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    Super Sober Sunday 16th August 2020

    I'd like to see a big SUPER SHOUTY OUTY SUNDAY from members who have been here a while, those just starting out again or those just starting out for the very first time.........don't forget to shout LOUD AND PROUD..


    Don't be scared of making the leap...........Don't be shy and give it a try...........remember each and everyone one of us here started with a day one!!!

    SHOUT IT LOUD AND SHOUT IT PROUD. STAY STRONG AND KEEP THINKING POSITIVE ONE AND ALL. LET'S GIVE OUR BEST TOGETHER


    By using the time and date app........ you'll know whether you've a roundy number or not a roundy number...............Time Duration Calculator: Time between two dates/times

    For me its 4058 days or 11 years, 1 month, 9 days excluding the end date...............
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    Re: Super Sober Sunday 16th August 2020

    2450 days or 6 years 8 months and 15 days.
    AF free 1st December 2013 - 1st December 2019 - 6 years of living the way i should have always done

    Ava is a SHPFFFDU ! (Special, honest, practical, fantastic friend from downunder) - thank you NS

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    Re: Super Sober Sunday 16th August 2020

    Checking in early in case I forget again...

    It has been 2609 days - since my day 1.

    I think I'm great. I tell myself because I won't get praise for getting sober at home.
    My family haven't discussed it since 2012 when they outed me in Australia on holiday. They told me I drank too much.
    My drama queen of a daughter went to town on me & dragged up so much.
    My husband seemed to think it was no big deal - "just drink when you are out with me" .... if only it were that simple.

    I had already quit in July & this was December and I had planned to drink on holiday. I started in the airport & continued on the plane.
    The whole holiday was me going from drink to next drink. It was horrible & to be honest I was glad to get home, get back to normal routine and stop drinking.
    And I did ....... until the next holiday in June 2013 in Greece - more planned drinking because I couldn't imagine a holiday without alcohol.
    Going back AGAIN to that gnawing feeling from the time I awoke - wondering how I could maneuver the day to include drinking. Yuk !!!!

    I had my SIL who was more than happy to do the same & delighted when I'd suggest a liquid lunch !

    That was the beginning of the end. I quit for the last time the day I returned to work after that holiday. June 24, 2013.
    I had tasted freedom & I knew what type of life I wanted.

    Not sure where all that came from - but I always like to think Newbies read here and maybe they'll get some solace knowing it CAN be done.
    If not the first time - just keep trying.
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    .... the joy of being sober never gets old !!

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    Re: Super Sober Sunday 16th August 2020

    3777 Days

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    Re: Super Sober Sunday 16th August 2020

    455 days.....
    If your 8 year old self met you, would they be proud?
    Rejoined life 20/5/19

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    Re: Super Sober Sunday 16th August 2020

    134 days
    Last edited by fickle; August 15th, 2020 at 07:03 PM.
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    Re: Super Sober Sunday 16th August 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by satz123 View Post
    Checking in early in case I forget again...
    Not sure where all that came from - but I always like to think Newbies read here and maybe they'll get some solace knowing it CAN be done.
    If not the first time - just keep trying.
    Exactly............I made my first post on the Shout Out way back when I was 12 days sober.....someone else did it then.
    I'd dithered around for about with moderation (tell me what is the point on one drink?) controlled binging (only getting hammered at ther weekend in other words), lower abv............it was such a chore.

    When the thread came up each week I tentaively posted those 12 days thinking 'Go on you've done 12 why not another 7) and so it went until being sober or alcohol-free became a way of life. I learned from those that went before me............I got bolder and turned down things that made me uncomfortable and again I got support from those that went before me. You'll not find me in a pub unless there's food or a good band. The arrive late leave early started to make sense.

    So anyone making that first post we don't forget our scared first post, our shaky hands, our disgust in ourselves, the mornings after we swear off the grog forever ony by 6pm we're unscrewing another bottle...............and while a whole lot of time has passed since some of us made our first post.....its not something we forget...........we have walked in your shoes.
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    5 years, 7 months, and 3 days of living life hitting the pillow each night still sober...
    Quitting and staying quit isnít easy, itís learning a whole new way of thinking. Itís accepting a new way of life, and not just accepting it, embracing it...
    Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. Just get through today. Tomorrow will look after itself when it becomes today, because today is all we have to think about.
    Friendship is not about how many friends you have or who you've known the longest. It's about who walked into your life, said "I'm here for you", and proved it.

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    Re: Super Sober Sunday 16th August 2020

    Shouting out 2449 days.

    Thanks for sharing @satz - it always helps to see a successful journey that's also REAL.

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    Re: Super Sober Sunday 16th August 2020

    Another sober one from me. And I’ll be queueing up for one of those hugs whenever this is done JC!!

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