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100 Day Kickstart

Post by Topcat » 12 Feb 2016 09:43

Some members have requested a thread with a kind of tough love approach to sobriety. Tobin and the Moderating Team are quite happy with this, but wish to make it clear that, although a tougher approach and stern words will be acceptable, intimidation/bullying will not be tolerated in any form whatsoever.

Members posting on this thread must be willing to accept constructive criticism from other members and, indeed, it is to be welcomed from members who have gained sober time themselves and are willing to share their experience/expertise of the pitfalls and proven solutions.

Tobin and the Moderating Team would like to make it clear that the thread will be closed down at the first sign that the above conditions are not being adhered to.
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Post by Hedgehog » 12 Feb 2016 11:23

I'm in. :D
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Post by essay » 12 Feb 2016 11:59

I'm with you guys - sometimes I need a real boot up the backside

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Post by Shadowlad » 12 Feb 2016 12:28

essay wrote:I'm with you guys - sometimes I need a real boot up the backside
So do i :) Who's gonna give me one then ?

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Post by serend » 12 Feb 2016 12:34

Great idea, sometimes some straight talking is best ;)?
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Post by lucylu » 12 Feb 2016 12:58

I'm in! Do I start at 12 of 100?

Just counted from my Day 1 to 100 days... 10th May! Bring it on... I'm picturing myself on that day feeling so proud, cyber high fiving you all!

Very excited!

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Post by ktkt » 12 Feb 2016 13:57

Yaay! Thanks mods and Tobin. Good title too. ;)?
60 days of butt kicking still to go. Ouch ;)

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Post by Hedgehog » 12 Feb 2016 17:29

I wonder what this group will end up being called? The tonners? :D

Hope all are well. I've made some serious plans to help me reach 100 days. In a few days, a diet starts properly. Juicing for two days a week and healthy goodness the rest (with perhaps one treat day of a roast dinner or similar). It's a 4-week programme, so that should set me up well. I'm really looking forward to looking and, more importantly, feeling a whole lot better. Once the 4 weeks are up, I'm hoping that I'll feel so much better that I'll do it all again. And again. And so on. ;)?

Saying all that, I've just eaten toad in the hole, chips, carrots, peas, gravy and some homemade ratatouille thing I threw together with a sad-looking courgette I spotted in the fridge. Neither of us particularly like ratatouille and certainly not with gravy, but we have two empty plates. I couldn't even move to the car if I wanted to. :shock: Luckily, I don't want to.

What are your plans for the next 100 days?
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Post by lucylu » 12 Feb 2016 19:08

Hey Mrs H... I'm juicing too but got a bit carried away and had 2 juices and just fruit teas until 6pm... by which time I was headachey and moody. Had a massive portion of very tasty spag bol with loads of extra Parmesan... and feel a million dollars now. So I just need to remember to combine the juicing with proper food. I got super greens powder and goji berries and other stuff today too.

My plan is to be very busy but plan in some decent down time too. I'm starting a run of training programmes around the country which will take me on the road and need early starts and clear thinking and creativity... all things that are ideally suited to a sober brain & body!! So loads of incentive.

Also lots of "start with the end in mind" and picturing myself on the 10th May feeling great about my 100 days!

You knwo I'm a fan of Tony Robbins - found a lovely short video of him doing what he calls and "emotional flood" today - and did it... and it was incredibly powerful. so I plan to do that every few days too! Here it is if you fancy it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smhzRqHkpZs

Have a great weekend!

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Post by Hedgehog » 13 Feb 2016 10:21

That clip was incredible Mousey - thank you. Talk about starting the day in positive tears! :lol: <:)>

What was interesting was most of my memories were from way back. Before I started lying to everyone regarding my drinking. Reading posts from the long-term soberites, I know that if I stay off the booze, one day I'll start having good things happen again and they will become good memories.

And that's something I want. ;)?
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Post by lucylu » 13 Feb 2016 14:27

... and of course you will Mrs. H. Lot's of lovely new memories - start planning them now!! xx
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Post by ChamomileTea » 13 Feb 2016 15:44

Interesting. We are very nice to each other in the challenge threads. I'm so hard on myself when I slip though, that I like the gentle understanding in other threads.

So I'll be sticking to the challenges, but all the best to the people joining here! (::)

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Post by RainbowBrite » 13 Feb 2016 22:07

one thing I've learned is that it is only when I cut it out all together that I feel I reclaim my life properly. I'
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Post by Newt » 13 Feb 2016 22:19

Oh it does, life is so much better on soft drinks, fancy a glass of water baby? it'll put a smile on your face :D
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Post by Ginnyboss » 14 Feb 2016 08:42

Ok, sign me up for a spot of tough love. Goodness knows I need it. Everytime I slip ( or blow out), I'm disgusted with myself with all the usual feelings, but there's also a part of me that thinks it's ok as everybody struggles & everybody drinks. But they don't do they? & it's definitely not ok.....

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Post by Topcat » 14 Feb 2016 08:46

Loved that link Newts :lol: ;)?
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Post by Shadowlad » 14 Feb 2016 08:46

You are right Ginnyboss, it is definitely not ok if drinking alcohol is negatively affecting you and those around you. Well done for joining this thread.
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Post by Sammie » 14 Feb 2016 09:11

Ok sign me up. Have just dumped the remaining wine down the sink. Want to stop feeling like crap. Did 100 days once upon a time and felt amazing by the end of it, I would like to feel like that again please ;)?
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Post by Shadowlad » 14 Feb 2016 09:13

Sammie wrote:. Have just dumped the remaining wine down the sink. Want to stop feeling like crap.
Best thing you have done for yourself Sammie, well done.
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Post by Newt » 14 Feb 2016 09:18

Go for it Sammie (::) As you know withdrawal ends, drinking doesn't, the days are getting longer and the weather getting warmer, use natures uplifting abilities to spur you on to one very pleasant summer ;)?
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