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Embem posted a comment on Scottish 10k
PS. Oh how do you get your photos the right way up?! Mine all upload on their side!!x 2 minutes ago
Embem posted a comment on Scottish 10k
Yeee haaaa .... I'm hoping to do a 10k in November. Boast away! I will be reporting back if I manage to complete it ;)xx 3 minutes ago
PLR-x posted a comment on 10 Day Challenge anyone?
That’s a lovely little challenge to set yourself. Good luck❤️ 8 minutes ago
PLR-x posted a comment on Scottish 10k
Congratulations! Blast away, it’s a brilliant achievement. I love the bracelets❤️ 10 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on Scottish 10k
Huge congratulations and that's brilliant time! Xxx 18 minutes ago
CuriousGeorge has posted the blog Day 30
I’m at 30 days today!! I have spent a lot of these last 30 days trying to get a handle on my triggers. I think I had already read most of the quit lit over the... 20 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on Worried about my eating
Stress can definitely affect it, I usually love my food but week after my break up really struggled with it, so I basically roped friends to go into dinner or... 33 minutes ago
Krissee has posted the blog 10 Day Challenge anyone?
I initially posted this in the Forum section of the site but Sonic suggested posting it as a blog. The small scale of the goal perhaps might be helpful to other... 35 minutes ago
Miss_J has posted the blog Scottish 10k
Hi sober warriors, This is how I get my highs these days! Getting up at 5.30am on a Sunday morning to run the Scottish 10k. I wore my Member of the Month bracel... 37 minutes ago
yogalover has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations to all Panda's and monthers. I woke up this morning and felt great. Being AF rocks right now, so I am enjoying it. You never know when that pesk... 38 minutes ago
Miss_J posted a comment on I did a thing
What an amazing achievement! Huge Congratulations x 48 minutes ago
Emwaromida has commented in the forum discussions September's Stunning Strengths
Hello everyone , Rachel 🎉🌟🎉Kim🎉🌟🎉Lubbie 🎉🌟🎉 & Afletic fab 14 months 🎉🌟🎉 congratulations & Thanks Sparkles 💐xDochas So Sorry to hear your friends news ,... 53 minutes ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on Moderated and it happened to work but i dont trust it. Stopped hating myself
Hey lassie, thats good that you are not beating yourself up.Its interesting that we describe 2 glasses plus half a bottle of wine on a sunday as moderate. I kno... 58 minutes ago
Sparkles has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Second posting for the Panda's People team and our Monthly Milestone Achievers!❤ Please remember to post regularly  and re-pledge  for the next 100 days to stay... 59 minutes ago
MegDav posted a comment on Sliding doors
I love option 2💕💓💪👏 1 hour ago
MegDav posted a comment on Worried about my eating
I definitely think stress can affect your eating habits. Some eat too little, others too much. It does sound like you are eating very healthy food though. I agr... 1 hour ago
Justus posted a comment on Sliding doors
Beautiful!! 1 hour ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on Sunday☕️🍪
I completely forgot that I love marmite! I was introduced to it by South AfricaN expats. I need to find some and introduce it to my daughter because I am sure s... 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on Back home, sAFe and sound
Good luck for year two, I remember when you first got onto the course, you have come such a long way!! 1 hour ago
couta01 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on The Sober Club
I haven listened to it, along with soberful, love sober. there are quite a few online support groups where you get to interact directly with the coach (I know L... 1 hour ago
Nell posted a comment on Forgiveness
I have just seen this - my god, what grace and elegance under pressure - you are amazing. xxx 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on Happy Sober Solstice
I love fall though california just gets rain really,! I hate pumpkin spice flavor though, i do not like cinnamon so i am always assaulted by the smell of it eve... 1 hour ago
Cathrine posted a comment on Sunday☕️🍪
Hi Poppy, Sounds like your really getting to a good place. I'm glad you have your friend Z to help you. Why they put AF wine right smack in the middle of the wi... 1 hour ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on To do it or not?
That little voice is right. I agree that you should stay close read all the quit lit you can find. Maybe you can start by committing to a shorter period of time... 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on To do it or not?
Committing to the 100 days gets rid of that constant ”should I shouldn’t i”. You can drink again after 100 days if you like, it is your life, your choices!Your... 1 hour ago
Karenf has commented in the forum discussions September's Stunning Strengths
Afternoon everyone , on and off with rain here but managed to get a run in this morning. Felt better when I’d been 😀Thanks for the compliment Stayingalive, love... 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on High BP - any positive experience from dropping alcohol
Lassie you ask about this a lot, and always get the same answer, which is yes, drinking can increase BP and stopping drinking can lower it.This is a general sta... 1 hour ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on Happy Sober Solstice
I love fall! 🍂 It is the season for clearing out crap—I’m in a major nesting phase myself. It’s all about getting ready for the deep rest that is winter. Clean... 1 hour ago
Emwaromida has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hello everyone , Congratulations to all the 🐼today Lubbie 🎉🌟🎉Vespa 🎉🌟🎉Overthewall 🎉🌟🎉90 next time we hit the board big milestone for you 😊Pivoine 80 🎉🌟🎉😊Suziesi... 1 hour ago
Cathrine posted a comment on Sober Summer
Hi Meg,163 days. Thats so great! I could not have gotten off alcohol without this site. I am a 3 x AA flunky, so I know its how this tribe is, that is crucial t... 1 hour ago
PLR-x posted a comment on Sliding doors
👏🏻💪🏻❤️ 1 hour ago
Karenf posted a comment on High BP - any positive experience from dropping alcohol
Not from personal experience but of the few people I know who drink more than the “recommended units” and this includes my dad, all have high blood pressure, he... 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on Worried about my eating
Stress can definately affect appetite, I remember getting very skinny during a relationship break up yearsa go, I could barely eat. I would talk to your doctor... 1 hour ago
PLR-x posted a comment on Worried about my eating
I don’t eat when I’m stressed or anxious tbh. Or I leave it far too long without eating and then get very emotional and dizzy etc. At least you’re giving your b... 1 hour ago
Vanessa_3 posted a comment on Migraine
Horrid. Bubble bath and bed, sweetheart xx 1 hour ago
LucyLou22 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Thankyou Jazzabelle xx 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on Sober Summer
Great to hear from you, well done on 163! I too worry andwonder about people who used to be here but fell silent./ I think some /people feel solid in their sobr... 1 hour ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on Day 22 - 3 Weeks AF
The WW has always been my staying-in-a-bad-relationship-ignoring-my-own-wants-and-needs crutch. You’re dealing with a lot of tricky situations at once, and I am... 1 hour ago
MaxineR posted a comment on High BP - any positive experience from dropping alcohol
Yes my no went up a drinking increased and normalised once I stopped 5 years ago. Alcohol screws with everything 1 hour ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on AF circles, hope and freedom
That’s how I felt when I was sick last week—terrible but oddly well, just listening to my body and resting. I like your thought process...I often repeat to myse... 1 hour ago
MegDav posted a comment on Sunday☕️🍪
Like Justus I had to google the marmite and the Lurpack. Marmite is not for me!!I know it’s hard to not worry about what others think but it does make a differe... 1 hour ago
StayingAlive has commented in the forum discussions September's Stunning Strengths
A big cheer for all today’s numbers, plus I missed yesterday too.  A big cheer for Philly reaching two whole years, and looking so super fit and having all sort... 1 hour ago
Cathrine posted a comment on To do it or not?
Hi Lucy,Im not at 100 yet but I feel for you. I got to where that voice became stronger than my will to drink. I couldn't enjoy my wine anymore because for me... 1 hour ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on Moderated and it happened to work but i dont trust it. Stopped hating myself
Not hating yourself is a positive first step. For next weekend, can you make plans that don’t involve the pub, like going to the movies? 1 hour ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on 💤
I hope you’re visited by magical dreams and have a deep, restorative rest. 1 hour ago
Sonic has commented in the forum discussions 10 day challenge anyone?
Small goals can be really motivating and great for building self confidence. I wonder whether there is some value in posting this on the blogs section as well... 1 hour ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on Day 112 surprised myself
The psyche is so interesting. I grew up with a difficult mother: she lied about many things but demanded complete honesty from those around her. Keeping secrets... 1 hour ago
PLR-x posted a comment on Sunday☕️🍪
MissSober-it’s absolutely killed me too that JustUs has to google it!😂😂 I want her to try it, shall we post her a sample? Like them small ones you get at hotel... 2 hours ago
KittySweets has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
BreatheRun n Vespa, that film looks so good. The link worked, I may have squeezed out a little tear watching the trailer! Something to look forward to. Happy ra... 2 hours ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on I survived the party!
I love it! Way to show up and do yourself proud! 💜 2 hours ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on Day 4 - happy Sunday
I have a life coach friend that calls self-sabotage your survival mechanism. Basically you’ve done the same things in the same way for so long, it feels safe, e... 2 hours ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on I survived the party!
Your sober muscles are getting stronger! Go you! 2 hours ago
Cathrine posted a comment on 2 week experiment update
Hi gilly,Sounds like your doing great! Keep it up it gets even better! 😉❤❤❤Cathrine 2 hours ago
MissSober19 posted a comment on Sunday☕️🍪
Justus, ”had to google marmite” made me laugh out loud 😂 - don’t knock it until you’ve tried it - it’s delicious! Well done on getting through that shopping tri... 2 hours ago
April2704- has posted the blog Sliding doors
Day 7 AFand I'm on the way back from church and thinking it would be nice to go out for a cosy pub lunch especially as it's raining. I'd start with a large gla... 2 hours ago
Cathrine posted a comment on Happy Sober Solstice
Tina,😄This blog is awsome! I love your view on fall. "Shedding all the crap that doesn't work" what a great idea. I also loved " clearing of the wreckage and pl... 2 hours ago
PixieDustMagic posted a comment on Before and after
Wow, you look fantastic!! Your light and strength are really shining through in that second pic! 35 days, yay!! 2 hours ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Day 4 - happy Sunday
Well done getting through the witching hour! I had to distract myself a lot in the early days. I made all sorts of plans to be out of the house doing other thin... 2 hours ago
georgiekat1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi everyoneNot been on much this week due to work and then being really poorly. Spent the last 3 days pretty much sleeping so think I must have been really wipe... 2 hours ago
Embem posted a comment on Scottish 10k
PS. Oh how do you get your photos the right way up?! Mine all upload on their side!!x 2 minutes ago
Embem posted a comment on Scottish 10k
Yeee haaaa .... I'm hoping to do a 10k in November. Boast away! I will be reporting back if I manage to complete it ;)xx 3 minutes ago
PLR-x posted a comment on 10 Day Challenge anyone?
That’s a lovely little challenge to set yourself. Good luck❤️ 8 minutes ago
PLR-x posted a comment on Scottish 10k
Congratulations! Blast away, it’s a brilliant achievement. I love the bracelets❤️ 10 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on Scottish 10k
Huge congratulations and that's brilliant time! Xxx 18 minutes ago
CuriousGeorge has posted the blog Day 30
I’m at 30 days today!! I have spent a lot of these last 30 days trying to get a handle on my triggers. I think I had already read most of the quit lit over the... 20 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on Worried about my eating
Stress can definitely affect it, I usually love my food but week after my break up really struggled with it, so I basically roped friends to go into dinner or... 33 minutes ago
Krissee has posted the blog 10 Day Challenge anyone?
I initially posted this in the Forum section of the site but Sonic suggested posting it as a blog. The small scale of the goal perhaps might be helpful to other... 35 minutes ago
Miss_J has posted the blog Scottish 10k
Hi sober warriors, This is how I get my highs these days! Getting up at 5.30am on a Sunday morning to run the Scottish 10k. I wore my Member of the Month bracel... 37 minutes ago
yogalover has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations to all Panda's and monthers. I woke up this morning and felt great. Being AF rocks right now, so I am enjoying it. You never know when that pesk... 38 minutes ago



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I love autumn. It ismy birthday in October, which may have something to do with it! But I love the feeling of a fresh chapter, the colours on the trees, the deepening blue of the sky, and the feeling of difference in the air.  One of t...

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