobriety! Right back atcha with the love

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Posted: September 3, 2018, 10:01 AM


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Hi Cord and Wishing Well It is so refreshing to come here and see you two working on recovery. I take my recovery very seriously and put it first and foremost in my life because if I take one drink I know in my heart of hearts that I do not have another recovery left me in. Sobriety MUST have a life of it's won if it is to survive . I cannot be dependent on what is happening around us or to us. If we want an excuse to drink it is easy to find one. If we want a reason to stay sober we will find one. Life doesn't have to be perfect to be good. It can be unfair , at times cruel but our reaction depends on if we will be survivors or victims. Hope you and everyone who is reading this post will have a great day ...

3 gratitudes

I am grateful to be alive and sober on this sunny morning
I am grateful I have a job
I am grateful for family and friends...

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Posted: September 3, 2018, 10:11 AM


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All true, pirate. Thanks for the encouragement
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Posted: September 5, 2018, 6:55 AM


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Hey wishing
So awesome to see your posts...seems like you have tapped into one of the key cornerstones of sobriety. GRATITUDE.

You listed all the good things that are happening for you now you've stopped drinking. That's awesome. Keeping that attitude of gratitude is essential for me. If I let myself get on the pity pot for long enough I can be in danger of poor me, poor me, pour me another drink!!!

when I was drinking I didn't even know that self-pity was what I was experiencing most of the time!!! Now I can recognise it and I quickly make the effort to transform it into gratitude. Every day I am grateful to be sober....and that's just the start of a very long list!!!

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Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:27

May the Force be with you.

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should just get used to the idea....Robert Heinlein.

You can spend the next 24 hours reaching your true potential or sliding down into your own particular hell. the choice is always yours.
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Posted: September 5, 2018, 9:59 PM


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Thank you to every last one of you and also congrats on everyone else's accomplishments.

Today is day #48

I'm doing it guy's and I'm not going back! I've came to far this time and have not had the painful symptoms of drinking since putting a stop to it.

I don't want it no more!

~Sips water
Wishing
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Posted: September 7, 2018, 9:26 AM


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Hi wishing. sending along encouragement and support. Congrats on your continued sobriety. You are worth it!

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Posted: September 7, 2018, 9:56 AM


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Day #50

YAY :)

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Posted: September 13, 2018, 1:10 AM


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Hi Everyone,

56 Day's..... I'm feeling pretty good. My family is really proud of me. I'm proud of myself.
Hard to believe that in like 4 more day's it will be 2 Months :)

I can't wait to see the health benefits from another two months.

Love,
Wishing
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Posted: September 13, 2018, 9:44 AM


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Nice!
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Posted: September 13, 2018, 4:45 PM


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Congratulations Wishing. You are doing AWESOME. Keep up the good work and dont forget your gratitude list....


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Posted: September 18, 2018, 2:52 PM


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Thank you everyone!

Today is 61 day's! I'm very thankful for this site.

:)


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Posted: September 24, 2018, 8:30 AM


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Hey wishing
good to see you still here posting of your successes. What a great thing one day at a time.
thanks for the reminder about the water, I need to be more diligent about that.

Went to a BBQ the other day with some other sober people. So nice to be able to socialise without making a complete a** of myself!!

Keep up the good work Wishing

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Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:27

May the Force be with you.

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should just get used to the idea....Robert Heinlein.

You can spend the next 24 hours reaching your true potential or sliding down into your own particular hell. the choice is always yours.
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