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by Action
21 Nov 2019 08:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11019
Views: 635807

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I would find myself making deals / rules with him. You know the sort of thing, no drinking on a weekday, one bottle between two of us as a maximum (which quickly became 2 if not 3), only drinking when we had company over or when out with friends ... my goodness and so many more and permutations of ...
by Action
17 Nov 2019 21:59
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11019
Views: 635807

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

If I don’t find the courage to rid myself of my chains and my blindfold then I will never ever know. Action, your words are thought-provoking and reminded me of an excellent blog post I read when I got sober earlier this year (http://mummywasasecretdrinker.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-obstacle-course.h...
by Action
17 Nov 2019 09:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11019
Views: 635807

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Thanks TC and Winkler. My alcoholism stems from developing the wrong coping mechanisms as a younger person. Hiding from disappointment, unspoken emotions... I could say because other, more appropriate support, wasn’t there but then it would be unfair to pass the blame. We all have our battles to fac...
by Action
16 Nov 2019 23:52
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11019
Views: 635807

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Roadies, Thank you so much for your advice and for sharing your experience Nicky, sorry I haven’t replied sooner. It was very useful. I have struggled a bit to gain traction the last few days ... 5 and 4 days, now on day 2 ...I have had an interesting and challenging few days. Certain events have...
by Action
01 Nov 2019 13:11
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12351
Views: 355850

Re: The To Do List

Afternoon AJ and Rachel, Rachel, sounds as though you have your hands/head full with Mothers! Is your husband able to cope with his mother, or put in her place, or does he play it safe to humour her? If she is recovering from a hip op that might give you the opportunity to get out, without her - may...
by Action
01 Nov 2019 12:52
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81224
Views: 3173827

Re: The First 7 Days

Morning Everyone, Grey days do make it a little but harder to stay positive so its time for a bit of self care. A hot chocolate and a 5 minute snooze, or a cuddle with your OH (or woof) something that will bring you comfort and turn the day round and make it manageable. Day 4 here. Feeling okay with...
by Action
31 Oct 2019 19:39
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81224
Views: 3173827

Re: The First 7 Days

Evening Everyone. Congratulations on day 7 Katey, I hope the presentation went well. Excellent job on day 6 Kitty and for crushing those temptations. (::) LBNS and PB&J ❤️ Hold on to your faith...you can get AF days under your belt. One step at a time and remember every AF day is a great achievement...
by Action
31 Oct 2019 09:08
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81224
Views: 3173827

Re: The First 7 Days

Morning Everyone, Great job on smashing Day 1 Leslans ;)? Day 5 Maria, brilliant (::) Well I’m commencing day 3 already. Feeling quite chuffed despite slight dip at weekend. Not so long ago I felt really, really trapped and miserable, drinking every day even though I didn’t want to. Now I feel hope....
by Action
31 Oct 2019 09:05
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12351
Views: 355850

Re: The To Do List

Morning All, That’s a great quote Aj... short but effective. Short enough to remember in my case. :lol2: Crikey Rachel, you have a busy day ahead. I’ve a wedding to go to next month and need to find an outfit ... dreading it. I hate clothes shopping at the best of times. Do you like your MIL? I don’...
by Action
30 Oct 2019 21:34
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12351
Views: 355850

Re: The To Do List

Writing quickly and briefly as I'm on my last break at work. Off on holiday tomorrow so I'm not sure I'll be replying much
Have a great holiday Jx4! ;)?

Started my sculpture ... and ticked everything off my list today so that’s great. \:)/
by Action
30 Oct 2019 21:30
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81224
Views: 3173827

Re: The First 7 Days

Evening Peeps.

Well done on day 3 Smallt! The headache will go!
Water for me too...day 2 complete here.

Hope everyone else is okay.

Excellent Kitty (::) well done on pushing away the wobbles.
by Action
30 Oct 2019 13:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11019
Views: 635807

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Thank Trojan, you weren't long winded at all - you hit the nail on the head there. I am the world's worst when it comes to pushing myself to achieve as much as possible and having every detail planned down to the last minute during the day, trying to make up for the time lost in drinking no doubt. I...
by Action
30 Oct 2019 13:12
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12351
Views: 355850

Re: The To Do List

Excellent news on the fire Aj ... how lovely to be able to say "the house is complete". I have so much more to do in mine and I've been in my house for over 8 years. :oops: I guess that I'd like to say yes to your question ... art is my main preoccupation, although my path has been complicated and I...
by Action
30 Oct 2019 09:34
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11019
Views: 635807

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

All this kind of thinking was never based on facts, and it was a therapist who first suggested i turn each negative thought around into a question " Is there any evidence ?" There was such power in that question. So now i also try to deal in facts and evidence. It certainly simplifies things and ta...
by Action
30 Oct 2019 09:24
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12351
Views: 355850

Re: The To Do List

Morning Everyone. Well, it’s not raining so that’s a good thing. Finally committed to put my heating on properly last night after trying to resist until 1st Nov. I’ve just been sticking on boost for the odd hour. It was nice to be able to wake up to a warm house. Problem is I’m all over the place wi...
by Action
30 Oct 2019 09:10
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81224
Views: 3173827

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 2.
Well done everyone. ;)?
Have a good day. <:)>
by Action
29 Oct 2019 21:25
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81224
Views: 3173827

Re: The First 7 Days

Managed day 1 \:)/
How are you doing Rose?
Pork - your place is set! ;)?
by Action
29 Oct 2019 15:39
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11019
Views: 635807

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Roadies,
I just wanted to say how much I value all your comments and the time and effort you put into explaining your experiences. You all help me so much and it all makes sense - I can relate to it all really. <:)>
by Action
29 Oct 2019 13:39
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?
Replies: 3819
Views: 145663

Re: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?

Sad - woke up with a hangover :| Angry - talk to a friend who has is tired but still has to work another few months before he can retire because the government keep moving the goal posts! :evil: Proud - I love my little home :D Grateful - to still have: my mum who always tries to be there for me, my...
by Action
29 Oct 2019 13:24
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12351
Views: 355850

Re: The To Do List

Don't worry Jx4 ... I caught him! You are safe! :lol2:
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