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I was Alcohol free for 165 days, from Aug 2013 until jan 23rd 2014, over 5 months! that was a first for me. Am proud of that. Since that time it has taken me a year to have 38 days AF streak going again, amstrong in my resolve to not ddrink, don't know if it is foreever....will see. I have lost 10 pounds, weight that I gained over the holidays due to excess drinking and eating. Joined an online group called SMART recovery and they are very supportive of a substance free life style. I bought ...
I was Alcohol free for 165 days, from Aug 2013 until jan 23rd 2014, over 5 months! that was a first for me. Am proud of that. Since that time it has taken me a year to have 38 days AF streak going again, amstrong in my resolve to not ddrink, don't know if it is foreever....will see. I have lost 10 pounds, weight that I gained over the holidays due to excess drinking and eating. Joined an online group called SMART recovery and they are very supportive of a substance free life style. I bought their handbook and am going thru it slowly. One of the work sheets is a Cost benefit analysis. Where you list the long term or short term benefits/risks of using. There are NO longer term benefits to drinking and the long term risk of drinking is DEATH! Very much an eye opener.
Alcohol had effected my thyroid but those levels have returned to normal since I quit drinking thank goodness. I quit my health club and joined a gym. IT is one mile from my house and open 24/7 which is great because I like to go at 8pm. I have been trying to go more regularly. Walked 7 miles on the tred mill yesterday in 2 hours at 3.5mph. I am going to see if I can start running. Eventually I would like to walk/run a mini- marathon. Over 13 miles!!!! In ordered to do that though I need to start running. otherwise it just takes too long!
I have a new Osteopathic doctor, I like her, seems very thorough. Told her I was bipolar and stable on my meds, she is taking over writing my scripts for me, so I am glad about that. My old psychiatrist did not take my insurance., which changes as of today with a $4K deductible, ouch. Lesser premiums but hope we don't get sick!
My eating is about the same, have a healthy plate lunch with friends at a health food store daily. Eat regular meals at night with my wonderful husband. Don't eat breakfast. Since I quit drinking I have lost 10 pounds! I stopped snacking at night too.
I am self employed, work with the elderly and hate the paper work that goes along with it. I procrastinate. Need to work on this area of my life. I am on the computer too much. avoiding house cleaning and paperwork. I like to go to facebook, forums, blogs and chat rooms, this is fun to me and helps in my remaining alcohol free. This area I need to work on as well.
I have said I have an addictive personality: food, alcohol, and internet.
A trifecta. Am working on all of thee areas. It is all about moderation.
Being bipolar I have a problem with extremes. I seek balance in my life.
I am pretty much content with how things are going. I have a sweet romantic husband who loves me unconditionally. Have a nice home to live in and a rewarding job. What more could I ask for?
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Member Since: 4/24/2007

My Goals:
lose this belly fat and weight that I have gained. Make it to the gym more often.
eat more fruits and veggies!
Eat more local organic produce.
Follow a low carb diet forever.(with some cheat days here and there!)

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My goals are to lose weight slowly but surely it is coming off so slow. I am trying to follow a low carb diet, eating healthy lunches at our local health food store. I want to go to the gym on a regular basis.
I went 165 days alcohol free, which is a first! from aug12th to january 23rd 2014.


Personal Information:
on january 1st 2015, I turned 52. I have a twin. WE celebrated our 50th by going on a cruise together with my older sister. WE had a great time. Married to a wonderful man of 18 years. no kids 2 cats, named hazel and hattie. They are alot of fun.
Live in Lafayette Louisiana since 2001, love it here.
I have my own small business, work with the elderly.

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I enjoy spending time on the internet, posting on forums giving and receiving emotional support. Enjoy seeing the regular crowd at the health food store that I eat my lunch with every day. I used to eat by myself which was lonely. Trying to get to the gym more often need to find a more enjoyable activity. Hubby and I are big LOST fans, x-files and now downton abby. WE keep watching the reruns and enjoy this in the evenings. Don't really have any hobbies.

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JUST_BRENDA
4/16/2015 3:08:51 PM

Thanks so much for your support Bizi! And I appreciate the healing tips!



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RAVENSOUL1
4/10/2015 9:12:38 AM

Thank you for your warm comments on my page and on my kitty's photo!



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_CYNDY55_
4/4/2015 11:39:47 AM

Thank-you Very much
...:::BIZI:::...
for Your Congrats on my 8th Soberversary emoticon
Cyndy



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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT
4/1/2015 8:22:21 AM

Thanks and you're right - this GOOD has been a long time coming and I'm so open to accepting it all. I used to feel I didn't deserve things to be 'this good' but now I know different.

Taking it all in with arms open wide and going to enjoy the ride!

Have a great day!



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CBRECK77
3/30/2015 6:04:27 PM

Thanks for the encouragement Bizi. emoticon



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