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Re: Regrouping

Posted: 07 Oct 2019 11:59
by Cowboy
Thanks for letting me lick my wounds here for a spell. Enough regrouping for me. Time to get on with it. Time for the reality that I cannot drink sensibly to kick in. I don't know why I am so stubborn. I have a problem and it needs to be fixed. Take care all.

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 08 Oct 2019 08:40
by Sleepyb
Cowboy, obviously come and see us in here anytime!
How is everyone else? You feeling better Mr T?
Tad are you there? Your comment about moving on has scared me that you’re leaving us!!!!
Bizzy? I keep thinking about Essay, if you’re looking in my friend please say hello xx

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 08 Oct 2019 11:53
by Tarzan
Hi all,

adios cowboy! I'll follow your postings back on the road thread!

I'm feeling well nauseous - had vertigo last night - awful room spinning - and it leaves me feeling nauseous for the day afterwards - sometimes more - urgh

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 08:20
by Sleepyb
Groooouuupppiiieeesss!! It was so busy on here and now it’s quitened down.
Mr T you feeling better this morning?

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 08:37
by Tarzan
Hey Sleepy - I was feeling better till I rolled over after turning the alarm off and off we went again so still a bit nauseous. there are moves you can do to stop the vertigo apparently - i'll have to look them up.
AF last night as well - I usually like to feel a bit better than this when I've done the AF -bugger!
It is funny when loads of people suddenly post here and then disappear - but we all read threads without commenting so nothing strange really I suppose
I still love us all and am just happy to be here - slowly making steps, slowly getting a grip, slowly watching the lost days get less and less
it's all good!
Love to all

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 09:06
by Tadpole
Morning all.

Life just seems so hectic right now that it’s sometimes hard to post. I’m sober 8 days now. I’ve had three drinking nights in the last month!!! I feel amazing ans the cravings are so much less and easier to deal with.

Anyway, off to pump before work today. The gym is keeping me more than sane but I’ve got to watch it as it’s become a new addiction.

Tarzan hope you feel better. Sleepy, I’ll hang around. Don’t want to become complacent with the new found me!!!

T xx

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 11:29
by Cowboy
Wow Tadpole. Your post is so positive and it looks like you are in a good place. Addiction to the gym sounds like a good thing.

Hope all groupies have a great AF day.

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 17:14
by chriscole
have you tried l glutamine tad?
a guy on the recovery elevator podcast swears by taking the powered form and putting some under his tongue if a craving hit

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 17:39
by Mark.
Yeah, go Tad \:)/ (::)

I hope you feel better by the end of the day, Tarzan ;)?

I know this is belated, but well done for gettimg a Glasto ticket, Sleepy! :D

That's an interesting suggestion, thanks Drew ;)?

<:)> to all.

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 18:46
by Trojan
Chriscole, I looked up the rehab place you mentioned. It looks like they run a solid evidence-based programme ;)?

Do you know yet how long you'll be there?

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 20:31
by chriscole
3 months and more hopefully

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 22:46
by Trojan
That's good - a clean break, and a solid foundation ;)?

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 10 Oct 2019 08:39
by Sleepyb
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.
Tad gym addiction is fine addiction to have surely?
I might buy some of the glutamine though I must say I don’t seem to get cravings so much recently on a normal day to day basis (I hope I’m not speaking too soon), it’s the drinking when I’m out I’m needing to try and focus on right now. I think if I could master that it would be such a massive step for me but I’m still finding it hard and like I’ve said previously, I really don’t want to hide away forever so I’m not faced with drinking situations as they are, unfortunately, a fact of life.

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 10 Oct 2019 09:55
by Mark.
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 ;)?

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 11 Oct 2019 09:42
by Tarzan
morning all - hope everyone well just checking in and reading the goss

love to all

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 11 Oct 2019 20:16
by chriscole
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

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 11 Oct 2019 20:37
by Tadpole
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

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 12 Oct 2019 09:47
by Sleepyb
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

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 12 Oct 2019 16:43
by Tadpole
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

Re: Regrouping

Posted: 14 Oct 2019 09:03
by Tarzan
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

love to all