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by Shadowlad
11 May 2014 21:41
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13177
Views: 627203

Re: General Support and Chat

That made me smile Jim, you are right, tomorrow will do , and you will do it too ;)? xx
by Shadowlad
11 May 2014 21:29
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27797
Views: 842993

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

Thank you Kate, and i'm glad you have enjoyed a relaxing weekend off. I used to think it would be impossible to relax without alcohol. I seem to have got the hang of it now ! Hello Mooths , yes it good writing on here why we will not drink today. It really makes me reaffirm all the reasons i stopped...
by Shadowlad
11 May 2014 21:02
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 29995
Views: 923397

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

;)? to Pokerbird, you did well today.

Thats another AF day behind us all, just a cup of horlicks and bed coming up soon !
by Shadowlad
11 May 2014 20:44
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13177
Views: 627203

Re: General Support and Chat

Hello everyone, just wanted to say a big ;)? to Warrior on reaching 18 days, Glittergirl at 41 days and Rosethorne at 35 days :D <:)> Warrior, good to see you posting and that your physical symptoms are getting better. Day 18 is just great, well done for bravely getting through those withdrawals <:)...
by Shadowlad
11 May 2014 10:38
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27797
Views: 842993

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

It's hard to write this but it's an important reminder why i will not drink today. My normally confident , competent, and care free daughter would change into an anxious, burdened, unhappy soul. She tells me she i am her best friend , and i can tell you, she is certainly mine. My teen aged son, norm...
by Shadowlad
10 May 2014 19:18
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27797
Views: 842993

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

Well done everybody, i am late posting on here because since i got home people have been hogging the laptop !
I will not drink today for the same reasons as Glittergirl, it turns me into someone i do not want to be, and worse.......
No matter what happens now, an AF day is a good day ;)?
by Shadowlad
10 May 2014 17:47
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking
Replies: 2714
Views: 152880

Re: Positive things I notice when I don't drink

Hello Sweethope, yes i like this thread too and thank you for your post :D You are doing great, and this thread helps us see our progress and rewards of sobriety. The sweetest fruit is realising we are actually very valued when we don't drink. That is impossible to see when our minds are fogged with...
by Shadowlad
09 May 2014 22:10
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking
Replies: 2714
Views: 152880

Re: Positive things I notice when I don't drink

Thank you Kate for your comment, hope you have a lovely weekend off :D Also to Findingme, keep working towards your dream of emigrating, Canada looks like a beautiful country :D PS, every time i see Kate's picture of a Scottish white, sandy beach it makes me want to holiday in the North West Highlan...
by Shadowlad
09 May 2014 12:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking
Replies: 2714
Views: 152880

Re: Positive things I notice when I don't drink

Thats wonderful Finding me \:)/ We have so many choices and options when we don't drink. you have inspired me to put my dreams into action. Good luck and i wish you well ;)? :D


Oh and thank you Topcat for your comments :D

Have a nice day !
by Shadowlad
09 May 2014 11:59
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11148
Views: 659338

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hello there Sam :) You are doing great, and you must do what feels right for you. Of course we need people we can see, hear, and access in our daily lives. I needed much support and reassurance in the early weeks as i was so fragile. Nowadays i feel comfortable attending one support meeting a week o...
by Shadowlad
09 May 2014 11:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27797
Views: 842993

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

I will not drink today because i love to live and live to love.

Drinking will not permit this.
by Shadowlad
08 May 2014 18:19
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13454
Views: 526521

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Just read your post CJ and i understand how you feel. The thing is that your friends and OH cannot read your mind, no matter how close they are to you. They are the ones who have watched you bravely turn your life around, and may still be thinking they should tread carefully around inviting you to d...
by Shadowlad
08 May 2014 15:20
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13177
Views: 627203

Re: General Support and Chat

Well said Scout ! ;)?
by Shadowlad
08 May 2014 15:16
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking
Replies: 2714
Views: 152880

Re: Positive things I notice when I don't drink

I have real choices now and self respect. My grown children have growing confidence that they can rely on me now, it shows in their eyes :) I am all the more wiser for what me and my family have been through ( i hope ! ) The world has many good people in it, i just notice them more now :) It doesn't...
by Shadowlad
08 May 2014 11:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13177
Views: 627203

Re: General Support and Chat

Hello LFH, i'm so sorry this has happened. There are experienced members on here who may be better equipped to advise you on this than me. Just wanted you to know i hear your frustration and disappointment, but please do not despair. You WILL get your detox. Sometimes we just have to shout louder fo...
by Shadowlad
08 May 2014 11:00
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27797
Views: 842993

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

Yes, i agree GG, life is so much better without alcohol.
I will not drink today because alcohol is for others and not for me.
I can't function with alcohol, but i can thrive without it !! :D
by Shadowlad
08 May 2014 10:49
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11148
Views: 659338

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Loved your post Topcat, though i'm sorry about the loss of your mum. <:)> I dream of being 2 years sober, let alone 3 ! lol . Got to keep reminding myself it is only for the day ;) The road to abstinence is becoming easier, though like you said , i am wary of euphoria or complacence , due to thinkin...
by Shadowlad
08 May 2014 00:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13454
Views: 526521

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 3RD BIRTHDAY TOPCAT. !! (::)
Thank you for all your inspirational posts, :D
by Shadowlad
08 May 2014 00:14
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13177
Views: 627203

Re: General Support and Chat

Hello Jim, Pokerbird and Glittergirl. I think you have done great while away on business, Jim. I totally understand the wanting to be a social drinker. It took me quite some time to accept i had crossed the invisible line from social drinker to problem drinker. The wishing i could drink normally was...
by Shadowlad
07 May 2014 21:56
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 29995
Views: 923397

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

Well done Archie, you are doing great ! ;)? Well done everyone, none for me either :D xx