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S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
keepin' this on the front page.

I'm struggling a bit.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
4 years this month.
How in the hell did that happen?

Grateful for every morning and every minute.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
Hold on S.Leeper. . . lots and lots of us are pullin' for ya!

KEEP THE MAGIC ALIVE!

ox
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
thanks eKat!

Way to go BergBryce!!!
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
I'm with ya S.Leeper. Working hard to stay sober today, to stay the course to that next milestone: a 60 day chip. Some days its just really difficult. I thought that this far into it my spirits might have risen a bit, but I'm just feeling flat-lined emotionally....enough so to think, what's the point?

Today I took another step, a step outside of my AA friends, and sought some medical advice. Didn't realize how many barriers there are to climb over to get that kind of access. Luckily I still have some sense of persevering through the difficulties and unknowns and got my foot in the door. Gonna lead to an appointment with this , and another with that, before they open the door, but from what the long term sober people tell me, it will all be worth it.

Holding on to see the promises come true. My grip gets a bit slippery and fatigued, but I'm holding on.....
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
Grateful for every morning

FTW!

Much love and strength to you all!

xo
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Aug 2, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
bump. much love going into the weekend!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Aug 2, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
Been a rough week 'round these parts. Very glad I'm on the 100% Tart Cherry juice/protein shake combo, instead of the bottle. No way I'd be able to cope with all this crap if I were still drinking.

nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Aug 2, 2013 - 06:35pm PT



Anxious Melancholy, S. Leeper, and everyone else that is struggling..
Much love and strength to you all!


be kind to yourselves..

saludos....best wishes.


S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Aug 9, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
best wishes to you too, Nita.

felling very triggered today; it doesn't help that my wife has been out of town for 3 days.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Aug 9, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Hang in there, S.Leeper, it will keep getting better and easier. The results may seem small at first, but you build confidence and strength bit by bit and soon you will be looking back and wondering, "why did I do that to myself."

For everyone thinking of picking up, grab some paper and make a list of all of the things that you hold dear; spouse, career, kids, friends, sports, everything. Leave nothing out, and while you are at it make a list of all the things you are grateful for. Then realize that when you pick up a drink you will have to flush all of those things down the toilet. Stay strong, you all have my support and blessings.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Aug 9, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Thanks Edge!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Aug 23, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
How are my sober brothers and sisters doing?
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Aug 23, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
Hanging tough over here, despite the overwhelming amount of stress. No interest in the bottle at all right now. Used to be the first thing I'd think of when times were hard (then again, when they were good too!)

My indulgences these days are 80+% dark chocolate, tart cherry juice, and the occasional crumbles of stilton, gorgonzola, or roquefort on my veggies.

Unbelievable to me really. This is easily the most stressful period I've ever been through and I'm not craving the booze. Progress I guess, but don't think I'll ever be able to say I've got it licked for good.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Aug 23, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
I'd rather have a frontal lobotomy than a bottle in front me!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Aug 23, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
Amen to that Bob!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Aug 23, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
ECIYA: Great vices to have! My mouth is watering right now.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Aug 23, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
No matter the dificulty, it can never be lessened by John B. Not if you're an alcoholic. It just makes it more worse, so the idea that drinking is an attractive option to stress is a total illusion for us. That's the insanity of the first drink. And I'm insane in that regards (and others), so I have to go to meetings all the time. The alternative is not sustainable and horrific.

JL
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 23, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Hey bergbryce, way to go!
Likewise to everyone else doing better for doing without.
Coming up on three years myself and can't believe how quick that happened!
I remind myself (and my friends) never's a long time and that I haven't made any promises and that seems to keep the pressure off.
It's just an extended beer sabbatical!

Thanks again Hankster for starting this important and helpful thread and all those with the courage to share and inspire.

PB
TwistedCrank

climber
Bungwater Hollow, Ida-ho
Aug 23, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
It's an awesome day to be sober.

My how time crawls on. 21 years, 2 months, 1 day, and a couple hours sober I've been now.
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