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Post by Sheila » 30 Sep 2013 16:14

Many of you are aware of Sober October, a nationwide fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Trust and some of you are taking up the challenge (::)

\:)/ This new thread is for you! Good luck everyone \:)/
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Re: Sober October

Post by nowineforme » 30 Sep 2013 23:11

Hi Jali!

I'm doing the Sober October challenge too! Will get a few friends and family to sponsor me, but am using this challenge as a huge incentive to prolong my sobriety - 15 days today! \:)/

So hopefully if I make this I'll come out the other side with six weeks under my belt...at least that's the plan! :lol:

Thanks for taking up my suggestion Sheila and starting this thread - I hope that there will be quite a few of us on this challenge. ;)?

Good luck to us all. (::)

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Re: Sober October

Post by Sandy » 01 Oct 2013 07:22

Good luck everyone on your sobriety and fundraising!
great cause! ;)?
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Re: Sober October

Post by patty » 01 Oct 2013 07:26

I'm doing it \:)/

My on,y sponsor is my lovely hubby, and it too have had many day 1,s, but i am really going to try !!!

Good luck to everyone, keep posting, I will ;)?

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Re: Sober October

Post by frank_b » 01 Oct 2013 07:34

I had a look online and it doesn't seem to be run here in Australia yet. Regardless I am very keen to have a sober October and thus would like to sign up to this thread. I'm on Day 11. Hopefully by the end of October I will be on day 42. That would make me so happy.

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Re: Sober October

Post by chriscole » 01 Oct 2013 08:13

im in too !! a friend has sponsered me a tenner, so theres my motivation right there!
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Re: Sober October

Post by fresh-start » 01 Oct 2013 09:00

Best of luck everyone! A great cause! \:)/
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Post by nowineforme » 01 Oct 2013 10:31

How exciting! Hello everyone -let's keep the team spirit going! Nice to see you Patti - remember you from the 7 day thread! Glad Hubby sponsoring you!

Go us! \:)/

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Re: Sober October

Post by kaloo » 01 Oct 2013 10:53

Yey !!!! ....sober october and day 1 for me

Im actually kind of excited about it ....not sire why !!?!

Good luck all xxxxx

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Post by nowineforme » 01 Oct 2013 16:01

Great to see you Kaloo! ;)?

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Re: Sober October

Post by frank_b » 02 Oct 2013 01:17

Okay, so we've moved along nicely into our second day of Sober October. How is everyone feeling? Hope we are all remaining strong.

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Post by Whynot » 02 Oct 2013 06:41

Flushed with success and happiness at 2 days AF :shock: I'd like to sign up for Sober October

I'm a bit nervous I don't have a sponsor

So morning all on day 2

P.S. Slim, fit, happy, sober, positive sounds good to be Winker \:)/ to Jali
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Re: Sober October

Post by patty » 02 Oct 2013 07:23

Hi you guys ;)?

It's the 2nd October, 3 days AF and am still feeling very positive!!! Hubby is doing an excellent job in supporting me, he emptied the bottle bin :oops: and was at home when I came in from work last evening which is my trigger time, so we had an early supper and chilled,

Nice to see you too nowineforme :)

Good luck everyone

Love patti xxx

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Re: Sober October

Post by Ann Short » 02 Oct 2013 07:38

Room for a little one on here? :)
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Post by jaxom5 » 02 Oct 2013 07:51

Ann Short! Funny how the world works. I wanted to put out a shout for you yesterday on the Keeping In Touch thread but I just could not remember your name. My head, no reflection on you. I enjoy reading your posts so much. I do not mean to be disrespectful but the old grey went: ooh, her, let's go read, without fully absorbing the name. Daft old bugger me :lol:

Nice to see you back. Hope all is well. Sober October it is then.

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Post by Ann Short » 02 Oct 2013 08:00

Thanks Dave - no offence taken either :) .

I enjoy writing on the boards but struggled to find time to do it last time (one of the reasons I fell back into the "trap" of binge drinking). This time out though I have deliberately set aside some time each week to dedicate to coming on here and helping other people (where I can). I HAVE to do this until at least Christmas if nothing else - if I don't, there will be no Christmas presents for anyone as I will have binged the money away.

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Re: Sober October

Post by jane490 » 02 Oct 2013 08:14

I've also took the plunge and signed up for Sober October. Hoping that doing it for a good course will keep me motivated and determined to stick to it. Very daunting in reality as my track record is rubbish for remaining AF but with the help of BE Ifeel I am getting nearer to understanding this addiction and how it affects and works on us. Not sure whether to just send the money in myself or tell others I am on the challenge. The dilemma is most people will probably think I don't have a problem and have the occasional drink. :roll: I suppose I don't really want folk to know the extent to my problem by asking questions - maybe they won't, it's maybe just me being paranoid ! Anyway sorry it's a bit of a long post but sending <:)> and best wishes on this challenge to everyone.
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Re: Sober October

Post by faith2be » 02 Oct 2013 10:53

Hi all - re the questions. I know what you mean, but I think "I'm doing it for cancer charity and would you like to sponsor me a tenner then?" has a great ring to it, and it will be the same for "controlled" drinkers as us problem drinkers.
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Re: Sober October

Post by nowineforme » 02 Oct 2013 12:06

Hi everyone!

You're right Faith - no one can argue about the fact that Macmillan is a damn good cause! Jane, the fact that we're doing this challenge for charity is a bonus and also a great cover for our stopping drinking if we don't want to tell all and sundry that we're giving the booze a rest for more personal reasons! As soon as you say you're doing something for charity it usually shuts people up!

Perfect challenge really - self-preservation sugar-coated with a good dollop of altruism! (::)

Yay - come on everyone! Only 29 days to go! :lol:

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Re: Sober October

Post by faith2be » 02 Oct 2013 15:04

Yay!
I havent dared to commit to all october, but I just sat down and worked it out - I was planning to be sober (or at least no more than a glass or two at weekends) until the 23rd- but realise that's not going to happen, it'll be a bottle or three. So why not totally sober until the 23rd,
And that is only a week less than the entire month - so maybe this is for me too!
I'll gladly donate a tenner for myself.
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