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    Registered User. drEAmIng's Avatar

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    Saturday, July 29

    Holy Hotness! Is this hotel booked or what!? Absville is on the map fo sho'!!

    Thank you Ms. Clogs for the dynomite leadership this week! Smashing Babay!

    I'm stunned at all the new... faces...?... LoL Can't turn my head for a few shakes without missing a whole lot around here.

    :w Dieann, Julie, Big V... !! and anyone else new that I missed. And welcome back to all of you who have come back home to la Villa de Absa... aaahhhhhh... truly refreshing! Verrrry Niice.......!

    Congrats Sophia/ Carole on 6, now 7 days! That's wonderful!

    Kathy, how many days are you up to now? So many I've lost track. Congratulations!

    Great work everyone!

    I'm a little behind on all the inside jokes and nicknames flying around, so far I've got Bubba, and Mackarel Man, The Oracle and God(ess)... love them all! Where's our princess Tiara Jane, anyone seen her, or have I just missed her posts?

    Keep your eyes on the prize guys!

    :h
    Deirdre

    "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."

    -Henry Ford]

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    Saturday, July 29

    Morning All,
    gonna keep things very simple today(like me).Nice to see everyone doing well, It was 8 weeks for me yesterday and noticing changes in my get up and go.Actually applied for my taxi drivers badge this week,been out of work for 4 months now and need to get some money coming back into the house.Never done taxi driving but like the idea that if you need some extra money one week you can just stay in your car till i earn it.
    Hopefully this will be the change in lifestyle i've wanted for my family for the last 10 years, but been too drunk to do anything about.
    Going to manchester tonight to pick up my girls(missed em loads)so might not be back on till Tuesday...Gonna miss this place too.....Oh Lori..I think its fine.....You get a small row of smileys on your search bar....I've had no problems with it...
    Take care all......Wayne (Mackeral Man)

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    Saturday, July 29

    Morning all Abbers ...it's been a bit crazy this week with me changing roles and trying to finish up some exams and papers...so things were slipping a bit. Anyway, in order to get myself back on track I found and posted a couple of new info posts on aminos and how much they can help the brain, cravings, emotions, etc. I finally got the dl-phenylalanine that I was waiting for, which is supposed to be useful for emotional and physical pain, so we'll see how that goes...and I made up some wonderful bath salts with geranium and orange oil scents and epsom salt and sea salt...relaxed me a bit. Since my source is selling the actual l-tryptophan now and I have the 5-htp but I've read that americans may be deficient in some substance to utilize it properly, I'll probably give the actual l-tryptophan a try...and yes, I really need to stay away from the sugar and wheat and carbs! My first 18 days of abs were SOOOO much easier when I wasn't adding in sugars but then I started to sneak some in and the cravings for everything came surging back...pizza, ice cream, wine, vodka, you name it...so I just have to grab the l-glut...but interestingly, I also just read that if I take my dl-phenylalanine under the tongue, it will suppress my appetite and cravings too?! I'll keep you all informed.

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    Saturday, July 29

    Hi?

    Well, Dierdre,
    It's funny that you should ask how many days it is now, because until yesterday it WAS 10 (on Thursday). I caved last night and had 2 glasses of wine. Just basic stressors/bullsh*t....no really good reason to break abs. Trying not to kick myself around too much. I had had brief thought while stressed of listening to clearing CD, but reached for the more IMMEDIATE remedy......I just bought two "mini" (one portion) bottles of wine to at least make for damage control. In the end, it didn't do that much for me, just made me tired instead of wired, but no buzz or good feeling.

    At any rate, I feel that, for the most part, I've been doing well, and I don't want to get in a downward spiral of not liking myself for a slip, so I'm just dusting myself off and getting up and going. I know it is bothering me though, because I did not have the deep, restful sleep that I got used to having in the last week and a half, and I was troubled by dreams.

    At any rate, to paraphrase Anne of Green Gables, "Today is new day, with no drinking yet in it!" I want to keep it that way. Onward and upward.


    Good to see you back, Dierdre. I've missed you! Love to all!

    Kathy

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    Saturday, July 29

    Good Morning

    Hey guys and gals.

    Missed ya Deirdre, glad you're back.
    10 days is nothing to sneeze at Kathy, way to go girl!
    Wayne, we'll miss you but happy you're going to enjoy some YOU time. I'll ask my warden if I can get the smilies, I LOVE them!
    Kimber, glad you are back too....missed ya!

    My little town is in 'party mode' with great bands playing in the streets all night. For the first time in a while I don't feel like I'm missing something by not being there. All I need to do is call into memory my Cheap Trick disaster (escorted out by security )and I realize I've used up all my passes. No sadness though, I have a buddy in recovery who I can go with when I'm ready. That won't be for a while yet as my AF days need to build up again.

    Love Ya,
    Lori

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    Saturday, July 29

    Hi Friends,

    What a great month july has been!!! Way to go residents of Abopolis

    I'll be on the road tomorrow travelling to the beach for a family vacation. I'm looking so forward to being there 100% for my kids and not thinking about drinking. This will be a new experience for me as vacations have always been a wonderful opportunity to smashed and hammered all day long. When I look back at those times I just think "how stupid" and what a waste of time.
    Onwards and upwards!

    Congratulations to everyone for making this such a great month in Absburg. August will be even better!

    I'll check in from the beach on Monday.

    Matt

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    Saturday, July 29

    I can't wait for August.

    Hi folks,

    I joined abs early on this month, and I fell off the wagon quite a few times, because I thought I was into moderating instead. I'm going to jump in early for August today. I have a goal of making it one month, just one month how hard can that be? This one will be a real challenge too, my BF is out of town and that usually means to party it up. He left yesterday, so today I am hung over, naturally.

    CAUTION: the following is gross.

    Here's some inspiration for all you folks who have been abbing and doing good, but can always use another reason not to drink. I threw up this morning, and there were these fatty green globules in my barf. I think it was bile, and lots of it. My poor liver. Keep up the good work folks. And pray for me, I need it.

    thanks,
    Debbie

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    Saturday, July 29

    One quickie

    I have a quick question for you supplement vets out there. I think I need a little help in that area, CDs are kind of helping, but I keep slipping! I keep "not moderating" while I'm moderating. I think I'm going to have to abstain for a while, and that's going to be hard. Damn it! A drinking buddy is comming into town next week! Argh!!

    My question, is there any one supplement that you've found especially helpful? I'm on a student's budget, and I know some of those vitamins and stuff can get pricey, but I am willing to shell out some cash for maybe one bottle of something. I'm a binge drinker, has anybody found one amino or herb thing to be very helpful. Kind of like a must have?


    Debbie

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    Saturday, July 29

    Hi all, just checking in even thought I'm not planning to abs until August 1. Psyching myself in the meantime, you know? Anyway, just went for a short run and man is it hot out there!!! (Denver) Getting ready to go to the grocery store for the air-conditioning.

    Debbie, the kudzu for sure. Also, you just gotta do it. It doesn't really taste good anyway, and it obviously doesn't make you feel good if you're talking to the porcelin god. Be good to yourself.

    I went to the bar last night to meet my BF and there was a guy there I'd never met before. Apparently he'd just finished one month of rehab and he was HAMMERED. I so don't want to go there.

    My plan is to abs for all of August. That's as far as I've go worked out in my head, and I feel it's far enough. I don't remember what it's like to not drink regularly. I have had one day this month where I didn't drink at all and that's it. Wish me luck!

    And never beat yourself up! You can't change the past. Concentrate on right now so you'll be healthy in the future!

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    July 29

    Hi all....This is day 5 for me. Went to the ballgame last evening with husband, my brother and his girlfriend. Had a tall bottle of water as it was auite hot. They had beers and I just did not have the desire. (Thank God!) We left and then they wanted to go to an Irish Pub. So I went and we sat down and all ordered a beer -- myself included. I just let it sit there, ordered a water and drank that. Waitress came by for round 2 and I just gave mine to my husband. It was a good feeling to have the strength.

    Kathy - 10 days is great and I hope to get there myself. You are smart to get up and move on -- at least it was 2 glasses and not 2 bottles -- that's usually my MO.

    Have a good day all.

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