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Amwest posted a comment on Update from Smoky California
Thanks for the update Peony.Stay safe.Amwest x 4 minutes ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions Nurturing NOvember
Hiya Besties Before I lose track, hiya Susie, I haven't tried a banana omelette yet, it was a omelette suggested to me by another ista. 4 minutes ago
Autumn posted a comment on Pink Clouds
Love it! 9 minutes ago
Cathy_1 posted a comment on The Revelation of Sober Dating
Very happy for you. Thank you for such an inspirational and well-written blog 13 minutes ago
Amwest posted a comment on 1 year done... now onto the next.
Loads of congratulations on one year.Be proud!Amwest x 19 minutes ago
RachelBB has commented in the forum discussions Nurturing NOvember
Hi Again just had a read back as far as Happy Lady‘s post about taking up horse riding- I want to do that too just worried am a bit too old (gah!) - ooh wouldn’... 19 minutes ago
Soberforward has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi,Full day, working, going back and forth over the big city I live in, grocery shopping and cooking dinner. Now a quiet minut and l feel ready for bed. This fe... 30 minutes ago
Hope123 has commented in the forum discussions Nurturing NOvember
I am so pleased to hear your news Rach. Two great worries gone. I am not sure I like the “at your age” comment.Alys, I hope today went well and I’m sure Ofsted... 38 minutes ago
kingfisher_1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QQ to remain accountable. Hanging on in there on Day 4.xx 38 minutes ago
lisaskio posted a comment on A wee bit scared
Hi four, don't be scared, you can do it! Love L xxx 39 minutes ago
Justus posted a comment on New to Soberistas
Welcome LAS! You will find tons of great advice and support on here for your sober journey. I have been sober now for 118 days (first time ever) and I could n... 40 minutes ago
Sobergirlone posted a comment on New to Soberistas
I just love those 'personal' plans - tried a few times myself but fell at the 'liquid' research stage!!Welcome lovely, you'll get tons of great advice here, tak... 42 minutes ago
madcatlady posted a comment on Update from Smoky California
Bless you,it looks devastating and must be very traumatic.Take care of you and yours xx 44 minutes ago
Turn_the_corner has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Evening lovelies, just a quick quack and then I must get myself ready for sober socializing. It's "Zebra's mums' drinks" - hated class drinks even when I was dr... 46 minutes ago
McL has commented in the forum discussions Nurturing NOvember
Just back from our local radio station’s annual awards ceremony. Another annual event sans alcohol! Mamie good luck with moving your two over the weekend. I f... 52 minutes ago
Justus posted a comment on 1 year done... now onto the next.
Congratulations Tilly! I think the fact that you don't think about alcohol at all on some days now speaks volumes. I hope you get your personal drama sorted f... 52 minutes ago
Suenew posted a comment on Can't think of a title!
you are doing so well Remember that nothing should justify a drink. I know you are in Spain which is where I would like to be right now having listened to our... 53 minutes ago
takingmylifeback posted a comment on 1 year done... now onto the next.
Aaaah Tilly that’s awesome - happy soberversary! Xxx 57 minutes ago
Cherrycheesecake posted a comment on New to Soberistas
Hi LAS and welcome x 1 hour ago
Cherrycheesecake posted a comment on Pink Clouds
What a great idea! 1 hour ago
NW has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QACI- Day 14 today and it's Friday morning - off to the gym which is my favourite part of the day. I always feel so strong in my resolve in the mornings but the... 1 hour ago
STLMomma3 posted a comment on 1 year done... now onto the next.
Congratulations! 1 hour ago
Emwaromida has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hello all , Big congratulations today to Team Sober Squad & all the amazing month makers xx🎉🌟🎉🌟🎉🌟🎉🌟🎉🌟🎉🌟🎉🌟Lisakio 600 days wow 🎉🌟🎉😊x April 🎉🌟🎉Twisterlla🎉🌟🎉&a... 1 hour ago
Mamie posted a comment on A wee bit scared
Hey my lovely friend 4..... scared is good! Stay with us and be strong. X 1 hour ago
Cherrycheesecake posted a comment on A wee bit scared
I think that tiny bit of you that's scared might actually be a good thing, a bit like performers who often get some apprehension before going on stage. It's na... 1 hour ago
Sheer posted a comment on New to Soberistas
Welcome and congratulations on making one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Having a supportive spouse is a real plus. Read everything you can get your ha... 1 hour ago
Cherrycheesecake posted a comment on Cautionary Tales
Gosh, thank you for being so open about your experience. I think you were probably both unlucky and lucky on that occasion. You were very young and this creep... 1 hour ago
Mamie has commented in the forum discussions Nurturing NOvember
Hi there.... checkin in from train! On way to beautiful daughters new house. She picked up keys today! OH coming in packed car in morning. This is going to be... 1 hour ago
Petal posted a comment on Not for the faint hearted!
What a brave and courageous blog, I would have missed this too if not for Justus.Im really sorry for what you have gone through, words don't seem adequate someh... 1 hour ago
Sheer posted a comment on 1 year done... now onto the next.
Well done, onwards and upwards. Zero drama indeed. There’s a lot to be said for contentment. Sorry you’ve got a stressful situation but you’ll know that the las... 1 hour ago
Cherrycheesecake posted a comment on Update from Smoky California
Keep yourself sAFe and also safe x 1 hour ago
Lua-Laurent has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
shillgo2 has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Hi everyone Pheonix zesty beans are a veg and quinoa mix from Iceland [m/wave individual begs very tasty. Tonight it is chicken again! with veg of some kind. H... 1 hour ago
Cherrycheesecake has posted the blog Getting back to normal
Yesterday was slimming – lost 1lb, so pleased with that.  Today was swimming.  Did 30 lengths and had a short steam and came home feeling energized.  I haven’t... 1 hour ago
Amwest has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Hi skinnies,Been a very busy day for me, so a quick fly by now.Steveo, do you squeeze one lemon in 330 mls water? I like lemon in water, but only a little. I... 1 hour ago
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Jen_AF has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi All,Just a quick check in. Congrats to all in Sober Squad!! Feeling a bit nervous about Thanksgiving next Thursday also. Will need to do a lot of planning i... 2 hours ago
Strawbs posted a comment on 3rd soberversary
Well done! Lovely blog 2 hours ago
Strawbs posted a comment on 1 year done... now onto the next.
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Emwaromida has commented in the forum discussions Nurturing NOvember
Back again , Best news ever Rachel on both counts 😊 Kim Great photo ❤️EG I’ve cancelled more yoga classes than I’ve got to xxx 2 hours ago
Demeter has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Everyone, great to hear all those positives Sobergirlone & also Nora Rent & Vespa. It's really magic when it starts to work out.I've been busy at wor... 2 hours ago
HB Pencil posted a comment on A wee bit scared
Take each event, each day at a time. You have this in your control. Envisage yourself before each event managing successfully AF, chatting and laughing with you... 2 hours ago
Sheer posted a comment on Need your advice
You just have to be absolutely determined to do this for YOU no matter what anyone else is doing. You’ll feel so very much better all round when you do stop dri... 2 hours ago
HB Pencil posted a comment on 1 year done... now onto the next.
Congratulations on a whole year, tremendous. 2 hours ago
Biba posted a comment on I want to stop
Hi all. Yep. Much better ta. Well done hopefull. That is a massive step. Think Kaz (walking the walk) afore helped. She is v quiet of late Kaz? Emma I have had... 2 hours ago
Vespagirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Kim, if your band showed up at the nursing home there would be a FLASH MOB! I can just see it, elders texting their friends, wheelchairs zooming down the halls... 2 hours ago
Faithfaery posted a comment on New to Soberistas
Welcome LAS! That's brilliant your spouse is supportive and sharing the journey with you. There are lots of helpful threads (I like to think of them as continuo... 2 hours ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on 1 year done... now onto the next.
Yay congratulations, that is fantastic. Wishing you luck for year 2 2 hours ago
EmmaB_1 posted a comment on I want to stop
Well done on the tea option Hopefull. And sticking to your 6 units. Biba, obviously bone births was meant to be BROTHS! 2 hours ago
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Sheer posted a comment on A wee bit scared
My OH really wondered if I was carrying on an online affair! There’s absolutely nothing like the love and support form your Istas who understand completely to c... 3 hours ago
Midsomer has commented in the forum discussions Get together. Glasgow
Hi Ailsy. Looks like we might have a small select group. Not sure what you mean about main blog page. I ll try sort a date over next couple days. Very exciting... 3 hours ago
Bridgetobrien86 posted a comment on Yoga
I am a yoga teacher (in Canada) and I really like yoga with Adriene, its very well put together if you seek out the beginner series, for something that is free... 3 hours ago
Kim has commented in the forum discussions Nurturing NOvember
Morning friends!Bellina your snow can only mean one thing... we're next. Bring it on!🌨Although I have to fly to Florida tomorrow so if it could be just enough t... 3 hours ago
Hopefull posted a comment on New to Soberistas
Hi, I'm a week or two into tapering? What's your plan? You will get lots of support here. 3 hours ago
Fi_162 posted a comment on Yoga
Hi, I would recommend a class as well as home practice. So many types of yoga to choose from so try a few. I think you will know when you find a style and teach... 3 hours ago
Hopefull posted a comment on I want to stop
I'm OK, stuck to my 6 units all week. Still feel dodgy and am craving at no but will have a cup of tea. Kaz are you OK? Biba and Emma, hope you are feeling bett... 3 hours ago
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Sobergirlone has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just checking in, welcome newbies you’ve made a great decision to commence or continue your journey here. I’m Day 11 and already I and others have noticed an e... 3 hours ago
Amwest posted a comment on Update from Smoky California
Thanks for the update Peony.Stay safe.Amwest x 4 minutes ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions Nurturing NOvember
Hiya Besties Before I lose track, hiya Susie, I haven't tried a banana omelette yet, it was a omelette suggested to me by another ista. 4 minutes ago
Autumn posted a comment on Pink Clouds
Love it! 9 minutes ago
Cathy_1 posted a comment on The Revelation of Sober Dating
Very happy for you. Thank you for such an inspirational and well-written blog 13 minutes ago
Amwest posted a comment on 1 year done... now onto the next.
Loads of congratulations on one year.Be proud!Amwest x 19 minutes ago
RachelBB has commented in the forum discussions Nurturing NOvember
Hi Again just had a read back as far as Happy Lady‘s post about taking up horse riding- I want to do that too just worried am a bit too old (gah!) - ooh wouldn’... 19 minutes ago
Soberforward has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi,Full day, working, going back and forth over the big city I live in, grocery shopping and cooking dinner. Now a quiet minut and l feel ready for bed. This fe... 30 minutes ago
Hope123 has commented in the forum discussions Nurturing NOvember
I am so pleased to hear your news Rach. Two great worries gone. I am not sure I like the “at your age” comment.Alys, I hope today went well and I’m sure Ofsted... 38 minutes ago
kingfisher_1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QQ to remain accountable. Hanging on in there on Day 4.xx 38 minutes ago
lisaskio posted a comment on A wee bit scared
Hi four, don't be scared, you can do it! Love L xxx 39 minutes ago



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Are You The Christmas Party Performing Chimp? By Lucy Rocca


When I think back to the last work’s Christmas party I attended, one of the most vivid memories I have of the night is changing into my evening attire in the Ladies’. Why do I remember this experience of getting undressed awkwardly in a cramped cubic...

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When I think back to the last work’s Christmas party I attended, one of the most vivid memories I ha...

Conquering a Mountain By Lucy Rocca


Three years ago I wouldn’t have thought I was capable of running up a mountain that rises more than 2000 feet above sea level. Then again neither would I have considered it possible that I might one day not only stop drinking alcohol but also feel gr...

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Motivation vs. Commitment By Lucy Rocca


You wake up in the early hours of the morning, sweat crawling all over your clammy skin, racing heart and thumping anxiety building in the pit of your stomach. Fragments of the night before pop into your memory like little bullets of horror, each one...

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You wake up in the early hours of the morning, sweat crawling all over your clammy skin, racing hear...

10 Wonderful Benefits Of Going Alcohol-Free By Liz Horsman


When I stopped drinking I thought it would be the end of a way of life and in many ways it was.  But I had no idea that it was the start of something so much better! Whether you’re doing Stoptober, Dry January or you’re knocking the demon drink...

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