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by Action
12 Dec 2019 21:44
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12605
Views: 375462

Re: The To Do List

What a day...and it’s still raining! Had engineer round to fix my broadband and my broadband speed is faster now than its ever been, which is amazing! From 11 up to 36! Woah ho! That’s after nearly 9 years of intermittent problems and lots of complaining. The engineer was so nice; I can’t believe it...
by Action
12 Dec 2019 21:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11160
Views: 660458

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

That’s an interesting way to put it Shelia, I hadn’t thought of it like that because I guess I’ve been too wrapped up in everything, which has in turn been wrapped in an alcohol fog. I guess it’s the same as the philosophy that you can’t expect others to love you unless you learn to love yourself. D...
by Action
12 Dec 2019 12:51
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12605
Views: 375462

Re: The To Do List

Back from walk with the dog - yuk. We're all dry now and I'm tucking into my lunch. I forgot to add vote to my list, which I've now done. SO HARD! OMG I must have stood in the booth for ages tapping my fingers. I didn't know whether to vote tactically, or for my values. The party I have always suppo...
by Action
12 Dec 2019 09:03
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81610
Views: 3303618

Re: The First 7 Days

Morning everyone! Ruby...these darks evening do take the wind out of my sail too. It’s no wonder many animals hibernate this time of year. Only 9 days now until the Winter solstice and the shortest day and then things pick up again! ;)? The beginning of day 3 for me. Slept really well last night, wh...
by Action
12 Dec 2019 08:58
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12605
Views: 375462

Re: The To Do List

Morning Everyone! Oh my ... this weather. (w) Gearing myself to take the dog out ... I don’t actually mind walking in the rain it’s all the paraphernalia of getting her washed and dry when we get back. Tires me out! :) Like you aj I still haven’t made my mind up who to vote for. They all lie. I will...
by Action
11 Dec 2019 23:45
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11160
Views: 660458

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I’m lucky I never lost anything so precious but I certainly lost my self esteem and self worth over the years. I’ve been rebuilding my life over the last few years and it’s definitely time to finish the project. So many times I’ve gone back.......no more. With you on that one Leslans. I admire your...
by Action
11 Dec 2019 23:37
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81610
Views: 3303618

Re: The First 7 Days

The weather looks a bit hit and miss at the weekend spats... I don’t might cold bright sunny days but wet and windy ones suck, especially when you have a wet and muddy dog to contend with at the end of a walk. The amount of towels I wash is ridiculous! Fingers crossed it’s sunny though for you. Exce...
by Action
11 Dec 2019 09:34
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81610
Views: 3303618

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 2 commences here.
The sun is actually out here at the moment.
I hope the weather isn’t too awful where ever you are.

Good luck today all. ;)?
by Action
11 Dec 2019 09:33
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12605
Views: 375462

Re: The To Do List

Morning Everyone. My goodness, you all sound extremely busy with lots on your plate. So sorry to hear sad medical news about your cat Rachel. Pet insurance is a nightmare. I have insured my dog, with lifetime cover for conditions, but companies always exclude pre- existing conditions (something to r...
by Action
10 Dec 2019 23:02
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81610
Views: 3303618

Re: The First 7 Days

Great job everyone. I raise my chamomile tea to you BizzyBee! (::)
by Action
10 Dec 2019 21:17
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81610
Views: 3303618

Re: The First 7 Days

Quiet on here.
Day 1 complete. Phew.
by Action
10 Dec 2019 10:00
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11160
Views: 660458

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

One of the things that I notice about drinking is that time seems to fly past so quickly but that time is filled with nothing tangible or meaningful. I am back at square one. Had a horrible few day’s, digging myself deeper into a pit of despair (mostly about my circumstances) but I’m desperately cli...
by Action
10 Dec 2019 09:47
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81610
Views: 3303618

Re: The First 7 Days

Morning Everyone.
Day 1 for me. Had an awful few days but circumstances have improved so feeling more positive.
Have a good one. ;)?
by Action
21 Nov 2019 08:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11160
Views: 660458

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: 11160
Views: 660458

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: 11160
Views: 660458

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: 11160
Views: 660458

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: 12605
Views: 375462

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: 81610
Views: 3303618

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: 81610
Views: 3303618

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...