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10/2/14 10:59 A

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Chocolate and Wine sounds WONDERFUL!

Amanda I have to ask, who is DH, and are those initials or does it stand for something else. lol I'm sorry but my sister used to call her husband DH when she was not happy with him. So every time I see that it makes me laugh.

Wednesday = NOT AF

Its ok, it was one of those days. We are taking baby steps. We are going to try 2 days off and 1 day on and see how that goes. So no drinking for me tonight and I am letting my daughter have a sleep over Friday night so I have to be a good. Saturday we will have some drinks. Sunday we are going to try out some neat tailgate recipes and watch the game with the kids. I have a plan, I said it out loud, now to put it in action!

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10/2/14 9:52 A

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I had a glass of wine last night. It's been awhile since I've drank midweek, but if I didn't I may have killed DH :)

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10/2/14 7:55 A

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A Dove chocolate & wine home party? Heaven!!

I was AF yesterday - 2 in a row for me! Aiming to be again today, tho it's gonna be tough...it IS Thursday, lol!

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I have gotten sidetracked this last week & havent posted. Last Saturday I went out with the girls but just in town. Didnt even try making it to Oktoberfest. Sounds like crazy traffic there. I had a double shot & couple of bottles of Mikes.

On Sunday, my friend had a Dove chocolate & wine party. I limited myself to 1 glass of wine since I rode my motorcycle there. Never knew Dove had home parties & such an array of products. I bought a white chocolate lemon peppercorn dressing, spiced chai tea mix & chocolate covered graham crackers. We had plenty of samples to try. Gotta love chocolate. emoticon



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Georgine - Glad to hear about the good news from the eye doctor.
Jenn - Great work and glad to hear that you have a partner in (reduced not eliminated) crime! :)

Sun - Tue = AF
Going to be a big weekend again. We are going out of town to the Austin City Limits Music Festival. It is going to be amazing!!

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Jennifer, that's great news! Always helps when the spouse is on board. I was AF yesterday. Nothing in the house to drink & no plans to change that. Lets have a great day today, peeps!

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10/1/14 7:29 A

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AF-Mon, and Tues....lets see if we can get thru Wednesday.

I think you guys are doing great. I mean, one or two drink while making dinner sounds wonderful. Someday maybe I can get there. Until then I am trying to wait for the weekend.

I had a follow up dentist appointment yesterday and decided to take the rest of the day off. My husband and I went to lunch then home. We found a good movie to watch before the kids were to get home but no doubt he was called back into work. Said he would be back in an hour. 2 hours later and no call. I thought for sure he had stopped off at the bar and was going to ask me to join him. When he finally got home I told him what I thought. He said " I am as serious as you are about this!" I was really happy to hear that!




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Busy day Linda but you did just fine just being aware.We had yet another eye clinic appt. out of town and then I had a computer glitch sore back from the ride so i have to confess to having brandy. On the upside the doctor said hubby's eye is better, have not heard that for awhile!!
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Do i have to put my enforcer badge on again!! This from a member who wants her privacy on Sparks but does not respect the privacy of others. Takes all kinds eh? I too know where the button for inappropriate posts is.



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My plans for being AF went awry yesterday, but not too badly. Had several errands to run after work, got home starving and had to deal with the cats, put away some groceries, unload the dishwasher, wash up some dishes & then start cooking. Had 2 glasses of wine left in a bottle, so I drank that while I was cooking. No more alcohol in the house now, so I should be golden.

On the plus side, one of my errands was getting cat food & litter from Sam's club, and I walked out without buying any wine or beer. I'm calling a victory there!

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Thanks you guys, I really appreciate the comments.

Yesterday was a great day. (AF) Came home had super with the kids. Got to hear about their day. It was nice. I want tonight to be the same. I have no reason to have a drink and I will try very hard not to make one up. If the hubby tries I will try my best to shoot his idea down too! Sons of Anarchy is on tonight. That is something to look forward to I guess.lol No seriously. I want to come home have a nice dinner. Help my kids with homework. Do a chore or two and relax. Some might say it sounds boring but it sounds great to me. Just to be with my family and take care of our home. There is plenty of time for going out and having some drinks on the weekend and special occasions. I make it sound so simple at 6:30 am. The hard part comes right around 3pm. BUT I am going to try to stay focused!

Thanks again to you for the comments. I am so glad I found this board !
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Jen - Baby steps. It takes time to break bad habits. You can do it. It's worth it.

Sun = AF

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BRRR! Yesterday it was hot in the garden, now back to sweats and a jacket to take Brandy out.
AF yesterday and the Vikings won, it was a great game both teams playing well. I thought about a brandy but stuck to water.
Jen, my husband is an alcoholic and only stopped drinking after the last binge almost killed him and he suffers with the damage done. I drank right along with him in our group. Of course, soon we had problems between us as well. My kids were never neglected except when we went out too and the 2 older girlsl watched their brothers. Long story that set us on the wrong track but too long to tell again. I have had to answer to my adult children tho they did say they were never without anything--but us.It didn't feel good to have to deal with the kids but we are closer than ever now, they are good people. I wondered if i was an alcoholic too as when i started i would drink til drunk but if i stopped I never suffered with anything. Linda and I were on another challenge but it ended up with nobody drinking at all and we didn't want to go that route so started off on our own.I never understood why I drank so much but all the problems didn't help. I had to set boundaries and stick to them which isn't easy when you are already drinking. I stay away from the brandy mostly because that is when I would over do. i enjoy the wine and trying different kinds and I am good with that. i am not saying I will never over do again but since joining Sparks and wanting to lose all of this weight to get it off my knees and hips I pay attention. As i had to retire to care for my hubby I could drink any time so i had to set boundaries there and I have to give him meds several times in a day so that too helps me to keep away from drinking. I just mention this because you are not alone with this. I was disgusted with myself etc. but what was done is behind me and can stay there. We used to fight too or more I used to go after him about things he did and then forget by morning too so i know where you are coming from. I don't know if this helps you or not so you don't feel you are alone with this. I also won't cheat on the tracker so that also keeps me on track. It is very hard to lose weight while drinking and if your hubby will do it with you that is perfect and good for both of you. And as with food, planning ahead what you are going to do and putting limits helps a lot. Keep working on it together. we are here if and when you need us. Georgine emoticon emoticon
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AF - Thursday, Saturday

Sunday Funday turned into Bears Lose time for Booze day. I was going to stick to beer and 1 shot of gold. Then my friend busted out the fireballs. Oh lord! Then I remembered I hadn't eaten all day. Got into an argument with my husband about something stupid that I don't even remember now. This morning we made up then made ANOTHER decision to stop drinking during the week!

I do not want to quit drinking. But some days when I think about the pros and the cons I don't understand why I drink so much. My kids suffer when left alone, when we go out to drink. My relationship with my husband suffers when we drunk fight over nothing, and my health suffers from drinking my calories. Sorry to poor my heart out to you guys. Besides my husband you are the only ones that I can tell. I don't think any of my family or friends would understand.

On a good note... I did get up and worked out this morning! I am going to start walking on my lunch today as well. Taking it day by day and never giving up!




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Wasn't AF yesterday, but didn't over-do. Aiming to improve on last week's 2 AF days - dare I go for 3?? Gonna get one today!

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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emoticon I had asked my granddaughter to buy another red blend box of wine and she always comes to look at the Avon book so brought the wine. So I quit the brandy and after everyone left had to have more. been a long time since I have done that and hope it will be a long time before I do it again!! I did pick beans and tomatoes before they came but now there is too much coming at once for us to eat so i will have to start freezing. There is more to pick but it is hot out there again so think I will wait til a little later. Hate to see this beautiful weather go, it is better than summer-no bugs, cool nites. Oh well, we get what Mother Nature sends..
Hope everyone had a great weekend and feel better than I do ! To add to my misery this constant wind is stirring the pollen up and it bothers me at nite.
Enjoy the day, i hope it is as nice as ours is today. Geirgine



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I drank quite a bit at the concert/fundraiser last night. Had fun though. Should be back on the wagon today.

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I was AF yesterday (two for the week, improvement!). Had a blast with my friend at the concert (we went to see Chicago - awesome band!). I've already had some beers while watching VT football today - we won! Trying not to overdo. Have a great weekend all!

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AF most of the week if you overlook that one small glass of wine. Can't remember Monday. Today my friend/Avon lady will be stopping so we will have mixed drinks. i haven't had a mixed drink in a long time, can't even remember now that i think about it?
You gals will recover from the weekend fun. Weekends are for fun, if you go over, remember you had a good time and go on to the next day. One of my daughters always tells me she remembers that the Avon lady and I usually got drunk years ago and then i used to keep drinking besides! Hubby had some strange suppers!! I don't care to go that far anymore but we sure had a lot of fun.
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Last night wasn't pretty. DH and another friend kept taking turns buying jello shots. "Ok, but this is the last one!" It has been a long time since I drank that much.

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Had a super stressful week at work. I came home last night and really wanted a drink, but took my sorrow out on a huge bowl of ice cream instead :/
Tonight is poker. I want muchos cervezas, but I know I'll be drinking tomorrow so I'm going to try to keep it to 3-4.

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Jennifer, I'd say that liquid calories are at least 90% of my weight problem. That is just sad, as I sit here and read what I just wrote!

Wasn't AF yesterday, but I will be today.

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9/25/14 1:49 P

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Ally....the Bitches Brunch sounds like a blast! Have fun!

As for me AF = EPIC FAILURE!

Tuesday drank and had a friend over...busted out the karaoke and well it was fun! Wednesday was my 10th wedding anniversary. We will probably celebrate this weekend but still went out for a few after work. So today is Thirsty Thursday but I am not Thirsty at all!

This weekend there is a Zombie Party " The Drinking Dead". We love Zombie movies and shows so I am excited. You can dress up or get Zombiefied at the party. Should be a good time. Then of course we have the Bears game Sunday.

I am convinced liquid calories are diet killers, and its so hard to just have a few...sigh....gonna keep trying!




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AF yesterday. for 3 days all I had was that small glass of wine.
Well, gals, do the same as we do when we have a bad day with food, leave those days in the past and look forward. I don't think the blackberry brandy at the end of the day did any damage.
Stress can worse for you that the brandy. Just go on from here.
Have a great day everyone. emoticon together!! Georgine



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Well, MNGIRG, you're not the only one. I wasn't AF as planned either.

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Yesterday did not go as planned. I had the crappiest day. Just multiple things happening so I had a double shot of blackberry brandy on the rocks when I got home from work. Weighed myself this morning & still lost some weight. emoticon I even had a bag of popcorn with my brandy.



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Thank you so much for encouragement, Amanda, it means more than you know! Meeting with my sister tonight and already logged what I plan to drink, and a snack I just had...its like more calories than the rest of my day emoticon
And I know I'm gonna want to be a fat kid later so I'm trying to only be half a jerk and figure out what to have before I leave! Beyond that, plan to be AF until weekend debauchery starts. Here goes nothing!

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years ago we had Octoberfest at the local Moose Club, lots of beer in steins ( I saved them as they were a set-now what do i do with them-ha!) and lots of German food. It was fun, i hope you enjoy it. emoticon



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We are working OT again so I am too tired when I get home to want to have a drink. I should be AF until at least Friday. We will see what happens by then. I have been invited to Oktoberfest Saturday night. I have never been to Oktoberfest so I will see what is in store for me.



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Good morning! it looks like everybody has a plan for the weekend which is the best way to do it and then you are aware of what you are drinking and eating. The 2 sure go together don't they?
Jen, I hope your hubby finds his lap top. that is something to be concerned about for sure. sure you can drink with him if he is still upset, just don't go overboard, be aware.
I was not AF yesterday. after shoving that wine box around and around while making supper i finally poured it out. I have a side by side fridge and they just don't fit. I have several size wine glasses and the wine that was left was just enuff to fill the small glass and I had it with supper. Not AF, lost my dollar but no damage in calories either. Next box goes downstairs in the fridge.
Looks like another beautiful day here, maybe some rain. Everybody have a good day, the weekend is coming. emoticon Georgine





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I was NOT AF yesterday, but plan to be today. Also, on Friday I'm going to an concert with someone who is not a big drinker, so my plan is to stay AF then too.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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Great job Ally! I would think those two events call for some beverages! And your doing so well this week. Rome wasn't built in a day!


Sun - Tue = AF
I will also have a big weekend. We will have cards and beer on Friday. Saturday we have this annual fundraiser. We live in a rural area and it is a big deal. It is out on this ranch and there will be a band, prime rib, and drinks of course! It will be fun.

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No booze since Friday...who am I?!?! I have my besties birthday Saturday and my sister is hosting our monthly "bitches brunch of belligerence" Sunday...Yikes. I already know the weekend is going out the window...but I'm hoping to stick to my plan of no more than three shots and five beers. I'm ridiculous!

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Georgine, we are having the same weather here and I LOVE it!

Planning on being AF tonight but....... My husband can not find his $2000 work laptop and thinks it was stolen from his office. He is completely stressed about it and I am almost positive he is going to want a drink tonight. Let the games begin....I should be supportive right???




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I like to call it Thirsty Thursday! lol




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Just call me the enforcer and if anybody can explain why these no drinking women want to post on this challenge please explain it to me!! Enuff said.
I was AF yesterday but admit that nearly empty wine box keeps looking at me when I open the fridge, i will save it for the weekend, can't be much anyway.i owe my jar 2$. i didn't pay if I even had one glass of wine as that is not AF but I have quite a bit in my jar now.I am in dire circumstances between jeans too big and jeans still a little too tight, why is the belly where the fat likes to hibernate??!!
I don't think I make special occasions but I always hope when the kids come over which isn't often with everyone working, that they will sit and have their beer or whatever and I can have my wine. I could stay AF on lots of weekend days but then I will say to myself, well, it is the weekend and is permitted. Ha! Also, sometimes when my back spasms really bad I think a glass of wine will relax it which it does but I also could do without. The games we play.
Have a great day. Our weather has turned to 40s at nite and 70s during the day. It can stay this way til xmas! emoticon Georgine


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Miamuse. If you do not drink, please do not post to this challenge. You are the fourth non-drinker to post here and I reported 3 already to Sparks as there are rules and Sparks enforces them. Please use your time to post to things of interest to you. Have a nice day.



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Good morning everyone! I had an AF day yesterday emoticon Aiming to add to that today, but let me tell 'ya, today has been hell on wheels so far. I think I can, I think I can!

Jennifer, no offense taken. I can make up a special occasion for anything! (and usually do). My dumbest special occasion is Thursday - the 'weekend eve.' Yeah, Linda, that's pushing it!

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Welcome Ally!

I know what you mean Georgine. No matter how bad the Vikings play, I still bleed purple.

Saturday, I didnt do so bad. A couple bottles of Mikes & a couple double shots of blackberry brandy. We had rain in the evening & waited it out at one of the bars so we didnt get too wet on the ride home.

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Good morning, friends. Sun - Mon = AF
Had a long hard day and thought about scotch on the rocks the whole way home. Good thing I didn't have any scotch in the house!!

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Hello everyone!

Welcome Ally!

AF = Saturday and Sunday

Monday = Game day! Go Bears! Grilling out steak and drinking beer tonight!

Georgine, I was just reading your post and when you said "this can be adjusted for special occasions" I am not trying to offend anyone but, do you ever find yourself making up special occasions so you have an excuse to drink? I do this!




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I wasn't AF on the weekend but nothing over board. i listening to the viking game on the radio in here and had wine and i think i don't even want to listen or see again. Maybe they will win then.
Not an easy thing with a young team missing a key player as well as injuries but they need support as it is my team.
One of my problems has always been that when a box of wine or a bottle has a little bit left in it i always feel i have to empty it so I can throw it away but have to do it right away.
Welcome ally, nice to have you on board. we are a a mixture of different experiences with alcohol but now we are facing it. Linda and I started this challenge and set the goal to be AF during the weeks and no more than 3 drinks or whatever on weekend days. This can be adjusted of special occasions or you can find a plan that you will feel works for you.
time for me to go and shovel apples again, they are small and sour and this year there is a ton on the patio and today will be in the 70s so they begin to ferment.Ick!
Have a great Monday everyone. we are going to have warm weather for awhile so time to lock things up for - emoticon winter. I love fall, the colors, the smells, ipray for Inidan summer every fall. Georgine



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Starting over (again) this week. Saturday & Sunday were off the charts bad. I need a few AF days under my belt. High hopes for today!

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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Nice to meet you, Ally.

Sun = AF
Started a new weightlifting routine this morning. Gotta keep it fresh!

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I'm Allyne...Ally is fine lol, nobody can pronounce it!

"Get rid of the damn beast. Let it be done, once and for all."~Paulie Pennino


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Welcome!! Can we get a first name? I'm so glad you found us too. We all enjoy our booze, but it isn't good for our weight or our overall health so we do our best to be moderate. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we fail, but we come here to post for the support and commeraderie.


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Can I be a total mushball for a second? I AM SO GLAD I FOUND THIS. Reading through all of your posts makes me feel so much better about the fact that, yes, I like to drink. Often. Its hard to put into words, but Its nice knowing there are other people making changes, who have the same "vices" I do. In the words of my equally fond of beer but stick thin sister, "sorry, I party!"
Did a biggest losers kind of thing before my wedding in June with my other bar girlfriends, lost about 13 pounds or so. Been struggling with the same 6 pounds going up and down ever since. Truth is, I will never be able to stop drinking, its just a fact. You guys have given me some insight to get back on track and frankly, I'm going to let myself be proud that I'm not the, hand to god, drunk for weeks on end mess I used to be. I never thought my progress was good enough, but its a damn good start for me. So there, lol

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No objection at all, glad to have you!

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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Any objections to a newbie jumping in? Actually, I'm rerererererestarting with SP and alcohol is definately one of my weak points!

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Good morning friends. DH and I split a bottle of Moscato last night. Man, it was so delicious! Had quite a food day as well. Back on the AF wagon today. Should have eating back on track as well.



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Nice to see people enjoying the weekend and being aware. We had our friend stop with a bottle of wine so I did have 2 glasses with him. Today should be AF unless something changes.
Now going to do stretches and I am going to try and start getting up earlier. I read in bed sometimes til after midnite so sleep til 8 or so unless brandy gets me up.I like reading in bed but also like the earlier morning hours. Has to be one or the other??
Have a good day today. another cloudy rainy day here and more apples to sweep. I think some imp is on the garage roof throwing more app;es every day! emoticon
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I was AF Mon.- Thurs.
Had a double shot of blackberry brandy after work last night. We are going on the annual flood run on the motorcycle today so I will have some alcohol.

Have a good weekend!



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Well Mandy, I guess that was good? emoticon LOL! I was 'ok' last night - had two glasses of wine at dinner and then two more when I got home. Went to bed fairly early and got a good night's sleep. Now...to see what I can do today...

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I only had three at poker last night. YAY!! The biggest reason I was successful at drinking less, is that I was unsuccessful at poker. HA! We were home by 10:30.

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Was AF Wed and Thur. Cards tonight. I ain't gonna lie, I'm ready for a cold beer!

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Looks like one may be all the AF days I get this week. It's a start, tho. I just need to build on it. Last night wasn't AF, but not horribly bad either. I have dinner & drinks with friends scheduled for tonight - maybe I'll go AF Saturday? Stranger things have happened, I suppose.

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This week has been an every other day week. AF Mon, and Wed. Drank Tues and Thursday. I am proud of myself for last night. Only 4 beers and a small supper. Still went over my calories but not as much as usual.

I really like the dollar in the jar idea!

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AF free day :) second in a row. Woohooo!

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Linda and today i can finally say the same!! AF all day yesterday and finally a dollar goes into my old Mr. Peanut jar!! It is a great feeling and i am glad i can share it with you!! Here is to another AF day today for both of us! emoticon



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FINALLY! An AF day. At least I proved I can get one in a week emoticon .

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My friend came over to deliver my Avon and we did it up pretty good too. Time for me to get it together again too. Linda, it is always easier to get back one day at a time and know you have the weekend to enjoy too. One step at a time during the day. I have lots of stress in my life with hubby's health plus aches and pains of my own and wine would help but that is no way to go plus I have to give hubby pills all day and am taking pain pills so lots of reasons not to over do. It is as easy or hard as we make it for ourselves.Save the drinks and wine for the weekends or special occasions.
Now wait for the pain pill to work and go and sweep and shovel crab apples into the compost and pick beans and tomatoes and do stretches if there is any energy left.
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There wasn't anything moderate about my drinking at bunco last night. Will be AF tonight before cards tomorrow.

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I think my reset button broke. This week is not cooperating. Maybe I just need to get remedial. Goal adjusted - I'm going for ONE AF day this week.

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Jennifer - Nice! Doesn't it feel great?
Linda - You've done it before and you can do it again.

Sun - Mon = AF
Will have bunco tonight, so I'm sure I'll drink. Everyone have a great day.


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Yesterday was just evil, and I caved. Trying again today.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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AF Monday, stayed in my calories for once! Actually had a some left over so I had a small scoop of cookies and cream ice-cream. Also had a great workout this morning with no hangover! It feels wonderful!




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sunset09, as you do not drink, you should not be posting on this challenge. i hope you will not do it again. I have already reported 2 others to Sparks for breaking Sparks rules.



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I do not nor have I ever drank alcohol! emoticon



 
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I was not af over the weekend but did not over do so I am ok with that. Now promised myself to start tracking faithfully and I tend to over do on everything when I don't have to account for it. O had my wine during the Viking game. I was ready to switch to brandy after the half but didn't. They were terrible after we all thought we finally had a good team. sadly, we were mistaken emoticon
More wind and cold and more apples to sweep. clear blue sky today and a little cool.
Good job everybody, even you Linda as you aren't giving up. If we can help in any way, let us know.
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AF Saturday. Woke up feeling refreshed and energized Sunday. Took the kids to the apple orchard, ran some errands then spent a few hours trying to hook up my daughters new TV and Cable. That can drive ya to drink for sure! Poor thing spent all her summer babysitting money on a TV that she cant even watch til next week. We have to have a tech come out. I think they gave us a faulty box.. anyway. My husband and I planned to stay home to watch the Bears play but then he remembered he had something to take care of at the bar he manages so off we went! Had a great time and the Bears win! emoticon .




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Great job, Mandy! I was not AF yesterday (far from it). Today I'm resetting. Gonna have a good week starting NOW!

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Ended up being AF on Sunday as well. That means I only had one drinking day last week. Yay! Will make up for it this week as I have bunco on Tuesday and will enjoy a beer (or 4) that night. Everyone have a great week.

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I was not AF Thursday, Friday or Saturday. I had more Blackberry Brandy after work Friday night & Saturday night we went out to the bar to listen to a band. I had a couple double shots & a Mikes black cherry hard lemonade.



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Good morning, ladies. AF Saturday for me. Our local Altrusans host a craft show here three times a year. This year, I'm the chair. Phew! What a job. It is this weekend and it is my job to organize the whole thing, make sure it runs smoothly, and fill in the gaps where any work is needed. I was on my feet for 11 hours yesterday. Today our hours are only 10-4, but we have to tear down the concession stand and kitchen and get it all cleaned up. Since I was AF yesterday, I may just have a beverage this evening.

Everyone have a great day!

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I'm aiming for a restart come Monday. Maybe I can pull of another good week, at least. It's been a while - I need one. Haven't been good this weekend - drank WAY too much yesterday. So far I've been 'ok' today. Should go to bed early to nail that!

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emoticon i have been mixing AF days and days when i have had no more than 1 or 2 of anything at any time lately which is great for me emoticon but i do need to do better. Today I will have a glass of wine with my granddaughter and one or two later with dinner as my daughter is cooking today. My granddaughter and I were wondering if there are any wine boxes for a red blend and she found one so we will try it out today.
Idletyme has been notified by Sparks to quit posting here. I looked at her page and she seems like a nice lady, loves NCIS and Harry Potter as i do, I will never understand why this challenge seems to challenge them to post???? I hope she will not persist, would not be a good idea. Sparks does enforce the rules, no jail time tho--Ha!
enuff of that. It is cool here but a beautiful day. everybody enjoy the weekend. Georgine emoticon

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Good morning ladies! I only had three and part of a fourth one last night! YAY!! Haven't done that well on a Friday in quite sometime. Everyone have a great day!

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I was not AF yesterday. I am on a bad streak and need to get off this crazy train. I have plans tonight to meet for drinks, with the girls from work. I am sure Sunday I will throw back a few during the football game. Monday is a new fresh start.

Amanda, I understand completely! We started having this conversation about planning what nights we would drink and it sounded crazy. I mean really! I feel like if it has to be talked about in detail like we do, we both have a problem. So I told him, do what you have to do but don't get mad at me when I don't follow along! I wish I had his problems. He is the type that can eat and drink whatever he wants and never gain a pound.




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I haven't had a stellar week (far from it), but my weight is down. Go figure. Trying to maintain that, at least, through the weekend. Going for a reset/restart next week.

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