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Recovery Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Miz, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Poindexter

    Poindexter Reputation: ∞ Staff Member

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    I'm tentatively and hesitantly committing to a Dry-uary.
     
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  2. disposableassassin

    disposableassassin Tainted supplement distributor Site Donor

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    A friend of mine is swearing off alcohol for the year.
     
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  3. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    I might need a new Ka/destiny/purpose. I want a new career. I need to focus more effort into my family. I have a third child coming in February. I’m considering staying home with him/her. I gave up trying to learn bass guitar. Maybe it’s time to try that again. I like planting trees/gardening. I love to read. I guess I have a bunch of things I like but nothing I’ve mastered. I could start doing Bjj again. The ball has been set to motion. Now I just have to keep it rolling and remember how much better I feel when I’m not drinking.

    Happy New Years!
     
  4. Poindexter

    Poindexter Reputation: ∞ Staff Member

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    I didn't do the Dry-uary. I might start tomorrow.
     
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  5. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    I’m fucking dominating sobriety today. Had a headache this morning but some ibuprofen killed it. Day two and feeling good. I just have to keep remembering how much better I feel when I don’t drink. Not worried if I’ll run out of booze. Not worried about blacking out. Being there and being present. Most important resolution I could make. Gonna take work, but it will be worth it. One day at a time.
     
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  6. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    Went and did some Bjj for the first time in a long time. I coach kids two nights a week but haven’t done an adult class in forever. My cardio is terrible. Only rolled once, against a buddy of mine. He took it easy on me. Felt great. And I still haven’t drank this year.
     
  7. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    Well it’s been a week and I’m feeling real good. Hope everyone else is feeling good. Went and worked out yesterday and I was a pound heavier than the day before I quit drinking. Not sure how that happened. Maybe I’m eating more to make up for lost booze calories. Oh well priority number 1 is no booze. Have a great week my friends.
     
  8. Trodden

    Trodden The autumn air Thickly fills my lungs So sweetly

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    stay strong man
     
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  9. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    10 months sober today.
     
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  10. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    Have you collected any AA coins? I know you said you haven’t been doing meetings. I haven’t either although I’d like to b/c I like them and they are usually full of sober wisdom (or the ones I go to are.). You’ll have to pick up your year coin when it happens. That is a big deal! I hope to get one one day. I got a 9 month coin one time. Keep up the great work. One day at a time!
     
  11. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    Yes. I have my 1 day, 30 day, 60 day and 3 months. Stopped going during football season and haven't went back yet. Not because I don't want to go, I just haven't got off my ass to go. Plus I started doing bjj recently and that keeps me busy. Oh and I have my coin from when I graduated rehab
     
  12. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    Over two weeks now. Now it’s mental. I just have to say no to that thought in my head that says “just get a six pack. You could have 3 tonight and 3 tomorrow night.” Yeah right.

    @Dimson how is the Bjj going? I do Bjj also. You’re in Florida, right? My Sisternlaw lives there. We usually visit each to every other year. Maybe I could hit up a class with you this summer.
     
  13. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    BJJ is going good man. I mean I suck at it but I just started my 3rd week and I am not planning on stopping any time soon. I fricken live it. Even if I am over 150 lbs over weight. @Miz I train in Orange City, Florida at Darkwolf mms. If you are ever in the area I would live a chance to let you kick my ass. @TriangleSmoke trains in Florida too. As far as the drinking goes just remember one thing, never pick up. That is the key. You can't drink, if you never have a bottle or can in your hand.
     
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  14. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    Don’t worry about the sucking. You’ll get better. In time you won’t “muscle” everything and you’ll use technique. Great thing is Bjj will also get you in shape.
     
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  15. jokerthief

    jokerthief No reason to get excited. Site Donor

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    Before I quit drinking I made the decision to never again buy an insufficient amount of liquor. I did the same thing as you, and it always resulted in me driving drunk to buy beer after my willpower was depleted by the insufficient amount of liquor I drank. Finally, I realized that I was going to get a DWI if I continued this and I faced the fact that I could not control the amount I drank each night. So for a while I continued to drink and I always got blasted. I think this eventually helped me quit because I was drinking so much that the hangovers were insanely brutal. It was clear that I had the choice of either quitting or destroying my body. I had dropped the bullshit rationalization of being able to be a functional drinker and I think the starkness of the two choices before me made choosing sobriety easier. Your results may vary.
     
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  16. TriangleSmoke

    TriangleSmoke Motherfucker of the Century Site Donor

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    You guys are obviously more than welcome to swing by Gracie Barra Jacksonville any time you're in the area. Lots of wonderful people there. I get my ass kicked there at least several days a week. Yall come on in!
     
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  17. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    My brother trains Kung Fu in Jacksonville. I forget the name of his school though.
     
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  18. Palma

    Palma I am chaos

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    Uhh... 17 days strong. I hate not drinking. Still vaping the weed tho. I got past the hardest part (for me) of laying in bed all night, not being able to sleep.
     
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  19. jokerthief

    jokerthief No reason to get excited. Site Donor

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    Weed won't destroy your organs, so I'd say you're doing well.
     
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  20. Palma

    Palma I am chaos

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    Thank you! I just make it clear for some reason. Lol, I don't know why.
     
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