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      Hi!

      Thanks for the invite. I'm not sure why I checked in today... I'm a drunk, I can't stand myself. Maybe an AF July would be more appropriate for me. I'm sorry. I am very lost at the present moment. I should not come here when I have nothing positive going.

      Wow, the highs and lows... Documented as above.

      This is my low.

      I wish I could quit AL for good. Stupid obstacles in life, friends, and death...

      Sorry just venting, not much of a health post.

      I've fallen

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      Boh,

      I wish I could quit AL for good. Stupid obstacles in life, friends, and death...
      We have all learned to "deal" with those obstacles by avoiding them with alcohol.

      My last sober, a simple 90 days ago, nowhere near where you have achieved, started with me telling myself that no matter what, no matter how bad, no matter how anxious, no matter how mad, no matter what, I would do it sober.

      God has a sense of humor. Two days after I sobered up, hubby ended up in hospital with a serious illness. Mom ended up in hospital with who knows what. But, because I told myself "no matter what," and, in my case, taking Antabuse so that I KNEW it would be no matter what, I faced it all sober.

      In AA we always start with The Serenity Prayer.

      Everyone knows the part we say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."

      However, the prayer goes on and I wish we would say the next stanza:

      Living one day at a time;
      Enjoying one moment at a time;
      Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;


      Taking, as He did, this sinful world
      as it is, not as I would have it;
      Trusting that He will make all things right
      if I surrender to His Will;
      That I may be reasonably happy in this life
      and supremely happy with Him
      Forever in the next.
      Amen.

      I am not throwing religion at you at all. I am suggesting, however, that in AA they have chosen this prayer because we have a problem that tries to avoid living life on life's terms.

      Whether you believe in God or not, it might help you to realize that life is going to throw obstacles at you whether you are sober or not.

      It is better take them on sober.

      I hope you can pull yourself up out of the abyss and start on the path to sobriety again.

      Cindi

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      Boh;1522183 wrote:

      I wish I could quit AL for good. Stupid obstacles in life, friends, and death...

      Sorry just venting, not much of a health post.

      I've fallen
      Hi, Boh.

      You can do it for good - the tools you need are here, including a large group of people eager to help you (and help themselves in the process).

      You could help us, too, if you're willing to share your experiences.

      You could start NOW and get a running start on the monthly thread that Free invited you to join.

      We'd also love to see you over in the Newbies Nest!

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      Hi Boh,
      Hoping you will check out some of the threads in the Starting Out section and join us on this AF journey. Some are farther along, but we all know what a struggle it is and are there to support one another.

      Sometimes I think of this process as a long run. If I stumble, I can stay where I am, waiting for it to get colder, darker, lonelier. Or, I can get up, and start putting one foot forward, again and again.

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      My experience with exercise.........is that it makes you hot & sweaty, gives you shortness of breath, and makes you sore for the next week ! What's good about that ! Ha! ( only kidding...ha!)

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      Hi Boh,
      I am new to the site and have been a heavy drinker for over 30 of my 57years on earth. I have maintained most of those years by running and working out most days of the week. I also have quit drinking 3 times for a year and got myself into incredible shape those three times. I have been tapering my alcohol amounts for the past couple of days and today and tonight start my sobriety. I have noticed some liver swelling and developed neuropathy in my feet and hands and eye sight and balance are getting bad. I'm quitting this horrible shit this time for good! No cutting back like I see several of you do. This crap will kill you sooner than later. I am not looking forward in tonights sleep results but lookin forward to how I start feeling in a couple of days. I would probably be dead by now with out the exercise I have done in my life.
      Tim

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      Exercise has been a life saver for me. Similar to you, Endo Man, I drank heavily for 30+ years. I went through periods where I would try to get into shape but it really wasn't until I was in my mid-50's when I got more serious about taking charge of my health. I was 40 pounds overweight, had borderline high blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides were high, and my blood glucose was elevated. Here I am 4 1/2 years later. I have taken off the 40 pounds, all of my blood chemistries and blood pressure are within normal limits. I accomplished all of this by eventually becoming AF and sticking to a very strict exercise regimen. I have never felt better in my entire life and I will be 60 in 6 more months!

      Running has become one of my passions. I have run at least 15 half-marathons in the past 4 years and I am finishing my training to run the Chicago Marathon in a little more than 2 weeks from now. That will be my 3rd full marathon that I've run in the past 3 years.

      I can't imagine a day without some type of exercise; similar to how I couldn't imagine drinking myself to sleep just about every night for 30+ years.

      I am very happy to be alive and to be in the best shape of my life!

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      Just turned 50 here, same old record, always exercised and drank for last 35 years. Just never thought how bad it was or ignored any information that said so. Hey I get up early, can workout no problem.

      Well I am on day AF 20 and I look back and see that alcohol gives results too. It takes longer to see them than exercise but they F up your mind and you don't notice that career, relations, attitude are deteriorating.

      So now I take the many benefits of exercise that is so good that it can save you from years of putting poison in and use it to propel me into a great state of health.

      Guy's remember after a workout, having a smoke and a protein shake and then hitting the bars later on. What an idiot.

      Just like any sport, I am in training, training my mind and my self talk to be in control while my body heals. My liver is gotten some higher levels so I am back to the doc to see whats up.

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      Made a commitment to myself that I would not have any desserts during the month of October and that I would get some form of exercise -- even it it's just crunches and squats from my hotel room-- every day during October. I know that sugar can increase cravings for AL and that exercise helps reduce cravings. Just celebrated my 55th birthday (joyfully sober) and want to get back to some level of physical fitness.

      Boh, if you are reading, we would welcome an update from you and hope you will join us for an AF October.

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      Happy Birthday, Free! Now we're the same .

      Are you still doing the 7 minute sequence? I vary the intervals and reps to keep it interesting and still like it a lot.

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