ErikT

Giving up alcohol - 6 months

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It’s amazing how you have to deal with a lot of stuff when you are sober. You can’t wash away your “outstanding items@ or your “points of contention”. You are faced with everything all at once and you have no choice but to chip away at things.  
 

this all aligns with my “can’t have the good without the bad”. philosophy. Drinking is enjoyable when you earn it. For me, I’m building up some good faith and drinking equity for the summer. Lmao 

 

there is a psychology to it all. And maybe I’m psychotic IDK but this stuff is what makes MY world go round. 
 

all or nothing 

bi-polar

greatest guy, biggest ****

fat, skinny 

scared vs fearless 

do nothing vs do everything 

 

I need therapy

 

happy Sunday!!

 

im going to church today. Haven’t been back since prior to pandemic when they said “we can’t shake hands tonight”

 

I miss it 

 

peace 

 

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1 hour ago, Chunkah said:

Ditto. Except I started on Sunday.

 

I'm dreaming vividly every night, which is weird, and pretty cool. 

 

I was just saying that to my wife.  I dont remember having these sort of lucid, detailed, long lasting dreams since I was a kid.  Its pretty neat.

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11 hours ago, ErikT said:

I love drinking. Love it. Drank almost everyday for awhile. 
 

now I do the opposite for 6 months. 
 

peace 

I too love drinking and I also love to lift.  I've been off the beer for a week and plan to say off, if nothing other than to stay healthy, beer and lifting equals way too heavy for me.

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Been dry since Sept 19, 2019. Last drink was absynth, drinking after hours in a closed bar in Amsterdam m with some ornery Bavarian hostel mates and an airline pilot from Chicago. 

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On 1/9/2021 at 9:03 PM, MikeMc said:

I could always take it or leave it, though there was a time when I went to the bar every day. 

I watched Trees Lounge last night. 
Sort of like a depressing Cheers. 
Off beat but worth watching. 
I bet @Belmo has seen it.

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6 hours ago, chumfish said:

I watched Trees Lounge last night. 
Sort of like a depressing Cheers. 
Off beat but worth watching. 
I bet @Belmo has seen it.

 

What station is that on, Chum? 

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7 hours ago, MikeMc said:

I don't know what tubi is, a streaming service?

Yea, free with commercials.

My bad anyway, it’s on Amazon Prime, :bucktooth:

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Still at it, day 12.  Absolutely unbelievable weight loss for such a short time - went from 242 to 233.  Only eating 1,800 - 2,000 calories a day, but at least half that weight had to be inflammation, water retention, all that bloaty stuff that comes with drinking.  I feel like 20lbs lighter.

 

As much as I like drinking, I think I might like this better.

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