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12/15/14 12:28 P

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Linda, i am so glad you had a good time, that is a great. I hope the chemo is done by Xmas too.I am still just doing the best I can while i deal with other things. Appts. keep coming. i will be so glad when the last one is done. Too much stress.Take care Linda, eat well.
I hope everyone is doing ok thru these last days of Xmas. Don't be afraid to post even if you aren't doing real well. Georgine



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12/15/14 12:20 P

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I ended up going to see my nephew's band, and I did have some beers Saturday night. Had a really fun time, but paid for it Sunday as I was pretty wiped out from all the activity Saturday. I have three beers in the fridge and I may just drink them tonight. Have my last treatment, of this round of chemo, tomorrow...so back to feeling yucky for a while. With any luck I'll be feeling ok by Christmas.

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Great to see you guys and especially you Linda. Sounds like you are chugging right along with your treatments.

I haven't checked in for quite some time. I drank way to much beer last night at poker. Should be AF tonight though.

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Georgine, the best you can do is all you can do. I think the holidays are sometimes a period to just survive!

I'm FINALLY feeling fairly decent...just in time for Chemo #4 this coming Tuesday. At least this is the last of the 'red devil.' (That's actually what the nurses call it!) My second round of chemo starts after New Year's, so I'll get a bit of a break over the holidays. YAY.

Haven't had a drink since I last checked in. If I feel up to it, I'm going to see my nephew's band's last gig tonight. If I go, I'll probably have a drink or two, nothing major. Keep on keeping on, everyone!

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Linda, i hope things haven't been too bad with the chemo now. Glad you are making yourself eat. It gives your body strength even if you don't have an appetite. Just do the best you can. Keep posting if you are up to it. I think Xmas just stresses everybody so i hope people will still post even if they are not doing well. I can't even keep track myself and have decided I will do the best I can thru the holidays and not beat myself up for not doing better. Georgine



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Sounds good.I enjoy a glass of red wine..

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Been a while since I checked in, but looking here lots of folks are missing for a while. Tis the season, I guess.

Chemo #3 kicked my butt. I'm finally feeling sort of ok gut wise, but I'm still really wiped out. One more of these treatments to go before I get a break and then switch chemo meds. Will be glad to have this round done.

Alcohol has been the farthest thing from my mind of late. I think it's been a full week since I had a drink. Right now, what I miss most is the enjoyment of food. I have zero appetite, for all intents & purposes. I'm making myself eat a little, but I'm certainly not enjoying it. Funny - I go from enjoying food too much to not enjoying it at all. I suppose I should be happy about it (and the corresponding weight loss) while I have this going on!

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Jen. that is what the challenge is for- to share, learn, plan--whatever we can share with each other. that said, i haven't been all that bad but not all that good either. i need a plan I can stick to that tells me it is time to do this or that-in other words. some organization . Otherwise i flit here and there, next thing I know it is evening, no exercises done etc. or I start out to ex- ercise and see something needs t be done and away I go. So that is my goal this week--water, tracking food and exercise.. I joined the 10 minute team to do 10 minutes of exercise everyday and I was doing well til I started putting it off because it is so easy to do-not when you put it off til you are too tired in the evening. even then I certainly can do 10 minutes. We are getting some snow so my exercise today is clearing the back patio when I have Brandy out. I will try for more plus we are busy with family etc as well. We have to remember ourselves as we will feel better if we are in control. All we can do is try and do the best we can thru the holidays. Take care everyone, Georgine
I think it does have to do with the holidays and some of the stress that comes with it. If we can stay the same, that is a win. emoticon Georgine



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Nothing seems to be on track lately. From my drinking to my health to my workouts and weight loss. Maybe its just the time of year but I need to reevaluate everything. Set the reset button on my goals. Make a new plan and stick to my guns!

Glad to hear everyone is doing well...me not so much. It is amazing how just reading your posts make me want to get back on track.




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AF yesterday but had my wine while i watched a favorite detective, Colombo with Peter Falk. It was a favorite years ago and we found it again--really enjoyed it. back on track tomorrow.
Wind chill warning out here, just had B. out and i could feel my cheeks were getting nipped, the only thing I had showing! Tired of winter and winter clothes already! Maybe a nice thaw in January--I can dream.
Linda, glad you can enjoy something in between chemos, hope you are eating well too. emoticon Georgine



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I was AF yesterday too - still weird for me to report that on a weekend day, lol! Probably will be AF for a while, unless I decide to sneak a drink or two in before Tuesday when I have the next chemo. Hope everyone has had a good weekend and holiday break!

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I am FINALLY having an AF day today not that I didn't think about a glass of wine. I don't want to get back in the habit of every day as before. i also over did twice along the way, i have lost the track by now. No worries Mandy, we will overcome once again!!! emoticon
Linda, I hope #3 will go easy for you and I am glad you can enjoy a drink or wine once in awhile.
Still have exercises to do, still can't discipline myself to get in a routine in the mornings. saw the chiropractor and hope soon to be able to go on my own but for years i have had to keep going for maintainace just like an old truck, Georgine



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Chemo #2 affected me completely differently than #1 did. It was easier, in a way, but harder in another way. Haven't had the same type of intestinal goings on, but more subject to heartburn. And more fatigue.

On topic, I've had a few drinks here and there. Definitely lower consumption than previously. I think I set a record on Thanksgiving for the fewest calories ever consumed in my lifetime of Thanksgivings!

Chemo #3 coming up this Tuesday. Wonder what effect this one will have...?

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Kinda like Georgine, I've lost track. I know that I drank on Wednesday and Thursday. Oh Lord, did I drink on Thursday. We made the trip down to Dallas for the football game. I drank way too many margaritas. Ugh. It has been a long time since I've drank like that. The husband took my shoes and pants off and put me to bed. I certainly paid the price for my indulgence on Friday! We are having Thanksgiving dinner here at my house today. It will be nice. Everyone have a great day!

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i can't remember what was AF and what was not but I know there were less AF days than not. Lots going on and lots of company. Once again I need to re-create myself and stick to tracking etc. as i said, i worked too hard to get this far to blow it now. thanksgiving is not a problem for me, i just take a little of everything and leave what I can't eat. Granddaughter wants to have it at her house. emoticon emoticon
Jen, emoticon bartending keeping it under control and having fun!!
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! Georgine emoticon



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Hey all! Sorry I haven't been around in a while. So busy with the full time job and part time job. I have been doing good and lost a few more pounds. I think the 2nd job is actually helping. I am on my feet behind the bar instead of on my a$% on the other side drinking with the rest of em. I was worried that it might lead into more drinking then less but it is working out. My regular nights are Mondays and Wednesdays. I don't feel like drinking on Tuesdays and Thursday because I am so tired. Some nights I do hang out afterwards for one maybe two drinks then I hit the road! I have discovered Baileys makes a chocolate covered cherry flavor. It is so yummy. We mix it with Cake vodka and call it our Sunday Funday shot! I am bar tending tonight. They say it is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, and normally I would be part of that but I will be the one slinging the drinks tonight. I am sure I will stay for a few afterwards but I have to get up early to make 3 pies and Thanksgiving dinner for 7 of us. I really love doing it. This will be my 14th year! Wow time fly's! I bought a bottle of Moscato for my mother and I to drink too. Happy Holidays to everyone. emoticon

Linda I am so proud of your attitude. I can not imagine what you are going through but I admire your strength. emoticon




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11/20/14 9:42 A

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Sounds like everyone is doing great.
Sun - Tue = AF. I drank two beers last night. I don't indulge mid week too often, so I'm not going to be too hard on myself. Had two super long, hard days and I wanted a drink. They hit the spot.

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11/19/14 7:49 P

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I like red or white especially blends but we are here to watch our alcoho calories and keep within the tracker limits just the same as tracking food.
I was AF yesterday . Today our friend came over and brought a bottle he likes to share, Back on track tomorrow.
Below zero here at nite, single digits during the day and a small snow storm today. Too much winter too fast!! emoticon
Linda, I am glad you were able to enjoy some wine before the next round of chemo. Georgine



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I bought a bottle of wine and drank it over Monday-Tuesday evenings. Back to AF now, as I'm sure I won't even be tempted for a while. Chemo#2 is in the books - just waiting for the post chemo symptoms to descend...

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I was AF all week. I wanted a drink after work Thursday night but my daughter was at my house when I came home. I did have some brandy after work friday night and a couple black cherry mikes with my pizza tonight.



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Imagine this-I actually feel good enough today to finish the bottle of wine I opened two weeks ago. (I knew it was now or throw it out, lol!)

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Just got back from our granddaughters. Had a very nice meal, had wine, and ready to start a new week, felt like too much food. Came home in the snow and wind, still cold--sooo good to be home!!



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I only had three beers last night. YAY! Great week as far as alcohol is concerned. Workouts were super, food could've been better. Will focus there this week.


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emoticon Ziggy and Mandy!!
AF Mon. Wed, and Friday. May have a glass fo wine with my granddaughter later today. What i did have during the week was minimal so i feel good about a good week.
Very cold here and sunny, didn't check the temp yet, long underwear, heavy sweat suit--ugh!!
Enjoy the day everyone. good luck at cards Mandy



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Good to hear from you, Linda!

Sun - Fri = AF.
We have cut out our Friday night card game. We aren't happy about it, but it is for the best. We are playing at our house tonight, so I'm sure I'll have a few beers. I'm going for a massage later this morning. So excited! Everyone have a great day!

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11/14/14 6:47 P

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Hi everyone-
I was doing okay until Sunday night (of all days), a friend of mine and I got together at an art show, there was free wine and then we had more wine after that. I didn't feel too great on Monday but have been AF since then. It seems like social situations are really my downfall! Annoying but it's good to keep trying and see how much better I feel when I don't drink...

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Mon. ,Wed, AF and a question for yesterday but will have to say i emptied the wine box and got half a glass so that one is gone. i have one more in the basement fridge going empty, i would call that grape juice, organic whatever--not good. Talked to my doctor and got my cortisone shot in the knee and different kind in the butt for skin allergies and feel so good today i am running around like a nut!!--didn't want that much quite so fast but will take it. Doctor reminded me that carbohydrate in alcohol is just more sugar so i won't buy any more boxes, too easy to grab and go and forget. I have a bottle of our favorite white and red blend and will stay with that. Usually won't open one unless i am sharing.. No brandy diet coke--for some reason it doesn't taste good anymore?? saw chiropractor, learned some new things and feeling better as long as i DO them. so, on a good track for now.
Linda, so glad your mom is coming to help you. Just had a friend who was taking chemo for a lung cancer and hid it from all of us and did it all alone except for her daufghter that she made promise not to tell any of us. That is the wrong thing to do, when you are sick from anything, help is good, support is good.My girl, if I have one, I will toast to you. emoticon
Jen , just be careful bartending, it is easy to drink then. My daughter and her hubby bought a bar and he became an alcoholic, my daughter drank too much too and the bar business went down with the economy and the smoking ban and she lost the bar and everything she had. The couple that owned the bar before, the wife died from alcoholism. I know you don't own the bar but always be aware. My daughter will never give up her beer and cigs from those awful days, lives with her daughter, works hard but doesn't sleep well , haunted by the past. Now where did i get off the track here?
will shut up and get my Brandy (dog) and go out and play in the snow--not much there which is fine-- and I will do steps on the patio again.
Take care, have a great friday!! emoticon



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11/14/14 7:45 A

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Still AF. This is the longest run I've had in...geez, probably three years or better! Not even tempted to imbibe at this point. Chemo is some potent stuff. It also completely turned my appetite off. I've just started getting that back in the past couple of days.

Next chemo session is Tuesday. I'm a little scared, but what are ya gonna do? Nothing to do but just meet it head on. At least my mom is going to come & stay with me for a few days.

Have a great weekend, all, and if you drink one, drink one for me!

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Had fun bar tending Wednesday night. The tips are not huge but I love it. Its like gambling in a kinda sorta way....watching my jar fill up and counting them at the end of the night is the best part! The little things that excite me...silly I know.

So anyway had 2 beers and a shot before going home for the night. AF tonight and tomorrow. I am working at the bar again on Saturday. My mom is going to come see me then we are celebrating her birthday so I am sure to have a few cocktails.

You are right Georgine, the cold makes me want to stay in too! I am not ready for winter but I never am. Hopefully it will not be as bitter as last year!




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Good morning-waiting for coffee, dress warm and out the door for chiropractor and regualr doc an hour apart. 18 above, sprinkle of snow, all i want to do is stay in!!
AF Monday and Wednesday. glass of wine in between. Lots of stress, trying to focus on Sparks.
Linda, glad you are doing well with the drinking, sorry it has to be this way. I too hope the second chemo won't hit you hard, get rest, eat well keep strength up as best you can. We are all behind you, post whenever you want or need to. emoticon Georgine



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Still AF, and no plans to change that anytime soon. Probably will have some wine with Thanksgiving dinner, but doubt I'll drink anything before then. It's really weird, I've had ZERO desire for a drink. First time in...forever. I'm rolling with it, lol.

2nd chemo treatment coming up next Tuesday. Not looking forward to it, but here it comes. Trying to get as much strength back as possible before then. Hopefully this one won't knock me on my butt any harder than the last one. Nothing to do but forge ahead & find out...

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Just out scraping snow off the patio, not much exercise doing that yet.
AF Monday, had a glass of wine Tues. Never seem to get rid of stress so may need to take a different approach.



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AF Tuesday

Had a great workout this morning. I found a walking workout video. This women literally does a 36 min workout in one corner of a room in her home. Got my heart rate up and sweat dripping...that's a good workout to me! Playing bartender tonight. I don't plan on drinking when my shift ends but I might have one or two. I found some neat Thanksgiving cocktails I want to try out on the customers too!

Hi Linda, glad to hear from you. Every time I post I think of you and hope you are doing ok.




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Nice to hear from you Linda. I am glad chemo isn't any worse for you. I have been thinking of you and hope things go easier for you. Do what you can do and take care of yourself and rest. One day at a time. emoticon Georgine



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The good news: I've been AF for a week. Yes, 7 full days, and no plans to have anything any time soon! The bad news: Today is the first time in the better part of a week that I've felt anything resembling normal.

Chemo is not what I expected. Not sure what I expected, but this is not it, lol! I never really had nausea bad, though I did lose my appetite, and really haven't regained it to any measure. I'm overwhelmingly fatigued (didn't expect that to come on so hard so soon!), and diarrhea has been pretty bad. Glad I have another week before my next treatment. Hope it's not a cumulative effect!

I'm planning to work as much as possible while I'm getting chemo, but I'm really starting to question how much that will be. One day at a time is all I can do, I guess.

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Just had brandy out and couldn't wait to get back inside. Cold and wind-ugh! Brandy can smell the deer tracks so wants to go all over the yard nose down the whole time.
AF Monday but not feeling good today. Have that sore heel??? on the leg with the bad knee, I will see my doctor Friday.
what I have noticed about these people that barge in on our challenge is that their Spark pages are set to private. In other words it is ok for them to barge in on anyone but they don't want anyone bothering them. Hypocrites!
i will cancel our appt. for today. Roads are bad going that way and lots of accidents yesterday.
It is already so cold here witht that wind, good days to stay inside and get theings done and exercise. Have a great day everyone, stay warm, Georgine



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Friday night was really nice. Went to a friends and had scoobie snacks....with whip cream. It is a shot with Malibu rum and Midori...and I think pineapple juice...nice little treat.

AF= Saturday and Sunday

Monday worked my bartender job. Had 2 beers and 2 shots after work, went home and ate grill cheese. My body feels like I just did a boot camp workout...ouch! But I made some money, didn't drink too much and burned some calories in the process so I am happy.

I agree it is very annoying when someone comments negatively on our message board. I must disagree with this person...alcohol is not overrated. I am sure this person is not perfect by any means and get their kicks off causing drama.

Waiting for the polar vortex to arrive...I am so excited...NOT!


Georgine, hope your appt went well. Amanda, tell that candy to take a hike! lol I know it is easier said then done. I have never tried it myself but they say to freeze fruit for a sweet treat...natures candy right? Unless its chocolate in that bowl then I hope it is dark hahaha!




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Had wine Saturday and Sunday at my granddaughters, had something with sparkles in it??--moscatti and vodka, too sweet for me. We had a nice dinner and watched a movie. It was hard to pack up and go out in that cold to get home but what a nice day.
Time to re-group again, I always need a refresher after a weekend like that.
Looks like everyone is doing well so i better get back in line!! emoticon
Have a great Monday, We have another eye doctor appt. tomorrow and a storm warning for tomorrow and it is heading right where we go for the appt. Winter is here and temps in the teens and lower 20s. Wish i could hibernate like the bears do. Georgine

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I had a glass of blackberry brandy friday night after work poured by my dear boyfriend so it was a little more than I would have poured. I didnt sleep very well that night so I have been AF since.



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I had two beers Friday night and one last night. Pretty good if I say so myself!

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Why do people who don't choose to drink alcohol post on this challenge that has nothing to do with them??!! This is the 5th person, I had to report 2 already. There are rules in Sparks and they are enforced. Please spend your time posting on things of interest to you and respect the choices that others make. Each to his own!!



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Alcohol is overrated!!!

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AF yesterday and had one small glass of wine tonite. It is Avon day tomorrow so will probably have wine and oldest daughter and granddaughter are coming over with the baby and their dog. It gets quite boisterous and a lot of fun.
As I may have said we keep a glass pumpkin full of candy on the table for my husband and evenings I seem to always end up in it for a piece or two. Not good. I need to find something else. I have been into the pastry a little too, just need to put the brakes on it all. Lots going on with eye doctors again so i get stressed.
Anyway, started exercising downstairs today just a little at a time. Cold, windy rain/snow today no walking.
Hope everyone is having a good week.
Good for you Jen starting out in a new direction.
Mandy you are doing well as usual, the candy isn't worth it!!
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Sun - thu =af
The candy bowl keeps calling my name tho :(

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So I did it. I start working my part time job today. As a bartender. Which I have NEVER done. I'm nervous and excited at the same time. It is the bar my husband manages and he has been through so many untrustworthy people that I decided I want to be a part of this and see if it makes a difference. Who knows this could be my new calling HA! Plus I figure I can have my cake and eat it too. I love the social part of going out or drinks but I think I only drink because that's what you do when you go to the bar right? Well now I can still have the social interaction and make some money in the process without the alcohol. I might even lose a few pounds slinging them drinks??

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Good to hear from everyone.
Georgine hope you had a safe trip.
Linda, I will be thinking of you, hang in there lady.
Ziggy, Welcome!






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Thank you that is helpful to know. I did have one drink last night but otherwise have been AF the rest of the week.

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I've only had one AF day lately but overall drinking is way down for me. Should come to a hault when nausea sets in, lol. Feeling good after the first chemo, just a bit fatigued. So far, so good!

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Duluth Clinic today for eye check fir John to see how much it improved and is there hope for more, going to be a looong day--2 hours both ways. Our son will be coming with us.
As for my past days, I think i had a mixture of celebrating my weight loss--haven't seen the 130s in years--plus a lot of stress so i just decided to have me a good time and let it go . No damage done, back to tracking tomorrow and chiropractor to see what is going on.
Glad to see everyone posting, the more the merrier and more sharing and support.
Have a great day Georgine



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Good to see you, Linda emoticon

Glad to see the rest of you too :)

Sun - Tue = AF.



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Crappy day at work so I decided I don't care and had some drinks last night. Probably too many. Yesterday I found this new walking with weights workout video that I really enjoyed so I though I would try another one today. My legs are sore from yesterday and I am still having cold symptoms plus a headache (could be the cold or the alcohol??) so I didn't make it through the whole video but did 17 min of it. I suppose something is better then nothing.

My goal now is to hold out til Sunday for the Bear VS Packer Game. I am working from 8am til 10pm today so no worries for today. I don't know why I volunteered for this overtime! ugh

Hang in there everyone!


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AF Sunday but Monday had wine while i cooked, too much standing in one spot too long and my back spams. I keep forgetting to open a cupboard door and put one foot on the bottom. Sure would have helped. i had an MRI on my neck awhile back for bad discs and lately that is getting worse. Long time ago my last chiropractor told me the body is like a computer and registers all the injuries etc. that we accumulate and then they show up when we get older. No delete button. I am having a wine while we watch the voting come in, a couple disappointments already. Tomorrow we see the cornea surgeon to see what the results are for John's eye after the cortisone treatment. Sometimes I think of more than one glass of wine. the doctor is 2 hours away one way so always tired when we finally get home.
Thinking of you Linda, emoticon
Hope everyone is having a good week. I did get into the candy bars too so enuff of all the BAD stuff. Georgine emoticon



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Looks like I have missed some happenings since I havent been on here for about a month. My computer had to get cleaned out of spam again and I have been busy with my scrapbooking endeavors lately.

Linda- I wish you much success with your treatments.

We had a Breastfest fundraiser the middle of October at one of our local bars. They had 4 different local bands, auctions & food. Since then I havent had much desire to drink a lot. Which is a good thing. I didnt drink for a couple weeks after that. Last weekend I did have a glass of wine and some of my blackberry brandy at home.

Georgine- I have some back issues also. When I stand for a period of time, my back hurts. I had a MRI done & found out that I had a slightly slipped & bulging disc. I have found since I lost 45lbs this year that it does not hurt as much.

Welcome to all the new people on this thread! I hope everyone has a great week!



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Hey Ladies,

I haven't been here for awhile. Weekend before last we had our Halloween Pub Crawl. Had a great time but started getting a cold. Dealt with that all week and it is still hanging on a little. Took the kids out for Halloween and froze my behind off! At least I can pretty much function normally now. Just need to get rid of this cough. I should stop smoking....just another thing I am trying to change about myself. Not easy! Had a few drinks last night to cure my case of the Mondays. Now to get through the rest of the week.
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emoticon Ziggy!! We try for AF during the week and no more than 3 drinks or whatever each weekend day. That is just a guide line. You can trade days for events or you can find your own program to follow. stop any time for support or to give support.
Linda, i have heard the chemo is different for everyone and i hope it goes easy for you. Take it as it comes and do what you need to do for comfort. Keep in touch, emoticon



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Haven't checked in for a while, and that may just be my MO for a while. Had an AF day on Friday when I got my port installed. Have had a few drinks Saturday & Sunday, but nothing overboard. Start my chemo tomorrow. We'll see how that goes...

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Welcome Ziggy!!

Sun = AF

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Hi everyone
I'm up for the challenge too... funny I was not drinking for a few months earlier this year because I broke my arm and was on Tylenol. It was easy to lose 10 pounds but now they are back. Surprise, surprise...

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I have lost rack of the week but it was good. I had my wine while reading my book, yesterday my granddaughter brought a new box of wine to try so we each had a glass. today they may stop so we will have another. she had the gastric bypass so has to watch but is doing well, getting upset about the hanging skin, surgery later.
Weighed in this morning and about fell off the scale as I was down finally, have been on plateau so long I didn't expect the drop. i can stay here or try and get a few more pounds of and then maintain. I have just been sticking to my doctor's teachings of no sugar and no bad carbs. I admit I did get into the candy bars on Sat., did well til then but the rest can go down stairs to the fridge.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend, Georgine



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Getting sad news is never fun :(
I was AF Saturday. Guess that means 5/7 for the week. Not too shabby.

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Snow is almost gone but i am sure it isn't for good as it is cold and windy and I am back in light long underwear emoticon Still want to clean out the front flower bed and trim one bush.
Only had one little boy stop last nite. We live on a street of bachelos so we never get many and sometimes none. I ate a little candy but nothing like i used to do and I had a glass of wine while i read my mystery so was comfy. Today was a little rough as found out on Facebook that a friend has passed away. I don't like turning that on in the morning and get hit with that right away. I may have a drink yet today to say farewell to my Halloween glass that I always used when we took the pontoon out and parked by the lodge. Fun times and not one drink ever!! T emoticon ime to pack it away. Thinking of my friend. We were both nurses's aides waaaay way back in a small hospital that wouldn't be allowed today I suppose. Have a nice Saturday. i want to walk Brandy but that wind is hard to walk into, maybe i could back up but brandy would be confused!! Georgine



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Oh no! I am not ready for the "s" word!
Took the kiddos trick or treating last night and went next door and drank a few beers with the neighbors last night. I had more than 3, probably 5. But it wasn't too bad.

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My turn to ask where is everybody?? cold here, .04 inches of snow-29 degrees this morning
AF Monday, Wednesday and T emoticon hursday.



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AF Monday and Wednesday, had those drinks when my son was here on Tues.
I opened the package of little Hershey bars. I read how many i could have for a serving-3- and that is all I ate. I should get a medal as i ALWAYS pigged out on Halloween chocolate before. emoticon
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I had three on Tuesday night at Bunco. Wednesday = AF. Having a great week with food and workouts. Certainly I will blow it with candy night tomorrow.

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I enjoy my glass of red wine.... emoticon

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AF on Monday but gave in to a couple drinks when my son came to do a few things for us and visit. I did regret it after but it is done, I feel better, getting back on track a little stronger. too easy to slip off and not always easy back on. emoticon

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I am here finally--bad morning with computer and phone calls and changed appts. I may give in to one wine. Care taking doesn't help. I need to find a way to handle these days better!!
AF starting Monday. Had wine on the weekend but one during the game-we won- and AF Sat.
good going as always Mandy. i am doing better these days so the wine today is on hold. I will have lunch instead.




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