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by Sheila
02 Mar 2009 11:04
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Jaycee - Thanks for your thoughts. <:)> When that old EAF comes around and I'm feeling negative, I log in here for a "fix" to find what I need to keep going. There is so much inspiration here. Just reading various posts, and to have people reply to my ramblings is a great comfort. I find it makes me...
by Sheila
02 Mar 2009 09:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

HI Bela :) Thanks for your support. As for "Who would know" - well, I admit to giving that one serious consideration, but decided I would only really be cheating myself and although I wasn't proud of having those few sips, I would be even less proud if I wasn't honest about it. That sounds really na...
by Sheila
01 Mar 2009 17:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Thanks Kitty
Your words make me feel a little better.
Sheila <:)> <:)>
by Sheila
01 Mar 2009 17:16
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi everyone :) Hope you're all still doing really well. Two months out of the way, one more to go :!: Haven't been here for a few days as I've been really busy organising a suprise 80th birthday party for my Mum. And that's where I've NOT DONE SO WELL. Not sure why, but at the party, I joined with e...
by Sheila
23 Feb 2009 11:08
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi everyone :) Thanks for all your thoughts and wishes. MOMMA KITTY - so glad you're back :!: so missed your unique words of support and encouragement. Really hope you're feeling stronger. <:)> <:)> BUPSTER - still thinking of you. Don't know what else to say except try to keep positive and think ni...
by Sheila
20 Feb 2009 09:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi Muriel
Good to hear from you. Nice to know some of my ramblings are of help!!
Sheila <:)> <:)>
by Sheila
19 Feb 2009 21:10
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi Bupster Sorry you're feeling so bad too. I'm not physically tired but mentally tired. I've got so much s***t happening at the moment. I keep feeling that I would really like to get wrecked just to forget all the problems. I'm sure I coped better through the alcohol haze, but the sensible bit of m...
by Sheila
19 Feb 2009 15:11
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Thanks for that Bela - made me cry again :cry: :D :!: <:)>
by Sheila
19 Feb 2009 14:28
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi Bela Think I spoke too soon this morning. I've had a really crap day since I posted. I keep crying and losing it. I even had a go at my dogs!! Don't know whats wrong with me today. :? I should be at my bowls club this afternoon but just can't face it in case I start crying again. I think it's all...
by Sheila
19 Feb 2009 09:42
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi everyone :) Seems quiet here at the moment. Hope that's a good sign. Well it's now 7 weeks today - more than half way through this challenge. Hope everyone is still hanging on. :!: My daughter has finally had her operation and thankfully all's well. Can't say the same for our business though - bu...
by Sheila
11 Feb 2009 15:51
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi again Thanks for your thoughts, much appreciated, but we've just found out that owing to a serious road accident and a very sick baby, my daughters operation has had to be postponed until Monday next week. Her bed was needed and her surgeon had to operate on the baby. Not too good on the old nerv...
by Sheila
11 Feb 2009 10:17
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi Momma Kitty Thanks for your post. Have you had your medical yet? Thought it's this month. You sound so positive still. Shame about the not sleeping too well. Stopping drinking has had the opposite effect on me - I sleep so well now. Weird. :? Today's going to be a tough one. My daughter is having...
by Sheila
10 Feb 2009 09:22
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: The Confession Parlour...
Replies: 4625
Views: 353371

Re: The Confession Parlour...

Hi everyone, Haven't visited this confession parlour before. Very moving posts and so many that I can relate to. I've been catching up with your posts after being away on holiday and several of you have mentioned 'EAF' - can anyone explain for me what this/it is? I only joined this site last month s...
by Sheila
09 Feb 2009 16:31
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi everyone Well, I'm back from France and can't believe I stayed sober for the whole of the holiday. Incredible :!: :!: It wasn't easy though, especially the first night. Our normal routine is to unpack, have a few drinks, have a meal, then a few more drinks and then stagger to bed absolutely wreck...
by Sheila
26 Jan 2009 14:41
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi Bela, Momma Kitty & Darcy Bela, what a good idea to keep a journal!! Thank you!! I'll definately do that. You're right, writing thoughts and feelings down can be very theraputic. I always start my day with a long soak in the bath, so this is when I'll make my daily entries. When I get back, I'll ...
by Sheila
25 Jan 2009 12:28
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

Hi all and welcome newbies!! I signed up for this three month challenge and so far have coped with social occasions without too much difficulty. On day 25 now - amazing for me!!!! Things are getting worse regarding our livelehood though. Our business looks near to having to close down. So, as we hav...
by Sheila
21 Jan 2009 17:29
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking
Replies: 2694
Views: 203579

Re: Positive things i notice when i drink less

Hi Dave D i've had such a crap week so far and an even crappier day today. I'm on day 21 and have to admit to feeling those nagging cravings alot this afternoon. But having just read your list - I had such a good laugh that it's taken all the cravings away and I feel positive again!!! Many thanks, a...
by Sheila
19 Jan 2009 11:10
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 863578

Re: NEW MEMBERS - PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE

Hi everyone Have a busy day agead of me but just spent the last hour reading all the posts from the weekend!!Welcome to all new members. Very interesting comments on all posts. I drank heavily for about 10 years, can't say why I started. There was a time when we would buy spirits only for Xmas and t...
by Sheila
15 Jan 2009 10:10
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Three Month Challenge: January-June 2009
Replies: 570
Views: 38297

Re: Three Month Challenge

HI Tony Great to read your post - you're so positive. I'm on day 15 now and still get that little ***** nagging at me. That feeling of 'maybe I can cut down now' I get quite often, but am determined to ignore it!! Keep making your posts - they really help!! Momma Kitty - How's it going? We're both o...
by Sheila
14 Jan 2009 15:12
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 863578

Re: NEW MEMBERS - PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE

Hi scared Very moved by your story. I too live near the south coast, and I suppose appointments are harder to come by as we live in the most densly populated area of the country. Don't lose heart though, keep coming back to this site. Everyone here offers so much support and encouragement. Amazingly...