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Sleepyb wrote:
10 Oct 2019 08:39
Thank you jjjj, so excited. My mission now is to somehow get a camper van by June. I’m feeling like I’m too old to do the proper camping. I love camping but in a nice genteel campsite with my massive tent and my little luxuries.
Sounds fab, Sleepy! :D I saw this the morning, and Paul McCartney's apparently thinking about it doing it too ;)?

Drew, that rehab sounds great - very best wishes for when you start it, and do keep us up to date as to how it's going ;)?
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morning all - hope everyone well just checking in and reading the goss

love to all

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hello, check in time.
been sick 3 times today, horrible, barely managing to drink anything or eat.

good news though, my rehab might start next week as a bed is available now !!

cant come soon enough, had about 7 detoxes but never a rehab, so hope this works. may even opt to stay longer/relocate get help with onward housing etc..

much like banana did
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Evening all.

Any news cc? Seriously, grab this. I believe they’re not easy to access so please take full advantage.

So it will be 11 days sober for me tomorrow. This is sort of becoming my norm. I’ve been hit with a much needed 4 day break from work next week but already I’m terrified of messing everything up. But I’m working all weekend and then have 3 nights to contend with. Huge cravings today after spending minutes with my father. His I’ll ess is getting worse but he knows what he is doing and the nasty part of his personality is coming out. It triggers off all sorts of uncomfortable memories, feelings and emotions and then I get angry with my mum. I very nearly caved in town and then on the way home. But the thought of missing the gym tomorrow put me right off. I’m giving myself a day off from it on Sunday, but I’ll also have to have contact with my father that day.

So, it’s pouring with rain here. I love it and I wish I was out in it!! I’ve got the start of a cold so need to fight that.

Any exciting plans for the weekend anyone?

T xx

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Morning tad. I had a drink last night 🙄 my friend and I were meant to be going to the cinema and I got there first and the film we planned to see isn’t actually showing anymore so we decided to relocate to a pub within walking distance to both our houses. Bad idea.
Had a good night though and a lovely Indian but obviously feeling like crap today. I’m not feeling too discouraged but this is my danger zone now as I’ve often thought oh have a glass of wine it’ll take the edge off how rubbish you feel so I need to be strong and just power in through the hangover.
Raining here too. Daughter has football in a couple of hours then it’s just housework to look forward too.
Like you tad the thought of being too drunk/hungover to make the gym is becoming a big incentive not to drink so I’m hanging in to that for now xxx

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Just don’t drink today sleepy! That’s my problem. That way it carries on.

If I’m honest I’ve forgotten just how awful I felt last time and I’m fancying a drink a bit more than last week. No opportunity atm though so I’m holding off and taking full advantage.

Hopes everyone’s having a pleasant weekend???

T xx

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morning all - it is amazing how quickly you forget how crap you feel

I drank more than I wanted to this weekend - but not as much as I wanted to!

It's the worst of both worlds, you feel fed up for letting yourself down - but while you're doing it you feel pissed off that you can't go ballistic so it's no fun anyway - and you still do it!

good news on the rehab CC fingers crossed for an early start - let us know

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Morning all.

I caved last night Tarzan. Not as much as I wanted. I drank a bottle of wine and so wanted more but didn’t give in and went to bed. Feeling a bit tired today, which is actually good as I’m back on the dreaded nights tonight so I’ll be off to bed this afternoon.

T xx

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Drank this weekend. I seem to be in a v negative mindset at the moment and struggling to shift it.
I know I can stay away from the booze when I put my mind to it but just seem to be lacking my recent motivation at the moment 🙄🙄

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Ok sleepy.

So we are all on the same page, you, me and Tarzan. I managed 11 days until last Saturday when I had literally a single large red after work. After seeing my parents yesterday afternoon I sank a bottle of white. But it’s atill progress, huge progress. I can see your progression too. Try to be really strict today/tonight to get back on track and then seize it. The first day/night really can be the hardest can’t it?

My first night shift of three is looming. Oh the dread. I couldn’t sleep this afternoon and I’ve missed the gym. Double blow. On the flip side, I’m firmly back on track and I’m seeing one bottle and one large glass isn’t so bad in the grand scheme.

T xx

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are you guys keeping drink diaries? keeping tabs on units?

im going in on wed morning !!
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Thanks tad <:)>
I’ve managed to stay away from the drink tonight so hopefully will get a decent sleep and wake up feeling a bit more positive. Missed spin tonight though as I’m feeling too tired and despondent to leave the house.
No I don’t keep a drink diary CC. I’m not sure I want to know how many units I put away when I’m at my worst.
Good luck for Wednesday. Will you still be able to post in here whilst you there?

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good luck for tomorrow CC we're thinking of you
I do keep a drink diary of units so I can see the trends
feeling terrible today - think it's a hangover with vertigo - think i'm gonna have to go home and go to bed

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cheers guys. not allowed phone for 2 weeks. not sure then after.
im packing up stuff now, i went and printed a photo of me and my girls to put in my room.

im more anxious about my turn to cook more than anything! and i love to cook! .

not planning to drink in the morning,so will be relying on the doctor to give me the librium when i arrive.
im currently on approx 20 units a day.

hope u feel better tarzan
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Best of luck Chris. We will all be thinking of you. Didn’t think you’d be allowed your phone for a while, try to remember to let us know how you’re doing when the two weeks are over. All the best.

T xx <:)>

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Very brave chriscole. Very brave. Cheering on from the sidelines mate. Cowboy.
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It's a really good move Drew ;)?

I hope it all goes well for you - everyone here on BE will be rooting for you :)
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Lots of support and best wishes from me too <:)>
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thanks guys,i will keep you posted x
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All the best Drew <:)>
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