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    Default 95 days sober - what finally worked for me

    95 days sober - this is the longest I've been sober in a decade. The thing which clinched it for me was I decided to do a 30 day healthy eating challenge in March which included nutritious food, meditation and movement/exercise. When I started it, I honestly was not even thinking it would help me remove alcohol from my life, in fact I figured if I could go one week without alcohol that would be a big victory for me....but then I just started feeling great with everything I was doing. I hardly think about alcohol anymore. I started learning about nourishing my body, mind and spirit. I lost a total of 30 lbs so far and feel amazing. It's a lifestyle change for me. I love waking up in the morning and loving myself for another day of sobriety. I do yoga almost daily now. I've heard people refer to it as "moving meditation" and I believe that...I always feel great afterwards and love how it challenges me. I'm thinking about getting my yoga instructor certification at some point. I'm a work-in-progress but feel I am conquering this! Instead of running from something, I feel I'm being pulled towards something inspiring, if that makes sense. I hope this post helps someone else or plants a seed. Wishing you all the best. Much love!

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    Hello Wintercat!!

    Way to go!! Congrats on your success. 95 days is awesome. I loved your comment....."It's a lifestyle change for me. I love waking up in the morning and loving myself for another day of sobriety. "

    Making a change is a choice!!

    Thanks for sharing your success.

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    That's awesome keep up. The good work!

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    I would be interested in doing this 30 day challenge. Is there a certain one you did?

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    Sure, turbo, join us. We started June 1st but you can still join. We'll probably start another in July. Just come over to the journals tab and you can keep track there. Good luck to you!

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    Thank you! Smart Recovery always made me feel like I was not alone and to stop being so hard on myself.

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    Thank you. Much appreciated! The best to you as well.
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    That's awesome keep up. The good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turboharley View Post
    I would be interested in doing this 30 day challenge. Is there a certain one you did?
    Hi Turboharley - the 30 day health challenge I did was unrelated to Smart Recovery or addiction, but it seems like there is something on this site according to what Woodswalker mentioned in their post. I'm not sure I'm allowed to promote something else so I hesitate to mention it unless a moderator gives me the ok. Anyways, I hope you were able to join the challenge the Woodswalker mentioned. All the best to you!

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    Hi Wintercat,

    Again Congrats on your success. I am glad that you find SMART Recovery site comfortable for you and you don't feel so alone. This Forum for success is really for people to explain how SMART Recovery was been helpful for their recovery or the recovery journey of a Family member for friend.
    "Forum: Success Stories How has SMART helped you and your loved ones? Share your success stories with the world! "


    So My question for you is how has SMART Recovery helped you in your recovery?

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    Congratulations Wintercat! I just joined today and your message really resonated with me. I was previously participating in yoga three times a week and exercising about 5 days a week. Even though I was still using the prescription drug that I am addicted to, I felt great and fully participated in the world. As soon as I gave up those practices, everything has fallen to pieces for me. You have inspired me to get to my yoga class tomorrow, and with my first meeting on Thursday I’m hoping that I will soon have some good news to post about getting out of the house again and getting off this terrible prescription drug?!
    Congratulations, and keep up the good work!!!!

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