The Next 2 - 4 Weeks

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Did you sleep OK in the end, Hopeful mum?
I sometimes absent-mindedly skip an anti-depressant, but it's OK so long as I carry on as normal the next day.
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Day 24 - still plodding along and riding the roller coaster off cravings.

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TrueMe wrote:
29 Dec 2021 12:25
Day 24 - still plodding along and riding the roller coaster off cravings.
Well done TrueMe! Plodding or sprinting, you are winning! I was browsing earlier and someone had posted a massive list of things to do/distractions when they had a craving. I think I might write a list too and follow a few of their ideas as well ;) Keep going! You’re doing really well!

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Happy New Year Everyone. \:)/ \:)/ <:)>

Bringing in 2022 sober - day 27.

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TrueMe wrote:
31 Dec 2021 13:17
Happy New Year Everyone. \:)/ \:)/ <:)>

Bringing in 2022 sober - day 27.
Yay! Well done TrueMe! Excellent work! Happy New Year! We'll be along in a bit to celebrate with you! 🦦🐌🎆🎇🎆

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Day 9 so just a newbie to this thread... I remember at least 5 years ago attempting this thread and calling it the tworkers.... two / four :D

So hello fellow tworkers... well done on some great strides on here especially over the tempting holiday season.

My last drink was Boxing Day... really boxed myself into realising I never want to drink again ... managed 6 months last year so know I can do it.

\:)/ \:)/ :\: :\:

Good work tworkers :P :lol2: (::)

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Yay Maypole! You’re on the next challenge already! Well done!

Hope you’re ok TrueMe ;)?

I never know what to call people on this thread, Tweakers? Tworkers? Not Twerkers though :D

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Hahahahaha definitely NOT the twerkers… definitely tweaking the skills started on the 7 day thread whilst feeling like a real dork.

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Day 10… just…. Worst night sweats insomnia… 1.15am. :roll: :roll: :roll: :\: :\: :\:

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Maypole wrote:
04 Jan 2022 14:15
Hahahahaha definitely NOT the twerkers… definitely tweaking the skills started on the 7 day thread whilst feeling like a real dork.



Day 10… just…. Worst night sweats insomnia… 1.15am. :roll: :roll: :roll: :\: :\: :\:
Hang on in there,.Maypole! It will get better.
You're doing great :mrgreen:
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Thanks Martha <:)> <:)>

Day 11

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Day 12… nearly 2 weeks under my belt… very quiet on the tworkers or teefers thread.

Slept 8 hours straight last night… was amazing… bloating finally dissipating… but still have the aftermath of 6 months of overeating and drinking 1-2 bottles wine daily to contend with… slow and steady.

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Aww, sorry I haven’t popped in Maypole, I do usually, don’t know why I missed a few days. I’m glad you got a decent nights sleep, it makes such a difference to how one feels. I have made a start on the health front, slow and steady is a great approach. I’m giving myself 12 months to see the difference I want, I’m in for the long haul!

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<:)> <:)> Swordie xxx

Good luck on the 12 month health overhaul… Can i join you?

I have 15 kg to lose.. or 2.5 stone

Day 13… slowly starting to feel human again and sleeping better… although I have some melatonin to help.

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Hello tofweekers,

My brain is a bit empty this morning so just popping in to say hi and just let you know you are no longer flying solo Maypole. I think the brain fog is lack of sugar induced. I haven't had any (outside of what you find in wine) for more than 2 years and had quite a bit over the last 3 weeks in the build up to Christmas and the first few days of stopping the booze. Last night was a struggle but I knew how happy I would be waking up and knowing I didn't cave and eat a pack of chocolate biccy's.
Right... time to go get the henna on my roots. Takes about 5 hours to do its thing so today is taken care of!

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Good morning everyone. ;)?
I’ve graduated on to this thread.
Swords how long have you been af for so far? You certainly seem upbeat and ready to take on the world!
Alizarin I also used food to get through last night.
Maypole well done on 2 weeks! I’ve got a stone to lose too could be more if it keep eating through my cravings!!
Martha how are you?
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Great to see you here Alizarin and Kath \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ Well done!

Must be winding down time for you Maypole, hope you’ve had a good day ;)?
kath wrote:
08 Jan 2022 10:51
Swords how long have you been af for so far? You certainly seem upbeat and ready to take on the world!
I’m not like this in real life Kath! This is my BE online personality :D In real life I am quiet and boring :geek: I stopped in mid November, I am on day 54 today. I had a detox so I haven’t done it on my own. I’ve also had to come clean to a few friends as they would not let me do the detox unless I was with a responsible adult over night (no partner here). It was terrible having to admit what I am and ask for help from friends, but they have been very supportive and non-judgemental. With the benefit of hindsight perhaps this is something I should have done years ago but I had to practically demand it and be quite pushy to get the detox. As for the fitness, I’ve only just started so it’s early days yet. The first 6 weeks of sobriety all I did was the basics, work, dinner, laundry, early to bed, read and eat chocolate.

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Well good for you for getting through it and having the courage to ask for help! I bet you feel loads better now!
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kath wrote:
08 Jan 2022 15:47
Well good for you for getting through it and having the courage to ask for help! I bet you feel loads better now!
Thanks Kath <:)>

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Welcome Alizarin and Kath :\: :\: <:)> <:)> \:)/ \:)/

Very courageous and inspiring Swordie… especially to start that process just 6 weeks out from Xmas ,,, huge respect to you <:)> <:)>

Day 14 to me… I have spent 2 weeks, sleeping and napping, and resting and watching Netflix and eating chocolate and having herbal teas and protein powder smoothies and some vitamins….with the fresh Covid explosion and non stop rain it hasn’t been too onerous locking myself away in my first weeks of sobriety ( no partner either) … but back to work tomorrow and am frankly petrified. I find i become particularly nervous and scared of socialising and seeing anyone when I try to stop drinking… so many years were consumed by drinking to abate shyness and now fear of temptation and fear of seeing people that I have become a complete recluse.

Xx May

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kath wrote:
08 Jan 2022 10:51
Good morning everyone. ;)?
I’ve graduated on to this thread.
Swords how long have you been af for so far? You certainly seem upbeat and ready to take on the world!
Alizarin I also used food to get through last night.
Maypole well done on 2 weeks! I’ve got a stone to lose too could be more if it keep eating through my cravings!!
Martha how are you?
Hey Kath! I'm well, thanks. Still plodding along sober, coming up for 9 months :shock: Needing to now tackle my fitness levels. Mayb e Monday. Maybe :mrgreen:

Well done, everyone!! \:)/
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