• Noelle posted an update 2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    Hi out there sober warriors, can I please have the names of sobriety podcasts . I have The Bubble Hour, unpicked and thee Naked mind ones. Any others please ?

    • Recovery elevator is one I’ve heard of.

      There’s an NZ one I like – not recovery only but talking about mental well-being and quite funny. It’s RNZ – Eating friend chicken in the shower with James Nokisi

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    We re always here. I hang out in the toilet when things get tricky. Good on you. Just try and stick it out. 😀

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    Hi @Clearrainbow I’m back here too. Great to meet up again !
    I’ve started again and am on 23 days so far . I seem to remember you doing well in the past. You can do it again my friend . X

  • Noelle posted an update 2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    Daughter left today so the house is very empty again. I blobbed around this afternoon not feeling like doing anything. Not much energy these last few days . I hope I can cope with going back to work next week. I really need to as only income now I’m on my own. Feeling a bit down tonight and felt like a drink but couldn’t be bothered going out in…[Read more]

    • What you talking bout, no drink for you, think of Ollie and new bub, not worth it. When can i visit cus i will

  • Noelle posted an update 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Three weeks AF today. Felt very, very tired today. Had to force myself to do anything. No energy and a bit grumpy . Feeling down too about my daughter having to go back to Bristol. I so love having her here and I’m sick of living alone. On the plus side, I’m stoked about my 21 days AF. Have a great day/ night all and stay strong. X

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  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Welcome @Tonic. You’ll love it here. Lots of support from members from all walks of life who are going through the same thing. Congratulations on 5 days . X

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 1 day, 16 hours ago

    @Janus2 Oh I’m sooo sorry to hear about fatbum😭 I must have missed your post. I have had the great pleasure of meeting you and fatbum a couple of times and she was a lovely dog and anyone could see that she was a very special part of your life. My thoughts are with you my friend. Hugs and kisses .

  • Noelle posted an update 1 day, 17 hours ago

    3 weeks today😀Feeling positive and strong . One day left with my daughter and her baby wriggler inside her, before she goes back to Brisbane . I will miss her so much but not long to go until the baby is born and I’ll be over there being Grandma and enjoying every minute of it with no booze ! Have an amazing day everyone – N

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 1 day, 17 hours ago

    Hits @lhilary . I’m the same. Intended to do Dry January but I’m going to keep going to 3 months I think. ! ? Feeling good and sleeping well too. X

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 1 day, 17 hours ago

    @karenann welcome

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 1 day, 17 hours ago

    @tim nice ! Enjoy the day .

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 1 day, 17 hours ago

    Hi @sober4real sorry I took so long getting back to you . I’m on medication some CADS at tge hospital. I went to my dr and got a referral. I’m on Naltrexone which takes away 99% of any cravings. I’m only on a very small dose but it seems to be doing the trick . No thoughts of drinking, let me know how you got on at the dr. X

    • @noelle wow very cool- they don’t dispense that much in the U.S. Maybe if you beg for it …..I’m going to research it. Thank you for responding. 🙂

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 2 days, 16 hours ago

    Nice, @reginald. I like it and yes today IS a gift . Life is fragile and we should all remember that. What did you cook ? Something nice?

    • Actually Noelle just research! Cooking without a glass in my hand didn’t appeal on a Sunday night so took advantage of being sober to drive into town and buy dinner. I am sure the novelty will wear off.

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 2 days, 16 hours ago

    Oh wow that’s so good. Congratulations !

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 2 days, 16 hours ago

    Yes that’s what I was wondering too @JM do you even feel like drinking, the taste etc when you finally go back to it, if you do ? Part of me is hoping I won’t like the taste and then I’ll give up for good.

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 2 days, 17 hours ago

    Good on you @kathleenn you can do it. 👍Hold your head high and be proud that you are going to have a new life soon in your extended family. Keep busy ( I spent a lot of time helping in tge kitchen at Christmas ) and if you feel wobbly go to the toilet and text on here 😀Good luck

  • Noelle posted a new activity comment 2 days, 17 hours ago

    Yes I know what you mean. 😀 I’m on holiday at the moment but often after lunch I’ve been having a wee siesta. I think our bodies are healing and adjusting as you say @truthangel

  • Noelle posted an update 2 days, 17 hours ago

    20 days and I’m amazed that I can actually do it ! I was a bottle of wine a day girl and now I’m not even craving it. The meds I’m on to help me are really working but I think I was truly ready after many years of trying to moderate and not succeeding. My life seems to be settling into a contented phase after many years of being unsettled and g…[Read more]

    • Great to hear things are going well for you @Noelle and it’s been lovely to see you back here these last weeks. Good luck for the best year in a long time xo

    • Fantastic! Part time is a good start,but yes the work never ends. I am dreading the noise, tension, crowd control, miserable kids wh need help etc etc. At least in my other job I can have a little impact on the misery,and it is often quieter, mainly 😉 I really felt the transformation within when i stopped last year. Heaven.
      Take care xxx♡♡♡♡

    • @noelle such an inspiring post. Great job on 20 days! It’s very hard losing a husband….I lost mine too. I don’t know how all you teachers do it with the kids. I couldn’t handle it but grateful you can, hats off to you. What kind of meds do they have you on to help? I’m going in to the doc to talk about my meds (I have a thyroid thing) so I’m…[Read more]

      • Hi @sober4real sorry I took so long getting back to you . I’m on medication some CADS at tge hospital. I went to my dr and got a referral. I’m on Naltrexone which takes away 99% of any cravings. I’m only on a very small dose but it seems to be doing the trick . No thoughts of drinking, let me know how you got on at the dr. X

        • @noelle wow very cool- they don’t dispense that much in the U.S. Maybe if you beg for it …..I’m going to research it. Thank you for responding. 🙂

    • @Noelle isn’t it amazing the positivity that can flow from being AF! Remember how good you feel now when you move back into work and encounter some stress, to help you combat any thoughts of wine.

    • Hi @noelle – happy things are moving well for you – yay you 🙂 Hugs – Jessi

    • Awesome you! Sober makes coping with the hard stuff much easier. A rational thinking not hungover foggy brain manages life so much better! ❤️

    • congrats to you on 20 days AF.

    • great to read this! 😍

    • so great @noelle ! 🙂

  • Noelle posted an update 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Day 19 all good. It rained during the night and I got to appreciate the corrugated iron roof that I wanted on my new house. I love the sound and I could truly enjoy it without being in an alcohol induced fog .
    It’s a long weekend here in the Wellington region of NZ so another relaxing day tomorrow . Yay.
    Have a great day everyone.

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