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Ending today with 21 days sober. Damn that feels good. I am so glad I actually did it this time and am honest with myself that I can NEVER ever drink like a "normal person" I have to accept that fact. I can't drink one drink, one sip, hell I can't even let myself look back. I find such blessings and joy in the small things now. Just wanted to update as it's been a little since I posted. Hope all is well with you all and hope everyone is hanging in there Lori

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    Outstandng! Super feeling NOT looking for that hidden bottle. I am on 3 yrs 9 months sober!! Keep going. Robin
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    Everything gets better...for most people.

    Much got worse for me...but even on my worse day I felt better emotionally and physically.  

    Congratulations on your new found health and happiness!

     

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      Thank you missy. If someone had told me this would be me a month ago today I would have laughed while sneaking my many many glasses of wine, I truly feel something saved me and it's that gratitude that keeps pushing me forward. I definitely want to help others and think it could someday be a career change for me. Crazy because for 15 years I have been a bartender .... go figure

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      Well done lorilin - you have a different life.  Yes, I too, would have laughed at myself while sneaking my wine (hidden in my wardrobe).  One bottle in the kitchen which lasted all night and hubs thought that was what I was drinking; but my other bottle was hiding upstairs.  I know for a fact I could not drink two bottles now.  It feels great and I am finally getting my colour back in my face.  Hope my insides are happier too.

      Thanx to this forum, I have made it this far.......Yaay smile x

      Keep going lorilin - you are doing fantastic.

      G.

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      Yup a bartender at many clubs even ran the last one all while being an alcoholic. Lol imagine that. I left that life behind me. There's no way I could go back to that anymore

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      Day 25 today. can't believe I almost made it a month. Feeling stronger than I imagined and truly the thought of drinking makes my stomach upset, probably because detoxing was so horrible for me and something I genuinely didn't imagine or even put thought into happening. Going back??? No thAnks!! I'll keep pushing forward. Turns out I'm incredibly neat, organized, level headed, and a fitness fanatic lol. So much wasted time being a drunk

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      Hey well done you.  Gold star coming your way.  Know so much what you mean.  After 40 years of daily drinking and it getting way out of control of 20 - 22 units per evening, I have nailed it - the feeling is so  great during the day - I forgot what it was like without alcohol sitting around in your body constantly.  I have been dizzy for years and years and always put down to anxiety so I just thought, well this is my lot in life so get used to it, because I am an overly anxious person.  This is my fourth week of nailing it, and guess what, I have not had one dizzy day, I can't believe it, after all these years.  Long may it continue.  All those still struggling, please don't give up.  We can all do it by flippin hook or by crook; it  just takes a 'lightbulb' moment to not want to die too soon.

      Great job lorilin smile

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      Lorilin and Gwen are both amazing sincey you have kicked it and are both healing and feeling G R E A T!! nothing like it...IN Dec. 4 yrs celebration for myself and never ever having a drink again..I cannot trust myself with even one! keep going girls!! Robin
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