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8/13/10 6:28 P

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8/13/10 5:54 P

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Hi CustomSound, I found that when AA meetings stopped feeling so strange, I got a lot out of them. Many people say they felt at home immediately, but that certainly wasn't the case for me. I just put it on my schedule and forced myself to go. My life has definitely changed for the better as a result.
I wish you all the best!

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8/11/10 9:41 P

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Glad you are here. Keep it up. You are worth it.

Mary L.

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

Mary L. in Virginia


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8/11/10 12:11 P

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Don't rule it out. It will be there when you are ready. It has worked for millions, and it worked for me when nothing else did.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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8/11/10 11:04 A

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I have given much thought about AA. I've read the book and been to a meeting. I live about an hour drive from the nearest meeting place. To be honest, I hated the meeting even though I really wanted the help back then. I won't rule anything out, but for the first time ever I am happy, no, thrilled with the idea of never taking another drink.

Zack

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."


There is no true victory without the existence of failure.


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8/11/10 10:25 A

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Have you given a thought to AA? There is so much support there, and makes living without drinking something good, not miserable.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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8/11/10 10:00 A

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OK, after I left the first post I stumbled a bit. But after waking Friday morning (8/6) crying (me, a manly man, crying) I've had ENOUGH. So it's been 5 hard days. I feel like crap, but the thought of a beer makes me angry instead of longing for the first time EVER. I won't pretend that I understand what it will feel like next week or next month but your encouragement has meant a lot so far. Thanks!

Oh yeah, I've lost 3 pound in the last 5 days. I told my wife that it would melt off starting the day I quit. Not drinking 1,200-2,000 calories a night makes a huge difference! Hehe!

Zack

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."


There is no true victory without the existence of failure.


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8/3/10 12:25 A

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Welcome - I love going to meetings, that does not mean that I love everything or everybodry that is there... but I understand today that part of my recovery comes from all the shares I have heard during my sober years. I hope you find the support and experience you need here!


"Trust God and buy broccoli."

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8/1/10 8:02 P

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Welcome! This is a great place for support from people who really understand.

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7/30/10 12:05 P

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Welcome Customsound79! Glad that you found us.

I agree that getting sane around alcohol and around food go together hand in hand. And your comment about alcohol having the real you, that wants to be healthy bound and gagged really rang a bell for me too. Yes, one drink was too many, and 50 was never enough.

Once I realized what a mess alcohol was making of my life, and my emotional sanity (yes, like you I didn't miss work or other obligations) I tried and tried to stop. Didn't work. I found that I couldn't do it alone. I really needed the support of people I found in places like this team. I found people just like me, who knew EXACTLY what I was feeling and talking about.

So, please, don't be a stranger. Let us get to know you, and you know us. The daily check in thread is a good place to do that. Your life depends on it.

Hope you are having a good day.

Dawn

"May I learn to look at myself with eyes of understanding and love"-Thich Nhat Hanh

"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still."-Chinese proverb


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7/29/10 6:00 A

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Welcome to the team. Sounds like there might be a problem there. Those who are wiser than me say that it is the first drink that gets you drunk. If you want to quit drinking and need support, this is the place for you.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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7/28/10 9:52 P

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Welcome. Yep, it was the first glass of wine that got me too :). This is a good group. Lots of good recovery and always a fair share of newcomers too. Good luck on your journey. Keep coming back.

Mary L

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7/28/10 5:47 P

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Welcome to a place where people will understand your journey. emoticon

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7/28/10 2:15 P

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I finaly found some people to talk to on the net. I can't go to meetings. I tried and can't stand it. No one I've met has the control of it that I do, and that's why I realized that I don't have control.

Wow, I can't believe I'm telling everyone this. I can't stand liquor, and I can drink a glass of wine and be fine. One beer = 12-20 every time. I'm very picky about the time of day to start. I show up to work on time and complete my tasks well. I'm not an aggresive drunk (although I do get aggresively optimistic). And to top it off, no one can really tell I've had 18 beers. I can easily refuse a second drink at social events.

BUT, here I am 225 pounds heavier than when it became a regular habit. Houston I think we have a problem!

When I skip a couple of nights, I FEEL like excercising and eating right. It's like the real me is a fitness junkie and the alcohol has that guy bound and gagged( you can see this in my younger photos).

So my journey on Sparkpeople and an alcohol support group have to go hand in hand. Thanks for reading.

Zack

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."


There is no true victory without the existence of failure.


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