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5/22/15 11:29 P

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Hubby is back home and they never found anything so that is good news.
Mon/- Wed. AF, today AF. Not bad but do i have enuff dollar bills to pay myself??? Georgine



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5/22/15 9:02 A

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Im so sorry Georgine. These doctors sometimes makes me wonder. I hope they get something figured out for you




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5/21/15 1:33 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon good for you!!
I spent the evening in the ER with my husband and they kept him over nite for observation. I came home and had a couple glasses of wine that helped me sleep. they didn't find anything wrong with him which is good news i guess?? the doctor just wants to be sure he didn't miss anything. He sure did a great job of examining and tests. I am enjoying the peace of the house to myself for now. georgine



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5/21/15 8:44 A

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AF - Wednesday

Weighed in this morning.......drum rolll please......finally in the 250's!!!! emoticon






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AF Mon.- today. I should be outside trimming bushes or something but will be satisfied to have another walk with Brandy and look for another video to do.
good planning to get school work done so you can enjoy the weekend. I have no talent for painting. Maybe if i had a few drinks my talent would show--NOT. I never heard of a party like that. Should be fun.
Still cold here at nite but sunny and warmer but seems to be making me lazy. Georgine
$3 more in my jar.



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5/20/15 4:55 P

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Its Hump Day!

AF Sunday-today :)

Snow...Oh No! We have had some chilly days here. Too cold for May weather thats for sure!

School tonight. Going to try very hard to complete all my assignments by Friday so I can enjoy this 3 day weekend! Sunday I am going to a painting party. Seems to be the new thing to do these days. Its like a home interior or mary kay party but you paint a picture. Sounds like fun, plus its byob. Should make for an interesting painting lol




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5/18/15 11:47 P

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AF today, new week starting.
Made a pot of stew while I watched the snow come down. 29 degrees for tonite and possibly more snow. Walked Brandy in the rain wearing winter but gave in to boots so my feet stayed warm and dry.
Mu base ment also needs cleaning, especially all the holiday things. I think I have every holiday mixed up down there but can't leave him up here alone very long to stay with it downstairs.a little at a time i guess. The steps are definitely exercise!! Have a good week, Georgine




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5/15/15 9:07 A

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TGIF!

AF Thursday

I was just thinking a good bowl of soup sounds good. Something to warm us up on these rainy, dreary days.

What kind of wine do you drink. I really like moscato.

I have a big project ....spring cleaning the basement. I am NOT looking forward to it. The cleaning part is not so bad but the up and down the stairs part I dont like. I guess I could look at it as excersise right!? I may start on it tonight so I can make sure I get done by tomorrow afternoon.

My husband finally apologized for being an A** this last week! So Saturday is a go and I cant wait! We havent had a night out in a while.






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5/14/15 11:26 P

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AF Sunday - Wednesday. Today I made home made vegetable soup from Weight Watchers. Had 2 glasses of wine, takes a toll on my back standing and peeling let alone the clean up but it is well worth it, great soup for a cold rainy day. Yep, wet feet again walking Brandy. How does it know when i am out walking?? Ha!
Our friend will be over for wine tomorrow. I always put out a crackers, cheese and meat plate. I also don't drink as much as he does. He goes home and get on his recliner, I still have things to do.
Saturday will be the Avon day and drinks or wine. That will do me for awhile!! Georgine



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5/14/15 11:01 A

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That sounds like fun. I need to find a group of girls to plan girl time with a few times a month. I think that is exactly what I need right now!

Weather is warming up here...I will try to send some your way! lol

AF Wednesday, plans to be AF Thursday and Friday.

We have a wedding reception to attend Saturday night. I am so excited to get dressed up and dance. Hopefully my husband doesnt ruin it! We are butting heads right now. I am sure he will come to his senses soon.




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5/13/15 10:24 A

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AF Monday and Tuesday. Our friend wants to share a bottle of wine with me and visit us so I may do that Friday, then Saturday is Avon day and the girls stop over for drinks. I would rather not have the days so close but I want the week days AF.
The snow didn't stay but it sur was better walking brandy in the snow that the rain. I was tired of wet feet. 26 degrees at 6 this morning, I went back to bed. 39 at 8 and i over dressed, walked 20 nin., hills are hard on the knee,
I think we all have triggers that send us looking for a deink or wine. Mine is care taking, gets stressful at times.
Have a great day today, Georgine emoticon emoticon emoticon poor daffodills were peeking in the sniw and tulip leaves too.



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5/13/15 10:00 A

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Snow in May! Thats just not right!

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Tuesday drank out of spite. I hate when I do that. Men can be jerks. That is all!






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AF Monday, another dollar in my jar.
snowing here emoticon



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had enuff food and wine for Mother"s Day. I am especially enjoying the flowers from the girls as our weather is so wintry, it is nice to see the color of flowers. Supposed to be 31 degrees tonite and snow. sure isn't making anyone happy to see winter coming back!!
AF today, onward, Georgine



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5/11/15 8:57 A

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Well I didnt do too bad bowling. Maybe it was beginners luck but I bowled 3 strikes! We had a wonderful time and we will be doing it again soon.

Brunch was great...over ate a little but we walked it off shopping afterwards lol then I had my very 1st starbucks. It was good and special half off for mothers day!

AF Saturday, had 2 mamosas on Sunday with brunch

Raining here today...nice day to sleep in and watch a good movie! But reality is back to the grind today. Work, school, side business. I think I finally have my 1st customer!

Have a great day!




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I had a 154 average and did bowl a 610. don't worry about calories when bowling, they get used up pretty fast.
I think I was AF Sun thru Tues, not sure about Wed. and Thurs i had a rough care taking day so did have a couple wines. Friday my son came to do a few things for us and i had wine and this weekend i am indulging. Had a wine with my oldest granddaughter. She and my daughter are having us over for barbecue tomorrow nite and my DIL is sending over her tuna salad that I love. I am keeping up exercising and walking Brandy. Hope it is enuff. Back to it all on Monday.
Enjoy your brunch. Georgine



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5/9/15 8:02 P

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Thank Georgine.

Wow 20 years! You must have been good! Our bowling extravaganza was a success. Had such a great time, we all cant wait to do it again. Only bad thing was I couldn't resist and had a few beers....oh well no regrets. Being good today. Going for brunch with my mom and sister tomorrow. I am sure I will have a few cocktails or wine. Then its back to work on Monday...blah






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Good morning!! Love your positive post Jen, just be careful to pace yourself so you get some you time.Yes, it is a great day. I say that every day now that I am rid of that awful pain. I am thankful for a good doctor and that there is something to get rid of the pain. Brandy and I had our walk. Nice morning, a little cool, no bugs yet.
We had company yesterday and I had 2 glasses of wine and I feel guilty as I miss my dollar. emoticon Back on track.
I bowled for over 20 years and sure miss it but had to quit to take care of John plus i tore a muscle in my upper arm. My kids wanted me to quit before anything else happened. I miss the people so much as well as the exercise.You and I are a different age, I just turned 74 so my life focus has changed while you are young and busy with life yet our goals are the same. emoticon together! Time for exercise and breakfast, Georgine



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5/7/15 9:59 A

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Good Morning!

This has been a long week and I still have one more day to go! Between family, work, diet, school and my growing side job I am burning the candle at both ends. I started a new book called the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I am hoping this will help me be successful in all parts of my life. Today is a good day and I am happy to be alive. I am blessed and grateful for everything in my life.

AF - all week so far

Lord help me be good this weekend!

My son turns 11 today and we are taking him bowling for his birthday tomorrow. I havent bowled since high school! Should be a site to see lol

I have not started my money jar and I am thinking $1.00 might be too rich for me. Maybe I will start out smaller with a quarter or .50. I know what I am going to do with the money. I am going to buy clothes that fit! My pants are literally starting to fall off!

Weather is beautiful here today! emoticon




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5/6/15 12:11 P

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Sun.-Tues AF--$3 in my jar.
walked with Brandy earlier, threatening rain but we need it. Staying in the upper 50s. emoticon together emoticon



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5/5/15 10:58 P

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saving a dollar is a great idea. I might also use that for my "no cheating days"

school went ok, they did not have my information in the computer to log in for my online class so I feel behind now but it was fixed today. have i mentioned that math SUCKS! well fractions do anyway

AF monday and tuesday

You can do it Georgine and I am here! We can do it together!

Its cold here tonight too. Tempted to turn the heat up but will just grab an extra blanket instead.

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AF Sunday and Monday so $2 in my jar. It is a start. emoticon emoticon alone or with support.




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5/4/15 12:41 P

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Had my weekend fun so was AF yesterday and will start putting my dollar in my jar for each AF day again. I have over $20 from before but regret i didn't always have a dollar on an AF day and when I did i forgot to catch up or I would have had more.
You are doing some good thinking to get to your goals. congrats on going back to school. It is one of my regrets that I quit to get married planning to go back and never did. Have a good day and the same to everyone. Nice weather at last tho cool at nite but that is fine too. Georgine



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5/4/15 9:49 A

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Thanks Georgine!

I hope Linda is doing well. Maybe the others are just busy or taking a break. When I was on the "wagon" I didnt check in much cause I was AF for 33 days. Talking about drinking would just temp me so I think that is why I stayed away.

My weekend wasnt a total loss. Had some drinks Friday night. Drank beer and shots of goldschlager. Should have had flavored vodka and soda water to keep my calories down but I was in an "I dont care" mood. I was AF Saturday and Sunday.

Today I am starting back to school. I had almost finished my degree when I got pregnant with my youngest. She just turned 4 and I decided it is time to get er done! I am a little nervous but I think it has more to do with the change in schedule more then anything.




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I had mixed drinks with pizza nite last nite and today my good friend and Avon lady is stopping and we always have 2 cocktails plus other company so there are my 2 days,
Jen you are doing so well emoticon emoticon
Looks as if everybody else has dropped out again, it always happens. I will hang in here waiting for Linda as we started together. Georgine



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I gave up alcohol 2.5 years ago. I had to. I hate the taste of booze and my drinks were packed with sugar. This is a good challenge though or at least finding a way to drink less calorie filled drinks :).



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5/1/15 10:37 A

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TGIF!

AF wednesday

Thursday cheat day.....going to try to keep this weekend clean!

Moving on to Phase 3 of my 2nd round on this diet plan. It is the phase where you need to maintain within 2 pounds of your current weight. I had not problems before so I hope to do well again. I am a little disappointed that I didnt do as well this round but I still lost and I am happy with that. I have lost 46 pounds so far so I really cant complain about that!

Happy May Day!






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AF yesterday and today, new month coming up, always a chance for a new fresh start.



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4/29/15 9:47 A

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AF Monday

Tuesday on the other hand.....a friend told me she drinks flavored vodka with soda water for a low cal drink. So I tried a fruit punch and watermelon. Pretty good!

Happy Hump day everyone!




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4/27/15 9:11 A

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After a long week I drank Friday night....went off my diet protocal Fri, Sat and Sun....gained back 3 of the 4.7 pounds that I had lost from Mon- Thurs. I have been feeling so good that I tell myself oh a little cheating wont hurt. Then when I see the weight go back on I wanna smack myself upside the head and say hey dummy get with the program. Your NOT at your goal weight yet!!! I am not going to beat myself up over it. Just get back to it this week and try to stay on track!


I have decided that I am going back to school to finish my degree. I start May 4th. I am excited and nervous at the same time. I keep asking myself...what are you getting yourself into? Add a little more stress into your life ding bat! lol No seriously its time. I started back in 2008 stopped in 2010 when I got pregnant with my youngest. So it is time. Plus my place of employment is going through a lot of changes and if something bad happens I need to have my degree to start over.

AF Sat, Sun

Happy Monday Everyone!




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Enjoyed a wine with a friend this afternoon. back to AF Monday.. Hope everyone had a good weekend, Georgine

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4/24/15 7:19 P

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Jen You are supposed to speak your mind in sparks posts, not hold things back . let out the good and the frustrations!!
I finally have a diagnosis and the pain is gone. sure makes me appreciate feeling well again and realize not to fuss and fuss over things but value each day bad or good.
2 wine yesterday after I saw the doctor. Not much drinking going on at all emoticon



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4/22/15 9:05 A

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Thanks Georgine. While trying to be postitive I also like to speak my mind so sometimes its hard to hold back and keep my mouth shut too! lol

My day was going great up until the end and then the "I need a drink itch" started in. But I made it through. Went home to my family and left all the issues at work!

Maybe I should go back to my bartending gig....at least everyone was happy to be there!

Tues AF....Lost 8oz!




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Jen, both my daughters have issues where they work. You just have to find the source and stay away and not listen to gossip or avoid that person. One person can cause trouble for everybody so best protect yourself. Looks like you are doing that. Have a good day. Georgine



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Georgine, I hope they can figure something out for you! I hate to see people in pain especially when you dont know why it is happening.

I consider myself a very optimistic person but lately the negativity at work has really been bringing me down. I used to like coming to this place every day but lately I dread it. BUT, I think I have pin pointed the cause and the source of all of it and I have decided to make a choice to stay away and not get involved any longer. I realize that I cannot always be there to listen to everyone’s problems. The worst part is when the problems are more like gossip. Gossip is a bad bad thing! So I choose to be happy and not let this stuff bring me down anymore!

Moral of the story is negativity puts me in a bad mood and bad moods make me wanna drink and drinking adds extra calories and then I cant lose this weight!

Monday = AF




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seeing the doctor on thurs. to see if he can figure this pain out??
Shared wine with my granddaughter on Sat., had one glass after a shower, AF today.
Hope everubody is having a good Monday. It is winter here again. Ugh!



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Thank you Georgine. I am glad you are feeling better.

Friday and Sunday AF. Cheated on Saturday oh well. Today marks the begining of week 4 of my plan and I have 3 weeks left before I go into my maintanence phase. I have to make the best of them and NO CHEATING!






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Hi all! I think I am finally getting better, pain leaving but I have no cue what or why. I hope to get back to sparking, I miss it and everybody.
I have been mostly AFfor days, maybe had a wine twice.
Jen, remember we are all human and we all flop once in awhile for whatever reason. remember to let that day stay behind you and goo forward again. You did a good job,keep it up!! emoticon
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ugh...had a horrible day at work yesterday

Was NOT AF yesterday!!

Thats all

TGIF!




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Hey everyone!

I haven’t been around lately. I think in one of my last posts I told you about the new plan I am doing. It is very strict and calls for NO alcohol. I went 33 days alcohol free and lost 33 pounds in 42 days! Since then I did not go back to my old ways. I did drink on occasion but nothing like before. I maintained my new weight for 21 days then started my second round. Since I started my second round I have not been as strict on myself but still lost another 9 pounds. I feel great and am so happy I found a plan that is working for me. I still have a long way to go but I am excited! It has also taught me a lot about my body and what to eat and what not to eat...that is the question right! lol

Anyway I did have a few cocktails yesterday. I am trying to stick to lower calorie drinks instead of my usual beer and goldschlager.

It is good to see everyone is doing well. Hope everyone has a great day!





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Linda, so glad to see your post. I can imagine you are not much up to posting a lot. I am glad chemo is over but did not know you have to have surgery yet and more. I can imagine you want to get back to normal and I hope it will be soon.I miss you and think of you often. I need back up you know! Ha!
Just getting over some weird thing myself. Days of pain and no reason for it and finally my wrist swelled up and I saw my new doctor (who is my husbands's doctor so i know him)who thinks it might be gout, took a sample --ouch--but that didn't confirm. The wrist is finally better and the pain is gone??? I hope I never feel like that again! Couldn't enjoy Easter, the kids brought a meal and have helped since. I am on another med for a month so will be AF and hope to get back where I was again.
Hope all had a nice Easter and having spring. It was 32 here this morning but the sloppy snow is about gone. Hope it stays away awhile!! Georgine



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Haven't checked in in a while, but I'm still alive & kicking. Just don't get out to the pc to log on very often, and doing Sparkpeople on my phone is aggravating. I have finished chemo, and I am now a total mess. They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but I swear, chemo really TRIES to kill you! I'm hoping that many of the symptoms I got from taking chemo will disappear quickly, but I know some of them will hang around for quite a while.

I haven't even worried with trying to be AF or lose weight or anything. I really haven't been eating or drinking much, but now that I barely move I guess it doesn't take much to maintain weight. At this point I don't even care, I just want to be alive tomorrow, lol. I start therapy for lymphedema (swelling) in my arm today, and I really hope it helps. See the surgeon to schedule my mastectomy on Thursday. They usually wait 4-6 weeks after chemo, but I hope I can get mine done quicker. The affected boob is huge & painful, and I just want them both GONE!

So anyway, I'm still here - such as I am. Cannot wait to be done with this phase in life, and get back to dealing with more normal problems.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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This started March 7th and is still here. It is bad when I get up, I take a pain pill so I can take Bradny out. Thne I do very liittle til around 4 when this starts to go away. Go figure. I had hoped the girls would come over some but no luck there. They are dealing with their grandmother's passing away last week.
I have been AF 4 days I think but will have wine today as they are coming over. I need a store run too. I suppose Monday or Tuesday I will have to see a doctor.
You are sticking to the challenge, good job. Once again I don't know who is still with us or not. Georgine

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Georgine! I hope it feels better soon.

I drank on Friday and Saturday last week. Too much on Friday, but not too bad on Saturday. AF Sun - Thurs. Had three beers at poker last night. Going to the in laws for dinner this evening, so I'm sure I'll have something to drink.

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April 1 and 2 AF-----Muscle soreness better but not gone. Doing the best I can.



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Just a quick post to tell you all that I am having muscle problems so won't be posting til it lets up. I was AF til Thursday when i woke up with this and have had a little wine as it helps to relax. I will try and post short ones as Linda and I started this challenge and more than once ended up being the only 2 but I want the challenge to be here for her. Georgine



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I have been AF from last wed. thru today except for sat. which I think burned me out on alcohol for awhile. Our friend already brought a bottle of wine wanting to have a share day but tomorrow, weather permitting, we go to the ey clinic for John's eye shot for MD and Thurs. i have an appt with the chiropractor and Friday one with the eye doc both around 11 so no time open for wine which is fine with me!! I got a card from the eye doc to make an appt. but was going to as i have been having trouble these past weeks seeing the darned print so time for a check up. Feeling lots of stress lately but not giving in tho down the line I do enjoy a wine while i make supper. My problem lately is sweets which is the same need for a pat on the back for poor Georgine, need to control that, darned vanilla sandwich cookies and milk!! I walk brandy 3 and 4 times a day for 15 to 30 minutes depending on this bad knee, need to get it done. That is all I have to say i guess. feeling good hoping to lose ot get going on the last 10 pounds!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Mandy you always recover very well, got to have a fling once in awhile. 1 georgine



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Nice work, Georgine!

After a big booze weekend (brother in town, casino trip), I had set out to be AF all week. However, I had a glass of wine last night while making dinner. Will try to make the rest of the week AF.

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starting a new week, ended last week AF Wed. thru Friday , had drinks and wine Saturday, AF Sunday! finally counted the ones in my Mr. Peanut jar and it had $26 in it. April first i will start again.Now if I can just get the sweet snacking under control!! emoticon Georgine



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emoticon AF Wed., Thurs., and Friday!! i will have wine tomorrow as i know my granddaughter will be stopping to visit and we always share a glass or two. I never did empty my jar from 2014. I was supposed to put in a dollar for each AF day but i know i cheated myself as I didn't keep track so i will try again starting April 1---IF I remember??
Hope everybody is doing well. Have a nice weekend, Georgine



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Welcome to the challenge Delray! when we started this challenge we basically set it up that we would try to be AF all week and then no more than 3 drinks on the weekend days but each person can decide what will work best for them.
I just had my birthday week and knocked me off track , nothing over done but too many calories. I was AF yesterday and today, getting back on track.
Good job Mandy!!
Linda, thinking of you,.
Hope all is going well with you Tinker!!
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Hi all! New to the thread. I really appreciate the reduce not eliminate idea. I started the atkins lifestyle the end of February. I am a huge fan of cosmopolitans but a had to make a switch to save calories and carbs. I have lots of work/networking events that I am forced to attend that always involve alcohol. In an effort to cut out sugar and carbs but not be a stick in the mud at these events I knew switching my drink was imperative. My typical cosmo had approx. 300 calories (lots of sugar) and of course 1 was never enough of the delicious little creations. I have since switched to Michelob ultra light only 95 calories a bottle and 2.5 grams of carbs. I have noticed that I feel pretty full after about 2 beers...compared to my 3 or 4 cosmos. My weight loss has been slow but steady over the last few weeks. Small changes can make big results!!

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Wed.and Thurs. AF, Friday one light mixed drink, today my friend /avon lady came over so i did have wine, small wine glass so not sure but i was fine so i guess no damage done. Trying to get ontrack and stay.Georgine




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Only had two beers at cards last night. My tummy wasn't quite right. Two glasses of wine tonight. The inlaws came over for dinner tonight, so I had to be ready for my mother in law :)



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Good morning!! finally thawing here but what a mess in the mornings when all the wter and slush is frozen. Managed to walk brandy with boots and cleats.
AF yesterday!!! emoticon Finally no more company and i can get back on track. exercise has been chopping ice away from the warehouse door. It comes off the roof and freezes right where i get in and out of the car.Now they forecast rain, more ice but at least it is finally going towards spring.
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Welcome Tinker! I used to drink everyday after work as well. It is a hard habit to break, but worth it. I enjoy my beer on the weekend so much more now.

Had several beers at bunco on Tuesday. Was AF on Mon & Wed.

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Good morning! finally in the upper 40s and thawing but what a mess! tried to walk Brandy with cleats on and still didn't feel safe so was a short walk.
All i can say is i am tired of food and drink, not necessarily that i over did either but too much company, going out, etc. Never thought i would say i am tired of food and drink but i am.My Avon lady and good friend is the last and we have our cocktails. after her visit, i can't wait to get back on track where i belong!! I did spend a good hour chopping and scraping ice from the front driveway. Every year it gets so bad the water backs up into the warehouse and freezes under my Jeep. I had to quit when my arms and back said enuff. It was so bad you couldn't get tot the man door without cleats. Glad to see the thaw but will be happy when bare ground is back!!
Hope everyone is doing well. haven't heard from quite a few of the gals for awhile. Georgine



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AF last night...feels good..however, I ate some shrimp which I've always enjoyed in the past and all of a sudden I believe I might be allergic. I broke out so bad and itched and bumps everywhere...it will be a sad, sad day if I have to give that up....

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Had 2 1/2 rolling rock beers yesterday. Not feeling bad though because my total calorie intake for yesterday including the beers was 1089 so not an issue and I exercised. Not doing it tonight though

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usually indulge close to every day with beers after work. I know this is not the way to lose weight and the number one reason I'm not. I am ready to say goodbye to alcohol during the week and then trying to control it on the weekend. it's going to be hard because my fiance' has beer after work every day. I am ok during week because I'll grab my book and read until I fall asleep. Now that the weather has turned for the better, I might just grab the dog and take her for a walk and then come back and grab other dog and take him. Need to do something because most of my clothes are tight now and I'm 49 so it is not going to get any easier. I have the right mindset though so wish me luck.

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Thank you for the birthday wishes. We used to go out to eat for special occasions but with John's eye problems we haven't been doing that. I need to have someone with me as he is a big man for me to take by myself. He has sore ankles, one fused as well as poor balance and i know from when i took care of my mother the handicap spots are either taken or are not shoveled and kept open. Anyway we stayed home and it was an easy relaxing day . Lots of birthday wishes on Facebook, phone calls and cards, flowers too. Can't say i am thrilled to be 74 but there it is. I did have wine yesterday with family and today my daughter and granddaughter and i are going out for lunch. we tried to get more of the family to join us but that didn't work so the 3 of us will go. I can leave John earlier in the day as his problems usually start when evening comes so i want to be here. Monday back on track again.
Have a nice relaxing Sunday!! emoticon emoticon Georgine



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Happy belated birthday, Georgine! Hope it was great!

I overdid it on the beer at poker last night. I'm having one possibly two beers tonight as I had a super tiring day.

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emoticon gals!!!
Today is my birthday so i am leaving it open to do whatever within reason. Hopefully we gals will go out for lunch on Sunday. My oldest granddaughter's birthday is the 8th and my daughter in law's is the 11th so we are trying to get together. After the weekend i need to do better than I have been lately.Lots of stress care taking sometimes, gets to me but that is no excuse to not stay on track.
Have a great weekend everyone. Georgine emoticon emoticon



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I poured a glass of scotch last night and then thought..not worth it and poured it out!

AF yesterday and am looking to stay that way until I go to a cottage easter weekend!

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I've been AF Sun-Wed. YAY!!

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I had a glass of wine yesterday with company and 2 today after housework and shoveling all day! Overly ambitous, must have been too much coffee! emoticon emoticon Need to watch that! emoticon Georgine



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6 oz white wine while cooking and then with dinner. Such a nice riesling, groan!!!

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The journey is the reward"
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Good morning friends! Nice to see some new faces. Welcome!

I had a visit from my best bud this weekend. The only woman I know who drinks beer, plays poker, and curses like me! :D Needless to say, I drank plenty of beer this weekend. It could have been worse, much worse. I'm not giving myself a hard time. Will do better this week!



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Good morning!! 11 above here- a heat wave--feels wonderful!!
Yesterday my granddaughter stopped over with her boyfriend and we always have a glass of wine together. I had another glass after as I couldn't sleep the nite before so wanted a nap but it didn't work. Back on track today.
emoticon with one glass of wine Golflady!! emoticon Georgine




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One glass red wine for dinner; emoticon Captain Morgan~

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Good morning! Wed. and Thurs. AF. My son came to set up my new IPAD and I did have a small glass of brandy over ice with him. Then went back to water and making supper. I have considered one glass of wine a day making supper but so far haven't done it. I am not sure I wouldn't go for more yet. Small things make life more enjoyable as one glass of wine.
Have a great day everyone, Georgine



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Thanks Georgine. It makes perfect sense to me. I know how easily one glass leads to another. And as you say it does add to more snacking. I had one glass while cooking today so I still feel ok about it. Now enjoying a cup of tea. I have subscribed to this discussion - thanks for the warm welcome.

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emoticon golflady. I think i put the goals we started with on the post below. Just a suggestion and everyone can choose their own plan if they want to, feel free to post for help, for support or to give support. I enjoy wine also and love to have wine while i cook but it always seemed to be at least 2, also, I eat more when i have wine. I think several ladies have mentioned the alcohol gives us an appetite sending us to snacks etc. we don't need. Georgine


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Mind if I join you. I am trying to cut down my glass of wine everyday. So I am AF today, it just seemed to happen, I was preparing dinner and had a big glass of water and thought maybe I would have a glass of wine with dinner but then hubby put a glass of water at his place so I did the same and I was fine. DAY 1 AF - maybe I'll have a glass tomorrow - will see how it goes. I need all of you to inspire me to stay with it so that I can choose whether or not to have the extra calories or not. I do love my wine but I also would like to make progress on my Spark plan. emoticon emoticon I really like that this challenge is to reduce, not eliminate alcohol. Then it becomes so restrictive and one does get resentful. emoticon Good luck to everyone else who is struggling with this.

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AF Tues. and Wed. but it is the sweets i am battling now.
Yes, Kris, we have the same weather. I forget the forecast but it is going below zero again. If that wind would just quit it sure would help!! I live in Ely close to the Canadian Border and the BWCA.
Hope everyone is doing well and safe and warm depending on where you live.
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Thanks Georgine!


This group sounds more like what I'm looking for and hope I keep up with the posting I really want to get serious about my health and weight this time!


I'm up in Toronto Ontario Canada pretty sure we are dealing with same weather conditions!!! we are celsius here and not sure of the conversion..but its been -40 with the windchills the last few weeks!!

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emoticon keri to the alcohol challenge. another friend and I spit from another alcohol group but seemed like most were not drinkers anyway. we set it up to be AF during the week and no more than 3 drinks of whatever on weekends. It can be adjusted to weekly events trading days. It can also be your choice to plan however you feel is best for you. what you said sounds pretty much like the rest of us at some point or another. Feel free to post any time. we try to help each other and cheer each other along. Falling off the plan is not looked on as a terrible thing. It is something to leave behind, learn from and go on to a new day.Good luck! emoticon Georgine from way up north in Minnesota where it has been below zero for many nights again. BRRRR!



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Hello,

I'm brand new to the message boards ..have used fitness pal and spark over the years to track but never really got into being part of the msging community. I hope i'm 'replying' to the write message! didn't see a butt to just post in this topic but I'm assuming this is right!?

Gahhh I dunno anyway I read at the beginning of the thread that this is for those who don't want to go without alcohol but also want to reduce intake and I think I fit somewhere in the middle--when I go to the forums about cutting out alcohol I feel as though it's mostly made up of people who were/are not very big social drinkers or who wanted/needed to cut alcohol out completely.

My goal is to try to curb the alcohol as much as I can while I'm trying to lose weight and for me I get into the issue where (for instance) I didn't have anything to drink of all of January but then as soon as I gave myself in inch in February I took a mile! And pretty much drank all weekend...and drank whatever I wanted..which then led to bad food choices and watching netflix on the couch while drinking wine!

I also must admit I am drinking a glass of red wine right now as I type this. Oh I also killed it in the gym all of Jan 5 days a week..counted cals etc and saw some inches and fat loss but not a ton of movement on the scale so that sorta stalled my motivation...Which led to a sort of 'eff it' February attitude.

My goal here is to get things back on track as March is approaching and hoping that I can be a part of this forum to report on how I am doing with AF free days (I know there WILL come occasions when I want to drink but I mostly want to try to cut it out until I start to see some good progress with fat loss and inches lost.)

so hi! my name is Keri...lol not sure what else I need to write or say right now!

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daughter and granddaughter are coming over this afternoon so i may share a bottle of wine with my granddaughter. Had enuff yesterday with out friend so no over doing for me!!
Have a great weekend everybody, nice to see more posting. Georgine



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So good to see you Linda! Check in as often or seldom as you like, but preferably more often :)

I drank way too much beer at poker last night. DH wasn't drinking so I guess that gave me free range to go all out. I would say that I'll do better next week, but a friend and her husband are coming up to visit. She is the only woman who likes to lift heavy, drink beer, play poker, curse, and tell dirty jokes as much as me. I've missed her! My liver will probably be working overtime!

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Went out with friends twice this week...which couldve been a bigger disaster than it was. Had a few shots each time, but was super classy and stuck to one 22 of rolling rock each night emoticon I guess I prefer being cheap over being super drunk? Believe me, there was a time I'd have blown half the rent in one night.
I did have pizza last night, but when I have date night with my mom, I just go with whatever the dinner plan is. A lot of times, we're actually pretty good. Haven't had a drink since Wednesday. Hubby is having some wine right now, which is weird for him, if I join in, it may just be a glass but I honestly just don't feel like it right now.
He actually made a comment last night that he wants to start exercising...why, I don't know, I'm just gonna roll with it and try to join in. I'm also kind of hinting at cutting carbs a little, too. But, if I have my booze, he can have his cheats,too.

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so nice to hear from you again Linda. i have been thinking about you and wondering how you are doing. Nothing wrong with having something to drink during theses tough days. Are you done after this round of chemo? We have missed you too. Georgine
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I'm baaack! Guess time has slipped away from me as I can't remember when I checked in last. Life has become a slog of doctor visits and chemo treatments. But, tomorrow will be half-way through round 2 (yay!), so I guess the end is in sight.

I've been ok at times, bad at times, and great at times on the alcohol. Right now I'm in an *ok* time. I hate to admit it, but sometimes I want to have a drink, or two, or 10 just to get some feeling of 'normal' back to my life. Life has gotten really weird and different with cancer, and sometimes that's just overwhelming.

Tomorrow will be my last day of work before I go out on disability. That is going to be a relief, in some ways, as I won't have to try balancing work and everything else going on. Hopefully that will allow me to check in here more often. I've missed you gals!

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AF today, glass of wine yesterday. 25 below tonite and of course I had and have appts. to go to,ugh!! Our friend wants to come over with a bottle of wine on Friday. I think everybody is looking for something to break up this tedious weather. Well, brandy sure comes back inside quickly Georgine



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2/18/15 9:39 A

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Had three red beers at Bunco last night. Not too bad.

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2/16/15 1:21 P

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AF Saturday and had a glass of wine while watching the old Colombo re run. sure wish they had good detective programs like they used to have.
I may have a glass of wine unless the box is empty. Health problems to deal with again. Maybe I will pass on boxes of wine, too easy to grab a half a glass 20 times without even noticing i did!! At the same time, better than the bottles. Wish that was all the decisions i had to deal with in life--Ha!
started the exercises going up to 20 minutes. i know I ran around the house most of the day and was not sitting here much. Still too cold for walking outside, I enjoyed that. i heard 18 below for tonite, REALLY getting old. When we get tired of being cooped up cause of the cold we call it getting shack whacky. I think I am getting there!!
I will get back on track as i should but at least i am not overdoing and get AF days.
I sure envy your nice day. I would rather have snow than cold. We are getting snow but just a dusting. It is the wind that is bitter cold.
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2/16/15 7:04 A

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I drank some diet coke and vanilla vodka on Saturday night. I would call it two drinks, but I made them, so it was much more. DH drank some wine last night, but I passed. Woke up to a dusting of snow this morning, after the high was in the 70s on Saturday!

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15 below here this morning and ihardly got the door open when that wind hit my face. It was a quick trip out and in.
My son came and put a switch in my Jeep so i can shut off the connection to the battery as nobody has ever been able to find out what causes the drain on the battery. My son thinks he knows but it would be too spendy to fix. Anyhow hopefully I won't miss any more appts. and have to put the charger on anymore. what a relief that is!!
I did have wine while my son was here and then ate some cookies and am so disgusted with myself. the win is now downstairs and it is up to me not to eat the sweets i buy for my hubby. as a reformed alcoholic he eats tons of candy and pastry. Never bothered me before but it seems this is continuing from my xmas blues or something. Needs to be gone??
Now to get ready to use the Jeep to get the never ending hubby prescriptions. Once i get home I am not leaving except to take brandy out. SO sick of winter!! Georgine



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Had one beer and one scotch w/water last night. It was pretty good for a Friday.
I almost hate to say it, but it is going to be in the low 70s here today. We are going to go to the canyon for a hike. Really looking forward to it.

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19 below this morning, back to long underwear and sweats. I am still shoveling what came down 2 days ago. i love the exercise but have to watch this back. I was so sore after shoveling a lot yesterday and then made my WW's vegetable soup I gave in to a glass of wine. Today had company drinking wine so I had one glass. Not bad but not true to AF and still giving in to sweets too much. My doctor would frown on that. as i have said , his program is no sugar, no bad carbs and limit root vegies as they contain carbs that go to sugar. I did well following that til Xmas. I did lose one pound but need to behave to get where I want to be. Still carrying 4 pounds of Xmas damage. I get disgusted with myself but can't let it go on.
I hope your plan works Mandy. I wonder how Jennifer is doing. So many of those diets let you lose but then it comes right back unless you control it. I am an example of letting Xmas get me.
I will see the chiropractor tomorrow and see if I can do more than stretches and hear what he has to say about the MRI on my neck from 2010. Now off to the dentist. emoticon Georgine



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2/12/15 1:38 P

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The more the merrier!

I've been AF since Saturday. Woot! Me and the husband are going out tomorrow night so I'm sure there will be booze involved. I'm trying a new food plan - carb cycling. You alternate low carb days and high carb days (also known as normal days). I'm really wanting to get off these last 5-10 lbs.

Everyone have a great day!

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2/10/15 11:32 P

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AF today emoticon However the food part was not good. I need to post as it keeps me honest. Ha! Shoveling snow was plenty of exercise also so guess i thought i could have that frosted apple fritter. emoticon Wine box is still gong down stairs tomorrow. Progress however small is still progress! emoticon Georgine
Linda, thinking of you and hope things are nearly done. emoticon



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Absolutely ridiculous day at work...like...omg. A friend suggested wine later, but I have an appt at 7:30, so I kinda secretly hope its too late once I get done...because I have a meeting early tomorrow, but I doubt that will stop me from emptying the box in the fridge. Still shaking my head at what a dumb day it was.

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Hopefully I am getting back on track. things have been so stressful and frustrating this past week, a glass of win helps. My granddaughter picked up the wine we both want to try so yesterday I did have probably 3. Now the box is going downstairs to that fridge. Out of sight out of mind as the saying goes.I need to get back to posting food. It is a good habit to have and I have been ignoring it.
Still walking outside when i take Brandy out but I need to do more stretching. i will see what the chiropractor has to say as he has my MRI from my neck.
Hope everyone i doing well, Georgine



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Thanks! Trying to be good with both food and alcohol this week. Yesterday was kind of a disaster, in the form of movie theatre popcorn, brownies, Mighty Taco, two glasses of wine and some whiskey. Good God y'all. However, I will pride myself on not drinking the whole bottle of wine. That was Friday... emoticon

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emoticon HPOFBC!! i think most of us have had some crazy times and then trying to get back on track.. I have started over many times but i never give up, always feels good to get back on track. Have a good day!! Georgine



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So...hey...y'all...def been gone a long time! I'd like to jump back in if you'll have me? Its been a crazy couple of months!

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I did well with my wine and my visit with my friend. i had a little left so did drink it today after stretching. Hopefully back on track on Monday. emoticon



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