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Soberforward has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Qaci, not been feeling well and busy weekend w kids. Hope everyone is having a good weekend 💕 2 minutes ago
Ladybird posted a comment on 300 Days of Sobriety
Many congratulations Bonnie - 300 days - fantastic! I’ve just read all your blogs, you’ve come a long way since your first one, so inspirationa. Thanks for sha... 2 minutes ago
Faithfaery has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations Sober Superstars, especially Opti, CLJ and D4LC☀️☀️☀️Congratulations TTJB and Pinkout too! 🌟🌟🌟Wander that all sounds horrendous but I'm glad you... 3 minutes ago
Dharmakaya has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I am here good morning. Day 8. 17 minutes ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions May and Blooming Marvellous
Morning lovelie,Strawbs that picture is beautiful. I hope the weather clears up for you today xxSteve sending though your way. I hope you get to the bottom of w... 18 minutes ago
Casober has commented in the forum discussions Moderation is calling- can it work?
Thank you. I think my doubts are because you are right. I'm re reading "The Sober Diaries" but sticking to the days I'm at. That's helping if I'm honest. And if... 19 minutes ago
McL has commented in the forum discussions May and Blooming Marvellous
Wow! 510 days for myself and Dochas. Well done to everyone else on the board with amazing numbers racking up. I went to see the Elton John Film, Rocketman la... 19 minutes ago
Hedwig has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning lovelies! Day 6 still going strong. I’ve had a busy couple of days getting our son ready for his D of E silver award sorting food and getting the last f... 19 minutes ago
georgiekat1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations Sober Superstars and the Monthers! Huge congratulations to CLJon 100 days! 🎉🎉🎉🎉Rose4me  that sounds like such a difficult way to live, sending y... 28 minutes ago
NewandWild has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick one@Ali -that pet stone is so lovely@BabyO love the divider!@Breathrun - I seem to notice the birdsounds more too. Not sure if it's just spring but I gues... 29 minutes ago
LyndaJ has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Wander it sounds horrendous but my goodness it makes a great case for life AF. I don't think I could have been as tolerant as you but no doubt today you are fee... 30 minutes ago
Bluebellenua has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi all, very excited, happy and proud today....30 days....whay!!!!! I am reading and checking in twice a day. Don't post( every 10 days) much but love all the c... 32 minutes ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions Moderation is calling- can it work?
Hi Casober, I wouldn't even go there. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, the chances are you have a problem with alcohol. This means that you're not... 33 minutes ago
Wander_Mom has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Rager part 2...Rager Reflection 😂Good Morning beautiful Istas!!Thank you Sparkles, BreathRun, BabyO, Duchess and Daisybud for commiserating with me...yes, it wa... 34 minutes ago
Strawbs has commented in the forum discussions May and Blooming Marvellous
Good morning! It's tippping it down with rain as I write this in the Moho! Gosh, lots to comment upon, I hope I don't loose this post as I try to scroll back!... 35 minutes ago
Mrs Crocodile has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning all congrats to all on the board!! Cade - I’m so glad you got sober and are there for your mum and yourself and usclarabelle - I’m finding ( and lots o... 45 minutes ago
Turn_the_corner has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Oh Wander, that sounds like my idea of hell. It’s wierd given I used to drink so much, but seeing other people get out of control drunk I have always found real... 46 minutes ago
Casober has posted in the forum discussions Moderation is calling- can it work?
Hi, I am brand new to Soberistas and am on day 94 AF. I decided to quit after realising I was using it to self medicate my very stressful job. I told myself I w... 50 minutes ago
Rachaeli623 posted a comment on Days 21 to 30
Love this!!! 💕💕 58 minutes ago
PoppyRainbow has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Wander, I really hope you’re ok? That sounds absolutely awful, I am so impressed you kept your sh!t together and managed to get yourself upstairs and away from... 1 hour ago
Theslowrunner has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Daisy4leafclover has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning!!I'm very excited to see my name back on the board finally after all this time. Thanks for geeing me up and helping me to get back here and thanks for t... 1 hour ago
Monkpug posted a comment on First sober birthday
Such a lovely blog Justus. You really do deserve a truly perfect Birthday. Have a wonderful trip with Paul ! 1 hour ago
AFsprings has commented in the forum discussions Harpenden meet up - early June
Hi Jinny, it would be lovely to see you if you can make it. x 1 hour ago
Jane_10 has commented in the forum discussions Harpenden meet up - early June
Hi,I’d love to come along if possible. Juggling Dad care and stuff at the moment but will try to arrange to have the day off. Hope that’s ok.Jane_10 ( Jinny ) x... 1 hour ago
Daisybud posted a comment on Looking back on 300 days sober
Well done Justus on your 300 days of freedom! Xxx 1 hour ago
shywolf has commented in the forum discussions Addiction or is alcohol just the cover for deeper problems?
Morning AprilI would never class myself as a expert in the field of alcohol addition but in my experience in the last year of sobriety is that for the previous... 1 hour ago
Daisybud has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good morning lovely Istas 🌹Well done everyone on the board and congratulations to our monthers.Wander, that sounds like a complete nightmare. Every sober woman... 1 hour ago
shywolf has commented in the forum discussions May and Blooming Marvellous
Happy Sunday everybodyYesterday not to good. On the way too my mother in-law we get a call from her that she had been up all night and was sicking up blood, she... 2 hours ago
Sparkles_4 posted a comment on Any vegans out there!!
Hi DaffyYes, I'm with you as a vegan soberista. It is easier than it used to be for sure, although it is still harder than it ought to be. There is a wonderfu... 3 hours ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions May and Blooming Marvellous
Celebrations for Saturday May 26th!Please PM Sparkles if there are any errors or omissions 3 hours ago
Clarity_8 posted a comment on Any vegans out there!!
Hi Daffy sober for over 3 yrs, vegetaria for 31/2. Dairy free except. For eggs 1 yr +.Ethical reason for all of the above.I would join you in any blogs 🤗 3 hours ago
Clarity_8 posted a comment on Happy 4th Soberversary to Me.
You were/are one of my inspirations on here. My early days were difficult. I gained strenghth reading your blogs. I am over 3 yrs sober. Thankyou 😚 3 hours ago
Clarity_8 posted a comment on BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF
Hello Nana Treen. Its been a very long time sice ive been on line. Your wise words of wisdom are just as engaging as ever. Your an inspiration, I followed you i... 3 hours ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations to everyone on the Sober Superstars team!I am posting for Vespa on the day count certificates because she is having internet issues at the momen... 4 hours ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Wander, you are an absolute star! 4 hours ago
Clarity_8 posted a comment on 300 Days of Sobriety
Great blog Bonnie. You will inspire so many people who only dream of achieving your goal . You are a testamony that with time a change of attitude helps your se... 4 hours ago
donechasing posted a comment on Looking back on 300 days sober
What a lovely post. Thank you and a huge congratulations. 300 whole days, that is amazing. I am on day 96 and I pray that I can keep this little train on the tr... 4 hours ago
donechasing posted a comment on 300 Days of Sobriety
Wonderful post Bonnie. You should be so proud of yourself. Have a wonderful hen party and keep up the good work. A whole year is just around the corner! 4 hours ago
donechasing posted a comment on My sobering Fifties
Patti, thanks for posting. I, too, am 49 and I am, as of today, 96 days sober. Reading your post and knowing that you have maintained all those years of sobriet... 4 hours ago
kgreen0928 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 5 hours ago
CLJ posted a comment on 300 Days of Sobriety
Congratulations! So happy for you Bonnie. You are such an inspiration. I am getting some glimpses of what you have been experiencing more often and consistently... 5 hours ago
CLJ has commented in the forum discussions Day 74!
Hi MableAsh, I know about the tiredness and the need to take naps. It was helpful for me to learn about PAWS( post acute withdrawal symptoms). Knowing this help... 5 hours ago
WoHeLo posted a comment on First sober birthday
Happy Birthday Justus!! 💐 5 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on Day Sixteen
Great blog, Jessie. You are doing this! If it's worth it, it's worth the work. This is definitely worth it. Kudos on the hill runs too. 🏃🏻‍♀️ 5 hours ago
Mommyducky has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 6 hours ago
peace posted a comment on ASKING FOR HELP...
YAY!! I’m looking forward to your visit!! So is Fern! 🐶 6 hours ago
Kiddo has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 7 hours ago
Embem posted a comment on Day 98- going the distance
Love an Irish accent so you have to do a vid!! You are so nearly at the big 100 ... it’s fabulous and you should be really proud of yourself. I have loved being... 7 hours ago
BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
RG and TMLB, joyous photo after the 5K! Nicely done. And TMLB, that's being AF for all of the bdays is so meaningful. When she's older, if you share, she'll fee... 7 hours ago
Maggie_68 posted a comment on Worrying over something that hasn’t even happened
Just try to stay in the present and enjoy and be grateful.  I didn’t have cravings beyond the first 2 weeks because I knew in my heart and soul that this was my... 7 hours ago
WCA has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Oh dear MW I’ve come to this so late, wonderful to see our brilliant Ista’s on the case they should indeed rule the world. How unbelievably frustrating for you,... 8 hours ago
Patti posted a comment on Work trip
So good to hear from you my friend ❤️. Your life is so much different now especially with the cutest baby ever. I adore seeing your pics on FB and can now put a... 8 hours ago
ratherbeswimming has commented in the forum discussions May and Blooming Marvellous
Yes, SPARKLES, a swim was definitely in order...❤️🏊🏼‍♀️ 007MUM, my home pool in California 😍😎 8 hours ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions May and Blooming Marvellous
Oh my, Sugarmeadow, that rose is gorgeous!!  RBS you are a very strong person!  I am always in awe of what you have done and the courage you have shown in plowi... 8 hours ago
Embem posted a comment on Day Two - Easy Peasy!!!
Oh my I ❤️ the pic! Brilliant brilliant brilliant that you are straight back on. Go girl ... and boy would I have the same reaction if my hub decided he was goi... 8 hours ago
BabyOnyx has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Wander, are you sure you didn't fall asleep from Booze-filled party, babysitting duties and have this as a Nightmare 😜👎👎👎👎👎? It's just too Hollywood scripted Ty... 8 hours ago
WCA posted a comment on Looking back on 300 days sober
Lovely blog Justas and a great reminder of how good it is to emerge from that early struggle. HelloKaty quotes “ I haven’t come this far just to come this far!”... 8 hours ago
MegDav posted a comment on Day Sixteen
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WCA posted a comment on Work trip
Lovely to hear from you Expat! Sorry the trip wasn’t quite the post baby self care mom you had hoped for but glad you got a break with the family afterward and... 8 hours ago
Soberforward has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Qaci, not been feeling well and busy weekend w kids. Hope everyone is having a good weekend 💕 2 minutes ago
Ladybird posted a comment on 300 Days of Sobriety
Many congratulations Bonnie - 300 days - fantastic! I’ve just read all your blogs, you’ve come a long way since your first one, so inspirationa. Thanks for sha... 2 minutes ago
Faithfaery has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations Sober Superstars, especially Opti, CLJ and D4LC☀️☀️☀️Congratulations TTJB and Pinkout too! 🌟🌟🌟Wander that all sounds horrendous but I'm glad you... 3 minutes ago
Dharmakaya has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I am here good morning. Day 8. 17 minutes ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions May and Blooming Marvellous
Morning lovelie,Strawbs that picture is beautiful. I hope the weather clears up for you today xxSteve sending though your way. I hope you get to the bottom of w... 18 minutes ago
Casober has commented in the forum discussions Moderation is calling- can it work?
Thank you. I think my doubts are because you are right. I'm re reading "The Sober Diaries" but sticking to the days I'm at. That's helping if I'm honest. And if... 19 minutes ago
McL has commented in the forum discussions May and Blooming Marvellous
Wow! 510 days for myself and Dochas. Well done to everyone else on the board with amazing numbers racking up. I went to see the Elton John Film, Rocketman la... 19 minutes ago
Hedwig has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning lovelies! Day 6 still going strong. I’ve had a busy couple of days getting our son ready for his D of E silver award sorting food and getting the last f... 19 minutes ago
georgiekat1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations Sober Superstars and the Monthers! Huge congratulations to CLJon 100 days! 🎉🎉🎉🎉Rose4me  that sounds like such a difficult way to live, sending y... 28 minutes ago
NewandWild has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick one@Ali -that pet stone is so lovely@BabyO love the divider!@Breathrun - I seem to notice the birdsounds more too. Not sure if it's just spring but I gues... 29 minutes ago



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