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Happy Saturday!

Cherie- you are so right- it is good we have each other for support. Happy to hear pain is easing up.

Jami- awesome on 50+ days. Nice you had some relaxing time. We don't live right next to but a little under 2 miles to the beach and about a half mile to coast.

Helene- you sound happy emoticon Yes it is nice to live close by the bay!

Wonda- emoticon missed you!

Bizi- just ditto to what everybody said!

Richard- 1 pound down. emoticon

Today- slept in until about 9 and empty nest this weekend so...
Had a very nice morning emoticon
Did get DH down to the beach. We biked slowly over.
He did not get in- maybe next time. Is still recovering from antibiotics. I know the air did him good. It was windy but very invigorating. I hope to go again tomorrow!
He took a few pics-


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9/24/16 1:12 P

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Hi all!

Pain is easing up, Just sleep is hard. Had 2 glasses , planned of wine last nite. enjoyed it. Hunnys been cooking, so I have to eat what he makes.
I can't glue my teeth cause I don't have the teeth that came out, and medicare won't pay for them. Have to wait till we have money.
Its so hard to be patient....
Glad to hear everyone is working their own path to health, Its a lot of ups and downs, but its life, a little harder for some of us.

Its so good we all have each other for support!

Cherie

I was on a medication, with a side affect of weight gain. Doc said I can stop taking it. I,ve cleaned up my eating, am walking, I did this before, I can do this again!
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Good morning everyone. Wondawoman it is so good to see you. I'm glad that gig let you out!

Helene I read your blog and it is so inspiring. You sound so up beat. It makes me happy to hear you happy.

Cherie good to hear from you after your surgery. I've been thinking about you and hoping you are ok. Maybe the glue Richard mentioned would work?

Emily who knew there were so many different potatoes? That was so sweet of your husband to do that. Makes we want to go out and buy some potatoes! Do you live by the ocean or are you visiting? Love the picture!

Bizi it sounds like you have a busy work day planned. Put last night behind you and drink lots of water. You had fun spending time with friends and family and that was priceless right?

Mame so good to see you. I thinking can be a cornerstone for weight loss. Its awfully hard to walk when its hot outside. When we lived in Pensacola I would do my morning run before the sun came up. You tube has a lot of exercise videos you could do in your living room. Just a thought .

Saffire my husband stopped drinking many years ago due to health problems (not alcohol related) and he takes meds that can't be mixed with alcohol. I'm not sure how I would cope if he was . You are doing fantastic and are really strong. Keep it up girl!

Hey PIRATEKITI and Julimarie, hope you are having a great Saturday.

Richard Bizi is right you are doing great! That butter stick analogy gets me every time.

I hope I didn't miss anyone. I look forward to coming here everyday under the warm umbrella of this team.

I broke my streak last night to have a few glasses of wine and spend some special time with my DH. I'm ok with it. But I am starting my count over today and my next goal will be 100 days. Have a wonderful day all.







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emoticon Wonderwoman - we missed you!!

Em - so cool to be able to go in the ocean (I wish!)

Bizi - don't be too hard on yourself. Today's a NEW Day!

I got some incredible news yesterday and so thrilled! I applied to become part of the local Beachbody Market Council (they organize all the cool quarterly events) and I got a call from one of the big guys in Canada and I'm IN!! So thrilled - had butterflies and all! Seriously - this is pushing me in the right direction because now I really want to make the council proud!

Started my day with a workout, then a walk and now catching up a bit - will blog more details later. It's a gorgeous day and I have tons to do!


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I wondawoman! welcome back!
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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Hi everyone! I'm back from "the gig that ate my life". I've missed you guys SO much. I've read several posts and am eager to jump back into lively discussions, and certainly some better habits. The scale is not my friend right now and I feel blicky. I'm formulating my plan and determining if I should just go AF altogether for 4-6 weeks or allow the occasional glass. Hmm...

I'll be checking in regularly again. Hugs and have a great weekend!

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Today, I am recovering from over eating last night at whole foods playing trivia. While it was fun and we even won 2nd place I was miserable when i came home. We had eaten a big dinner before leaving. And I ended up ordering chicken wings even though I was still full from dinner.
sigh
Today I have a new client this morning. She goes to dialysis three days a week so saturday was appropriate for her.
Jeff is playing a gig this morning, we will both be done around 11;30 and go to chris's for our usual chicken/sausage gumbo. I get it with out rice or bread to save on calories and have a side of slaw.
It is my hair appointment day at one. Can't decide if I will get my hair high lighted too. It takes more time. They may not be able to do that too.
We will have talapia for dinner tonight then it is Jeffs big band "the skyliners"
dance tonight. We will have a full table as some of my friends are going to be there. I am bringing a client of mine,(a young 87 year old) picking her up at 6;30.
I have not figured out what I am going to wear just yet, not sure if anything will fit. I think I will wear a dress. It is so depressing trying on clothes when I have gained 6 inches in my belly.
sigh
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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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you are doing great richard!
one pound of fat is equal to 4 sticks of butter!
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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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17 September 164 kg following day on Sunday 166.6kg
24 September 165.1kg(1.1 kg(2.4 pounds) higher than Saturday, 1.5kg(3.3pounds) lower than Sunday, last week)
Cheers Richard
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finally got into the ocean.
was a bit cold but nice. Met another swimmer there and she plans on swimming until 10/15 so we exchanged numbers in case we both can go for safety- although not sure what I could do
Mostly just paddled and floated on back but was nice.
Do not know what took me so long
going to try to get DH there tommorrow. Very short bike ride or walk.

Have a happy Friday eve!

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9/23/16 11:31 A

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Hi all, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! emoticon emoticon

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MAMEBL- I totally get the DH being a trigger thing. Took me a long time to get past it, LONG time. I had to find new ways to deal with many things. I still am finding ways for some. Whether it is chinese food, donuts or wine I needed to find new ways! LOL

Lately my DH thing isn't so much about stress only as it is just about us spending time together. He still drinks beer often, most nights really. And most nights it doesn't bother me anymore. I just go to bed and it doesn't phase me. But I noticed I spend WAY less time with him. Not the best thing for a relationship! So I am considering a one night a week moderate cheat evening. Very planned and very limited, just something to help us connect once a week. Still mulling, not sure at all. Makes me nervous. I like how things are going. 8 days AF! Woohoo!

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Happy Friday!!
I just posted a blog if you want to get caught up...

Day 16 AF today!


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Cherie- I'm happy your hunny has helped and I wish for you to be pain free.

Mame- good for you for your walks. Great time of year for it- here anyway- not sure your location

Happy Friday all
I slept in until 8. Was so nice. Good sleep. Day 3 of eating nothing but potatoes!
I think I will miss the simplicity of potato time. Cook and eat cold or reheat. Simple
And no workouts. ...which has been a nice break.
DH got me a surprise lol-
I organized them a little, They were waiting for me on the table this morning.
They are organic. I think I have enough of a supply to get me through potato time. emoticon

Major declutter today.
And short bike ride to sea and jump in and lay on my back
And Mr. Robot! No spoilers in case anyone else is watching...

Have a wonderful day.


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Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone is doing well emoticon

I've been doing everything I can to move more, not really 'exercising'. I finally weighed myself and was a little dissappointed but Im still in the beginning of things so hopefully something will change soon.

I drank too much last night but stayed within my calorie range somehow. I've mentioned before that DH is my trigger and he was in a bad mood last night.....

Anyhow, don't feel too bad today, already got in a short walk and hoping for another later. Its still way hot here with promises of cooler weather next week. I will definitly take advantage of it and take more short walks during the day.

Cherie- glad to see you are recovering ok!

Bizi- hope everything went ok at the Dr. Did she change your meds?

PIRATEKITIE- emoticon



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CHERIE
Saw an advert on Facebook for a UV-activated glue(presumably they come altogether)
maybe you could google this for your dentures
looks super strong
could probably use for other things around the household as well.
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Hi all!

Been reading posts with my arm in a sling. Had Pt today then I had to take a nap. Was dreaming about having wine, maybe this weekend, I'm off pain pills during the day, just 1 at nite. I too am bi-polar, on meds also. But I really sweat when I drink. It seems like alcohol can grip us, instead of us gripping alcohol. I thought when I got off drinking this week, my thoughts of having wine would go away, not so. Dang.... I really wanted to want to go AF, but.... right now , my sleep is uncomfortable, can't do much. Fortunetely my hunny has been wonderful!
Also 3 of my front teeth came out of my dentures, and we don't have the money to fix them. Medicare doesn't pay for them. So I'm embarassed.

Glad to hear from you all! will be checkin on Sat.

Cherie

I was on a medication, with a side affect of weight gain. Doc said I can stop taking it. I,ve cleaned up my eating, am walking, I did this before, I can do this again!
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hi piratekitie! great job moderating!
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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Good morning!

this guy was saying you sure you don't wanna run? lol I went for a short walk and breathing in the wonderful air!

Great List Helene! emoticon on 14 AF and emoticon on day 15!

emoticon PIRATEKITIE

Have an emoticon Thursday!

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9/22/16 8:47 A

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It was hot yesterday but I think the cooler weather is coming.

Happily working on day 15 of my AF stretch!



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9/22/16 7:54 A

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Thanks for great posts! Today with be AF... Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were all 12-16 oz of beer... but within my calorie intake goal for the day.

Have a great day all!

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emoticon Safire!

Happy Hump Day team!

I did a 20 min. am yoga with Rodney Yee. No caffeine first. Odd routine for me. Feels strange putting the weights away for now. The yoga was good. All the "fitness" I will do today.

I am drinking teas- white and black- not a fan of green

Using the extra time to Finally go through all the junk. I don't have a destination or time line but I realize I do not want to move with all this stuff.

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btw-
I did let some SP folks know I am doing this potato reset
there was some concerns- which is nice but..

I do not consider it a diet.
My ultimate plan muwahahaha is to eliminate those cravings for salt and things like bacon etc.
This is a TATER TIME OUT emoticon emoticon
Motivation is NOT weight loss

Part of my journey to health.
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After the reset I am on a
Food as fuel way of eating(Fuhrman+Esselstyn+ McDougall)
and yep that will look nuts too(nuts are allowed btw)
as no animal products. No eggs.
Chicken is not considered a health food or for weight loss
no cottage cheese or yogurt
and NO olive oil or oils
(good fats like avo and raw nuts and seeds)

and when I hit target I will allow some foods like chips etc
BBQ chicken and all of that+ fish etc...
for ex a root beer and a hot dog may be in my future

Rare and appropriate


Anyway- no worries! I am not on any meds so it will be ok!!
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congratulations safire!!!!!! well done well deserved. this is hard work that we are doing.
we are worthy of this effort!
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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Keep up the great work!

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5.8 pounds lost in 7 days! Quite a week! I know my loss won't stay this high every week, my body is reacting to all the positive changes all at once: no booze, no sugar, walking 30 minutes per day. Was a fun week! Looking forward to more! emoticon

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Bizi- British West Indies. Anguilla and St, Maarten
I doubt it anyway- too hard to get the whole family together for a vacation like that.
And I don't buy the mixes- I was just curious because yes too tempting. There are some good mixes at Wholewallet..

Mame- yeah some of those wines are actually good now. I had some last week.

I was thinking.. I think family dinner last Tuesday got me in party mood for about a week. emoticon Tuesday - Sunday emoticon

I'm so glad I got a walk in before it rained. I'm happy we have rain too- just happy I did not get caught in it
I look forward to running again when I hit goal weight.

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Mame - you need to tackle this in the way that best suits you so kudos for recognizing what works for you.

Bizi - do you tell your psychiatrist 'honestly' about your level of drinking? I wonder about the alcohol and medication together and what that does. I am not judging in any way - but curious because I know that I have never really been completely honest about my level of drinking with my own doctor because I just don't want that on my 'file'.

I'm on day 13 AF - and right now it's working (my goal is to hit the 50 days and not sure what I'll do after that). My ultimate goal is to be able to keep it very moderate with only 1 to 2 days TOPS a week with drinks - or pass on it if there's no real reason to drink.

Drinking out of boredom is something I used to do (and loneliness). The irony is when I don't drink I get so much more done and get involved or go out to do so much more that relieves the boredom piece. Sometimes I just liked to use the alcohol to kind of 'check out' when I was feeling tired or overwhelmed. But again - now I want to look to better ways to cope.

I go for my energy adjustment session after work - I'm curious to see if that will have an effect on my overall wellbeing (it's a naturopathic healing) - and I go back in 5 weeks to see where I'm at.

Dealing with yuck stuff this morning as the bf is emailing me about issues he has with my daughter and her habits (smoking, on her phone late, taking baths late at night - keeping him awake - he's not used to the noise). A lot of adjustments.

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Bizi, I totally understand the sneaking and over drinking. I tend to do it more on weekends, mostly out of boredom. I drink boxed wine so nobody can see how much I'm drinking. I have much better control during the week. I don't get home until after 5 and have to go to bed by 830 so it doesn't leave me much time for drinking. Im hoping when it cools off that I will be outside more and drinking less on weekends.

I hope your psychiatrist can help you with your meds. At least she knows something needs to change.

It's so easy to get in the habit of drinking and sneaking and so hard to break it......



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hi mame,
I am not doing well in regards to my drinking.
just to let you know.
I am bipolar1 and think my meds have been off for a long time. I see my psychiatrist this morning and am not sure how I want to discuss this with her. She thinks that I am under medicated too, but doesn't know what to change.
My drinking has gotten out of control...I probably had 6 bloody marys last night.
2 LARGE glasses unmeasured. It was a lot of vodka, I have a high tolerance.
I have been sneaking in the middle of the day, after work or on the weekend with out hubby knowing about it.
I can not afford to do this but keep at it. It is entertainment from boredom.
I finally had some gumption to clean off my patio this weekend. so that was good and I did some charting so that was good.
I work 5-6 days a week 6 hours or so and that has not wavered so that is good. Thank goodness I am self employed and have an easy job.
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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Hello everybody!! Looks like everyone is doing great!

I have been kinda laying low. I've decided to stop trying to give up alcohol. The whole mission for me to stay AF then fail then feel bad about myself just makes me drink more. emoticon

I wish I had the will power that you guys have!!

Instead I've just started paying more attention to being healthy in other ways. I'm eating alot less and healthier and trying to move more. I'm using my fitbit more and actually trying to set goals on it and stick to it. I haven't weighed myself in a long time but I feel like I've lost some. I was at 160 and hoping to get down to 135 again.

This weekend I went to a wine festival that was so much fun! I got this souvenir wine glass during the wine tasting that looks so teeny tiny but is really a normal serving of wine. I'm going to start using it for my wine in the evenings instead of my what know looks huge wine glass.

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hi em, what is bwi?
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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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If you can get the raw nuts and seeds you can make the milks. Lots of recipes. Key is to soak overnight.

Bizi- do you use a mix for the Bloody Marys? I like those too...but will stay away until...
No Booze til goal weight
(no sleep til Brooklyn) lol

ok- on to day 2AF. Brother is excited about wedding. It is casual but I still want the event to be motivational.

Still down to 1 car here but it is good as it is helping me to workout a schedule.
Anyone work out of the house?
I just rejoined flylady (I find it a little annoying) but..I need some organization!

We have been talking about going to the BWI again but have not made up our mind. I think I'd rather go see DS in Cali and go camping next Summer...
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Winter is coming.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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had many bloody mary's tonight. not sure how many but 2 big glasses full.
probably 6 if I had measured them out.
love bloody marys.
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I like almond milk.

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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Jami- I hope that will help. There are other alternative milks too besides the soy. I eat soy but not the isolate version as is in fake meats or protein shakes and when I have it I don't eat much or drink a lot of the milk. Also I eat sea vegetables which are supposed to help balance it out.
I'm sharing that but then I don't have a thyroid issue.
Doctors and studies have not been able to agree on it but you do what you need and hopefully dropping soy will be the key.
Nuts and seeds make good milks too.

I have yet to do my own potato experiment because my DH is on a soft diet and there is all this food like romaine lettuce that has to be eaten as my eldest is away - right now it is just DH and I so then I realized I can't let healthy food go to waste.
BUT I think I can start on Wednesday. I made pesto and there is spaghetti squash to be eaten...
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I know. You would think not drinking for 48 days would not make it worse but my Thyroid has never really fluctuated based on my drinking. They basically killed my Thyroid in 2008 with radiation due to Hashimotos and it has been a roller coaster ever since. The only major change I made was switching to all soy milk, yogurt, and ice cream. Its . a really long time since my numbers have been this abnormal. Hopefully the increase in Synthroid and stopping the soy will improve things. We'll see. It sure explains why I'm not dropping weight though. My metabolism is moving at the pace of a snail!




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wow jami, that is a high thyroid test results.
Mine is elevated when I drink too much.
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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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Hey everyone! You all sound so good. Emily that is a really beautiful ring. The 10 day counting has worked for me so far. I am having some real urges today and am fighting through them. Did you start the potato challenge? I love them and they have a lot of healthy nutrients.

Helene your pictures look great. I bet it feels good to get settled in.

Bizi it sounds like there is always wonderful music and activities where you live. That sounds so fun!

Saffire you have some real restraint being AF in a bar. I'm not sure I could do that.

Garvco emoticon !

Richard I never weigh myself for at least 5 days after drinking alcohol (cause I know it won't be good).

I found out Friday that my Thyroid is out of wack again. My Synthroid has been increased, but it will take about 6-8 weeks for my numbers to get normal again. It may have happened because of my switch to Soy from dairy. My TSH is over 9! That's the end of what I am now referring to as the great dairy experiment. No more soy for me.

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Helene- me too. We popped into an antique store before my birthday dinner and I found that.
My DH kinda gave up buying jewelry as his taste is more futuristic? stream lined I guess?
He did buy a sliver bracelet for Christmas one year tht looks like a ribbon. Very elegant. That was a good pick...
I wash dishes so much to that I hardly wear rings. Then I always find things that are good buys too.

Safire-a good night's sleep makes such a difference! DH is having some snoring problems and I worry. If this keeps up I might have him go to a sleep Dr. to check for sleep apnea.

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Yours looks bigger Em - but similar style for sure. I love the Sapphire stone.

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Helene you are fast at unpacking and all! Looks great!

Garvco welcome!! Glad you are here.

Very pretty ring Zip!

I slept better last night, likely from being so super tired from not sleeping well!

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Bizi- maybe we should move there! I too hope this plan works. I will give it some time and if I don't get results I will go back to traditional ways

Helene- nice and I think we might both have the same sapphire ring. I got mine on my 55th birthday hmmm that is a bad picture of it

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helene, you home looks lovely!
so appealing!
thanks you for posting pictures. It looks great!

I love living in Lafayette, louisiana cajun country.
We have wonderful people, weather though it is too hot in the summer time, mild winters(I hate the cold) and the food here is great! Seafood, gumbo. muffalettos.
I eat at a health food store everyday and we got a whole foods last year.
We have roughly 250,000 people, a great university with something going on, plays, music. We have 2 theatre houses that have some play going on every weekend. Micro brewerys are popping up with good beer! Our downtown area has a monthly art walks and an out doors concert every friday in the spring/fall. We have festival international free music festival in the spring. We have a lot of music festivals here. And places to zydeco dance. We are close to new orleans, 2 1/2 hours east of us. We survived the great flood this past month helping each other.

Awesome place to live!

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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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The new place is coming along - I'm slowly unpacking/organizing and trying to find my groove/routine with the new living arrangements and my daughter's reactions at times of how "I'm ruining HER life" by having moved in the middle of NOWHERE...

Here are a few pics of my decorating/progress

The living room with some Fall Decorations

The bedroom - still a couple of boxes in there to take care of

I setup this little space in the office (inside my bookcase with all my books with recipes and other health related stuff). I also have my self-help books/bookcase in my bedroom with some decorations.

It's starting to feel like home ...

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welcome back garco!!!!
check in often.
Have a great day!

emily, it sounds like you have a good plan in place.
I hope you see the results you would like.
Helene, how is the new place working out?
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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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emoticon GARVCO - so nice to see you again!

Here's to making it a great week!


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Morning Garvco!

Safire- that is nice your Mom said that. It is good to hear. It is hard when we see our parents not make healthy choices

Richard- emoticon

Bizi- It can be hard to know what to do with those old houses. We used to own way back but are renting. We are not sure at all what the future may bring.

Helene- emoticon progress!

Jami- I like your 10 day idea and decided to use it but for weight instead. So I will set 10 pound goals.

Well! The party is over for now emoticon emoticon emoticon
My weight is up. I figured it would be. I'm still hoping to do the mono diet reboot using potatoes BUT I have too much healthy food here and do not want to waste it. Probably for the best as a couple of days of healthy food after that weekend will be good.

I feel fine which I am grateful for considering how much I indulged....
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I will consider myself lucky.

I set ticker for 10 pounds at a time. Still going to go for a different program.
WOE is Eat to Live basically but the workouts will not be done until near target weight.

emoticon of losing. Have about 30 to go. My brother's wedding is a motivator but that happens fairly quickly-

Have a wonderful day all!

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I know the readings in church last week were the Prodigal Son....I may be a week late...but...coming back to SP to try and stick to a plan. This group has been great to me in the past and need some support. Habits have crept back in, wine is too plentiful and I am not going to buy new clothes!

Nothing like a rainy Monday morning to face reality!

I feel better already, just having reached out.

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Weekend got so busy. I took the kids to my parents today and they played in the sprinkler and we had a nice visit. I encouraged my dad to take better care of himself, at least start with drinking more water. Praying he takes it to heart.

My mom texted me after I left that she is proud of me, that was sweet. Made me feel nice to make her proud. It isn't something I often think of as an adult....making the parents proud, so it was a nice surprise message to see. And I know they have worried about me in the past and so I am sure seeing me take good care of my health must make them feel good as parents. I know it would me!

Could have indulged in a lot of junk foods today but I stayed on track. I am fighting those battles and it feels good to win for a change.

I am enjoying the AF life as well.

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emoticon Bizi.

Drinking over the weekend gave my weight an unnecessary 5.5 pound boost.
Now to stay within the guidelines of my Blogs weightloss challenge I will now need to lose 7.7 pounds by next Saturday.
Not an impossible target
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I looked thru the homes for sale section of the paper for open houses to go look and see neighbor hoods etc. I toured thru 4 homes.
Everything had terrible locations.
We are thinking about getting a newer home. Ours is 47 years old...and makes me nervous. I love our neighborhood and house but am afraid of major repairs.
Took an hour nap.

I actually did some work outside today. I took the hose and hosed down the patio. Then I cleaned off the bird cage and rehung it and wiped down 2 small white tables that were black and green from mildew.
yesterday I went to tuesday mornings store and bought a new area floor covering. It is 5x7 and made of bamboo and stained brown.
It looks great on the patio.

I still have to deal with all of the empty pots and planters, years of neglect. Overall, it does look better now though!

Had left over pepper pork stew for dinner and instant miso soup which was pretty good!
After dinner I did some filing for work and made a deposit.
Then we watched an episode of seinfeld which was very funny!
It really was 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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Goo morning!

Popping in- sounds like everybody is doing great which is good for me too when I begin potato time and all that follows with that.

Indulging in both food and drink but will go on scale tomorrow morning.
I know it will be up from salt etc. Drinking quite a bit but oddly enough and glad no pain/hangover just a bit tired which will go away this week.
I still have to look at the pilates tapes since I am switching out weight lifting for that until goal weight

I bought a little journal t record everything. I am glad I am being indulgent for 2 days. Enough is enough!

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Gotta love those comments when people tell you that you look smaller or have lost weight! emoticon

I had a wonderful FULL day retreat filled with great speakers sharing their insights and info to help us be more "InPower" and we had the ability to share things we were wanting to let go of in our lives and I spoke about this issue with Alcohol and how I no longer wanted it to be that unhealthy relationship in my life.

Jami - thanks for the tip about setting goals every 10 days - I did readjust since I hit 10 and in the app the next step was at 30 days and I thought whoa that's far... so I added in the 21. Maybe I will put on at 40 days too. I had cravings today though ... but they have passed and I'm happy to be heading to bed SOBER working on day 11!



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Thank you everyone!! Way to go befit!!

Well went to the movies today and chewed gum the whole time. Went to dinner with my friend and we sat at the bar and she got a margarita and I didn't! Hardest part was telling her I wasn't drinking with her. She at first didn't want to go then. I said it was ok it wouldn't bother me for her to drink in front of me. She seemed concerned about that. I said I'd be fine that I am doing this I just wanted to be able to visit with her.
So we went and it was good and I didn't even really miss it once I got past telling the bartender just water. emoticon

Another cool thing. When she saw me at first she said I look smaller!

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safire, good job substituting. It is hard work that we are doing.
You are worthy of this effort!
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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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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emoticon SAFIRE82 !

I had some mild cravings last night on our 'date night' - I did allow myself a cheat meal but happy with starting day 10 AF today! Double digits!

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SAFIRE82 emoticon on the fizzy water substitution
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yes, rare and appropriate times. Sounds great to me. I was thinking tonight as I faced down a temptation here on merely day 2 again....anyway, was thinking how it will be worth it because when I lose the weight I can enjoy celebrations like New Year's Eve guilt free knowing I can stay away from it 99% of the time. And that I can enjoy moderation. If I gave it now it would be too much.

My husband brought home a Black Box of merlot, my fave! But I went to the store and bought fizzy water as my treat and made myself a healthy snack. Woohoo!

I am working too hard, I can't just give in and derail myself. I need this.

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Jami- woohoo! You are on your way to the 50 days.

I felt very good during the 50 days of AF. It was a time to enjoy simple pleasure of- sleep and water.

I don't think I will count days again. Alcohol will most like become what will become part of rare and appropriate times....

Art opening yesterday was great! So much fun . Tech and art together and some kids were bussed in on a trip.
A little wine and spring rolls.
Glad I am taking some time to indulge- for now

DH did have the rest of the surgery and had this concept of this weekend being a kind of healing one- he can't have alcohol (taking an antibiotic) and has to have soft foods but he has to be on the meds for 10 days anyway so I told him that I was having a well deserved weekend of checking out- hope so anyway.
Then following weekend can be that~
Not playing nurse as it is not that kind of situation- I will make soft foods today but this weekend drinks and fun.

Back to it Monday starting with eating potatoes and following (the cult of) Ray Cronise emoticon
-as I said my brother has a wedding officiated by my DH in December so I want to heading or at goal weight of 127!

Have a wonderful weekend everybody! emoticon


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richard, the yo yoing is frustrating. might as well not even weigh yourself for a couple of days of not drinking to get a truer weight.
The great thing about this is that we get a do over every day we get to start over.
It is a new day a new beginning.
I know sounds tright.
but it is true.
we do start over every day.
try substituting drinking wine with water with a twist of lemon. lecroix is a good fizzy drink of water, I like the grapefruit one.
I know it is hard, day 3 for me.
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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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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the 4th, 10th, 11th and 12th of this month were DD's
See if I can get thru the rest of the month AF
The 3 day stint of DD's caused a weightgain of nearly 3 Kg's of which 0.8 kg still remains 4 days later.
Trouble is that I am not generally satisfied with anything less than 1 bottle(minimum) of wine when I do drink. emoticon



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great job jami!!!!
you are awesome girlfriend!
all y'all are awesome!
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now I really am a southern gal....
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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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Jaminurse, not wanting it sounds awesome! Very awesome progress.

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Thanks for this post JAMINURSE - I hit the 30 days in May and went a couple days past and had some again - I really hope this time there will be the switch where I won't want it or crave it anymore and get a new clarity around the issue thus a new 50 day goal (I may try to hit my 60 days - from this app/pic to fill my screen) ... and then who knows - the next goal is 90 days and the half a year and then a year... Crazy how this little app has me motivated this time lol. I've even changed my ticker on my page relative to this goal and more open about it publicly to keep me even more accountable.


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Emily your pictures are lovely. What a beautiful family!

Helene you can do it! It was so flipping hard for me to finally get to 30 days. I tried for over a year. It was weird because somewhere in between 25 and 35 days I really stopped wanting alcohol and I gained some kind of resolve that I haven't had in the past. I only know I don't want to go back.

Saffire I completely understand the headaches and the spouse who encourages us to imbibe. I think I finally said no enough to my hubby that he finally got it. He doesn't even ask anymore if I want wine.

Bizi you must be over the moon. That's a big loss. Its so hard to get that darn scale to move. Great job!

Richard you have has some great success as well! What you said about Bizi motivating us is so very true!

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emoticon SAFIRE82 and I'm joining you (for 50 days for sure - on day 8 - but seriously considering if alcohol should be part of my life).

As for your hubby not being supportive - that really sucks. My partner likes his beer too and asks me permission to drink (he said he feels bad having some because he wants to support me - but I don't think others should have to change their habits because of my own issues with alcohol).

I am owning this and like you - I'm tired of this weight not moving in the right direction for YEARS... I was in the 160s for a plateau and complained then. At the beginning of this year I was almost at 200 (199.5lbs). I went down to 177 then back up to 187... the yo yo stuff drives me batty. As I'm now 50 - it's not as easy to get the weight off. And in everything I read/see - alcohol is not helping me reach my goals in any way. It's a barrier to me reachign my goals.

So I am calling myself on my own s*&t lol - I WANT to be thin more than I want a drink.

I don't know if I can moderate again like I did when I was at a healthy weight - so an AF period will help me get clearer on that. If I do take it up after 50 days and find myself slipping into daily drinking AGAIN - I'm DONE! No more booze for good!

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Way to go Bizi! That is pretty awesome.

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Thanks everyone for the encouragement. I had beer last night and I have a headache today, wasn't like I had a ton. It just seems that these days any booze at all gives me a headache.

I have been doing a lot of soul searching, the last 7 months did not go the way I wanted them to health wise. I kind of gave up half way through and never got back up. I got mad at myself for quitting but didn't do anything about it. Not sure why. In 7 months I only lost 18 pounds and all of that was at the beginning of those 7 months. I should be nearly out of the 200's by now but I'm not.

So, I am recommiting myself to weight loss goals. It is just time, it has been too long. I expect it will be very hard and I believe I am ready for that struggle. I have to find ways to cope with stress and overwhelm without turning to booze and food. I have to.

It will be especially hard that my husband still drinks beer. He even came to me the past two nights asking me to have some with him, he was buying! We each have a budget every week and I had said I wasn't spending any more money on alcohol, so he offered to buy because he wanted me to hang out with him and watch TV before bed.

I took up knitting recently, that will have to be my go to habit for watching TV with my man. Or folding clothes, or stretching. anything to keep my mind and hands off of beer. Last time I tried to go 30 days I told him I was doing so and it kind of upsets me that I didn't make it. and him asking me if I want it. If I mess up and buy my own I can own that mistake. If he offers to me that is like pushing and I don't appreciate that. I understand it I suppose but I don't appreciate it. So I am not saying anything to him just committing to saying NO every time. I can do it, it will be hard but I know I can. I just can't not do this. I feel so much better over all when I eat healthy and drink water and no alcohol at all, not even a single glass in the evenings. Moderation doesn't seem to work for me and I always end up with a headache even on just a glass of wine. It is crazy, my body is telling me cut it out.

So raising my glass of water to the next 7 months of my life! LOL 7 months has come and gone so very many times, and every year goes faster and faster. The time is going to pass anyway, question is will I still be in the same place 7 months from now? I really do not want that, cannot stand the thought of it.

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emoticon Bizi!! I can't wait to get into the 150s ... haven't seen that in years!

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What a nice bunch emily! family get togethers are great! especially when you don't have to cook or clean up!
down to 153, have not seen that in a long time. so am happy about that. made it thru day 2 of AF last night. Am taking a different way home so as to not drive by whole foods to stop for a beer. Has worked 2 days now!

For dinner last night We had chicken with indian sauce and steamed asparagus,
half an avocado and a cup of mangos and pineapple(NON-ORGANIC!)
It was healthy and tasty. I love the simmering sauces so easy for a couple of bucks. $5.25 for each meal. Not bad.
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saphire, don't be shy! post anything you want! This way we get to know more about you, not just if you drink or not. WE are more than just drinking!
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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, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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going away dinner was awesome!

(liked sharing pics but then I remember I don't know everyone here so took them down)


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Happy Thursday team,

Safire- yes emoticon sometimes I feel bad if I don't get time to respond but this is good place to vent/

Richard- you are right about it. When we commit to weight loss booze just derails.
However...
This weekend I am going to indulge in some very needed alone time. And other indulgences.
I'm mindful going into it.

Helene- hope you feel better. Fantastic numbers for your first week!

Dinner was wonderful. Some had some fancy things. I had a wrapand 2 beers (did not drive)and we all sample family style so tasted DS' seitan dish and DD's scallops and a couple bites of DH's hamburger

Got to call car place- as there is a spot in windshield that is not quite right- little gap.

Eldest kid has art opening tonight!

I wrote my last blog until I get to goal- www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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and plan on having some alone time-
I know we have to get up at 3 on Saturday emoticon so I will most like go back to bed and then this weekend chillax and indulge in some last drinks and things.

Then:9/19- Take stats and stay on track. My track will be quite different as far as exercise-
no more crazy hard workouts but get up later - more sleep.
Food- back to what I had planned and really stick to that. It is unlike what most do at my age as it is not low carb- many go on the eat animal protein with veggies and snacks but this one is high in complex carbs and only 3 meals a day no snacks.
I am eager to start the experiment yet feel I need to let loose...
at least I think so as I will be all alone
BUT I might change my mind and begin this weekend. I doubt it- my weight will just be up higher if I indulge...

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Richard I can so relate to the rapid weight gain when I drink - you are right - it's not worth it if our goal is to lose weight - it's a barrier.

SAFIRE82 - never feel timid to post. We welcome all posts and love hearing from you!

My cold was bad last night - woke up at 3am and getting ready to do my workout at 4am. Down 3.5lbs since last Thursday and 3.5 inches in ONE WEEK! It pays to be consistent with healthy habits! Day 4 of my clean eating challenge today!

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