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Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jun 12, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Rooting for your Day 2
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jun 12, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
We're all counting days. Hang in there!
McCfly

climber
Jun 12, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
Stop counting and start breathing.

But yes we all count for a while.. I normally give loose track after the 1.5 year mark.

That does not make me abad drunk or druggy though as i have a bad habit or relapsing at either 3 years 5 years or 7 years..

Really though breathing helps and not focusing on every little things like days.

You can do anything you really really really want to do.
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Jun 13, 2013 - 12:01am PT
Just finished packing for my 3 day Sierra peak bag trip. Fastest and easiest in long time. Maybe my previous efforts all those years w 12 pack support weren't such a good idea after all. LOL!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 17, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
So damn close to relapse, the only thing that saved my ass last week was that I was too tired to get in the car and drive to the store (I thank the powers that be there was no minibar in the hotel room.)

Climbing like sh#t, somehow ended up 10lbs over my best climbing weight, nursing a couple chronic injuries, work is killing me, boss is psycho, friend's in bad health, blah blah blah. Poor pitiful me. Sober me, though.

Seemed like it had gotten so easy, until the day it wasn't.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jun 17, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
Went to my first meeting in over a month, I feel much better.

Great work Hank!!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 17, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
no matter what your problems are and we all have em. drinking makes em worse. Not better.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 23, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
Glad you maintained Elcap. It sounds like a rough go right now but I bet waking up hungover after a bender wouldn't make it better.

Coming up on 8 months sober for me and it really is that long haul that is tough. The drunk mind hopes for a day, a reason it could be reunited with a nice cold beer, maybe a glass of wine. Maybe I could try moderation.... again. Right.

The stressful stuff hasn't really gotten me, it's more like the peaceful times, quiet moments when I'm not quite here or there where the urge will pop up and have formed itself pretty well before I notice. Then I'll have to have that argument.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 23, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
My old climbing partner/drinking buddy from Co is in VT for the summer. Def a bit rough after climbing....
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jun 23, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
I was so, so, so tempted to "have just one" in the Valley recently. Seeing everyone sitting around with beers, after a climb, on a hot day, I was so tempted. Didn't do it though, I knew it would be too much of a slippery slope and that after one I'd have at five more every day I was there.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jun 23, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Here in Santa Monica there are a lot of meditation AA meetings where we sit for 30 minutes. Those are very helpful.

JL
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Jun 23, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
So thankful for this thread. This last week I've been hanging with the right crowd and reading a page here or there within the Sobriety thread. It really helps fill in some of the dangerous downtime gaps. Lots of wisdom here.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jun 23, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Amongst a group of fellow AA'ers, that must be very powerful, John.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jun 23, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Stay strong Mark!
I don't think it would be the end of the world if I had a beer or toke, but I'm not going to take the chance.
PB
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jun 24, 2013 - 12:14am PT
Thanks, Chief.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jun 24, 2013 - 12:38am PT
Don't forget "the insanity of the first drink (toke)."
JL
Stevee B

Mountain climber
Oakland, CA
Jun 24, 2013 - 04:19am PT
I hope to meet more of you out there. I had a sponsor that used to tell me, every time we spoke: "I only have to remember where I came from and that I can't do it alone." Those two things have carried me through some very dark seas to some very bright days.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jun 28, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Just checking in.... It's been tough. Teddy is sick. It is a major systematic yeast infection. The recovery is a very slow process and I hate to see him like this. Having to explain to every person who sees him is tiring, and some people have said some things which they mean to be helpful, but aren't.

Income is still a problem, too.

(pause....)

I am at the library, and the librarian just got a cel call. He apologized afterward(for the ring)and mentioned he was waiting to hear details on a funeral service. His friend, a 27 year old mother of two was killed when her car flipped over, having been hit by a drunken driver.

Thank you God. Universe, fellow travelers on the sober path, for my sobriety.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jun 28, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Thanks for checking in HappieGirl.

Life gets in the way of our sobriety often, doesn't it?

I usually go to meetings on Monday, but today I went to the Friday meeting to

hear someone's first step. I'm really glad I went; it really helped me to have

ideas for my first step that I will be doing in a month or so.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jun 28, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
and some people have said some things which they mean to be helpful, but aren't.

Oh, Hap!

I know exactly what you're talkin' about. Some of the stuff that comes out of people's mouths makes me cringe. . . as I laugh it off, I have to question why I thought I knew those people.

Keep smilin', Hap!

And. . . good luck with your sweet little beast!

oxoxox

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