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Yesterday was a total melt down. My sisters lymph node biopsy came back positive. I drank yesterday and fortunately had sobered up by the time we talked last night. I am not coping with this well at all. I won't allow myself to freak out on my sister. She needs me to be strong and support her. She is the strongest person I know and she is terrified. No more booze, its the only way I am going to be the sister I need to be.

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12/10/14 7:50 P

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My reason for remaining AF today is that I really have no desire to drink tonight.

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12/7/14 10:57 A

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Thanks Elle. You are right. We still don't know what stage it is. I think I am so worried because she is not very healthy to begin with.

I am feeling better today. More focused and positive.

Reasons to remain AF today:

1. Alcohol clouds my judgment and makes things seem unsurmountable.

2. The day after I drink any alcohol I feel like I am stuck in a panic attack.

3. I want to feel good about my choices.

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12/6/14 8:10 P

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I'm so sorry. You were strong not to drink that day.

You have to give yourself a break, both you and your sister have a hard road ahead. Be gentle with yourself. You are going to have to be strong for your sister. emoticon

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12/6/14 10:00 A

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I feel so beat down. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 days ago. I did not drink the day I found out. I drank last night and ate. I feel ashamed and heavy. I was so proud of myself yesterday for getting up and running on the treadmill before work. My anxiety is off the charts. Why do I do this to myself? It ends the same way every time.

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12/2/14 1:58 P

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I know all the good reasons to not drink, and I know Its gonna be hard. Don,t want to lose hubby. He threatened to leave me if I kept it up. I take bi-polar meds, but doc cut them way back. All of you are helping me! thx Cherie

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11/30/14 5:34 P

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You are so welcome. Your support really keeps me on track.

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Thank you for posting today, Athena.

I was going to have a drink or two tonight (figuring tomorrow is Monday the 1st - good day to start fresh) But why? I don't need it, and I'll sleep better and feel better tomorrow without it!

Timing is everything, again, thanks for posting.

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11/30/14 2:43 P

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Reasons to remain AF:

1. I just spent 45 minutes on the treadmill. I ran for 20. I don't think I would have the energy for that if I drink the night before.

2. I feel strong and in control of my choices. I like feeling in control.

3. When I drink alcohol, I feel disappointed in myself.

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11/29/14 12:19 P

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Thanks Elle!

Reasons to remain AF today!

1. Being AF is a reward, not a punishment.

2. I want to nourish my mind and body.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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11/26/14 9:57 A

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Reason to remain AF today.

1. Because I act like a jerk when I drink.

That was not easy to type, but its the truth.

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11/19/14 9:23 A

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Reason's to remain AF today:

1. I had a MOD night last night and I feel crummy this am.

2. Alcohol is poison for me. That point is always clarified by how it impacts me physically and emotionally. Regardless of the amount.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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11/15/14 3:11 P

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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. Finally, the anxiety has passed again.

2. I am getting decent sleep.

3. Lately, I get really grouchy, even with one glass of wine.

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11/14/14 9:41 P

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BEECEE I completely agree. I feel like my emotions are not real when I have been drinking. For the most part it really brings me down. It takes me about a week after any alcohol for intake my emotions to settle down. Its just not worth it.

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A reason I was thinking about yesterday is about experiencing all my emotions in a real way.

Before I stopped drinking, I was afraid that I would not be able to cope with bad feelings without it. But what I've found is that I'm actually better equipped to deal with stress or anger or sadness without it. But that's not the reason I'm thinking of to be AF. The real reason is that I also feel happy and joyful more often now. Who knew that the alcohol I was medicating bad feelings with were also blunting the good ones? The difference is real and wonderful! I thought I was crazy at first, but then I read another blogger who described the same thing. Regular alcohol use depresses you because alcohol acts as a depressant! Sometimes now I just look around and notice how pretty the leaves are, or how crisp and clean the air smells. I feel so much better. Of course there are times that I crave that temporary numbness, but I never want to go back to the emotional numbness and low-level depression I was in while drinking.

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11/13/14 5:22 P

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Reasons for remaining if today:

1. I know if I drink tonight, I will be foggy tomorrow.

2. If I drink tonight, my appetite will be off the scale tomorrow.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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11/11/14 12:11 P

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Oh, Athena, you're so good at this. Thanks for sharing!

LOVE number #3!!! So true . . .I can't think of a single pro, either! emoticon

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Hi Carol. I love those reasons. I think the one that rings so strong for me is being in control. If I drink any alcohol, I feel a tremendous loss of control.

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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. Tomorrow is my physical fitness test

2. I finally have a nice stretch of AF days again

3. I can't think of one single pro for drinking alcohol

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Maureen, I really liked #2 & #5 (they were all good, though!). I finally got an AF day in, but then blew it the next day. I know I have to get to 3 or 4 days AF before I start to feel better, so here's to trying again.

1. If I'm truly concentrating on my health, alcohol has to go!
2. I REALLY want to be in control.
3. It's a no-brainer that those empty calories are stalling my weight loss journey.

Carol

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11/6/14 9:47 A

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Hi Maureen. I love your reasons for AF and will use them today as they apply to me! Somewhere down the road I convinced myself that alcohol relaxes me when in fact the complete opposite is true. I have found that by cutting back as much as I have, wine no longer tastes good to me. Now to clear that final hurdle of complete elimination (my goal).

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1. I don't need alcohol to relax, and feel good.
2. I care about my body, and mind.
3. I have to walk over 5 miles just to stay even if I have a couple of beers!
4. I can't get to my goal weight if I drink alcohol.
5. I respect myself more when I'm in control of my habits.
6. My husband is an ex alcoholic.
7. My family in England make alcohol a part of their daily routine. I don't want to be like them.
8. I want to be a role model for my kids.

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Yeah, Athena, and all who are going to be AF today!

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Reasons to be AF today:

1. I have gone down a pants size.

2. I burned 350 calories on the treadmill today.

3. I deserve to be fit and healthy.

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Please get it checked out, something isn't right. Just a small glass of wine shouldn't have that much of a reaction. Go!!!

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Your right, I need to. Like an idiot I had a glass of wine last night and here I am at 0200 in the morning with that burning feeling in my stomach. It was a small glass too.

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I just read about your trip to the ER. Scary.

I'd get a second opinion just in case

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10/27/14 12:06 P

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Reasons to remain AF:

1. My mind is clear and focused.

2. I am in control of what I consume.

3. I don't need alcohol to be happy and enjoy life.

4. I feel defeated when I give in and drink.

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10/24/14 11:02 A

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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. I am convinced now more than ever that alcohol is poison for me in any amount. I had 2 glasses of wine last Saturday. Several hours later I developed nausea and spent hours in the restrooom. had to go to te ER and get 3 liters of fluid. Endoscopy says I have no ulcer, but I think that is bunk. Don't ever want to feel like that again. I know I have other abdominal issues and I just can't tolerate any amount of alcohol.

2. I am dangerously close to breaking into the 130's! That is a big motivator for me.


Have a great day!


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Hi STHOMAS1009. I am so glad you found this helpful. Sometimes they are hard for me to write. I have found that the reasons for me to remain AF really don't change a lot. I use them to try and break my cycle of justifying drinking alcohol. My goal is to stop drinking completely. Hope you are doing well!

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I've read every post in this thread. Many of your reasons to be AF are my reasons too.

My resons to be AF today ...
1. I'm tired of not remembering what I ate the night before.
2. I'm tired of my pants being tight.
3. I'm tired of waking up and still feeling drunk.

This will be Day 1

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I had a really terrible day. I wanted so bad to have a glass of wine. But I won't, I know that I will feel worse if I do. And I will feel terrible tomorrow. No alcohol tonight.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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Carol, Thank you! I love your reasons and they all apply to me. We can do this! And tonight, I look forward to some sleep.

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Athena . . . I'm so glad you resurrected this thread! I love your daily reasons for AF . . . so insightful!!!. Let me try

1. I'm disappointed that I've slipped back into bad habits (I was good for so long!). And I don't like disappointing myself; I'm better than that.

2. I'm not getting enough sleep & what I do get, is poor quality sleep.

3. And most importantly, I remember how good I used to feel when I abstained. I sooo want that again.



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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. I am so tired of having to start over.

2. When I drink any alcohol at all it affects me physically and my anxiety is off the scale

3. My Thyroid function is all messed up again. I know that is contributing to my anxiety and feeling down.

Day # 4 AF today

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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. I can't believe I have arrived at nine days AF! Honestly, tonight was hard. I was so tempted to ask my husband to grab me a bottle of wine. Not having it in the house definitely helps.

2. I became a grandma this past Sunday. What a privilege to be present when that beautiful baby came into this world.

3. My anxiety is in check.

4. I want to continue this streak.

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Reasons to remain AF:

1. My skin actually looks brighter.

2. I don't have dark circles under my eyes.

3. I slept better last night.

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Reason's to stay AF today:

1. Any day now my grandchild will be here!!

2. I am proud of myself to once again be at day 4 AF!

3. I am ready to run again today.

4. I am worth the effort it takes to be healthy!

5. Wine erodes the enamel of your teeth. Specifically white wine.

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Day 2 of running on my new treadmill. I have decided I will build up to a 5k. Its been 3 years since I did one of those. Reasons to remain AF:

1. I want to feel as good tomorrow as I did today.

2. I don't want to increase my appetite!

3. I want to enjoy every minute of every day. No more shame. I always feel guilty when I drink because I know its not good for me.

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Reasons to remain AF today!

1. I feel great this am with no alcohol last night.

2. Today I start my Nordic Track training. I have decided to prepare for and run a 5k

3. 11 days until Khloe!

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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Reasons to remain AF:

1. I accomplished 6 days AF and had a glass of wine last night and was so foggy today. Making many silly mistakes at work.

2. The Nordic track has arrived and as of yesterday is in the room. My husband still has to complete assembly but he's doing it tomorrow.

3. My grandchild will be here in 2 weeks!

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I had a gin and tonic last night. It was strange because it really did no even taste good. I stopped at just one and felt good about that. This morning I feel very drained. I am so glad I did not drink more than one.

My list of reasons to be alcohol free today:

1. I bought a Nordic-Track treadmill (waiting for it to arrive). I am committing to getting on that thing every single day. I feel so much better when I don't drink any alcohol at all.

2. I have finally lost the 3-4 pounds I put on in July. I want to be in the 120 weight range. I know I can do that. Alcohol will only impede my efforts.

3. I believe that alcohol really is poison for my body, regardless of how I may justify the need to drink.

4. I can and will do this.

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Because the scale finally moved in the right direction! I'm not going to mess with that!


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You are worth it - don't ever forget it emoticon

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Thanks for the support Elle! I appreciate it more than I can say!

Reasons to remain AF:

1. I feel strong. Today is day three again!
2. I slept well last night. I want to sleep well tonight.
3. I am worth the effort this takes. My health is worth the effort of being AF

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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. The scale is slowly moving in the correct direction.

2. I really have no urge to drink tonight.

3. I don't want those empty calories!

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I feel great today! Reasons to remain AF:

1. I don't want to drink wine.

2. I don't need to drink wine.

3. I do need to sleep, and control my eating.

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Well I have been MIA from this little thread lately, but I am still here! I continue to believe AF is the way to be (for me). I really wish that I could be that girl who can have 1-2 cocktails only on the weekend. But its just not me. I don't have that self control and its time I faced that. My reason for remaining AF today are:

1. I am heading in to a 8-9 day stretch of work. I am a Critical Care instructor and I need to be clear headed and focused!

2. Alcohol is poison for me and not only to I feel yucky the net day, I feel lousy when I drink.

3. I want this monkey off my back.

4. I am worth the effort this will require.

5. I am tired of making excuses, I had a bad day, I want to celebrate. All excuses or giving myself permission to do something I know is just bad for me.

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Thank you. I feel really good to be on day three. This time I am going to make it at least 90 days! Reasons to remain AF:

1. I believe in myself.

2. I love myself.

3. I will not make excuses!

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I am going for the entire month of August AF. I had 18 days AF in July. I have re-started Medifast and will post my new weight tomorrow. Reasons to be AF:

1. I got a good nights sleep last night.

2. Every time I drink now I binge.

3. I know I have the willpower to over come this.

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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. Due to my little 5 day drinking streak I have gained 5 real pounds. Too much alcohol and stress eating. I am back in control.

2. I don't know whats up with this but every time I drink lately I get in a really bad mood. Even when I start in a great mood. Maybe it really is time for me to just not drink at all.

3. Its a big waste of money.



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Live the life you have imagined.”
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I was MOD last night and as a result I ate too much!

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Yes, sleep is important emoticon

xoxo elle~


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Reasons to remain AF:

1. I has two glasses of wine last night and felt crummy this am.

2. I slept terrible last night.

3. I am currently hyper thyroid again. Wine will only make this situation worse!

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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I feel fantastic. Why would i want to drink wine and mess up this good feeling? I wish I could bottle this feeling up. My reasons to remain AF:

1. I need to control my appetite and when I drink I eat.

2. Lately I have been really crabby when I drink, even a little.

3. I am in te middle of a 7 day run at work and I need to remain strong and very focused.



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I have a really bad headache. I feel bloated today and drinking would only make that worse. I get crabby when I drink.

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Hey guys. We found out Friday that the tumor is benign. We are so very fortunate. The tumor he has is very rare. Surgery for removal, but not cancer! I think that was the longest month of my life.

Reasons to remain AF today:

1. I feel clear and ready to take on this day!

2. The scale has really gone up.

3. I have to get ready for the baby shower!

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Last Saturday night I had 2 drinks and had a lazy Sunday, No energy to do anything.

No drinks last night and this morning I woke up early feeling great and ready to tackle the day

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Athena - Any news?

Reasons today :

I drank last night & now feel ill
I want to do yoga in my garden this evening
I want to the scales move
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Here I am...


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We find out tomorrow if he has breast cancer. I am lost.

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SCRUMPTIOUSK you can do it!!!


Today I choose to remain AF because:

1. I am stronger with a clear mind.

2. Alcohol is poison for me.

3. I choose self control.

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Day 2 -
my underwear doesn't fit
I cried & cried this morning due to feeling so low
I felt sick to the point of trying not to be sick
I went to Bootcamp, blasted it so why would I spoil that!!

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May I add that I had 2 drinks last night and lost all motivation to get things done this morning!

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SCRUMPTIOUSK Your reasons sound good to me!

I will add that my husband needs me to be focused and the scale has moved in the wrong direction.

Here's to remaining AF today.

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Great reasons everyone! emoticon

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I feel crap today
I no longer want to be bloated
I want to have quality time with my family
My 13yr old daughter needs me to be focused
I have work tomorrow


Here I am...


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