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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 12 Nov 2019 01:39

You’re so right Sal ;)? I’ve often caved at the half way point. One thing in my favour is that I have a week AF under my belt to help me through. I’m also in a better place emotionally having the support of someone who cares for me and actually saying to new friends that I don’t drink. I’m going to do my hardest to get through November AF, that’ll give me 37 days AF.

Zelda you are starting to shine through - you seem a different person nowadays. Keep going and your card making keeps you busy and distracted from drinking. (I need a distraction from the sugary foods that have crept in as a substitute (w) )

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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 15 Nov 2019 22:49

15 days and still going strong ;)? Both my ex client and a very dear friend died recently (both had Alzheimer’s/dementia) and I never once thought I needed a drink or cigarette. I hope I’ve cracked it this time but I won’t be complacent

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Re: Sober November

Post by SoberBoots » 15 Nov 2019 23:57

Spats wrote:
15 Nov 2019 22:49
15 days and still going strong ;)? Both my ex client and a very dear friend died recently (both had Alzheimer’s/dementia) and I never once thought I needed a drink or cigarette. I hope I’ve cracked it this time but I won’t be complacent
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Re: Sober November

Post by Jj123 » 16 Nov 2019 05:04

Well done spats that’s fantastic.
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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 18 Nov 2019 22:42

Day 18 and still sober and no cigarettes ;)?

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Re: Sober November

Post by SoberBoots » 19 Nov 2019 07:47

Nice going Spats!

Quiet in here, innit? How's everyone doing?
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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 20 Nov 2019 22:04

Yes it has gone quiet on here SB ;)
Two thirds of the way through November \:)/

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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 20 Nov 2019 22:05

Perhaps everyone is hibernating :lol2:

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Re: Sober November

Post by Bluebottle » 20 Nov 2019 22:08

Still here and still sober.

20/30

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Re: Sober November

Post by SoberBoots » 20 Nov 2019 22:28

Ruby&Tilly wrote:
20 Nov 2019 22:08
Still here and still sober.

20/30

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Re: Sober November

Post by Winkler » 21 Nov 2019 23:24

Hello all, hope it’s ok to pop up here again. Check in how you’re doing :\:
So I’ve signed up to a couple of Xmas dos, group ones I can’t really get out of without offending people
Going out with people who don’t know I don’t drink is always challenging
I was wavering a bit today when I accepted the 2nd one, and anxious but think I’ve got my head around it now
The sober school website helped about having a good time without alcohol I’ll post the link in case it helps anyone else https://thesoberschool.com/no-fun-without-alcohol-myth/
That’s all I have today! :)
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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 22 Nov 2019 09:45

Still 20/30 - slipped up last night (w)

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Re: Sober November

Post by SoberBoots » 22 Nov 2019 15:05

Spats wrote:
22 Nov 2019 09:45
Still 20/30 - slipped up last night (w)
I often used to relapse at about the 3 week mark too Spats. Remember what good progress you've made overall though - context is important. At one point you struggled to clock up more than a few days sober. Also you get sober again more quickly now.

For me, I wasn't able to break the pattern until I fully committed to permanent sobriety - but I know this isn't the same for everyone.

Anyway, dust off and carry on <:)>
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Re: Sober November

Post by Bluebottle » 23 Nov 2019 01:14

Feeling almost back to normal, long may it last. Had a craving for the first time in ages, probably boredom, wasn't that hard to resist.

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Re: Sober November

Post by SoberBoots » 23 Nov 2019 12:09

Glad things are improving Moira.

I'm busy cooking - got a group of frineds coming tonight. One's really irritating when drunk, so I hope she doesn't overdo it. There's one other non-drinker.
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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 24 Nov 2019 09:26

Hope your evening went well Sal and your friend wasn’t too drunk :P

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Re: Sober November

Post by SoberBoots » 24 Nov 2019 10:36

It was good thanks Spats! People were nicely merry but not OTT. I'm having a lazy day today - it was a five course meal for 8, so lots of prep. And I find entertaining on my own quite hard work. So it's sofa, books, and films for me today.
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Re: Sober November

Post by Bluebottle » 24 Nov 2019 21:04

Hi spats, Sally, hope you had a relaxing day and that you've got a dishwasher. ;)

My idea of entertaining is phoning just eat. Lol.

Feeling much better, cancelled my volunteering tomorrow but taking Jim to look at cars, his died. Thanks again to everyone that supported me through a difficult time.

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Re: Sober November

Post by Jj123 » 25 Nov 2019 06:40

Doing great ruby
Nearly there team
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Re: Sober November

Post by Spats » 26 Nov 2019 21:08

So far it’s 24/30 and may still be the same tomorrow- may decide to have a drink after the funeral :| But after that it’ll be the straight and narrow path to the end of the month ;)?

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