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by Cowboy
22 Jun 2021 21:00
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83554
Views: 5716864

Re: The First 7 Days

Hey Button. I had a pretty productive day today as well. Go figure. Maybe had something to do with not drinking? Hanging doors today. Lots of little delays and detours. Nothing seemed to fit right. I just took my time and patiently worked all those little issues out. If I had been drinking (as is my...
by Cowboy
22 Jun 2021 20:55
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30726
Views: 1559279

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"

I haven't had a drink today.
by Cowboy
22 Jun 2021 10:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83554
Views: 5716864

Re: The First 7 Days

Well done TrueState. I like the idea of having an activity that you can look forward to in the morning. You get in the exercise and I'll bet its good for the soul as well. Well on Day 2 here. Slept at least 10 hours last night. Alcohol makes me tired. When I drink and also the day after when I recov...
by Cowboy
22 Jun 2021 10:21
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28376
Views: 1433924

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Good one Eie.

I will not drink today because ... I need to change some habits. Starting with drinking.
by Cowboy
22 Jun 2021 00:42
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)
Replies: 32094
Views: 1373379

Re: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)

A new puppy. That sounds like fun. Your little one must be so happy. All kids should have a dog growing up. Hope all is well in NZ these days. Must be the first day of winter there. Winter solstice? First day of summer here and a great day.
by Cowboy
21 Jun 2021 23:35
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)
Replies: 32094
Views: 1373379

Re: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)

Living in Eastern Canada I am often up into the night while most of the folks in these parts have gone to bed. I know that there are some people from the States and Canada that are on the site and hopeful that some of these folks may check into the Late Lounge. Would be nice to have some folks to sh...
by Cowboy
21 Jun 2021 22:31
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30726
Views: 1559279

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"

Well done everyone.

I haven't had a drink today.
by Cowboy
21 Jun 2021 22:28
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83554
Views: 5716864

Re: The First 7 Days

Really happy to say that I have made it through Day 1 without a drink. I agree that it looks like we have a good group here and having support is - as Trojan says - instrumental in beating this addiction (for me once and for all). It's not just the hangover it's that tired and listless feeling your ...
by Cowboy
21 Jun 2021 18:22
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83554
Views: 5716864

Re: The First 7 Days

Ali. I totally get it though. The sneakiness of it all. How we hide it. If that deception doesn't demonstrate that I have a problem not sure what does. And it's not really me. I'm pretty open and honest about most issues. Drinking changes me. Drinking thoughts changes me. Rationalizing around drinki...
by Cowboy
21 Jun 2021 15:56
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83554
Views: 5716864

Re: The First 7 Days

I couldn't agree more Trojan. Well said. I have - in the past - had many runs at moderate sobriety and built some good friendships moving through the threads along the way. I have said in the past that I don't like to count days and join in on the challenges. That doesn't mean it hasn't worked for m...
by Cowboy
20 Jun 2021 13:47
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28376
Views: 1433924

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

I will not drink today because ... it Father's Day and unnecessary.
by Cowboy
19 Jun 2021 12:32
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28376
Views: 1433924

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

You are Cowboy.

I will not drink today because ... I don't need to drink to enjoy a great day in the sun.
by Cowboy
18 Jun 2021 22:47
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30726
Views: 1559279

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"

I haven't had a drink today.
by Cowboy
18 Jun 2021 13:57
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12770
Views: 1069305

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Thanks for that Smithster. Very much appreciated. Need to get some distance from that lion where I feel safe again. Good analogy. Yes squirrel. One day at a time. We all know time flies. Soon 1 day will be 10 and then it gets a little easier. Then 10 becomes 100 and easier still. It's a challenge bu...
by Cowboy
18 Jun 2021 13:52
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83554
Views: 5716864

Re: The First 7 Days

Welcome VR. Day 4 here. Looking forward to getting some serious sober time in.
by Cowboy
17 Jun 2021 11:48
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12770
Views: 1069305

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Thanks Chirps. Much appreciated. Life's thrown much sh*t at me during this time, the latest I mentioned on this board recently about my husband being terminally ill Oh Sheila. I didn't know. I am so sorry about this news. I am certain that you will make the best of a terrible turn of events sober an...
by Cowboy
17 Jun 2021 11:45
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28376
Views: 1433924

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

I will not drink today because ... who else is going to post on this thread if I do.
by Cowboy
16 Jun 2021 21:41
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83554
Views: 5716864

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Rose. Of course there is always room for you. I hope all is good with you and that you are getting out of the house more now that the covid orders are being relaxed. Let's do this for the good of our physical and mental health. Take care. Cowboy.
by Cowboy
16 Jun 2021 21:39
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30726
Views: 1559279

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"

I haven't had a drink today.
by Cowboy
16 Jun 2021 21:39
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12770
Views: 1069305

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hey seamus. I understand the short temper as I too have had the same issues dealing with this in early sobriety. Try not to be so hard on yourself and let the important people in your real life know what you are going through and why. I am certain that they will understand. People come and go on the...