tomorrow is my official one month

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I just wanted to say thank you to each and everyone of you who have been there with me since day one . Your advice, your words of encouragement really meant so much to me. I have never made it a month sober before and a month without cigs (except prego of course) I feel like my Lexapro actually has a chance at working now and I can feel the difference in my attitude and mine, so stupid of me to take these prescription meds and continue to drink, no wonder I was such a mess. One is an antidepressant and the other alcohol is a depressant. Duh what did I think would be the outcome? I was more depressed then ever on Lexapro and drinking daily,. Anyways that's a whole mother story. I'm just grateful for all of you wonderful people who know the struggle , who faced it or are facing it and find the courage to admit to it. I think a lot of you all. I also went from about 7-8 miles a day to now 15-19 I'm a cardio fool lol . Anyways here's to my month SOBER and many many many more (as in all of them)

Lori

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    Congratulatons!  I know that you have the gift...I have told you that before.

    So in your sober journey...don't ever, ever think you can try a drink.

    I had 8 years sober and made that mistake...I never got the "gift" back.

    Don't let it go Lorin.

    Doing anything special for your 1 month? 

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      I might do a little shopping and take the day off of my crazy workout routine. And I totally understand what you mean and I think when the situation comes up and the thought sneaks in that ... hey come on you can handle a drink or two here and there... I will remember your words and know that your lesson doesn't have to be in vain, that instead it can help me make a better choice as it will many others. I genuinely feel as I do have that gift and I'm hanging on with dear life. I just keep smiling at myself about my month tomorrow 😀

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      Yes, don't forget...ever.

      Yes, buy yourself a well deserved gift.

      Life is so much easier sober...you can fit the time in now to do something special for yourself...rather than drowning all the engery from a bottle.

       

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    HiHi

    That's brilliant news, well done am so pleased for you.

    Robin a regular on this forum suggested that I reward myself with something special using the money I'd have spent on booze.

    I bought myself a lovely ring, which I never take off. Sounds stupid I know, but that ring is so special for two reasons.

    One, it reminds me of how low I'd sunk by drinking and now way am I going back there and

    Two it gives me hope, yes sometimes I'm tempted into necking a bottle of wine, or drinking before I go out, then see my ring and think don't be a prat, look what you've achieved, do I really want to go back to lying in bed all day drunk, not showering for a week, no makeup, shaking, no apertite , NO I DONT BAD IDEA

    Be proud xx

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      Awesome idea and one that I think I will definitely use. Some piece of pretty jewelry to remind me of the past and keep me focused on the future. Lovely idea. I love it. Genuinely thank you!
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    Well done!!
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    Congrats to you ..

    That's absolutely amazing ..

    Now you can own your feelings and be happy..

    😊

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      34 days sober. I feel better I look better I lost about 8 lbs. I also realize I'm somehow very lucky. Alcohol is not even a temptation. I was asked to bartend a wedding coming up which I declined . Not because I would be tempted but bc I put that old life behind me and I don't want to go back there. Past is the past for a reason and that's just how I feel about that. smile

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