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by paradox
03 Jun 2016 18:03
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13036
Views: 833090

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi All Its been a while since I've been here and didn't think id be back..however. Let me tell you whats been going on and you can please tell me what i need to start doing because i seriously think i am loosing it. I managed to not drink for a whole 16 months, it wasn't hard at all, after the first...
by paradox
21 Apr 2015 18:51
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Just want to share.
Replies: 5120
Views: 310350

Re: Just want to share.

Hi all Just wanted to share that today is my 10 month anniversary of not touching a drop of alcohol. My life has changed in such a positive way that i never believed could happen: I no longer take antidepressants or anxiety medication I have dropped three stone (42lbs) in weight. I have joined a run...
by paradox
31 Mar 2015 18:10
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14538
Views: 1025388

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi Shinzon You have echoed what i and many others have felt when we finally have had enough of this silly game with alcohol. It lies and steals whatever it can from your life and will leave you with nothing if you let it. Fantastic that you threw your rum down the sink. You don't need that anymore w...
by paradox
28 Mar 2015 10:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14538
Views: 1025388

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi Evereryone I just wanted to reply to Silverado. But can't work out how to quote text. Anyway, hi Silverado. This as many people have said is a great resource and use it as much as you can. Just a couple of my experiences, it might be of help. One thing i wasn't expecting when i quit (second time ...
by paradox
28 Mar 2015 10:14
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13036
Views: 833090

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi everyone, Hope your all doing well. I haven't checked in much lately, but still sticking in there and haven't succumbed to any alcohol so far. Ive noticed lately that any desire to drink with me seems to really be a desire to escape when i am feeling stressed. A few weeks ago at work it was a rea...
by paradox
06 Feb 2015 07:56
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13036
Views: 833090

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi Everyone Hope your all doing ok. I don't know what the hell is going on at the moment. Ive been ok so far through this journey until earlier this week. I think i cope really really badly with any stress and need to find some tools to fight that with. The combination of this weeks icy roads and do...
by paradox
11 Jan 2015 10:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Re: Cutting Down
Replies: 3093
Views: 288472

Re: Cutting Down

Hi wannabenormal Well done you!! you've made excellent progress, keep doing what your doing. I used to get dreadful night sweats too. But they go, never get them now. I used to get really anxious too, but the odd thing is that the longer I've not drunk the more the anxiety has faded into the backgro...
by paradox
31 Dec 2014 19:30
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2014 Challenge
Replies: 2729
Views: 166632

Re: The 2014 Challenge

Hi

Please can i register for the 2015 challenge

M
by paradox
13 Dec 2014 09:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13036
Views: 833090

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi Everyone Hope your all doing well. As I'm sat here its 8.50am and not yet fully light. Ive fed and watered dogs, put washing in and had my breakfast. This is my most favourite bit of the day at weekends now. House all nice and peaceful, no hangover headache or feeling like death. Ive got the whol...
by paradox
29 Nov 2014 10:04
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14538
Views: 1025388

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi Julie7 Welcome to BE, i hope you find all the help you need here. Its a great site and full of tons of information that can help you and plenty of people to offer encouraging words of advice too. I used to binge drink, whatever was in the house usually and once my partner had gone to bed or was a...
by paradox
24 Nov 2014 07:42
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13036
Views: 833090

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi Chris21 Well done you! I think its brilliant you have decided to stop for you, i quit for others a few years ago and found it didn't work as i really didn't want to quit at that time. Is it really a difficult time of year to stop? When is an easy time? I can guarantee everything i have that its a...
by paradox
24 Nov 2014 07:33
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13036
Views: 833090

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi all i think i had a penny dropping moment yesterday reading various posts yesterday. I said i had been out Saturday night etc. What i didn't say was the place i went to was like returning to the scene of a crime with the same people there. It was a yearly social event and two years ago i behaved ...
by paradox
23 Nov 2014 08:12
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13036
Views: 833090

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi everyone Went to my first major social event totally sober last night, it was OK. Bit odd sitting there being quiet and sensible. I managed to hold conversations with people id never met before and it wasn't as bad as i had expected. I didn't feel like getting up and dancing, and reeled in horror...
by paradox
02 Nov 2014 08:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13036
Views: 833090

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi All Just wanted to talk about something i just noticed last night at the supermarket. I won't mention which one (its the one with dodgy accounts), but on the way into the carpark there are loads of advertising boards ALL with huge signs advertising litre bottles of spirits at stupidly low prices....
by paradox
14 Oct 2014 09:01
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 745
Views: 94417

Re: Family Matters

Hi Glasyp So sorry to hear of the things that you are going through. Not sure if you are in the UK or not, but with regards to your business and its long term survival can you take any actions to remove her from it? I know it sounds very tough, but her self distraction is one thing, but you must not...
by paradox
28 Sep 2014 21:22
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14538
Views: 1025388

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi Boffin

EAF is the evil alcohol fairy. It whispers in your ear when you least expect it, and its sneaky too. Watchout for it.

M
by paradox
28 Sep 2014 14:32
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14538
Views: 1025388

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi Boffin Glad you joined BE. Well done on the 8 day thing, i found the first week the hardest. After that it gets a lot easier. Get the dogs food today and nothing else, maybe something nice for dessert tonight. But don't let the EAF whisper in your ear whilst in the shop. You ARE stronger than a d...
by paradox
28 Sep 2014 09:49
Forum: Relationships
Topic: When loved ones drink and you don't
Replies: 514
Views: 76817

Re: When loved ones drink and you don't

Hi LT Just been reading your posts, and I'm another one thats in your (slightly) same situation. I wast wanted to say, keep on being strong, you've survived and got through everything that life has thrown at you so far. Your brilliant, stop beating yourself up so hard. I too have a partner that drin...
by paradox
21 Sep 2014 09:09
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13036
Views: 833090

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi all Well this weekends been a roller coaster that i wasn't expecting, thats for sure. I had Friday booked off work and was really looking forward to a long weekend. I wasn't expecting to have a blacker than black mood. Ive been so angry with everything for no apparent reason. I even threw away a ...
by paradox
31 Aug 2014 09:13
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13036
Views: 833090

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi All Have any of you found that since stopping drinking you realise you no longer want/enjoy the things you did in the past? I used to have a hobby that took up a large amount of space in my brick outbuilding (its a tiny defunct outside loo) i hadn't gone in there for years but always telling myse...