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by Boris Bike
05 Jun 2020 10:31
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

No. But perhaps soon. Listen guys... I first used this forum in 2011. I'm not sure how long I stuck with it for. I'm tempted to say I used the forum for a year but perhaps it was longer. I was a mod for a while. (I'm not any more, as you may have guessed.) I found the forum really useful back then a...
by Boris Bike
04 Jun 2020 20:16
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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Yes, I mainly drank alone. I'd even go on pub crawls by myself, with a book. But then I started to get agoraphobic so I'd get a case of cans with the grocery shop instead.
by Boris Bike
04 Jun 2020 18:46
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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Phew! I thought I'd said something wrong and got paranoid. I am not at all well. I have a phone appointment with a psychological service on Sunday but that seems a very long time away. Previously I had been dealing with my mood by watching films which I was quite enjoying. Now I just can't seem to e...
by Boris Bike
04 Jun 2020 01:19
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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You guys are freaking me out!
by Boris Bike
02 Jun 2020 20:24
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Where is everyone :?:
by Boris Bike
31 May 2020 02:31
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

I'm pretty OK in the night. It's weird, because loneliness *is* a thing with me now but I don't feel it too much in the night. For almost two decades I was alone but not lonely. Then a woman came into my life, which was great. And now she's gone I do feel alone AND lonely. Because of the lockdown, I...
by Boris Bike
30 May 2020 17:11
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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Well done Rose!

Thank you, Debsuyar.

I seem to have settled into an odd pattern of going to bed around 7am and getting back up at 2pm. I do not intend to live this way forever but I'll stick with it for now as it's what my body seems to find useful.
by Boris Bike
29 May 2020 22:12
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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Thank you, Debs. I have had more eggs on more toast since the last post. The soup/broth sounds very nice but I will have to make do with what I have in the house as the next shopping delivery could be some way off.
by Boris Bike
29 May 2020 17:40
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

My peculiar body experience continues. Yesterday I had only one meal - 2 fried eggs on two slices of toast. I haven't eaten today. Still don't feel hungry.
by Boris Bike
29 May 2020 14:55
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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28 days is four weeks precisely. Well done. \:)/ Is there a thread to graduate to after this one?
by Boris Bike
29 May 2020 00:17
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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Like losing a lover, time heals all wounds. Well, I hope that's true because losing a lover is the cause of my torment right now. That said, if she said she wanted to get back with me I'd be in a very tricky situation as I'm not at all sure it would be the right thing, despite my being heartbroken....
by Boris Bike
28 May 2020 12:42
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

Re: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

Thank you for the replies about eating and a schedule. I know I need to get there at some point. My habit currently has to be that I only sleep when my body cries out for it. Research has shown that sleep deprivation temporarily lifts depression and I find it a useful tool to provide relief. I had a...
by Boris Bike
28 May 2020 12:35
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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Bizzy, I would say don't drink. You're going to have to come to terms with social situations without drinking at some point and it seems to me that being forced to try this out over a video call might actually be kind of perfect. It's almost like circumstances have given you a way to be semi-social ...
by Boris Bike
28 May 2020 00:59
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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Had a very strange experience the last 48 hours. I had a pizza Monday night. Tuesday I didn't eat anything. Today I only ate at about 11pm. And you may think "well, there's lots of reasons one can lose their appetite." Although I've been depressed, though, I didn't feel like this had anything to do ...
by Boris Bike
27 May 2020 19:53
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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Drum n bass kickboxing? That sounds... invigorating.

Thank you all for the kind comments x
by Boris Bike
27 May 2020 15:51
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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It is a great title for a book :)

Day 19 for me.

I feel very depressed but, perhaps strangely, it's not really making me more prone to drink. I suppose if I were anxious that would be more likely to make me crave.
by Boris Bike
25 May 2020 15:57
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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LBNS wrote:
25 May 2020 10:21
What’s everyone up to today?
I'm waiting for the Dominic Cummings statement to come on the telly and hope to get a snarky tweet out of it.

One has to have an ambition in life.
by Boris Bike
25 May 2020 02:25
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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Weekend ain't over yet! Bank holiday tomorrow. Not that it makes much odds for many of us in the current UK craziness. It's past midnight, so I'm technically on day 17. Had a pretty rubbish day. The mental fallout from my relationship ending is still prodding me in the brain on a consistent basis. M...
by Boris Bike
24 May 2020 15:46
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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debsuyar wrote:
24 May 2020 14:54
I am Altrincham way
Have you heard of Frank Sidebottom of Timperley, not far from you?
by Boris Bike
23 May 2020 21:17
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Next 2 - 4 Weeks
Replies: 10125
Views: 492908

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I once trained a Muslim how to do my job. He was a great bloke and we had a lot of laughs.