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by g-man
31 Mar 2019 10:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 7828
Views: 210634

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Hey all. Having trouble posting lately. Got over a flu recently but mental fatigue and a drowsiness keeps hitting me throughout the day. We're going through a weather change, daylight savings etc. Had some really concerning thoughts about drinking again. I really am a case. Smart enough to figure ou...
by g-man
21 Mar 2019 08:41
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 7828
Views: 210634

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Greetings all, and nice to read your posts Shadowland and DoneandDone. You're right, these intermediate threads can get a little quiet, but they are important. Over the flu at last, strange how it can affect dental and ears. And blurred concentration and anxiety. Any talk of gardens is really inspir...
by g-man
14 Mar 2019 21:18
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 7828
Views: 210634

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Hey Cowboy, TC and anyone passing through. Been a little under the weather. Bit of flu and dental problem. Fatigue with the flu. Can actually nod off reading the news online. Reading a time-life 1962 encyclopedia about north/south poles. Beautiful reflections on a unique planet, and scary to see tod...
by g-man
03 Mar 2019 17:50
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 7828
Views: 210634

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Great news to see you here. And others to follow. It really helps to be with others on this trip. Sometimes lately I'm too down to cheer myself on, but it always restores me to cheer others on. This has been a grinder of a winter, and it leaves a lot of time to think about drinking, and fortunately ...
by g-man
28 Feb 2019 01:52
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Fiz - super congrats to you. Just keep going, it gets better. You know, sometimes I find it's worrying being on a new road, but confidence can be habit-forming too, and with that I've learned to appreciate life again. Nothing but the best for you I hope. I always think of you all throughout the day....
by g-man
11 Feb 2019 07:15
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 7828
Views: 210634

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Well, greetings all. Day 184 for me today. 184 of 273? That will do in any event. This is like moving into a new flat. Unpacking, bit of an echo in empty rooms, the smell of fresh paint on the walls. Remembering what it was like going out in the world. That's what I find recovering from addiction is...
by g-man
11 Feb 2019 06:57
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi all. I'm going to move on to the nine month thread, but I'll certainly continue to follow this one. I hope you will be joining me there and I look forward to seeing you all progress, it's a great inspiration. Thanks for the congrats, Sammie, Cowboy, Fiz, Ruby and all. Ed and Sammie, stay strong w...
by g-man
09 Feb 2019 08:01
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Well, 182/182 today. It seems so long ago that this journey started. Thanks to you all, I really don't think I could have made it without this site, the people behind it, and the people who share so much of their lives to move in such a good direction. Definitely on to the next challenge, one I am r...
by g-man
06 Feb 2019 22:51
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

I hear you cowboy, something has changed. Seasons aren't the same year to year. Sometimes we don't get spring or fall. I'm thinking of starting to grow grapes with the increasingly hot summers. It's like the green belt is moving north. And in winter, the Arctic is moving south! Where the heck did th...
by g-man
06 Feb 2019 08:59
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Good morning all. Well, snowstorm after snowstorm here. School bus service has been cancelled three to four days a week. Went grocery shopping yesterday, and could not believe how many basics were sold out. I guess everyone is buying in bulk when they can drive safely. Sorry to hear about the cold S...
by g-man
05 Feb 2019 09:21
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 10384
Views: 505488

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Cowboy, sorry to hear about your mom. You may need some of the cowboy toughness, I know you've got the right stuff to deal with it. My advise is to try and get some help as I went through it a few years back alone and really was not prerared to deal with it. It was then that I really lost my batt...
by g-man
04 Feb 2019 04:06
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Congrats Sammie. Worth staying up for, I think.

The amazing thing I find is that things keep getting better.

Good luck and take care as you move ahead!
by g-man
30 Jan 2019 23:55
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi everyone. It really is nice to see familiar friends on the way, and I hope things are going well for everyone. Sammie, I remember what happened to me around the point you are at. It sounds simple but it took me a while to figure out that I was confused. Confused about what comes next, where I was...
by g-man
28 Jan 2019 22:11
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 12864
Views: 494896

Re: General Support and Chat

I have been in the valley of shadows, lately, so I have done some introspection! I wonder if we could have a discussion about why we started drinking in the first place, for me it was around 17-years-old, and then went on for many, many years. I can definitely say, my choice came from hereditary in...
by g-man
26 Jan 2019 23:55
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Congrats Sammie. It's not just a number, it's both a change and a power. Don't loose sight of sobriety as a priority. I'm at day 168, and the comfort of progress has made me loose on things I do to keep on. Too happy, start getting overloaded, then I found it trouble doing the right things. Only the...
by g-man
20 Jan 2019 03:49
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi Cowboy, Fiz, Ed, Sammie. Good to see you here. Day 161 complete for me. I read almost every post, but lost my voice during the holiday (drinking) season, because I was afraid of what I would say. I had taken on the six month challenge, and will not be diverted. I have a determination now that is ...
by g-man
09 Jan 2019 00:42
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 9932
Views: 303288

Re: Sober January

20 months sober today :D It's great to hear that. Numbers are a funny thing, they can fly by so quickly in conversation, but really jump out and have impact when read. Adds a great meaning to "personal best", a term I learned in this context from you. What a great phrase, and what it represents! As...
by g-man
01 Jan 2019 17:35
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 10384
Views: 505488

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi all. Inspiring discussions as always. Cooking at the moment, as often on holidays. Another great day AF. Had to share a thought since mortality has been on my mind a lot lately. Today is an AF day, so I gain a day there. And tomorrow, I won't be uselessly hung-over, sitting around trying to feel ...
by g-man
30 Dec 2018 01:07
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi folks. Thanks for the comments Cowboy and SB. I always go through the day reflecting on comments and what I read here. Cowboy, I read your comment about optimism about you progress on the Abstinence thread, and it really made me happy to see the weight of this lifting. And I think you're right ab...
by g-man
27 Dec 2018 22:53
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15519
Views: 420507

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Greetings and season's best to all. Day 138 of 182. Christmas commotion made it difficult to stay organized, but regaining my focus today. I've been struggling for a couple of weeks with understanding where I am going with this. Coming out of the 100 Day challenge I kept saying "what's beyond the tr...