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by Artlesschaos
28 Jan 2013 21:05
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14295
Views: 826241

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Welcome Jon. I am a mother of young kids, slightly older than you and also trying to set a better example to my kids as they grow older and before realising their mother is a drunken mess.

Baby steps here too. :)
by Artlesschaos
25 Jan 2013 09:38
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11677
Views: 701697

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

Laura, am so glad you're OK. Stay strong. You are amazing. Xx <:)>
by Artlesschaos
24 Jan 2013 23:24
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11677
Views: 701697

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

Laura, am so sorry you're hurting. You have been so supportive, helpful and wise to everyone who needs it.

Take care, hope you get some mum hugs and rest.

Chloe xxx :o
by Artlesschaos
23 Jan 2013 15:12
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82498
Views: 3615237

Re: The First 7 Days

Yoyo, Maryj, how are you two doing? Thinking of you. <:)>
by Artlesschaos
23 Jan 2013 10:00
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82498
Views: 3615237

Re: The First 7 Days

Steve, you are describing exactly how I was feeling on Monday. I'd also been on a mini bender over the weekend and was in such a state I kept topping myself up with Stella. I honestly understand how grim it is and how anxious and hopeless it feels. I haven't drunk since then (day 2 today) and after ...
by Artlesschaos
22 Jan 2013 19:35
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82498
Views: 3615237

Re: The First 7 Days

End of day one. Am almost pleased to have a cold and headache as it's making the idea of drinking unappealing.
Are you all OK? So glad the dreadful anxiety and shakes have eased off.
;)?
by Artlesschaos
22 Jan 2013 17:45
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82498
Views: 3615237

Re: The First 7 Days

Hope you are OK Mr R. This is a horrible addiction. <:)>
by Artlesschaos
22 Jan 2013 07:41
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82498
Views: 3615237

Re: The First 7 Days

Welcome Sarah. This is an excellent place to start to sort out your drink issues. Today is day 1 for me. Yes, again. :cry: After drinking heavily over the weekend I meant to quit yesterday but was in such a state, anxious, trembly and irrationally terrified of physical withdrawal that I ended up "ta...
by Artlesschaos
21 Jan 2013 20:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Negative Side To Drinking
Replies: 572
Views: 57221

Re: The Negative Side To Drinking

For me it's all of it. Can't see any advantages on drinking for me anymore.
Waking up every morning feeling sick and anxious is the pits. :(
by Artlesschaos
17 Jan 2013 22:36
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Are you drinking now ?
Replies: 3080
Views: 210766

Re: Are you drinking now ?

lookingforlaura wrote:Hey Chloe honey, how are you doing now? x
Honest answer? I don't know but thank you so much for asking. <:)>
by Artlesschaos
17 Jan 2013 22:13
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Negative Side To Drinking
Replies: 572
Views: 57221

Re: The Negative Side To Drinking

london bloke wrote:worry


oh yes, worry !
Yup. Worry, anxiety, panic, paranoia, palpitations, shame, guilt. :(
by Artlesschaos
17 Jan 2013 19:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13231
Views: 678976

Re: January General Support and Chat

That's great "3kids". Have been reading back over your posts. Taking comfort from other parent's of young children who are winning the battle. (::)
by Artlesschaos
17 Jan 2013 17:59
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Are you drinking now ?
Replies: 3080
Views: 210766

Re: Are you drinking now ?

Artless...ditch the diet! Dieting will make you so miserable and your body will think it's going through some kind of famine...also, just not drinking frees up a huge number of calories so don't worry about food as well! Take care.. Bxx You're right. Being half starved as well really isn't helping....
by Artlesschaos
17 Jan 2013 17:42
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Negative Side To Drinking
Replies: 572
Views: 57221

Re: The Negative Side To Drinking

Rushing through or not enjoying otherwise non-drinking activities and days out as to preoccupied with getting home to open the bottle and start glugging.
by Artlesschaos
17 Jan 2013 17:35
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Are you drinking now ?
Replies: 3080
Views: 210766

Re: Are you drinking now ?

Not drinking but want to. Going to make another coffee instead. Hoping OH doesn't come in from work with beer. Need to grow a backbone. I agree that a full stomach lessens the cravings. Thing is, I'm trying to diet too so feeling doubly anxious and deprived although I know that for me drinking does ...
by Artlesschaos
17 Jan 2013 07:43
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM
Replies: 4929
Views: 359204

Re: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM

Thank you Laura. Today is a new day and a new chance to turn this round and start living properly. <:)>
by Artlesschaos
16 Jan 2013 20:41
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM
Replies: 4929
Views: 359204

Re: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM

Hi, Am not doing so great but not totally screwing it up either. Am reading around the forums and talking wisdom and strength from those who know how it feels to feel despair, fear, shame and helplessness of trying to overcome a drink problem. Am sticking close to BE because I will never stop trying...
by Artlesschaos
16 Jan 2013 09:32
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82498
Views: 3615237

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 2. Hanging on for dear life. Physically feeling much better, less shaky.
Hope everyone has a good day. Check in later.
Yoyo and maryj, are you both OK this morning? <:)>
by Artlesschaos
15 Jan 2013 22:29
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82498
Views: 3615237

Re: The First 7 Days

Mai, thanks again. I know my kids are very young but already the eldest worries about me and I have scared her more than once through my drinking. Have to look forward as I can't change what has happened. Yoyo, I too am nearly through day 1. It's been tough and I have had bad cravings on and off but...
by Artlesschaos
15 Jan 2013 18:04
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82498
Views: 3615237

Re: The First 7 Days

Thanks Mai. Am feeling ridiculously fragile. Your kind words help.
My kids are 7 and 4.
They deserve better. :(