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    Wow, nice thread here!
    We had a bit of drama today at home & I handled it a lot better than I would have when drinking. I would have definitely drank this evening away.
    I wont get into but it was about poor communication & questions that were not well received to say the least.
    Feeling rather isolated & alone still. Hoping as my art program grows I will have more on my mind. No big deal really, just not a great day.
    (AF since 17 May 2014) 2 years 5 months sober

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSugar View Post
    To drink at this point just seems like such a bad decision. I do sometimes think that I could have the occasional drink now and then and maybe I could... but why do it? I know it's a toxic carcinogen. I know that is messes up my blood sugar. I know that it could reactivate the cycle of addiction. I know that it can lead to dangerous behavior. I know I can function very happily and well without it. I know how to relax without it. There are many beverages that taste better and have no side effects. I no longer see any benefit to consuming it so have no reason to reintroduce it and take the risk (which cannot be calculated for an individual so why gamble?) of letting my life go back to how it was - miserable and at the mercy of the demands of an addiction.
    NS, I feel exactly like this too. I've learned how to live without AL and the world without it is a much better place. Why would I ever want to reintroduce it into my new life?

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    Myluck, CONGRATS on your awesome quit
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    Greetings All,

    Some great posts here this week. Byrdie: Have a FANTASTIC holiday - you deserve it! I can relate to the 'scared straight' idea. I KNOW that just one drink would undo me totally, as it would set my brain off on that crazy trajectory once more. That's a really scary thought. Too much to lose, nothing to gain.

    Also great to see the milestones members are achieving - congratulations to everyone!

    Eloise, yes we can have difficult days, but still know that with al they can become even more difficult. I don't know whose quote this is, but I have it stored in my phone: :"There's nothing so bad can happen that alcohol won't only make worse." So true. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.

    Going to visit Mum tomorrow, which these days is a challenge, but still better with a clear head. And of course I wouldn't be able to drive if i was still on the booze.

    Wishing everyone a great weekend,
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    Today is better Steadfast, thanks. I went horseback riding this morning, got to ride outside after passing my 1st dressage exam. Feels pretty darn good to have set out to accomplish a goal and then manage it! It is perfect timing as the evenings are very long now, so we can ride in the evening. In a few weeks we will even head all the way to the beach. Very happy with myself.
    (AF since 17 May 2014) 2 years 5 months sober

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    Eloise, That sounds so nice. Being outside in nature makes me feel good inside. Need to come up with ideas for winter when its cold and snowy. xo
    AF since January 7, 2014 *Never, never, never give up. ~ Winston Churchill*

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    Jane, great job on 500 days!!

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    Yes, Jane, 500 Days IS amazing! Do you have any comparisons to say, 100 Days? So proud of you! B
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    A big CONGRATS to you Jane on your 500 AF days! That's a real nice number
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    Wow - I haven't been by in a while... So many great posts.

    The lies of omission are me, too, although i reckon that I was not actually as under the radar as I previously thought. As the women from the Bubble Hour say, the farther away I get from my drinking, the worse it becomes. I see with better clarity what I was up to...

    It is truly an amazing thing to have so much crap to deal with and to not have alcohol be the first thing I think of. Or the second or even the tenth! I have so many other coping skills now!

    I went to a little league baseball game at a big compound last weekend. There is a bar there. A bar. For a bunch of parents to sit and drink as they watch their kids play baseball. I know I would be right in there if I was still drinking, so I am not REALLY judging. Well, I am judging, but from the distance of being sober. WTF?!? A kids baseball game, and you can't do it without a beer (or in the case of a guy I was with, four or five). What a strange world we live in...

    I love to see you check in, MyLuck. Glad you're doing well.

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