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

Post by Willy » 13 Jul 2011 12:38

I did not yesterday and after a good night's rest, feel great now. No good reason to go back there today.

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Post by Ladysnoops » 13 Jul 2011 14:15

Willy, Good to hear from you my fellow Virginian and Australian Shepherd lover!!

I will not drink today because I want to undo all the damage alcohol has done to my body, my mind and my marriage.
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Post by Willy » 13 Jul 2011 14:45

Hey Linda, very pleased to know that you are doing well. I too want to put a stop to this and get on with living in a real world. I finished Mark Hamill's "A Drinking Life" last night. He stopped drinking when he decided to stop being a performer in life and to start living life.

Steve (and Willy too).

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Post by Jersey » 13 Jul 2011 15:58

Hi all,

I'm new here but taking what seemed to be a good sugggestion to start my day here.

I will not drink today because I have decided that this war I have been waging against myself is over.

I am looking forward to the day for the first time that I can remember and I will stand tall against any challenges I meet.

Best to all,
Jersey
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Post by chrissy 101 » 13 Jul 2011 21:56

I am sorry naomi about your news but you have done really well not to drink today (::)
Chrissy 101 - In many cases people forget our "episodes" quicker than we do...but maybe this is the kind of "final straw" thing for you, a kind of push for you to decide whether you cut down or abstain completely. (Sandy) 1st July 2011

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Post by roledog33 » 13 Jul 2011 22:43

there is no point in drinking....in my humble opinion.

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Post by Libelula » 14 Jul 2011 00:13

... my first thought about 7 minutes ago was "cool, it's after midnight, I can have a drink now with at least one full day chalked up again!" :shock: :?

No, no, no, no, no... Shut up, EAF.

Vive la revolution! Lib est pour la Liberation.

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PS - <:)> Naomi, don't know if you'll scroll back and read this, but very sorry to hear that you got laid off... Best wishes for a new start. x
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Post by enoughisenough » 14 Jul 2011 07:08

Its day 5 and I am starting to get my PMA back- and I need to keep it so just for today no alcohol for me ;)?
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Post by Neal » 14 Jul 2011 07:53

...it has caused me (and, by virtue of regret and memory, it still causes me) too much stupid pain.

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Post by badcompany » 14 Jul 2011 07:56

Dab :D

I can feel myself gradually growing up to become the person I should be in the few short months since I stopped drinking alcohol, so there's no way I will have a drink and set back my progress.

Have a good day everybody.

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Post by George » 14 Jul 2011 09:39

.......BC, Dab, Neal et al aint boozin' so I'll stick to the old Earl Grey today :mrgreen:

Starting with coffee to wake me up though :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Post by wystan » 14 Jul 2011 10:02

"The day of glory has arrived! / Against us tyranny's / Bloody flag is raised!" Bastille Day - Vive la revolution!
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Post by Day » 14 Jul 2011 10:57

I am happy and peaceful. I'm not peaceful when I drink. Bastille Day, perfect day to take up knitting. If only the left arm would cooperate. Nah, I'm not sure I'm that peaceful yet!
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Post by Mark. » 14 Jul 2011 11:28

... It's Bastille Day, so - yes - let's celebrate breaking free from the tyrannous prison-fortress of addiction!

Sous les pavés, la théière! as the Situationists didn't quite say...

I've got a suit to wear and a jobs fair to attend, so definitely no drinking for me today.

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Post by Willy » 14 Jul 2011 11:49

.....living sober is better, much better.

Welcome Jersey. I like your approach; focusing on what sobriety brings to life is much more effective for me than lamenting what I am giving up. Good to cross paths with you as well BE; a wonderful sober day to you

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Post by caroline95 » 14 Jul 2011 12:32

It's Bastille Day - 'good a reason as any not to drink to-day!

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Post by Ladysnoops » 14 Jul 2011 15:07

Happy Bastille Day (is that the right phrase??) to those of you who celebrate it \:)/

I will not drink today because yesterday the EAF tried to get me but I kept flicking her off my shoulder. I hope she does not try and temp me today, but if she does, I am armed and dangerous!! :twisted:

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Post by Jersey » 14 Jul 2011 16:04

Good morning everyone! And it is a beautiful morning. For a change, I am not irratated by the robins singing at the tops of their little lungs. Not hiding from the clear skies and bright sun either. As a matter of fact, I am not suffering from my usual (overwhelming) feeling of wanting to hide at all today. I woke up this morning thinking of what I could do, not sweating the things I felt I had to run from. Funny thing is, I am far from a coward...gee ya think it was all the drinking? I had no idea it turned me into such a cowering wuss.

...And THAT is why I won't drink today. I am getting my mojo back!!!

Willy: thanks for the encouragement my fellow East coaster. It's time to find the joy in things again.

Mark & Naomi: Best of luck with finding a new job. I know it's a huge blow. I'm in the same boat.

Day: what's up with the arm? Is this a wierd withdrawl symptom I have to look forward to? I've had similar lately.

And, help me out here please. What's EAF and PMA???

Enjoy your day,
Jersey
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Post by Mark. » 14 Jul 2011 17:26

Thanks Jersey - nice to speak to you, and good luck with your own job-hunting!

The EAF is the Evil Alcohol Fairy, that wicked sprite who whispers in your ear to go and have a drink. Sometimes it helps to personalise our craving this way: if you think of that inner-desire for booze as coming from "someone else", it makes it that much easier to argue against.

Maybe it sounds mad - but it works! You can play all kinds of tricks on the EAF. My favourite, whenever she comes calling, is to tell her that yes, she can have a drink. But not right now - tell her it'll be in ten minutes' time, an hour, a week. Whatever time limit you set, "she" thinks she's won the argument and stops whining at you. It can honestly help you get through that next ten minutes, hour, week, or whatever. Then, when you reach the end of that time period, she'll either have fallen asleep, or you can just quieten her again with another promise of a drink in ten minutes, an hour, a week, or whatever...

I once told her she could next have a drink on my 100th birthday. She has no real sense of time, so it worked for a while. Not forever, unfortunately, so we had to return to the "ten minutes, hour, week" thing. But it was worth a try!

I couldn't see the reference to PMA - but maybe it should have been "PM", meaning Personal Message? As in: "Send me a PM if you find out that PMA stands for something else"!

Anyway, well done on getting your mojo back! (::) And enjoy those robins!

Speak soon,
Mark
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Post by Jersey » 14 Jul 2011 18:30

That's excellent Mark. Thank you for that.

Cheers,
Jersey
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