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

Post by Mark. » 23 Aug 2011 09:24

That's a peculiar - but really great - coincidence, Laura! \:)/

I will not drink today because I have to prime and then gloss the bathroom woodwork. Hm, gloss-fumes in a confined space. I won't need alcohol to give me a hangover today :roll:

Better go and open some windows...
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Post by Hydrate » 23 Aug 2011 09:31

...apart from many other reasons, I like my house being as clean and tidy as it is when I'm sober.

Laura - we will celebrate your birthday tomorrow. 31 days at 31, what a nice coincidence.
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Post by Shelsey » 23 Aug 2011 10:48

.... things that seem too good to be true usually are. The quick "fix" from alcohol is a prime example. There are no quick fixes but there is hope and colour and life and, if we can look at them through sober eyes, it makes life a lot better.... Ergo this girl will not drink today......
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Post by chrissy 101 » 23 Aug 2011 11:19

Laura - well done on day 30. Happy birthday for tomorrow \:)/ \:)/

Brighteye my friend - longest run ever, 6 weeks well done (::) (::)

I will not drink today because I want to not drink today ONLY
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Post by Boris Bike » 23 Aug 2011 12:18

... because I now have another addiction to feed, but at least this one can be said to be productive and won't ruin my health.

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Post by linda6666 » 23 Aug 2011 12:23

....................FACT . Im a non drinker, so coffee and maybe some water will be the only fluid passing my lips.... Sober = HEALTH-HAPPINESS AND IN SOME CASES WEALTH Drunk= No life/ill health/ no money/ only friends that are friends cuz you drink (and your home is better than a park bench)/ it leaves your hygiene as one of the less important things in life/ it gets you well known round your home town for being a drunk (even if you think they dont know "they do") it messes with you mental health, dont think i need go on... So for me "SOBER ROCKS"!!! \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ ;)?
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Post by Melina D. » 23 Aug 2011 14:09

...because in one more day it will be ONE WEEK without alcohol, and I can't remember the last time I was able to say that.
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Post by Ladysnoops » 23 Aug 2011 14:13

Way to go Melina...proud of you girl \:)/ (::) ;)?

I will not drink because one drink makes Linda fall down (and of course we all know it is never one drink :oops: :cry: ).

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Post by Willy » 23 Aug 2011 15:58

......because alcohol nourishes my fears and problems while obliterating strength and hope.

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Post by Freshstart » 23 Aug 2011 16:24

Rebecca , that's a great reason ! How us it going for you?

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Post by Freshstart » 23 Aug 2011 16:28

Melina that's year I did it last week but then ruined it by drink on Sunday.
Caused a terrible atmosphere with my husband. Who is still very off with me. I made the mistake of going to a BBQ where loads of people were having a glass if wine:( so I did- except is never just a glass with me.

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Post by Beverley » 23 Aug 2011 17:49

OH NO

Sorry Laura, wished you happy birthday on the worng day.
Anyway so much love and happy 30 days.

Bev x
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Post by councilpop » 23 Aug 2011 21:04

.... I got my blood tests back and they were normal and thats the way i want them to stay :D

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Post by linda6666 » 23 Aug 2011 21:35

councilpop wrote:.... I got my blood tests back and they were normal and thats the way i want them to stay :D
Well done, its always a weight lifted wen results come bk normal, so (::) (::) (::) keep up the good work ;)? ;)?
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Post by linda6666 » 23 Aug 2011 21:37

:ugeek: just wanted to see if i suit these glasses :lol: :lol:
I Have a Guardian Angel in heaven... I call him DADDY BEAR. I AM NOW 9 YEARS DRY AND LOVING IT,SO PROUD OF ME ;-)
We are all given a 2nd chance every day, it's just we don't usually take them . I TOOK MINE

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Post by councilpop » 23 Aug 2011 21:49

Thanks Linda, yes i have been really worried about what damage i have done to my body, so im well relieved :D

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Post by linda6666 » 23 Aug 2011 21:58

councilpop wrote:Thanks Linda, yes i have been really worried about what damage i have done to my body, so im well relieved :D
I will quote my GP now!! He said because your results are ok doesn't give you a reason to drink...I worried my head off when i was waiting for my results, i was sure i had liver damage and convinced myself that i had, i had all the symptoms of liver damage (all in my head) i even saw yellow eyes looking back at me... Scary shit !!!! But these are the lessons we have to learn or we would never give up ;)? ;)? ;)?
I Have a Guardian Angel in heaven... I call him DADDY BEAR. I AM NOW 9 YEARS DRY AND LOVING IT,SO PROUD OF ME ;-)
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Post by councilpop » 23 Aug 2011 22:15

Yes Linda it did for a fleeting second cross my mind that maybe me drinking is ok, but i soon put it out of my head and thought about 2 awful weekends that brought it all to a head.
I notice you have a link to the just giving site. I have also, climbing Ben Nevis on the 3rd of September for Breast Cancer Care. I will read your story.
Tanya

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Post by linda6666 » 23 Aug 2011 22:25

post me the link for your page please.. ;)? ;)?
I Have a Guardian Angel in heaven... I call him DADDY BEAR. I AM NOW 9 YEARS DRY AND LOVING IT,SO PROUD OF ME ;-)
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Post by councilpop » 23 Aug 2011 22:40

my link is http://www.justgiving.com/Tanya-Mancini" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Just read your page :D Your doing great with the fund raising. I have found a few people are reluctant to do it online. I have just about raised £500, that is what i have had to pledge to take on the challenge.
I also listened to you song, it brought a tear to my eye. Unfortunately i didn`t have a very close relationship with my dad.

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