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

Post by silvergirl » 25 Jul 2011 09:30

i don't want to. and i've got a driving lesson at half four - i think it'd be a bad look to be barely able to stand up. :lol:

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Post by George » 25 Jul 2011 10:01

"my perception of drinking days are changing". That really sounds good BE. I initially found that to be really difficult but once done life got better <:)>

No alcohol for me today, unless of course, I need some to polish the brass :mrgreen:
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Post by london bloke » 25 Jul 2011 11:03

Carpe Diem is a good philosophy

Thanks
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Post by Willy » 25 Jul 2011 12:10

.......it is so wonderful to wake early in the morning and enjoy a peaceful cup of coffee with a clear and peaceful mind.
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Post by linda6666 » 25 Jul 2011 12:12

.........Me and drink have fallen out big style, in the past we have fallen out but kissed and made up + carried on our relationship, but this time ITS FOR GOOD,i know it wants me back but i have realised i dont love it anymore/it was just dragging me down, even keeping my hostage in my own house, now who wants that out of somthing you once loved?? so i took the decision a while bk that i wanted to end the relationship FOR GOOD, NO KISSING AND MAKING UP THIS TIME, NO WAY... So altho from time to time i will feel i miss it but i know deep down i wont. So time we both moved on, me in my way and the alcohol in its way (go find another mug to dig your claws into) My door is now closed to alcohol..BYE!!!!!!! (::) (::) ;)?
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Post by Willy » 25 Jul 2011 12:32

Way to do it well Linda and thanks for sharing your experience and perspectives.

Tom, good to know you're enjoying the morning as well. With the exception of alcohol I'm pretty good with moderation. It's becoming clear that for me, moderation and booze will never get acquainted. That's why I will not drink today; sober is better, much better.

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Post by Samnearly » 25 Jul 2011 13:47

I have to stay stopped.
one day at a time....

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Post by girlfromaus » 25 Jul 2011 23:03

My DH has just brought me lemon tea in bed!
While I breathe I hope

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Post by roledog33 » 26 Jul 2011 06:19

too many people depend on me being sober.
An alcoholic will always need a drink; a drunk will always have one.

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Post by enoughisenough » 26 Jul 2011 06:55

Because I've lots to do at the moment, I'm really tired and know that I feel less so when I dont drink.
Yesterday I was clever, I wanted to change the world. Today I am wiser and am changing myself ~ Rumi

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Post by Samnearly » 26 Jul 2011 07:16

Today I'm starting to feel better, but I need to feel an awful lot better than this!!
one day at a time....

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Post by badcompany » 26 Jul 2011 08:07

...I have managed to kick it from the top of my list of the day's priorities, way over the fence into the long grass where I hope it will stay.

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Post by Day » 26 Jul 2011 08:08

I need to be able to drive this evening.
Keeping on keeping off

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Post by George » 26 Jul 2011 08:11

.... I have an appointment at the hospital, can't stagger in there stoatin', now can I :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by silvergirl » 26 Jul 2011 09:55

i don't wake up guilty and in a panic when i'm sober.

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Post by Mark. » 26 Jul 2011 10:18

... alcohol and lawnmowers aren't a good combination.
"Addiction doesn’t go away when we stop drinking." ~ Tai

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Post by caroline95 » 26 Jul 2011 11:06

It's my 5 week anniversary and I want to enjoy it sober.

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Post by Neal » 26 Jul 2011 11:21

...it's a waste of time, money, health and mind.

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Post by Hydrate » 26 Jul 2011 11:28

...I didn't yesterday, and today's a better day for it.
It's never too late to be who you might have been (George Eliot)

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Post by Shelsey » 26 Jul 2011 12:04

Alcohol is a bloody killer - it is destroying a dear friends life and nearly killed me - let's work this one out..... Hardly a no brainer........
Aka STB - new name, still as much trouble!
AF 2012 #32

Friends lost to alcohol:
Michael - 11/09/11 - You were a beautiful person and I will miss you so much

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