One year off the sauce today

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  1. yellow rose

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    You are doing the right things by removing the triggers. Eventually, maybe you will get to where pool or the Vikings are fun sober (I was never a Viking fan and the 1976 Super Bowl was FANTASTIC if you are a Raiders fan) and you can do them again.

    FWIW...bodywork SUCKS. HARD.

    Also, FWIW one thing I refused to give up was my friends who drank when I quit. All my friends by 2 drink. I also was playing football in a city league and we were sponsored by a local bar. After every game I would go to the bar with my team. And I never drank. I literally refused to allow my inability to control my alcohol consumption to affect my friends and their friendship.

    You can only control you. For me, controlling me was by FAR the hardest thing.
     
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    yellow rose Overnight Sensation FABO Gold Member

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    Yeah, I assumed he was a Vikings fan. I could be wrong on that.
     
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    • skep419

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      4 finger for the win
       
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      • skep419

        skep419 I'm the guy that likes SPAM

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        All my friends drink. I don’t have a problem hanging out with them drinking and vice versa. I enjoy being the DD (while they were open anyway).
         
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        • Slowswinger

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          Congratulations. That takes some strength.
           
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          • Bodyperson

            Bodyperson Pedal to the metal FABO Gold Member

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            My goal is forever. Good on you. Been 8 days for me. Heavy hitter. I'll quit counting soon I hope. Listening to my body and it says its happier. How many days? One more than yesterday.
             
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              You have done a great thing for you, your family and your future. Congrats! You are not in it alone, keep it up!

              You look so much better and your body is showing you the results. Don’t go back, not worth it one bit.
               
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              • 72Dart6pack

                72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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                I stopped drinking 10 yrs ago and converted all the time and money towards this. :) Now I'll have something to show off. Vs a bad hangover.

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                • DodgeLad

                  DodgeLad Victim of Circumstance

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                  No ethanol makes Jack a dull boy.

                  But it's easy to quit when the doc says you'll die a slow painful death, sooner than later. Almost 4 years for me. I wish I could have a couple beers with pizza or a glass of merlot with steak. But a couple of beers was a 12-pack and a few shots, and a glass of wine was a couple magnums. But I really believed I was Superman too.
                   
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                  • straightlinespeed

                    straightlinespeed Sometimes I pretend to be normal Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                    Congrats Sam! tenor.gif
                     
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                    • hosehead

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                      Great job!!!! It is real hard to kick. I will be ten years sober in August. God willing, ive learned that my life is much better without it. Lots more money for cars!! :lol:
                       
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                      • RustyRatRod

                        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                        Congratulations! That's a huge accomplishment.
                         
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                        • Johnny Dart

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                          Congrats to you, and the original poster. Anyone else for that matter.
                          Dec 17th was 31 years for me. Hung it up at 26 and now I'm 57. No regrets, and never looked back.
                           
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                            I will never get off the sauce...

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                            • flingdingo

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                              After the events of today, I'm reminded of Lloyd Bridges in Airplane.

                              But seriously, congrats. When our habits begin to control us, its time to drop them.
                               
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                              there was a time in my life I could drink 1 case of beer myself watching football on a Sunday afternoon,but that was many years ago. Now if i drink 8-10 that is a rare occasion and a biit excessive:) maybe a six pack is a normal Saturday night intake. Ove about 6 hours so 1 beer an h0our,not leaving the house of course.
                               
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                              I am in a similar situation, my friend is a few years younger than yours. He had quit everything but smoking and now has lung issies,the last thing to quit is cigareetes but I also fear its a bit too late. iused to tell him "you should quit" he'd say "gotta die from something" of course now its a different tune...
                               
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                              Good job Sam, seems like you have gone through some positive changes and it’s best when you do them for yourself and your kids. Reward yourself with something fun or buy a car part with the money you’ll save....a new hobby is a good idea, I had many when I was younger, I have a coin collection, built model cars, we love going agate hunting but you won’t find many in your area since you are too far west. You will also find yourself doing more stuff with your kids and that’s rewarding, maybe your reward could be taking them some place that’s really fun for them...seeing them happy is the best reward you can have! Good luck buddy and hope I get to see you at the MoPar show this year!
                               
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                              • 5.7 hemi

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                                Question......why do people who quit or stop something that society has deemed “bad”, seem to let everyone know that they quit? Same can be said for “born again Christians” “bible thumpers”. Why do YOU feel the need to tell “us people” that you quit drinking, smoking, drugs, found God? Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that ya quit whatever you were doing, but I nor the rest of the world really care. Not bring insensitive, but you started whatever habit you had, now I’m, we, supposed to pat onya the back and say that’a boy?
                                 
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                                • Dartsun

                                  Dartsun Mopar Dude

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                                  I for one care he quit or whoever quits any addiction. I know I’ve had my struggles with herbs over the years.
                                   
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                                  • jimmer

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                                    I will answer from my perspective.
                                    Thing is people who quit is acknowledging you had a problem to begin with, finding common ground with others who have been through the same changes, and support.
                                    As far as a born a born again Christian goes.
                                    If you just truly found the antidote for mortality.
                                    Why would you not be excited and want to share with the whole world ?
                                    It takes courage to get real and be honest about our trials !
                                    It is a human need to love and be loved , to know and be known !
                                    When we are open and real those things take place !
                                    Congrats to all who make positive changes in their lives !
                                     
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                                    • 5.7 hemi

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                                      It was the person that started whatever addiction, then say they are clean/sober found God, well good for them. I don’t want to hear it. And i especially don’t want hear some recovering addict or born again Christian saying that “you should find God or quit (fill in the blank). How about this instead, you quit your addiction or found God, great! Now keep it to yourself and move on with your life. Don’t preach to others that what they are doing is “bad” or that they need to “accept Jesus in your heart “. How much of that quitting alcohol abuse, or drugs did the taxpayer provide? Give ya hint, more than you’d really like to know.

                                      So ya got off the sauce, great. Now have a coke and smile and shut the fuck up! You quit smoking, great, STFU! You found found Jesus, great! Put a bumper sticker on your car. You stopped using drugs, outstanding, STFU!
                                       
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                                        ^^
                                        Maybe you should go have beer and chill !
                                        I'm pretty confident everyone in this thread could do without your hostility!
                                        Do you need some xlax ?
                                        I'm sorry if you are constipated or maybe your hemiroids are flaring up ?
                                        I will pray for you !
                                         
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                                        • DodgeLad

                                          DodgeLad Victim of Circumstance

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                                          I get your point entirely. But you chose to come here and read the thread. lol
                                          For me, ethanol made America beautiful. I would imbibe again in a nanosecond, except I have an aversion to pain and death.
                                           
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                                          • 5.7 hemi

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                                            I’m not being hostile. I asked questions and made my statement people don’t like to address. I won’t apologize for it. In a nut shell, I ask again, why do people feel the need to announce they quit (fill in the blank) or found Jesus? Why??
                                             
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