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by Woodstock
07 Jun 2021 09:02
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi everyone Back here after a break which wasn't a good one. Really struggling and drinking has been escalating to previous levels before I had my long run. It's mainly been 'secret' in practice but my OH notices and this causes significant friction. I have to travel sometimes and to be honest that ...
by Woodstock
23 May 2021 12:05
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13119
Views: 983233

Re: General Support and Chat

Thanks SoberBoots and Smithster your replies made a lot of sense. Last time I managed my long stint Af it started with 6 weeks forced abstinence due to an accident (non alcohol related) but I couldn't access it. I've got to get over availability of alcohol this time. I know like you said, getting ba...
by Woodstock
21 May 2021 20:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13119
Views: 983233

Re: General Support and Chat

Just want to put my situation out for opinions ( I won't be offended by any). I have had issues with alcohol for a long time. I recently managed 3 years abstinence but have relapsed. When I drink now I'm not blind drunk but find it helps me relax . My OH gets really stressed out and angry whenever I...
by Woodstock
07 May 2021 19:35
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

Past the witching hour and the Off licence
Day 1 done
:D
by Woodstock
07 May 2021 07:30
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

Thanks Johnny for the encouragement it really helps. I'd forgotten about the toolbox.
Day 1. Got to do this.
If I don't hurry up I'll get left behind!
Woodstock
by Woodstock
06 May 2021 21:17
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

I can't get a grip on this :roll: Failed today but not alot :(
The cravings are bad in the afternoon. I can't believe a few months ago alcohol had stopped being on my radar
by Woodstock
04 May 2021 21:34
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Johnny and Patrick
Back here too :roll:
Didn't think after such a long AF spell it would be so hard to get back there.

Woodstock
by Woodstock
02 May 2021 10:25
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober June
Replies: 12631
Views: 876426

Re: Sober May

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Jumping on here as on the 2-4 weeks and it's very quiet. Going for May. Need some company!
Woodstock
by Woodstock
30 Apr 2021 22:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10903
Views: 768245

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Day 11 \:)/
Hope everyone is OK. Quiet on here!
by Woodstock
29 Apr 2021 21:14
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10903
Views: 768245

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Day 10 Forgot to post yesterday which perhaps was a good thing as it meant I wasn't thinking of drinking!? Good to see you Musty, the washing machine cycle is familiar with me too :roll: but you're doing well. We can only keep trying :D Patrick the longest AF stretch isn't far away (::) It's great t...
by Woodstock
27 Apr 2021 20:40
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10903
Views: 768245

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Hi Patrick you're doing great, breaking personal bests (::)
Here on day 8, hopefully I'll be able to keep going this time :roll: Feeling positive \:)/
by Woodstock
26 Apr 2021 22:32
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10903
Views: 768245

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

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Back here again tomorrow \:)/
It was busier when I was here before. I think everyone has graduated but hopefully some people are about.
by Woodstock
26 Apr 2021 22:29
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 7, off to the 2-4 week challenge \:)/ \:)/
by Woodstock
25 Apr 2021 19:31
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 6 :D
Hope everyone is OK. Winnie are you around?
by Woodstock
25 Apr 2021 10:29
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Regrouping
Replies: 33791
Views: 1744729

Re: Regrouping

:\: Tadpole, dental check ups seem a distant memory! Our dentist says they will contact us but not word yet. As for a haircut, if I go on much longer I won't be able to see :lol: appointment this week. You're OH sounds lovely and glad you are happy. My OH drinks a bottle of wine which lasts the week...
by Woodstock
24 Apr 2021 22:20
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Winnie, good to see you back ;)?
Day 5 done. Been in the garden all day :D Great to see summer on its way \:)/
by Woodstock
23 Apr 2021 21:10
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

Still standing , day 4 :D
by Woodstock
22 Apr 2021 22:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Regrouping
Replies: 33791
Views: 1744729

Re: Regrouping

Hi Tadpole :\: I hope you are enjoying your days off, good weather for it! :D I haven't heard of anyone going to the dentist for a very long time, hope it wasn't a painful trip. Hanging in with three days under my belt. Fingers crossed I can get it back to a longer run. \:)/ Funny how sunny weather ...
by Woodstock
22 Apr 2021 22:29
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 3 done
How are you doing tj
Quiet on here !

\:)/ \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ \:)/

Putting a row of cheerleaders doing a happy dance!
by Woodstock
21 Apr 2021 22:22
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83523
Views: 5690774

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi tj Good to get some company here. :D I started drinking again and then couldn't stop. There definitely is some sort of button that is pressed at the first sign of alcohol. I know abstinence is the only way for me but it takes a while to get in that headspace. The abstinence thread is good to put ...