|Today 11:59 AM|
I haven't dropped into this thread in a while, it's nice to read some updates from folks and see others asking for and receiving support.
H8DWINGS- thanks for posting the link to that podcast, dudes hit the mark and it was refreshing to hear it from their perspective. Congrats on the training and hitting the 6 month milestone as well. Way to go!
ScubaTacos- that's a pretty awesome Christmas present you are giving yourself, nice work!
I know there are others that have posted as well, to each of you, nice work and keep on keeping on. The next month can be tough, as there tends to be lots of "opportunities" to test yourself. For me, waking up after a holiday party (or any day for that matter) feeling great and ready to attack the day, serves as a great reminder of why I passed on drinks the day/night before.
1/15/20 will be 2 years for me, so I guess I'm a little over 22 months. In that 22 months, I know I have faced 100's of excuses to have a drink. Problem is I wouldn't have A drink, I would have A LOT of drinks.
I'll repeat my mantra once again-
When I control my drinking, I don't enjoy it.
When I enjoy my drinking, I don't control it.
|Today 10:10 AM|
Today is 1 day past 6 months the easy way (5 + 6 = 11). Big race (marathon) coming up for me December 8 in Sacramento. Not drinking is probably one of the biggest reasons I've done so well in training and getting ready. no more sore Saturday mornings or stomach pains I can't figure out. Eating much better and focused more on what matters to me instead of getting home to drink beers. I have run like 6 of these and I've can't say I've ever felt better after this much training and just cutting out beer dropped my cholesterol like 40 points. I should really call for some lab work to be drawn and see what the numbers are before (and maybe after) the race. At this point I'm not even sure a celebratory beer if I hit my goal (run a marathon under 3 hours. 6:51/mile) would be worth it. I do still sometimes wonder if I could go back and have a few beers a few nights a week and stick with a "3 is the limit per day" however I see myself sneaking beers cuz no one will know all over again, or going for the strongest beers I can drink.
I was even able to put a few hundred bucks into savings this paycheck and before I'd spend that on brewing supplies or beers to drink/cellar and now I'm so far out of the loop I don't even care about missing out on the 2019 beer swap.
|Today 08:58 AM|
Sometimes I'll turn my music to speaker tapes while working in the garage. It's a bit weird but it's nice to hear some of the experience, strength and hope whether I'm happy, sad, or frustrated.
God willing I'll be 18 months sober on Christmas eve this year.
|11-19-2019 09:01 AM|
Watched this for 1 minute and it pretty much nails how it feels to get past the "fear of missing out" and now how I feel when I wake up. Heck, I might start buying beer to give to people late at night just for entertainment.
One thing I gathered earlier from the podcast was Chris Raab is talking about going to a music festival sober when he'd always gone on shrooms and excstacy. His buddies said they'd keep it away if he wanted but they "liked to party" and Chris didn't care. he said they smoked a joint and had a few beers and he was confused cuz that wasn't partying to him. They said "these are the party favors and the atmosphere is the party. For you the drugs are the party." which is pretty true for me and alcohol. I'd go RIGHT back to full drunk if I started up again. It might take a week or month to get there but I'd be drinking 6-9% beers on the couch all night in a hurry. fucking weird to think that too.
Chris Raab has apparently been sober 10 years. I guess the Jackass guys were into doing drugs a LOT more than I ever thought. Chris Raab was about 29 when he gave it all up.
|11-18-2019 02:04 PM|
What could you do with $5,000 next Thanksgiving? You could save that in a year without drinking.
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|11-18-2019 12:33 PM|
182 days so that's 6 months right? I thought it was in two days from now. AT least, I THINK I quit May 20. Last time I wasn't even sure when Memorial Day was.
|11-18-2019 09:57 AM|
Every morning I wake up feeling a little better than the day before. Makes me glad I didn't give in the night before
|11-18-2019 09:10 AM|
I made it through my first full weekend without alcohol in years. I had a few moments where I thought about hitting Circle K for a few shooters of Jack, but stuck with the sparkling water instead.
Today is day 9, and counting....
|11-18-2019 07:34 AM|
|11-17-2019 08:45 PM|
Thatís how I took it as well!!!!
You fall off or not hard8ís?????
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|11-17-2019 01:47 PM|
|67ford||I think he is just messing around and saying he drank coffee.|
|11-17-2019 12:53 PM|
Sorry to hear that man......
But you can always start over again. That's the good thing
|11-17-2019 09:37 AM|
|CJF||Y 4 U do that?|
|11-16-2019 11:22 PM|
|H8DWINGS||Today was my first day back drinking. It’s almost 10:30 pm and I’m usualy in bed by 8 or 9 on weekends because I get up early. Not tonight and I know it’s because of the drinking. I had some after my r7n with second breakfast and again around 3:00. Fucking caffeine is keeping me awake after not having any for two weeks. Either that or the fish tank screen saver is just extra exciting.|
|11-13-2019 12:16 PM|
Realize you're going there to hunt not drink.
If you want to go sit in the woods and drink yourself to soreness call it "drunk party week" and not "deer camp" since the only deer you'd see are right here. No I'm not resizing them cuz I don't know how.
|11-13-2019 10:55 AM|
|microtus||Feeling pretty darned good. I've been stores a few times where I catch myself going through the booze section out of habit. "deer camp" party is tomorrow and will be my first real test.|
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|11-13-2019 05:27 AM|
|microtus||One month and counting|
|11-12-2019 07:34 PM|
|11-12-2019 07:24 PM|
In January of this year I had the same laminectomy all over again. Except this time it didn't do shit.
I saw a physical therapist a few months ago. After a 20 min exam he looked at me and said "the surgery didn't work because its not in your back, its in your hip". The sciatic nerve runs through the hip in the "femoral triangle". Well sure enough he was right. I can bend my back any direction and it doesnt bother me, but if I move my hip/leg just right I get shooting, burning pain in my foot. I need to find someone who can help me with it knowing that. The PT just seemed to make it worse for the most part.
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