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    i just caught up on reading through the posts. lol what fun you all have been having. well, jane i did have a sober fourth of july but sad i wasn't around to get in on the roll call. and congrats to you on the over 30 abs days. let's see i'm now at 35/40. humm does that make me a b student? lol. happy to see that you all still kept your sense of humor along with the slips and progresses. hope donna is off camping and susan great job leading off the mornings, deirde what is this about the vibrator, i missed that section? good to hear from marcie, gabby, cv and matt and laurie and well, the topa has my memory fade right about there oh yes and nancy in the vat and well, you are all in my heart. off to celebrate the anniversary. think we shall begin with a nice dinner and cuddling. happy sobriety. go team. smiles kimber

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    Kimber, what a great gift for your husband - to have his wife back! Um, the vibrator is Nancy's, an extension of her green thumb I believe. Nothing you need worry your purty little head about tonight dear. Hope you're having a Happy Anniversary!


    Debbie, I agree with cv, no good in making yourself feel even worse. You're doing the right thing - coming back here & posting honestly. It might help you to stay away from, or limit your time around those people and situations that seem to trigger your drinking. It's not forever, just until you feel confident that outside influences won't have so much power over you. Remember that this is the best time for you to be selfish - even if no one knows what you're trying to do. You owe it to yourself to take all the time & space you need to get out from under.

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    Hi All,

    So Much reading to catch up on in the last few days! I just got from taking our daughter to a college pre view camp where she will spend the next three weeks studying art and photography. She is thrilled to be there but I of course will miss her dearly!

    I'll catch up with you all tomrrow!

    Donna

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    Hi guys, I read all the posts. I'm doin good, just so busy, and so tired. I think from the topa...uuhgggg. I think I even LOOK tired. Dark circles and all. Probably not as bad as I think but still. Cynthia....jump right in.....remedy for....dark circles and low engery. I get through my workout in the am then it goes downhill. I dosed down to 100 mg of topa today. See if that helps. I love bed time. Tomorrow is day 35 of abs for me tho. So that makes it worth it. : ) Gabby
    Marcie....So great to see you. :d

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    Alison, I would suggest going back down to 25 mgs of topa, and then titrating up slooowwwwwly - even 12.5 mgs at a time. Then if you find you are having a hard time at some point going up, go back down to the dosage you were just at, and keep trying to go up every 3 - 5 days or so. Basically. you'd be easing yourself up instead of ramping up. Good luck! And post this question on the GD board too for more responses. Congrats on 8 weeks! WOW!

    Lori, like cv said of course you can post here! This is Absville, not AA. In my mind this forum is for people who are trying to do Abs, or are Abs as a general rule. But we know there are slips, or planned excursions to Modsland which is fine. This board is for everyone who wants to get Abs days, weeks, months or years under their belt, or a lifetime for that matter. It's all good!

    Jane, that's a good idea - the calendar with enough room to write stuff. Hey congrats on 34 smiley faces! Dare me? ... all 34? You asked for it... Hah! And one more to grow on !!

    Deirdre :lol

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    Brigid I love that last line of your post - I'd be reintroducing a life sentence that I've worked very hard to change. - And what you're saying about where you want to head, that's so key for me. Which direction do we want to go in? Maybe it's just the way I think right now, but I always feel like I'm going in one or the other direction, I'm never standing still. And it's either a positive or a negative trend. Sinking into my hole, going further down, or rising out of it and walking away from it in the sunshine where things grow.

    So, in answer to you Matt, I think it's great to keep an eye on your goals AS THEY CHANGE with you. You don't have to have the same goals today as you did 20 days ago, or a month from now, etc. Maybe the more you begin to enjoy the clear view of your life through abs, the more you will understand how to live in the present, and the less appealing those future drinks will be. Or maybe not, you're the only one who can say.

    During the first month or so for me at abs, I had thoughts very much like you, of occasional drinks, special occasions that is. and thought that would be ideal if I could manage some type of extreme moderation. But as I get clearer about how I used alcohol I'm not so sure I want to f**k with it at all! After 3 months abs, my thoughts on drinking are of the type of drinking that I was doing when I was at my worst. It's like part of me just wants to go right back into that hole, and I see no point in drinking unless I can go there. I guess what I'm saying is that right now I don't want to drink, unless I give myself permission to drink til I die. That is far off the track I'm on now, but oh so easy to get back to if I derail.

    This is a process and we all have different paths, so you may do well where another would crash. Ultimately I think the important thing is to know what your truth is, and do your best to live it.

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    Hi guys,
    Peggy checking in -- all is well, on day 25 now (well, in 5 minutes anyway....)
    Deirdre - wow, wow, wow -- I so agree. I have been really nervous at the thought of mods and you articulated so well why that it really cleared it up for me. I don't want to drink -- I want to get DRUNK --like, is there any other reason????? Wow, this puts a different slant on the whole thing, eh? I'll be chewing on this one for a while...
    Gabby - (oh, uh, Deirdre it's probably safe for you to read this, but you may want to close just one eye....) I got the "I really enjoyed our time together, but the chemistry isn't there" speech - of course for me the chemistry WAS there. No biggie, though. Actually, I think the best thing for me at this point is to go out with a variety of people - see what I like....
    Lori K -- I really liked your post about not having to grovel and personal responsibility. It really hit home for me.
    gosh, there has been so much on here, I can't remember who all I wanted to comment to.
    I'm having trouble sleeping still - in fact my sleep schedule is totally off - I slept all day and am all revved up after midnight. Everything else is humming along pretty good - urges to drink (get drunk) are occasionally there, but relatively mild and i agree with Matt - that L-glut under the tongue is really effective for me - as are the cd's - I'm getting quite hooked on them! Love that guy's voice!!
    Peggy

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    Hey Gabby. I would work on detoxing the liver and rebuilding it and yes, detoxing the liver helps with undereye circles as you're getting enough rest, correct?

    NAC helps with that. This is the extract of the link from www.healingdaily.com/live...tion.htm:

    Detoxifying the liver
    Various nutrients are required in order for the liver detoxification to be carried out successfully. An adequate supply of key antioxidants is essential to prevent further liver damage. Milk thistle, vitamin C, selenium, beta carotene, vitamin E, and N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) are all powerful antioxidants which are helpful in liver detoxification.

    The amino acid SAM-E plays an important role in liver health, in addition to helping with depression. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage in the diet have been shown to enhance liver detoxification. I use those regularly when vegetable juicing.

    The B vitamins, including riboflavin and niacin, also aid in liver detoxification. :y

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    Hi all,
    Good morning. Have another day under my belt and feel pretty good. Must be running off to work.
    Love you all
    Lori

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    Oh my gosh, Happy Not Hungover Monday to you!
    I love that!

    Sunny
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