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Cherie- emoticon emoticon

Bizi- I have never been there- let us know how it going. Always love to hear your adventures

Donna- I have some of the mag powder- thanks for the reminder!

A bit of passive aggressive behavior going on and I need to step in to make sure my Dad gets taken care of. Perhaps it could just be differing opinions...will figure it out this morning...

no run today in such blustery weather...and sad to see some recycling get blown about... still much better here and am grateful again in-laws are around instead of near the hurricanes...

and I found this article which is giving me pause.
www.drfuhrman.com/learn/library/arti
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es/116/even-a-small-amount-of-alcohoR>l-increases-breast-cancer-risk

-basically states there are no health reasons to drink alcohol...although I think perhaps a very small amount socially may be ok and is what I seem to come back to again and again...
I am 56! I feel like maybe I have done enough of too much...just thinking!

Anyhow 30 days without before race sounds good. I may even start before taht and maybe not have a post race beer...

lots of dot dot dots... lol...

~Em~

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Cherie, you are on FIRE! You sound so happy and healthy.

Bizi, you too! Way to go! Inspiring!

I'm gonna do a weekend push to drop 1.5 lbs by Tuesday, my next weigh-in/measuring day with Jeff. Gonna hit my goal in R'October! Woohoo!

Been AF the past couple nights...that plus exercise and having my magnesium drink before bedtime has given me the best sleeps...

Goal: to crave good sleep more than wine.

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Hi all!

I'm down 5 pounds. Yea! water...not eating as much, gonna exercise today, I'm flabby from all the physical things I've had to go thru. Getting back on track.

Good luck everyone with your personal goals!

Cherie

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9/20/17 2:09 P

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Anyone been to hot springs arkansas? I am going in a week!
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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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IAMBIZI's Photo IAMBIZI Posts: 5,270
9/20/17 9:06 A

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174.1 down 6 pounds in 2 weeks. some of it has to be fat loss!
have a good day yall!
bizi

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

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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9/19/17 8:39 P

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So happy you had a nice visit Cherie. You sound much happier and healthier!! Good for you!

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Hi all!

Had a wonderful weekend up in Mi. Had a surprise, my oldest daughter flew in from Cal. with my grandaughter. I hadn't seen them in 2 yrs. It was both of my grandaughters birthdays. Had a great dinner, my son barbecued steaks, wine, lots of food. It was an awesome weekend. My son has a big house so we all were able to sleep there.
I'll be AF till friday. I've been changing my attitude towards the type of drinking I was doing before. I didn't buy any or sneaking. I feel so much better. I think I've lost some pounds.
I too went shopping to buy strech jeans and a couple blouses. also a pair of flats to wear with slim leggings. All my tops are long to hide this spare tire I have around me. I'm over a lot of my depression so I think I have a grip on drinking and eating.

Have a good day!

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That's awesome ladies! I'm going through the lessons day by day even though I am ahead (Day 17 today). My name there is LoseDaBooze emoticon

Today I'm fasting and drinking lots of fluids... including my favorite green teas!


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Thanks Helene- I am going to do the 30 day experiment starting on 9/29. That will work realy well with training!

Richard- I mostly use frozen okra and add to soups but have made fried and breaded okra which I like with hot sauce! Some do not like the consistency.

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I'm going to start day 1 of the experiment today. Thanks for posting the link.

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I have known about okra for over 45 years
but never have tried it
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Hi everyone,

Thank you all for the tips and advice. I did have some wine over the weekend - I was so fed up of not being able to sleep. I'm taking on board all your advice though and going to try again this week with a bit of tweaking! Going to be difficult later in the week as I have a friend visiting for a few days and we always have some wine. Plus we're going to a gig on Friday.

I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

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If anyone is interested in doing a 30 day AF Experiment - check this out - created by Annie Grace (author of This Naked Mind). I just signed up - on day 16 AF but doing day 1 of the experiment as of today. www.alcoholexperiment.com

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Bizi- I am the only one in my family that likes okra. Some day I hope to taste a New Orleans gumbo!

DH is taking DS to airport. It is always sad to see them go although I can switch out of mother mode. Will see him for Winter Holidays

Next year will be his senior year and I need to put together renting a house for a family gathering to celebrate and to party for a week. I hope in- laws will make it and his sibs. I was thinking 3 days but MIL is thinking a week...it all goes by so fast!

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"If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner." —Unknown

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."
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9/17/17 11:37 P

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Yes we had a great time, gumbo came out wonderful.
Glad to see you are doing well.
(((((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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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I hope your dinner party went well Bizi!!

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We are having a dinner party tonight.
I made gumbo( a sort of soup), chicken and sausage, and tasso which is delicious smoked pork. It really added flavor to my gumbo and tastes great.
There will 10 of us eventually. 2 guys are watching the broncos play at a bar and there was a rain delay due to lightening. So they will be late.
My friend Melissa is bringing deviled eggs and cookies. yum!
I asked sue and nell to bring some thing green. Lucus is bringing potato salad.
My social anxiety has returned so I have been drinking a bit. The gumbo has been cooking for hours. So it is getting thicker which I like. It is a little spicy but not to much.
I have about 20 minutes before some people arrive. I think we will eat at 6;30...at 6pm I need to start the rice. I use a rice cooker and makes it easy.
I set the table for 6 and the living room up with a couple of tv trays. So we will all fit in there.
It has been years since I had a dinner party. and since I have made gumbo. So it is special. I really wanted it to be good.

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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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I have my 2 weeks in now AF - now I just need to fine tune my nutrition so my weight can start shifting... losedabooze.com/two-weeks-completed/

Here's to Cutting Down the Booze and ramping up healthier eating and continue with my workouts. Wishing you all a great last weekend of Summer and great week ahead!



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At the BBQ. I ate too much and drank too much.
Kabobs: chicken, sausage, tomatoes, onions, peppers, tator tots, salad, apple pie. Delish!
oh well there is always tomorrow.
Have to make this work for the long haul.
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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Met with my friend(Doris is 70 and very active) yesterday to have lunch and figured out that we will need another day on our trip to north carolina. So that makes that a 9 day trip. I will have to reschedule 4 more people into my full calendar. I am hoping that we can visit my nephew and his family in/by knoxville, TN. It is dew west of Raleigh and only about an hour out of our way. We would spend the night in town and perhaps just take them out to dinner. I already asked Nick if that would be possible, he will check with his wife, they usually plan trips with the kids on the weekends so this may or may not happen irregardless we will still have to come up with another hotel stay on the way back.
She and I are both excited about this trip. The bluegrass festival will be fun! and she gets to see her mom and family. It has been 3 years since she has seen her 90 year old mother. We will spend 3 whole days there. Kind of nervous about what I will do??? I am giving myself permission to spend the night in a hotel if I need to get away.

I have never spent more than 2 hours with Doris before. So this should be interesting. We are driving my car and she will take turns thankfully. I wanted to drive my car and not her big truck which gets poor gas mileage.
My honda fit gets 35-40 mpg on the highway.
I printed off directions to atlanta for the night, to raleigh for 2 nights, Tn one night, mississippi 4 nights then back home. Will also bring an atlas. I don't trust my GPS which we will use too. Sometimes it doesn't come on and I have to jiggle the wires. It is not that old!!!!!
We will be leaving September 27th getting back home on October 5th.

Jeffs birthday is the 27th....so I need to come up with something for him. He is going to go up to his friends for the weekend, so that will be fun for him. They have the same birthdays, and are really good friends.

bizi..I started telling her about some of my idiosyncrasies...some how have to tell her about my avoidance of showers. Now that I have 2 more pairs of pants I feel better. Will bring a sweater and raincoat/wind breaker, it will be chilly in the evenings. Bela Fleck is playing, he is a really good banjo player!
really looking forward to the festival...can't believe we are really going.
sorry this is so long...thank you reading.
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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9/15/17 10:25 P

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5th day AF
I did have a big dinner tonight.
Sushi yum!
Went to whole foods and got antsy....
so after a large glass of water I left.
Went shopping for clothes, I AM SO PREGNANT LOOKING....sigh
I found 2 pairs of stretch elastic waisted pants, blue jean and gray jean.
And 2 tops cute, looks two piece sweater and shirt under it at the botttom These look good on me as they cover my rear.
I had a $10 off coupon and 30% off coupon as well. All said with tax was $60.
So I was happy about that.
I hate shopping!

have a good 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, 9-24-14=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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Hi gang! So cool to see all the AF streaks. I'm on/off during the week, which suits me fine for now. Eating well and lots of working out. Dropped 2 sizes when I went jeans shopping a couple days ago....woohoo! Great feeling. Jeff the magical trainer handed me 2 medicine balls stacked up the other day: "hold these." Me: "yeah?" Him: "This is how much weight you've lost...17 lbs." Feels great, and I guess it's infectious: my guy has his introductory session with Jeff tomorrow!

DD is adjusting well her first week at college, and so is her mom. I was sad leading up to the dreaded goodbye, sad a couple days after, but really fine all this week. I imagine it will be up and down, but right now it's okay, and that's a relief.

Tiz, sound sleep is elusive for me as well. It seems I get a really good night's sleep once or twice a week. Last night I was awake a couple hours, but it was not an AF night. The days I wear myself out with cardio, remain AF, and drink some Calm magnesium beverage (without too much water) before bed are my best sleeps.

In the old days, people used to sleep in two intervals, doing quiet work or reading for an hour or two in between. Lots of articles about that on the web. Interesting...

I'd better dash...I have the day off, so I think I'm gonna freeze my credit after this Equifax thing. Yeesh...

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I am still searching for a house to buy/rent. I open the windows and do my workouts but so often the exhaust from the trucks- and traffic come in and although I have gotten used to it is not the best situation.

I don't want land- don't want a condo... I think..anyway the search goes on and the purge too.

Purge is hard. I did give this cute little wooden rocker that the kids put together themselves and a scooter to the neighbors when they were walking back from the school. The oldest eyes lit up at the scooter. That was nice!

Richard- I will take a look see too

Maureen- we have soo much kombucha every time we make it and the mother makes the babies... and so we give it away and some times make batches again but it is hard to drink it all. We use regular black tea and sugar.
Sometimes I make yogurt with the alternate milks- the instant pot is good for that.
Sauerkraut- Bubbies is good and when it is just DH and me the price is ok- I know it would be cheaper but I don't have time/or want to make...BUT oh my the price of kim chee- I probably will make an effort to.
I still think making nut and seed milks is easy- certainly compared to yogurt and kim chee/sauerkraut.
I am not a fan of granola- I made it home made and had others but I dunno just do not like it
Soak nuts and blend and let drain in bag. No- not cheaper but no fillers etc...
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Thanks! for info about fox. I figure he was just on hunt for chickens tha tpeople have around the area.

Ever since I had the kids noises wake me up. I do use earplugs sometimes and am just trying to train myself that all is ok and to sleep deeply.

Tizslim- We do make our own melatonin so supplements if taken too long can be detrimental- the body stops producing it or as much naturally- and there are ways to have the body produce more. I looked it up online-shutting off computer...etc etc..
And anyhow melatonin is a hormone so I can see more regulation. Yet kava is an herb I think you can get? I found that very powerful- not a hormone but very drug like. Hypnotic. I did not like it.
I love sleep! Hope you are getting better sleep!

Bizi and Cheri- emoticon

Later I hope to get a bike ride and maybe a dip in the bay to wash away all the exhaust- blech!!!





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"If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner." —Unknown

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TREADGENTLY

Given your interest in kombucha, yoghurt and probiotics.

here is a Sparkteam you and others may be interested in.

I would love to hear all your thoughts there

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Cheers Richard

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It's inspiring to read how well everyone is doing.
I don't think I can NOT drink 4 hours before sleep. I drank a pint of Kombucha tonight during the Pilates class I teach. I make it myself. And I ate a couple cups of yogurt - which I also make - with granola - which I buy. I know I'll be up a couple times in the night - though I'd still wake to have a sip of water as I get thirsty in the night.
Lucky you to see a fox, Em. They are shy creatures and won't hurt you.
My DH has been sleeping in the spare room as he snores, and, lets the cats sleep with him. Every little noise wakes me up. Plus, the cats fight!

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thanks you gals and richard if he is reading.

Cheryl good going!
We are on the same streak.
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3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Thank you all for your responses/advice.

@ZIPITUP Melatonin is a prescription only drug here in the UK. Although it's an odd one because legally we can buy it online from a foreign country to be shipped in. That makes it more expensive though obviously. It would be cheaper for me to get a prescription from my GP but at the moment, despite it only being £8 odd, I can't afford it. You have set me off on another train of thought though that may turn out to be useful.

@ Richard I've taken more notice of how often I've gone to the loo during the day today and that seems to have increased too. I'm cutting right back on my caffeine intake for various reasons but maybe I have to cut back on my overall liquid intake.

@IAMBIZI Sleep was non existent last night but I guess that might be better than nightmares about poison ivy. emoticon





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Hi all!

3 days af for me. Was at the store yesterday, wanted to buy some wine to go with dinner, but I didn't. I haven't snuck any either. Want to keep this up. I feel like I,ve lost some weight too. Just trying to break a habit.
We are going to be moving to another state, near family, don't want to be in that position again. I was drinking a liter a day with the container in my drawer. Sometimes more.

Going to be visiting all weekend. Will be drinking mod. just on weekends. I'm not bloated. Still want a coke when I get the urge to drink.

Now I just need to exercise!

Hope everyone is doing good!

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I had a dream I was covered in a poison ivy outbreak, Woke up and looked at my arm...it was fine lol
I also dreamed about everyone being on diets....
subconscious works while we sleep!

Good job emily I love seeing wild life, fox no less!
One of my clients feeds a family of 4 every night at 5 pm...I was fortunate to see them one time.
bizi

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3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Just came back from an explore as Pooh would say. Yeah it was a run but I found a side path that turned out rocky and went to coast so go t some rock climbing in too lol

The other day I saw a fox running across the field and going right into a trail that I decided NOT to go into. I would have met the fox on the tail. It was enough that he saw me across the field and stopped. I slowed and walked slowly away. I need to look up what to do in case I see wild life again. No one was around. Would hate to carry phone- I actually don't really have one except for rare times.

Maureen- I love gardeners! Esp. when they have extra!! I have been into health too since my 20's both experimenting with destructive but fun things and also healthful things to try to make up for destructive things... and then super duper healthy and now getting a base line of fitness and looking for adventure. (I think you meant Helene?- about understanding routine?- dunno I could be wrong!- has happened before! lol)

Richard- good advice!
Tiz- I would find it hard not to drink liquids 4 hours before bed tho..sounds right..
- hope your sleep is good.

I hit the pillow and am out. BUT as I said DH is a night owl and so last night I fell asleep right before 10. Then I heard a bit of noise and the light from his phone.. I do sometimes were ear plugs but do not like them. I have trained myself to go with it and go back to sleep- but that dos not always work.... It was about 1:30 when he got to bed and I think I drifted back at about 2 and then he has some annoying alarm tha he sleeps through..this morning for 40 minutes!! I got up and had coffee...
NO more coffee!!!- trying to run after that is crazy- glad they have bathrooms in the park.
Tomorrow- new routine
Yoga with Rodney then white tea- silver needle. Then run- I need just a bit of caffeine - esp to keep wits about me on trails or rocky patches and foxes!!

And I might sleep in another room... DS is back to school and I use his room sometimes.
My DH has his charger in our room and that alarm so I leave instead of kicking him out!

oh my! rambly!!!
gotz to go dooooo stufffooooo

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Good job, Bizi - though too bad about the poison ivy! did it cause irritation?
Keep it up! I'm glad your meds are working.

Thanks for the reminders, Richard. 4 hours ... have to remember as I always get up once or twice every night to visit the bathroom. How are you doing?

I see, Bizi. Interesting. Now I understand.
My daily habits don't change - whether having a couple beers or not. They are so fixed as I've been doing them for so long since I started teaching fitness/pilates/PT 20 years ago. Exercise is a way of life for me, and I've been a vegetarian/health nut since my 20s. I gain/lose about 5 lbs depending upon whether I'm drinking beer or not over several months .I could spend less time on the computer though ... :)

I just finished planting my fall/winter garden, and am working hard to fill the other beds with composted soil. It's hard work as the compost is downhill from my garden plot, and takes real labor! LOL! 3 beds to go - about 24 "runs." Then, time to fill the pathways with wood chips. I'm president of our community garden, so, there is always much to do. Tree trimming, weeding, organizing work days, and meetings, and we'll end the season with a pot luck - which are always so tasty as we have many creative cooks! We invite our musical gardeners to bring their instruments. Fun!
I'm off to the gym to meet a client, then, lunch with DD. She works near the WhiteHouse. We enjoy walking around the area, and chatting.

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There is a condition where there is excessive night-time urine production.
It can have a number of causes including a weak or irritated bladder.
A couple of things can help
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emoticon Bizi on your AF Days (sorry about the poison Ivy)

Maureen - yes I attribute much of the weight gain to the alcohol because when I drink - I don't workout, I crave more junk foods so the combined extra calories and no workouts made me balloon back up and now I'm working HARD to get it back down ... Got 90 mins of activity in today!

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I am looking at day 3 AF.
Walked a bit out side with hubby but then
accidentally walked into some poison ivy. emoticon
I brushed up against it on my upper right arm....I am very allergic to it!
Had to turn around and go home quickly. I have heard that you have to wash off the oil with in 15 minutes. Hubby went back out to continue his walk.
I am thinking about going to the gym now that I have my shoes on. emoticon
I think my meds are working better as I have a bit more control of my drinking.
Wanting to lose weight is a big motivator for me.
Now if I could just not be a slave to this computer.
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have a good day yall!
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Tizslim- that is odd as mostly drinking makes people have to go/ But maybe your body is rehydrating? And normalizing. AND some people like melatonin. Have you tried that?

I have to work hard on sleep. Snoring DH. Busy - noisy street. I don't get a solid 7.5 but I have learned to adjust to it. It means every single night I will not get a solid sleep. I used t get disappointed and now I just accept it.

Maureen- yep I am doing it to clean up my food. Lately Ben and Jerry. Stouts...cookies.. so.. just a bit of clean up. Too much salt.
- Not saying it was for anyone but me. I am doing it so I recover from runs. Fantastic numbers! The diastolic is not to low? My BP is ok- 120ish over 70ish.
BMI is 23.3 now but keeps going down woo hoo.

As for challenges...um IDK I guess.. they just seem like part of life. I checked out the face book page of an ultra in our state and I am still intrigued. One of the racers talked about her losing her toenail and how they took good care of her. I like that losing toenails and getting blisters are kind of badges of honor...

AND I decided to do Pilates and core work which IS great ST but also stretches me out. That 18 miler was tougher because I had blasted my body with a Cathe tape and loaded up on the weights. AFTER the race I am looking forward to building up muscle and having a year of intense short races.

Thanks for the support- I can only just keep on keeping on and do the work.

Speaking of which ...today was just a clean up day. I am cooking millet. Adzuki beans and broccoli for supper. My son is looking forward to it. He called the Ben and Jerry's the crack of ice cream..lol so it is good for both of us to give it a break.

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I looked at it, Em.

You like to do challenges, I see.
Not for me.
I have no reason to change what I'm doing (BMI 21, Blood pressure 111/55).
however, I'm not planning on running a marathon either. :)

I'm sure you'll succeed in your goals.

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Sounds interesting Zipitup.

I have a question for you all. As I've said, I'm trying to deal with my insomnia problem - hence not drinking atm. Thing is the last couple of nights I keep needing to get up for the loo. Not once I've gone to sleep but while I'm trying to drop off. Anyone else experienced this and if so, how long did it last? Alcohol dehydrates so I'm wondering if this will be normal or if it's just my body catching up on getting rid of some toxins now it isn't having to process the wine!

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Beginning a 6 week challenge- it is a clean eating challenge of sorts..
Matt frazier explains it well-
www.nomeatathlete.com/eat-to-live/

Just a way to fuel really well and train for the race.
1 glass of wine is permitted- I think maybe a 1 beer/drink? Anyhow- that is good to know if I am out and want 1. I will prob just stick to that 1 glass of wine. emoticon Beer puts weight on! emoticon emoticon

For sure you cannot out run your fork! emoticon emoticon esp. since cheese was becoming a bigger part of my plate... I found this grassfed beautiful cheese but it started calling my name emoticon emoticon

Anyhow- focus for now to get in best shape! And emoticon out with scale after initial weigh in so I do not look at fluctuations and switch plans and sabotage. Just keep on this path.
6 weeks/42 days.

I like too that 1 drink is allowed. I prob won't but knowing it is ok is good and the 1 cup of Joe too!- emoticon no dairy but that is ok

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Good job, all! Sounds like a nice AF streak going on!
:)
(33 lbs gain in 5 months, Helene? Mostly due to alcohol?)

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Bizi emoticon la croix is very good!

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HI ladies,
2nd night AF for me too.
La Croix cran-raspberry is very good!
It helps that hubby is trying to be AF monday thru thursday.
bizi
helene emoticon

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Hi Cherrie,

I'm on my second night AF too. Plus working on sleep. Good luck with the shoe hunting!

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Hi all!

Af yesterday and today. Haven't bought anything to drink, nor have I wanted to sneak either. I'm working on breaking a habit. I'm on a different med, but I still want to sleep. Been Lazy too. When we moved, I lost 2 pairs of shoes that I wanted to take to Mi this weekend. Can't find them anywhere. I have 1 ft thats a whole size bigger. Its hard to find shoes. Fustrating! plus I've had ft surgeries on both ft, but I want shoes to go with my leggies.

Gonna look for some tomorrow.

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Yeah I figure if I can get to the point where I can drop off to sleep reasonably easily plus sleep through, then I can work on adjusting the times.

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My real name is Helene. Good plan to do this when you have time you can sleep in ...


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Thanks Befit.

For me it's drink wine or suffer insomnia. Not good. So I've decided I have to tackle it. For the next few weeks, I don't have any morning appointments where I HAVE to be there at a certain time. Seems like a good time to deal with things. I didn't drop off until gone 4 a.m which wasn't good. But, I did then sleep until 10.15 a.m So I got a reasonable amount of straight through sleep - just not at an ideal time! I'm going to keep working on it.

Good luck Richard. I have put most of my weight back on. The wine/insomnia problem doesn't help. So that's another motivator for me too.

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Glad to hear you went to the session Bizi and sometimes when things are new there are kinks to workout. Glad you have this in person support.

emoticon TIZSLIM - and good luck on the insomnia (I hate those sleepless nights).

And Richard - I hope today finds you well and that you're able to get back to AF mode. I know how the weight comes back on so fast. I regained 33lbs in 5 short months. One week AF and I was down 3lbs again. That's certainly one of my motivators!



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Went to the first session. There ended up being 14 people there. They fed us chicken salad which was very good!.
I was frustrated toward the end because they did not have a visual aid for something they were talking about creating a chart but I did not understand what they were telling me to do. They finally explained it and passed around the chart piece of paper with the chart drawn out.
sigh
This is the first time for them to teach this peer to peer training class. They had been trying to get it together since january.
Even though I was frustrated, I will continue to go.

I know we are lucky to have this training.
One member kept bringing up religion....
heavy sigh


I ate and drank alot of water and was too full to come home and have a beer.
So first AF day in a while.
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3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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as my weight is now 3.5 kilo's up since Saturday.

This should be a good incentive to be AF

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Hello all,

My sparking has been hit and miss for a while but I'm back on track now I think. I've decided first and foremost I have to deal with the insomnia so I'm A/F this evening as alcohol just masks the problem. I just decided this morning today was the day!

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Bizi- sounds good. It is always hard to start something. I know my brain has little arguments.

I have heard our limbic parts of our brain are to protect us and in present times it works to protect us more from what we think may be embarrassing situations so talks us out of lots of things.

Richard- hope all is well.

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reset yesterday didnt eventuate
a family crisis
try again today

editing this post
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I am starting to go to this, monday night....I think

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

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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hopefully by posting here today.
I may make myself more accountable to make today an AF day
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Cherie- it is hard- but it you can do it and it will be worth it in long run for sure and you are right- we do want to help- it is nice to have this team!

Helene- that is sweet of you to say but we are all just human beings lol

Sometimes I think doing nothing is undervalued. Just be with your self. Take a look see...
anyhow!
Yep I DID get that 18 miler that is in the training program done. I do not know if you could call what happened in the last mile running LOL but all together it took me 221 minutes BUT because it is just me and I want to be safe I made loops. 6 miles loops and had water and then coconut water and a couple of chocolate mint cookies waiting on my picnic table after each loop.

BUT- I had to call up my GF and say I cannot make it to party because it is about 1.5- 2hours away and I can't hardly walk... I guess they could have pried me out of the car lol anyhow - felt like puttering and chilling out and will catch up with her later. Need to put my feet up and not drive.

hmmm maybe I should have run to her house! Next time!

Cuz 18 miles is no joke...not glamorous... just doing the work...
oh and yes I am having a couple of beers- bought Southern Tier..

HA!- according to Sparks I can eat 3200 calories today..right...

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Hi all!

I went to store yesterday and didn't buy wine to sneak and hide. Got the wine for weekend, 2 glasses each day. I want more than 2 but hunny says no. It was hard not to sneak more.

Helene, I can relate
Bizi share your thoughts with us, we'd like to help.

Have a good weekend

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Thank you helene. I am glad for you that you are on your journey. You are so motivating. and thank you for 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, 9-24-14=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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Hi-
I finally got my first AF day in yesterday. I forgot how hard it is not to give up to the temptation of having "1".

So glad I did though.

Em--you're spot on about chasing the dragon.

More later.

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Bizi - I know you want to moderate and I've watched your journey over the years. This weekend I'm going to be looking at figuring out how to setup Zoom calls (so kind of IRL support) for those of us wanting to Lose 'da Booze (or at least make peace with it so we can stop at 1 or 2) on a weekly basis. I'll keep you posted on this as I work it out. If you want I can also add you in with the Facebook group I have Lose 'da Booze as it's pretty amazing too. It was setup for those who wanted to do 100 consecutive days (and this is kind of a reset - so not forever but some time to reset yourself to try that 1 or 2 at a time). I personally am going a full year because even after the TWO 100 days - I slipped back to my drinking (and like you I could never stop at 1 or 2). I regained 33lbs because of that in 5 short months. Today I'm on Day 6 again AF and because I made the decision - it's sticking (read my blog from yesterday if you haven't yet): losedabooze.com/completing-day-6-of-
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Cherie - so happy to hear you are doing well with being AF during the week! Your post sounds so much more positive! emoticon

Em - you're doing amazing and a great example of what we hope to achieve one day!

Here's to making it a great day!! This is from the EasyQuit App that I downloaded on my Android (I also love Sober Time).


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Thank you emily, I know that you care.
((((((HUGS)))))
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, 9-24-14=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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Bizi emoticon Wish I could see you and make you some tea IRL

Hope you get some yummy food in today and hydrate.

I think you know you are ready to feel good and not the way you do right now.

This just my opinion - but maybe give the therapy a chance for a week?

Feel better!-soon I hope emoticon

and I just wanted to add something you and everyone here probably know but I will go ahead anyway...that first beer/drink/glass of wine and I am talking about good quality not miller lite...sorry but that stuff is crap ...can be nice once in awhile as I have said like a good piece of chocolate cake or a favorite food.
Savor it and really there is no reason or rhyme to have more than 1 or 2 or maybe 3 if you are a guy/large person.. 3 really is all you need then too..meaning to relax and enjoy with friends most of the time too..
I think the term is chasing the dragon and can applied to so many things tha tgive us pleasure.
We chase after that first high when what we need to do is enjoy it andthen let it go.
Because more and you feel awful. You feel sick and you are out of the money..tha you have spent on that enjoyment for some other time

I know you know this - I hope you find whatever support/ it takes for this to settle into YOU and I wish you well my friend!!!

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I sabotaged my meeting.
I drank way too much and woke up still drunk/hung over.
I called and canceled, she wanted to reschedule for next week but I am conflicted this morning. I am just not sure I am ready for Intensive Out patient therapy, 3 hours 5 evenings a week.
bizi
I believe I took my night meds twice....heavy sigh

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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Tomorrow morning I meet with the nice lady at liberty addiction center.
Cherie will assess me and go over the program and such.
She said it would take an hour.
I am hoping that they prescribe naltrexone.
I will ask about it tomorrow.
I am not hoping to stop though that is what I will say.
I want to learn how to be moderate and just stay at 2 beers instead of 6-8.
She doesn't need to know that.
I will be paying for some of this out of pocket.
Tomorrow I will find out the specifics.
I will keep you posted.
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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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emoticon Cherie!

Yes Helene- getting back to it- love it. Planning out 3 legs of an 18 mile training run for Saturday.
I am more into it now even tho I am 56 than when I was in high school or after. Glad to get back to it. It is given me peace of mind as well as getting a healthy weight back.

I had been headed into 180's a few years back= diabetes+ high blood pressure were looming.

Good to take care of our bodies!!! It is a win win for all!

~Em~

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Yay, Cherie! Good for you! emoticon

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Hi!

I'm doing good with AF. On the weekend we just had 2 glasses of wine with dinner. None during the week. I went to the store yesterday, didn't buy any to drink or sneak. I feel good. want to get some weight down and not be sedentary. Trying to move more and not be lazy. Did get my water in and order some more b-complex.
So glad I can post here.

Have a good and healthy day!

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Yes, it's free, Helene: http://www.drmirkin.com/weekly-ezine

You sound like you're on a roll! :)

Mirkine recommends a two day a week semi-fasting (under 500 calories each day), and eating healthfully, but according to appetite the other days.

It's a gorgeous day here!
I'm worried for the residents of Florida, though.

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Em - you are definitely a runner - your posts gleam RUNNER emoticon

Maureen are these emails free to sign up for? I am always up to get more info.

I'm on a super HIGH today - 5th day AF and feeling emoticon

Been working out regularly since the 4th and I told my colleagues "why did I ever stop when it makes me feel so GOOD".

Planning an in person meeting with some Lose 'da Booze folks for sometime in April in West Virginia (Morgantown) - if anyone on this team is in the area I'd invite you to join us!!

Oh and I shared this link - it's a free download you can get until September 9th. www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5J4I3E?mc_cid=
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I couldn't get it because I live in Canada but I did order her 2nd edition How to Quit Drinking and will be reading that once I'm done The Power of Now Book

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Whaddup Speeps??

Overcast but nice anyway.

Soooo a member on my Eat to Live group asked how people were doing on the 6 week challenge over there AND soooo happy she did! emoticon emoticon

I will be in for another round in conjunction with marathon training.
Perfect!
Lots of greens and 1 glass of wine per day allowed and 1 cup of caffeine of choice is allowed-of course those are optional....and anyway DR. Joel Fuhrman's challenge is best explained by Matt Frazier -. www.nomeatathlete.com/eat-to-live/
no oil- yes no olive oil..no salt...oil I agree with but will be monitoring salt because of my long runs- might need to have some.

I use herbamere which is a mix of salt and herbs.

I start soon (9/13-10/25) so reading up and menu planning on the agenda...

WAS going to blog about my "journey" lol but yeah ...blogs like...hey day 1 had steel cut oats and a big salad...ran my X number of miles.... not very exciting !!!! TEDIOUS!!!

AND honestly- I do not want to spend time explaining myself.....

Could put a bunch of BS "motivational crap but who needs that baloney!

Baloney is NOT allowed on the Eat to Live plan BTW emoticon

Anyhow this 6 week challenge ends JUST in time for tapering for race emoticon

THEN vacation!!! Will enjoy some drinks then. REST!!! emoticon

Maureen- sounds great! Enjoy your lunch.My Mom had waaaay too much sugar esp. ice cream in her diet and had all kinds of complications. Food choices are so powerful!

ok...offski...

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 9/7/2017 (11:10)
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"If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner." —Unknown

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."
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Good morning, friends!

How is everyone today?
I read Gabe Mirkin's newest ezine today. Apparently, belly fat is closely associated with dementia. Sugary drink, including fruit juices, raise blood sugar rapidly which cause increased risk for strokes, as well as dementia.
You can get excess fat out of your muscles by exercising.
I get his ezines in my email each week. Worth a read.
Lovely sunny day here!
Off to the gym, then, lunch with my DD.
Have a great day!
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Glad my in-laws are back in the states. Anguilla is right in path and I need to see how they are doing about friends they have there and the house.

My sis who takes care of my Dad will be going in to surgery for precancerous polyps and so I am off seeing and helping more which takes about 2.5 hours driving time.
She has 100's of them and surgery is needed to avoid a bag as well as cancer - I hope.

I am sticking to my training schedule kinda- got a 15 miler in but it was on labor day and the tourist were insane around here. Big crowds and tough to get through but it kept me on my toes!

18 miler this weekend for Sunday but got invited to a wonderful party and can sleep over so wil do it on Saturday and be free.

As for AF- I thought AF streak was good but some drinks are ok still just not too close to the race.

BUT!!!! I so need to clean up my diet. Not plant based- not vegan ...waaaaay too much junk- ice cream and chips and sweets and hamburgers...so!!!

When we make up our mind to do something I don't think anyone can change it!

Helene- emoticon

Bizi- Yep- Health and peace and quality of life.Most important! Wishing it all for you!
I figure you were just using the scale as a tool and that is ok. You don't sound like you are on it all the time or letting it dictate your behavior
I agree health is important but for me the pounds crept up when I was not looking so I am not throwing Taylor out the window lol

Maureen- amazes me when I look back at all the times and things the kids went through.
Most precious and important part of my life is those 4 kids! And of course struggles and mistakes are part of who they are.

It has been interesting for sure! I don't go into details for the sake of their privacy.

Speaking of which.. I am about to take down all pictures of me here on my page and sort of slowly disappear... as I lose weight! lol

The days here for me are numbered. Literally. 123...poof.....



Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 9/6/2017 (15:19)
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"If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner." —Unknown

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emoticon Sam!!

Bizi - I agree that sometimes you need to emoticon - the true measure of health can't be found there... be gentle with yourself.

And Maureen - thanks for sharing the story of your oldest. It gives me hope that I have good things to look forward to.

I found this article and I posted a link to it in my blog on losedabooze.com but in case you didn't see it here it is... and I HIGHLY recommend reading it!!

I have been on this team for years and for the FIRST time I can say without a doubt that I REALLY REALLY want this - to be AF for a FULL Year and perhaps for life...
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Hi, Sam!
How are things going for you?
Hi, Bizi. I know this advice is easy to give, hard to take, but perhaps it's good to not let the scale be another stress-or. It sounds like you have enough. Focus on taking little steps towards health, and well-being. You know what they are.
Glad to hear that things are going well for your daughter, Helene.
My eldest had a rough period during her teens, but is doing well now. She got a new job today, and negotiated for a very good salary.


I've finally got DH to get involved with the heavy lifting at our community garden! :)
We are going over there together early every morning before it gets hot, and shoveling, sifting, carting (up a hill), loads of composted soil to deposit in our plots. I want to build them all up (we have 7), about 3 feet. We have raised beds, but are downhill so the rains saturate the beds, killing the plants that don't tolerate wet feet - like rosemary, lavender, and the like. Plus, it is nutrient-rich soil. Then we must fill the paths with wood chips. In between is weeding, and turning over the soil. :) Good workout!
I am also walking a lot - 9 miles yesterday, and, biking, and swimming.
Regarding staying AF, it's not hard if I don't have IPA in the fridge!

The weather is gorgeous here in the DC area right now, though mosquitoes are still prevalent.
have a great day, all!

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Hi sam, good to see you!
My weight is up to 18.4 this morning, 2 days in a row. This has got to stop!
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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9/5/17 9:04 A

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Hi all-
I haven't posted in eons. Glad to see a lot of familiar faces here, it's great that we have long term members, and it's also great to see new peeps too,

I've really slid back into old habits, and not good ones, with alcohol. Crazy how easy that is to do, right?

I happened to see Helene's message and it motivated me to get back on plan and stop mindlessly drinking. So, I had one last day of indulgence yesterday and today I'm making a fresh start! I'll be 54 at the end of this month and I want to be in the past shape as possible to stay healthy.
I'm going for an AF streak to banish these bad habits.

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Yes mental illness is another factor when we consider losing 'da booze. There was a conversation about it on my group page - about how many who took anti-depressants ended up drinking more and in most cases, they do recommend you NOT drink with them.

Take care of yourself Cherie.

And I love that photo TREADGENTLY! My daughter is doing better - we even managed to get some physical activity done together (a nice long walk and talk)... something we know is great to help regulate moods too! We have her school meeting next week so we're hoping she can start back then at 2 days a week for this month. She's anxious to get back as she's been bored at home.

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9/4/17 8:58 P

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It must be difficult, Cherie, being bi-polar.
So much sympathy is given to people with physical health problems, but not so much to folks who deal with mental health issues.
It was my son's birthday today, and we took my homemade carrot cake, and gifts over to his house. Larry was there - a man from the neighborhood who has serious problems if he's not taking his meds, my son told me. However, he is still very hard to take - doesn't stop talking, gesticulates, swears a lot, and won't sit down. He knows that people shy away from him, and apologizes for his behavior, but can't help himself.
We didn't stay long.
I had a couple drinks this week, but will go back to
AF tomorrow for the rest of the week.
Good for you in your resolve, Helene. How is your daughter?
Took this photo yesterday. Isn't nature grand?!

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thank you!
Hope yall have a good day!
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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Hi all!

Its been a while, I had kind of a breakdown last week. As you know I'm bi-polar and drank too much. I was a mess, could hardly get my thoughts out and talk, was very shaky, was texting my psych. I feel like I'm addicted to alcohol, when I start drinking , I don't want to stop, I enjoy it, but I snuck it, now I don't want to get that way again. The weekend was really bad , my hunny had to watch out for me. This weekend I'm good. Just have wine with supper. My psych also put me on ritalin for my depression. Its working. Now I have to accept no drinking during the week. I also feel ready to exercise again.

Bizi, I can relate

Helene, looking foward to your blogs!

Have a good day!

Cherie

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Helene emoticon

Donna- very emotional time sending kid off to college emoticon

Bizi- hope you get plenty of counseling to find what works- med wise or another route or both.

Maureen- I will look for that movie- I hope library has it.

Happy Holiday to those who celebrate it! I do- although also think of my Grandpa. He worked hard all his life. He shipped money home to Ireland to get his 5 sisters here in USA. Died 3 month after I was born (a few months after retirrement)and then was buried on labor day. Wish I had gotten to know him!
Glad I did get to visit my Dad last week with some more bone broth and to talk about him.



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Good morning Team!! I'm back and I am getting ready to get my first workout in. I felt so crappy yesterday - hungover BIG time as I got my last 'fill' of drinks ending at 9pm Sept 2nd and no plans of drinking again for the entire year!

I'll be blogging about it all - I posted two blogs yesterday ... and blogged here too today.

Looking forward to following all of your journeys here too!
Here's to no more wasted days...
losedabooze.com/no-more-wasted-days/

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9/3/17 2:27 P

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Nice to see so much activity!
Good going, Richard!
congrats on your anniversary, Em. Good luck with your training, and goals.
I hope you get your meds sorted, Bizi.
Hi, Jamie, and all!
Has anyone watched The Bicycle Thief? It's an incredible movie made in 1949 in post war Italy.
It's an awakening! Wow! Just watch it. I ordered it from Netflix.
My little troubles are so minuscule.

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abilify is not working for me.
am already gaining weight.
A friend of mine said I should try lithium.
my aunt took this and has tremors so bad and it killed her thyroid.

Having said this all Antipsychotics run this risk.
My therapist doesn't think I am hypomanic. She thinks this is me not dealing with my addictions.
she could be right.

which came first? the hypomania or the addictions?
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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Everything okay, bizi?

Em, congrats on your anniversary!

Things are getting busy here, taking DD to college this Wednesday, returning solo Thursday, working Tuesday and Friday, then my man is whisking me away next weekend. So much to do for the DD, but it's mostly done: shopping lists on Amazon & Target, finally hitting the purchase button so that stuff will be there Wednesday. The to-do list is distracting me from my sadness...sigh....but I know my sadness will be temporary.

Having trouble getting rid of the tendonitis in my elbow, and it's starting to interfere with my work. Not sure what the solution is, but I'm using lots of T-Relief cream, icing a lot, and wearing my splint. Maybe when work slows down I'll go for an MRI, or at least a cortisone shot.

We are downhill from the big fire, nowhere near an evacuation zone, just lots of smoke, ash falling on cars, etc. This heat has been horrible...those poor firefighters.

Hope everyone has a good day.
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I am here,,,,,
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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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emoticon Helene!!

Great that your latest challenge coincides with your birthday.

A super present to yourself

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Cheers Richard



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thanks for the note helene!
May this be the best year for you and your family as possible.
Good luck and best wishes on your journey.
(((((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=169,8-1-17=174, 9-7-17=180 Happiness is a decision!


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Hi Helene emoticon

Jami emoticon hope things are getting less stressful.

BRRR- cold here. Got a run to do anyway..well guess I will get warm!

Long run on training schedule- I am back to Hal Higdon novice plan intermediate 1.
That calls fora 17 miler tomorrow.
So- yes 1 IPA today but no more and then after the run I will decide. Monday is cross training- bike+swim+ST. Swim will be in ocean as pool will be closed- holiday.

I will be starting an AF streak just dunno...9/3 or 9/4.
Race- 10/29
Vacation!! 11/5

~Em~

"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up."-Dean Karnazes

"If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner." —Unknown

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