Greetings All, happy June, we are chugging along, no drama, Hi to the morning crew, @mari135. @tom4500@Ro, @Synchrony, @Kitten, @Jess ,@Prudence, And all the rest Love you so very much, best life ever! Hope you all are enjoying the summer tho still too wet for me, I know I sound like a broken record But life is just really good sober,. And each of you are part if it, Swords up! We cannot be beat! Lots of love to you all…
Good Morning, @thor, glad to hear everything is drama free. Nice to be a broken record saying everything is fine instead of geez, it is a hamster wheel and I cannot get off of this starting and stopping drinking!!! have a great day.
Happy friday All! Happy Memorial Day ! The official kickoff of summer,, Lots of Love to the Morning crew, Hope you are enjoying the better weather Still too much rain, ugg, Wishing you all a lovely weekend, Love you all….
So much rain…and those storms Wednesday night…..insanity. Hope you guys didn’t get too many floods up there. Happy summer kickoff weekend! No drinks for me. Instead, time to catch up on some work and readings.
oxoxoxo So good to start my day with a Thor-o-clock post!!! Reminds me of my routine when I first signed up here….over two years ago now. And we were in the trenches of early sobriety together.
Greetings All,. Happy Friday! And a happy Motheers day to all the Moms. Shout out to the Morning crew,. @Morgan. @Tom4500. @Mari135@Ro@prudence Hope everyone is enjoying spring, soggy as it may be, Love you guys, enjoy the weekend.
And a happy Mother’s day to Mrs. Thor & the other moms in your life too, Thor. I know you have grandchildren here in Michigan. Funny how even though my own Mom is gone now, there are more moms than ever to care about in the family. Looks like it will be a Sunday brunch in South Bend for us, followed by an afternoon visit in Perry, MI. One thing about cool springs, is they seem to last a little longer.
Greetings All, more rain in Wisconsin, Trying to get in the yard to get some things done, hope everyone is having a great spring, Shout out to the morning crew, hope things are chugging along nicely, Love you all..
Greetings all, Monday morning, my least favorite day of the week, hope you all had a nice Easter, Just realized I’m 2 years AF. Today, I cannot believe it! The time has just flown by, Hey @Mari135, I think we are together on this Aren’t we? Hope you are enjoying the fine weather, for a change, Lots of love….
Greetings All, weekend on the horizon, and happy Easter! @Liberty, I remember those bad old days too, but of course we don’t do that anymore. The back yard is a soggy mess, I have some grand plans but too wet to do anything yet, come on sunshine,. Wishing you all a lovely weekend, Lots of love….
Lovely to see you this morning @thor. The weather has been very busy this year, right? We have had beautiful weather this week, but storms are a brewin’! My husband is having a rough go right now as he developed a cruel respiratory infection and along with dialysis has been so weak. My son flew in from California to help out and keep him company while I teach during the day (May 30th……RETIREMENT, YAY ME!!) Take care, old friend. Hello to any of the old morning crew who may be reading. Let’s take good care of ourselves and those around us today.😊❤️
Good morning all. Thor we’re in the same boat. Lots of yard work to be done, especially planting new trees and shrubs in the back yard. It’s still too wet and soggy to do anything. My husband is secretly relieved. 😊
Greetings All, Saturday morning,. Things are just humming along, Mrs Thor’s brother had one lung removed due to cancer, he is home now and seems To be doing pretty well considering, Sounds like we have another storm coming tomorrow, I could really use some sunshine, Just want to shout out to the Morning crew, Not a day goes by that I dont think of you, I love you all very much,. Will try to do better at posting a little more often, Feeling strong and confident Living my best life, Lots of love.
Nice to hear from you Thor, you spread your own style of sunshine when you show up. Spring is inevitable, I think. Woke up to an inch of snow that was on everything but the streets and sidewalks the other day, and I had to think that’s the way snow should be. Very tidy. @mari seems to be the most regular of the old morning crew; I don’t think she started opening her window yet to go with her morning coffee.
Greetings All, Sunday morning, Just came back from Iowa, we stayed with Mrs Thor’s brother who has been diagnosed with lung cancer , I did some plumbing Work on his house and we brought him a treadmill and spinning bike to keep his strength up, We are praying for a good outcome, Just want to shout out To the morning crew, I think of you every day even if I dont get on here, I did barbecue yesterday, first time since I going AF, It used to be a big trigger to sit on The deck with a bottle while grilling, It did cross my mind, but of course we dont do that any more, Please know that I love each and every one of you. I love my life now and no turning back, Shields up!!
Thor songood to hear from you. I’m sorry about your BIL. I hope the prognosis is good. Nice job pushing through your trigger. The warmer temps I know are a big trigger for me. As you say, “we don’t do that anymore.” Shields up. 🙂
Icy and snowy here but thinking plants for my office and pussy willows for the living room. Hope today is easier and you and Mrs Thor are comforting each other. Just for today right buddy? xx thinking of you both and sending out good vibes to you for healing. @Thor
Greetings All, it has been a tough month, Mrs Thor,s Brother has been diagnosed with lung cancer, you may remember that we lost her sister Last year to the same disease,. Could really use some sunshine. Anyway, Please know, that I Love you guys and I’m still around, life just Gets in the way some times,. Shoutout to @Mari135 and @Reena, hope you guys are well, lots of love.
I am so sorry to hear that, @thor. I lost my sister and best friend within a year of each other. Two losses so close together left me feeling pretty empty. These words comforted me, “God is not in the event, He is in the response to the event.” Hugs to Mrs. Thor.
Hi @thor, that’s an awful blow. My heart goes out to you both. I am happy you are still reading and know we are here. There is scientific evidence that people that are prayed for or sent loving vibrations experience more positive outcomes, knowing that, I am going to send you out love and peace this morning. I hope @MrsThor feels comforted in knowing you are always there for her. Be well buddy. xx
Greetings All, I just want to let you know that all is well, I really got away from posting this month, not sure why, it’s weird how Its so easy to get out of the habit, I haven’t been misbehaving, but have felt a little bit detached from the regular feed back that I get from you, Its easy to forget how desperate I was to get free, now that I have been for a while, cannot get complacent Or think I couldn’t fall, Love you all, Rock sober.
Hi @Thor yes that’s partly why I stay around, and the other part is that some of these people here know more about me, my thoughts and feelings, than most people in my real life. I love the connection. Although I too have been here less of late, and understand that feeling of detachment from here, with the site getting so big and all. It’s nice to see you, don’t go away xo
Greetings All,. Well we survived the Polar Vortex, I have been working long hours and over the weekend as well,. Lots of frozen pipes and fan coils, Even my well at home froze but no damage thankfully, I hope all is well in your world, 40 degrees today, and the snow is melting, lots of Love To the morning crew, happy monday!
What a powerful force ‘mother nature’ is – watching our national news as I read this… polar vortex, epic flooding and fires from drought conditions – pleased that you are now on the other side of the extreme climate conditions in your part of the world @thor.
Greetings All,. Tuesday morning, on the eve of some of the coldest weather we have seen in a very long time, been working long days and very early Starts, hello morning crew, @Reena, @Mari135@Tom4500, @amy@gilligan5323, @Frog@Noelle@Freedom1025, @Lee@JR@Enzedgirl. @Picklegirl, @juliana We Are into deep cold, and tomorrow they are talking minus 25 F. Will be repairing freeze ups for weeks, hope you all are keeping warm, I love you all time for a fire In the wood burner and some coffee, rock sober… .
Heck. Sounds wild. I have never been in such temperatures, nothing less than… mmm I wonder, -5 perhaps? We are heading into a heatwave sent by Australia. I don’t do at all well in heat, so my crazy busy schedule looks worrying. 🙁 The media was warning people not to drink as it can be so dehydrating. Nice to be a step or 50 ahead 😉 Keep warm
Good morning to you Thor!! Always a wee bit of a guilty pleasure to beat Thor-o-clock…looks like today I did. Lol. Drive safe and safe working….they closed a few schools down here…not mine….of course. Sigh. 🙂 oxoxox
Greetings All, Thank you so much for all the great input on sugar addiction, Mrs Thor thanks you! Some great ideas. Nothing really new but just chugging along on the sober train, get on board!! Lots of love..
Greetings All, monday morning , back to it, sitting by the fire with my coffee, Spring is on my mind already, did some treadmill running On Saturday, Thinking about the 5K on the 4th of July already, Hope you all had a victorious weekend. Any tips on beating sugar addiction, Mrs Thor struggles with this, and asked for my help so I’m asking you, any Ideas are welcome. Lots of love…
Morning there, @thor. Enjoying my coffee too. No fire, but candles are making it cozy. I wish I had some advice for the sugar addiction. It is not something I know a lot about. I am sure you be hearing from some experts soon. Have a great week ahead.
Hi Thor, some make treats with low glycemic sweetners. Personally, they effect me negatively so I have to use them sparingly. I am back on keto again for the billionth time lol for after holiday clean up. The keto desserts do help get you over the hump. Take care good to see you. @Thor.
Good god, no; no tips on the sugar addiction. I am taking it one addiction at a time, though I am well aware of the link. But, I will say that energy balls are a great substitute and do satisfy the craving, likely because they have fruit in them: grind dates, oats, natural (no sugar) peanut butter, unsweetened coconut, and pecans or walnuts and roll them up in little balls and refrigerate. Actually, all you need are the dates, oats and peanut butter to make it work. And, well, I put dark chocolate chips in mine. So, you see, no remedy!
Good luck on the running. Turmeric is great for the knee pain if that starts to happen…works better than ibuprofen.
@Frog, I was taking tumeri c capsules and develop ed a rash. So bummed because it really helped my back pain. Never had the reaction before and wonder if I can take it in lower doses and whether that would even work?
Was there black pepper with the turmeric @robynb? That is often added for greater efficacy but some people react to black pepper. Alternatively it might be something else in the capsules; a filler or something. Might be worth experimenting with a different brand.
Hi Thor. I am really trying to just enjoy small bites to be savoured of a very good chocolate. That seems to help my sugar cravings. I have also discovered I really like expresso. The joy of small pleasures!
@Thor I have to treat sugar much the way I do alcohol. It is a trigger substance for me that I find difficult to moderate. It’s besy when I abstain altogether from added sugars and enjoy foods with naturally occurring sugars. A few good reads on this topic are Dr Pamela Peeke and Dr Robert Lustig.
The best advice someone gave me was to cut out one thing at a time. If you drink regular soda, try to cut that out, then maybe it’s sweets before bedtime. Or opt for a healthy snack that doesn’t send the blood sugar all over the place.
No tips on getting through it as I’m not particularly trying to quit, but I’ve noticed I crave sugar when I’m tired or when my gut is overfull and can’t digest well, or after carbs. When it’s digestion I specifically don’t want fruit for some reason….adding fibre would only make it worse I suppose…. That at least gives me some clues about alternatives. Do you have any patterns you’ve noticed @Thor?
Greetings All, Wedsday, I can see the weekend from here! LOL. Welcome to all the new faces, And a cheery hello to the morning Crew. I’m a little later these days, Logging in after arriving at work lately, But all is well, Love you guys, have a great one.
Greetings All, Late post for me, But just want to shout out to @Reena, Sorry you are feeling less than great. Hope things improve for you. Hi @Treehugger, always great to hear from you. Happy Monday! Lots of love…
Lots of love right back at you, Thor!!!! I can’t believe it will soonish be two years since we first met here and signed up. oxoxoxoxo What a privilege to share this journey here with you. Happy Mon-yeah! (also safe driving, our rain down here seems to maybe turn into ice rain later today….yikes…)
Good afternoon @Thor – sorry for late reply. I think of you often as I rise earlier than I used to these days. I still think of that dawn time as “Thor o’clock” 🙂 Hope you are well, it’s a typical summers day here where I am, have been to the beach twice 🙂 621 days, so awesome xo
Good morning @thor. Slight warm up this week and maybe we’ll even see a peek of the sun?! My niece has been accepted to Northwestern. She’s over the moon! They celebrated last night with a big cookie cake with the wildcat logo. 😊
@Timidwarrior, I’m sorry you are feeling so blue…. But please know that you are NOT alone. This battle is no Cakewalk, but you can beat this, dont let it seduce you that you are missing out, Rubbish! You will be clear Headed while everyone else is puking in the toilet. You are not losing anything, you are getting your best life. When I came here a year and a half ago, I was terrified that I could never do it, But these loving folks carried me till I started to believe it was possible, today I wouldn’t go back to that hell For anything, sorry to ramble, but Stay with us, your best life is just up the road, keep walking, we are with you. Lots of love….
@Shez, Welcome, The early going is the scariest because we think we cannot survive without it. You are surrounded by Love and encouragement in this place, If you stick around, you can do this. Lots of love…..
Welcome @reborn2019 😀 check in to this site often, it helps so much to know there are folk out there also on a sober journey! Ive just clicked over to one year AF, and this site has helped enormously – life will always throw challenges, but it certainly gets easier to deal with, day by day, week by week; a clear head is a blessing! sending you the very best!
@Lizzy, not at all! Nothing more tiresome than folks that push alcohol after you say no once, Soberistas make the boozers very uncomfortable, especially when we used to be one of them. They cannot believe that there is life after alcohol, do what is best for you, nobody else… Lots of love.
Very well said @Morgan, I know that we try to be uplifting and serene but often times in the midst Of the struggle the cranky and ornery in us comes out too. I am glad to be amongst such a wonderful Crowd of folks, “Even the cranky ones”, as we battle the beast that has wrecked so many lives. To Victory! Lots of love and happy new year, @Morgan.