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WalkingBackwards posted a comment on Still Not Convinced I Should be Here
For some reason I thought I'd get an email notification if someone replied to this...so sry for the late response. But thank you everyone for your kind words an... 5 minutes ago
BlueTee has posted in the forum discussions Hello from a newbie
Hi all, I'm new to this site and I'm finally saying hello, after a few days lurking and reading posts. I'm a 33 year old lady and I'm drinking way too much. I c... 15 minutes ago
Scaredycat has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QACI and a belated congrats to Stevio for 700 days yesterday....awesome...and to all the warriors on the boards for yesterday and today. Still KOKO with things... 16 minutes ago
Phillybear has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Night night all ,, hope you all had a great day on flying free team ,, haven’t had a chance to catch up Wee bear is doing her summ dance shows ,, 2 down 3 to go... 16 minutes ago
Bubble_11 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quack quack!! Lubbie it really is amazing how empowered I’ve become, I used regularly work days off etc, or work from home!! now I have things planned all the t... 20 minutes ago
cookieleekim has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 27 minutes ago
happylady has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Faith our posts crossed. A massive well done for staying strong and sAFe at the hen party. You'll feel so proud in the morning xxx 37 minutes ago
Bicycle1 posted a comment on Another Day 1
Do what ever it takes to stay off booze , listen to the advice on these blogs , read books , be kind to yourself , it will get better 38 minutes ago
happylady has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Steveo did I really miss your 700 days yesterday. So sorry. Hope you had a fab day with San. Congratulations to Team Flying Free. The board is crammed full of... 41 minutes ago
Tortuga45 posted a comment on One of my favorite things about being sAFe
Look at that smile Peony says it all, beautiful picture & yes ability to plan & do forsure, love & strength 😘🌹😘 42 minutes ago
Faithfaery has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
DD that's wonderful news! That really has made my day. Welcome Maddyj! I'm not sure if I'll scrolled past it but if you haven't given your start date/day one da... 43 minutes ago
Tortuga45 posted a comment on Another Day 1
Never give up unicorn, I hear you and been there, that feeling of stuckness is relentless, great plan my lovely & you will do this slip ups or not, why beca... 47 minutes ago
Smilinggirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QACI , Well done to all on the board today. Sally I hope your day was magical and you savoured every minute. DD so glad to hear your BIL is of the ventilator... 47 minutes ago
Rosalita posted a comment on WARNING - 10 REASONS NOT TO GET SOBER
Aww Nana I love this, not sure I will ever become spiritual but I’m definitely closer to my grown up children and there’s still hope I could become a gardener x... 52 minutes ago
Tortuga45 posted a comment on CLOSE CALL
Episodes such as this make us feel so vulnerable, your contract to yourself in event of trouble rolling in is great; So pleased you fought through this Day Dbla... 54 minutes ago
Jenza62 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Love Jenza💕💕💕 54 minutes ago
Jenza62 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
andWELL DONEOPTIMISS, STEVEO, BLADES, BUBBLE_11, STEPHANIE_46, SHILLGO2 & FERNANDOSCLAMS 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉Love Jenza💕💕💕 57 minutes ago
Noreen_4 posted a comment on One door closes and another opens..
Great blog- 😊 1 hour ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hiya Folks We're woefully thin on the ground for tomorrow morning's Stats Board, so if there's anyone reading who was thinking of pledging and joining the AF100... 1 hour ago
Chris_219 has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
A quick check in from me as I'm off to Cornwall tomorrow, it's nearly 11 o'clock at night, and I still haven't packed.  Oh dear!! On the positive side I did go... 1 hour ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick Quack - another good day and a bit pink cloudy so all is well in Alys world. DD your news made my day xNight night y'all and catch ya on the flip side.Aly... 1 hour ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
In Australia right now it's already Sunday the 24th and for one determined Aussie Ista it's a special day,Here's who and here's how special:-deedee3 = 2 months... 1 hour ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Kopanda, you've been on the Board all day long, the best board is the first on in the morning, all subsequent boards are screenshots, you were on the Board f... 1 hour ago
Tortuga45 posted a comment on Sober Dreams
Hi Rodley, Dreams can be so unnerving but necessary part of processing & healing; they will settle meantime if you awake feeling distressed or uncomfortable... 1 hour ago
Undependent posted a comment on CLOSE CALL
This is so true and so well put, DB - I especially identify with the bit about not wanting to do the first 19 days again - no way! The WW is evil, persistent an... 1 hour ago
Snowdrop1 posted a comment on One of my favorite things about being sAFe
Yes! I totally relate to this. I used to make all these grandiose plans, only then to be too hungover to actually do any of it. Enjoy your exploration! 1 hour ago
Lacerta has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Just about to go out for dinner on our last night here in Canada, so just a quickly. Happy Birthday Eliza. Hope you get the support you need FNM form your group... 1 hour ago
Dóchas has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Nana Treen you just ooze wisdom. I've tried meditation in the past but I'm a pretty impatient person and struggled with the being still business. The prayers I... 1 hour ago
StayingAlive posted a comment on How do I do this?
So much admiration blades for what you’ve already done in being brave enough to go for what you want, particularly with everything else going on at the same tim... 1 hour ago
Tortuga45 posted a comment on World opening up
Beautiful Share Sunflower; Warmed my Heart, much love 😘🌹😘 1 hour ago
Wine-freeClaire has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Another AF Saturday done and dusted. Alton towers tomorrow 😱 1 hour ago
Fearnomore has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Just dropping in to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIZA!! Hope the family spoilt you :) Will post tomorrow but shattered after an upsetting session for remember my Baby th... 2 hours ago
Annabel_11 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hiya Warriors one and allCongratulations to the massive of peeps in the FLYING FREE team today! Loving the lively banter and positivity and wisdom and fun and k... 2 hours ago
Naschkatze posted a comment on One of my favorite things about being sAFe
Oh, this sounds amazing! I had no idea one could even make baskets out of pine needles, but a quick search through Google Images shows some beautiful baskets. H... 2 hours ago
Cathy_1 has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Evening allWhat glorious weather we're all having!The pictures from Canada are so lovely - and everyone looks younger each day!  Therese, hope that your AT ther... 2 hours ago
Demeter has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hollywood, Rosalita! 😂That's brilliant news about your BIL DD. It does bring it all in to perspective & how lucky we are to be alive.OC & OTW, such a ho... 2 hours ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on One of my favorite things about being sAFe
Have a wonderful time! 2 hours ago
fuppoff has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
Alizou posted a comment on One of my favorite things about being sAFe
Lovely photo. Have a wonderful time away xx 2 hours ago
Stephanie_46 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Daydreamer that's amazing good news about your BIL. So happy for you and your family. Sounds like a long road ahead and he sounds like a fighter. Orange Chalk a... 2 hours ago
WalkingBackwards posted a comment on Still Not Convinced I Should be Here
For some reason I thought I'd get an email notification if someone replied to this...so sry for the late response. But thank you everyone for your kind words an... 5 minutes ago
BlueTee has posted in the forum discussions Hello from a newbie
Hi all, I'm new to this site and I'm finally saying hello, after a few days lurking and reading posts. I'm a 33 year old lady and I'm drinking way too much. I c... 15 minutes ago
Scaredycat has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QACI and a belated congrats to Stevio for 700 days yesterday....awesome...and to all the warriors on the boards for yesterday and today. Still KOKO with things... 16 minutes ago
Phillybear has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Night night all ,, hope you all had a great day on flying free team ,, haven’t had a chance to catch up Wee bear is doing her summ dance shows ,, 2 down 3 to go... 16 minutes ago
Bubble_11 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quack quack!! Lubbie it really is amazing how empowered I’ve become, I used regularly work days off etc, or work from home!! now I have things planned all the t... 20 minutes ago
cookieleekim has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 27 minutes ago
happylady has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Faith our posts crossed. A massive well done for staying strong and sAFe at the hen party. You'll feel so proud in the morning xxx 37 minutes ago
Bicycle1 posted a comment on Another Day 1
Do what ever it takes to stay off booze , listen to the advice on these blogs , read books , be kind to yourself , it will get better 38 minutes ago
happylady has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Steveo did I really miss your 700 days yesterday. So sorry. Hope you had a fab day with San. Congratulations to Team Flying Free. The board is crammed full of... 41 minutes ago
Tortuga45 posted a comment on One of my favorite things about being sAFe
Look at that smile Peony says it all, beautiful picture & yes ability to plan & do forsure, love & strength 😘🌹😘 42 minutes ago



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