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by Maypole
31 Jan 2020 22:21
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82214
Views: 3510553

Re: The First 7 Days

Hello dear friends new and old.... after 10 months of working in a dead end job where I put on 15kg and drank 1-2 bottles wine daily, I’m ready for February 1 and sobriety. I know the first 7 days is the hardest and the emotions are all over the place... but I’m here and willing and ready for this r...
by Maypole
12 Jan 2020 20:38
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82214
Views: 3510553

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 1.... tried to do sober January but fell on day 4. Now back on it. I’m a wreck. Ashamed. Starting new job in 3 weeks and must be on my game.
by Maypole
25 Nov 2019 21:31
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82214
Views: 3510553

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 1... have had a dreadful drunk year... compared to how good I was the last 3... changed jobs, became complacent and lazy. Here I am again... I need this. Welcome back Maypole. Maybe this time's your time, eh? I don't know how many attempts I made, couldn't begin to count! Slowly slowly I learne...
by Maypole
25 Nov 2019 21:30
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82214
Views: 3510553

Re: The First 7 Days

martha wrote:
24 Nov 2019 19:42
Maypole wrote:
24 Nov 2019 18:29
Day 1... have had a dreadful drunk year... compared to how good I was the last 3... changed jobs, became complacent and lazy. Here I am again... I need this.
Maypole! :\: So good to see you again x
<:)> <:)>
by Maypole
25 Nov 2019 21:29
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82214
Views: 3510553

Re: The First 7 Days

Hello 7 day buddies,

Day 2.. survived day 1... am going to taker it slow and steady... xxx
by Maypole
24 Nov 2019 18:29
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82214
Views: 3510553

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 1... have had a dreadful drunk year... compared to how good I was the last 3... changed jobs, became complacent and lazy. Here I am again... I need this.
by Maypole
20 May 2019 12:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: 100 Day Kickstart
Replies: 10649
Views: 441682

Re: 100 Day Kickstart

1/100
by Maypole
20 May 2019 12:25
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82214
Views: 3510553

Re: The First 7 Days

Thanks you ruby and Maria, Martha and Hope...

In bed on day 1... made it just
by Maypole
19 May 2019 18:48
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82214
Views: 3510553

Re: The First 7 Days

Just spent last 15 days drinking daily 1-2 bottles wine... so ashamed again. Just had no willpower at all... new job not all it’s cracked up to be and I drink as soon as I get home til drunk. So ashamed. But 3.40am Monday... cannot sleep... big week ahead and I spent weekend on sofa alone drinking.....
by Maypole
13 May 2019 19:57
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82214
Views: 3510553

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 1 (w)
by Maypole
04 May 2019 17:06
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82214
Views: 3510553

Re: The First 7 Days

Today would have been day 13 but its day 1... just couldn’t fight the urge yesterday and had a bottle of red... it was bigger than me... sigh
by Maypole
04 May 2019 00:31
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11931
Views: 516868

Re: Sober May

Disappointed I didn't get the job I wanted, after three gruelling rounds. Apparently I was first reserve, but that's not much consolation really. Pooh. Plan to spend the weekend recouping my morale! Oh I am so very very sorry Sal, what a shame... are you on an eligibility list if a similar job come...
by Maypole
04 May 2019 00:30
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: 100 Day Kickstart
Replies: 10649
Views: 441682

Re: 100 Day Kickstart

12/100 and feel better but the mood swings and intense.. one minute crying, the next tetchy,

Having dreams about drinking too... and regrets... maybe its just the brain reconfiguring
by Maypole
03 May 2019 20:16
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11931
Views: 516868

Re: Sober May

4/31... rise and shine it’s 5am here in May down under... 19 C degrees. But it was 28 last week ... best get my active wear on for a walk :\:
by Maypole
03 May 2019 20:14
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 9876
Views: 445091

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Day 12... 5am and feeling quite good... temperature has well and truly dropped with autumn here in Oz but will get up and walk... Had a dream about my boookshelf and all the novels and art books I have not read or even picked up in 10 years... alcohol and depression really stunted my mind and enthus...
by Maypole
03 May 2019 11:21
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11931
Views: 516868

Re: Sober May

3/31 .... long way to go in May but Maypole is here
by Maypole
03 May 2019 11:20
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 9876
Views: 445091

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Evening everyone, hope you’re gearing up for strong weekends ... I was so out of sorts last night and craving I nearly caved in... cried and felt useless and then called in sick at work today. Had a very gentle day and feel so much better going to bed tonight on day 11. This first 2-3 weeks is SO ha...
by Maypole
02 May 2019 17:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: 100 Day Kickstart
Replies: 10649
Views: 441682

Re: 100 Day Kickstart

11/100
by Maypole
02 May 2019 17:08
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11931
Views: 516868

Re: Sober May

3/31
by Maypole
02 May 2019 17:07
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 9876
Views: 445091

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Day 11 by the hair on my chinny chin chin