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by byron
09 Aug 2018 23:26
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Regrouping
Replies: 32051
Views: 1045080

Re: Regrouping

Night all. I’m in bed. I can hear the rain and it’s lovely. Xx Its the best sound in the world! Loved the grey skys and hearing rain at the window again today. Now here is a summer day I understand :) Zippy <:)> - I found it really hard to stop too. This forum was great, and still is, but I found e...
by byron
09 Aug 2018 22:43
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

These milestones so much better than the" Millstone" we had been carrying for far too long. Brilliant :) The Millennial Teetotalers Upending the Stereotype of Boozy Britain - TIME https://apple.news/ADj7frLAqQfuuD_h_hF9x4A Congrats on 100 days \:)/ Really interesting article and my one children sup...
by byron
07 Aug 2018 23:16
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

H Going to meetings doesn't necessarily equal being focused on recovery I guess, a bit like going to church doesn't necessarily mean you're putting it all into practice. Agree, totally! I saw those stats online and I think they are very positive. Just happy to be feel back to normal and working tow...
by byron
07 Aug 2018 21:46
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 9661
Views: 406002

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Hi Maypole <:)> well done on day 8!. Are you getting any other support? This is a tough battle to fight and its really good to get all the support you can. So sorry to hear you are going through depression. Alcohol plays havoc with emotional well being. Hope this passes quickly and you feel better s...
by byron
07 Aug 2018 21:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi All :\: Just checking in. I had a lovely time away. Still keeping on the straight and narrow and going to meetings when I can. I believed that not keeping in touch with support led to my fall of the wagon recently. But being back in the 'rooms', I have heard of two people in the last few weeks th...
by byron
07 Aug 2018 21:32
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I just want to be able to return to normality again. Dear LER, I have been reading through your posts. Boy, do I understand that feeling of wanting to be normal. But maybe we need to re-think our definition of normal? Who is normal? For me, sobriety is my norm. For many not drinking is the norm. Oe...
by byron
27 Jul 2018 14:15
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The relationship I have with myself.......
Replies: 3073
Views: 178887

Re: The relationship I have with myself.......

Love the picture Cowboy. No gorgeous little critters like that over here. Great description again Faith. Sound so lovely. Clearly wildlife is limited here but from my window I can watch foxes, hedgehogs, hawks and we have parrots in London. The parrots don't belong here but over the years, pets esca...
by byron
27 Jul 2018 09:57
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The relationship I have with myself.......
Replies: 3073
Views: 178887

Re: The relationship I have with myself.......

I too had a period of total lethargy. I just seemed to be lazy, putting things off. Lying in bed at weekends and reading a lot. Neglecting tasks etc. And in-between, bouts of frantic activity, then the lethargy again. I recently decided to play make-believe. My kids are away for 3 weeks now and I d...
by byron
26 Jul 2018 00:33
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi All :\: Just returned from sunny north of England. Really good to see the family and get some relief from the oppresive heat where I am. Still on the wagon, and feeling really good :) . Read a little way back, (but its late so blurry eyed and I may not have meaning right - apologies in advance). ...
by byron
21 Jul 2018 08:41
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: So what'ya drink instead?
Replies: 767
Views: 74181

Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Ruby&Tilly wrote:
20 Jul 2018 23:15
byron wrote:
20 Jul 2018 18:29
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I love that, so that's why I'm putting the weight on!

Ruby xx
:lol: :lol: Where I used to work there was a costa. Would have a couple of cappucinos a day! Thank God I'm not there now. You'd have to roll me through the doors! :oops: :oops:

Julie x
by byron
20 Jul 2018 22:28
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: So what'ya drink instead?
Replies: 767
Views: 74181

Re: So what'ya drink instead?

suffolksally wrote:
20 Jul 2018 18:38
Bought this card today because it made me laugh
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by byron
20 Jul 2018 18:35
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Thank you all for being so amazingly welcoming and supportive on my return. You really are special people and I am so grateful you are here, and still here.

See you when I get back :\:

Julie
by byron
20 Jul 2018 18:29
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: So what'ya drink instead?
Replies: 767
Views: 74181

Re: So what'ya drink instead?

:\: I never drank alcohol because I liked the taste! Though when I had my lapse I did have a glass of prosecco - It wasn't around when I was drinking, tasted a bit like champagne. Nice. Clearly a no no now :oops: Has anyone tried Frostina, salted caramel crush with coffee (Costa) OMG OMG, its lovely...
by byron
20 Jul 2018 10:12
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hello roadies <:)> There is a tendency to think you are extremely well at times, getting higher and so throw your medication away. Shit. Not the best idea, have done it and paid the price. I know this now and want a normal life. So i monitor both conditions and use ongoing support. Much love, Nicky...
by byron
20 Jul 2018 10:02
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Morning \:)/ I congratulated myself on my achievements every day. I compared each day to what had gone before-my nightly habit of drinking till blackout and the daily early wakening with the horrendous fear and crippling anxiety and the worry over what I may have done or said the night before. I ch...
by byron
19 Jul 2018 10:53
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I am approaching 9 years sober thanks to BE and all the goodfellows here. I have a fear of taking "just one drink" but at times think "oh go on, what harm can it do?"- your experience has quelled these thoughts in me. Thank you! Onwards and forwards everyone! <:)> 9Years (::) \:)/ ;)? You Star! You...
by byron
19 Jul 2018 09:54
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81630
Views: 3306736

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Tired Trying Sometimes it can feel it will never happen. I was day one (again) yesterday after some sober years. Not beating myself up, proud of my sober days and so should we all be, every single sober day we achieve is a win against this. I really related to your username 'tired of trying ' . F...
by byron
18 Jul 2018 23:04
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Byron <:)> Did you read Allen Carr when you were getting sober? He uses the carnivorous plant analogy too. Hi SuffolkSally - Thank you . I can't imagine not reading Allen Carr, Definately read his stop smoking book. Gutted I wasn't original :roll: :lol: I know what you mean about things that worked...
by byron
18 Jul 2018 12:53
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Sandy <:)> <:)> Thank you. I am going to do this ;)? . Am off to an AA meeting tonight. Told my son, and he is really supportive but clearly dissapointed. Will be sticking around the boards. <:)> Jj - Thank you for your kind words <:)> Cowboy - So sorry to hear you are going through tough times. I u...
by byron
18 Jul 2018 07:09
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11165
Views: 661119

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Lush and Pink <:)> <:)> Thank you. Feeling a bit odd this morning and wondering, like you guys, if my recent pop back here was an indicator of something brewing? What really scares me about this fall of the wagon, in the last seven years I have gone through some aweful times, horendous! Never even c...