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7/22/17 11:27 P

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hello every one.
(((((HUGS)))))
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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7/22/17 10:07 A

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Donna Jeff the magical trainer sounds very wise. It happens to me every time. You can do it!

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Donna- Your magical trainer is Spot on!!! That is what happened yesterday. Had a few beers then chocolate which I shared with DS. Ate too much..Woke up and remembered I am weighing in today too...I gained 3 pounds that I need to get off. emoticon
ST is very important too!

You can do it!!! emoticon on no vino viNO!

I need to get a good long streak in...

Fridge is still bad and washing machine too- they kinda work which is more frustrating than breaking entirely in a way

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 7/22/2017 (06:51)
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Yikes, bummer about your appliances, Em.

Jeff wants me to be AF till Thursday, measurement day. It'll be tough over the weekend, but I think I can handle it. My guy brought wine home the other night and I didn't have any...which is kinda huge for me. My weight is in the upper 140's, dangerously close to 150, so one bad weekend and I'm above that # again, and I'm NOT going there again! I'm headed to 145 instead!!

"One leads to two, two leads to bad food choices." -- Jeff the Magical Trainer

Cherie, for what it's worth, building strength is great for fighting pain. My right shoulder used to hurt constantly but since I've been training, the pain is totally gone. And no one is more surprised than me!

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7/21/17 10:48 A

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soooo
My appliances seem to be on strike..
dealing with fridge- washer- dryer issues
Toilet downstairs is not flushing.



Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 7/21/2017 (15:02)
~Em~
"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

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."
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7/20/17 10:08 P

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Helene-I think you look beautiful! I'm just throwing that out there. Never forget how strong and special you are.

Richard you are so strong! It really is all about perspective.

Emily power on! I am on this One to two glasses of wine every 4 days.

Cherie did you mean a liter of tea a day? Please take care of yourself.

Take care all. Good night! emoticon


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Happy July 20!
12 more days in July...an even dozen until August...oh my!

AF day 2 for me. Going fr a long streak and also put together my own program I can follow. I like making my own plan. I like the zero down as far as money lol

Anyway- I did get my 3 miler in but have had some appliance issues. They seem to be conspiring to make me perspiring more in the Summer heat! I cleaned out fridge..it can't handle lots of food in Summer and I pulled it away from the wall a bit so not so much heat. I hope to save it from wonky to fail so we do not have to have it fixed. washign machine is also doing some wonky stuff.
Oven has an issue with back burner...BUT anyhow I wrote down my workout schedule and menu and dates and goals...

I am going for it!!!

Cherie - easy foods are the way to go in the heat!

Helene- go for it! 12 more days!!! Dry July....which is kinda funny since alcohol is so dehydrating..

Richard-Your perception is perfect.

~Em~
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7/20/17 1:27 P

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Hi all!

I'm afraid to get on the scales, ever since I had major foot surgery about 5 yrs ago, I've had other surgeries and I was depressed to work out, the wine didn't help.

Last week My husband wants me to stay af from Mon to fri, I've been sneakin and put it in my tea bottle. But I'm down from a liter a day.
Its been so hot, I've been making easy foods
My Pt gave me exercises to do, haven't done them yet, for my back.

So far today I'm dry.

Tryin, Cherie

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emoticon for me. Having it at home definitely makes it harder. Looking to Finish July Dry!!


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7/19/17 6:54 P

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Going into my 3rd day AF today.

Previously if I had alcohol at home, I would drink it.

Now, I have developed the perception that it is for other people, or me if I return to drinking

Cheers Richard



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7/19/17 12:49 P

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Donna- I have seen that expression in my best friends puppy dog eyes when i am off track and on the other hand he is so proud when I raced. Motivational for sure! Sounds like great support.
oh..and Donna Happy Birthday to Benedict Cumberbatch! emoticon

Sounds like a good day to refocus!
Helene- emoticon emoticon

I am on emoticon of a long streak. Taking today to consider 109 days until vacation. Vacation would also just be mod- I don't want to feel like crap.

I need to stay focused on my goals and get to them this year. I have stuff with my eldest and I think kids in their 20's can be stressful and the letting go and yet being there can be harder than other times of parenting.

Hope you all have a wonderful day today. emoticon

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 7/19/2017 (12:57)
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Read your blog Helene...you have such a wonderful spirit and that desire to help and inspire others is such a good thing. Nothing wrong with taking that desire and turning it inward, toward yourself and your girls, for a while. It's just what you have to do now, isn't it? In time your girls will grow beyond this and you can turn that energy back toward others. But I agree that right now this is what needs to be done. You have lots of support and love from me and everyone else here.
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Richard, glad your birthday was fun! Dude, you must have a will of iron to not drink what's in the house....if there's wine here, I'm a goner.

Been happily AF the past couple days, tracking calories, working out. Had to fess up to Jeff the Magical Trainer that I wasn't AF over the weekend....those cute sad eyes of his! I can't take it! Can't disappoint him again! I think I will ask him if I can take a pic of him with his sad-eyes face and keep it on my phone to deter me from drinking. That would TOTALLY work.

My clothes are feeling looser. Forgot how great that feels.

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Hi everyone - been away from my emails and posts again... Posted this blog today - really re-evaluating where I need to focus my attention and let go of things. losedabooze.com/day200-of-2017-re-ev
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I need to shift away from 'da booze and onto my health again! I have put on 20+lbs since April 10th! Crazy how quickly I regain and fell so yuck about it - bloated, unhealthy feeling - so it's not just about the number on the scale but how I feel!

I need to get back to my workouts!!

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7/18/17 1:06 P

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Richard- great plan! Happy you had some carefree bliss and then back to AF emoticon

Donna- I am sorry to hear you had bad news emoticon Let's take a deep breath and do what we need to be healthy!!! emoticon

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7/17/17 7:47 P

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So, to report in.
The day of my Birthday was MOD, not much alcohol over an extended period.
Yesterday was a DD, a couple of bottles of wine over a short time frame.
The MOD day I could have either taken or left alcohol.
Yesterdays DD induced a state of carefree bliss. At the same time I would not have been motivated to undertake any form of activity and certainly would not have been fit to drive if an emergency cropped up.
So, I have decided to go back to be AF to have a continued break from alcohol, help me on my weightloss journey and generally try to improve my motivation and efficiency.

In the next 4-5 months there will be birthday celebrations cropping up for different family members about every 3 weeks.
So there will be plenty of opportunity to have alcohol on those occasions if I choose to do so.
The collection of alcohol, that I have at home will not be touched by me in the meantime.

Cheers and thanks to everyone
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Em...girl, I'm with you. I've backslid the past few days, MOD each day, and I've put a couple back on. Too afraid to get on the scale, but I can tell. Plus a little bad news is adding to the stress.

I simply can't get to where I want to be when I'm MOD more than one day in a row, and more than one drink.

I'm AF all this week, dammit. After Friday, I'll decide if I want ONE on the weekend. Right now I don't.

Breathing........breathing........

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7/17/17 3:35 P

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We had a fun weekend!
2 kids are back home for awhile- oh my can they eat!!! lol

Got some ST in today.


Donna- been thinking about your magical trainer...he may have a point...I am thinking AF will really help me with my workouts. Hydration is sooo important to recover and to avoid fatigue.

I re-evaluated my goals and with vacation in de islands coming up- my goal is to be under 130. 127. My BMI will be 21.1 so I will shoot for that.

I should be able to do that by sticking with it as it is about a pound or less a week.

Less beer more miles.... emoticon

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 7/17/2017 (15:44)
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"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."
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7/16/17 1:56 A

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I hope you had a nice birthday celebration!!!!!
Let us know how it goes!
bizi
((((HUGS)))) 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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7/15/17 7:37 P

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Thanks for the Wishes!


With most things, just a plan of small stepd

Cheers Richard



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Richard you are doing fantastic! Any tips for us? emoticon

Donna so cool that exercise is improving your sleep. emoticon I cherish my sleep.

Emily-You are to funny. Cutting down on chocolate club... emoticon

Helene-When is your next trip? You have a beach body conference coming up right?

Have a great evening everyone!

Bizi-We miss you!



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emoticon Richard!!! Have a wonderful day!

Donna- love it- magical trainer! I could use that or a coach...I am DIY though and figuring out with books and internet info and here too on sparks scheduling in strategic weight training to help me be a better runner.
Looks like 2-3 times a week after a run and more reps and lower weights. I am also going to study the Pilates tapes and get that in as well as take a class at at place nearby...although that may not be for months!

Hard to figure out when to do it all!!!

I totally get the margarita! Yum! But do understand Jeff too.

I got in my easy 4 in the Hanson training program. ..(and it was easy like 11 minute miles) and soon going to do some ST.

DH took DD to train- he is going to visit his sister and then go to the party where I will be going tomorrow to pick him up. Since I am driving I am not going to drink there. ...BUT I am batch cooking today and will probably go down the street and buy some beer...

I only have a 5 miler for tomorrow

BUT- I was going crazy for chocolate emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon the past few days...not instead of drinking but with wine and just because!
. Anyone do that and then sort of get the blues after stopping? Odd....A little is ok but I could not stop.
ok!
Have the BEST Birthday Richard. I bet you feel amazing after all those AF days!

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 7/15/2017 (12:23)
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Early happy birthday wishes to you, Richard! Have fun tomorrow.

Finding all these new muscles working with Jeff the Magical Trainer. Feeling motivated to keep it going, but not going completely AF during. Had a margarita last night, but stopped at one. Jeff doesn't want me to drink at all, but I don't think I want to do that. I'd rather be extremely MOD. Looking at a Zumba class for today to work it off.

Exercise = good sleep! Had a long nap yesterday, then slept 8 hours last night. Dang!

Hope everyone has a swell weekend!

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Today will be 53 days AF

Tomorrows event should be a DD

After That, I will hop on the scales, give myself another fright, then decide which way to continue

Cheers Richard



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Hi!

Congrats Richard!..I goofed yesterday, bought some rum But I did feel better when I was AF For a couple days. I will continue to try to work at it. Wheres Bizi?

Good luck everyone!

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emoticon Richard!


...I think I need to find a cutting down the chocolate team... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Richard - you're more than halfway to the 100 Days that is our challenge! You are doing awesome!! I'm not sure what your plans are but keep doing what you're doing! I bet you feel much better!

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51 days AF today



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Do what feels right for you Richard! Celebrate your AF success too!!

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considering buying some alcohol-free beer for before, during and after my birthday
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Thanks Helene!

And - you are so right just need to let go of what does not serve YOU!

The definition of mod drinking varies widely through the world-cultural norms or medical definitions. So yes- health is so important.

Health also includes having fun with our family. Whatever our choice is- no drinks/drinks/ - for our goals!

I love hearing how great everyone is doing here.

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Yes shifting the focus off alcohol and onto health is a great thing and you truly are doing great! emoticon emoticon

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Better is better!

I don't like overboard at all anymore!

Makes me feel sick and tired and I lose too much. I know I will enjoy a drink now and again and will just stop when feeling buzzy. I felt very dehydrated when having too much. I noticed it more because of running. I could walk after say a day before I had 5-6 beers but running is different ..however a post race or post run beer is refreshing along with plenty of water.

Guess I got old! lol and ya know WISER !- sheesh...finally... ha ha

IF I ever see myself having too many drinks I will stop altogether. I would think it was out of control. For me- I would just say that it is an problem- I would seek help at that point for an alcoholic/alcohol problem/addiction problem...and I think the streaks were making alcohol too much of an emphasis on my health program. Like AF and then kaboom open the flood gates!!!! emoticon

sooo yeah...nah... can't go that route anymore...

You will figure out what works Helene! You got this!

So good we can all go for our goals!!!!!

ok...back to home projects.... I keep taking computer breaks....

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 7/12/2017 (10:57)
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Yes my next 'battle' is to figure out how to 'moderate' when I do allow myself drinks and not go overboard. This is why I've had to limit the 'days' I can drink until I get a handle on that part. Bit by bit - better is better.

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Helene- that is what is so great about sharing on this team so we can all relate some where on the range of human behavior!

I see the streaks and I want to jump in and then when I do I end up drinking MORE at those times I plan to drink. So yes just allowing drinks from time to time is ok and being mindful for me when it might not work.

I have had to go through this process a few times lol but I get it finally!!! emoticon

Wishing YOU an amazing day too! emoticon on subduing and conquering the cravings!!! emoticon

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Yes Em - it's all about finding the formula that works for each of us. If you can have 2 glasses and stop at that then that's fine. For me - I never stop at 1 or 2 which is why I need to just say no for periods of time to get myself back on track.

Today is day 3 in a row and my 6th Day AF for July (so 50% of my days this month are AF). I did struggle with cravings yesterday but stuck to my plan and feel good about that this morning too!

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I think plans don't work for me- but just making choices as they present themselves- I mean around alcohol. I have to schedule in other things...menu planning...running...art...chores..project
s...but yes alcohol free as a project does not work for me.
I congratulate all who have had AF streaks!

When DH brought home wine last night to continue a streak felt...now please do not take this the wrong way...but weird and made me feel like I was an alcoholic- to say no...because to say no had no point (but only to keep a streak...)?...for ME only-
to prove a point?? but why???

I think we all need to find what works- this holiday I overdid because we had family and friends and I was in shock from the race lol I needed a few days of hydration without any alcohol. Got that so on with life....

He is struggling still a little with quitting smoking but doing well with that.

So yep- about 2 glasses of red and feel fine this morning!

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Richard- exactly! Yes- That is what I decided to do. I measured how much coffee I have in my big mug and it comes out to 2 cups and then sometimes I make another cup so 3 cups - to much for me. So- I have a cute little cup and will use that tin the morning and also am going to have it black.

And- also I decided not to have long streak. DH and I are enjoying a bottle of red. Like I have said numerous times before if I enjoy wine/beer/spirits like I do a piece of cake then all is good.
So- that is fine BUT if I am having several drinks- a bottle all to myself of wine or a 6 pack etc... then it is out of hand and not good for me at all.

Have a good evening all!

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coffee is actually good for you
it has anti-oxidants
has been shown to protect the liver from alcohol and generally.
maybe just cut back to a morning 1, like me
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Em & Helene, very inspiring blogs! Wishing you both success in your goals.

Richard, what an awesome streak and I'm sure you'll be back on track post party.

Cherie, keep it up!

WondaWoman, congrats on 140ville!!!

Yesterday and today I'm down for the count, body aches, fever, sore throat, oddly my sinuses are clear and I slept for most of the day yesterday and today. Thinking by tomorrow everything should be on the upswing. At least I hope so.

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Hi all!

Practicing AF. Yesterday Had 1 of those fizzy drinks thats only 5% percent alcohol to taper from weekend. Otherwise AF. I still want to sneak, but I know I need to stay on mon-thurs af. Wanted a beer yesterday, my hunny said its Monday!

As for weight, I'm afraid to get on the scales. I will be eating less cause my dentures hurt. Still not exercising, I used to look good, But now I've been lazy and sleepy. I'm bi-polar so it might be the meds.

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Hi Everyone! I keep getting dropped off the notification for messages (been behind in my emails). After a weekend away back home and one work day I am on vacation but being mindful of getting back to healthier practices. Posted this blog: losedabooze.com/vacation-time/

I scanned some posts - seems like you are all doing great! Keep up the great work!!

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Richard- Happy Almost Birthday. Fantastic work on your streak and weight loss. You got this- and yes I know you will lose it. It may be slower- I too see mine going in smaller increments but we are headed in the right direction! emoticon

Donna! emoticon yay! 140ville! emoticon emoticon emoticon

DS coming home from England Thursday! Can't wait to hear and see pics- have seen some pics. Beautiful! Scholarship paid for seminar! So proud of him!

Things falling in to place here....
And- sorting through clothes
Sizes can be odd- range like crazy when you buy second hand. It was confusing emoticon I have to try on everything. I read some things online

This is about Marilyn Monroe who was the same height as me-but her waist was a 22" possibly - the smallest I ever was was a 23 and then I was a size 4-6 in dresses and size 8 in pants. She also weighed in about 118. So- I guess my goal of 119-123 is ok


As long as my BMI is healthy and I am healthy!

anyhow-the size thing was still confusing me because I was seeing some things around about her being a size 12-
then I read this article:
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and read this:
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These both feature Monroe. I have been seeing images claiming she was a size 12 giving the impression that she was a size 12 according to current measurements.

There was no size 0 in the 1950's

There are also some articles that explain how sizes have changed-
So- if I were in the 1950's my size would be close to a plus size I guess and today I am in size...well anywhere! depending on age of clothing from 6-14- to even some 18's that fit..

my point? I need to try on everything and IF I do buy online be careful.

It can be frustrating! You can't go by sizes but go by what feels right!

I am looking for new running shorts and a top too.

And- my other point is moderating or AF helps you feel better in whatever size you are and that I only want to own clothes that make me happy!

And one other point- take those measurements for NSV too!

and- anyone reading some good fiction??? I am reading a pile of non fiction and ready for a good story.... emoticon

and- my next challenge is to give up coffee...it is just not good for me- decaf is fine although I like cream/half and half and because of environmental and ethical concerns trying to keep to vegan foods... so anyhow today was my last cup emoticon It has to go- just seems to elevate BP and my Mom had high BP...so done with that... although tea is ok. Has enough but not too much . I do tend to make high test as my DH calls it. Fresh beans etc...

Have a Terrific Tuesday! Clean and maybe shop for shorts....

(edited for typos! sheesh)

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emoticon Em & wondawoman.

Thanks Bizi.

Now at 49 days or 7 weeks AF.

Streak will be due to be broken this coming Sunday
Have not formulated a drinking strategy for after this date.
Chances are there will be a massive short-term weight gain.

Originally with being AF weight came off quickly, then shot back up,
After the last 7 week period, now seems to be coming off again.
My eating habits are now more stabilised.
Would like to still lose weight in small increments.
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Hi Dee!

Em, gonna read your blog after I post.

Great job, Richard!

Hey, I broke into 140-VILLE today!!!!!
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Haven't seen that number in SO LONG! Happy Dance!!!!

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Hello Dee!

I wrote a blog-I realized I am back to my starting point for weight loss. When I started here on SP instead of losing I gained 30 and I did not really take pictures but now I will as my passport picture shows a pretty big face! I was surprised and so want to see the changes on what healthy diet and training and being AF will do!
here is the blog if anyone wants to check it out;
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Stopping by to say hey
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emoticon team! Hope you are all having a great weekend!


Richard emoticon and I emoticon about the alcohol as fuel.


Had my last drink on July 6th for some time.
3 days without today- feeling great!

Committed to Hansons marathon training program.
May have a post race beer on the 29th.
Until then AF so going for a 113 day streak.

Trip is getting booked for Anguilla- November. Flier miles and being able to stay with family make it possible. Will be very mod and not go into party mode and throw away my training during vacation.

ok- got stuff to do...bike to beach later for an eve swim!

Have a wonderful Sunday and beautiful week ahead! emoticon

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congratulations richard!
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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46 days AF emoticon
In this time I have lost 7.6 kg's or 16.7 pounds after much cycling up and down

I have heard that alcohol sabotages the benefits of trying to build fitness

The muscles need glucose as a fuel not alcohol.
Alcohol makes others calories to be turned to fat.
This counteracts the muscles ability to store glycogen,(the most immediate muscle fuel)
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emoticon Cheri. Happy belated 4th to you too!

emoticon emoticon emoticon here
Today emoticon of AF streak. AF will help training for the race.
I have a 5K in August and marathon in October. So AF until the 29th of October and then I will see what I want to do...

AND- we are booking trip to Anguilla- and hopefully a day in Puerto Rico- (we honeymooned there)
Trip will be in November. So- I will have to figure out what I want to do drinking wise...but anyhow vacation in November! emoticon emoticon emoticon

hmmm emoticon so I am thinking.. I plan on a nice long AF streak but might start a thread or some place here for a One and Done club- so 1 only at an event. That could really work for me. For ex. vacation time- 1 drink and might be every day of vacation but 1 is really a good way to go for me. If anyone else is interested let me know....I would start the one and done on October 29.

One and done- if more than one I'm through! Of course 1 might mean 2 for a man....

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Hi all!

Happy B-lated 4th. Its was quiet for us. Watched the Macys fireworks! We did drink for 5 days, now I'm af. I think about drinking, but tomorrow is Friday, so we have the weekend. So far I' having a hard time not drinking while on the computer, have to get used to it.

Happy for all you are doing good! Have a nice day!

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Love that video.

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Richard inspirationsl!

My story is not a huge transformation.

MY track and cross country coaches werr the ones who believed in me way back. Not parents- who actually did not buy me sneakers or go see me but coach got running shoes and she even helped at the McDonalds after a meet when I had no cash...so for me it is more a returning to something I love. The coach had noticed my running and got me on the team.

Thanks for the video- so happy for him!

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awesome video!

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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Em,
I dont know what your starting point was but it is reminiscent of that famous video where the fellow goes from using 2 crutches to a cut althlete

Here is a video for all to view

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Way to go, Emily! Love that triumphant picture.

Hope everyone who celebrates had a fun 4th.

Had a very busy long weekend, went off plan a bit and was worried I'd gained, but I actually LOST 2 more pounds! I think I'd been in starvation mode with 1200 calories/day for too long and had plateau'd. Our bodies are so interesting. Anyhoo, happy to see that #.

Back to AF today. Just had steel cut oats with apple, cinnamon and a little honey. Mmm.

Have a great day, everybody!

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aw Bizi- emoticon

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You are my role model emily!
((((HUGS))))
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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Hope all that celebrate the 4th had /are having a happy one! emoticon

Busy crazy with fireworks and parade today and young adults -around fire pit..drinkiing age now ..so interesting!
I went to bed before them lol they had fun. It was a good day....fun.

Now...back to running and eating healthy. This week- will do pilates to get back in shape and running next week

I have to decide between half or full marathon and register soon before price goes up. BUT I have a sponsor!!! so exciting. I just have to wear their shirt....might get to design it too..
Before that a 5K and going to run that for speed.
Did have beers and and drinks yesterday and today. Good time but ready to get back to healthier habits.

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 7/4/2017 (19:58)
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Happy Independence Day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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happy fourth of july!
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Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 7/4/2017 (17:16)
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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