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

Post by enoughisenough » 23 Jul 2011 07:13

Its the first sunny saturday in ages - want to enjoy it - so no drink for me ta.

A belated congratulations to the gorgeous Dab ( i must have got it wrong thought it was today) on a fantastic 3 months of sobriety,through challenging times.

\:)/ \:)/ \:)/
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Post by Neal » 23 Jul 2011 07:45

...fitbaw's back.

Matchday + Me + Booze = Puerility

(Matchday + Me) - Drink = Prudence

Q.E.D.

;)?
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Post by Samnearly » 23 Jul 2011 07:55

How many years is a million days then?!
one day at a time....

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Post by Day » 23 Jul 2011 07:58

It's a lovely feeling to be awake at this time on a Saturday and feeling fresh and rested. Friday night was always my worst drinking night. Done two of them booze free now. Turquoise day today.
Keeping on keeping off

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Post by George » 23 Jul 2011 09:43

..... it spoils my day :mrgreen:

Dab, the buns are just about ready, by the time you get round to pick them up I'll have them in a bag and the kettle on (::)
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Post by Shelsey » 23 Jul 2011 10:49

Because sober is good - the future looks better and I hate wasting my life being a bloody lush......
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Post by silvergirl » 23 Jul 2011 12:02

there's hope sober, none when drunk.

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Post by zelda » 23 Jul 2011 12:07

I have to stop. So I have to start somewhere. Today.
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Glass of Wine "Oh blimey , I could kill Zelda".....

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Post by zelda » 23 Jul 2011 12:10

thank you. x
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Post by Shelsey » 23 Jul 2011 12:55

Zed with you all the way angel xxxxx
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Post by CJ » 23 Jul 2011 13:49

....it's actually starting to feel normal to wake up without a hangover.
"My urge is never to have just a glass even if the EAF pretends it is, my urge is to get wasted. When I am getting urges like that it is impossible for me to kid myself that I no longer have a problem." Pineapple

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Post by london bloke » 23 Jul 2011 13:53

Tummy is feeling good.
Life is Ok
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Post by linda6666 » 23 Jul 2011 14:04

...... i only have 18 days to go 2 my full year sober, why on earth would i want to spoil that?? No i think i will continue on my journey and get my own reward in 18days. \:)/ ;)? :D
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 chriscole » 23 Jul 2011 14:40

well done lida66666!!! \:)/ (::)

have you got a before photo from just before you quit?? is there a big difference?
do you still use sugar and caffeine? hows the cravings? sorry for all the questions, im just exited for you.
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Post by linda6666 » 23 Jul 2011 14:58

yeh i have a photo from just b4 but sadly its my passport pic of all things lol..But yeh i look and feel miles better..At the new year i started on slimming world and did very well but i was getting depressed (i was suffering from it from when my dad died) but it was getting worse so i went doctors and she said it was the slimming world doing this to me, so i quit. Now i enjoy what i want and when i want, yeh i have put a few pounds back on but "Hey" cant deprive your body ov everthing!! So i enjoy lots of sugar and sugar laced goddies, i noticed when i was on slimming world i kept having funny episodes like i would imagine how it would feel wen blood sugar gets low, but touch wood since i have been ok. I do though have a lot of stomach problems but this is all due to the ALCOHOL, somthing i have to live with and a stark reminder of my drinking days has damaged my stomach . Has for caffeine i cant get enough of it, i drink coffee by the bucket full but far better than what i was drinking..My journey 2 being sober has been a hard one and many get away with it a bit easier, but you cant drink the amount i used to drink without it being hard work, i was a full blown drinker..My early days were very hard and even now somtimes i could murder for a drink, but know its simply not a option, but i have spoke with many who quit drinking years ago and still they crave at times, so im normal hahaha... So in answer to your questions i feel great/look ok compaired to a year ago...How you doing? how is it for you, not sure how long its been for you, but stay with it you will or will be enjoying ;)? ;)? (::)
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 linda6666 » 23 Jul 2011 16:37

well said kaz... (::) (::) (::)
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 roledog33 » 23 Jul 2011 23:11

I've just started my second week sober. And I like it.
An alcoholic will always need a drink; a drunk will always have one.

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Post by girlfromaus » 23 Jul 2011 23:27

I have Role and SG carrying the baton with me \:)/
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Post by Libelula » 24 Jul 2011 01:07

I think the baton relay team thing is great, well done folks. ;)?

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Post by enoughisenough » 24 Jul 2011 07:54

It was such a sad day yesterday, and today I need to reflect on how life short is and how to make the most of it- sober.
Yesterday I was clever, I wanted to change the world. Today I am wiser and am changing myself ~ Rumi

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