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by Mooths
23 Jun 2020 10:41
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hey, Trojan. Just popping in v briefly and happy to add my voice to the chorus of felicitations. Saturday 20th was my birthday - spent sober and happy in the bosom of my family. I'll be marking 18 months sober at the end of this month. Not a patch on 7 years, mind! Thought it worth recording here th...
by Mooths
10 Mar 2020 09:07
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11909
Views: 820019

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I don't think addiction necessarily equates to physical dependence. It's about the behaviours as well, isn't it? You've hit the nail on the head here, Martha. Alcohol is an addictive drug, which triggers addictive behaviours. I would never say I had an 'addiction to alcohol', but rather that I now ...
by Mooths
28 Feb 2020 22:22
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Ed, this is just lovely news. Sorry to be late to add my congratulations. Lots of sage (and sober) advice here and little for me to add. I’ve had four babies, with NHS oversight through each pregnancy, but that’s just one way to do it. There are plenty of people I know who didn’t realise until quite...
by Mooths
22 Feb 2020 19:24
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

A quick check-in and shout-out from me. Still here, still happily sober.
by Mooths
13 Feb 2020 14:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11909
Views: 820019

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

The Valentine's Day chat has prompted me to post my 1000th post on BE! Tomorrow is a milestone birthday for one of my children, so there will be big celebrations - lots to eat for all of us and lashings of booze for all but me. Tomorrow will also be Day 409 sober for me. (I am not still counting day...
by Mooths
12 Feb 2020 23:19
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

How unsettling for you, Fiz. I hope you were comforted by the relief upon realising it was ‘just’ a dream. Who knows how the subconscious works, eh? Are you maybe sickening for something? Dreams can be particularly vivid when we’re running a fever...
by Mooths
04 Feb 2020 21:35
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11909
Views: 820019

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Wonderful achievement, SB! A very good number!
by Mooths
04 Feb 2020 09:09
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11909
Views: 820019

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi, Cliffe, and massive congrats on achieving your year sober. So good to hear.
by Mooths
01 Feb 2020 16:54
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11909
Views: 820019

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Cowboy wrote:
01 Feb 2020 11:55
Don't look at sobriety as something lost but something gained.
This too, Cowboy.
by Mooths
01 Feb 2020 16:51
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11909
Views: 820019

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I think strategies are vital at first, to get through the bit when everything is strange and we are breaking an entrenched habit, but when that is over, it is easier to accept that drinking is just not an option. I really enjoyed your post, Sue, and particularly this paragraph. Sums up perfectly wh...
by Mooths
01 Feb 2020 16:45
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Afternoon all, and happy February. I am not going to mention the B-word - too depressing - but I sure as heck am glad that January (which was Veganuary for me) is over. Marked the start of the new month with a slap-up, definitely non-vegan brunch. I have a host of new recipes in my repertoire now bu...
by Mooths
29 Jan 2020 22:44
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11909
Views: 820019

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Lurking and reading here, enjoying everyone’s thought-provoking posts. I agree, TC, that abstinence is easier than moderation. It’s the standard response I trot out when asked why I quit (almost 13 months ago now), and usually moves the conversation on pretty quickly. I also truly believe that there...
by Mooths
21 Jan 2020 08:07
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Fiz, my friend, I am sending you big hugs. <:)> <:)> There is sage, sober advice on here from long-term abstainers. I don't think I can add much, really. (My own focus this month is Veganuary, which I'm finding a right bore but it certainly proves a distraction from thinking about booze.) Take care,...
by Mooths
16 Jan 2020 10:01
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Congrats to Lucy Lamb and CT: you are inspirational. Just checking in quickly, halfway through my 13th month sober. It's also halfway through Veganuary for me, which I'm finding a bit of a struggle: can't wait to return to my usual (pescatarian) diet next month, though with booze firmly off the menu...
by Mooths
05 Jan 2020 00:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Fiz, that’s brilliant news about your camper van - you finally got one!

Lushie, also brilliant that you have completed five years sober. Inspirational, in fact!
by Mooths
01 Jan 2020 20:06
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Evening all! Day 1 of Veganuary in the bag - I need a need challenge to kick off this second year of sobriety. So pleased to be here with the experienced Beyonders though not allowing myself even a smidgeon of complacency.
by Mooths
01 Jan 2020 00:51
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Thank you so much, everyone, and no offence taken, Rachel!

Huge congrats from me to Nicky: I am in awe.
by Mooths
31 Dec 2019 16:24
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5390
Views: 389489

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Wow, amazing! The perfect way to mark NYE without a drink in hand!
by Mooths
31 Dec 2019 16:22
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655817

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Thanks, TC. That is some cake!
by Mooths
31 Dec 2019 12:20
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 9632
Views: 453037

Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Thank you, SB!