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7/27/16 9:14 P

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hi ms liz,
never going to tell you what to do.
no judgment here.
I have my own demons to abide to.
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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7/27/16 7:10 P

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HI Gals!

Still not AF but I absolutely refuse to beat up on myself (like self-abuse really helps things, right?).

Sam, you have great taste in shows! :-)

Congrats to ALL of us for being open about our struggles. It really helps me, especially since I'm not judged, given unwanted advice, or told what NOT to do. I know all that already; I'm just not always wanting to do the right thing.

Gotta run--company is on the way!


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Well, I have yet to get an AF day in, but I'm being MOD so that's good. Oddly, I don't seem to want to eat much so I'm still losing, at least a little.

I think the not eating is because I've had some upsetting situations at work, and although they are resolved, I seem to be overly anxious in general. Probably also why I am not AF. I know wine isn't the best recourse to help with anxiety but I do resort to it.

Emily/Liz: I'm also a GoT fan. I'm obsessed with the show, probably way too much :-)

Cherie: I hope you feel better!

Bizi: sorry about your friend, hope she is ok.

Oh well, onward and upward!



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7/27/16 10:42 A

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Hi all!

Didn't do so good yesterday, was sippin a lot. Then hunny had to work a lot longer, he was in pain, cranky, I kept my cool, grabbed some more sips...

See therapist and PT today, also have to pick up 4 scripts up at store'.
Didn't sleep good...

It will get better...
Cherie

I was on a medication, with a side affect of weight gain. Doc said I can stop taking it. I,ve cleaned up my eating, am walking, I did this before, I can do this again!
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7/27/16 8:55 A

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emily, I love that cat from facebook!
and the quote.
keep it up!
slept good last night. like waking up clear headed.
need to remember this feeling.
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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7/27/16 5:55 A

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Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino


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"Run when you can,walk if you have to,crawl if you must; just never give up"- Dean Karnazes
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7/27/16 12:06 A

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emily,"shut up and run" love it!
was AF tonight. Did not mean to be but ended up visiting a friend in the hospital she had half of her thyroid removed because of a tumor. pretty sure it is not cancer but sending it off for further analysis. She is my best friend.
Will be AF until friday then aim for 2 drinks.
See if I can do that.
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Cheryl- I agree with Helene. This makes for Doctors thinking as Dr. House says..anyhow- yeah it is hard to treat without all the facts.

Helene- nice design. I have not read that book. I think whatever shines for us. So- if the affirmation works- excellent!
For me just Robin Arzon saying "Shut Up and Run" gives me the clarity I need.oh and btw it is the title of her new book too if anyone is interested.

oh yes- Helene and I will go visit your site. I will check it out.

Liz- I soooo have GoT withdrawals. I did catch the bloopers on youtube. So funny. I can't wait for the meeting too. Steal away- Winter is Coming!

ooops...gotta go

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 7/26/2016 (13:06)
~Emily
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Cheryl - be honest with your therapist if you want to change habits... he/she may have suggestions for you but can't help you if they don't know the whole story.

Em - I modified my logo slightly - with the saying and having the website link - to hopefully eventually have people visit there... Working hard on this 'balance' as I have re-read the book about Eating, Drinking and Overthinking - I need the balance and need to get out of the vicious cycle.

Practicing this affirmation though too...
I recognize that my results and my being are not the same thing, and I reaffirm that I am a good person. I go forward in a spirit of expectation and understand that I cannot know all of what the universe has in store for me, but I will remain open to all things. I am so happy and grateful in knowing that the good, which I desire, is worthy of me. I forgive myself completely and release myself from self-doubt or fear. I move forward with the joyful expectation that I will achieve my goal. I willingly release the thoughts and things that clutter my mind.


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7/26/16 11:04 A

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Hi all!

Not doing too good. Drinking and sneaking the wine for the pain. Its always there. I smoke weed at nite with hunny then the pain is tolerable. He does for pain. But it makes me want to eat and be lazy.... but I just do it at nite. I had planned on going AF all week, its not happening... see therapist tomorrow, what will I tell him??? 3/4 truth.

I was on a medication, with a side affect of weight gain. Doc said I can stop taking it. I,ve cleaned up my eating, am walking, I did this before, I can do this again!
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7/26/16 10:21 A

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today I will be alcohol free too!
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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7/26/16 9:31 A

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Emily - yes, I'm a HUGE GoT fan! The show is easier to follow than the books, and now that HBO is ahead of GRRM, I like it even better. I'm eager for the Jon-and-Dany meeting. I stole your "Winter is Coming" idea and re-used it on my own blog emoticon

Helene - you go, girl! Enjoy your vacay!

Sam - emoticon

I'm off-track again; time to get back on course. My weight loss has stalled since I've been drinking in the evenings again. Today I WILL be AF.

Edited by: MSLIZ56 at: 7/26/2016 (09:34)
~*~ Florida Gal by way of Northeast Ohio ~*~

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Jeepers! I was here about 2 hours ago but post got wonky and blew up
So what I had said was:
Bizi- my DH likes the stouts and porters - Dogfish beers etc and I would not be surprised if Founders ends up in Fridge. Did you have some delicious food with it too?

Helene- emoticon on emoticon and have a wonderful vacation.
What event is on August 6th?
I read your blog about Balance- Mind~Body~Spirit and realized I picked my quotes and they represent those to me:
Mind="Run when you can,walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up" -Dean Karnazes
Body="Peace-Plants"-Rich Roll (he always ends his podcast saying that)
Spirit="Shut Up and RUN"-Robin Arzon (which says it all to me)
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so! with that I wish you all a wonderful July 26! Make it glorious!

~Emily
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7/26/16 6:52 A

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Finally got my emoticon in again - but it was touch and go throughout the evening. Now I'm hoping to keep this going through my vacation week as well so I feel good for my August 6th event.

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7/25/16 11:11 P

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I just finished up a 4 pack of founders porter. delicious!
have a nice night 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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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40 days to my 50th as of today - and really need to get my focus back - just posted a blog and hope to get home tonight and stay AF - and on track with so much stuff I have to do.

Thank you for your non-judgemental support everyone (I must be sounding so here and there of late - hoping some disconnection from technology and reconnecting in nature will help that).

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I intend to be AF today. I will be.

I just realized 6 months from today is Christmas. Hmm, could I be AF till then? Maybe, but right now I'll just be AF for today.

Emily, whew, I love your posts you do so much cool stuff!

Helene, do what you need to do regarding quitting for good, or for a good long time, or even just for as long as you want. Or not. I think talking to your BF is a good start.

Bizi, I can't drink stouts, I wish I could they look inviting.

Cheri-I hope you feel better, it's not good to be in pain :-(

"waves" to everyone else I missed!

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Busy board here - read through quickly - sounds like everyone is doing relatively well.

I had a talk with my bf but then caved in to drinks all weekend - moderate and 'ok' but still - inside 'that feeling of not having control' or being able to say no.

This morning's intentions are to be AF today and truly hoping to be so until my event August 6th even if I am starting my vacation Saturday. I'm going to look at this vacation as a 'retreat' where I need to do a lot of soul searching.

With all the transitions and stuff going on - I really need to find my ground again.

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7/25/16 10:52 A

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Liz!- are you unleashing your inner Khaleesi! Dracarys!
I am in training as Winter is coming and I do not want to let Jon Snow down! lol fellow GOT fan!

I mostly do cardio and if a tri comes my way or a half marathon or longer race- ultras I might do it. Used to race but just not in the mood for it as I guess turning 55 I just don't care about joining in so much and I do lift. I find muscles grow easy- my DS has remarked on that so I need to do some stretching to be able to stay limber
Feels great to lift though! emoticon
Liz- haha if my DH hid ANYTHING!!! I could not stand it I would have to find it!!! emoticon

And- when the kids were little we had to move 2 times a year. Then we moved and were there for 3 years and collected stuff and now here for 10 so YUP! oh yeah th atis why I know to do it now. The house is big enough to have all 4 kids here and us and to do some homeschool years and - lego robotic competition stuff in and now nearing empty nest we know we will be moving somewhere smaller...gotta get the crystal ball ...oh well only have a magic 8 ball that will have to do!

Bizi- not rally a beach so much as a seaweedy bay. I did get my watershoes out though and if we don't have a storm I will wade in. There are also jelly fish emoticon so.... have to be careful emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 7/25/2016 (11:14)
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7/25/16 10:44 A

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emily I forgot that you live by a beach. how nice!
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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that is great liz!
when ever I try a new exercise work out plan I almost always injure myself too.
hate that!
good luck
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Happy Monday, gals!

Emily, you won't be sorry that you started purging your house, if you're planning a move. We started doing that, and by the time we actually decided to move, it made things a lot easier. I wish we had done more!

Bizi, be proud that you got out and got moving!

Didn't abstain last night, but did drink moderately, so I'm pleased with that. DH did me a favor and hid the liquor. We had some wine, but I didn't get out of control. I'm down 5# for the week, which I think is great progress. I'm excited that I went to the gym yesterday and had a fantastic workout on the elliptical. I'm going to re-introduce myself to resistance training, but I'm going to take it slow so I don't burn out or injure myself (my past pattern).

Enjoy life!

Edited by: MSLIZ56 at: 7/25/2016 (10:28)
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Bizi- yeah bugs can be a pain but good on you for getting out! Sounds like a nice day.

DS made some lemon cookies for return of DH and eldest and so the cookies were so good!!! I gotta take a break from the sweets.
I'm taking a little rest day from exercise. I did not get the bike ride in yesterday after my run and walk but I am listening to my body.
I have some things I have to go pick up and then a writing lesson to do and some other stuff.
Some more cooking.
Filling up contractor bags with junk...getting prepared to move in a few years to a place unknown! emoticon
I am going to walk to the beach though and go in later on emoticon emoticon

Hope you all have a great day! emoticon

~Emily
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In the heat of the day.
We went hiking at a state park an hour away north ofus.
Chicot state park.
we "hiked" for about an hour or 45 minutes. up hill and down hill....
It was full of spiders webs that hubby was freaking out about and mosquitoes and house flies...not fun.
but it was activity. then we drove to the end of the park where there was a pier and we walked that and tried to feed aliigator but he did not like sunflower seeds.
lol
so we drove home then met a family to eat supper.
had a nice time.
bizi

Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 7/24/2016 (20:34)
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Didn't do so great at our party last night; hubby brought home vodka and spiced rum "for our guests" and I indulged. Not crazy like I have in the past, but more than I wanted to.

I hit the gym today for the first time in months! I feel really good about that.

Have a great week, everyone!

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Bizi- emoticon back!!
Set out to walk and this very funny runner who always has something cute and uplifting to say was out and so I ended up running 2.6 miles of the 6 miles and was able to do the 6 in 70 minutes!!1 I am happy with that.
I have housecleaning and some cooking and then later on I will take another 18.5 mile bike ride.

AND Bizi- you are so right about what you said. It is our work to be done.
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Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 7/24/2016 (11:18)
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Good morning emily!
Congratulations my friend in showing restraint or determination or what ever you want to call it.
yes this alcohol consumption or not is truly an internal battle that we deal within ourselves.
Our support one can help, but ultimately it is our responsibility.
It is our work to be done.
((((HUGS))))
You can be very happy with your activity levels!
I live a sedentary life style. not good.
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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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Bizi- that is wonderful about the organ donation- 4 lives. Incredible. Founder's Porter sounds like something my DH would like. He keeps that kind of beer around as they are heavy duty and would not be able to drink all 6 of them at one sitting for sure!

Wonda-very smart to know what/ who you are dealing with and protect your DD! emoticon Not easy but you are doing the best thing!

So- off soon to walk/run- wog??? lol 6 miles. Yesterday I di dthe 18.5 mile bike in 90 minutes so happy with that.
The reunion was great as is waking up today to the sun rising and my head clear. Headed out to walk/run.
The family reunion WAS overwhelming- met some that flew in from Ireland. I walked up to the bar and ordered a coke with plenty of ice. Put it on the table and went to the bathroom and when I returned it was funny though as my siblings were wondering what I was drinking since I don't drink soda but told them it was a treat when I did not drink alcohol. I did not get into "it" with them. No need to. Anyhow switched to water after that and yes a nice time.

No talk about me giving up anything. I don't actually feel that way anyway and it was not the time for a discussion like that.

My siblings were having their usual beer and wine and when my brother got his wife a glass of white wine- cold it did look refreshing but then I thought of how it actually tasted and how it makes me feel and that it would make me want more if I drank one and I thought NO- nope not going to go down that road! Bit it only took a few seconds and no one at the table saw that. It all went on in my head and then I took an ice cube out of my drink and chomped down on that.

And no one there as far as I could tell was drinking a lot of booze anyhow- there were some drinking martinis and getting a bit of a buzz but nothing crazy although since my sibs left fairly early I did too. We had been there for 3 hours so who knows maybe after that it got raucous!

..oh and on the way back home I bought some organic lemonade and seltzer a bottle of root beer from wholefoods- my son was so happy to see that in the fridge. There would have been a time I would have bought wine/beer to take home after that event as I would have only been able to have one or 2 beers/glasses of wine since I had to drive myself to and from the event
Yep- I would have thought oh it is time to chill out at home with a 6 pack and watcha movie.
I did actually watch a movie and I had chocolate ice cream. The food at the reunion was not that healthy and I had a brownie there.
BUT- today a smoothie and then a veggie omelette for lunch and supper is chile and rice and collard greens and corn on the cob.
There is still a can of beer here and when DH comes home he will be shocked/happy lol It is low alcohol but I am not interested www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/37
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And it is great to have some refreshing drinks in there. Best one is water though! emoticon Drink up! It's hot out there!!! emoticon

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hi wonderwoman!
You sound good!
and busy.
thank you for stopping by. HOpe you have a nice sunday!
bizi

I had one beer tonight and stopped before 9pm my new cut off time.
I went to several stores to get some items coffee, coconut milk, creamer
fruit, grapeseed oil for cooking, 6 pack of my favorite beer right now:
Founders porter. Yum!
I also bought some organic luncheon meat applegate farms and some sausages and some frozen vegitarian chili.
I worked today out of town. had lunch at mcdonalds, grilled chicken patty, milk and oatmeal it was delicious. I work out of town once a month on a saturday at a retirement home.

I raced back to town to go to a memorial service for a sweet woman friend of mine who died suddenly of a massive stroke. She was only 60 years old.
I saw her son and gave him a hug and then hugged her good friend...it is so hard to know what to say. I hate services. She told me lisa was an organ donor and that they were able to use 4 organs to save lives. That is wonderful.
Lisa had recently been retired and had a new 2nd husband. They were so happy together and loved by all.
It is still a shock thinking she is gone.
Life is precious. kiss your loved ones everyday.

Dinner was late cause jeff took a nap. He was hung over from last night.
and I went shopping to pick up things. so we didnot eat until 8pm.
WE had a grilled pork chops and a big bowl of lentil spinach soup from the health food store which I added lemon and hot sauce because it needed something.
Sorry for rambling.
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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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Hi everyone! Quick check-in. As you know, my current job is crazy and there's so little free time.

Helene, you have my complete support. You may not feel it, but you sound really strong.

Liz, hello and welcome!

Emily, congrats on your streak!

Bizi, I'm in a similar place. At my max weight and feeling slightly out of control.

Reason why, it's college application time and my ex is an insane narcissist. I've discovered I can't really rely on him at all. I'd considered transferring ownership of her college savings acct to him but NO WAY....I don't trust him not to raid it. We had an in-person chat a few nights ago (those are very rare) and I'm proud of myself for keeping it together, but felt the PTSD the next day at work (cried....sheesh) and am retooling my whole plan.

Feels good to take control back. I was feeling spread too thinly, so postponed some "life" things to be more present for what's on the table now. I now hope to apply some control to my food/wine intake. Feeling so bloated and achey.

We can do this! All of us!

Till later....have a great weekend.

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Hi all!
I bought some again, I have to get back on track with my AF during the week like I was doing. Didn't sleep good the last 2 nites, partially because of drinking the wine, i can't sleep the whole nite thru. and because I hurt. Did too much this morning, I swept patio a bit, and I had to wash my hair and blow it. Shoulder hurting now. Its driving me nuts that I can't vacuum. Hunny's back is out too, so he can't either.

Hang on everyone, we all have to do what we know.

Cherie

I was on a medication, with a side affect of weight gain. Doc said I can stop taking it. I,ve cleaned up my eating, am walking, I did this before, I can do this again!
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Helene, my thoughts will be with you. It's scary facing those moments, but I'm happy that you've decided to advocate for yourself. I hope all goes well with telling the BF.

I drank last night; went out to dinner and had a glass (9 oz carafe). After we got home from dinner, Hubby ran out and got two bottles of wine, which we finished off. We "ration" ourselves that way. Weird, eh? This morning I feel like crap, which is a good thing; it makes me remember why I don't want to drink.

Funny thing, though, I'm not beating up on myself like I usually do. I'm just kinda shrugging my shoulders and picking up where I left off. The O'Douls is in the fridge :-)


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I am seriously thinking of having a BIG talk with my bf - about me really needing to completely STOP drinking - it's been a horrible week for me. Arguing with my oldest daughter as I hoped to get her in to see a doctor sooner than later and she refused. I'm just so frustrated and turned to drinks and it just doesn't make anything better. If anything I feel terrible - I was sick from work yesterday - migraine but really stress related.

So today is my LAST day for drinks - as I will share with my bf... I'm coming out for the first time to someone other than this group about how serious this is and how it's really messing up all of my goals.

I'm done with the struggle - no matter what is coming up - I need to be without booze for a long while - maybe for good. Tired or re-affirming this and seriously - coming up on a half century - it's time to take responsibility for my own happiness - without BOOZE.

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Liz- I like the metaphor- it is true. Life is struggle.

Family reunion today- got a nice colorful dress to wear- no need to buy anything new. Will be interesting not drinking!

Off to bike- got an 18.5 mile route ahead emoticon emoticon before the heat hits!!! emoticon

Have an emoticon Saturday Team!

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Emily--So happy for you! You sound really positive.

Cherie--hang in there. PT is kind of a metaphor for life, I think: sometimes we have to hurt more before we feel better.

Bizi--Yes, O'Douls! Thanks for the suggestion; what a great idea! I had totally forgotten about that option. I'm not much of a beer drinker (red wine and vodka are my downfall) but I can definitely make use of it this weekend.

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Hi all!

Goofed up again yesterday, snuck,Bought wine, put in my purse, then put the other one in my sports bottle. Drank some in car, fortuntely I just live around the corner. Like bizi, I'm think my Bi-polar is out of whack too. The trip, no routine, then the pain, crying the last 2 days, eating at night too much. Wearing stretchy waistbands, can't wear zippers in anything....

I have Pt today, so my drinking will be limited.

Glad for those who have been staying AF. Congrats!

Cherie

I was on a medication, with a side affect of weight gain. Doc said I can stop taking it. I,ve cleaned up my eating, am walking, I did this before, I can do this again!
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abdouls...sorry is a non alcoholic beer. there are others too. Not sure if that is how you spell it.
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Bizi, what is "abdols"?

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hey liz! congratulations on your AF streak!
Yes it does feel good to be in control.
Good luck at your party, have plenty of AF drinks available, even some abdols if that works for you.

Have a great weekend all.
Thanks emily...I so value your support.
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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I love that this place is a "No Judgment Zone"! I've had an off-and-on relationship with booze for many years. While the negative consequences haven't been awful--other than an extra 60 pounds--I truly dislike the part of my psyche that chooses numbness (alcohol and food) when things get tough or boring. I'd much rather cope in healthier ways. I'm getting better at that.

Bizi, I hear your pain and confusion. Hang in there. I admire your choices around safety, like choosing not to drive.

Thanks everyone for making me feel welcome! AF day 6 here; happy about that!

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Yep! We are here to support each other through it all and to encourage each other to make choices to be happy.
We could post here that we drank tons of alcohol (and there would be no judgement)- had a great time partying but need to stop(for a little while or in my case I chose totally) to lose weight or gain energy awesome!!!OR was even just happy to have had a good time and so be it... But I think we all get concerned if we get sad about it or it interferes with quality of life.
We want you to be happy Bizi. Sounds like you are seeking how to make that happen.
I am here. I am hearing you- I don't know what steps as I think only you know:
setting up times when you can drink or what moderation looks like for you and how to get bipolar in control...those things are beyond my scope here online and of course because I am not an MD too BUT I can listen. I can give you a virtual hug. I can hope you find what balance you are looking for. Sometimes we want the fun ride too. We have to be careful then. emoticon

ok- off to quick workout
Back to coffee- just one- I can control that! lol
get stuff ready for carpenter
off to see friend to do the calendar project and hope to get a walk in later-
reading this- very good www.amazon.com/Every-Patient-Tells-S
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Hope you all have a wonderful day!
I am 2 weeks AF today- feeling groovy. emoticon
btw one of the reasons I made for abstaining is this- this is what is considered moderate drinking and I would guess though if you are at a social thing you could have a few more if you are not driving- but anyway I don't fit that. If I am at something too I actually prefer other things for my liquid calories like moxie or a ginger beer or iced tea and I had to say that is ok- just because I am grown up dos not mean I have to have the alcoholic drink
so yeah here is the link. It kind of explains to mewhy a mod drinker would live longer because the 1 drink almost because a ritual. A time out- kind of a meditation if that makes sense which we all need - but does not need to involve booze
www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/ove
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and 1 drink?? for me it is why even freaking bother???? emoticon make mine water
BUT again- we all need to make our choices for a full life an d here we are here to hear and to support

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I seriously think my bipolar is out of whack.
Too much eating, drinking, being on the internet....
The last time I was hypomanic I drank for 5 weeks straight. then was able to not drink for a month. I was in better control.
I have been dealing with alcohol issues for about 3 years. I know that I want to be a moderate drinker but am not sure I can do that. I usually end up binging. 5 or more drinks in a setting.
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Thanks for the support.
You ladies are so helpful.
I confessed to jeff this morning that I have sneaked drinks before he got home.
A big 32 ounce "white russian" with ever clear. Drank it in no time right before he came home. I drank one of his IPA'S the night before and I don't even like them!
I don't drink and drive anymore....
Yesterday i decided that I would go to whole foods and have dinner there and drinks as jeff was having dinner out with friends. He would pick me up afterward and then we would go get my car in the morning....I have a pact with one of the bar tenders there. Donna. I wrote out a note saying that I wanted her to not serve me any more than 2 beers. So before going into the bar I had picked up a 500ml of wine bottle. I did not know if she was working or not so I drank the entire bottle of wine in minutes flat out in my car, before going in. She was working and it was steak night so I had a big steak and baked potato with butter and sour cream and some spinach I finished the entire meal , even the skin of the potato! And then had a piece of chantilly cake. I had 2 1/2 pints of beer, one of which was a strong ipa same one as last night that I only drank half of and gave the rest to my hubby who enjoyed it. I only drank it because it was on special and it had a high percentage alcohol content, would get a buzz quicker.
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My scrub pants are so tight....You should not be able to see a bulging panty line...how embarrassing..... emoticon

I am a mess....
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Hi all!
Trip to Mich. was great, tiring visiting everyone. Wine every nite, which I had planned on. Fairly mod.
I'm in a lot of pain from my shoulder, I have a small tear and a very arthritic rotator cuff. I cried at PT. I broke down, bought wine, snuck it in the house, my hunny would have gotten mad cause we are broke after the trip, I used CC card. Been crying... tired.
Only had a glass today, thats all I have left.

I know, I know...Called psych for some help for the depression.
I'm hangin on

Everyone, don't beat yourself up, I was, we are human...

Cherie

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emoticon Liz- yes- do what you need to do for you!

Bizi- love that song and that was a great performance! Whats up? You ok???

Helene-sounds like you had a nice evening and I hope you have a great day!

That goes for everybody!

~Emily
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Of course - you do what works for you! We support and encourage you in YOUR goals!

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Thanks for the warm welcome! emoticon

AF day 5, but I don't like counting because I start to feel (a)pressured and (b)entitled to a "break" LOL.

So far so good, but we are hosting a party Saturday

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Why Bizi? What's going on?

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I am a mess.....


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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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emoticon Liz!

Alcohol was for me a crutch during difficult times and is still at times - and with it came the emotional eating. This board and the members are wonderful! Keep posting daily!

My attempt to day 1 AF bombed... I ended up going to my bf's place and we went out for dinner and I didn't even hesitate and ordered a tall cold draft - and then at home had a couple more drinks before going to bed.

My energy levels are so out of whack still - my stats for this month are now even at 50/50 between AF and MOD days - so plan today ... leave work early (work through lunch) and go turn on the AC and close the windows (I ended up sleeping out at the bf's place) and hopefully find energy to workout and stay on track ... NEED THIS emoticon again and want to make sure that I finish the month with more AF days than MOD days.

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discovernewz.com/she-began-singing-r
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see if this works....
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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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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HI Liz! Welcome. I think you will like it here. Very supportive.

Helene I so relate! I will try to finish July AF with you. We can hold each other accountable if you want. My vacation is the 29th too. I will try to make it till then. It's quitting time at work for me right now. I'm too tired to want booze. Plus, it isn't easy to acquire. I will not place a wine.com order till at least September. Sounds good any way....

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Hi - new here! AF day 4.

This Team fits my goals; I want to cut back but not necessarily abstain. I went through a family tragedy and gained 60 pounds, largely (pardon the pun) due to alcohol calories and "eating" my emotions. I'm doing better now, but have to undo the damage I've done to my body! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all! -Liz

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Sam - here's to trying for emoticon today ... I should say here's to MAKING IT instead of trying. I'm fine until I get home ... so I need to get busy with other stuff.

What set me off yesterday was not huge - I was all set to get my workout done and then my DD asked for a ride and I got frustrated because I told her I can't at the drop of a hat cater to her wishes for me to taxi her around. That mood stayed with me and I didn't even feel like doing my workout I was so upset (this is ongoing stuff where I find my kids just take and take and don't treat me well). I stood my ground and then felt bad.

Then I remembered I had some alcohol left in the house and I caved in. This morning I dumped the rest of the wine down the sink and got rid of the empties in the recycling.

Aiming to finish JULY without any alcohol - even though I begin my 'vacation' after work on July 29th.

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HI al. Well I didn't stick to my weekend goal of losing a pound. I had such a fantastic week last week then Jerry came home Friday and said he had a present for me. We live 30 minutes from town and he was in town so I knew he bought me tequila. Dang it. I had 2 corona and shots Friday night which led to me thinking Saturday night was party night too. Last night my daughter came home after traveling and we had a few glasses of wine together. That means a bad night sleep. Today I'm licking my wounds and getting back to tracking my food and exercising. I was on a roll and had a small slip. I don't want to say I'm quitting drinking but I am not drinking during the work week. I felt good last week.

Make it a good day.



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Bizi- dunno why but it is says it is not available?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-vN
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This will make you smile this morning!
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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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Sam- better is better! (thanks again Bizi)
and no- time was flying so I ended up walking a 4 miler- well kinda because I knew it was getting late I ran some of it - and again better is better. I'm trying to run over a mile- getting there
AND my DH ;eft 3 beers in the fridge which I ma very glad about because:
he did not drink it all
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they are there and I was wanting the alcohol in the house challenge.
Water is better- esp after a run/walk- wog. emoticon
make today awesome- I am finally getting back to finishing up an online writing course....

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Well, I didn't make yesterday my Day 1. Although I keep the drinking to a minimum, so pleased about that. I really do need to make a plan and stick to it!

Emily--good for you for getting out on the bike before the heat strikes! I've resorted to using my treadmill instead of running outside until it gets cooler.



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emoticon back Bizi!

Sam- yes day 1 can be hard sometimes and sometimes it is like oh yeah I know this one.

Helene-yep! DH had a few last night. And I have a really good sense of smell. Stinky.Turn off. BUT all I can do right now is to do what I need to do.
(oh and.. there really is only one member I have seen that is judgmental- I think she is trying to help but yeah I get it)

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Even dozen today!

off on bike before it gets too hot....

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Thank you emily!
(((((HUGS))))
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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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Starting down the AF path is tricky but once you do get that 1st AF day, it's so much easier from there.

Don't be too hard on yourself--you've done really well this year.

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Yes well my issue has to do with not having it in the house (and there's some left now that is calling my name). Not sure if I will make it today for Day 1... So frustrating.

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I'm similar to you, Helene, that I too don't really want to give up booze totally.

But I do not want to drink daily either so, going to use the moderation mgmt tools to work on my consumption.
Right now, I'm no longer going to drink during the week and no drinking at home, alone. That will curtail much of it.

I'm going to take those steps and then re-assess where I'm at. I figure, I would eat ice cream everyday as well if I let myself, why should alcohol be any different? Self control is self control.

We'll see how that works :-)




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Yes - I have improved ... and recognize that. Just blogged a bit more on my Wordpress about this specifically (as I don't post to SP when it's more about the alcohol outside of this team as I'm not up to judgement). losedabooze.wordpress.com/2016/07/19
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Helene- also you did have many great AF streaks too. emoticon You are strong! Better is better- love that Bizi posted that emoticon

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Thanks Emily and if I'm honest - I've had enough of alcohol and the issues it has brought on in my life. Going into a new relationship - being AF and watching my guy have a few too many is a big turn off.

I'm going through the life stuff with my kids and honestly better off sober to deal with the crises as they come up.

I guess I need to get past worrying what others will say, think or hopefully get past the point where people will 'egg' me on to have drinks with them. Taking it moment by moment but just coming back from a walk with my colleague who herself is debating the issue after having a fall and not remembering how it happened... it's so NOT uncommon this internal battle to drink or not drink.

Kudos to you for making the decision! I hope to find my path and way soon too!

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Helene- you will find what will work for you.

for me though I am not wondering anymore. I mean I have had enough for a lifetime so my drinking booze is over. I have a family reunion. I have an anniversary coming up - but no need to drink.
I also am going through some crap here that is stressful about my Dad and a bunch of other things...ya know life! lol- but I am fine without booze.

BUT
yes you find you- you find what works for you. I know you will!



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The sneak peak was good - it's fun and takes some coordination but she starts with 15mins of showing you the moves before you get into the actual workout. You sure do sweat and it doesn't really feel like working out because it's dancing.

Sam - I'm with you to back to DAY 1 - which coincides with me doing another 3 Day Refresh. I agree that it's really too easy to slip back to the daily habit which I really can't tolerate in my life anymore. My moods are low - because of life stuff - and the booze and knowing that I'm 'caving' and not following my health plan adds to the guilt and YUCK feelings!

Time to shake that off and get back to it.

Emily - like you I wonder if I just shouldn't give up alcohol for good - I wonder if I CAN even do it. I've pulled out my books (I have so many of them) and need to read them from start to finish ... and get through the next while without any booze.

I have 3 events where I 'doubt' my ability to stay AF - first when I have the week off the first week of August, second when I have people coming to visit the weekend of August 19th for the fair and then my 50th Birthday in September. The battle in my head is - do I want to spend the next half century of my life debating this issue of whether or not I can manage to drink at healthy levels.

Sure I did well and didn't drink for 19 days in a row (30 days in May) but then I fall back to the binge drinking patterns - it's never just one or two. The first book I ever read - https://www.amazon.com/Responsible-D
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said that if you can't moderate then you likely should just abstain. I believe I'm nearing that crossroad.

My confidence level is down because when I fall back to these patterns - I feel like I can't reach my goals - yet in comparison - when I have been AF - I feel like I can conquer anything! That in of itself should be all the proof I need about my decision to stay AF more!



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Bizi- hope you get the sleep you need tonight! emoticon

Sam- emoticon

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no emily he did notknow....
we went out for monday $1 margaritas and mexican food....
I ate too much and dranks too much and had a hard time sleeping...2 nights in a row.
sigh
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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Hi:
Day 1 AF for me. Need to get back to not drinking daily, I hate doing that. It's so easy to fall back into the habit though, and so hard to break. I tossed the rest of the wine I had open last night so that's gone from the house.

Need to fill that "drinking time" with something else.

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Helene- how was the sneak peek?

Bizi-I forgot about the drive thru daquiris? oh my!- did you tell Jeff about the white russian?

Tuesday is here. I can catch up after being gone all day yesterday. Was a busy day yesterday.
Another hot one today.


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I went to a drive thru daquiri hut and ordered a frozen white russian one to go. The large ones are 32 ounces! I snuck it home and drank it all before jeff pulled up so he did not know that I drank the whole thing. sigh
This my friends is a bad sign.
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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7/18/16 1:13 P

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Sorry I've been MIA - went off the grid dealing with some of my daughter's crises (my oldest one) and dealing with my younger daughter's MOODS. I swear I'm going to need a medal to say I've survived two daughters with mental health issues - but then again I can't wear it or share it publicly - but I know here it's safe.

I have been drinking and eating - to cope (so bad I know but I honestly just needed to check out). I know it won't solve my problems - and with every 'new' day I say today I'll get back to being AF - and this morning - no doubt I was thinking it, but now as quitting time is nearing - I'm thinking of the leftover booze at home and how I will enjoy it...

But first I'm going to do this - I'm going to do the 'FREE' sneak peak workout "Country Heat" and see how that shifts my mood. I've not eating too badly today and will have my Shakeology after my workout.

I need to get that DAY 1 back under my belt and with 2 weeks left in the month - I have to turn this around!

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7/18/16 7:04 A

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Taking sister to my Dad. Packing myself a lunch- bringing extra salad for her.

Hoping to jump in the bay later on

~Emily
"Run when you can,walk if you have to,crawl if you must; just never give up"- Dean Karnazes
"Peace. Plants."- Rich Roll
"Shut Up and RUN"-Robin Arzon


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7/16/16 6:41 P

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seems to be hot alot these days.
bizi 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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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7/16/16 12:57 P

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oh..and I lurve Jeff Goldblum!!! Tall dark and weird! that is my type emoticon

~Emily
"Run when you can,walk if you have to,crawl if you must; just never give up"- Dean Karnazes
"Peace. Plants."- Rich Roll
"Shut Up and RUN"-Robin Arzon


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7/16/16 12:56 P

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Cool!
They have it at the library. I am going to go check it out. Iron and drink Iced tea- hot here!
Got my ride in. I am glad I did it but it was not as easy as it is sometimes- legs were a bit wobbly emoticon emoticon emoticon
Gonna make some iced tea of some kind

~Emily
"Run when you can,walk if you have to,crawl if you must; just never give up"- Dean Karnazes
"Peace. Plants."- Rich Roll
"Shut Up and RUN"-Robin Arzon


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7/16/16 10:09 A

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hi emily,
Will smith and jeff goldbloom....awesome!!!!!
have a great weekend!
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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7/16/16 7:59 A

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Bizi-
How old ? what movie is it- I need one to watch when I do weekly ironing otherwise might rewatch season 6 of GOT

40's music? sounds fun.

I am going off later on my bike than I thought but I needed sleep- 18.5 mile bike route today. Building up for the 30 that takes me into city.

Stretch- chores -gotta finish King's Joyland- good book I am just so tuckered out at end of day

Happy Saturday all! emoticon

~Emily
"Run when you can,walk if you have to,crawl if you must; just never give up"- Dean Karnazes
"Peace. Plants."- Rich Roll
"Shut Up and RUN"-Robin Arzon


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7/16/16 1:42 A

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Had many beers tonight.
did not eat too bad though.
came home and watched the wonderful old "Independence Day" movie.
It was great.
I always cry during the movie.
The president is such an inspiration....with his speech to the whole world.
It is awesome!!!!!
I have to work tomorrow.
wondering if my girl friend will want to go to the dance tomorrow night with her hubby.
Jeff plays with the sky liners big band music.
I have not been in a long time.
20 piece band, 40's music.
Alarm is set for 8....
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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7/15/16 1:30 P

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I have a 142 sticks of butter to go! emoticon lol
ghee lol

~Emily
"Run when you can,walk if you have to,crawl if you must; just never give up"- Dean Karnazes
"Peace. Plants."- Rich Roll
"Shut Up and RUN"-Robin Arzon


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7/15/16 10:28 A

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thanks emily, we can do this!
one pound = 4 sticks of butter!!!!!
every pound lost takes us closer to our goals!
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, 9-16-14=147, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-21-15=142.5, 5-22-15=139.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 10-5-15=141, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150. Happiness is a decision!


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