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by Atchafalaya
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Toot my own horn....
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

Re: Toot my own horn....

When I was drinking, I would usually play the same video game.... Civ V... it logged my hours..... 1381 hours.... so that's 57 days of my life I spent alone, drunk, in front of that game.... I looked at that number often in shame about how much life I was wasting, never to get back..... so when I s...
by Atchafalaya
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New Here, Refusing to Isolate
Replies: 11
Views: 8595

Re: New Here, Refusing to Isolate

Nice to hear from you, well done on getting over the hurdle on Sunday. Of course we will encourage you to start working on those steps, without them these challenges, like the one on Sunday, will keep popping up, and the day will come when you will give in. The book gives many examples to demonstra...
by Atchafalaya
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New Here, Refusing to Isolate
Replies: 11
Views: 8595

Re: New Here, Refusing to Isolate

I used to live in a small town; and didn't go to meetings there. But once a week, I drove 50 miles to the city and went to a meeting there; and went to a real grocery store! Maybe I should do that. Find one out of town. I had a REAL hard time Sunday night. Had a crying spe :mrgreen: ll that lasted ...
by Atchafalaya
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New Here, Refusing to Isolate
Replies: 11
Views: 8595

Re: New Here, Refusing to Isolate

Welcome here Atchafalaya, congratulations on the five days. Since you were in AA 15 years ago, you have an idea what it’s all about, don’t want to try talking you into the local meetings sure you have your reasons, maybe you will say what those are sometime. I am not one of those meeting makers mak...
by Atchafalaya
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: am I still sober if?
Replies: 27
Views: 13353

Re: am I still sober if?

That's how I failed 20 years ago when I quit drinking for 2 years. I pushed myself too hard. To do everything I hadn't done in my early life. I drank for the next 20 years every weekend and then lately, every day. :P As for smoking, I quit smoking 2 years ago August. However, I do vape. I know it's ...
by Atchafalaya
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: am I still sober if?
Replies: 27
Views: 13353

Re: am I still sober if?

The first two days I was just struggling to get by. But I know what you guys are all talking about. Now there are so many things I want to do and I am writing them all down. I am going to be a grandmother in May and that's one of the reasons why I knew I had to do something now about my drinking. So...
by Atchafalaya
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New Here, Refusing to Isolate
Replies: 11
Views: 8595

Re: New Here, Refusing to Isolate

It really IS a disease of isolation. Anywayz, I just joined tonight, haven't been to AA in 15 years and been sober for 5 days now. I'll be on this site as much as possible. As I really don't want to go to any local meetings.......
Thanks for the group!! :wink:
by Atchafalaya
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: am I still sober if?
Replies: 27
Views: 13353

Re: am I still sober if?

Well today is day 5 for me and yesterday I ate 20 pieces of fudge! I also have a really bad neck(stenosis) and have pain killers. But, I try to use heat and ice as much as possible. Don't want to do any MORE damage to my liver that's already been done. =biggrin