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The Sober Diaries
The Sober Diaries: How one woman stopped drinking and started living | Clare Pooley
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Like many women, Clare Pooley found the juggle of a stressful career and family life a struggle so she left her successful role as a Managing Partner in one of the world's biggest advertising agencies to look after her family. She knew the change wouldn't be easy but she never expected to find herself an overweight, depressed, middle-aged mother of three who was drinking more than a bottle of wine a day, and spending her evenings Googling 'Am I an alcoholic?' This book is the bravely honest story of a year in Clare's life. A year that started with her quitting booze and then being given the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. By the end of the year she is booze-free and cancer-free, she no longer has a wine belly, is two stone lighter and with a life that is so much richer, healthier and more rewarding than ever before. She has a happier family and a more positive outlook. Sober Diaries is an upbeat, funny and positive look at how to live life to the full. Interwoven within Clare's own very personal and brilliantly comic story is research and advice as she discovers the answers to questions like: How do I know if I'm drinking too much? How will I cope at parties? What do I say to friends and family? How do I cope with cravings? If I stop drinking will I lose weight? What if my partner still drinks? And many more.
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Week 2 Check in! I started out strong, but I had so many commitments this week, I didn‘t get to the gym for a third time. I have two home chef meals still unmade in my fridge so hopefully I have the energy to make one of them tomorrow night. I did finish my re-listen of The Sober Diaries! Love the reader of the audible version! #bfcr4 @BarbaraJean @Caterina @Catlover23
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Looks like a great week to me! You‘re making great progress. 4w
hermyknee @wanderinglynn thank you! My anxiety has been kind of out of control this week, so everything else kind of followed suit. I‘m hoping to have a better week this week 4w
BarbaraJean Keep at it! Sorry to hear about your anxiety this week—hoping this week is better for you, both with anxiety and fitness goals! Do the self-care you need! 4w
Chrissyreadit You can do it!!! ❤️🙌👏🙌👏 4w
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#BFCr4 Week 1 Check in!

I‘ve started listening to The Sober Diaries again and am about 1/2 way through. I cooked 2 meals at home this week (goal was 3!) and I went to the gym 3x this week (goal!) This is a picture of me at the dog park today meeting a doggie who was ready to watch the cowboys! All in all I‘m feeling pretty good.

#RunningOnReading

Avanders Aww great pic! 🥰 1mo
hermyknee @Avanders thanks! ❤️ 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 Great first week! 1mo
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Trashcanman Keeping rock it.🤗 1mo
LeahBergen What a great pic! 😘😘 1mo
Flaneurette I clicked on the title of this one and its only .99 on kindle. It must be a sign from the universe 😁 1mo
Blaire Great work!! Love this photo. 1mo
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How are you all feeling about week one so far?! I did finally make it to the gym today after (yet another) long meeting. Got in a 20 minute run! My other goal is to cook more at home — which I‘ve done a lot of this week thanks to Home Chef! I‘ve also started listening to The Sober Diaries again... is this the 100th time?! 😅😂 I love it!

Off to a good (and optimistic) start! #bfcr4

How are you? @Caterina @Catlover23 @BarbaraJean

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
Caterina You're doing great!! 🎉💪 I feel like I'm not doing anything, but I am aggressively resting my injured knee (icing, spending as little time as possible on it, getting plenty of sleep, etc.) with an eye to getting back to running, so that counts as something! If it's feeling good on Saturday I might try to run my 5K race (if the power is back on Oakland and it's not cancelled). 1mo
Caterina I'm also close to finishing the audiobook I've been picking away at for the last couple weeks while cooking, cleaning, etc. Yay! 1mo
Catlover23 I've done my steps 3 of 4 days now. Tuesday wasnt feeling well so didnt get much in. Im in a slump for reading so hopefully I'll finish something soon. 1mo
BarbaraJean Sounds like an awesome start to the week! 👏🏼🎉👏🏼 I‘ve been really dragging this week. I feel like I‘m coming down with a cold & have had little to no energy, so I‘ve been taking a pass on my exercise goals for the most part. ☹️ I‘m taking a sick day today to hopefully get rid of whatever this is! 1mo
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(Image by teedoodler on Instagram)

So excited to start #BFCr4 tomorrow hosted by the wonderful @wanderinglynn 💜 Today marks a milestone in my journey that seemed completely out of reach when I decided to stop drinking 11 months ago. But here I am, eleven months sober and crushing it (most days...kind of 😅)!

I can‘t wait to continue on my quest for peace of mind & physical health with the support of my #bfc team @BarbaraJean & @Caterina 💜

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
JenReadsAlot Congrats!! 1mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Congrats! 1mo
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sprainedbrain Good for you! Congratulations❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️🙌👏🙌👏🙌👏❤️❤️❤️You are completely crushing this! 1mo
TK-421 That‘s awesome! 👏👏👏 Congratulations! 1mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🙌🏻 w00t! You got this! 🙌🏻 1mo
4thhouseontheleft You've come so far! I have so much respect for your strength and determination. 💜 1mo
Meaw_catlady Yay! You are so strong!!!! 👏❤️👏 1mo
BarbaraJean Congratulations on 11 months!! That‘s fantastic!! Glad we‘re on the same #BFC team. This‘ll be a great 6 weeks—taking you into 12 months!! 💪🏼👏🏼 (edited) 1mo
Caterina Congrats on 11 months!! You rock! 💪🎉🔥 So excited to be on your #BFC team, especially for when you reach 12 months! 😄 1mo
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For me, personally, each of these books could be considered #selfhelp - every single one of these books played an important role on my journey that brought me where I am today (10 months #sober and counting...) 💗

#SelfImprovementSept #SelfCareSept
Day 6: #selfhelpbooks

OriginalCyn620 That‘s awesome! 👍🏻 2mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead Well done! 👍🏻 2mo
BookieBiker Congratulations! No easy feat! I just finished this (The Sober Diaries) as well Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnston. I *think* I caught myself before falling too far down the rabbit hole but I definitely fell and was falling fast (progressive, cough cough). Today is day 12 for me so I look up to you! Yay! 2mo
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JenReadsAlot 🤗👍congrats!! 2mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2mo
hermyknee @BookieBiker congratulations! That‘s no mean feat. The first few months were really rough for me and my body (I slept all the time), but I‘m so glad I did it because now I feel amazing! I haven‘t read Drink yet, I‘ll have to add it to my list! 2mo
AmyG 10 months! Congrats! 🙌🏻 2mo
hermyknee @AmyG I feel like a totally different person than I was just ten months ago—it‘s crazy! And also awesome. 2mo
IamIamIam Congratulations!!! 2mo
marleed Congratulations! 2mo
BarbaraJean Congratulations—that‘s fantastic!! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 2mo
Megabooks Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉 2mo
Blaire Congrats!!! 2mo
rabbitprincess 🙌🏻🙌🏻☺️☺️ You rock! 2mo
eri.reads You are awesome! 👏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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First post. Trying to figure this site out. My teen is at Booknet Fest and, as chaperone, I suppose I‘ll just relax all weekend and read. Hard to relax when this book makes you laugh, snort, and sniffle :)

saresmoore Nice reading view! 2mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 2mo
Bklover Stick with Litsy and you will love it! 2mo
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BookieBiker @Bklover @saresmoore @BookwormAHN Thank you! Trying to get the feel of it but so far I‘m loving it!!!! I‘ve been wanting more interaction- I think I found my place! Tips on getting more engaged or sucked in are encouraged! 2mo
saresmoore It‘s fun to join in on #friyayintro posts from @howjessreads and often folks will host buddy reads, readathons, and reading challenges. I think @LitsyHappenings might still be a good launching point for those sorts of things. 2mo
Bklover Here are a couple of tips: Follow @RaimeyGallant - she has a link in her bio to some Litsy tips and how-tos. If you‘d like to see some how-to videos follow @Chelleo - she has a link to videos in her bio. Also, try to follow a lot of people- the suggested followers is a good place to start. There are so many fun things about Litsy. Also follow @LitsyHappenings for things to do and join in on. ❤️ 2mo
BookieBiker @saresmoore @Bklover Thank you both! I followed and am looking through your people / pages / how-tos. Awesome! Ahhh I was so hoping for an “interactive Goodreads”! Found Litsy via some ladies from a Stoic FB group. So grateful. Enjoy your days and thank you- your posts were immensely helpful! 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 2mo
Faibka A very warm and belated welcome! 😊 I‘m from the Stoic group, I‘m terrible at keeping up with Litsy, but please let me know if you‘re still interested in reading How To Think Like a Roman Emperor along with @QuoteQueen we can tag each other on our updates! 2mo
BookieBiker @Faibka @QuoteQueen Hi! Thank you! I have the book but I‘m only in the intro at the moment. I think QQ has already finished it. I‘m happy to actively make my way through it! Let me know! 2mo
QuoteQueen No worries! I only just finished chapter 2. It‘s all good. 😉 I‘m reading 3 other books at the same time so my going in any one is slow. 2mo
BookieBiker @QuoteQueen @Faibka Awesome! I‘m in!!! 2mo
Faibka @BookieBiker great!no worries I‘m also reading another couple of books, lol, so I‘m not that far ahead 😉 2mo
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⭐⭐⭐ I really enjoyed this one. I can only read memoirs on recovery right now.

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Tea time and reading time before bed 60% 😊😊

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Good morning ☕☕☕

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Can't put it down!!!!!

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“It‘s only now that I remember I‘d given myself a get-out clause at 100 days. I‘d vowed that if it wasn‘t getting easier by now, I‘d quit quitting. But at this moment, that seems like the most foolish idea in the world! There‘s no way I‘d want to start again, right back at the beginning. So here‘s to the next 100 days—I‘m ready!” - Clare Pooley

Well, I‘m ready, too! Thanks for all of your support, Littens! 💖🙌🏼✨

#soberjourney #100days

BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 9mo
Betty Congrats!! A day at a time. Tomorrow think of the 101 Dalmatians 9mo
Librarybelle Awesome! Congratulations! 9mo
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KarenUK That‘s awesome.... 🙌🙌 9mo
hermyknee @Betty yes! Haha that movie was my favorite... I always vowed I‘d grow up and have ALL THE DOGS. I‘ve got two so far 😂 9mo
Craftylikefox Congratulations 🎉💕you are so awesome 💕 9mo
TheKidUpstairs Congrats on your amazing journey so far 🎉🎉 9mo
Naj Congratulations 🙌🏼🙌🏼 9mo
JenReadsAlot Congrats! Keep it up! 9mo
julesG Congratulations! You are strong! 9mo
JoScho Yes woman! You are amazing and you got this! 💪❤️ 9mo
tdrosebud Congrats! You're doing great! 9mo
madamereadsalot1 You're amazing! 👏🙌 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏💜 9mo
Smarkies 💪💪💪💪😘😘 9mo
AsYouWish Congrats!!! You are awesome!!!!💙💙 9mo
Patchshank ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🤘 9mo
AmyG Great job. Be proud of yourself. This is so hard to do. 🎉 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Keep going!! You got this! 9mo
Laura317 You are a STRONG woman! We are all so proud of you! 🙌🙏🏼💪🏼 9mo
Leftcoastzen You are amazing!So proud and happy you are staying strong.👏👍❤️ 9mo
rohit-sawant Congrats! 9mo
Crazeedi You are amazing, very glad to see how strong you are. My full support and prayers for your journey. 9mo
LeahBergen Yesss!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! 9mo
Kaye What a great achievement. Keep up the good work. You can do it. 👍🏼 9mo
eraderneely Congrats!!!🎉🎉🎉 9mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 👏🏻👏🏻🦄 9mo
Purrfectpages Congrats! 9mo
CarolynM Well done👏👏👏 9mo
Eggbeater Congratulations! I'm so proud of you! Your friendship has meant the world to me. ❤ 9mo
hermyknee @Eggbeater ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 9mo
Bklover So very proud of you! This is an amazing milestone! Someone close to me is on a similar journey, and the struggle never stops. Much love to you- stay strong. ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
4thhouseontheleft ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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hermyknee
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Thank you to everyone on Litsy who entered my #90DayGiveaway 💖 Your comments and constant support have been a real source of strength and joy over the past few months. So many wonderful Littens entered, I decided to choose three winners!

Congratulations, @madamereadsalot1 @LeahBergen & @JoScho - email me at hermykneegoespostal@gmail.com with your mailing address and I will send you a book from your Litsy #TBR and some fun goodies ASAP!

💛🧡💜

hermyknee Jody - I already have your address, so no need to email me :) 9mo
SamanthaMarie Congratulations winners! And the biggest congrats of course to you @hermyknee for your awesome 90 days of sobriety!! So kind of you to do a giveaway. 9mo
hermyknee @SamanthaMarie thank you so much 💙💙💙 9mo
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Lovesbooks87 Congrats to the winners and to you @hermyknee for your milestone! How amazing! 💜💜💜 9mo
madamereadsalot1 Wow! Thanks! So very much! 9mo
LeahBergen OMG!!! How exciting! 👏🏻👏🏻 Thanks so much! 😘😘 9mo
JoScho Oh that‘s awesome! Thanks so much Liz! You made my day 🥰❤️ You are the sweetest! 9mo
Kaye Congrats !♥️ 9mo
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From @hermyknee :

Happy Sunday! To thank you Littens for all the support you‘ve given me during my #soberjourney over these first 90 days, I‘m hosting a giveaway!

Simply comment below by 5pm EST (winner announced during the kickoff of #LitsyPartyOfOne hosted by @MrBook & @Ambrosnazzy ♥️). Tell me one thing you‘re grateful for TODAY!

Winner will receive a book from their Litsy TBR and some fun goodies!

OPEN INTERNATIONAL!

#90DayGiveaway

TheLudicReader My children. They make me proud and give me hope for the future. 9mo
Sapphire My dogs. They give a great amount of joy and comfort right when needed. Congrats on 90 days. 9mo
Schnoebs Having found a group of friends that‘s I really love after moving to a new state for graduate school. 9mo
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Samplergal So much, but my husband comes first to mind. Took me a long time to find my guy. 9mo
Kdgordon88 Congrats on 90 days! My pug Dizzy! 9mo
KimPossible89 For a dad who loves to read and encouraged me to always have a book in my hand. Plus, it‘s always fun to trade books. 9mo
Rachel_nyc Congrats! I‘m grateful for the unconditional love I get from my dog Oliver and cat Siegfried. 9mo
Marilyncjackson Congrats on 90 days. I am grateful for my partner. He is super supportive of the writing journey I have undertaken and I couldn‘t ask for more. 😊 9mo
Tashaxlynn Congratulations on 90 days, what an awesome milestone! I‘m grateful for my 4 kids and my lovely fiancé who provides for us while I finish school! #90daygiveaway 9mo
BookishMarginalia @hermyknee I‘m grateful for my wife and our cats, my mom and sister, my beloved neighbors, meaningful work, and BOOKS! 💜💜💜 9mo
grumpygirlbooks Congratulations! That‘s wonderful. And it‘s great you‘ve been able to find a community here! I‘m grateful for my loving family, and a wonderful husband and daughter! 9mo
TheSpineView Congrats on 90 days! I am grateful for my family both the 4 legged and 2 legged!❤👦👧👧👨‍💻🐶🐶🐎 9mo
Ddzmini Waking up and having the ability and means to read 📖😋🥰. Congratulations on 90 days 🎉🎊🎈👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 (edited) 9mo
ErinGoBragh1011 I am grateful for my parents always being there whenever I need them, having a roof over my head, my cat Annabel Lee, and coffee. 9mo
ErinGoBragh1011 Congratulations on your 90 days. I know how hard it is. Alcoholism runs deep in my family on both sides. My dad just celebrated 3yrs. I am so happy you were able to come to terms with it, and do something about it. You're amazing 9mo
Dolly I‘m grateful for all the unselfish giving people in the world. 90 days! Absolutely wonderful! You can do this. #90daygiveaway 9mo
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Happy Sunday! To thank you Littens for all the support you‘ve given me during my #soberjourney over these first 90 days, I‘m hosting a giveaway!

Simply comment below by 5pm EST (winner announced during the kickoff of #LitsyPartyOfOne hosted by @MrBook & @Ambrosnazzy ♥️). Tell me one thing you‘re grateful for TODAY!

Winner will receive a book from their Litsy TBR and some fun goodies!

OPEN INTERNATIONAL!

#90DayGiveaway @hermyknee

Meaw_catlady I‘m grateful for my friends and people supporting me through all the ups in downs in my life. 9mo
Meaw_catlady Congrats on 90days! Keep it up you are amazing 9mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations to you on your first 90 days! You are amazing and strong, and you‘ve got this! 🤗 I‘m grateful for my family and friends, and how extremely lucky I am to have people I can talk to when needed. ❤️ 9mo
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TheBookHippie Yay!!!! I‘m grateful for my unwavering fight for my own life ❤️ 9mo
niftytiffd I am grateful for my family. 👨‍👧‍👦👩‍👧‍👦 ❤️ 9mo
Eggs I'm grateful today for 13 years cancer-free!! Congratulations @hermyknee on your new life!! #90daygiveaway (edited) 9mo
Judybskt Congratulations!! This is awesome @hermyknee I‘m grateful for my husband and kids! They make my life fun!! 💙❤️💗 9mo
ReadosaurusText I am grateful for my partner who is the best teammate I could imagine through all our hard decisions, tough times, and good times. 9mo
GlassAsDiamonds Congratulations on 90 days, that‘s such a good milestone! 🥳♥️🥳 Today especially, I‘m deeply grateful we have the knowledge and ability to run the air purifiers that keep us & the kitties safe from India‘s hazardous air. 9mo
squirrelbrain Wow congratulations on your 90 days and such a lovely idea for a giveaway! I‘m grateful for my husband as he loves me despite me being me! ❤️ (edited) 9mo
Leftcoastzen I‘m grateful for family, friends , pets and grateful for you are rocking sobriety.It is wonderful to read about your success! 9mo
AmyG Congrats @hermyknee. We are all so proud of you! I am grateful for the good health of my family. 🤞🏻May it stay that way. 9mo
MrBook Awww! 🤗🤗🤗 I‘m grateful for having the #LitsyFamily! 9mo
Lauram I‘m not sure I could be happier that you‘ve made it to this milestone. 🎉☺️ I am grateful that I have 2 supportive, kind, and generous sisters. 9mo
DivineDiana So proud of you! 👏🏻🎉👍🏻 I am grateful for the inspiration that Litsy has been for me! Off on an audio walk to join Litsywalkers! 9mo
Soubhiville Congratulations on your big milestone @hermyknee ! You‘re doing so well! I‘m grateful to be returning to my dance life this week! I took 2 years off, and now I‘m ready to jump in with both feet (like the hokey pokey). Class tonight! 9mo
BennettBookworm Congrats!!! What a huge accomplishment. Today I am particularly grateful for West Wing reruns! 😍🇺🇸 9mo
TabbyGibby Congratulations! That milestone is a huge first step and I hope it motivates you to stay strong ❤️ I'm grateful for the true friendships I've made that span miles and years and the unconditional love between us. 9mo
Nessavamusic Congrats on your journey! I‘m grateful for my husband, fur babies and a job I love. 9mo
Minispok Congrats on your first 90 days! I'm grateful for my wonderdul family 😊 9mo
Sargar114 Congrats! That‘s an incredible accomplishment! You got this! I am grateful for my parents. They sacrifice and have sacrificed so much for friends and family; they set a wonderful example of putting others first. 9mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook So proud of you! I'm grateful for a few things I'm able to do for myself on a regular basis this year! 🌸 9mo
JenReadsAlot Congrats!! I'm grateful for my amazing friends and my job where I get to watch/help amazing people like you get clean and sober! 9mo
vicgreentoriafield Family and health. Congrats on 90days, that's wonderful! Keep crushing the milestones! 9mo
SamanthaMarie Congrats again!! I'm grateful for my determination to get better. On Day 4 of my Whole30 and feeling unwell but pushing through to get my health back! 💪🏻 9mo
AsYouWish Congrats on 90 days!!!! That is awesome!!!! I am grateful for a lot of things: my family, my friends, my wonderful dog, my students, and Litsy! Thank you so much for doing this!!!! And @Eggs that is incredible, I am so happy for you!!!! 9mo
Redwritinghood Congrats on 90 days! That‘s a big milestone. I‘m grateful for my family and my dog Domino. They both bring me joy every day. 9mo
RachelO Congratulations- you‘re doing amazing! 🌷I‘m grateful for family, friends and, today, blue skies! 9mo
AntoinetteBuchanan Free universal medical care in Australia. I had an emergency lifesaving surgery on Saturday and will go home tomorrow with no bill to pay and ongoing treatment covered. 9mo
irre If thankful for being cancer free. Congratulations on 90 days! 9mo
madamereadsalot1 Congrats again! I'm thankful for a best friend I can text and vent and admit my assishness too without judgment and know I'll get good advice in return. 9mo
cobwebmoth Huge hugs to you! You are an amazing person.💖 Today I am just thankful that it isn't bitterly cold outside. 9mo
Kdgordon88 Congrats! Grateful for my pug Dizzy. 9mo
Daisey So happy for you making this progress! 💕 Today I‘m thankful for wonderful friends and family. Last night I visited with friends from a previous job, tonight I‘m hanging out with my cousin, and tomorrow I get to visit my sister. 9mo
crazyspine Congratulations! I'm thankful for my husband and baby ( dachshund). 9mo
LeahBergen Congratulations to you! 🎉🎉🎉 I‘m grateful for today‘s frosty winter weather that‘s “forcing” me to stay in all day and read. 😆😆 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Congratulations!! 🎉 I am grateful for Litsy & this amazing community. 📚💕📚💕 9mo
Elma Congratulations!! I'm grateful for medicines that allow me to not live with 24 hr headache/migraines anymore. 9mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations! You kick butt 🙌 I‘m grateful that I‘m starting my internship next Monday, which means I can try to stop believing something is wrong with me since I haven‘t gotten a job yet. So Yay for that! 🙌 9mo
DHill Congratulations! I‘m grateful for the support of my family and friends through some very difficult health issues over the years. 9mo
cherinium I am grateful for the sun that is shining so brightly today in my neck of the woods. ☀️☀️☀️ 9mo
JoScho I am always grateful for dogs ❤️ 9mo
erinreads I‘m so proud of you! 🤗 Also, I‘m super grateful for my cats. And my husband. I was away for the past week and the time away from them really drove home how much I rely on my boys. 💕 9mo
hes7 Yay for 90 days! 🎉 That‘s definitely not an easy thing to do. I‘m grateful for friends and family and mountains and books. 9mo
laur89 Congrats on 90 days! I am grateful for my job ☺️ 9mo
Stacypatrice I‘m soooo proud of you!!!!! 90 days is a major accomplishment!!! I woke up this morning and made a grumbling sound and then redirected and just whispered, “Thank you God.” I‘m grateful just for today. 9mo
tracey38 Congratulations on 90 days!!! I know there are hard days but you are doing great! I am grateful for my family being there during the past few years that have been super tough. I'm also so thankful for my two young nieces who bring me great joy and many smiles and laughs. 💜💜 9mo
sammisho First of all, I am so incredibly proud of you! And you should be proud of yourself! 💜💜 I am so grateful for my two kids. Such a cliche, but they truly are the light of my life. They keep me going. 9mo
saguarosally I know it‘s late, but I‘m grateful for your support. Day 35. 9mo
hermyknee @saguarosally congratulations! You‘ve got this!!! 💞 9mo
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It‘s a “put your sparkling water in a wine tumbler and listen to The Sober Diaries to remind yourself why you‘re doing this kind of day” Work today was rough. Things have been difficult the last few weeks personally, too. But, this book is fabulous. Listening to it is like listening to an old friend talking. I think this is my 4th or 5th listen?! It‘s helpful and hopeful. Cheers to Day 85 😊

Redwritinghood Keep going strong! 💪🏻💪🏻 You‘re doing great! 10mo
hermyknee @Redwritinghood thank you!! 🥰 10mo
Soubhiville You got this! It‘s going to get better. 😊 10mo
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Amiable One day at a time. 💪 10mo
Scurvygirl Oh good gracious, yes life is a biatch, especially in the winter. If I could find a comfortable cave to crawl in and hide, that would be preferable than dealing with real life right now. ✊🎈🎈🎈🗡🗡🗡 10mo
Libby1 💐🌈 10mo
hermyknee @Scurvygirl yes to all that, plus dogs 🐶 😂♥️ 10mo
hermyknee @Soubhiville @Amiable thank you guys for the support ♥️♥️♥️ 10mo
hermyknee @Libby1 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 10mo
AmberWB You got this!! 🙌🙌 10mo
Libby1 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Right back at you, @hermyknee 10mo
Lovesbooks87 You got this! 10mo
JoScho Hang in there friend ❤️ 10mo
Scurvygirl @hermyknee yes, dogs! Answer to all of life‘s problems!! 😍💚 10mo
cjbooklover @hermyknee you can do this! Good job on 85 days! 10mo
Slajaunie You got this! 🙌🏼💚 10mo
tdrosebud Yay for 85 days! 10mo
hermyknee @AmberWB @Lovesbooks87 @JoScho @cjbooklover @Slajaunie @tdrosebud thank you all so much for your kindness and support! I love Litsy!! 🥰 10mo
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉🎉 to you! 😘 10mo
Mollyanna Woohoo! You got this! You are strong and amazing. 10mo
staci.reads You're an inspiration! Stay strong 💪 10mo
julesG That's great! 🎉👏 10mo
4thhouseontheleft Love the mug!! Do you like kombucha? Ginger-ade kombucha with berries tossed in is one of my favorite “cocktails”. 10mo
hermyknee @4thhouseontheleft i haven‘t ever tried kombucha, but that sounds good!! 10mo
RaimeyGallant Sending you positive vibes. :) 10mo
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Powerful || inspired by @Eggbeater 💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾

Eggbeater Wow! That is awesome! I needed the strength. Thank you! ❤ 11mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 11mo
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I made this over the weekend as a reminder for the hard days. I‘m having a rough one today. Looking forward to the weekend and a big stack of books 💛

Cinfhen Sending hugs!!! You‘re doing great and admitting it‘s a rough day is amazing!!!! 11mo
Lynnsoprano Hang in there!🤗🤗 11mo
Blueberry Stay strong ♡🙏 11mo
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Tamra 💪🏾 11mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Sending hugs! 🤗🤗 11mo
Eggbeater I've got 2 months 13 days myself. I can totally relate. You are not alone. ❤ 11mo
llwheeler It is beautiful, hope it helps you get through the hard day 11mo
JoScho Hang in there! Sending love! 11mo
ravenlee 💓💓💓Sending hugs and strength! 11mo
JenReadsAlot Take care of yourself! Hugs! 11mo
hermyknee @Cinfhen @Lynnsoprano @Blueberry @Tamrawear @That-Bookish-Hiker @llwheeler @JoScho @ravenlee @JenReadsAlot thank you all for your kind words and support 💕 It‘s been a rough week at work, so I‘m taking tomorrow off to sleep & recharge. You guys are amazing!! 💛💛💛 11mo
hermyknee @Eggbeater you rock!!! ♥️ Thank you for your comment and support - I really appreciate it. ♥️♥️♥️ If you ever want to chat, you can send me an email @ hermykneegoespostal@gmail.com 😊 11mo
JoScho Glad you are taking a day for yourself tomorrow. It is rough going and we still have another week. Take care of yourself friend 🖤 11mo
tracey38 Lots of hugs! Glad you are taking a day tomorrow for yourself. Relax and recharge. 💚 11mo
Bookzombie I love this. I enjoy when you post your artwork. It‘s good to take a day for yourself. Hugs! 11mo
4thhouseontheleft I hope today‘s day of rest and recharging helps. It‘s hardest to stay strong during the rough times, but you are an amazing person! 💙💙 11mo
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Renewal

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 11mo
Craftylikefox Love 🖤 11mo
hermyknee @JoScho @Craftylikefox thank you!!! 🥰 11mo
kspenmoll Love this! (edited) 11mo
Eggbeater I love it! You have a lot of talent. This is a great outlet! Stay strong. 11mo
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Keep going

gradcat 👍 Nice—I like this! 11mo
hermyknee @gradcat thank you!! 11mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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erzascarletbookgasm What is it? I like it! 11mo
hermyknee @erzascarletbookgasm thanks! It‘s an acrylic painting I made 😊 11mo
Soubhiville I love it! 11mo
hermyknee @Soubhiville thank you!! 💕 11mo
tracey38 Love it! 11mo
kspenmoll Beautiful colors! 11mo
Eggbeater It's beautiful! ❤ So calming. 11mo
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Omg I loved this! I devoured it. This is one I know I‘ll come back to time and again ♥️

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So restless this evening, so I‘m up and audio-booking. I‘m absolutely loving listening to this book! Clare Pooley is hilarious and doesn‘t sugar coat things. She‘s an amazing woman. Plus, I found a link on her Instagram account for a company that makes cards for people who quit drinking! How cool is that?! 😂💕

Kayla.Adriena I'll have to check it out! My mom's bf just quit drinking. Poor guy is like a bump on a log 11mo
hermyknee @Kayla.Adriena awww - I bet a card like this would make him feel so much better! The first few weeks were hard on my body after I stopped drinking and I slept a lot. It can take up to 11 full days for alcohol to completely leave the system! Another book that has been really helpful for me and may help your mom‘s bf is 11mo
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Just got this one on #audible and I think I‘m really going to like it!

#soberdiaries #soberjourney #audiobook #audio #selfcare #selflove #gratitude30

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