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by SoberBoots
19 May 2022 09:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13400
Views: 1255572

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi Swordie, Stewart, just thought I'd drop in to say and I'm so impressed with how you're doing! Swordie, I feel your pain - have a new fridge freezer coming toda, could have done without that hole in my budget! Stewart, I'm glad you're finding AC helpful. I went through it twice, and suggest a revi...
by SoberBoots
16 May 2022 20:26
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5498
Views: 592465

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Deanna! Swordie! Awesome work! \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ \:)/
by SoberBoots
15 May 2022 20:17
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5498
Views: 592465

Re: NOTICE BOARD

smh1 wrote:
15 May 2022 17:20
Hi Everyone long time not been on here. Happy to say I reached 5 years sober today! Belated congrats to TC and Soberboots. Keep on keeping on! Suex \:)/
Awesome Sue, my sober twin! Seems like forever and yesterday, since we did the challenges together. Many congratulations.
by SoberBoots
14 May 2022 13:03
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5498
Views: 592465

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Aw, thank you everyone. I now have 10 years firmly in my sights!
by SoberBoots
12 May 2022 09:07
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 15057
Views: 1560569

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi, well Im back again, not that I've ever stuck around too long in the past but going to try and make this time different! So, day 3 for me today, this time I do feel it is different as I'm not doing this alone anymore -my wife has joined me on this journey so helping that we can keep each other g...
by SoberBoots
08 May 2022 17:42
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5498
Views: 592465

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Scottie wrote:
08 May 2022 13:18
Congratulations Topcat & Sally (::) (::) (::)

Here's to you both! \:)/


https://youtu.be/gTyTkD1Pz_E


https://youtu.be/eFFgbc5Vcbw
Thank you! As a tall (6ft) person that song seems written for me!
by SoberBoots
08 May 2022 10:47
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5498
Views: 592465

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Topcat, a very happy soberversary to you - it's 11 years I think? Whoop-whoop! TC cake.jpg Have a fab day. I have hit my 5 year milestone today - what a long way off that seemed when I was first contemplating it, and now here we are. Gorgeous sunshine and off to have lunch with a good friend by way ...
by SoberBoots
04 May 2022 20:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 15057
Views: 1560569

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hello! I'm new here and I just ruined my life because of alcohol. I got kicked out of my job, because my colleagues have rarely seen my sober, my gf left my recently for the same reason. I'm 25 and I've been drinking since I was 16. I want to try and use this forum to take my life in my own hands. ...
by SoberBoots
01 May 2022 22:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 15057
Views: 1560569

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

my Liver isn't working that well anymore Sounds terrifying :shock: Also sounds like you're doing the right thing, and well done for reaching out here too. Stewart, welcome back. Addiction is a bast*rd, isn't it. It IS beatable though - freedom from alcohol is a wonderful thing even if it sometimes ...
by SoberBoots
30 Apr 2022 09:12
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 15057
Views: 1560569

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hello - I'm new to this and admitting that I'm alcohol dependent/alcoholic.. Never admitted that publicly... I am holding down a decent job but losing my family, I have a youngish fam 10 and 15.... I need to sort this but with stress I keep falling off... Not binge drinking but constant... I feel w...
by SoberBoots
22 Apr 2022 18:33
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 13216
Views: 1361048

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I have a problem. I am on the road to abstinence and recently reached a year AF, the first long stretch of its kind in many years. However. I don't feel amazing. I've never experienced the pink cloud. I don't feel I look better and I don't know if my health has improved or not. On a daily basis, I ...
by SoberBoots
19 Apr 2022 08:06
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: So what'ya drink instead?
Replies: 765
Views: 121689

Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Tried Sainsburys AF red wine at a very reasonable £2.75 today. Not bad at all ;)? I normally get a Marks and Sparks AF merlot, but this one is better (and cheaper) ;)? I like the Natureo brand, but it's a little tricky to get - Waitrose have it and Sainsbury's superstores. I've got it on my Amazon ...
by SoberBoots
16 Apr 2022 07:39
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 14318
Views: 1117292

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Smithster :shock: I'm so relieved it's not worse, but OMG!
by SoberBoots
16 Apr 2022 07:37
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 13216
Views: 1361048

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Glas you're feeling a bit better PP. I've no words of advice but just wanted to pop in with a <:)>
by SoberBoots
15 Apr 2022 08:35
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13400
Views: 1255572

Re: General Support and Chat

good luck to all on here who share
the same terrible struggle that I have...
Hey Nick, how are you doing? It can be a terrible struggle indeed, but none of us needs to be alone with it...
by SoberBoots
13 Apr 2022 11:40
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 13216
Views: 1361048

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I don't think I enjoyed recovery like this in the past. I always felt like I was giving up (sacrificing) something rather than gaining (or regaining) something far more special. Anyway, back to talk of holidays! Because my wife's away for most of the summer, I suddenly thought the other day that I m...
by SoberBoots
12 Apr 2022 08:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13400
Views: 1255572

Re: General Support and Chat

Doing good Nick! Clean sheets, lovely! I remember starting to enjoy food again - your meal sounds fab. It's often suggested that in the first few days you treat yourself as if you had flu - fluids, rest, eat when you can, don't expect too much of yourself.
by SoberBoots
11 Apr 2022 08:43
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13400
Views: 1255572

Re: General Support and Chat

Rooting for you Nick!
I found it helped me to think of the withdrawal signs (poor sleep, sweats, upset bowels, shakes for me) as the poison leaving my body. You need never go through this again - it can be a one way street, not a roundabout.
by SoberBoots
10 Apr 2022 13:38
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 15057
Views: 1560569

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Yeah I remember from the 8 million other times I've stopped, get to day 5, feel better and drink again!!! Oh yes, I know that pattern! Allen Carr talks about the little monster and the big monster, and the way I came to think of it is that the little monster is all the withddrawal symptoms. We get ...
by SoberBoots
09 Apr 2022 09:34
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 15057
Views: 1560569

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

I did gain from a good number of his ideas. I just didn't realise it at the time. There's often a lot of resistance at work too. Even if consciously we know that alcohol isn't our friend, convincing the deeper part of our minds takes some doing! After my first working through of Allen Carr, I reall...