• Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 21 hours, 21 minutes ago

    I love that “ the good old days” and “ didn’t leave anything thing behind that I need to go back there for”. Simple thoughts but very enlightened!

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 21 hours, 37 minutes ago

    I totally understand how you feel, it seems like you have found your voice! Keep giving it is the greatest gift you can give to others and yourself!

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 22 hours, 2 minutes ago

    So happy you got to spend that time with your brother! It’s nice to have the support! One more day nail one year, congratulations!

  • Hammer123 posted an update 1 day, 21 hours ago

    Day 388
    6:36am
    Thoughts from my big comfy chair “Someday is right now”
    I am happy to say that I woke up sober this morning and took the time to enjoy my yoga practice! In the past I would have been trying to figure out what happened last night, piecing it together slowly, assessing how hungover I was, was I going to be capable of golfing in a cou…[Read more]

    • Awesome you❤️

    • Rock star!

    • Great post! My someday was five days ago!

    • Man, I love your posts!!! Keep’em coming!
      xoxox
      This here…is gold: “In the past I would have been trying to figure out what happened last night, piecing it together slowly, assessing how hungover I was, was I going to be capable of….(insert activity).”

      Yes…..yes to all of that. Same here. Wondering if I was capable of going to work…or…[Read more]

    • I’m so happy for you…..sounds like you have a wonderful wife. 🙂

    • When you wrote ‘I still have that note in my wallet’ it reminded me of my water bottle that I used to fill with rum and keep in my nightstand drawer so I could go sneak shots. It is empty now, but it is still there as a reminder of how bad I had become. Keeping that little reminder helps to bring my mind back from lala land when the wine witch…[Read more]

    • @hammer123 – this is a great post. your story so clear, crisp and real, like it was yesterday. someday is right now, indeed. i cannot imagine how grateful you are for your wife.

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 2 days, 10 hours ago

    I love the picture you painted in your post my sober buddy!

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 2 days, 10 hours ago

    So much gold in there Mari! Like you, I value so many people in this community and couldn’t start to thank them for what they have added to my sobriety and my life in general! Just so you know, the way you speak about your therapist has encouraged me to look for one of my own. I need help to sort out some of the issues I was drowning in booze! T…[Read more]

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 2 days, 11 hours ago

    Congratulations on the upcoming anniversary, well done! You will know when it is time to kick the sweets, when you feel uncomfortable enough you will do it and you will feel great and pick up some momentum!

  • Hammer123 posted an update 5 days, 22 hours ago

    Day 384
    6:32am
    Morning thoughts from my big comfy chair: “Make every day count”
    As I approach my 56th birthday in a couple of weeks I realize that I have burned hundreds if not thousands of days in a drunken/hungover stuper! Well no more, sober me is “kicking the darkness till it bleeds daylight” (Bruce Cockburn)! I am trying to find the balance…[Read more]

    • Beautiful @hammer123 !! Thank you for the reminders, I’ll do the same and be grateful for this time I have been given! Have a great day!

    • I’m with you, Hammer. I turn 66 in a couple of weeks, and whether I have three or thirty left, I don’t want to spend them drunk. I’ve done drunk. Time to move on to other things…

    • My daughter (11y) had a homework today – she had to find a motto for her life and draw it on a big, colored sheet of paper. She chose: Live each day as if it was your last day!

    • Bloody legend go you @hammer123❤️❤️

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 5 days, 22 hours ago

    Happy Belated Birthday Mari! I can think of no bigger compliment than “you inspire me to be a better person!” The honesty with which you share your past, present and future challenges make me take stock of my own plight and get busy living! I see now that stopping the boozing was just one change I needed to make to be happy. I have other thi…[Read more]

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 6 days, 6 hours ago

    Great post @missfreedom and a great response from @daveh. Helping others does seem to also help ourselves!

  • Hammer123 posted an update 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Day 383
    6:46am
    My thoughts from my big comfy chair: “Use your words”

    Today my words tell me how grateful I am to be sober!
    Yesterday took my mom to the airport in the city and did some shopping. Got back about 5:00pm and still had the energy to walk 18 holes of golf. There is no way I would have gone golfing when I was drinking, the 3 hour tri…[Read more]

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Don’t give up a may take a few day ones too get going!

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Congratulations @winner, you are doing awesome!

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Great post @Ro, we just had our last daughter move into her own apartment last Monday but she has been in a transition house since November! I still love having the house to ourselves but realize now that it is too big for just the two of us. We will probably find a condo in the next few years and down size once we are sure they won’t be moving b…[Read more]

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 6 days, 23 hours ago

    Welcome here @lawfs32, there are a lot of resources above and a very supportive community!

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 6 days, 23 hours ago

    Yesterday while I was golfing I was thinking how much better my life is with out the booze!

  • Hammer123 posted an update 1 week ago

    Day 382
    7:50 am
    Today’s thought from my big comfy chair: “No regrets “
    I sure don’t have any regrets about giving up drinking! My life is calmer and more peaceful, I am more intentional in everything I do and I am way less angry with myself and others!
    I don’t really regret that I didn’t find a way to be a normal drinker, I read that a lot here.…[Read more]

    • Jesss replied 1 week ago

      Aww great post @hammer123! I’m the same way. Since my first drink i have had very little control over my drinking. Who am i kidding though, i have never really had any control. The nights where my attempts at moderating my alcohol intake were successful were really just an unpredictable fluke! They gave me false hope. And they were ALWAYS followed…[Read more]

    • Another great post @hammer123 . Thanks. I have no regrets also, I’m so pleased that I finally figured out that drinking isn’t necessary, I think having regrets would make it that much harder in the beginning. Enjoy your day. 🙂

    • Ro replied 1 week ago

      I had to work hard at being addicted to alcohol, I used to just only ever drink socially. To excess of course but only when I was ‘going out’. Wasn’t until I started living with my partner and him drinking daily that was the catalyst for me to start. And my drinking increased incrementally until I was addicted to alcohol. I have many regrets. But…[Read more]

    • Winner replied 1 week ago

      Awesome post @hammer123❤️

  • Hammer123 posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    Day 381
    8:18am
    Thoughts from my big comfy chair: “Hello beautiful day “

    The sun is shining over my big comfy chair and I am having an early Mother’s Day brunch with my wife, mother and daughter today! Hello beautiful day!
    Going to call bingo at the Legion tonight, I know it sounds like a big Saturday night out! It’s not really but there are som…[Read more]

    • Thank you 🙂 Sounds like you have a warm and loving family time! I had a girls’ evening with my teenage daughters with a film, sweets and tea, nail polish and face treatment. Now we’re all pretty and pretty tired and go to bed. And as always since 113 days I will wake up rested and clear – a beautiful Mother’s Day morning is waiting for me.

    • Oohh sounds nice! Riding in a convertible with the top down! Enjoy!

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 1 day ago

    Holy shit you have a lot going on in your life! I like that you are staying vigilant on all fronts! I am starting to wean myself off the coffee as I realize that it has been giving me headaches and that I am getting addicted to the caffeine! Have a great weekend!

  • Hammer123 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 1 day ago

    Sorry for your loss @Liberty and a great tribute to your friend!

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