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SunflowerField posted a comment on 22 units consumed on trip home !!
Drinking in the airport bar in transit is very familiar to me. And I've put myself in lots of situations. Take care of yourself and look after yourself today a... 1 minute ago
Running girl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Yay!!! To Tracie’s Aces and a huge shout out to HMCK and JOANNE12 on becoming 100 graduates on this lovely July morning 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈☀☀ Quick check before school ru... 1 minute ago
RachelBB has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning Everyone!Congratulations to Traces Aces particularly:Joanne12HMCK 💯 Days!! Whoop 🤗🤗🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉Also wonderful to see so many on reaching those first h... 1 minute ago
McL has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
196/200. Here I am happy and booze free. Would like to post a before picture but I’m too embarrassed! Not a good look 😪 2 minutes ago
Snowdrop1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations to team Tracy's Aces. And me. 10 days. Whoop, whoop. More later. Work calls. 10/💯 6 minutes ago
Maggie_68 has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Morning all, a quick catch up before I head into London Town to spend day with sis after spending yesterday with her and bro at Dad’s - a lot of family time whi... 8 minutes ago
Snowdrop1 posted a comment on 22 units consumed on trip home !!
The effect of alcohol is magnified when in the air. Be careful there. Glad you're home safe. 10 minutes ago
Snowdrop1 posted a comment on Never felt so rough
Hi Jennawoo, to be honest, I now feel rougher and worse with every relapse I have. I stopped drinking in January and had sine a handful of relapses. And with ea... 12 minutes ago
Rose_95 posted a comment on Trapped
Thanks Jenny that’s how alcohol makes me feel. It’s no frien to any of us xx 12 minutes ago
Lavender1 posted a comment on Sad 😔
My heart goes out to you. I had to make this decision with a beloved dachshund last October. I am comforted by knowing we did the right thing for her and ende... 13 minutes ago
Nana Treen has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
... she cracks me up, even at this distances. Have a good week lovely Istas. xxx [Mongoose, MW, on its way to becoming a swan] 14 minutes ago
Recovery posted a comment on Trapped
This is powerful stuff Jenny50!!I‘m going to book mark it and save it for those horrid moments of temptation 15 minutes ago
Teaforever has posted the blog 7/19
I'm very pleased to report that I've made it through my first AF weekend in months! I'm feeling really chuffed with myself, especially as we unexpectedly ended... 16 minutes ago
Socks has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Here are the stats for today.It's fantastic to see so many newcomers on the board. If any of you are struggling, just shout out here, or PM one of us who's a bi... 17 minutes ago
lascot posted a comment on Any Soberistas in Scotland
Depending on schedules, I'd be up for it! :-) 17 minutes ago
Beingincontrol posted a comment on One week honeymoon is over
Hi rescuemom,well done on 9 days and also recognising the need to alter habits. sitting front of the tv is what I did in my drinking days so that is something... 19 minutes ago
madcatlady posted a comment on Sad 😔
Sending you love,it's the hardest decision,lots of lovely ideas below.Lovely fur families 💟💟 19 minutes ago
mm77 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Morning all,just a very quick check-in as the morning chaos is about to descend. everyone sounds really great - I’m good too. Busy day ahead.Want to get to a me... 20 minutes ago
RachelBB posted a comment on Trapped
Jenny - thank you, this is amazing!! That’s exactly how I used to feel - ‘I can’t go outside‘ I don’t get that feeling anymore 😀 21 minutes ago
Tara12 posted a comment on A bit worried
i hope today goes well for you Phoenix. I’m dreading going to work today as well and woke very early worrying. We’ll get through it. Stay strong, you’re not alo... 24 minutes ago
Jane_10 has commented in the forum discussions Chilterns Hike and lunch 11th August
Sounds lovely! I am not sure of August plans yet but have popped this into my planner as I’d love to come if I can. Will get back to you once I know for sure. J... 25 minutes ago
Socks posted a comment on Sad 😔
HI Hope, I've been there seven times and it never gets easier. It's always heartbreaking. We know the grief we're going to feel when they're gone and the huge h... 26 minutes ago
Mamie has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Morning pals! Daisy.... ouch! Poor doggy doo doo! Wat will the vet do?? Well!!! Wakened up this morning and I'm clipped together for the time being with Debbie... 28 minutes ago
Faithfaery has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
VQACI congratulations to Trace's Aces and the monthers ⭐🌟🌟Char that dinner sounds amazing - you put me to shame for my efforts!! D4LC wow 20lbs lost! I need to... 30 minutes ago
Sunnydaysahead has posted the blog 22 units consumed on trip home !!
Hi, I’m back .. and I’m frightening myself.Yesterday I took a long haul flight ( 3 flights, three airports .. read airport bars ). I don’t remember going throug... 30 minutes ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on The best things in life are free
Magical xxx 31 minutes ago
McL posted a comment on Sad 😔
Heartbreaking. I had 3 dogs and my last one I had to make the decision to put her to sleep. Physically she was ok but at 13 was tired and had more or less giv... 31 minutes ago
RachelBB posted a comment on Bubble Wisdom 💯 style!
Brilliant Bubble xx 33 minutes ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on WARNING - 10 REASONS NOT TO GET SOBER
Hi Amgem (and smartin). I missed your message last week Amgem and I do hope you're still working on it. The struggle does get easier, I can promise you that.... 35 minutes ago
RachelBB posted a comment on The Pursuit
Thank you Cade 🙏 36 minutes ago
Jenny50 has posted the blog Trapped
                                                             Trapped I can’t go outside, people will know you have been hereThey will see my yellow eyes, and sm... 36 minutes ago
Elaine_88 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Morning everyone, had a lovely chilled weekend, did a bit of tidying in the garden, even washed the car. Last week of school, lovely. Lots to do though. We are... 37 minutes ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on THERE IS MORE THAT UNITES US ...
Thanks again, lovely to see you all. I am on a self imposed sabbatical from social media, allowing myself to dip in once a day to check for messages. It was o... 37 minutes ago
Sheer has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Ever one to try and be helpful I’d say duck/ goose but if you just make its body sleeker by removing the chubby back thus making the neck longer ......! How man... 40 minutes ago
Jenny50 posted a comment on Cravings are such PIGS
One of my fears is the cravings, your analogy is brilliant and i'm going to use it. Thank you xxxxx 41 minutes ago
Fitbit posted a comment on Never felt so rough
Jennawoo, this is a difficult journey with ups and downs along the way. I had many, many slips before I was ready to commit. I think I managed a few dry spell... 41 minutes ago
Jenny50 posted a comment on One week honeymoon is over
You are doing absolutely fantastic, remember you are worth the sober you, you deserve to be happy without the vile poison xxxx 43 minutes ago
Mazz has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Thanks DDAhh poor doggie Daisy hope ok x 43 minutes ago
Smilinggirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Deedee enjoy your friends visit, but we are here if the wine witch comes a callin' Sparkles are you vegan ? I'm sure I put egg in pasta when I've made it, but... 44 minutes ago
AFsprings posted a comment on Sad 😔
Oh Hope. It’s the heartbreaking decision every pet owner dreads. You know your lovely dog and only you will know if he's lived his life to the full and it’s tim... 45 minutes ago
Jenny50 posted a comment on Busy
"busy hugging trees" Ha Ha I love it, isn't waking up sober wonderful xxx 46 minutes ago
Bubble_11 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
BIG SHOUT OUT TO TRACES ACES this morning. 🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰Eat cake all day! Xx I also stayed up catching up on Handmaids Tale. Brilliant posts and pictures Peeps. H... 47 minutes ago
Fitbit posted a comment on Busy
I was thinking just the same thing! It's a great feeling to be AF busy! 48 minutes ago
Jenny50 posted a comment on Sad 😔
I am so, so sorry to hear this, its one of the hardest things we have to do. In my humble opinion he is suffering and we hesitate to let them go because of the... 49 minutes ago
Recovery has posted the blog The ceiling of self preservation
Hello to all the Super Hero Ista’s out there.As I reach the 5 month milestone, I feel the need to be grateful and gracious to all the advice, support and gener... 53 minutes ago
Daisy123 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Hey everyone, don't know where that weekend went...Have read back but need to dash out the door so huge hugs for all.My poor doggy has pulled a claw out of her... 56 minutes ago
daydreamer has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Quick drop in from work to congratulate the lovely Maz for 400 incredible AF days.love DD xx 1 hour ago
Wine-freeClaire has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Cade and RBS fantastic photos! Looks like you've had a blast. Don't now what a Whoopi pie is but I want one after seeing the smiles on your faces. 😁 😁 AlysR hop... 1 hour ago
Eloise30 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas 2018!
Thanks for replies -Dana very heartfelt I didn’t mean to upset anyone but I think I was probably naive. How about some advice to your younger self about how liv... 1 hour ago
Daisy123 has commented in the forum discussions Brighton meet up 6th August
So far we have the following interested, Bold is a definite.MeAliceLuluPAquaholicBubbleHope123- if not jet laggedSuzie57M68faithfairyNewme 1 hour ago
Daisy4leafclover has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good morning!!Finally got a phone sorted. Hope everyone is ok? Will read back properly tonight. It's been an up and down week, was very depressed after my bende... 1 hour ago
Billie_11 posted a comment on Holiday learnings
What a fab blog. You deserve to be happy miss J & you sound calm, content & relaxed. AF holidays are just the best so well done you on sticking to you... 1 hour ago
PachouliPepper has commented in the forum discussions Omagh Meet Up
Sona, I was at meet up in London and Expat brought her daughter. It was fine. 14 year old could ignore us very easily if she was on phone or iPad. LOL. Hope you... 1 hour ago
Wine-freeClaire has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Sparkles you have me wondering why I've never bought a pasta machine! My mouth is watering, what a delicious recipe. XLaura and Fell walker here's a big fat vir... 1 hour ago
Billie_11 posted a comment on Short - but very sweet advice.
I love this 👍 x x 1 hour ago
Morningwalker has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Swan or goose??? 1 hour ago
Daisy4leafclover posted a comment on Fellwalker has fallen...
I did it too after 209 days. Don't beat yourself up, we live and learn. You've still got all those days under your belt and will have improved your health. Time... 1 hour ago
Morningwalker has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Quietly reading and catching up with everyone‘s weekend news. Peace - so glad you could take the gold from your weekend reunion despite the challenges. Your ger... 1 hour ago
Hope_73 has posted the blog Sad 😔
It’s going to be a sad week.We (I) have to make the heartbreaking decision as to wether we put our much loved dog to sleep, I need help but know it’s only me th... 1 hour ago
Blades has posted the blog Busy
A thought popped into my little noggin the other day - "wow, I'm busy!" Not particularly ground breaking I know. But busy like, getting up at 5.30am and sometim... 1 hour ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on 22 units consumed on trip home !!
Drinking in the airport bar in transit is very familiar to me. And I've put myself in lots of situations. Take care of yourself and look after yourself today a... 1 minute ago
Running girl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Yay!!! To Tracie’s Aces and a huge shout out to HMCK and JOANNE12 on becoming 100 graduates on this lovely July morning 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈☀☀ Quick check before school ru... 1 minute ago
RachelBB has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning Everyone!Congratulations to Traces Aces particularly:Joanne12HMCK 💯 Days!! Whoop 🤗🤗🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉Also wonderful to see so many on reaching those first h... 1 minute ago
McL has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
196/200. Here I am happy and booze free. Would like to post a before picture but I’m too embarrassed! Not a good look 😪 2 minutes ago
Snowdrop1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations to team Tracy's Aces. And me. 10 days. Whoop, whoop. More later. Work calls. 10/💯 6 minutes ago
Maggie_68 has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Morning all, a quick catch up before I head into London Town to spend day with sis after spending yesterday with her and bro at Dad’s - a lot of family time whi... 8 minutes ago
Snowdrop1 posted a comment on 22 units consumed on trip home !!
The effect of alcohol is magnified when in the air. Be careful there. Glad you're home safe. 10 minutes ago
Snowdrop1 posted a comment on Never felt so rough
Hi Jennawoo, to be honest, I now feel rougher and worse with every relapse I have. I stopped drinking in January and had sine a handful of relapses. And with ea... 12 minutes ago
Rose_95 posted a comment on Trapped
Thanks Jenny that’s how alcohol makes me feel. It’s no frien to any of us xx 12 minutes ago
Lavender1 posted a comment on Sad 😔
My heart goes out to you. I had to make this decision with a beloved dachshund last October. I am comforted by knowing we did the right thing for her and ende... 13 minutes ago



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