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Annabel_11 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hiya out there sorry havent been checking in much - rubbish internet. Well done to the peeps on todays roll of honour: Rose83, Yogi, Lazer, Rose72, Bubble and C... 9 minutes ago
Optimiss has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hello all,Melba what terrible news. Your poor friend. She is lucky to have you. Philly I did think this might happen after that stupid prank. Well done for comi... 25 minutes ago
HB Pencil has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hello 100 day warriors,I've been on holiday (I know, again, I am lucky) and have survived AF-intact with no wobbly moments except perhaps that first 'welcome' g... 49 minutes ago
Fiona_60 posted a comment on The day I chose to go sober... again!
Hi Bumblebee, bees I love bees and so read your blog and glad I did. Welcome to your real life, YOUR life. The one where you get to do all those wonderful thing... 49 minutes ago
Bubble_11 posted a comment on Russell's 12 Fucking Steps
Ordered ages ago and was delivered to Kindle today. Going to read it for a bit now. X 50 minutes ago
butterfly1974 posted a comment on The day I chose to go sober... again!
Well done love, 19 days is great xx I'm near Sheffield and going to Manchester meet on 8th of October if you fancy it xx 56 minutes ago
Daisy123 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Great Idea HK- will light mine starting from tomorrow x 1 hour ago
Lazer9 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Sorry late! Congrats -Rose83 Yogi Rose72 Bubble Daisy Carrie and CmgSusie so sad to hear your news - how stressful for you all - really hoping next few weeks... 1 hour ago
Daisy123 posted a comment on This time last week..
Well done for day 7, great job!xx 1 hour ago
Elle_1972 posted a comment on This time last week..
Good for you, Daisy! It keeps getting better and better, so keep on going! 1 hour ago
Behonest posted a comment on Russell's 12 Fucking Steps
It's in Easons today! 1 hour ago
Daisy123 posted a comment on One week AF
well done you! Amazing achievement x 1 hour ago
Mary28 posted a comment on Day One. Guilt and shame
Thank you all so, so much for your support and encouragement ❤️🙏🏻It's a relief to know that I'm not alone.Sending love and prayers to you all xx 1 hour ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Self-care September
Polly Williams and Milly Jonson are both good for light chic lit, what do u like ? I love books with a twist xx 1 hour ago
Daisy123 posted a comment on Day One. Guilt and shame
Welcome Mary,Guilt and shame- 'chuckit in the fuckit bucket'  and decide what you are going to you, sound like you are ready.We are here when you are. Take a lo... 1 hour ago
therese has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Great rehearsal tonight - I always come away feeling on a high! I would love to drop the church recording but I just can't let the others down so will just fi... 1 hour ago
Behonest posted a comment on 7 months and 15 Days
Well done KB. Great you are enjoying your life AF. 1 hour ago
Daisy123 posted a comment on The day I chose to go sober... again!
Oh well done, the same point as me! love the little beastlies- bet they are adorable.Im looking forward to more blogs from you.x 1 hour ago
Daisy123 posted a comment on sober and screen-printing
well done SJ, I like 'nice tired' x 1 hour ago
Behonest posted a comment on The day I chose to go sober... again!
Well done BB. 19 days is great and it is wonderful that you are already seeing the benefits of living AF. XX 1 hour ago
Moments77 posted a comment on Doing it Differently
Hi, thanks so much for all of your helpful and interesting comments. I find the feedback instrumental, and reassuring. Hope you're all doing well :) 1 hour ago
Ladylou123 posted a comment on This time last week..
Great news. Well done for making it to day 7. You will feel better all the time, that's a promise! 1 hour ago
Snowy_2 posted a comment on One week AF
That's fantastic. Sounds like you really dug into your tool box and put them to good use! You should be so proud of yourself!! 1 hour ago
Snowy_2 posted a comment on Again
I read something on Instagram yesterday... someone said the best piece of advice they had was .."it's easier to stay sober today than it is to try and get sobe... 1 hour ago
Rose72 posted a comment on Day One. Guilt and shame
Good on you Mary for taking that difficult first step in admitting your vulnerabilities. I could absolutely imagine myself a few months ago doing exactly the sa... 1 hour ago
Cathy_1 has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
FNM - I think that photo is very clever. I love the way the chive in the foreground sort of jumps right out at you, and then the focus sort of diminishes gradua... 1 hour ago
Libby posted a comment on The day I chose to go sober... again!
Hi BumblebeeWelcome and well done on getting to this point - stay close to this site and if time allows read the quit lit - ending up with a glass in your hand... 1 hour ago
Snowy_2 posted a comment on sober and screen-printing
Well done Sharpie Jane. It feels good to be going to bed sober. Sleep Well Snowy x x 1 hour ago
Tattypoo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick accountability check in from me on day 37 soon to be day 38,! Whooo whoop 💪Great going everyone for staying sober today, whatever day you're on if you're... 1 hour ago
Flow has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Evening all. Shout out to our Philly and Rainbow. This quote is especially for you both. Well done for getting straight back on it. The past predicts the future... 1 hour ago
Treehugger has commented in the forum discussions Self-care September
hi bf, yes I have a kindle I love it , I have started to read a casual vacancy ' the jk Rowling book , got it for my hols then never read x 1 hour ago
Elle_1972 posted a comment on Business trip with beer tasting...
Aw, thank you, my friend! 1 hour ago
Rose72 posted a comment on The day I chose to go sober... again!
Welcome Bumblebee :) I can relate to every single thing you've said..! Which is great! I am day 71 and is a BIG reminder to me to never go back to the 'moderate... 1 hour ago
Ali_154 posted a comment on 20 Day miracle
Well done Daisy! You are so upbeat it's making me excited for my 20 days. Xx 2 hours ago
Moments77 posted a comment on 7 months and 15 Days
This is brillient to read! :) 2 hours ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Self-care September
Tree have u got kindle ? xxxx sounds like a good plan, I love my novels x can escape in a good book x 2 hours ago
Treehugger has commented in the forum discussions Self-care September
Butterfly glad your shift went well xx 2 hours ago
Ali_154 posted a comment on Day One. Guilt and shame
Hi Mary, I'm so sorry you are feeling those horrible feelings. Please don't beat yourself up though, you are going through a lot and drinking has been your way... 2 hours ago
Faithfaery has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
HK I love the idea of a tealight in the window. I shall hunt mine out. I love the fact with winter coming (GoT springs to mind!) we can indulge in hygge and con... 2 hours ago
Treehugger has commented in the forum discussions Self-care September
Thank goodness your mum was okay daydreamer, it must be a stress dealing with these problems and not living close enough to be able to get to her quickly. Kady... 2 hours ago
expatmum has posted the blog Alcohol advice in universities
Just read this in the Times:"£9,000 hangoverAs we dropped our younger son off for his first year at university I marvelled at the welcome party. A red carpet ha... 2 hours ago
Amwest posted a comment on sober and screen-printing
Sounds lovely Jane. Sleep well.A x 2 hours ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hiya Besties,Hi Farleighgirl and Thanks for your kind words.Hi Daisy, Your imagination is spot on, you've visualized me to a tee.Hi cmg, But you were not at the... 2 hours ago
Newlife77 has commented in the forum discussions Self-care September
Quick check in busy day. Work, therapy, shopping, cooked dinner and now bed 😴😴😴 love to all xxx 2 hours ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Self-care September
Hi all x oh DD that must have been terrifying for you x Hopefully it was just confusion from dozing off, I know it can do, especially when u fall asleep in day... 2 hours ago
expatmum posted a comment on Russell's 12 Fucking Steps
I like Russell Brand and I've just ordered this too.  Looking forward to reading it.  There was an article in the Sunday Times about him and this book and I was... 2 hours ago
Elle_1972 posted a comment on Day One. Guilt and shame
Mary, you don't have to live like this. You'll learn to cope with the stress without the crutch, and you'll feel so much better. Forget the guilt and shame, it... 2 hours ago
Chris_219 has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Hi all. My check in to say Sugar free something or other day - think maybe 27.  I've just come back from my Body Balance class and I also stayed for a dance cla... 2 hours ago
country_woman has commented in the forum discussions Self-care September
Hi everyone that was a long day but all good. glad you are all safe xx 2 hours ago
takingmylifeback posted a comment on The day I chose to go sober... again!
Hi Bumblebee and welcome! Great blog and a lot of brilliant reasons to go AF. I have two little girls too and I'm not far from Sheffield (Manchester). Have you... 2 hours ago
takingmylifeback posted a comment on Day One. Guilt and shame
Hi Mary, you do have such a lot to cope with at the moment. Like you I felt so emotional when I first came on here and read all these stories from others going... 2 hours ago
Cazzer367 has posted the blog 8 months 21 Days
Hi up and out , dogs walked weather crap.cleaningDog walk Picked up Ben , out with pupAnother 2 walkedThey are filming again in Northleach, My Country, I thinkO... 2 hours ago
Anastasia has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas!
Hey Ladies....Sorry I've been MIA. Yesterday at work I got a call that my daughter was having contractions and not feeling well and almost passed out at work.... 2 hours ago
Morningwalker posted a comment on Day One. Guilt and shame
Hi Mary, a very warm welcome to you. Well done for coming onto the site and blogging - such a heartfelt post, you're dealing with a lot in your life at the mome... 2 hours ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on 7 months and 15 Days
Lovely to hear from u kbear and ur achievement!-keep talking. X 2 hours ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on One week AF
Well done sounds like a tough day but u got through. X 2 hours ago
Jeanette_1 posted a comment on Day One. Guilt and shame
Hi Mary and welcome. Sounds like your having a stressful time and have realised that drinking won't help. Stay close to the site for support and advice. Read... 2 hours ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on Day One. Guilt and shame
Dont be afraid. U have alot on ur plate. There is a carers thread on this site u can join. Be kind to u. Read some quit literature it will help ur mindset. 2 hours ago
Sharpie Jane has posted the blog sober and screen-printing
I stopped drinking last Sunday,,got to my home group meeting and am thankful for another sober day....a wonderful day at college screen printing.Something i`ve... 3 hours ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on The day I chose to go sober... again!
Welcome bumblebee. 19 days is great! Keep going. 3 hours ago
Annabel_11 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hiya out there sorry havent been checking in much - rubbish internet. Well done to the peeps on todays roll of honour: Rose83, Yogi, Lazer, Rose72, Bubble and C... 9 minutes ago
Optimiss has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hello all,Melba what terrible news. Your poor friend. She is lucky to have you. Philly I did think this might happen after that stupid prank. Well done for comi... 25 minutes ago
HB Pencil has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hello 100 day warriors,I've been on holiday (I know, again, I am lucky) and have survived AF-intact with no wobbly moments except perhaps that first 'welcome' g... 49 minutes ago
Fiona_60 posted a comment on The day I chose to go sober... again!
Hi Bumblebee, bees I love bees and so read your blog and glad I did. Welcome to your real life, YOUR life. The one where you get to do all those wonderful thing... 49 minutes ago
Bubble_11 posted a comment on Russell's 12 Fucking Steps
Ordered ages ago and was delivered to Kindle today. Going to read it for a bit now. X 50 minutes ago
butterfly1974 posted a comment on The day I chose to go sober... again!
Well done love, 19 days is great xx I'm near Sheffield and going to Manchester meet on 8th of October if you fancy it xx 56 minutes ago
Daisy123 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Great Idea HK- will light mine starting from tomorrow x 1 hour ago
Lazer9 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Sorry late! Congrats -Rose83 Yogi Rose72 Bubble Daisy Carrie and CmgSusie so sad to hear your news - how stressful for you all - really hoping next few weeks... 1 hour ago
Daisy123 posted a comment on This time last week..
Well done for day 7, great job!xx 1 hour ago
Elle_1972 posted a comment on This time last week..
Good for you, Daisy! It keeps getting better and better, so keep on going! 1 hour ago



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