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by Shadowlad
04 May 2014 22:33
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11257
Views: 677261

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hey Wheatism ! What you are feeling is entirely normal, and you are sober. We all know what an achievement that is. ;)? Hold in your mind that these difficult feelings will pass, and you only need to bear them for short periods in your day. You are helping yourself enormously by using what help is o...
by Shadowlad
04 May 2014 16:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking
Replies: 2714
Views: 154980

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

Thats great scout, i remember those first positive things starting to happen. I was elated when i first realised that people were starting to respect my efforts in getting sober. Getting my self esteem and self respect back is the best thing so far. No longer a woman living a double life- The shamef...
by Shadowlad
04 May 2014 15:43
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13207
Views: 642633

Re: General Support and Chat

Hello Warrior 2012 and EW. Well done on your 11 days Warrior ! Keep going, you are doing great ;)?
Being AF is so worth it , life is so precious.
I wish you both well, and all our fellow BE members <:)>
by Shadowlad
04 May 2014 15:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27893
Views: 866875

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

.......because i love being a better person and staying out of alcohol related trouble ()o
by Shadowlad
03 May 2014 20:25
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13207
Views: 642633

Re: General Support and Chat

Evil alcohol fairy ! That is a great description, and i'm looking forward to the day that the EAF leaves me alone lol. It only whispers to me now, because it knows i don't believe it anymore ! In the early days i used to shout in frustration at the EAF but now i am not afraid of it. :) Thank you .
by Shadowlad
03 May 2014 19:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13207
Views: 642633

Re: General Support and Chat

Hello Chris, please could you tell me what IMHO and EAF stands for ? Been trying to work it out since i joined the forum ! Thankyou :)
by Shadowlad
03 May 2014 18:27
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13506
Views: 540824

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hello RoseThorne, i hope i can help you feel a bit brighter. In answer to your question about making new friends i found that i no longer had anything in common with my old drinking friends. I had to avoid them intentionally at first because it was torture sitting watching them drink whist i was sti...
by Shadowlad
03 May 2014 18:00
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Wobble Board
Replies: 5416
Views: 298454

Re: The Wobble Board

Hello Steve and Dave :) If i may say so i really liked what Dave said. I totally relate to Dave's last post too. I have struggled in the past maintaining sobriety but i have learnt so much along the way. All i know now is that nothing and nobody is worth drinking over. The longer we manage to stay A...
by Shadowlad
03 May 2014 17:28
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking
Replies: 2714
Views: 154980

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

Good for you pokerbird, you are doing great ! ;)? Hello Blondie, life is freedom without alcohol isnt it ? Hope you've had fun roller skating. I would be flat on my back if i did that lol, and that would be sober too ! ;) Today i have noticed how lovely people's flowers and privets smell as i pass t...
by Shadowlad
03 May 2014 17:10
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27893
Views: 866875

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

......because i don't want to, life would get pretty bad if i did.
by Shadowlad
02 May 2014 19:37
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13506
Views: 540824

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hello OE i'm fairly new on BE but i really like this forum and visit daily. Just wanted to congratulate you on reaching 3 years, we all know what an achievement that is ! Well done ;)? Nickyxx
by Shadowlad
02 May 2014 19:28
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Wobble Board
Replies: 5416
Views: 298454

Re: The Wobble Board

Hello Woodie, do you think you could pour the other one away asap ? Then carry on with distractions ? The stressed out feelings wont last, and the kids will settle xx Hello Vertical man, have you got someone you can talk to about work ? You deserve your long weekend and a good talk is great medicine...
by Shadowlad
02 May 2014 10:40
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking
Replies: 2714
Views: 154980

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

I notice that problems do have solutions , low moods do pass, and its ok to make mistakes. It really IS ok to be human lol ;)
by Shadowlad
02 May 2014 10:31
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27893
Views: 866875

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

..........because I have a brand new day and love being free ! :D
by Shadowlad
02 May 2014 10:19
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11257
Views: 677261

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Its lovely to read your post this morning Wheatism and you have done great. The pull of those early cravings can feel overwhelming and what you are doing is reaching out and using all the available resources to get you through. I admire you for doing that, we have to keep an open mind and use what f...
by Shadowlad
01 May 2014 23:21
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Wobble Board
Replies: 5416
Views: 298454

Re: The Wobble Board

Hello Ella, i have done the very same thing in the past when i used to work a lot . It sounds like you have reflected on what triggered you and you have done great resisting. It is a major trigger for me to miss meals, coupled with tiredness. I remember being pleased when supermarkets began to open ...
by Shadowlad
01 May 2014 14:04
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27893
Views: 866875

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

...........it has taken a lot to get this far, and i would lose everything in days if i drink. NO THANK YOU. Hello Pokerbird, im glad it helped yesterday. Hope your day goes well for you today :) Hello Archie, thats great you have 19 days behind you. I can really feel your enthusiasm you are doing g...
by Shadowlad
30 Apr 2014 16:26
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11257
Views: 677261

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Everything the other members have said is so true Wheatism. I just wanted to add a few more suggestions if i may. Please do make your posts as long or as short as you need to. Everything you are feeling is valid and its vital to talk about it. It may help just to go to bed when you are feeling at yo...
by Shadowlad
30 Apr 2014 13:32
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking
Replies: 2714
Views: 154980

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

I can do all my favourite things like swimming, cycling on the prom, eating out, reading, walking, cinema, days out, watch a funny film, etc etc.
Simple things, but i love being able to engage in normal things, rather than singularly obsessing on drink. :D
by Shadowlad
30 Apr 2014 13:16
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11257
Views: 677261

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hello Wheatism, my heart goes out to you and anyone else who is has the courage to battle through detox. Just wanted you to know i admire you and am rooting for you. So glad you're feeling physically better.Now is your chance to take baby steps and be totally selfish in your recovery. It has to be s...