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KayEll418 posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
They are going to feel terrible tomorrow. From the hangovers and whatever the drink leads them to do tonight. I've done that, been hungover and regretful, and b... 2 minutes ago
Alonangel has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Arty, my love to you.There is nothing that can heal your pain.God Bless You.Life is beyond our understanding, on so many levels.Stay strong in your resolution... 2 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming posted a comment on First a/f holiday in 28 years
One to remember for sure!!! Have a blast!! 8 minutes ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
You don't get off that easy Mrs, read my blogs and see how many times I fell x you will do it I know u will xx have some water luv and rest x x x 10 minutes ago
Escoffier posted a comment on 6 Months 27 Days
Congrats on the new van. That's awesome. 'Night cazzer 10 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming posted a comment on It worked!
Yes, NQTD stands for Never Question The Decision... The link:https://www.myintent.org/ 11 minutes ago
Alonangel has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
No, Butterfly... you fly high without me. I am sunk ! 12 minutes ago
clare_24 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Ok spoke to oh and as he rightly pointed out I never keep in touch with old school friends except for funerals and my best friend in oz so I'm getting over it !... 13 minutes ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
It must be something in air treehugger I've took loads to too today xxxx Very therapeutic xx Alon we are all here for u love, remember though more u drink more... 15 minutes ago
clare_24 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Tired!!! Checking out for the night xxxc sweet dreams all xcc 17 minutes ago
Whisper2015 posted a comment on A tale of two photos
Thank you Diane,It's been a great help having that support to get to a place where my head is clearer x 18 minutes ago
Treehugger has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Oh arty I just saw your post, it must have been posted when i was writing mine. I am so so sorry that this has triggered all these memories for you. remember I... 24 minutes ago
Alonangel has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
I posted "Feeling The Fear" ! on the main blogs. I have lost the plot . I can't cope with life. That's it. 25 minutes ago
Cazzer367 has posted the blog 6 Months 27 Days
Hi guys sorry am late as sat for sis, really busy day, bought a van , woop 🙌 woop 🙌 and bless him he delivered it.now got to safe for cagesHope everyone else is... 26 minutes ago
Socks posted a comment on Day 15 Is this normal?
Fatigue and maybe a little bit of general unwellness could be related to being AF, but not, I think the nausea. Sounds more like a bug to me. Cossett yourself.... 29 minutes ago
startafresh posted a comment on Feeling The Fear !
Someone once said to me "if you think you can't, you won't. If you think you can, you will". You've done 3 months - you can do it again, and carry on going. I b... 31 minutes ago
Soulfull posted a comment on Day 15 Is this normal?
Everyone's different. It takes a while for the alcohol to leave your system. I've experienced flu-like symptoms at around Day 5, which pass quickly. In the past... 31 minutes ago
Treehugger has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Just popping on to say night night! Sarnia, I used to get those visits from the wine witch after work too, it was usually on my commute home that she would star... 32 minutes ago
clare_24 posted a comment on My Introduction
Hi welcome as woody would say 'you've got a friend in me (us)'!!!! 🎼🎼🎼Just get stuck in this site is my go to ! You will soon feel at home xxxx 33 minutes ago
Sarnia has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Sending you 🤗 Artygirl - stay with it. Tell us about your Friday treat. X 36 minutes ago
startafresh posted a comment on Trouble committing
Hi MCL, too many changes and restrictions at once will be too much to deal with. For now concentrate on your AF journey. Also, giving up the drink has the added... 37 minutes ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Oh Arty it is heartbreaking love xx I won't pry and pity you. You are already doing what you want to do differently in your 50s-60s x Every day you don't drink... 39 minutes ago
Escoffier posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
Breather, just breathe. You are did an awesome job coping in an awful social situation. And frankly i wasn't there (I am one ocean and many miles away) but i... 39 minutes ago
Sarnia has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Thanks Butterfly x. Fun pic 😁I think work will be busy for quite some time yet but I've survived busy before and will again, only this time AF.I'm going out tom... 39 minutes ago
clare_24 posted a comment on Trouble committing
MCL I think you have to flip the objective it's not about what you won't have (hangovers, unhealthy diet, extra lbs) but what you WILL have , ( energy, peace, c... 41 minutes ago
Papa has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Aww Arty sending you lots of love ❤️ are you okay ? Xxx 42 minutes ago
butterfly1974 posted a comment on Lessons Learned
That sounds like a great sober tool kit xxxx keep going hun love BF 💕💕 48 minutes ago
Artygirl has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
I'm blue. Very blue. The whole Charlie Gard thing (God help him and bless him) has sent me into a spiral of blue. Lost all my babies. Too, too painful to s... 49 minutes ago
clare_24 posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
I can guarantee many of those who remained wish like crazy their arm had hailed a taxi!!!! You didn't buy into the peer pressure you actually showed that you ar... 51 minutes ago
Morningwalker posted a comment on My Introduction
Welcome Kay! congratulations on three and a half sober months, great work. I joined the site at 104 days AF, so pretty much the same stage as you, and the suppo... 51 minutes ago
butterfly1974 posted a comment on Treat Friday - Round 2!
Bit premature but all ready for Friday health kick and pamper night 💕 53 minutes ago
Morningwalker posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
Dear Emma, you sound rattled and overwhelmed, and it's no wonder...sleep deprivation is a form of torture and waking at 4am every morning you must be running on... 57 minutes ago
Rose_83 posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
What a difference a day makes - Emma I have just read this beautiful blog , written by an amazing lady who is an inspiration to me X I hope tomorrow you wake up... 58 minutes ago
Demeter has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Feel like I'm cheating, sitting here drinking AF beer and catching up with all of your news - but it's truly sinless - have to keep checking! There will be no h... 59 minutes ago
Annabella posted a comment on Lessons Learned
That's a great blog just4me. I am going to follow some of the advice you have given to help me lose weight. I find it easier to be af than I do to resist high... 1 hour ago
KayEll418 posted a comment on Day 15 Is this normal?
Maybe a bug? I didn't experience this, but everyone is different. One thing is now that I'm AF, I really notice when I am sick/tired/PMS'ing instead of just thi... 1 hour ago
clare_24 posted a comment on Day 15 Is this normal?
hi rose to be honest I was quite tired for the first month in that I went to bed early and slept a good 10/11 hours and sometimes grabbed a power nap after lun... 1 hour ago
Artygirl posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
What you saw, experienced was a very superficial moment in time. Not memorable or remarkable. In fact the absolute opposite. Walk away with your head held hi... 1 hour ago
KayEll418 posted a comment on Lessons Learned
Yes to everything you said! Especially find your people, be accountable and honest. You sound like you are ready and set up for success. 1 hour ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Florida, no wonder Vera looks so healthy, pointy ears, fat faced, bushy tail, she's dining michelin star every night, im loving the story of you two guys, Fl... 1 hour ago
Suenew posted a comment on 800 Days AF
Stumbled on this We are nearly sober twins. your 800 was my 806 Like you I never thought I would reach this number. This evening I had 2 lots of bad news -... 1 hour ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Its my favourite AF book xx if u have kindle u can get a free sample xxx 1 hour ago
Bubble_11 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Also...posted at request of LyndaJ. 1 hour ago
happylady has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hello everyone.Steveo I really hope you are feeling better and don't have any more pains. Definitely get it checked out again if you do. Well done on refusing t... 1 hour ago
Papa has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Haha great screensaver . Thanks for the recommendation I'll have a look. I read loads on holiday x 1 hour ago
Bubble_11 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi all...have to be up early so cant stay long. Well done all you milestoners. Last work day until Monday afternoon and the most productive and alert week I've... 1 hour ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
God papa I wish lol , will just have to settle for my facemask and wrinkle x Got him as my screen saver on kindle but don't tell anyone 🙊xx did I already recomm... 1 hour ago
Rainbow _1 posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
When you walk into your work tomorrow you are going to feel amazing and so so proud , well done and 5 chocolates you deserve a bucket of them 😇😇 1 hour ago
clare_24 posted a comment on Feeling a bit peeved
Ok spoke to oh and as he rightly pointed out I never keep in touch with old school friends except for funerals and my best friend in oz so I'm getting over it !... 1 hour ago
Glynnnnn has posted the blog Returned - new beginning
I was quite an active member of this site a couple of years back and managed to string together a long period of being alcohol free....so much so that it became... 1 hour ago
Phillybear has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
yea ....I can do it ...welllll....just have to get it turned side ways ..but guys you've got the pic...we were away whale watching today ..it was amazing.....bi... 1 hour ago
butterfly1974 posted a comment on Trouble committing
Hi hun, I wouldn't worry about diet , one thing at a time. You can eat a perfectly health diet but keep poisoning yourself with alcohol makes it all pointless (... 1 hour ago
Sheer posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
HALT!!! So incredibly well done both for getting out of that situation and for getting it all out on here.  I can see why you are fed up but let's just look at... 1 hour ago
Papa has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Very nice Butterfly , is he your Friday treat for tomorrow 😜 1 hour ago
Papa has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Hi eveyone hope your all okay . Sounds like there have been some real challenges this week . Storygirl I hope today hasn't been too stressful and you've had a l... 1 hour ago
Kop posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
Oh god..I can see why you're pissed off.. however you did the right thing by leaving...when we get sober our social lives change..our friends can change..our ne... 1 hour ago
BlueAngel posted a comment on (Difficult subject matter) A monumentous thing has happened
Thank you all. I feel very comforted by your words and thoughts. I am so glad I spoke to my mum. I knew it was the perfect time to have the chat that I had been... 1 hour ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
For anyone struggling ! 1 hour ago
KH125 posted a comment on Day one again....
You can do this! I'm in a similar boat - I couldn't even make it to 30 days - fell off at 13 days...I also feel that in a way I needed this to say I've had ENO... 1 hour ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
I felt like this in my kitchen last night. Old friends tho they are younger than us as they kept reminding us but we know a long time. My husband was a mature s... 1 hour ago
KayEll418 posted a comment on I HATE EVERYTHING
They are going to feel terrible tomorrow. From the hangovers and whatever the drink leads them to do tonight. I've done that, been hungover and regretful, and b... 2 minutes ago
Alonangel has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
Arty, my love to you.There is nothing that can heal your pain.God Bless You.Life is beyond our understanding, on so many levels.Stay strong in your resolution... 2 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming posted a comment on First a/f holiday in 28 years
One to remember for sure!!! Have a blast!! 8 minutes ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
You don't get off that easy Mrs, read my blogs and see how many times I fell x you will do it I know u will xx have some water luv and rest x x x 10 minutes ago
Escoffier posted a comment on 6 Months 27 Days
Congrats on the new van. That's awesome. 'Night cazzer 10 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming posted a comment on It worked!
Yes, NQTD stands for Never Question The Decision... The link:https://www.myintent.org/ 11 minutes ago
Alonangel has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
No, Butterfly... you fly high without me. I am sunk ! 12 minutes ago
clare_24 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Ok spoke to oh and as he rightly pointed out I never keep in touch with old school friends except for funerals and my best friend in oz so I'm getting over it !... 13 minutes ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Dry July
It must be something in air treehugger I've took loads to too today xxxx Very therapeutic xx Alon we are all here for u love, remember though more u drink more... 15 minutes ago
clare_24 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Tired!!! Checking out for the night xxxc sweet dreams all xcc 17 minutes ago



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