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by Trina
12 Apr 2021 00:39
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8457
Views: 480965

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Hello my friends! Action and Smithster, congratulations on your 200 days! And Rose, I'm sorry I don't remember what day you're on, but you are doing well if I recall correctly. I've not been around recently for the usual reason - a bit of drinking! Nothing extreme, but certainly not AF. A few weeks ...
by Trina
29 Mar 2021 03:00
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8457
Views: 480965

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Hey guys, I'm out in my camper now. Parked in my friend's driveway. I'll sleep in her house tonight, but right now I am having a bit of alone time in the van. It's raining, and very cozy in here. I will not lie, I've had some wine thoughts, but have managed to keep things under control. Will write m...
by Trina
26 Mar 2021 12:56
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12770
Views: 1068496

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

That's sad to hear, action, and I know the feeling of "there but for the grace of God go I". I understand wanting to reach out and offer support, but if you were told in confidence, maybe it's best not to. You don't want her to feel that her story is making the rounds! Hope everyone is having a wond...
by Trina
22 Mar 2021 15:03
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8457
Views: 480965

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Good morning my friends! It sounds as though everyone is feeling pretty positive about life and sobriety. I feel that I am getting back on track after my recent wine episodes. Living my life and thinking less about drinking every day. I realized this last night when I was out for dinner with friends...
by Trina
20 Mar 2021 14:00
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8457
Views: 480965

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Congratulations Smithster and Action! And Smithster, I love your thoughts above. It is tempting to think that stopping drinking will fix everything, change your life, and turn you into a competent, brave, mentally healthy person. It certainly helps with that, but one thing I've learned is that even ...
by Trina
20 Mar 2021 04:08
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8457
Views: 480965

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Hi. Just checking in - not totally sure I should be here as I've had a few blips recently. But I just can't bring myself to go back to day 1 or the 100 day challenge. So I guess I'll just hang in here and do the best I can. I think my problem, in addition to boredom, is that I am starting to go out ...
by Trina
18 Mar 2021 21:19
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12770
Views: 1068496

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Cowboy, I'm pretty much exactly where you are! Not binging (is it binging or bingeing? I don't know), because that has never been what I do, but I have been having the occasional glass of wine. Not surprisingly, those occasions are happening more frequently, and it's no longer just one glass. They'r...
by Trina
15 Mar 2021 16:16
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16325
Views: 931228

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi everyone,

I've been a bit quiet, but need to get myself back on here. I'm past 6 months (a few slips notwithstanding!), But I know that resetting my counter would be unproductive, so I'm posting over on the 9 month thread.

See you there.

Trina
by Trina
14 Mar 2021 14:23
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 9769
Views: 591418

Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Hey guys, I'm peeking my head around the door. Just posted on 9 months, so I won't repeat myself here. I'm a little over 6 months, minus a few blips, but I'm going to try to put them behind me and get on with it.

Happy Sunday everyone!

Trina
by Trina
14 Mar 2021 14:19
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8457
Views: 480965

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Hi Rose, I'm here! I haven't posted in a while, but just checked my app and I'm at 6 months and 5 days. So I guess I'll move over here. I'm mixed about doing that as I've had a couple of slips recently - small ones, but hey, drinking is drinking, right? Then I feel bad/guilty/as though I don't belon...
by Trina
03 Mar 2021 18:49
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16325
Views: 931228

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Back on the sober train and feeling more settled. It feels like a relief to have stopped drinking -- again! Hope everyone is well.

Trina
by Trina
02 Mar 2021 14:58
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16325
Views: 931228

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi action, Yes, I noticed that word break when I re-read my post. Clearly on some level I still think drinking is a fun, desirable thing to do. More work needed, obviously! I enjoyed that sober school video. I really like her and have thought about signing up for her stop drinking course. I still ma...
by Trina
02 Mar 2021 13:25
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16325
Views: 931228

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Well, my friends, I fell off the sobriety wagon. Had house guests for two days and despite all the mental work I did before their arrival, deep down I knew I would drink. I didn't go crazy, but after nearly 6 months, even 1 glass of wine has a big effect. So yeah, two days of drinking and two days o...
by Trina
25 Feb 2021 15:30
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16325
Views: 931228

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi everyone, Just checking in to see how everyone is. Action, I'm very familiar with that restlessness thing. For me, it's the feeling that there is always something I should be doing other than what I am doing. Drinking didn't really help with that, but I thought it did at the time. Now, I just try...
by Trina
23 Feb 2021 15:14
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16325
Views: 931228

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Action wrote:
22 Feb 2021 21:09
What a baby wobble called? :)
I believe it's a wobblet, or maybe wobblette. Either way, I'm glad you got through it. Take it easy today, and please do check in. We're here!

Trina
by Trina
23 Feb 2021 15:07
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13120
Views: 986572

Re: General Support and Chat

Topcat wrote:
23 Feb 2021 13:50
ps. Weren't they a pain to get the last bit out? Get the last bit out I always managed to do though :lol:
Yes! Even though the "dregs" only amounted to a few tablespoons, I couldn't rest until I'd attacked that inner plastic bag with scissors. I don't miss those days.

Trina
by Trina
22 Feb 2021 02:28
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14780
Views: 1226289

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi praejw, Wow, congratulations on your 328 days! That is amazing. I'm sure you're not the only one who has qualms about what life will be like as we return to "normal". In a way, covid has made it easier to stay sober, as going out with friends hasn't been an option. Now that those social things ar...
by Trina
21 Feb 2021 17:59
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16325
Views: 931228

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Action, I'm so sorry. We're never really prepared when death comes, are we? Even when it's expected, it's always a shock. I'm glad you are still firm in your sobriety, and don't worry about the chocolate! Sounds as though you are doing ok there too. And 5 months! ;)? Excellent! Hi to everyone else. ...
by Trina
20 Feb 2021 13:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16325
Views: 931228

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Good morning sixers, It's quiet here, but I hope that means everyone is well with nothing to report. My recent drink cravings have settled down, and being AF is not seeming like a struggle at the moment, thank goodness. Got my second vaccine the other day, and I'm beginning to feel that there's ligh...
by Trina
17 Feb 2021 03:43
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16325
Views: 931228

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Smithster wrote:
17 Feb 2021 00:44

Where do we go once we have passed the 6 months mark?
I think our next stop is the one year milestone! Hard to believe! That is a magical land I've dreamed of but never visited.

Smithster and action, yay!!! for your 150th!

Trina