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by TBML
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: CRISIS
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Re: CRISIS

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by TBML
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: CRISIS
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Re: CRISIS

I don't think step 3 is an issue here, but thanks, it was nice going back over it. I feel much better now, I just had a moment where everything had overwhelmed me. I had become too involved in the effort to rectify the situation, and finally realized that I had to step back and leave it's resolution...
by TBML
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: CRISIS
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

CRISIS

Well, I'm about 10 months into sobriety for the 2nd time (I had been sober for about 20 years), and a major financial event has stricken me causing me untold worry and stress. I have been fixating on this for about a week, have forgotten to eat meals, lost 7 pounds, only sleep about 3 hours a night,...
by TBML
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Here I am Again
Replies: 40
Views: 21278

Re: Here I am Again

I'm so glad that you are doing well. Thanks for letting us know! Thank You, Lali. I do like to check back in here now and then, it's kind of like my meeting, posting some and reading the posts of others. I did all the steps 20 some years ago. I did not feel it would be productive to do them all ove...
by TBML
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Here I am Again
Replies: 40
Views: 21278

Re: Here I am Again

Thanks 'Brock' and 'Clouds' and everyone else here who is trying to change for the better. It's hard, but well worth it. As I said before, now that I am no longer a drinker, I have time, money, and the will to make myself a better person. I took a month off from my weight loss program because I was ...
by TBML
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Here I am Again
Replies: 40
Views: 21278

Re: Here I am Again

Well, another few months have gone by, and I am taking back my life! Thoughts of drinking have become almost non-existent, and when they do come it's after some trigger like riding by a bar I used to go to or a friend's house where I used to drink....no serious contemplation of actually doing it tho...
by TBML
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: hey, i have a big issue with alcohol
Replies: 7
Views: 3822

Re: hey, i have a big issue with alcohol

I'm with the others, go to an AA mtg. If you don't like what you hear or how it's said at the first one, try another one. Almost every single person in that room felt like you do now. I wanted to quit long before I ever went to my first AA meeting, but I stopped drinking and began the road to recove...
by TBML
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Here I am Again
Replies: 40
Views: 21278

Re: Here I am Again

Thanks Noels, I actually came back to look for this thread so I could figure out how long I have not been drinking. When I quit the first time 20 some years ago, I knew the day, date and time. I had little mental anniversaries where I congratulated myself for making another month, another year etc. ...
by TBML
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Here I am Again
Replies: 40
Views: 21278

Re: Here I am Again

I found I had to be careful that such thoughts stay fleeting! If I harbor them at all (like harboring a thief), if I entertain them (have them over for tea and a cookie while we chat) then I have already crossed a line and need to get together with another AA quickly. Like the bad friend my mother ...
by TBML
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Compulsive drinker
Replies: 50
Views: 16890

Re: Compulsive drinker

Admitting you are a compulsive drinker, have a drinking problem, are powerless when it comes to alcohol, or are an alcoholic are all pretty much the same thing. It means you and alcohol don't mix. I struggled for a long time before I could say "I am an alcoholic". I used the other phrases even after...
by TBML
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Here I am Again
Replies: 40
Views: 21278

Re: Here I am Again

This past week was pretty good, other than the weather. I'm an outside kind of guy and like to be doing something as often as possible. I got out for a few walks with my dog in between the snow and the rain. I don't remember a winter as wet and dreary as this. It's grey again today. I'm finding that...
by TBML
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Honesty is the secret of survival
Replies: 7
Views: 3620

Re: Honesty is the secret of survival

Being honest with yourself about your drinking problem is the first step to doing something about it.
by TBML
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Here I am Again
Replies: 40
Views: 21278

Re: Here I am Again

Well it's been over another week, and I'm still working on the boredom thing. I have found that when I have kept busy, that the thought of drinking has rarely crossed my mind. Looking back at the last year or so, I can see that I probably went back to drinking as an attempt to forget about some of m...
by TBML
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Here I am Again
Replies: 40
Views: 21278

Re: Here I am Again

Robert R,

You hit the nail on the head. The path to sobriety starts with honesty, first being honest with ourselves, and then being honest with others.

I now look back at the 20 some years of sobriety I had, and regret the day I gave it up. I am a better person w/o alcohol.
by TBML
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Afraid of meetings
Replies: 11
Views: 4832

Re: Afraid of meetings

Kaity,

I think we all feel uncomfortable at our first AA meetings. You should feel proud of yourself for taking that first big step, Nobody in that room is judging you. Everyone there needs help too.


Ron