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mutt196 posted a comment on Moving forwards
Day 39 is beyond awesome. You are doing amazingly ..... and half a stone weight loss - what a Brucey Bonus !!! Go You ;) x 5 minutes ago
Justus posted a comment on I am Snow White
Be careful, exercising outside is addictive! 5 minutes ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Day 6
Well done on a whole week!! I couldn’t picture it at all either, but keeping up the illusion of ‘having it together’ was getting harder and harder. And it is is... 8 minutes ago
StayingAlive has commented in the forum discussions Journey into June
Love that house Margaret, especially the porch and those mountain views. Sounds like you were a real superhero yesterday diving in to the rescue - hope the res... 18 minutes ago
Sonic has commented in the forum discussions SoberCorona
Hey everyone good to hear all your chatter. I don’t know what’s happened it’s like someone has pressed the quick fastforward on life. I haven’t changed my routi... 19 minutes ago
Emily Walker posted a comment on Alcohol Induced Insomnia
I find the comment about something upsetting you to be daft to be really patronising and judgemental. We all have our triggers, some days they may be small and... 21 minutes ago
jjjj has posted the blog Next Chapter
I read a quote yesterday unsure where it may have been on this site even.You cannot read the next chapter if you keep re reading the previous one.This really dr... 26 minutes ago
TinaDarling24 posted a comment on How do you deal with boredom?
I’m a SMART fan and they have what they call Vital Absorbing Creative Interests (VACIs) to help with urges, triggers and boredom. Is anything more boring than... 26 minutes ago
shirleytemple posted a comment on Where's my little pink cloud gone??
I guess we have to remember that real life is made up of good days and not so good days, sunshine and rain, euphoria and boredom. I have just returned home aft... 27 minutes ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on I am Snow White
Love you and your sense of humour TD! 30 minutes ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Alcohol Induced Insomnia
When alcohol starts to look enticing again, remember this feeling. Every nuance of this horrible 3am nightmare. You can stop this nightmare from happening. Toda... 31 minutes ago
Emily Walker posted a comment on How do you deal with boredom?
Hi Krissee....I struggle with the boredom feeling too. I have phases of the things I do to try and combat it. I used to crochet granny squares but the house soo... 33 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming has commented in the forum discussions Journey into June
TMLB, take care of yourself....don’t worry sweetheart 💖. I’m so glad you have your parents’ support....I’m sure it’s a challenge living with them...you’re doing... 35 minutes ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Hurdles, stiles and stepping stones
Stepping stones are such a great visualize. Jumping gracefully from solid sober stone to solid sober stone without falling into the drink between. Love this! 37 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming has commented in the forum discussions Journey into June
Good morning peeps....late one and a hot one 😎. 10 am and already 86 degrees F !Haven’t read what you all have been up to while I was sleeping 😴...lol. All goo... 41 minutes ago
Genie_2 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I've just been into the office and saw a colleague I hadn't seen for a few weeks. He told me how well I was looking, and I explained I hadn't had a drink for o... 42 minutes ago
takingmylifeback has commented in the forum discussions Journey into June
Oh you lovely people, thank you for such a warm welcome ❤️. Realised I forgot to do any sort of intro 🤦🏻‍♀️😂. So hi, I’m Julia, 43 and a single mum of two lovel... 42 minutes ago
Sonic posted a comment on Day 2 ...#PHEW!
Some wise words from mr Jones regarding relapse. definitely agree it starts way before the event. Sometimes heard those one off slips being called lapses but if... 44 minutes ago
EllaP has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Lady_F and Breathrun thankyou, yes a treat is needed tonight. I'm trying to think exactly what I am wanting a drink tonight to do, and I suppose the answer is I... 50 minutes ago
Emily Walker has posted the blog Where's my little pink cloud gone??
I'm on my eighth sober day and I was practically euphoric most of the week but my mood's gone downhill today. Could be the turn in the weather or the fact I am... 53 minutes ago
Bubble_11 has commented in the forum discussions Journey into June
Just arrived at work. Listened to our playlist on the way in and added “Come Alive” the journey from the deep pit, when I listened to this the first time I crie... 53 minutes ago
Lizzie1967 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations Hope and Glory. A small but beautiful team. Congratulations monthers..As you will have noticed I have the most boring and unoriginal thread nam... 54 minutes ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on judge me not...
I catch myself doing this SO much. I just try to visualize myself setting a box down and saying ‘not mine.’ 58 minutes ago
Lady_F has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congrats to the beauties known as the HAGs 😆🥳🤩EllaP - Rant away, I’m annoyed on your behalf! Bloody cheeky b*stards! As if they know more than you just because... 1 hour ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Small joys
Your last sentence says it all. We need all of those traits to continue on. I’m shutting off my news and media outlets, it just poisons me from the inside. Keep... 1 hour ago
Screenjean posted a comment on I am Snow White
What a beauty! The universe must be sending you gifts of sobriety. :) Thanks for sharing them. 1 hour ago
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Claregirl has commented in the forum discussions SoberCorona
Good to see you Stormy. Understand about the distancing coffee meets not being enough, you'll be glad to get back to your vol work, know you enjoy it, think it... 1 hour ago
BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Bigblue, New posts some wild photos of animals and insects that she encounters in Australia. I'm just sayin'! 1 hour ago
BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Ella, I'm angry for you and with you. Rant away. The dump and run is a sleazy move. Deep breaths, you're winning this. Let us know when you're home safe and sou... 1 hour ago
Sonic posted a comment on Enabling and Enabled
Even though we might deep love partners and family members they can still be a hindrance to our sobriety without malice or intention. and good for you to star... 1 hour ago
Screenjean posted a comment on Day 50 - WW Poem
I love this poem! Killer last line. I didn't know this site had a poetry thread - but I'm really glad you posted this here. Congrats on 50 days - that's awes... 1 hour ago
Krissee has posted the blog How do you deal with boredom?
I've had a boring day today. That's normal sometimes I know. But it is making me think longingly about drinking a glass of wine.I know that all this will do is... 1 hour ago
Sonic posted a comment on Appreciation 24
Way to go Ruthy. Happy to hear life is good for you now you are back being AF 1 hour ago
Sonic posted a comment on 1200 Days Free
What a fab achievement and so motivating. I was a wine fiend too but coming up to a year with no booze. I hope I can follow in your footsteps. You have inspir... 1 hour ago
EllaP has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just a quick check in to reaffirm that I am not drinking tonight. It is challenging again as I've ended up working late tonight (probably until at least 8.00pm😡... 1 hour ago
Bunnyhug posted a comment on Why I Can Have 'Just one drink' But Shouldn't...
I came across alcohol induced psychosis a few times when I worked psychiatric services. I had to section people because of it for up to 6 months. It is a real... 1 hour ago
Sheer has commented in the forum discussions Young at Heart
First things first -toilet access was fine! However they’ve only been open since Monday and, when asked how it was all going,the one employee to whom we spoke d... 1 hour ago
Screenjean posted a comment on judge me not...
You've made me think. My BFF, and long time drinking buddy, quit drinking a week and half ago, and I've been finding myself fighting the urge to "gift" her wit... 1 hour ago
bigblue27 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QACI. Day 52.;Doing ok. Weekly shop is ordered and more Becks blue is coming. I got to thinking that I would like to post a picture as I feel left out with ever... 1 hour ago
Bunnyhug posted a comment on Enabling and Enabled
Interesting blog Saffy, and for me it bring the work on co-dependence by Melody Beattie to mind; she is worth a read if you haven't come across her already. Be... 1 hour ago
bigblue27 posted a comment on One Year Without Alcohol
Congrats.Great posr 1 hour ago
Screenjean posted a comment on Alcohol Induced Insomnia
Oh, yeah, I remember the 3 AM panics. I hated them. Really, really good reason not to drink. 1 hour ago
Screenjean posted a comment on Day 6
Congrats on your 7 days! 1 hour ago
Gizzie_1 has commented in the forum discussions Young at Heart
Lacerta....gosh that smiley face 8n the sky. Wonderful. I hope you find Ailsa’s other escape route. it’s a worry if she gets out. Good luck with the coconut oil... 2 hours ago
calmseas has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Checking In sober and accounted for. Congratulations to everyone on the boards today, Mypreciousvoice1, LizzieScot, Louper, Sherrybobbins2020 nice work racking... 2 hours ago
Screenjean posted a comment on Never let your guard down
Ah, wouldn't it be nice to live in an alcohol free world? No aisles of wine in the supermarket, no package stores, no constant messages urging us to drink, no... 2 hours ago
Bess_88 posted a comment on 1200 Days Free
Well done lovely. I’m thoroughly enjoying your book. I even got a mention 😂😂 2 hours ago
Dramafreenow46 posted a comment on New sobriety challenge
Love your story. Thank you for sharing.❤️ 2 hours ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Day 50 - WW Poem
Huge congrats on 50 days!!! The poem is amazing and I can feel the freedom in your words as you unlock yourself from that prison!! 2 hours ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Why I Can Have 'Just one drink' But Shouldn't...
The moderation illusion is just that. When you had your ‘one’ drink during your moderation experiment - did you crave more? I could also have ‘one’ when in the... 2 hours ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Enabling and Enabled
Ugh. I’ve never considered myself an enabler either. And the subject of alcohol is definitely the elephant in the room. When I quit drinking my OH then started... 2 hours ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on 1200 Days Free
This is so inspiring!!! Just making the same choice everyday - not to drink!! And here you are at 1200 days. Really awesome. Thanks for the motivation today!! C... 2 hours ago
FierceandFree posted a comment on 1200 Days Free
Congratulations! Yours is a wonderful and inspiring blog today. Thank you. 2 hours ago
Emwaromida has commented in the forum discussions Journey into June
Hello everyone, Flying Free & Month makers congratulations for yesterday. 🎉🎉😊😊🌟🌟😊😊🎉🎉& Hope & Glory Congratulations for today .🎉🎉😊😊🌟🌟😊😊🎉🎉xxTMLB Great... 2 hours ago
Soberista has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
❤   Please post Day 1 resets and new pledges as the first line in your post ❤   Please email me at sean@soberistas.com or PM your Team Leader if there are any e... 2 hours ago
DollyDooDah posted a comment on Alcohol Induced Insomnia
Thank you Ashny - and well done for making it to day 2 🙂 2 hours ago
SusannahG has posted in the forum discussions This has to stop
I woke up at midnight last night in bed but fully clothed with little recollection of the afternoon/evening apart from speaking to my mother on the phone. I've... 2 hours ago
bellina62 has commented in the forum discussions Journey into June
Just read back and there is so much warmth and connection here - real respite from the world. Interesting for me to read about those of you who grew up in Ire... 2 hours ago
TinaDarling24 has posted the blog I am Snow White
I can't even try to deny it anymore. I'm embracing it now. It started slowly with some birds, a lot of bunnies, and now I've moved up to deer. I ran into thi... 2 hours ago
mutt196 posted a comment on Moving forwards
Day 39 is beyond awesome. You are doing amazingly ..... and half a stone weight loss - what a Brucey Bonus !!! Go You ;) x 5 minutes ago
Justus posted a comment on I am Snow White
Be careful, exercising outside is addictive! 5 minutes ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Day 6
Well done on a whole week!! I couldn’t picture it at all either, but keeping up the illusion of ‘having it together’ was getting harder and harder. And it is is... 8 minutes ago
StayingAlive has commented in the forum discussions Journey into June
Love that house Margaret, especially the porch and those mountain views. Sounds like you were a real superhero yesterday diving in to the rescue - hope the res... 18 minutes ago
Sonic has commented in the forum discussions SoberCorona
Hey everyone good to hear all your chatter. I don’t know what’s happened it’s like someone has pressed the quick fastforward on life. I haven’t changed my routi... 19 minutes ago
Emily Walker posted a comment on Alcohol Induced Insomnia
I find the comment about something upsetting you to be daft to be really patronising and judgemental. We all have our triggers, some days they may be small and... 21 minutes ago
jjjj has posted the blog Next Chapter
I read a quote yesterday unsure where it may have been on this site even.You cannot read the next chapter if you keep re reading the previous one.This really dr... 26 minutes ago
TinaDarling24 posted a comment on How do you deal with boredom?
I’m a SMART fan and they have what they call Vital Absorbing Creative Interests (VACIs) to help with urges, triggers and boredom. Is anything more boring than... 26 minutes ago
shirleytemple posted a comment on Where's my little pink cloud gone??
I guess we have to remember that real life is made up of good days and not so good days, sunshine and rain, euphoria and boredom. I have just returned home aft... 27 minutes ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on I am Snow White
Love you and your sense of humour TD! 30 minutes ago



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