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Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions March Meditations and Motivations
Waving back at you Four!!! 🙋Still need to get photos off of my phone..... Today was crazy busy 13 minutes ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions March Meditations and Motivations
We have a bit of a celebration for March 20th ☺ 15 minutes ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
'tificates for Tuesday March 20th!Please PM Sparkles if there are any errors or omissions 18 minutes ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Stormymonday!  What is the date of your first alcohol free day? I ask because I'm not sure what time zone you are in and we are almost done with the 19th he... 20 minutes ago
stormymonday has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi can I join please? I can’t copy and paste pledge as i’m on an iPad. I’m filled with so much self hate at the moment due to binge yesterday because Mum went i... 1 hour ago
Luna-3-10-19 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick check-in with details to follow at a later time. I’m back home from my 1st AF ski trip ever...well, really my first AF trip to be more specific! A huge st... 1 hour ago
Havebagwilltravel posted a comment on AF drinks in the USA - advice please
Almost all bars have AF beers like O’Douls, Clausthaler, St Pauli Girl. Good luck and enjoy those wonderful cities! 2 hours ago
Dana_13 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas - Hello 2019!
MK - So Sorry 😐 Hugs 💕 🦋💕 2 hours ago
alright_boah has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Super quick check in at the end of Day 29. All is well, but it's almost a bloody miracle that it is. OK. That's a bit dramatic. Brutal week (last week and this... 2 hours ago
Michelle_132 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas - Hello 2019!
Mk - I am so sorry for your loss. 2 hours ago
marykathleen has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas - Hello 2019!
Lol “ the sex thing “feel weird ... dad died last night .... exhausted after everything.... took rest of week from work services Friday glad he is not in pain m... 3 hours ago
jj45 posted a comment on Seeking a buddy for the 100 Day Crusade
Thanks BlueJ! I am getting a bit overwhelmed on the thread . Hope to be part of a team soon. Waiting to hear about that? 3 hours ago
jj45 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi all, second check in of the day for me. Day 4/100 . i keep reading to stay close. 4 days feels LONGER than last month when I did 22 out if 30! I guess becau... 3 hours ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on Arms full of scary
Fortunately you do not need to. You can be sober and keep both of your arms.Accepting that alcohol is no longer joyful for you and never will be is a big step f... 3 hours ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on 200 days update
Congratulations! How wonderful that you are an artist. I am not, I am afraid, but I wonder if maybe all of this change and growth you are going through will cha... 3 hours ago
BabyOnyx posted a comment on Trying to stay on the wagon
Kaylaa I pm'd you.Thank you for reaching out and much love to you 💪BabyO 💓 3 hours ago
four has commented in the forum discussions March Meditations and Motivations
Thanks to all for your support with both my alcohol and weight. Im almost 60 (well 58 to be exact) and i feel like Im FINALLY "getting it".Sparkles - love your... 4 hours ago
DeeDee_3 posted a comment on Day 31 - keep working it
Hi LT, what a wonderful month of CTS 😁 If you don’t feel like morning meditation, just remember to tell yourself something like, I’m an awesome, strong, healthy... 4 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on Day 31 - keep working it
Cheering you on! Really enjoy your posts and this is happy news. The meditation and mindfulness tips below are great - I like the idea of short mindfulness acti... 4 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on joy, muscles + sidecar
What a terrific blog and visual! Thank you for sharing your happiness. 4 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on 200 days update
Mart100 - What an incredible milestone! And how wonderful that you have an exhibition coming up. Sorry you're feeling nervous. I'm sure the art is and was alway... 4 hours ago
Margaret41 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hello fabulous threadsters!! Sorry I’ve been MIA!WoHeLo, CONGRATULATIONS you amazing campfire girl! I’ve been wondering if your 100 days might be soon and I p... 4 hours ago
Luna-3-10-19 posted a comment on Stubborn
You can totally do this today! It sounds like you already know and enjoy the benefits of not drinking, and it also sounds like today you left your comfort zone... 5 hours ago
skyebluempls has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 5 hours ago
BabyOnyx posted a comment on Stubborn
Hi Glow Worm: For starters it sounds like you know yourself pretty well - or at least you're able to clearly articulate your sobertodrinking cycle.I joined Sobe... 5 hours ago
Kaylaa90 posted a comment on Stubborn
Hiya I'm pretty much like u except I've never made it to the 10 month mark. I also the the feeling and confidance drink gives me and somehow feel boring and iso... 5 hours ago
happy1 posted a comment on Stubborn
Hi Glow Worm, your blog really resonates with me. I stopped drinking for 11 months in 2017 after 20 years of increasingly problematic drinking. I thought that I... 5 hours ago
Mart100 has posted the blog 200 days update
Hello Istas In the next 6 minutes I will hit my 200 mark:) So for you who followed my reacent rants, things are improving! The wee fau pax on my sons part that... 5 hours ago
Tlibby01 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 5 hours ago
Kaylaa90 has posted the blog Trying to stay on the wagon
Would love to hear people's storys of falling off the wagon before finally making it. I mean I've tryed to quit over the years numerous times but within a coupl... 5 hours ago
WoHeLo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Phoenix - Congrats on 2-5-0!!! Wow! Hope that wonderful OH of yours had something special planned. 💕. Mine, well we had dinner and after explaining agai... 5 hours ago
Saffy565 posted a comment on Day One !!!! Arghhhh
Sorry for late response. There are lots of different types of help out there. Gingerbread has been around for a long time offering help to single parents. L... 5 hours ago
Verity-May has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick check inInteresting to read references to relapses and our biggest enemiesbeing alcohol and complacency.My previous relapses have been when I have become... 5 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Day 31 - keep working it
Yay, daily blogs! I was meant to be getting up 5, 10 or 30 mins early to write too, but I can't lately either. It's ok. We are shit-cutters extraordinaire atm a... 5 hours ago
Mustlovedogs has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas - Hello 2019!
Quick post: My date went well!!! Dating just feels so weird having been with the same person for 25 years. MK: Keep an open mind.... Although I agree that right... 6 hours ago
Libby posted a comment on Stubborn
Welcome GW , connection is essential for maintaining soberity , you can do this as you say everything improves but most importantly you and your mental health i... 6 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Stubborn
I stay on here whether I think I need it or not because the truth is, I need it. Every day I read something that makes me think, "oh shit, that was so me. Tha... 6 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on joy, muscles + sidecar
Beautiful blog!! What a happy moment--I bet the cycling had something to do with it. 6 hours ago
Saffy565 posted a comment on Day 1
Keep hydrated, especially if you have been sick. Eat small amounts of food if you can. Read the Ask The Doctor section on here to make sure it is ok for you t... 6 hours ago
RachyAitch has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick woof/quack/meow Ive been for a run!! First time in eight months! Would you believe it, I actually think I found some endorphins. So excited. Anyway it’s t... 6 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Day 31 - keep working it
You're doing great!! KOKO!! 6 hours ago
Petal posted a comment on Morning x Day 2
Good to see you back Bibs. Stay positive, wishing you well. Petal xx 6 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on The danger of being invulnerable
Yes I find it very hard at times. At almost 8 months AF I still get the occasional craving and self pity that I can't drink with everyone else. The truth is I... 6 hours ago
Petal posted a comment on Stubborn
Welcome back love. I honestly think the connection on here as kept me sober. I just know you have this in you, your a fighter. Good to see you've joined the 100... 6 hours ago
Randomjellybaby has posted the blog Arms full of scary
So here we go folks! Absolutely can do this! Alcohol is joyful but then it isn't. I think I would swap my right arm to be totally sober! X 6 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Crusing Alcohol Free
I wondered whether I would be bored on a cruise--I've only been on one before and it was kind of boring even when I was drinking. Glad you're having fun!! 6 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Excuses for not drinking...
Health kick? Weight loss? I had a few excuses in the beginning but now I just say I don't drink, don't like the effect it has on me, makes me feel awful the n... 6 hours ago
Saffy565 posted a comment on Day one!!!
There's a few Glasgow punters on here. Gawn yersel hen. Day 1 is mega. 6 hours ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions March Meditations and Motivations
Waving back at you Four!!! 🙋Still need to get photos off of my phone..... Today was crazy busy 13 minutes ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions March Meditations and Motivations
We have a bit of a celebration for March 20th ☺ 15 minutes ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
'tificates for Tuesday March 20th!Please PM Sparkles if there are any errors or omissions 18 minutes ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Stormymonday!  What is the date of your first alcohol free day? I ask because I'm not sure what time zone you are in and we are almost done with the 19th he... 20 minutes ago
stormymonday has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi can I join please? I can’t copy and paste pledge as i’m on an iPad. I’m filled with so much self hate at the moment due to binge yesterday because Mum went i... 1 hour ago
Luna-3-10-19 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick check-in with details to follow at a later time. I’m back home from my 1st AF ski trip ever...well, really my first AF trip to be more specific! A huge st... 1 hour ago
Havebagwilltravel posted a comment on AF drinks in the USA - advice please
Almost all bars have AF beers like O’Douls, Clausthaler, St Pauli Girl. Good luck and enjoy those wonderful cities! 2 hours ago
Dana_13 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas - Hello 2019!
MK - So Sorry 😐 Hugs 💕 🦋💕 2 hours ago
alright_boah has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Super quick check in at the end of Day 29. All is well, but it's almost a bloody miracle that it is. OK. That's a bit dramatic. Brutal week (last week and this... 2 hours ago



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Stop Drinking - Start Living By Faster


I am now what you would probably call long-term sober. I haven’t had a drink in years. I only occasionally think about it these days and it’s even rarer that I actually miss it. My drinking days are history. I feel fortunate every single day that I w...

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I am now what you would probably call long-term sober. I haven’t had a drink in years. I only occasi...

Breakfast Smoothies To Keep You Filled Up Until Lunchtime By Lucy Rocca


If you’re aiming to inject some more goodness into your body following your decision to quit drinking, you could do a lot worse than making the trusty smoothie a regular feature of your breakfast menu. The following recipes are packed full of nutriti...

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If you’re aiming to inject some more goodness into your body following your decision to quit drinkin...

Times Change By Lucy Rocca


Eight years ago in April, I drank so much wine alone one night that I collapsed on the pavement up the road from the apartment where I lived. I let go of my dog’s lead and have no idea what she did, or where she went – at least, not until the same pe...

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Eight years ago in April, I drank so much wine alone one night that I collapsed on the pavement up t...

A Story Of Sobriety By Wannastop


It has taken me 171 days to begin to write the story of how I came to this point. I am 171 days AF today and couldn’t be more proud. I really, honestly, never believed I could do this and I sincerely hope I can build on this. Ironically, as I write t...

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After two decades of drinking more than I ever set out to, I kicked the booze once and for all in April 2011. In 2012 I set up soberistas.com and now work full time as editor of the site and am a passionate advocate of alcohol-free living. If you would like to get in touch please email me on lucy@soberistas.com - I’d love to hear from you!

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