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Thursday 4th July 2013

Thursday 4th July 2013


Higher Power, remove my fear
and direct my attention
to what you would have me be.

-- adapted from Big Book of AA, page 68

Vic 7/4/13

show up (done), exer, pan, follow through




YKP forms 





clement ci - day 236 attempting abstinence, 156 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do impulsively is write something on my todo list.
  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do off plan is recovery, something to maintain my sobriety, when tempted. I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety than to get things done.

Abstinence from relying on self. AA Big Book says to rely on God. Quoted in my bookmarks : scroll down to "AA Big Book on fears : relying on God not self-reliance:"

  • I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety of relying on God than to get things done.
    • "15 Points" point 5 says:
      5. Develop and rehearse a daily plan of thinking and acting by which you will live that day relying on God, regardless of what may upset you or how hard the old urge to rely on self may hit you.

      My Plan is this:

      1. read "15 Points"
      2. Meditate for 5 min on the attributes of God

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) cl
:) time log
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am pa phone mtg
sort tasks
?capture all * tasks here
j task
:) do tasks
:-( put away clothes
:-( reflection
:-( pre-plan tmrw

12:37pm :
[not tracking <15 min anymore (for now)]
It's been 00days 16hrs 58min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (23min, 12:07-12:30pm 7/4 watching tv)
It's been 01days 14hrs 56min since i last went on an off-plan bender >1hr (1hr 13min, 20:28-21:41 7/2 improving (not just fiddling with, real operational efficiency improvement) my task list, but off-plan; abs his: 13,1,1,5,6,6,3,6,8,5,1,2,5 old-new)
It's been 13days 07hrs 55min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (2hrs 5min, 2:37-4:42am 6/21 early morning surfinq; abs his: 5,14,8,6,12,9,8 )

It's been 21days 09hrs 11min since i last went on an off-plan bender >3hrs (4hrs 1min, 11:25pm-3:26am 6/12-13 q surfing binge; abs his: 25,14,36; corrected 5/24).
It's been 22 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >4hrs (4hrs 1min, 11:25pm-3:26am 6/12-13 q surfing binge; before that: 78days).
It's been >100 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >6hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been 236 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~336 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 21days 01hrs 52min since i last relied on self. (6/10-6/13 10:45am overwhelmed with too many medium important tasks, no MITs; abs his: 14,50)

When we retire at night, we constructively review our day (BB).

  • Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid?
  • Do we owe an apology?
  • Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once?
  • Were we kind and loving toward all?
  • What could we have done better?
  • Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time?
  • Or, were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?

THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR (everything i "did well" comes from god, either thru gifts he's given me or the way he's transformed me)

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


InnerTruth's check-in for Thursday

Send resume to Humber

  1. Get recycling bag at grocers
  2. Buy produce for dinner

  3. Get OJ and rainchecks

  4. Dinner
  5. Send application to Humber
  6. Complete and email application to MicroSkills
  7. Email 5 resumes
  8. Throw out papers
  9. Put away laundry
  10. Rogers 43, 46, load phone, online billing
  11. Wash dishes
  12. Organize ESL notes
  13. 1 hour CBT
  14. 1 hour walk
  15. Go to bed at 1 am  

KF Check in Thurs 4th July 10:45 am

Happy 4th of July to anyone celebrating that today.

Today I have already: 

  • Had a lie in
  • Had breakfast
  • Had a shower
  • Put the washing in
Today I will: 
  • Do lots of work for P (at least 10 poms) done 6/10
  • Email S to thank and explain
  • Wash up
  • Get the washing out
Today or tomorrow: 
  • Birthday cards Macey and Sarah
  • Study! :-)


jays thursday 4 july

people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily

zig ziglar


clear desk

log in book

phone dwp

phone housing

pack & post eyes

pay L'woods

sell ticket?


phone mum

email SOL

Mole's check in

Thank you for your star-studded thread starter dear movingalong

deliver present to S

cafe w D. Neuroscience and ineffability

9-12  write with poms 

eat well

deliver parcel to Y 

1.30-3 prov with project

walk to NH and locate dentist,


5 -6 St D 

Home and eat well 

check planner  


check in

BED BY 11 (unlike tonight)


made an appoint ment with a dentist THIS HAS TAKEN ME THREE YEARS. 

Stopped myself from playing games just in time

organised and delivered birthday ppresents

made proper meal


be more attentive to posture and exercises

got to bed earlier - this has become a really bad habit 


D'S encouragement

T's ccalming influence

My friendly neighbourhood 


Yay mole for making appointment

Mole wrote:

"made an appointment with a dentist THIS HAS TAKEN ME THREE YEARS."

I know how huge this victory is!

go Mole!

I didn't miss appts, but it took me FOUR YEARS to get the nerve to get my wisdom teeth out. And they knocked me out and I don't remember a thing.

Congrats :)


Thanks Katia. - I found there was this thing between me and the phone, a kind of monstrous presence that prevented me from making the call. Iin the end I walked into a surgery and made the appointment in person! and I will keep it. Like you, I am not a breaker of appointments I've made.


Thank you moving along!:grin:

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

I want to thank movingalong for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

3. Take shower

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Go to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

6. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

7. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

8. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

9. Get dressed

10. Go to my mom's apartment and eat with her

11. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

12. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

13. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting

14. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

Thanks for letting me share