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The Three Month Challenge.

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by sue » 01 Jul 2009 14:22

Am loving this three month challenge thread. I get loads of inspiration from peeps doing the long haul so congrats to everyone on here especially our double three monther, Momma :D :D And Sheila who's nearly there too. :D At the weekend I'll be a third of the challenge in and really looking forward to the next 2. Lots of <:)> <:)> <:)> all.
Sue xx

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Bela » 01 Jul 2009 21:48

I'm joining up today. Counting from a week ago.
Looking forward to some good company on the way. :D
Whatever works.

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Aaron.A » 01 Jul 2009 22:01

I'll join the pyscotic duck and shady looking penguin :mrgreen:
It's been a while since i could stand on my own two feet again

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Bela » 01 Jul 2009 23:41

right, you greeeeeen froggie
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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Momma Kitty » 02 Jul 2009 00:12

Yah!! Happy JULY 1st BE Challengers! <:)>

Hear I am!!! Yahooeey to all of us on another new challenge! Thank you Sue for the lovely kind comments to me and welcome to us all...We got an ARC goin' on in hear. There's a duck, a cow, a human, a penguin, a froggy and a kitty. Mrrroooooooooooooooooooooooow! Everyone in hear ROCKS!

Love to all,

Momma Kitty xo <:)> :mrgreen:

***WELCOME to all Newcomers entering the new Challenge!!!*** xo <:)>
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But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the man in the glass. "Dale" Wimbrow Sr.

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Sheila » 02 Jul 2009 12:22

Hi Gang
I'm joining up aswell :D My third attempt at the 3 month challenge began on 18th April, so roll on 17th July and I'll have done it at last :roll: :D :D
Good luck everyone
Sheila <:)> <:)>
COME ON CHRIS, WHERE ARE YOU !!!
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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by jasmine12 » 02 Jul 2009 13:06

Hi, you all, I just found The Three Month Challenge I'm going to join too sounds great, your all so nice I cant believe how good it is there are poeple out there all the same as me!!! :D I am starting from 25 June & so feel I can do it this time as I been soooo Ill this time I just hope I never relaspe,, good luck everyone <:)> Jasmine <:)>

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by sue » 02 Jul 2009 14:05

You're so close Sheila, be counting the days with you <:)> <:)>

Welcome Jasmine, glad to have you aboard this challenge and good luck <:)> <:)>

Yes, where are you Chris, missing you already <:)> <:)>
Sue xx

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Momma Kitty » 03 Jul 2009 04:30

Yah to all my BE Challenger Friends, <:)>

Yahooooooooooo Sheila...only a matter of sleeps left for you now my dear!!! Right ON I say!! Mrooooooooooww! x

A lovely WARM WELCOME to you Jasmine! x Hi Sue x I agree with you and Sheila....Chris??? Getteth thy Butt onto the challenge!!

I'm doing good tonight and off to read my books soon. Have a lovely Friday everyone!

Love to all,

Momma Kitty xo <:)> :mrgreen:
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And get pats on your back as you pass.
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the man in the glass. "Dale" Wimbrow Sr.

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by prufrock » 03 Jul 2009 04:43

Hi everyone,

It feels good to finally make it back! I've just looked back at my last post on the 6th of May before going off on my holiday to France and I can see why I stumbled. It seems that once you have stopped for a while you start to think you are imagining your dependence.

I made it through the first week of the hols quite easily without drinking but then had a glass of wine one night of the second week and then again on another night. I controlled it fairly well but when I got home I started to have a glass or two sometimes and then before I knew it I was right back to how I was before I found this site. I drank a full bottle of wine last night for the third night this week and feel like crap this morning.

I had been keeping an abstinence journal and managed to lose it somewhere on the trip and I didn't start another one. I also didn't log back on here. I thought I could control it.

I didn't manage to log on until June 20, which would have been my 3 month end date. Thanks to Sheila for missing me a little and encouraging me back. Congratulations on your challenge I know you will make it this time. I am signing up and today is day 1. I feel calmer already.

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by sue » 03 Jul 2009 10:11

Hi Prufrock, good to see you back, and back with abstinence again. I had a similar experience to yours at the beginning of the year. I'd gone 6 weeks and thought I could have the odd glass of wine with meals etc. I should have know really because I've never been able to have the odd glass of wine. As you said, you start imagining your dependence.
Welcome back and best wishes <:)> <:)>
Sue xx

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Bela » 03 Jul 2009 12:25

Bit of an echo chamber here. but that's my experience too. I went 5 months without.
I didn't even think of having wine intentionally, that I could handle it, but I lost my vigilence when it was put in front of me. Three weeks ago a clerk at a liquor store gave me a bottle of wine! Talk about a male alchohol fairy! Of course I took it and drank, even though it was not that great.

Prufrock, it is still an accomplishment that you didn't drink for the first week of your holiday. What a great learning experience there.
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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Sheila » 03 Jul 2009 16:59

Hi Gang, and welcome back Prufrock <:)> <:)> I think we can all relate to having those feelings you've described at some time :) Just when we think we've got this thing licked, it comes back and hits us again :roll:
This thread is starting to get nice and busy now :D good luck to everyone,
Sheila <:)> <:)>
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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Momma Kitty » 04 Jul 2009 01:16

Hi Friends and dear Prufrock, <:)> <:)> <:)>

I'm so sorry you felt alone on BE :( I feel shamed that I wasn't more welcoming to you. Please forgive me. :(

I am SO HAPPY that you are back and thrilled and meowilled that your on the challenge with all of us!! It's a great place to be and I hope to see you regular again now that you've returned home.

Love to you and to all,

Momma Kitty xo <:)> :mrgreen:
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life
And get pats on your back as you pass.
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the man in the glass. "Dale" Wimbrow Sr.

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Bela » 04 Jul 2009 16:44

Self respect!
Good for you Summer, it sure beats all. <:)>
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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Momma Kitty » 05 Jul 2009 02:13

Happy 4th of July Bela and Happy Saturday my BE Challengers! <:)>

Summer....Way to SHOW EM all I say! It sounds your right! July is YOUR Month and you are doing a fabulous job for sure!! xo

It's been a lovely day of sunshine and playing in my flower babies and now they've just had a lovely warm drink of rain - it doesn't get much better I say!

Love to all,

Momma Kitty xo <:)> :mrgreen:
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If you've cheated the man in the glass. "Dale" Wimbrow Sr.

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by sue » 05 Jul 2009 22:16

Bela, Momma, hope you had a lovely day yesterday :D
I'm a third of the way through this challenge. One month's abstenance today :D I'm really pleased because I kept doubting I'd get this far. Here's looking forward to the next 2 months and beyond.
Well done to everyone on here <:)> <:)> <:)>
Sue xx

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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Bela » 05 Jul 2009 22:49

Sue, isn't it nice when we suprise ourselves?
Looking foward to you good company in July and beyond.
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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by Momma Kitty » 06 Jul 2009 02:07

Evening Challengers, <:)>

Yah!!!! To Sue! What a fabulous accomplishment for you our friend!!!

I'm so meowilled and excited for you Sue! Congratulations on your Month...Upwards and Onwards to the next Victory everyone!

Love to all,

Momma Kitty xo <:)> :mrgreen:
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Re: The Three Month Challenge.

Post by sue » 06 Jul 2009 10:26

Thanks Momma and Bela, I love this thread :D Lots of positive vibes.
Sue xx

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