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Re: Regrouping

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chriscole wrote:
29 Sep 2019 00:38
my application for funding for rehab was yesterday, i will get the yes or no by tue or wed.
Keeping everything crossed for you Drew <:)>
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Morning everyone
Nice to have more peeps posting on here too.
I hope you're application gets approved chriscole Will keep 🤞🤞 for you.
How's everyone weekends been?
I drank Friday night and last night 😣 Not stupid amounts but enough for me to feel a bit eugh in the mornings.
Need to make sure I don't give in to cravings later as I know they'll be there.
Going to make a plan to keep busy
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hi all - bit weird posting on a sunday for me but had to transfer some cash about so sprked up the old laptop - i also drank fri/sat but again not too bad - i used to do 8-9 pints now i don;t want to drink past four - cant believe i used to do nine! i must have been smashed

anyway nice to see some new (for here) faces - good luck with the funding chris - we're all here for you

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Morning all!!

Chris you know we are always here.

Morning everyone else. I’ve been galloping along the sober trail but can feel a Sunday afternoon release coming on. I’m pained just thinking about it already!

T xx

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Morning all. Well it’s been a weekend of drinking for me 🙄. I feel like complete crap. My son is angry with me. I’m going to try and go for a swim today in the hope it’ll freshen me up. I’m such a bloody idiot (w)

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Swimming's good sleepy - there's something almost meditative about it for me - especially if the pools not too crowded and you get a bit of space to yourself - I need to go swimming!

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thanks for the support.
i got the funding \:)/
hopefully going on the 28th oct.
need to sort this.
is banana still around?
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LB hasn't been around for ages. I wonder how he's doing - has anyone heard?

Really pleased to hear your news chriscole. Keep yourself in good order until the 28th. This can be your turning point ;)?
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Good news Chriscole. Try and keep posting til then x

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chriscole wrote:
30 Sep 2019 21:11
thanks for the support.
i got the funding \:)/
hopefully going on the 28th oct.
need to sort this.
is banana still around?
Well done Chris, really hope it works out for you. ;)?

Had a weekend of drinking too, Fri started fine, a glass of wine with dinner but before I knew it Jim was pouring me a Morgan's and coke, needless to say I didn't refuse, sober sat but 3/4 bottle of wine sun, wasn't hungover today but slept late. Frightened to sign up for stoptober in case I fail. :mrgreen:

Dinny beat yourself up sleepy, nothing can change the past. <:)> Hope you enjoyed your swim, I've been pretty lazy recently, got a lot on my mind, need to get my act together. <:)>

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Morning folks
That's fab news chris \:)/ Really pleased for you
Sleepy, I hope you're feeling better. And like Ruby days, you can't change the past, focus on the future <:)>
How's everyone else doing?
I just about manager to swerve a drink on Sunday. Was very close to giving in though! Got a busy week so shouldn't be too hard to stay sober. Got an evening wedding doo on Saturday though so doubting I'll manage that 🙄 Think I'm going to be realistic for the moment and say I'm going to try and stay sober 6/7 days a week. I've got something on most weekends that will involve drinking and not sure I want to battle with myself then feel like crap when I fail. Maybe if I do the 6 out of 7 for a few weeks I'll be able to move forward to 7/7. We'll see!
Have a good Tuesday everyone
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:\: morning all. Great news chris :) I'm looking forward to starting some councelling on the 7th. Sleepyb swimming is excellent got the bug again whilst I was away last week and have now joined a gym with a swim only membership , went yesterday and going again today :)
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chriscole wrote:
30 Sep 2019 21:11
i got the funding \:)/
hopefully going on the 28th oct.
need to sort this.
is banana still around?
So pleased to read that Drew ;)?

I too hope Loose Banana is doing ok. If you're looking in LB, please get in touch <:)>
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Morning all. Well I had some wine last night, not huge amounts but went to dinner with an old work colleague and was still feeling rubbish from the weekend drinking I kind of didn’t really know what else to do. I mean I had s lovely time seeing my friend but now so annoyed with myself, thinking how much better I would be feeling this morning if I’d avoided the drink yesterday. Oh well it’s the first and everyone is in about going sober for October so I guess that’s a good bit of motivation to see if I could make it to the end of the month.
I did feel a bit better after the swim yesterday so don’t know why I had to balls it up by drinking some more last night.
Having a bit of anxiety anyway at the mo due to some stuff going on in my personal life and work is getting on my nerves but I know I’ll deal with it so much better with a clear head.

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blimey - close your eyes for a minute and it all happens - good news on the funding chris - really excellent

sleepy i'm going for the stoptober thing - partly to help practice for not having so much money following potential redundancy and partly cos I need to - mainly cos I need to
so of course I had extra last night as it was the 'last' night - why do people do that - get extra twatted before we give up - I mean I wasn't twatted but you know what I mean

anyway feeling very positive about life in general today - not sure why - although I too have been feeling anxiety creeping in for no specific reason recently - most strange

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Morning!!!

Fab mews cc. I haven’t heard anything from or about banana.

I drank wine last night. No reason. Just felt like it. Suffering today but getting back on it.

Until later...

T xx

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Good morning. 2nd day of Oct so 2nd day of being AF. Can I make it to the end of the month?? I hope we all can groupies!!
Work today and not a lot more exiting to say than that. Had a really bloody difficult spin class last night and not sure whether it was genuinely extra hard or I was just extra useless after having drink over the weekend.
Trying to also make swimming a daily thing, like you say Mr T I find it quite meditative and anything that helps my sometimes quite sh*t mental state can only be a good thing. I’m trying to keep my costume in my car so I can sneak one in at some point during the work day

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Morning sleepy - keeping your costume in the car? you sound like a super hero!

day 2 here as well and, like you, bored at work

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Haha yes I do don’t I Mr T, the ‘sneaking one in during the day’ sounds a bit dubious too and could be misconstrued in various ways.

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Oh it also just certainly occurred to me Mr T, yours and mine favourite programme starts tonight, The Apprentice! Yay!
I can’t believe it was a year ago you were saying something about very thick people whilst I was singing it’s praises! Do you remember?

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