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5 Exercise Tips for Beginners

5 Exercise Tips for Beginners

As this year as progressed, my health has improved drastically! I’ve lost 46 pounds by focusing upon nutrition and exercising regularly. If you’d have asked me last December and if I felt open enough, I would have told you that I was frightened to begin exercising simply because I didn’t know where to begin. The […]

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How Can a Marriage Last? We are Celebrating 12 Years Together

12 years ago I awoke knowing I’d marry the man of my dreams in just a few short hours. I had NO idea where this journey would take us, at 29 years old I simply knew that this guy was the person I wanted to do life with and had faith that we could face […]

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Decorating a Thanksgiving Table & $250 Target Giveaway #ThankFall

It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada which has me once again feeling #ThankFall for all of the blessings I have. The first on my list is my family. I come from a long line of wonderful folks, 23 of whom will gather this weekend to spend time together and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. The majority of my […]

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Everyone is Fighting a Hard Battle – Kindness When Its Not Warranted

Yesterday I faced a fear, it may not be a big deal to you but for me going to the dentist is a highly stressful endeavour. As a child I was graced with the challenge of little to no enamel on my teeth which meant years of visits to the dentist. Over and over I’d […]

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Sober Sex? Dear God Help Me I’m Talking About It

At the age of 16 I was truly kissed for the very first time, sure I’d had the fumbling kisses of younger years but this one made my toes curl. I stood leaning against my Father’s car in the driveway of the first “real” love of my life, he leaned in and as our lips met […]

Sobriety & Addiction

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Sober Sex? Dear God Help Me I’m Talking About It

At the age of 16 I was truly kissed for the very first time, sure I'd had the fumbling kisses of younger years but this one made my toes curl. I stood leaning against my Father's car in the driveway of the first "real" love … [Read More...]

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Mike’s Story of Getting and Staying Sober

Mike's Story of Getting and Staying Sober When I came in I was defeated. I couldn’t hold onto a job, a relationship, or anything really. My life was miserable because I drank, and I drank to escape it. I had tried everything … [Read More...]

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Just Being Sober Isn’t Enough

There is this app on my phone that beeps at me everyday, it's not an annoying notification like most of the alerts I get....this one is something I look forward to. That high-pitched beep is a sobriety indicator, firing me a … [Read More...]

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3 Facebook Messages, Some Profanity, Anonymity and the Stigma of Alcoholism

This morning I sat down to write you a post exposing myself as someone who is still utterly imperfect. I'd stepped over another pile of laundry and after reflecting (and bashing myself internally for letting my housework … [Read More...]

A Man’s Oxycontin Addiction – A Reader’s Story

Sober doesn’t Suck! is a safe place for people to share their stories of being an alcoholic, addict, their addiction and recovery openly and honestly. There is no requirement of sobriety for posting, if you’re concerned about … [Read More...]

Food & Drink Recipes

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Old El Paso Restaurante – Feel like a #MexicanChef in Your Home – Giveaway

This past September my husband and I had the pleasure of travelling to Mexico where we enjoy some authentic tacos. There is nothing which I love more than a VERY good taco, with strong flavours and some HEAT I love taco when … [Read More...]

10 delicious pumpkin recipes

10 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

As the Autumn weather has set in I seem to be running around like mad. I haven't found my groove yet, the kids have activities almost every evening and my work load has become heavy during the day which means in the end I … [Read More...]

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Celebrating National Coffee Day with KitchenAid Giveaway!

Today is National Coffee day and I am SUPER excited about it....and may have celebrated with more than one cup today. Coffee has become somewhat of a "thing" these days, once upon a time my father's instant coffee would … [Read More...]

Ultimate cream of potato soup recipe

The Ultimate Potato Soup Recipe

Nothing feels like a hug quite like a bowl of hot potato soup! Growing up with an English/Irish Mum potatoes were a staple in our home and she was very creative in how she used them. Nothing was off-limits when it came to a … [Read More...]

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Blondie Brownies with Hidden Veggies? The Kids Will Love This School Snack

With the children back in school parents everywhere are looking for healthy school snack ideas and I have a fantastic answer! Each year I make these Blondie Brownies with hidden veggies and each time the kids are ecstatic … [Read More...]

Body

5 Exercise Tips for Beginners

5 Exercise Tips for Beginners

As this year as progressed, my health has improved drastically! I've lost 46 pounds by focusing upon nutrition and exercising regularly. If you'd have asked me last December and if I felt open enough, I would have told you … [Read More...]

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Why I Moved to a Private Gym & Why I am Glad I Did! #FitNHealthy

When I joined a gym for the first time in years, I turned to a gym which is part of a large chain simply because it was the cheapest and I knew some people who had memberships. This worked for me for a while but eventually I … [Read More...]

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Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing & Fat Burning System Results

Well my final day of the Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing & Fat Burning System has come to an end and I must say I'm feeling amazing! The biggest change I've seen (aside from the size of my body) is that I haven't had a migraine … [Read More...]

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Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing & Fat Burning System Day 12

It's been 12 days since I began a 30 Day Weight Loss Cleanse with Isagenix and I'm alive and kicking! On Day 1 I announced here on SoberJulie.com that I was beginning and that this is NOT a sponsored post. This is something I … [Read More...]

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Day #1 of Isagenix 30 Day Cleanse

It's been 6 months now that I've been more focused upon my health, fitness and yes weight. In January I committed to becoming more fit and healthy by taking control of my eating and exercise. I began going to the gym, it was … [Read More...]

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How I Made It Through 4.5 Years of Hell

The summer has blown past me and here I am with just a few days left of the kids being home. This has me cheering internally on one level and also boo-hooing on another level. I’ll be so happy to get back to my easy routine, I run a digital marketing company from home which […]

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Just Being Sober Isn’t Enough

There is this app on my phone that beeps at me everyday, it’s not an annoying notification like most of the alerts I get….this one is something I look forward to. That high-pitched beep is a sobriety indicator, firing me a daily message to tell me how many days I’m sober.   It also allowed […]

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30 Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes – Because I’m 4 Years SOBER!

Today is the day when I celebrate being 4 years SOBER! This journey has been HARD, every day I must acknowledge my desire to drink and defeat it. I’ve shared with you all so much of my journey; stories about recovery, my family and my faith….all of which have kept me accountable and your comments […]

I Experienced Joy This Morning & This Alcoholic Wanted to Drink

This morning I woke out of a deep sleep to feel the bed beside me being depressed and warm little arms enveloping me. In a not so whispery voice my 10-year-old said “Mama, it’s a new day and I just love you.” She scooted in closer as I raised my arm to pull her into […]

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4 years Sober & Turning 41 – It’s my Birthday Week! #SoberBday

February is a BIG month for me personally, this week I’ll turn 41 and celebrate being 4 years sober! I was born on February 9th and I adore Birthday celebrations so it’s been the month to wait for since I was a little girl. Little Julie was known to have a Birthday countdown going from […]

Current Reviews & Giveaways

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Barbie Amaze Chase VIP Viewing Giveaway

Growing up we didn't have all of the toys on our wish list but the one thing we coveted was our Barbies. My sister and I could sit for hours, dressing the Barbies, creating personalities, careers and of course love interests. … [Read More...]

Decorating a Thanksgiving Table

Decorating a Thanksgiving Table & $250 Target Giveaway #ThankFall

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada which has me once again feeling #ThankFall for all of the blessings I have. The first on my list is my family. I come from a long line of wonderful folks, 23 of whom will gather this … [Read More...]

old el paso

Old El Paso Restaurante – Feel like a #MexicanChef in Your Home – Giveaway

This past September my husband and I had the pleasure of travelling to Mexico where we enjoy some authentic tacos. There is nothing which I love more than a VERY good taco, with strong flavours and some HEAT I love taco when … [Read More...]

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iPad Mini Giveaway Alert

Guess who has teamed up with an AMAZING list of bloggers to giveaway an iPad Mini??? Yes it's me! I'm very pleased to offer this giveaway to my readers, it was time to do something BIG for you all so here it … [Read More...]

affresh coffee maker cleaner

Celebrating National Coffee Day with KitchenAid Giveaway!

Today is National Coffee day and I am SUPER excited about it....and may have celebrated with more than one cup today. Coffee has become somewhat of a "thing" these days, once upon a time my father's instant coffee would … [Read More...]

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