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The Brave Babes Battle Bus - A New Year, A New YOU!

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Mouseface Sat 11-Jan-14 21:38:48

New Year Resolutions Anyone?

Welcome one and all, I'm Mouse, nice to meet YOU. smile

This is a thread for those who want to give up drink completely, or are maybe thinking about doing controlled drinking, or cutting down slowly, it's all up to you.

You know your limits, you know what is required, it's in YOUR hands.

Whatever your goal, you'll find unconditional support here. Always.

There will be talk of drinking quite often and those who fall off the Bus will post about it, so if that is going to jeopardise your chances of complete sobriety, then maybe the DRY threads would suit you better, as they are complete abstainers, but EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE smile

There are no hard and fast rules, other than the support here is unconditional, it may be in the form of tough love at times, but it's always meant with the very best of intentions.

There are two sayings that we rather like here -

1) - The Vulnerable Need Our Support, Not Our Judgement

2) - Alcohol Fosters Inertia

For those of you who'd like some history, here is the very first thread and the reason that we're all here now. FIRST THREAD

And here is the lastest thread, which you can scroll back through to see the other JOURNEYS SO FAR

The Bus may be 'mythical', but the support is real, it is honest and it will help you to achieve what it is that you seek, as long as you are honest with us, but mostly, YOURSELF

See you soon. x

venusandmars Sat 11-Jan-14 21:40:56

Marking place x

Mouseface Sat 11-Jan-14 22:00:14

<Squidges Venus> xxx

babyjane1 Sat 11-Jan-14 22:37:20

Hi honeys I'm home xxxx

spanna41 Sat 11-Jan-14 22:58:32

<shuffles onto clean and tidy Gerald, makes way to the back seat and wraps blanket around shoulders. Looks round for all other Brave Babes smile Opal Fruit anyone?>

beachestoexplore Sat 11-Jan-14 23:03:24

Reserving my seat smile

beachestoexplore Sat 11-Jan-14 23:06:31

Oh good, budge up lovely and I would love a red opal fruit <fully accepts green ones are more valuable than diamonds>

ItsTheOnlyWayToLive Sat 11-Jan-14 23:11:41

Reserving my seat smile

spanna41 Sat 11-Jan-14 23:11:44

<hands handfuls of red opal fruits to Beaches> (this may keep her away from my diamonds) hmm Shall we sing as we're on the back seat? grin We're all going on a summer holiday.......

beachestoexplore Sat 11-Jan-14 23:31:26

Definitely, I like a good singsong. Suppose 10 green bottles might be a little inappropriate.....grin

spanna41 Sat 11-Jan-14 23:34:20

Beaches that just sent me into a hysterical laughing, snorting splutter grin grin still giggling now grin

beachestoexplore Sat 11-Jan-14 23:58:17

Think I came over all 'back seat of the bus!' grin Now before I suggest we deface our school bags I think I better go for my soak in the bath. Night lovely and hope the sparrows are up before you xx

PurpleSmurfette Sun 12-Jan-14 00:11:45

Reserving my seat please. I'm not cool enough for the back row but I'll grab an aisle seat and a yellow opal fruit please!


spanna41 Sun 12-Jan-14 00:15:59

<hands over bag of opal fruits to Smurfette> only the yellow ones mind hmm come and sit on the back row (opal fruits more accessible) grin

MrFMercury Sun 12-Jan-14 00:18:56

Stealing a window seat near the opal fruits :D

Imdoingthis Sun 12-Jan-14 01:04:48

grin beaches

SoberSocFish Sun 12-Jan-14 01:29:21

God I love new threads. Grabs bag of opals off spanna.

I'm not quite celebrating. Not going to go into details here as don't want to derail you all. A bit pissed with myself, but never mind. I'm in the drivers seat and all is good. The less I drink the better my life becomes. It's as simple as that. Wish I found it simple to follow through.

It's so baking hot here I reckon my brain has melted so if I'm not making any sense we'll blame the heat.
Hope you're all sound asleep.

Imdoingthis Sun 12-Jan-14 02:01:13

Hello soc go easy on yourself lovely
I'm in envy at you in the heat, we have frost here tonight, just made a hot drink carnt sleep worrying about my dc and this meeting, its 2.00am here x

GeordieCherry Sun 12-Jan-14 03:03:53

Checking in sometimes to the bus & sometimes to the roof rack smile

Yesterday was a bus day. 2 Becks Blue with pub lunch. Volunteering to drive works for me!

Friday was a roof rack day. I was given a bottle of wine. Very triggering drink for me; once a bottle is open I finish it. So I threw some of it away before the inertia took over. Maybe not ideal but I felt good about seizing a bit of control back

I read on the previous thread about ticking off AF days in a diary. I like the visual boost of that so am going to start. Each week to have more bus days than roof rack days.

One day at a time for me

Thanks for the ride thanks

SweetLathyrus Sun 12-Jan-14 07:22:45

Ooh, a shiny new thread, how very 2014!

Morning everyone, sorry I dipped out last night feeling a bit grotty (dramatic changes in air pressure give me all the symptoms of hay fever, so I'm in for a bit of a weekend of it sad ).

But still AF, and I hear you Geodie, I'm wondering why it hasn't been as difficult as I expected! but I think I must just have finally been ready, but I'm not going to drop my guard.

So, my second Sunday, really need to get to the gym, the wine may have gone but the wobble hasn't.

Have a good day everyone.

spanna41 Sun 12-Jan-14 07:36:01

Soc darling babe you have done so well so far smile a blip is ok. You've got back on Gerald and you're still driving which is fab grin There's so much that we're all learning about ourselves in the process of abstaining, controlling our alcohol intake. It must be sweltering over there (I am equally as envy as I'm for the heat) but it must get too much day in day out sad Hang in there Babe, one day at a time. <snatches back opal fruits before Soc finishes the bag. Hands Soc the biscuit tin that I had stashed under the seat>

I'm babe I hope you managed to get some sleep x

Day 11 (wooooo hooooo) grin

spanna41 Sun 12-Jan-14 07:46:23

Morning Sweet sorry you're feeling shite hope you feeling better later on, do you take anything for it? Take it easy and be kind to yourself today smile

Hi Geordie completely get the designated driver badge, it's really helped me recently. Not tried Becks Blue yet, what worries me is having the taste and wanting the effect, not getting it and going on to the real stuff sad if that makes sense.

SweetLathyrus Sun 12-Jan-14 08:05:36

Morning, Spanna, I do use an antihistamine spray, but it only works if I've been taking it before - and work was too busy this week for me to notice it was being forecast (doh!). On the bright side - excuse for a pyjama day wink, don't think the gym is really going to happen.

SweetLathyrus Sun 12-Jan-14 08:08:03

Just noticed today is day 10 for me. Double figures yeah!!

ThisIsMyTime Sun 12-Jan-14 08:14:07

Morning all day 9 here first time In years I've slept through all night can quite believe it. Still getting headaches from the citalopram however do think my mood is lifting which is prob the effects of being AF have a great day babes x

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