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by Winkler
09 Apr 2020 11:07
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11413
Views: 699811

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I think you’re right Saturn. Anxiety is fear based though, so is irrational! He would have to self isolate for 14 days if he knew he’d been in contact with the virus which isn’t possible, you’d run out of food again before then, so cuddle away! It may never happen. It isn’t possible to eliminate the...
by Winkler
09 Apr 2020 08:56
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11928
Views: 516477

Re: Sober April

I think one day at a time is a good one for now, jay jay, or forever if necessary. I sometimes find planning ahead for events that I know I can’t avoid where drinking would be usual, helps. My last really challenging ones were at Xmas dos but that’s probably because I have a boring life ;) I’m sure ...
by Winkler
09 Apr 2020 08:22
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11413
Views: 699811

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

If you are all living together and following government advice, then the risk to your mother would not be less if 1 of you were to move out, surely, as you will not be leaving home apart from unavoidable reasons. I think you’ve said before that she is not able to self isolate within the property so ...
by Winkler
09 Apr 2020 06:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11413
Views: 699811

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Saturn, 2am is never a good time for reassuring thoughts, I find- I hope you are feeling a little better now morning is here, or slumbering peacefully, 1 or the other! I was just reflecting on a time in my life when I was also substance free but mentally unwell and unable to sleep, awful :( I can...
by Winkler
08 Apr 2020 10:35
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 21777
Views: 692647

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Yesterday was fair, resisted junk. Still eating what’s in and it wasn’t me that shopped, so it was ready made lasagne, prob very high in fat and salt but tasted ok ;)? made sure I had plenty salad with it No exercise, yesterday mind Today I am walking pooch and planning bike ride to local greengroce...
by Winkler
08 Apr 2020 09:07
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: 100 Day Kickstart
Replies: 10649
Views: 441359

Re: 100 Day Kickstart

Hi all! My old and lovely friend Zed, I read you last couple of posts and feel your pain, as the Americans would say. It’s not meant to sound trite, I feel so sorry at the sense of your regrets and was trying to come up with something that might help as in, you are now free to pursue your life where...
by Winkler
08 Apr 2020 07:28
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11928
Views: 516477

Re: Sober April

So I finally realised why Easter date differs every year - Easter Sunday falls on the sunday after the first new moon (pink moon) after the spring equinox! So clever of the early Christians to overlay their festivals over the pagan ones ;)? No offence meant :D Glad your mum is safe jayjay - I expect...
by Winkler
07 Apr 2020 19:23
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 21777
Views: 692647

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

I do believe dieting makes you fat, saying that. Oh, for sure! Unfortunately I've experimented and found that not dieting also makes you fat :twisted: :lol: :twisted: Hehe yes that’s also true Martha :D Hey freshie, thank u :) yes just completed a year, blimmin alcohol - it had to go ;) I think sug...
by Winkler
07 Apr 2020 11:04
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 21777
Views: 692647

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Sandy your bike will NOT buckle under your weight. (Will it? :o :? ) Don’t they say 70% of weight loss is what you put in your mouth (unless you exercise for hours) The insulin effect is definitely a thing isn’t it? Carbs spike blood sugar which triggers insulin production which brings down blood su...
by Winkler
07 Apr 2020 09:29
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 21777
Views: 692647

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Ah thanks Leslans! I just googled ODAAT :D I will certainly be using that philosophy when needed - I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to strategies but need to remember to adopt a new one when a particular one wears thin! Alcohol has taken a back seat for now (although I expect it will raise its ap...
by Winkler
07 Apr 2020 07:20
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 21777
Views: 692647

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

With you on the food addiction side ladies. Disappointed on a recent 1/2 stone gain but it’s not really surprising (w) Will power is a joke Tried joe wicks last week for 2 days, felt great but it’s taken til now for my knees to recover, so I know there’s no way I can do the amazing exercise habits o...
by Winkler
07 Apr 2020 07:04
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5247
Views: 344048

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Hehe thanks Fuzzy, looks delicious! Sue, yes I am pleased, more than I thought I would be as always told myself it wasn’t about the numbers, but it’s lovely to be praised and it has, actually, been very hard at times and likely will be again, in a different way, I’m sure we all experience that. Argu...
by Winkler
06 Apr 2020 19:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5247
Views: 344048

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Thank you so much everyone, I feel quite emotional :| :)
by Winkler
06 Apr 2020 19:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 9479
Views: 392850

Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Ah, thank you so much guys! :)
by Winkler
06 Apr 2020 09:29
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 9479
Views: 392850

Re: The 1 Year Milestone

So here I am at a year AF! Not for the first time but hopefully the last ;) The world is still in the midst of Coronavirus, horrible thing I am tired and low this morning - how did I ever ‘cope’ with alcohol? Had I not been AF I’m certain I would have been drinking wine by the box with the reduced l...
by Winkler
04 Apr 2020 23:41
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11413
Views: 699811

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Good reading here. Shimewaz and kingfu - inspirational stuff Pink, you’re hard on yourself and so very busy, I think I noticed I have been a bit more absent of late but have had thoughts of drinking so am hanging around again- it helps to remember other people are on the same road I looked up Steven...
by Winkler
03 Apr 2020 21:24
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11928
Views: 516477

Re: Sober April

Thanks Wilson! I don’t like working from home either freshie, had Thai green curry for tea and struggling to stop eating chocolate, to the extent I’m not really enjoying it, which is a shame. Sounds very stressful jayjay - care home funding is astronomical isn’t it? Will she be funded? Tired tonight...
by Winkler
03 Apr 2020 09:20
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11928
Views: 516477

Re: Sober April

Hi yes, me too, hi everyone Thinking of drinking much more often than usual, must be a reaction to the comfort of a ‘normal’ routine being gone OH has only just stopped working and I’ve been working from home, kids home, but now on leave so already been different (how could it not be?), and now diff...
by Winkler
01 Apr 2020 07:57
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11413
Views: 699811

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I recognise a lot of your worries, too Saturn and own some of them myself Maybe addiction just drowns out all the other worries as it’s always your overiding concern. The fear of death is built in, isn’t it, as a survival mechanism. At all times (apart from extreme circumstances) it seems preferable...
by Winkler
27 Mar 2020 07:42
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11413
Views: 699811

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hope everyone recovers soon from the lurgey I’m settling in to the restrictions, nice weather helps and we are very lucky to have nobody home who is at high risk, it feels safe, if I keep away from news and social media I feel quite tranquil. Up and down though, I suppose everyone is. I’m actually q...