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by Oliver10
05 Apr 2020 12:23
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11717
Views: 753243

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi I’m not a new member. Have struggled on & off with alcohol for years. I have given up saying “I’m determined ...” etc & I’m just going to focus on one day at a time. Today is my day 1. Alcohol has cost me a very good friendship. It’s nearly cost me my relationship too. I hate my hateful self when...
by Oliver10
02 Jan 2020 08:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14423
Views: 861179

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Thanks Soberboots for your supportive comments. I’m going to do this one day at a time, but I’m hoping I can get strength to start a new life. I’m a little scared if I am honest.
by Oliver10
02 Jan 2020 07:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14423
Views: 861179

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

I have decided to stop drinking. I feel very sad about the impact alcohol has had on my life & frustrated that I have been here before. At least I haven’t given up giving up, but it’s time to make some genuine big changes now the “holidays” are over. To the newcomer who can stop crying 😢 sometimes i...
by Oliver10
30 Nov 2019 22:33
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14423
Views: 861179

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Congrats Whisper (::)

I made it too
by Oliver10
30 Nov 2019 11:05
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14423
Views: 861179

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

;)? Thank you Soberboots
Very kind of you to write
It’s very helpful & encouraging to me
Ollie
by Oliver10
30 Nov 2019 10:28
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14423
Views: 861179

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

;)? Trojan
Thank you very much indeed. I will look at SMART. I think it’s time I found support beyond myself. I have always found BE very supportive & helpful. Thank you Ollie
by Oliver10
30 Nov 2019 10:04
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14423
Views: 861179

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi everyone I’m not new on here. I was comfortable being sober for some time & then thought, again for some time, I could manage my drinking, but I realise I can’t. It’s not really a ‘realisation’: I knew I was an alcoholic. I feel very ashamed (again) of myself this morning. I’ve decided I’m going ...
by Oliver10
14 Apr 2017 21:49
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8296
Views: 321221

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

\:)/ hi everyone, not been on for some time. Today is day 282 for me. Not sure how many months that is. Leslans, you're on a health drive? Did I see you've been on 400cals a day? Wow. That's hard. Hope you're doing well. I'm busy writing assignments for my course. Puppy is OK. She's hard work! Hope ...
by Oliver10
28 Mar 2017 18:04
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8296
Views: 321221

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

\:)/ well done Leslans on 8 months I'm on 225 days. My maths is terrible. Not sure how many months that is. Have been sonewhat distracted as have adopted puppy and have completed a foundation course in Psychotherapy. Now hoping to go on to study at MA level. I realise my drinking was my heroic but f...
by Oliver10
08 Mar 2017 00:28
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82818
Views: 3799841

Re: The First 7 Days

Dear Jimmy1969 Just read your message. I'm guessing you might have been born same year as me. I began my new life with this forum in Aug last year. I take each day as it comes and I like to count the days of my new life which is day 206. I say this in thebhope of not appearing boastful - who cd boas...
by Oliver10
04 Mar 2017 00:11
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8296
Views: 321221

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Today was Day 200 for me.
I'm knackered.
Getting dog on Monday . :o
Hope all well
Ollie x
by Oliver10
22 Feb 2017 22:16
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8296
Views: 321221

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Hi Leslans & ODAT I'm gonna join the 9 month thread having done the 6monther. Like you Leslans I've looked back at my earlier self on this. A few stop start failures at the beginning. I had a horrible experience last August and that's the kick up the backside that shook me to finally take action. Th...
by Oliver10
20 Feb 2017 20:31
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16098
Views: 638213

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi everyone Today is day 190 for me. I've think I can safely say I've done my 6 months challenge given I stopped killing myself with alcohol on 15 August of last year. Feeling ok these days. My puppy arrives in March. Quite excited; quite anxious too. I've lost 2 stone since this time last year. It'...
by Oliver10
11 Feb 2017 06:45
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16098
Views: 638213

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Leslans congrats on day 199/ 200. \:)/ today is my day 179/180. I haven't been on BE for a while. I've been sorting myself out with my therapist, changing my profession and making arrangements for my puppy arriving in March. I've also focused on my health through healthy eating and exercise - I know...
by Oliver10
26 Jan 2017 16:55
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16098
Views: 638213

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi Marianne Sending you <:)> At times when I'm feeling low, frightened, depressed or unsure/ insecure I'm learning to just let it happen & to notice it. I didn't realise that for me drink was how I avoided feeling things that were not pleasant and often very scary. If it's any help to you at all dur...
by Oliver10
26 Jan 2017 00:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16098
Views: 638213

Re: The Six Month Challenge

<:)> hi everyone I haven't been on this BE for a few days. Today is day 163 for me. Sorry to hear that some of you appear to having aches and pains. I had a number of injections for my ongoing medical condition ten days ago. My body has been throbbing like hell. Most of the pain is my body 'rebootin...
by Oliver10
19 Jan 2017 23:48
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16098
Views: 638213

Re: The Six Month Challenge

<:)> hi everyone on this thread Leslans I know that feeling-good-about-being-sober feeling and then - oops - you catch that glimpse of the wine bar on a Friday evening. Those really annoying happy people clinking their glasses and laughing. And then i think 'Oh but it does look soooo nice' and then ...
by Oliver10
18 Jan 2017 23:56
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16098
Views: 638213

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi everyone <:)> I'm on day 157 today. I'm not thinking about alcohol very much these days. I think it is important that I do think about alcohol. I'll try to read and post on BE more. Loved Jaded, Leslans & MH's posts. Others too. I understand what MH says about 'thoughts'. Thoughts are just though...
by Oliver10
12 Jan 2017 22:14
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16098
Views: 638213

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Sending <:)> to you, Leslans.


Do you recommend Pilates btw? I'm a spin addict I tried yoga but, I dunno, I couldn't get into it.
by Oliver10
12 Jan 2017 18:01
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 16098
Views: 638213

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Mariane thanks ! I will try to send a pic if I can work out how to do it. This puppy is 15 years in the planning. Securing male heirs of crowns of small European principalities involves less time. Sarah - congratulations on one year. My therapist said that I might transfer my general anxiety with li...