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5/25/17 9:14 A

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Good Morning!

Happy Thursday!!!

Yoga Meltdown- emoticon
Run/cardio later...maybe a beer...
I turn to Science for my guidance-
SCIENCE!!! lol moderatedrinking.com/home/default_ho
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This is how I roll now- makes sense to me. I like this part:
This definition of moderate drinking prevents you from getting drunk. Moderate drinkers don't drink to get drunk. Now if your idea of moderate drinking is a 6 pack instead of a 12 pack, this would suggest that you drink with some pretty heavy drinkers. Drinking a 6 pack of beer is heavy drinking.
Because my brain is my favorite organ of the body. emoticon
It is though!

Speaking of science I love this man Bill Nye! Nice bow tie. I heard he has a new show called Bill Nye Saves the World
Anyone see it?
I am a fan of Adam ruins everything- www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuKg-
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The truth shall indeed set you free! emoticon

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Goal weight -119 pounds- by 12/7/2017 or BEFORE!!!

"Animals on factory farms all face pain and fear, just like the animals we share our homes with, yet are repeatedly abused in shocking ways."~ Peter Dinklage

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."~Dr.Greger

"Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it's what you do at that moment that determines who you are." David Goggins


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5/24/17 8:20 P

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Thanks Helene!

Day 2 AF successfully undertaken.

Big increase in appetite with calories not coming in from alcohol, will need to curb this.

So far no weightloss, on the positive, at least no weight gain either.

Will mindfully try to drink more diet cordial thru the day to curb appetite.

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Helene- you will get the better of that beast!!

~Em~
Goal weight -119 pounds- by 12/7/2017 or BEFORE!!!

"Animals on factory farms all face pain and fear, just like the animals we share our homes with, yet are repeatedly abused in shocking ways."~ Peter Dinklage

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."~Dr.Greger

"Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it's what you do at that moment that determines who you are." David Goggins


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5/24/17 2:41 P

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Ha! I just added in to my post below..sorry- should have just added it in.
But edited below- if you have time to read-

What you want from your mind will happen over time.

I had to focus on myself more lately because of some things going on with eldest that was quite literally giving me heart issues
So- need to live my life the best I can to be there- it is not easy
and that was how i got to this point

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 5/24/2017 (14:43)
~Em~
Goal weight -119 pounds- by 12/7/2017 or BEFORE!!!

"Animals on factory farms all face pain and fear, just like the animals we share our homes with, yet are repeatedly abused in shocking ways."~ Peter Dinklage

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."~Dr.Greger

"Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it's what you do at that moment that determines who you are." David Goggins


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That's great that you don't go down comparison lane Em... I try my best but it's a beast that shows up in my brain still ... after years of work on my own self. But I'm improving ... day by day (especially as I try to model better so my daughter stops beating herself up so much - it just breaks my heart to see her berate herself when she is so beautiful).

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5/24/17 2:23 P

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Comparing yourself to others is a HUGE waste of life. I don't go down that path. It is a dark gloomy road full of hateful goblins!!!
I think... my brain won't let me go down there... lol

BUT- yeah me too!
Once I am having a drinking day - I drink and just figure I will start a streak on another day. I had a 6 pack on Monday and that was when I had the epiphany that I need to make a new strategy. I stopped that behavior.
So this works.

I had a Dr. appointment and then grocery and would normally buy some but then I said oh...right.. I don't do that. It is decided!

AND- yep we all need to work on ourselves. What works. What makes us happy. emoticon


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~Em~
Goal weight -119 pounds- by 12/7/2017 or BEFORE!!!

"Animals on factory farms all face pain and fear, just like the animals we share our homes with, yet are repeatedly abused in shocking ways."~ Peter Dinklage

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."~Dr.Greger

"Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it's what you do at that moment that determines who you are." David Goggins


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emoticon Richard on getting that emoticon in.

Bizi - 3 in a sitting is good too...

Em - for me - one is too many and a dozen is not enough. I can't ever stop at 1, 2 or 3 ... or very rarely. I have this mentality that once it's a day with 'no star' because I'm not AF - I may as well make it worthwhile. Stupid way of thinking but that is what I'm working on changing.

Always remember - better is better and what YOUR better is will be different than mine. So work on improving your patterns and don't compare yourself to others!!


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5/24/17 9:24 A

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congratulations to day 1 for you guys.
I have stuck to around 3 a day.
Not good empty calories no weight change even though I am eating good foods for the most part.
Have a good day yall!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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5/24/17 6:52 A

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Richard- true about it being empty calories. I need to think of it that way.

Decided! 5/23 is the day I became a "normie" = I drink normally/none or 1 or 2 not 3.

None for me unless I am sharing with company. Then one and done and 2 can do but 3 is too much for me! (until I hit 123...then I will see..) lol
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~Em~
Goal weight -119 pounds- by 12/7/2017 or BEFORE!!!

"Animals on factory farms all face pain and fear, just like the animals we share our homes with, yet are repeatedly abused in shocking ways."~ Peter Dinklage

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."~Dr.Greger

"Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it's what you do at that moment that determines who you are." David Goggins


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5/24/17 12:07 A

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emoticon of AF for me
Havent recorded last time this happened, maybe not this year
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Hi all!

Went to doc, gained 4 pounds, he changed my thyroid med, hope it helps.

We are moving, have to downsize, my mind doesn't know what to do first. Having wine to relax, but its been everyday. When we move, I won't be able to drink daily. Thats gonna be hard. But its cheaper rent.
Take care everyone!

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emoticon JMFWIFE13 emoticon

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OK! Mastered Day 1 of AF! Up until midnight engrossed in book, but did it!

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emoticon completed AF and onto a new day. My struggles are not just my own but that of a worried parent ... (see my blog).

Just for today - hoping for some quiet time alone to do some 'me' things and praying my daughter also has a better day.

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5/22/17 10:52 P

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Had a fleeting craving today, was just one of those moments of ohhhh a glass of wine with my hunny would be nice. But I knew I wanted to stick with AF. So enjoying some tea. Goodnight all! emoticon

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Hopefully Day 1 of AF
Biggest I have ever been
Alcohol is empty calories

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Make a plan, have something else to do to occupy yourself. You can do it!

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I certainly hope today will be AF.

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I'm on Day 1 and the food cravings are bad but I've add L-Glutamine to hopefully help curb the sugar cravings. It's a grey yucky looking day out and my daughter is struggling with eating patterns (from binge to no eating). It's hard to see... I may go to be super early to manage this day successfully.

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I hope you are right about the weight. I have my doubts. Feel like I have been stuck for so long. Not worrying too much about what I eat. Just staying booze free (today is day 11 back at it going for my 365 days). And keeping up with workouts. The workouts make me feel great and staying booze free is the most important thing to me right now. If not drinking one night means eating ice cream, I choose the ice cream instead. The sugar cravings are not nearly as bad this go round. So it is less than before, that is good.

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Sounds like everyone is pressing the reset button!

(I will just have to jump back in here as I have not read all the posts)

I ended up back with my Neon NINJA team. The food challenge - Eat to Live is just really the way I eat anyhow so...I am back to weighing in. It starts on May 30.

I seem to have lost almost an inch. Turns out most do and a half inch is not bad but I don't want more than that!
I found this article www.berkeleywellness.com/self-care/p
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ventive-care/article/why-you-shrink-R>you-age

and I am going to study the Rael pilates DVD and begin doing it

and- my neck is a mess from a work related injury years ago when I was a nurses aid

So I changed my weight loss goal to 119 from 123 to adjust for height. My goal time is Aug. 31 which is our 26th wedding anniversary.

Healthy food wan water and workouts. Consistency! emoticon

As for booze- I am not really thinking about it which right now means a couple here or there and seems to be working.

Anyhow-
Lets keep working at our goals and making our dreams come true! emoticon emoticon

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"Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it's what you do at that moment that determines who you are." David Goggins


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Safire just keep focusing on what you are doing - being AF will mean you'll eventually lose the weight. Stick with people who support you and encourage you.

Bizi - I hear you on the weight point. I'm up to 171 this morning ... from April 11th when I was at 154.5 and it's all due to 'da booze and then how I just want to eat everything in sight. It emoticon 's now!!

Day 1 again for me today... and a good stretch is due - I am now 50 days away until my trip to New Orleans for my coach Summit and I will hit that 50lbs weight loss goal!!

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"Can I ask maybe a stupid question? Are you pregnant?"
Holy crap....just happened.
"No? Well my husband said you were and I said no I hadn't heard anything like that."
I had a really hard time not getting angry this time. Just sad.

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been having 2-3 heavy drinks beers or mangoritas every night.
I am trying to eat healthy but after drinking all bets are off. I have hoovered around 168 for 3 months.
sigh
bizi
I guess it is good that I am not gaining.
Hate this weight. emoticon


I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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Safire - those ladies need a slap upside the head - OMG.

For sure the weight seems to come off last for me in that area and the first place I gain too. I can't wait to have a good clean week under my belt to feel better again (and less bloated).

It's hard to get back into the swing of things but I know I have to do this.

I do apologize for not posting as often - for those who don't do Facebook - I can repeat some of the posts I do there. I'm trying to not spread myself too thin and Facebook while some hesitate about participating is more 'live'. And the group I run is private and closed so like this team - no one knows what you're sharing unless they are in the group and EVERYONE in the group is respectful of this (and the vibe there is as great and positive as the vibe here).

Here's my today inspiration...


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Hi guys. It's a lovely warm day here in SoCal, so I'll be getting out for a walk in a bit. I purchased the audiobook "The Beck Diet Solution" to listen to on my walks. It appears to be a very common sense approach to weight loss, with some techniques I already use, so I am looking forward to it. I think it's a 6 week program, so I want to start it when DD and I get back from NYC, start day June 12th. I just need to do something different. I seem to have begun the middle age "weight creep" and I am determined to stop it.

Have had wine lately, for relaxing, for coping with changes. DD had her final concert night before last, much weeping from all the seniors, parents too. Thursday I was washing dishes, heard DD listening to youtube in her room instead of preparing for her exams, started to say "do your homework, bud!" then realized it would be the very last time I'd ever say that to her. Wow.

So needless to say, I'm all over the emotional map.

Helene, I'm so happy to hear you'll post here more often....I've missed you terribly! I can't do the Facebook group, much as I'd like to. Hope things smooth out for you and Monday you're off to a strong start.

Cherie, I can totally relate to using wine to cope, as I said above. Moving is a stressful thing, but also exciting, a clean slate. Take care of yourself.

Goodrin, such a great streak. I'm guessing the gastric sleeve procedure went well? How are you feeling?

Safire, I just wanna smack those ladies. What the hell??? Don't let dumb comments like that squelch your progress. That "I feel slimmer today!" feeling is such a great one...hold onto how that feels!

Hope everyone has a great day.
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Hi all!

Its been a while, Mothers day weekend was good. We are planning to move next month to a smaller and cheaper place, Nervous, drinking everyday, for some reason, I like drinking during the day. I still sneak. Will have to cut way back when we move, no place to hide it. Been going to Krogers everyday for wine. Can't now, no money, I'll figured out.

Belly is getting to big.
Glad to hear that Helene. Bizi, glad the med helped'

I'm bi-polar so wine seems to calm me. my meds have been cut down, so I'm glad for that.

Hope you all are having a nice weekend!

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Inspiring as usual Helene!
Hope those meds keep working Bizi!

Goodrin 150 days is amazing! Way to go!!!

Thanks for the kind words ya'll. Sigh, it happened again, a lady asked when I was due..... I have been feeling like I am slimming down and every time that begins to happen it seems I get told that more and more, the waist comes off last right! I did lose one inch in my waist but that is a drop in the bucket for me. What bothers me about it was these were two women who see me every week! 2 times per week at church and I have been going to this one for at least nine months, can't they tell I have not grown at all this whole time?! It is crazy for anyone who sees me twice a week to ask that. So weird. But maybe not everyone is as observant as I am.

Kind of bums me out the two ladies in our church who ARE pregnant are smaller than me, but it is what it is.

I had an anxiety attack today, really bad. Haven't had one like that since my kids were toddlers. Strange. But I think it is a good sign. My body is healing and cleaning out. things like this are bound to happen. Been a week recommitted to no booze.

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Enjoy the wedding and emoticon on your continued AF success!

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Helene you look great! Love your photo. Yes you can right a entire new book at anytime. You have a great perspective. You can do his!

Still AF 130 days so far. First social get together My sister in Law is getting married. I don't plan to drink though.

Everyone have a wonderful day :)

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Hey team!! So sorry I haven't been here as much. I've been having a real difficult month! I've blogged a bit about it.

I've also been struggling to get back to my AF with the stress and regaining some weight which is all making me feel YUCK ... So my plan is to get back on a LONG AF streak as of this Sunday (I have some social stuff coming up and removing the pressure of do I or don't I and just going to enjoy these last two days). My goal is still to hit the 300 days in 2017 without 'da booze.

My mind is slipping though in its thinking and I came up with this little quote/reminder ... just because I did things in the past a certain way doesn't mean I have to keep repeating the patterns. I can make NEW and better choices. I can change my life and re-write an entire NEW book!

I've read through some of your posts. Goodin - KUDOS on your 200 day commitment! That's an awesome streak!!

Saffire - I'm so sorry about that lady's uncalled for comments (some people have no tact or clue).

Starting on Sunday - I'm BACK to checking in with this amazing team more regularly. I'm still pretty active with my Facebook groups (the 100 and 300 day Lose 'da Booze groups) and going to be blogging more regularly as I work through these feelings again... you can check out my blog posts at www.losedabooze.com

Wishing you all a HAPPY Friday ... I am having drinks today and tomorrow ... then I'm back on my streak ... through the month of June and into July (and I may even prolong it through to my birthday). I'm seriously considering making 2018 the year I go without 'da booze for an entire year... and perhaps even for good!


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thank you ladies
I did sleep well last night on my new meds
I hope I will tonight and from now on.
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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Despite the heat and sun I got out in the garden today. Worked in the shade and felt real good to get moving, get the weeds out and get some plants planted.
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Really tempted to indulge once I got in just to relax but decided to go for my mineral water AF G&T mix. Time to clean up dinner and then a bit of yoga and stretching. Wishing everyone a good evening!

Bizi, sending you special peaceful thoughts for a good night sleep.

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Sorry, Bizi. Yes, it does suck. What's keeping you up?

Safire, I agree...I ended up having some wine over the weekend and the scale did NOT like it....sigh....back to AF. Had just water last night and it was fine, since I put lime & cucumber in it. "Spa" water.

I did keep up exercise over the weekend and that felt great. Little victories.

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insomnia sucks.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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Thank you Richard!

So back at this AF thing. 4 days in. My goal is to stay away completely. It is helping a lot to read online blogs from other people who have walked this path and stayed AF for good.

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Thank you, Richard!

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From Australia,
Happy Mothers Day to all you wonderful Mums out there
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Far as booze goes, this blog is very fun to read. Very helpful. I was reading this one today and it came to me at the perfect time, I felt I was looking too hard at WHY do I want to drink?

www.sobersassylife.com/when-self-hel
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Wow, thank you so much for the kind comments! emoticon

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Safire, I'm sorry that happened. That woman was totally out of line and should have apologized. When people get older, sometimes they lose their filter and tact (my mother certainly has). Not to excuse the behavior, just to understand where it comes from. You have done so well with changing your eating habits and being AF so many days....and now feeling slimmer with exercise! I hope you can get back to focusing on THAT, not some twerp who not only doesn't know your story but can't admit when she's wrong. You're doing great and I, for one, am proud of you.
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Oh Safire that's awful. emoticon

Thanks for water ideas and support all.

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So I drank last night. Not happy about that. Not sure I even really wanted it, was kind of a habit thing. Moving on. I still really want to go a year straight, the idea still scares me. I have come a long way and yet it still is a little scary. Think I need to reread this naked mind.

Eating has been going well, I'm not snacking mindlessly so that is a plus. I am only eating when hungry. Working out, I feel much slimmer this week.

Wednesday I had kind of an icky moment emotionally. I was already having a rough day and I teach 3 to 5 year olds bible study classes and they decided to really just go nuts that day and one kid got hurt, it just was a rough class that night.
Lady comes to pick up her grandson and makes small talk, "oh so you are having another baby." me, "no. not pregnant...." her "Well you LOOK pregnant." me smiling big trying not to sound too sarcastic but totally am "OH well, THANK YOU! but no, not pregnant" then I kind of laugh

Yes people have mistaken me for preggo before, but usually they just get embarrassed and ignore it or they say sorry a million times and feel so bad. Never has anyone just been like "oh well you LOOK pregnant" wow, nice. Yes, I know, not like I needed it pointed out to me. I dress this body every day.....I have even run into a few people who were like oh I'm so sorry, I should know better, I had the same problem.

I have been to hell and back, but they don't know that. Just realizing some people don't have much tact and forgiving them for it. They don't know what me and my body have been through. So it's ok. Just kind of stung at first. I have come to realize my weight isn't totally my own fault, it isn't a lack of willpower or strength. If anything I am way stronger than if my body had decided to just stay thin and that I hadn't gone through everything I did health wise. Proud of all I have over come.

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Hi all!

Looks like you all are working the diets. I 'm just trying to do portions. Doc said 2 of my meds make me gain weight. I can tell around my belly, also I can't get overheated, and I have to stay out of the sun, Summertime!!!
Some days I want to drink more, other days not so much.
We will be moving to a smaller apartment, will not be able to hide my drinking.I'm preparing my mind for it.

Bizi, glad to hear from you!

Everyone have a good day!

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emoticon Goodrin thinking of you today and hopefully your are recovering well.

Donna that recipe is making me hungry! Maybe some lettuce wraps for dinner. Your dinner sounds yummy! emoticon


Dee I really like mineral water. Another way I like to freshen my water up is with a few slices of cucumber. emoticon One thing is for sure, I feel better if I am hydrated!

Emily we will miss you girl! emoticon

Bizi how are you? I thought of you today as I was plugging along on the treadmill. I have been running and I look forward to it every day. My overall energy is so much better! Hope you are doing well!

Sorry if I missed anyone! Hope you all had a fantastic day! emoticon


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Hi guys, checking in. I've had a few days AF so not craving it as much. Sipping some herbal tea and snacking on 3 barhi dates, which are my go-to when I crave sugar. Worked a little this morning then hit the gym for some treadmill. Turkey & a little cheese wrapped in lettuce leaves for lunch, with tomatoes and a tbsp of ranch dressing (NOT homemade). Chicken broc & carrot stir fry tonight, no rice.

As usual, hard to jump on the AF train, but once I'm on a few days, it's SO much easier. Feeling less bloated & puffy already.

Have a good evening, everyone!

P.S. Goodrin, hope today went well...let us know

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Goodrin, wishing you well today. The spices to make the syrup are some of what's used to make Sapphire gin so it brings some of that flavor into the mineral water. Although I just used water no sugar it still worked to create a unique flavor.

It helps because I hate plain water and just lemon or lime gets boring. I'm trying to stay sugar free so making flavor is a challenge. Herbal iced tea is good flavor. Looking for other fun ways to flavor water or seltzer will make this a fun adventure.

WondaWoman, thanks for the recipe and definitely will try it.

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Dee, that drink sounds great! And the cumin lime vinaigrette is super simple: juice of a lime, 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar, couple tablespoons of maple syrup (or honey or agave), ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, fresh ground pepper, a little water if the taste is too strong. Put it all in a jar and shake. I tend to make my own salad dressings most of the time. I bet fresh cumin would make it even better!

Wow Goodrin, good for you for being so proactive! Yeah, don't read any more horror stories...just remember what you're surgeon says: you'll do fine. A friend of mine had it done earlier this year and is doing great and feeling like a new person. Let us know how it goes!

Off for the walk...have a great day everyone....

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WondaWoman thank you for the warm reply! It's been a while and I do better with support like you guys.
Ooo that virgin J&T sounds so good! Was it like the real thing?
I am getting a gastric sleeve on Thursday, hopefully sometime in the morning so I am not stressing out too long. I did the 12 week program and all the pre-op test and lost the 10% of my body weight,the surgeon says I will do fine. Still really nervous about it. I read all the horror stories and wish I hadn't. I just want it over with!

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WondaWoman, gonna need that cumin lime vinegrette recipe. Sounds yum and think I have fresh cumin seeds and limes were on sale this week.

That reminds me, had such a hankering for a gin and tonic so researched virgin g&t and made a juniper berry, coriander, anise and lemon water reduction. Mixed a little of that with mineral water, stevia and lime wedge. Yum yum. Yum.

Grabbed the basic idea from this
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Have a sparkling rest of your day. Dee

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Goodrin, welcome back and congrats on that long streak! That's fantastic.

Bizi, I like your workout plan! Let us know how it goes.

Em, I sent you a bday goodie (now that I know they exist) and I hope all goes well. See you on the flip side!

Had the day off work today, so prepped food for dinner & the week. Made a green salad with a cumin-lime vinaigrette for tonight's tilapia, extra green salads for lunches and egg salad for the DD's lunchbox. Tracking calories and had a nice long walk & stretch, and later a chiropractic adjustment....ahhhh! Sipping a grapefruit sparkling water now.

I journaled this morning and set some intentions...in order of priority I'm: AF indefinitely, getting my workouts, hydrating, tracking. I know it's a lot, but I'm just ready. If I can't keep up with them all at least I will remain AF and get my exercise.

I'm working on some summer goals that I'll blog about later in the week.

Tilapia time! Later y'all...

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Hello everyone! I have been off and on here for a few years now. I am challenging myself to 200 days of sobriety and am on day 118 . I am cheering you all on. I know the struggle as I use to drink at least 2 drinks a night. Enough is enough! I am also trying to lose 100 lbs and I know that kicking the drinking habit will help immensely.

I am cheering you all on!


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Thanks Bizi- I had a great day. Some drinks but nothing too crazy.

ok- so I am off here for a while. Looks like I will hit the 130's by month's end.

Got a ton of stuff on my plate so need an SP break. Not leaving - just going to lay low.
I will be leaving most of my teams so I not tempted to spend time too and so will catch up with you all in a few weeks!

Be good! Stay sane lol and stay healthy!!!!
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Well I went to my Reds gym this afternoon. Asked a staff member about using the row machine. I rowed for about 10 minutes top. She showed me the proper technique. Then I met with an actual trainer
(he said the row machine was cardio mostly) and asked about a particular machine for my hip. He told me I needed to be on a regular strengthening (weights) program. That I would need to set up an appointment to go thru a routine. I meet with a trainer at 8pm on tuesday. I am really going to do this 3 times per week. Monday, wednesday(yin yoga at 6;30 then weights) and saturday.

Tomorrow is the blue grass jam. Jeff has a rehearsal at 5;45 so it will be a quick dinner of salmon and veggies. Maybe my girl friend will go with me for the jam????

Tonight we are going to the out back steak house at 7pm to celebrate our friends birthday.

It is a beautiful day today clear blue sky and I am going to do some filing, paperwork. Always a chore but will listen to some good music to ease the chore. May even work on the kitchen floor.
Bizi

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3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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happy birthday emily!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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Thanks Richard!

Thanks Helene!
-Yep Helene- we will have to catch up. I will go check out your photos. So exciting!

One thing DH and I can't do much is travel as we send our son out west to school and back and all but small price to pay really- so proud. But we will get back to it again some day. For now staycations!!! They can be fun.
This is the first time in a long time though I won't be celebrating with some booze...like lol maybe decades...except for if I were pregnant.

Anyhow off to bed. Sleep is so much better sober!

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emoticon Em!! We'll have to catch up ... I haven't been able to go back to read everything but slowly getting back into the groove.

Cherie - downsizing is sometimes a good thing... I now practice regular decluttering. It's liberating!

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Bizi- emoticon Good to see you- but I think you will be taking my place lol as after next week's weigh in on Wednesday I am taking a few weeks off of SP. Might leave teams too so I don't get tempted to go back. Just need a few weeks off.

I did not swim today because my new bathing suit- well newish does not fit really- too large emoticon
So I was able to get a new one for next week- kinda cheap but I am going down in size pretty regularly.

Hello Helene! SO exciting. congrats again on your engagement. What a dream come true holiday!

Hi Cherie
Hello Dee- hope the compresses work soon!!

Hello all!

Well- Sunday is my birthday and I am feeling empowered. Usually I would start in early with the celebrating but I don't plan on drinking at all. I have a 7 mile run scheduled tomorrow and super glad I won't be running hungover emoticon

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Hi!

Glad to see you back Bizi!
Helene, glad you had a good time! You do a lot of walking there.

We got the apartment, have to downsize. I'm overwhelmed, we have so much stuff to get rid of. I've been sleeping in, sweating and thinking about all I have to do! Have stuff I need to sell, but I don't know how too do it online. Scared of people I don't know. Drinking now and its 2:00 in the afternoon, wine with sparkling water.

Tv not working right now?? we are spoiled.

We do smoke weed at night, helps with pain. Bizi, good luck with PT. It worked great for me.

Have a good day!

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Hello Everyone!! I'm so sorry I've been MIA! I just got back to work on Monday and I'm not even yet caught up with my emails and today just finally posted the May challenge.

I completed my 100th day AF on April 10th and then drank daily for the rest of the month. While in Hawaii (where I had a trip of a lifetime and got engaged - see my blog posts on my Spark Page if you haven't seen them)... I enjoyed eats, drinks and didn't work out but walked a LOT. I gained 13lbs over the course of my vacation - 13 day tour lol.

So this week has been just getting my bearings back and I promise to keep up again with regular posts (I may not be able to go back an read all that happened while I was away so catch me up).

I did see Bizi is back - nice to see you again!!

I hope everyone else is doing great!!

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Juju I'm using Loop habit tracker that has a nice minimalist interface and simple long tap check mark. Not sure I'm totally in love with it but it works for now. Used to use Habiatca that makes your habits into a role playing game and has different communities to support your goals. It help me get out of a bit of a funk some years back.

Zip still struggling with my eye so it's annoying, doing warm compresses to try and make the last little bit of infection go away.

Well yesterday I didn't do so good, had two large glasses of wine and really paid for it with a very poor night's sleep. Dragging all day today and need to keep in mind the huge price tag and the length of time involved to recuperate.

Difficult 2 days ahead interacting with an individual who enjoys pushing buttons so I need to work really hard not to self medicate relaxing through wine. Going to practice some mindful meditation, breathing, maybe take some relaxing herbs or essential oil diffuser instead.

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Welcome back, Biz!

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Hello!
I need to be back here....I binged drank last night....while doing paperwork. I had 5 beers total over about 7 hours. I did not drink monday or tuesday.
I mixed them with 50% water to dilute them and make them go longer which sort of worked. sort of.
I got home early yesterday because of the storms, a couple canceled me for the afternoon so I had several hours to get some paperwork done...so that was good.

I think I drank because I wanted to do something that I liked when doing something I did not like.

It is funny, I asked mari how she pronounced her name and she said that she doesn't!
It is just a pretend name that she made up.
Now she goes by M. because she doesn't want to accidently write her first name, which she has done and I have brought that to her attention.
First client is at 10 this morning.
Need to get my exercises done.
Having PT for a hip injury The day after mardi gras I started limping.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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May the Fourth be with you!

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Did my 4 pace as well as some extra walking miles. Pace was 10' and 30 second miles which is ok but I gotta train to get them back to 8...gotta start somewhere.

AF- day 2 done
Lots of water
3 whole food plant based meals-check
off to fall asleep reading.... lol

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Dee- hope your eye feels better

Donna- emoticon

I got my 3 mile run in. Tomorrow is 4 at pace- which actually I don't really have yet- so I will just run it like I would a race and time it.

Have a great night all!

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AF today! Enjoying this LaCroix grapefruit sparkling water. Mmm...

Dee, good luck getting your system back to normal!

Hi Juju, I like the "Lose It" app myself, and am going to start tracking again tomorrow. There are always snacks available at work, and though there are healthy choices, I think I have too many calories, so back to tracking for me.

Planning on being below 150 by the end of this month! I keep losing focus. Tracking should help with that too.

Nighty night...

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Hi, Dee. What habit tracking app are you using? I was using "Healthy Habits." I like it but don't love it. I'd like to try something new. Thank you!

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Limerickey, we have a lot in common. Your weight stats and goals are the same as mine, as your drinking goals seem to be as well. How are things going now? I had three AF days last week (fFrst time in months. Felt great!). Going to shoot for four this week. Definitely sleep better without the beer!

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Had an AF day yesterday, and three last week. Going to try again tonight, but it's tough with my hubby around, who is a beer-loving Kiwi. I must be stronger. My calories and eating is perfect. It's always the stupid light beer that makes me blow my calorie count.

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Sounds like a great plan for the marathon.

Just checking in after active weekend. Felt good to move, garden Saturday, 50's dance party yesterday afternoon (AF) Did indulge in cake - non GF but worth every bite. Chose moderation 2x last week over dinner with DH so making sound choices. Habit app tracker is helping me make more mindful choices in a few areas. Tracking food here on SP is helping food choices.

Challenge now is going to be getting all these meds out my system from eye infection (cellulitis) and then prednisone I took to counteract hot itchy skin rash from the antibiotics. Need to do some detox tea and lots of fruits this week. Got some lemon and sparkling water too for treats. That's the plan so I'll check back for accountability!

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Donna- I have been indulging too ( I had wine and watched Hidden figures- both were great)

but the plan for me is to train for the half marathon in May and June. I decided any booze does not go with that so until I run the race I am not having any.
I have been running a little in my walks but am following Hal Higdon's 12 week training- ok well 4 weeks into it but looks like that will be ok.

Today our friend is having a 60th birthday and I am going to enjoy.

Both my birthday- I turn 56 and Mother's day is coming up in May and I usually indulge but I got to thinking that this year I will take May and make it a really healthy month for ME.
I am going SOS free and caffeine free and AF!
Transitioning to it. May 1- af but the the other things slow/avoid and ...
- I will have some birthday cake and indulge in some decadent vegan food on birthday and Mother's day...otherwise going to get super HEALTHY!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi gang, just checking in. Not doing so well on the AF front, so I'm 'fessing up to that. Still working on the getting the life back, so I want to build a plan for myself. I feel pulled in many directions lately so it's easy to get yanked off track. Ah well....

Date night tonight, so wine will be had. Feel like i haven't seen my guy much so it will be nice to relax together.

Zumba & meal planning tomorrow!

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Hi all!

Its been a few days. Been drinking a lot during the day, I sip white wine during the day. Can't do that now, gonna be forced to go AF, no money for nothing.
We have to move to a cheaper apartment, then we have to purge a lot of stuff we have. Makes me nervous, I feel overwhelmed.
I,ve woken up at night too, but I can't just drink 1 glass, but I do eat regularly.

I want to be mod, but I'm gonna have to see therapist. I do take meds for my bi-polar.

Had to vent...
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Way to go! Those all sound like great steps!

That book sounds interesting, I'll have to look for that.

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Safire, I've only been AF the past 2 days but I can already tell it's what my body and mind want right now. Even though sleep is still eluding me somewhat, I just feel better.

In terms of "taking my life back" I went to a Zumba class Sunday and just danced it out. It was great! Oh, and got on the scale to see that I've lost a few pounds. The good side of stress...??

I found a book that I forgot I had, I guess because it was on the Kindle app on my phone. It's called "The Myth of Stress" and it helped a lot, kind of hit a reset button in my mind. Hence the Zumba and easy switch to AF. I'll read more today.

Off to make an avocado omelette and then walk, coffee with a dear friend later, since I'm off today.

Have a good one, friends!

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Hi everyone! I'm around and just realizing I am kind of spread too thin over several teams and even other websites/forums where I post. So I'm not on SP daily right now.

Doing ok, had a few days of drinking beer, feeling fine.

Going to go another long stretch again, I really prefer not drinking now. I think a few slips were inevitable, kind of like just a reminder what that is really like I suppose LOL

Keep pushing, it is so worth it. It is like having a whole new life when booze isn't a big part of it.


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Wishing everyone a good day. A weeks worth of reduced activity and 2 moderation days set me back a bit in weight goal. Next week should be more active.

Hope you find the vegan burger. Wish very one well on goals for today. One day or moment at a time! Need to get some sparkling water for home. Good idea.

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Donna- good sleep is the best! I think you and your man's plan is excellent!


yeah Donna when I had to fill out the additional form CSS profile I actually broke down and cried it was so exhausting and stressful- hang in there!

Sooo anyway. I am off...actually snuck out of bed to get a long walk in. And later I will have to decide to have 1-2 drinks but I really think since I want to get to goal weight NONE is the best choice. Hopefully they will have sparkling water. I never was a diet soda drinker.
Maybe a glass of white wine.
It is a burger place- gourmet burger- ya know the new thing...I guess but looks like the falafel burger is vegan
I will ask my waitress lol

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Dee, glad your eye is better!

Cherie, I've also been turning to more wine lately during this stressful time, but last night and 3 nights ago I lost HOURS of sleep. Last night I woke up at 2am and never went back to sleep. Had a half hour nap this morning, but I'm exhausted and look like crap. A wasted day. I say this because I think us turning to wine to calm us is a big old LIE. If it robs us of sleep, that creates stress and is hard on the body. It's a band-aid solution that doesn't fix "it".

The man and I talked about it today and decided on wine nights to cut back to 1 glass each, if any at all. And white wine only...I do feel a stronger reaction to red.

Gotta clear this hurdle of getting the DD into college, then I'm taking my life back! No more putting myself last.



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Hi all!

Still having a liter a day. Won't be able too for a few days, no money. Also I will have to use my imagination for dinners. My husband said I need to go back to the therapist. I really don't want to go, but I think I need too. I just want him to drink mod with me at dinner for the kind of food we are eating, he said no, just weekends, 2 glasses each.

Just letting you all know whats been happening.

Have a good weekend, Cherie

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Dee- I will look up Karla McLaren. Have not heard of.

Donna- I got some sparkling water - it was on sale. Love all the flavors.

Going to hit the pool today later.

Happy Friday!

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sweats can be related to heavy drinking or premenopause
try sleeping without covers at night
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Cherie, sweats at night? Wine makes me have night sweats real bad even one glass.

WondaWoman, fresh lemon soda sounds so refreshing.

Zip, what you wrote about shame and guilt reminded me of Karla McLaren blog on emotions.

Eye finally showing progress. Managed a few squats, a little stretching and yoga past few days. Dee

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Hi all!

Still tryin, the wine seems to calm me, But doing it during the day, For some reason, that works for me. Not good for my weight and bloated look. The psych gave me a med to help me sleep and its an antidepressant too, but I have to take it during my dinner, at least 350 cals, but then I fall asleep at 9:30, I hate that, miss my shows, but I do sleep all night. I get the sweats real bad too, need more water....Just venting


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Can't seem to find this awesome blog...can you post a link, Em?

Dee, yikes sorry about your eye infection! That sounds so uncomfortable. Hope it's better today.

Well, I ended up taking my man out for a margarita last night, as a thank-you for how supportive he's been during my stressed out craziness. We had a lovely time, so no regrets. Steel cut oats this morning with fresh apple. I have a nice lemon flavored club soda chilling in the fridge for tonight instead of wine. I feel nice and balanced this morning, hope that feeling continues thru the day.

Hope everyone has a great day!

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Awesome blog- Helene wrote about her engagement! Very exciting!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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Donna- about the~ wondering why it is that all of us know WHAT to do, yet we choose not to do it. I've asked myself that question many times. ~

-I think it is just being human. lol

But- we can be aware I think and then aware without shame. I think so many times it is running from discomfort. I think better is better. We just need to reflect and then renounce.
I too have been getting into habits that do not benefit so I intend to do better.

The simple ideas are powerful.

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"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."~Dr.Greger

"Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it's what you do at that moment that determines who you are." David Goggins


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Thx for the welcome WondaWoman

Spent evening in ER, major eye infection migrated to temple, cheeks. ContRast MRI showed it's not behind eye so that's good. IV antibiotics and rest at home with more antibiotics. Lovely.

AF 6 out of 7 with one mod day in between for date night.

Did get out for walk in garden this afternoon and some squats. Lilac coming in and asparagus. Picked and ate raw, yum.

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Hope everyone had a nice Easter. I spent the day recovering from yet another cold...I've had a cold once a month since the beginning of this year! Gonna boost the old immune system so I started apple cider vinegar this morning, back to oil of oregano this afternoon, made some juice, and lots of veg. Going to revisit "This Naked Mind" and cut out wine for a good bit starting today. A short walk here in a minute. Lots of stress, but I simply have to take care of myself.

No more traveling for a while, finished the last college tour this past weekend. The next two weeks my DD along with myself and my ex will decide. Exciting and scary.

Hi and welcome, Dee!

Richard, great that you were able to cut your consumption in half.

Safire, you're rocking it out, girl!

Maureen, that course sounds very interesting. I too have always wondering why it is that all of us know WHAT to do, yet we choose not to do it. I've asked myself that question many times.

Okay off for a walk before my phone appt with a financial aid person. Breathe....breathe.....

Have a great day, all!

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Happy Easter all. emoticon
Have managed to cut back from 2 to 1 bottle of wine each day.
On the weight front.
start weight 367.4 pounds
week 1 jan7 365.2 pounds down 2.2 pounds
week 2 jan14 371.8 pounds up 6.6 pounds
Week 3 Jan 21 364.1 pounds down 3.3 pounds from start of challenge
Week 4 Jan 28 371.8
Week 5 Feb 4 368.5 pounds
Week 6 Feb 11 363 pounds
Week 7 Feb 18 366.3
Week 8 Feb 25 375.1 up 8.8 pounds from last week
Week 9 March 4 368.5 pounds down 6.6ponds from last week but up since start
Week 10 March 11 365.2 pounds
Week 11 March 18 371.8 pounds
Week 12 March 25 365.2 pounds again, shed the previous 6.6 pound increase
week 13 April 1 371.8
week 14 April 8 371.8
Week 15 April 15 366.3 down 5.5 pounds
have been have more soups as meal substitutes and light evening meals lately

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Hi all!

Been fussin online for a couple hours, need too wash my hair, and blow dry it, but I've been sippin. I'll do it after lunch. Haven't done anything at home.

Will have wine hunny at dinner tonite. (with)We smoke weed at nite, he smokes during the day for pain. So he doesn't know I'm sippin.

I want to get off that habit, gaining too much weight, cause the doc said to take it easy. Happy Easter everyone!


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Dee- yes. Sometimes you just gotta fake it till ya make it!

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Zip, I do the same 5 min trick!

Cherie, hope you did ok

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Cherie- I get in a funk sometimes and don't want to walk or move -nothing. Then I just go through it anyhow and it makes me feel better. Sometimes I just tell myself 5 minutes of -something. It is hard though when the brain is saying what is the point. I go inot what I call robot mode and pretend I am not human for awhile then that brings me back to happy human!

Happy Friday all and Happy holiday to those who celebrate it.

~Em~
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