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eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 8, 2013 - 09:51am PT
GoPlaidGO!

ox
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 8, 2013 - 09:51am PT
Actually. . .

GoEverybodyGO!

ox
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jul 8, 2013 - 09:54am PT
Thanks eKAT! I have lost a bunch of weight too! 34 pounds so far and working out to keep the lean muscle mass. Feeling AWESOME!!!

Plaid
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 8, 2013 - 10:01am PT
YAY, Plaid. . . you're rockin' it!

ox
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Jul 8, 2013 - 10:42am PT
Plaidman,
Wow! Great work! Cograts to you and all the afflicted who find a way to not pick up that bottle again today!

Understand the tricky sponsor bit. About three years ago I had over a year sober (one of only a couple I've had in the last 4 decades) and a good sponsor. I didn't keep up my end of the bargain, and cancer has taken him.
I'm 27 days into my recovery and starting to look around for sponsorship. Just thought that if I could find someone that also battles that damn climbing demon there might be a bit more connection....

Sponsor? Unsure. The only thing I'm sure of right now is that I can't pick up that next bottle, and that my life has become totally unmanageable. Good enough for now.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jul 8, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Went to a wedding this weekend and you know what? Even though:

 I knew only the bride by more than acquaintance
 There were people 20 years younger than I, and 20 years older, but not really any within a few years of my own age
 No unattached men within my age preferences
 Not many other "single units" except for two young guys who sat sullenly playing computer games on their phones(meaning nobody really interested in holding a conversation with me, or bringing me into one they were having amongst friends
 I had no "Teddy Escort Service"(he acts as a buffer for my discomfort in social settings)
 I had a light level discomfort for the duration of the events

It didn't OCCUR to me to drink! OR feel sorry for myself!(though that did come after I got home, safely away from imposing it on others).

Not only that, when I saw one of the drink offerings was lemonade, I was smart enough to ask if there was alcohol in it, and when I found out there was, thought "Well, that's really not very bright of the one who made it. People just ADD their own if they wanted boozed lemonade!"

But, the fruit punch was clean, and so I wasn't limited to a choice between soda and plain water.
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Jul 8, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Well, that's really not very bright of the one who made it. People just ADD their own if they wanted boozed lemonade!"

I don't know if it's bright or not, but it's certainly deceptive to describe a booze drink as "lemonade" without noting the booze, at least in any situation I've ever been.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jul 8, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
Yeah - I guess so. Hopefully the bartender thought to mention the alcohol to each person who requested the lemonade! But I think that he wasn't the one responsible for the sign. It was probably made by a friend of the wedding party(small, casual wedding - very nicely done, but not professionally organized.
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Jul 11, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
To echo the Hankster's original post, I hit my 30th day and its been rougher than I expected. Guess those stories of sober alcoholics falling off the wagon, and falling really hard is true. I mean, I guess on some level I understood that heavier drinking or riskier behavior or abandonment of the things we love or just the whole sh*ty place we wind up is well discussed, but I'm not sure I paid much attention to how hard it is to crawl back up out of that pit of despair, mental retardation, and physical disability.

Just AM eating the elephant......
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jul 12, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Hang in there anxious, we are all rooting for you. It's a damn hard line to walk sometimes. But the alternative is even harder and doesn't leave you with much pride at the end of the day.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 12, 2013 - 09:08am PT
Hang on Anxious and go easy on yoursf. sobriety has its challenges, but its soooooo worth it!
Stevee B

Mountain climber
Oakland, CA
Jul 12, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
Please hang in there. At 23 years, I can tell you it gets soooooo much better. And it does get easier.
I know some people in San Diego. In fact I might know a really good dude who climbs and is solid in the program. Want me to ping him for you?
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 12, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
Just hit 3 weeks, might even make it to a month chip.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jul 13, 2013 - 12:15am PT
Awesome! Replace that "might" with "WILL!" - Keep it up. One day at a time if you can, one minute at a time if you can't.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 13, 2013 - 12:20am PT
got it vegas, thanks!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jul 13, 2013 - 01:46am PT
Right on S.Leeper! It's a good thing you are doing.
It will pay divdends. Soberity is a good long term investment.
Spiritually fit these days and lovin' every minute.
All the best to ya. Sending good vibes your way.

Plaid
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 13, 2013 - 06:46am PT
hey there say, all...

wow, keep up the great work...

you and your loved ones will one day, look back, and be so very
glad... :) hard now, perhaps, but any 'field work' at first is...
the crops and fruitful harvest will be worth the 'battle'...

:)
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 17, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
Thanks for the encouragement Plaidman!!

Got my 30 day chip today : )
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 18, 2013 - 04:18am PT
Yay SLeeper!! Good work and many more to come!
Baron Weasel

Trad climber
England
Jul 18, 2013 - 04:43am PT
I've always liked a bit of a drink, but loosing my dad at the start of June I then spent a month drowning myself with booze. I knew I was doing it to dull my central nervous system, to take away the pain in my heart.

4 weeks to the day after loosing him I decided to knock it on the head, after all what is the point to life if you can't even remember it? I'm at 18 days now and beginning to get into the sobriety trip. I stopped smoking tobacco at the same time which is another monkey off my back, although I am maintaining my relationship with the holy herb (for better or worse?).

Peace out peep's, look after yourselves and live life to the full - it can be amazingly beautiful!

Baron Weasel x
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