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by zarajenkin
20 Jan 2015 08:50
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83264
Views: 4158663

Re: The First 7 Days

Hello to all here. After many many attempts to stop drinking I was referred before xmas by my alcohol worker to a 4 day course by 'Intuitive Recovery'. 8 hrs over for afternoons paid by nhs. Finally truly feel free of my addiction. Different things work for different people but wish I had known of c...
by zarajenkin
26 Nov 2014 23:19
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Two Week Challenge
Replies: 17436
Views: 789801

Re: Two Week Challenge

Hi Pippi! Well done on getting through day 10 \:)/ (::) I am on day 12. Was invited for a meal before a meeting this evening - completely expecting to be offered a cup of tea and a cheese toastie. When I arrived it was a full-on meal and i was asked if wanted 'red' or 'white' or water..or juice .......
by zarajenkin
26 Nov 2014 08:35
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83264
Views: 4158663

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi CT Firstly sending you lots of support and well done to you for being here on BE. I understand how you wre feeling because a few wks ago I was thinking if it wasn't for my wonderful mum and kids I would kill myself. I hated myself for drinking again.. As others have said alcohol is a massive depr...
by zarajenkin
17 Nov 2014 17:07
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83264
Views: 4158663

Re: The First 7 Days

Hello everyone here! <:)> Sammie - I completely relate to that having a lovely day out (after a couple of weeks not drinking I feel great and happy with myself) and then... a glass of wine leading to a bottle.As you say we are not alone here. I did tell my alcohol counsellor and my friend about drin...
by zarajenkin
16 Nov 2014 14:14
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83264
Views: 4158663

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Sunny and Chamomile Tea, Agree completely that everything gets better from the moment I stop. I also tell myself - the further away I get from alcohol the easier and better my life becomes. It is so true. Great that you are have managed to clean the house and rake up the leaves Chamomile Tea - I ...
by zarajenkin
16 Nov 2014 13:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Re: The Two and Three Month Challenge
Replies: 20871
Views: 944211

Re: The Two Month Challenge

Sounds like a good plan Vertical Man! Although I feel really upset with myself today for drinking on Friday night I am just not going to drink today and do best I can with things i need to do. Really helpful to come onto this site today and realise i am not alone with this problem.

Zara
by zarajenkin
16 Nov 2014 12:08
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Re: The Two and Three Month Challenge
Replies: 20871
Views: 944211

Re: The Two Month Challenge

Hi Vertical Man,

Sorry to hear you are having a stressy day - sending you lots of positivity <:)>

Zara
by zarajenkin
16 Nov 2014 11:54
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 22957
Views: 832406

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Hi to all on this thread, Drank on Friday after 27 days of not drinking - weeks of sobriety are the norm for me now but I don't want alcohol in my life at all!!! So coming back to BE and staying close. Good luck to everyone with your fitness and weight goals. My goal is to be 10 stone 4lb by Christm...
by zarajenkin
16 Nov 2014 11:50
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83264
Views: 4158663

Re: The First 7 Days

and well done for not drinking through both of your pregnancies. I am sorry to hear about your daughter. You sound like a lovely mum <:)> Zara
by zarajenkin
16 Nov 2014 11:46
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83264
Views: 4158663

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Mama, Firstly sending you a HUGE hug <:)> - you are not alone here at Bright Eye, I agree with you completely that saying goodbye to alcohol is the best thing to do and you CAN do it. Step by step, day by day. How is you arm? I agree with Zandra best to get it checked out. I am feeling a lot of h...
by zarajenkin
21 Oct 2014 08:54
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83264
Views: 4158663

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi all, day 3 for me. Thanks for the drinking water tip hedgehog. Will def do that. Sending support to all here for a sober day. Zara
by zarajenkin
01 Oct 2014 23:29
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11727
Views: 779297

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please

Thanks very much for your support. Really helps. Zara

Going to bed now and spent time reading to my daughter and she seemed very happy
by zarajenkin
01 Oct 2014 19:49
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11727
Views: 779297

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please

Hello I made a very determined decision to do all I could to stop drinking in march of last yr. Until 6 wks ago was almost 100 percent sober. But in last six weeks have drunk v excessively once every week to ten days again and feel cycle is starting again. Yesterday was my youngest daughter's birthd...
by zarajenkin
04 Sep 2014 17:29
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 22957
Views: 832406

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS SANDY!!! You are an inspiration! Had a slip after doing very well most over a year and a half... off to see an alcohol counsellor tomorrow again and firmly putting myself back on track. Today's fitness and weight management goals will be an outdoor swim and 20 mins yoga, Good lu...
by zarajenkin
04 Sep 2014 17:25
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11873
Views: 813559

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Thanks Gerry Giraffe and everyone else for your support. And been really helpful to read eveyone's posts here. I have had a horrible slip but do NOT want to go back to drinking - so taking some action and going back to the organisation that helped me so much over a year ago. Have called them and goi...
by zarajenkin
30 Aug 2014 17:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11873
Views: 813559

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Thanks! just posted back to you again! Yes BE is here when we need it.

Thank god for hot curries and hot baths and furry kittens.... and sure i can think of more things

off to swim not so bye for now but take care this evening and look after yourself and again WELL DONE!!!!

Zara
by zarajenkin
30 Aug 2014 17:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Just want to share.
Replies: 5182
Views: 284444

Re: Just want to share.

Hi MH, Thanks so much :) - sending some <:)> s back to you and thank you so much for your support! Have just replied to your post on another thread- we were possibly typing at the same time! Am off for a swim in the town outdoor pool now - don't feel like it will do any good - but swimming outside a...
by zarajenkin
30 Aug 2014 17:20
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11873
Views: 813559

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Mountainhare <:)> I recognize your feelings well but agree with you completely that it is much much better to remain sober. I am feeling awfully depressed right now - just posted on the 'just want to share' thread. But one thing is absolutely certain - drinking will NOT improve my situation. so -...
by zarajenkin
30 Aug 2014 17:12
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Just want to share.
Replies: 5182
Views: 284444

Re: Just want to share.

Hi all, Not sure if anyone is out there? But just wanted to share so hear I am... I gave up drinking in March of last year - 2013 - went to the GP, had counselling. Have done really well overall with just a few days of drinking - I know that is not perfect but compared to how I was before I have bee...