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by rose_again
22 Jan 2011 00:10
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: The Confession Parlour...
Replies: 4623
Views: 271006

Re: The Confession Parlour...

Thank you all so much for your replies - the feeling of not being alone in this is wonderful (course I wish NONE of us had to deal w/ this cycle, but you know what I mean). I will definitely be joining the 7 day thread, and posting on 'I won't drink today'. And thank you for reminding me that I did ...
by rose_again
21 Jan 2011 17:48
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: The Confession Parlour...
Replies: 4623
Views: 271006

Re: The Confession Parlour...

Hello everyone! After not posting for about a year...I'm back :( Not that I'm not happy to be back - I just wish it was under different circumstances! I went to rehab last May, got about 6 months of sobriety under my belt with the help of AA, then relapsed in November. The guilt - ugh I cannot descr...
by rose_again
12 Aug 2009 22:16
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Please post here if you are planning to drink.
Replies: 1213
Views: 93596

Re: Please post here if you are planning to drink.

Well. Then. Ok. No drinking for me! What a great post hamster - very much needed (and I shall not let your congratulatory post fall on deaf ears!) And I'm happy to report that for the first time ever, I'm actually not going to give up and say 'aw i might as well just drink the day away and start aga...
by rose_again
12 Aug 2009 21:26
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Please post here if you are planning to drink.
Replies: 1213
Views: 93596

Re: Please post here if you are planning to drink.

Afternoon greetings - I wasn't actually 'planning' to drink today - quite the opposite - but now I'm afraid that I might... Today was supposed to be day 1 of abstinence, of feeling better physically / mentally / emotionally, of healthy eating, exercise, blah blah blah. But half-way through the day m...
by rose_again
12 Aug 2009 18:22
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28011
Views: 969829

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

I will not drink today because I am getting sober and getting my old life back: being active, laughing, loving
and being aware of life around me. I will not drink TODAY, because today is day 1 (which is going to be a bit crappy, but it's worth it!)
by rose_again
11 Aug 2009 23:47
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: I Can't Stop... Or Can I?
Replies: 628
Views: 56316

Re: I can't stop.

Hey all, Just thought I'd pop in to say hi (again) as I'm back to my old boozing ways lately :( I've been reading over the last posts - particularly Kevan - and once again am so happy to find that people struggle in the same ways as I do, but at the same time I wonder whether I'll ever get over this...
by rose_again
10 Dec 2008 01:47
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30173
Views: 1057407

Re: Do you want to say "I haven't had a drink today" ?

Haven't had a drink today - see you all tomorrow for day 2 -
by rose_again
09 Dec 2008 10:35
Forum: Relationships
Topic: how to cope with an alcoholic partner
Replies: 246
Views: 21852

Re: Do I leave him or can he change?

Wow everyone. I just read through all the replies and am incredibly grateful that you gave it to me straight. I didn't see that I was using other people as an excuse to continue my drinking problem - but it is quite true to be honest. I suppose the solidarity of sobriety does frighten me, but I hear...
by rose_again
08 Dec 2008 09:53
Forum: Relationships
Topic: how to cope with an alcoholic partner
Replies: 246
Views: 21852

Re: Do I leave him or can he change?

I've had horrible experiences with drinking partners - And advocate to 'get the hell out' of that situation. Oddly enough, I'm not having the opposite problem: a wonderful and supportive partner...who drinks more than I can handle. I've been drinking much more than I'd like for about three years. Wh...
by rose_again
08 Dec 2008 09:29
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: I Can't Stop... Or Can I?
Replies: 628
Views: 56316

Re: I can't stop.

Agreed Digger -
I must tell you how great it is
to read your posts and be able to
relate to your relationship w/ alcohol.
Hope to hear about your
progress soon; even if you've decided
to continue to drink, we're all in this
cycle of craziness together...
by rose_again
08 Dec 2008 08:01
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 22527
Views: 754430

Re: Weight gain with Drink - Take steps to lose it!

I suppose I'm a bit vain by wanting to be slimmer as well - but really, if the weight that I've put on is due to drink, then where's the vanity? We just want to look like we did before alcohol (ie before spending my evenings with alcohol). My problem is that when I attempt to eat healthy and take go...
by rose_again
16 Nov 2008 19:23
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old Hops Archive
Replies: 5576
Views: 166744

Re: The November Nippy Hippy Hop

Tawny - I follow suit as well, thought it usually leads to drinking way way more than I want/need to
So if 'following suit' means drinking less.. then follow! Have fun in Paris... :mrgreen: (that's me green with envy)
by rose_again
15 Nov 2008 23:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old Hops Archive
Replies: 5576
Views: 166744

Re: The November Nippy Hippy Hop

Aaand my hop has ended :( 4 1/2 days though! I woke up this morning feeling Ok, got a few things done around my flat, but by the afternoon I just couldn't get the thought of a dark beer (or two) out of my mind - perhaps it's the grey crappy weather? I don't know. I tried to wait an hour, and took a ...
by rose_again
14 Nov 2008 20:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old Hops Archive
Replies: 5576
Views: 166744

Re: The November Nippy Hippy Hop

Oh yes the weekend...my first since being on the hop! On day 4 now - feeling right proud - Spending the weekend on my own to deal with my thoughts, go for some long walks, etc. Must admit that usually today would be the perfect day to stay inside and have a drink - or five. Yikes! I hate that I said...
by rose_again
14 Nov 2008 04:37
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old Hops Archive
Replies: 5576
Views: 166744

Re: The November Nippy Hippy Hop

gsv and tawny - bravo! i'm happily posting my 3rd day (gsv this time last week i was doing the same as you; believe i started my day w/ a irish coffee or two, held off till the evening, and then drank my night away (mostly on my own :( ) But today is pretty great - the energy is way up - i'm not nea...
by rose_again
12 Nov 2008 17:25
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old Hops Archive
Replies: 5576
Views: 166744

Re: The November Nippy Hippy Hop

Best wishes to you Gracie; I am struggling to lift
myself out of the depression fog...and even today
(day 2!) I feel much better. More calm, contemplative,
and 'somewhat' ready to face some real issues.
Again - good luck - and hope to hear about your af
weekend with the hubbie ;)
by rose_again
12 Nov 2008 00:22
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old Hops Archive
Replies: 5576
Views: 166744

Re: The November Nippy Hippy Hop

Hey everyone - glad to be on the November Hop for my Day 1 (better late than never, eh?) It's been kinda rough the past few months, but I cannot WAIT to wake up tomorrow morning and know that I am on Day 2...and will likely feel much much better than the continuous hungover mornings I've been 'enjoy...
by rose_again
11 Nov 2008 21:17
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: I Can't Stop... Or Can I?
Replies: 628
Views: 56316

Re: I can't stop.

Hammy, queenie, bupster - thank you. Today is the first day of my sobriety. Can't say why exactly I woke up this morning and said ENOUGH (but really made choices to make it "enough"...like not even thinking about the liquor store, or convincing myself that "'ll just keep drinking for one more day"')...
by rose_again
08 Nov 2008 17:42
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: I Can't Stop... Or Can I?
Replies: 628
Views: 56316

Re: I can't stop.

Hey all I fear that I'm in the midst of quite a bender right now...over the last week I had to 'cancel' going to a few classes, cause spent the night before drinking and not reading :( It started last Saturday, trying to cure a hangover with A drink, but of course (shocker) it pretty much led to lay...
by rose_again
04 Oct 2008 03:25
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old SOS - Archived
Replies: 11782
Views: 469324

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (NO GENERAL CHAT PLEASE)

Fiend - Thank you for your words of support...but unfortunately I did end up going to the store, got a wine of champagne (why?!) and drank it pretty quickly. Like in the afternoon - I had the day off of school, and was bored, and those two things don't mesh well together. I also ended up texting som...