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Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Trojan » 25 Dec 2019 08:14

\:)/ Best wishes to all for Christmas, and in the New Year to come :D \:)/
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by martha » 25 Dec 2019 09:20

Merry Christmas, all! \:)/

I'm grateful to be experiencing it sober and hangover-free \:)/
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Wilson » 25 Dec 2019 10:24

Am cooking.
To be honest I cook everyday :?

Turkey breast, pigs in blankets, stuffing balls, roasties, yorkies, vegetables.

The favourite part for me being the piggy’s ;)?

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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by smh1 » 25 Dec 2019 16:10

Merry Christmas all! \:)/
Keep on keeping on. It might be your last chance. :)

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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Maria » 25 Dec 2019 19:13

Yayi did it Merry Christmas
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Post by xxxkateyxxx » 25 Dec 2019 23:19

Merry Christmas everyone ;)? <:)>
I'm in bed sober \:)/ I really did today an hour at a time and although it's been stressful for the past week I still did it alcohol free.
Well done Maria, it feels good doesn't it (::)
Tomorrow is another day but I'm glad to be waking up hangover free.

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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Sleepyb » 25 Dec 2019 23:32

I bloody did it too! First Xmas day in literally years without a drink. Like you katey, I had to do one hour at a time. Soooo close at points, father in law brought me some lovely champagne and it played on my mind at various points of the day. But I made it. Well done us xxxx

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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Topcat » 26 Dec 2019 07:23

\:)/ Well done Sleepy, Katey, Maria and everyone else who got through Christmas Day alcohol free - massive well done \:)/ (::)
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Leslans » 26 Dec 2019 07:29

Smashed it <:)>
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Maria » 26 Dec 2019 08:59

Me too ;)? Today may be harder. .well done everybody ;)?
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Sleepyb » 26 Dec 2019 11:14

Thanks all <:)>
Hour by hour Maria. I’m out shopping today so im safe for a bit. It’ll be when we get in and the cheese and crackers come out 🙄🙄

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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Mooths » 26 Dec 2019 20:38

Very happy to report that I too have had a completely sober Christmas - my first ever (well, since childhood!)

Many congrats to everyone!
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Maria » 26 Dec 2019 20:46

Congrats Mooths ;)? How did you get on Sleepy ?I've had a few sober ones ,not for a few years ,it feels strange,,Good ;)?
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Cherry10 » 26 Dec 2019 22:23

Well done everyone, happy to have got thru it AF (::)

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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by martha » 26 Dec 2019 22:34

All good and sober with me, thank goodness. I was given booze as gifts :shock: but I'll be giving it away to friends over the next few days.
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Sleepyb » 27 Dec 2019 06:43

Maria, yes I did it! Been very odd but in a good way although I’d be lying if I said I didn’t come extremely close at times. I just kept saying to myself if I still wanted a drink in an hour, then I’d allow myself one and that tactic seemed to work xxx

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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Shadowlad » 27 Dec 2019 07:14

A huge well done to everyone for making it through Christmas day. Its so hard for a lot of people, lots of pressure from others at this time of year to 'drink and be merry'. For me it would be 'drink, be ill and kickstart the obsession'. I enjoyed some cold Appletiser with the dinner and a lovely day was had by all ;)? <:)>
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Blifter » 27 Dec 2019 07:30

Well done everyone who has made it through the last few days, it can be very tricky (although, as ever with our problem, it gets easier with time).

If you planned to be sober but didn’t manage it, try not to be too hard on yourself - a lot of temptation and pressure at this time of year - but also, slightly paradoxically, don’t use it as an excuse i.e. everyone’s doing it - own it and make a plan - maybe next time that plan will work 😀

Best, Blifter
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Shadowlad » 27 Dec 2019 08:09

Great advice Blifter, all the best to you and all here :) <:)>
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Re: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style

Post by Cherry10 » 28 Dec 2019 19:28

Well done to all making it through the holidays AF, Not been too hard for me as I have barely left the house! Keep going everyone \:)/

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