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

Post by George » 13 Jun 2011 11:05

Good on you LB - Sobriety well demonstrated ;)? ;)? ;)?
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Allerion » 13 Jun 2011 12:28

Hmmmm.. I can just imagine LB on a soap-box


Well i'm going to demonstrate the art of not partaking in any grog today !


Long live sobriety, and all who sail in her



:arrow: :roll: I'm totally insane you know

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Post by linda6666 » 13 Jun 2011 12:40

I Will not drink today, altho i have felt like it this weekend, been real low and often think whats the point??? But then i think about the harm it causes and would make my low mood even worse, so i will plod on sober and hope its all worth it eventually................ Also still no baby lol ;)? ;)? ;)? ;)?
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Post by london bloke » 13 Jun 2011 14:21

day 13 is Ok

Low mood while sober is OK Linda (imho)
Low mood while drinking - disaster !

I was outside the hotel for the vaccination conference this morning. Met at 7:20 am. Worth it.
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Willy » 13 Jun 2011 14:30

.....because it feels so, so very good not to wake with a hangover.

A bright and peaceful Virginia hello to you King Snoopy; hope the day treats you well. This day remember that God loves you. If the Big Guy can love you, I'm pretty sure it's okay to love yourself.

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Post by Ladysnoops » 13 Jun 2011 14:35

Oh Thanks Willy for your words of encouragement <:)> I am a believer so your words about the Big Guy made me happy :D

Yes, it is a pretty day in Virginia....finally not the oppressive heat for a while, heh?

I will not drink today because I just posted on the SOS thread. Nothing horrible like "I must have a drink NOW", but I did have a bit of an anxiety attack this morning and just needed to put my feelings in writing.

Hope everyone has a great day ;)? I know I feel better already <:)>

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Post by linda6666 » 13 Jun 2011 17:17

Hi L.B........... Low mood is wat got me in2 the mess in the first place, this is y it worries me, but had a long chat with my G.P this morn and although my mood is still low, i wont give in2 the EAF.....The past months have been getting me so low and i wasn't realising the impact it was having on me...As my very nice G.P explained i havn't had the crutch that many use to lean on when they loose a loved one, and got my "pat on the back" for being a good girl....So onward i go without my crutch. Its bloody hard but i will not give in :)
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Post by Ladysnoops » 13 Jun 2011 17:21

Linda, You have been through so much. Sorry to hear that you are low, but I know you can pick yourself up <:)> <:)> I know you won't, but please don't give in to that gosh awful crutch.....you need to keep going strong for you, for you Mum and for you Daddy Bear who is still watching out for you <:)> <:)>

The other Linda

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Post by linda6666 » 13 Jun 2011 17:32

Linda i wont give in, been fighting it off for so long now, to long to give in <:)> ;)? <:)>
I Have a Guardian Angel in heaven... I call him DADDY BEAR. I AM NOW 10 YEARS DRY AND LOVING IT,SO PROUD OF ME ;-)
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Post by london bloke » 13 Jun 2011 20:47

keep faith in your self, in your ability to cope, in your ability to grow and develop.

Sounds like the pat on the back is richly deserved. As is a hug <:)>
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Post by Soulwax » 14 Jun 2011 00:39

Because i want a bit of bloody eurphoria
Where are you eurphoria!??

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Post by mai » 14 Jun 2011 06:54

because I feel heavy, alcohol makes me heavier..
Patience soulwax, time is needed my friend <:)> .
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Post by Samnearly » 14 Jun 2011 07:03

...its day 3, the headache hasn't appeared yet, and I want that energy back that I had in the winter when I was AF.
And because alcohol makes me selfish and unable to do what I should be doing; everything comes second to it.
one day at a time....

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Post by enoughisenough » 14 Jun 2011 07:14

I think it is going to be a tough one and I need to be tougher than the EAF :D
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by the irish woman » 14 Jun 2011 07:34

because my life depends on not drinking
because I love my family
because my liver is too precious
because I don't want to have to go through the withdrawal symptoms again!

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Post by Allerion » 14 Jun 2011 08:26

I will not drink today because, I had 9 sausages in my tin of 'beans n sausages' this morning, instead of the 8 it stated on the tin. How lucky is that ! :D I can see it's going to be a splendid alcohol free day ;)?


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Post by George » 14 Jun 2011 11:04

.......I don't want to bugger it up - again :?


Hey Allerion

You might have kept the extra sausage for me instead of scoffing it yourself :mrgreen:
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by whyme » 14 Jun 2011 11:33

I am not going too.

\:)/ (::) ;)? <:)> :D :) ;)

I feel in a very mischievious mood today ( I think thats how you spell it)

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Post by london bloke » 14 Jun 2011 12:19

day 14 is just fine.
And I watched the Terry pratchett doc about assisted suicide on iplayer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b0120dxp/

Lots of tears - it's humbling. But it's real, we live , we die. We don't know what the future holds.
Let's make today a good day.
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Post by Ladysnoops » 14 Jun 2011 14:18

Because like Dab said, we must all face reality eventually (or we will die an early death :cry: ).

Also, like Kaz said it seems the EAF is out in full force, let's beat her/his evil butt together....cause we can \:)/ (::) ;)?

<:)>

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