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by CGPoolman
Mon May 09, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: High Bottoms
Replies: 40
Views: 18231

Re: High Bottoms

Hi Kayrose, I was the same way when I first came into the rooms of AA. I never had a DUI, no arrests or jail time, never lost a job, etc. I never suffered any real legal or financial damage as a result of my drinking. It was that exact reason that I kept drinking. Even though I was a blackout drinke...
by CGPoolman
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Thyroid Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 4165

Re: Thyroid Issues

hi. i was just wondering if there's anyone here who is a sober alcoholic who has thyroid issues. i had my first in years full blood work done and my numbers were off. i guess i have hypothyroidism. my doctor prescribed synthroid, i got the generic. i was cautioned to expect about 3 weeks of side ef...
by CGPoolman
Wed May 13, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 34040

Re: Cycling

KJay, Congratulations on completing the half marathon! I can definitely relate to having the rough start. I ran my first (and only) half marathon to celebrate my 2 year AA birthday. Spent the first 2 miles weaving in and out of the pack, then realized I had to pee something fierce! I made a beeline ...
by CGPoolman
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: AA while on Cruise ship!
Replies: 10
Views: 6340

Re: AA while on Cruise ship!

Just wanted to post a follow up here. I just booked a cruise as a Christmas present for the wife and I. The person I spoke with at Royal Caribbean told me that they offer AA meetings on all of their ships. The times vary, you just need to check at the pursers desk when you board the ship. Have a goo...
by CGPoolman
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: AA while on Cruise ship!
Replies: 10
Views: 6340

Re: AA while on Cruise ship!

Thanks for sharing, that is good to know! I've heard several stories in my homegroup from people who went on a cruise only to come back and pick up a white chip. Their main reason was there was no support net to catch them and lack of phone coverage to call a sponsor or someone in the program. My wi...
by CGPoolman
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 34040

Re: Cycling

Tosh, WOW 1:37 is a smokin fast time! She could get a speeding ticket running that fast! Same for finishing under 1:50, that is a pretty solid pace for a half! Congrats to you both! My best (and only) half marathon time was 1:57, my pace was just under 9 minutes per mile. All the talk here of cyclin...
by CGPoolman
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Service Dog-Closed Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 4889

Re: Service Dog-Closed Meeting

I understand the church doesn't allow "animals", but it is my understanding that as long as a service animal is clearly marked (with a vest/sash/etc) they are permitted to go anywhere people do. I see them in restaurants all the time. I see a man at the gym a few times a week with his service dog. I...
by CGPoolman
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Leading a meeting.
Replies: 13
Views: 6004

Re: Leading a meeting.

Jessica,

That is good to hear! Glad everything went smoothly for you!

-CG
by CGPoolman
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 34040

Re: Cycling

Tosh, My next challenge is an event called "RunYak" next month. It's a 5k run split in half, with a 2 mile kayak in the middle. Other than that I'll do a few local 5k races. I had some health issues most of this year so I wasn't able to do any real training up until a few weeks ago so I'm starting s...
by CGPoolman
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Leading a meeting.
Replies: 13
Views: 6004

Re: Leading a meeting.

Jessica, I'm sure you will do a great job! You've been to enough meetings now to see how it works. Don't worry about sounding as eloquent as some other people do, just sound and speak like YOU normally would. Most people are always excited to see a new person stepping up to chair a meeting. As far a...
by CGPoolman
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Bored with AA, need advice please.
Replies: 13
Views: 5487

Re: Bored with AA, need advice please.

Sharkcat, I get the same way sometimes - I love my homegroup and all the people in it, but going to the same room, listening to the same people say the same thing. Yes, it can get repetitious. But, I also have to think of the newcomers in the room that have not heard it before and may hear something...
by CGPoolman
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 34040

Re: Cycling

Tosh, great photos! I think it's awesome that it's something you and your wife do together! I've always wanted to try a real off-road race. I've done a few of the shorter mud runs but that's more of a "fun" event. There's the Masters of All Terrain and also the Tough Mudder that are on my list of ra...
by CGPoolman
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 34040

Re: Cycling

Peter H, Thanks for this great share and photos, they are truly inspirational! This program motivated me to make many changes in my life as well. Not only was I an alcoholic, but I was also a pack-a-day smoker for 25+ years, and battled my weight all my life. This program helped me to understand tha...
by CGPoolman
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Still getting hangover type headaches
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

Re: Still getting hangover type headaches

I'm no doctor, but I don't think it would hurt to go see a Dr for a check up. I can tell you that it takes a while for the body to flush out all the nasties we polluted it with. Keep drinking lots of water, your body needs 64-72oz a day minimum anyway. I know for me, it was about 2 weeks before I st...
by CGPoolman
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How do I start as a single mom and nobody to watch my kid?
Replies: 19
Views: 5516

Re: How do I start as a single mom and nobody to watch my ki

Kitty, There's a couple of single moms in my homegroup that bring their kids to meetings all the time. They range from age 4-8 (I'm guessing) and there is one that has a baby about a year old maybe? No one seems to mind them coming to meetings at all. In fact, I've seen most of the older folks showe...