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  • I decided to quit vaping yesterday (nicotine in all shapes n forms riles anxiety symptoms for me). So, now my new addiction is food. And coffee (need to quit that as well, due to anxiety)I always seem to have at least one addiction on the go. But I'm only human and at least for me, food doesn't rile anxiety symptoms. But…
  • @Sinisterbarbie1 I was on a pink cloud during my very first (long) sober streak. I managed 134 days. I would get overcome with emotion just looking at the sky. Everything in the world felt new and shiny and somehow magical. I was literally walking on sunshine lol. I do wonder if I will / can experience that a second time?…
  • @AR10at50 your almost into double figures now ! Building an alcohol free streak is great for motivation and confidence I find. It's great that you have a reason to stay dry after your skin treatment, I'm at a point now that I love it when I'm told 'you can't drink any alcohol.....while on these tablets.....while using…
  • 😊 it was a magical getaway for me. A lovely break and I enjoyed it all the more with a clear head. Kate Bee makes an interesting point about FOMO (fear of missing out) especially on holidays or trips away. She said that everyone is missing out on something. Nobody can have a complete experience of anything. There is only…
  • It really felt like a fairytale ✨️ I loved it. Thank you so much 🤗😊 and I am thrilled that I can help to give you hope and motivation, that's why we have our little thread, it really helps me so much, too. You CAN do this. You WILL do this. Because I know its a goal that means a lot to you. You will get back on track 👣 💪
  • I can resonate with the fact a relapse starts days in advance. Its happened to me more than once. Its good to be aware of how a relapse happens. It starts in your mind. Kate Bee said that if you go somewhere and tell yourself 'I won't enjoy this without alcohol' then your setting yourself up for not enjoying yourself. My…
  • You have went 9 months sober in the past. I know you can do this. I hope you do find a therapist thats a better fit for you. 💕 I see a Councillor once a week and she is fantastic. I know how important it is that you have a good fit. Thanks for sharing that story of that person you know. I think back on how attractive a…
  • @AR10at50 please, feel free to vent here! What is said on the Sobriety Matters Thread, stays on the thread 😁 we all need to let off steam sometimes. My OH drives me up the wall sometimes, as I'm sure I do to him, as well lol.
  • Thanks ☺️ 'Enjoy life' something we should all aim for, thanks for the encouraging words 💜
  • Thank you for the encouragement! 😊💕
  • @RubyRed427 I took away with me alcohol free Stella artois and I really enjoyed them. As for the wine I took AF Belle & Co Sparkling Rose, it looks like a champagne bottle, Cork to pop and everything! I really enjoyed it. It had a wine taste I thought. I'm still to open the Belle & Co sparkling white also in a champagne…
  • I will share my alcohol free menus I found. I was rather impressed however one place wanted £45 per bottle of alcohol free wine! ^^ £45 per bottle 😳 but it might be lovely ^^ I opted for the Cinderella it was lush ^^ When they don't have a drinks menu, my safe bet is a ginger beer 😋 ^^ impressive choice at DuckBay Marina I…
  • The food was delicious at the restaurants we visited (cooked at the cabin on one of the nights) what I like about being sober in a restaurant is that I actually focus on the food, and not my empty wine glass. Chorizo pizza for him, prawn & salmon pasta for me This picture is squint 😆 roast chicken with douphinoise potatoes…
  • Our cabin in the woods. One of our walks (it was lovely being surrounded by nature, weather wasn't great but we enjoyed a thunder and lightning storm when we were back at the cabin) Our neighbours 🐏 View from DuckBay Marina restaurant 😍 We were close by to Rob Roy's grave but we didn't get a chance to visit, OH had forgot…
  • I still have one 'bump' to get over ~ meeting my brother for dinner in town on Saturday.....but I'm feeling confident. I have already booked in for my tattoo, hopefully get it at end of August. Just waiting on a confirmation from the tattoo parlour 🤞 My sponsor has advised that I avoid 'wet places' while I can understand…
  • I did it ! My first trip away when I stayed 100% sober 😄 I'm totally reaping the benefits. Normally after such a trip the first thing I did was head straight for bed, and wait until the Chinese takeaway was open to stuff myself with hangover recovery food. But instead I feel refreshed and able to crack on with laundry and…
  • I'm now on holiday from work for 9 days total. I will be away for a trip for 3 days beginning tomorrow.....there will be moments I will be tempted to drink alcohol. I know there will be. Then I will be at home with my partner for a few days....again, temptation will arise as my partner will definitely drink. Then I'm…
  • Welcome back @AR10at50 😊
  • Some sober celeb inspiration 😁
  • That's what I look like after a big drinking session 😂 or day 2 of drinking on holiday abroad....
  • In some ways it was due to negative physical symptoms that I decided to quit. Hangovers are horrendous for me not only mentally and emotionally but also physically. Pounding head, dry mouth, physically drained, nauseous and being sick. That all in turn effected me mentally and emotionally. Also anxiety due to being…
  • Some good news. My OH seems more accepting that I have joined AA. When I let him know my sponsor was contacting me via video link to help me work through step 4, he was cool about it. I gave him the option of where in the house I would have the meeting, so as not to disturb his evening plans. So I sat in the bedroom and he…
  • Thanks for sharing what you heard on the podcast allie, I will try that out. 👍 Here in Scotland we are getting very hot weather (we are usually rainy and cold) it's something like 30 degrees in the office I'm looking forward to going home. Making rhubarb crumble tonight, a workmate brings in rhubarb from his garden so I…
  • Apparently alcohol weakens the heart muscle and makes it droopy. That freaks me out quite a bit.
  • Glad you found us ! Welcome to the thread 😁
  • Knowing I won't have the slightest trace of a hangover for work on Monday.....feels good. I can't function properly with a hangover, even a bit of a hangover drags me down.
  • The stats on my new quit smoking app ~ apparently this is its estimates after me smoking for give or take, around 20 years.
  • Put out my last cigarette. I am publicly announcing this to give me extra accountability and support. I will use the ecig to get me over the initial shock 😲 Hope everyone has a lovely weekend 🤗
  • I really must remember this. High anxiety can send me straight to the bottle shop. In future I would contact my councillor or speak to someone in AA. Just speak to someone who can help me. Everytime I have drank when feeling low and anxious I end up with suicidal thoughts. The alcohol numbs the issue and then I awake…
  • @Sinisterbarbie1 we must try and focus on the positive changes. There are MANY positive changes when you take alcohol out of the equation. It is challenging sometimes and there will be moments I'm sure I will want to give in and drink. But I'm really determined not to. I know if I start again I will have to stop again. And…
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