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by chrissy 101
27 Feb 2013 20:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30389
Views: 1212682

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today" .

No alcohol as past my lips today \:)/
by chrissy 101
27 Feb 2013 08:04
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83408
Views: 4425450

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Aaron, I am sorry you cant sleep, it does make life difficult but at least your managing to look at the positives. I found the first time I stopped drinking I slept more. The desire to sleep came over me so strongly even whilst out shopping so much so that I used to have to have power naps! Hi Mi...
by chrissy 101
27 Feb 2013 07:52
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28196
Views: 1116056

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

Topcat, I like your reason and what I like even more is when I go shopping and get to the checkout, like you, with just food and I see other trolleys with loads of booze. It really makes me feel proud I have managed to do it (::) I will not drink today because it is day 5 and I want to make it to th...
by chrissy 101
26 Feb 2013 23:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83408
Views: 4425450

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi everyone,

Its always good to read the 7 day thread. Some people are struggling some are not but the determination is always apparent. Thank you to everyone for sharing their thoughts. I am on day 4 and I wont be drinking today.
by chrissy 101
26 Feb 2013 08:01
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14628
Views: 977271

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Thanks Topcat.

I already feel positive about my decision. I managed 16 weeks last time before thinking I could control the drink, which at first I could but 18 months on I am in the same position as I was originally. Its nice to feel part of the BE community again. ;)?
by chrissy 101
26 Feb 2013 07:17
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28196
Views: 1116056

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

I wont drink today because Arcturus' post on the 7 day thread is so sad. Its made me realise how fortunate I am to have my life at present.
by chrissy 101
26 Feb 2013 01:32
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83408
Views: 4425450

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Ian, welcome. There will be lots of people along tomorrow that are more qualified than me to give you advise but for now just take it a day at a time and if it gets hard take it ten minutes at a time. Read and post on here as often as you like, we all understand.
by chrissy 101
26 Feb 2013 00:54
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30389
Views: 1212682

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today" .

No drink for me today, although its been a little bit like cheating because I didnt decide until an hour ago that my drinking problems had returned but they have. Still day 3 in the bag.
by chrissy 101
26 Feb 2013 00:38
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14628
Views: 977271

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi everyone. I am not really a new member but unfortunately a returning member. Friday night my drinking came to ahead again! and now I feel ashamed again! I have joined the 7 day thread and am taking it one day at a time but hoping to abstain rather than cut down as cutting down doesnt work for me.
by chrissy 101
26 Feb 2013 00:14
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83408
Views: 4425450

Re: The First 7 Days

Hello, can't believe I am back but I am. My 'control' as gone altogether again. So I am starting on day one again in 2013
by chrissy 101
08 Dec 2011 23:33
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30389
Views: 1212682

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today" .

Well done Grendel (::)

Keep going Jack, just think of the money you will save, its only a bargain if you need it!!


Another one in the bag for me ()o \:)/
by chrissy 101
08 Dec 2011 23:29
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13379
Views: 795114

Re: December General Support and Chat

Hi Caroline, you dont know me but I just want to say well done today. It sounds like its been a testing one! Its funny you should mention Coronation St and Peter Barlow because I was only speaking to my OH about it tonight. I am so glad they have showed him struggling, although its a shame he lost t...
by chrissy 101
07 Dec 2011 10:33
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What do you do to fill the void left by alcohol?
Replies: 82
Views: 11677

Re: What do you do to fill the void left by alcohol?

Unfortunately, I tend to find bad habits tend to be more enjoyable. Good habits - eating fruit, urgh, going to the gym, nightmare etc, etc. does this sound familiar?
by chrissy 101
07 Dec 2011 09:24
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What do you do to fill the void left by alcohol?
Replies: 82
Views: 11677

Re: What do you do to fill the void left by alcohol?

Yes Agnesgrey why do we? I am a habitual drinker and for me I have to find things to break the habits. Eating for example, if I have lasagne I must have wine but wouldnt dream of having wine with fish and chips, urgh!!!!!!!! Breaking that cycle is my main goal. I have no physical dependency it is ps...
by chrissy 101
07 Dec 2011 08:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28196
Views: 1116056

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

I have so much to do and it will just get in the way.
by chrissy 101
07 Dec 2011 08:10
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What do you do to fill the void left by alcohol?
Replies: 82
Views: 11677

Re: What do you do to fill the void left by alcohol?

Thanks Tink, George and Sandy for your replies. When I first tried stopping, I think for me it was the social aspect that bothered me because I didnt partake in anything which didnt involve drinking. I said the cinema was too cold (any excuse) and if we went for a meal I wanted to drink before we we...
by chrissy 101
07 Dec 2011 00:00
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What do you do to fill the void left by alcohol?
Replies: 82
Views: 11677

What do you do to fill the void left by alcohol?

Hi everyone.

When I first stopped drinking I found the void left by alcohol was a large one. All my social activities revolved around drinking, even taking the dog for a walk finished in the pub!

So what are we all doing instead?
by chrissy 101
06 Dec 2011 23:34
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11736
Views: 816441

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi all new members and welcome to the best place you can come to with an alcohol problem. Bingercat, my God, you described how I felt on 2nd July 2011. The date will always stick in my mind. That was the episode that brought me to my senses. I felt exactly the same as you. I remember lying in bed th...
by chrissy 101
06 Dec 2011 23:07
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30389
Views: 1212682

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today" .

A dafty? Whats a dafty Ragnar?

No alcoholic drink for me today although I have had lots of water, coke, shloer because of the thirst I was left with after eating ham shank!!!!

George, I think people are trying to say you drink a lot of tea ;)