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8/17/14 6:19 P

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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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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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8/14/14 8:27 P

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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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8/11/14 9:51 A

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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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8/8/14 9:34 A

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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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Edited by: ATHENA1966 at: 8/8/2014 (09:35)
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Live the life you have imagined.”
~ Henry David Thoreau


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8/2/14 9:44 A

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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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8/1/14 7:11 A

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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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7/30/14 10:27 A

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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.”
~ Henry David Thoreau


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I was MOD last night and as a result I ate too much!

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.”
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7/27/14 12:02 P

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Yes, sleep is important emoticon

xoxo elle~


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7/27/14 10:41 A

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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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7/25/14 10:33 A

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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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Live the life you have imagined.”
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7/22/14 6:38 P

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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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7/16/14 7:10 P

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

Edited by: ATHENA1966 at: 7/17/2014 (09:36)
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7/14/14 8:01 P

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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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7/14/14 3:49 P

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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!!

Xxxx


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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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7/13/14 9:35 A

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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


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7/11/14 7:14 P

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Elle I did feel better this morning and I slept last night. I think I'll move on to day 2 AF.

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You will sleep great tonight
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Today. I just don't want to drink. Got a really bad headache last night with 2 rather small glasses of wine.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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7/9/14 11:51 A

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Thank you. I actually poured the wine back in the bottle. Todays reason to remain AF:

1. I am petrified to get on the scale.

2. I feel better without alcohol.

3. Today I feel in control

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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Hugs - Maybe just having a clear head can be your reason

xoxo elle~


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Today I just can't think of one. Things are just going from bad to worse. My husband may have cancer and my daughter in law has been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I know I will be better when we get the biopsy results and my love has the surgery. I keep telling myself it will all be ok. Not AF tonight.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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7/7/14 6:00 P

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Reason to remain AF:

1. I was not ravenously hungry today. For some reason I am super hungry the day after alcohol. On to day two!

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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7/6/14 10:38 P

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Today I am AF. I feel better and I am looking forward to a good nights sleep.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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7/5/14 10:35 A

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I have honestly not been coping well. Lots of crying. Lots of wine. Lots of not letting my husband see my terror. This has to stop. I am going over to the sink to pour out the last of the large bottle of wine I have been drinking. This is done today.


Reasons to be AF:

1. My husband needs me
2. I have gained weight and am bloated.
3. Today will be another foggy day due to hitting the sauce last night.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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7/3/14 12:44 P

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The truth is that any amount of alcohol will cloud my judgment, alter my ability to cope, and therefore alter my ability to support my husband. Drinking at this point would be selfish on my part. I won't do it.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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“The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and the faith to believe it is possible.”
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Today I need to get myself together so I can be strong for my husband. We met with his oncology surgeon on Tuesday and the surgeon believes my husband had breast cancer. He and I are both very scared. Reason to stay AF today:

1. Not falling apart.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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These are great!

If anyone needs a little motivation, I'm going to recommend they read a few of these posts!
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xoxo elle~


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I slept well last night. I feel good this morning. I want to feel the same way tomorrow when I wake up!

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.”
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6/29/14 7:28 P

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I am worth the effort it takes to remain AF.

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6/28/14 9:07 A

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Today I will remain AF. My mind is clear and open. I slept so nicely last night. I did not eat that blueberry donut that was calling my name. My mind was not clouded by alcohol, telling me, "go ahead it does not matter". That is a big accomplishment for me.

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6/27/14 1:59 P

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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. I always feel crummy the day after I drink, regardless of how much I drink.

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6/25/14 9:41 P

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List of Reasons to be AF:

1. The US and labs for my liver are normal!

2. I want to be healthy!

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

1. I am committed to 5 days AF!

2. I need some sleep!

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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6/23/14 5:25 P

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Reasons to remain AF:

1. I weighed in at 139 today

2. Tomorrow is my official physical fitness test for the military.

3. I got some sleep last night.

4. I was not ravenously hungry today.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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6/22/14 1:06 P

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Today I chose to be AF. I slept well last night. Once again I feel in control of my choices. The bloat that comes with even a few glasses of wine is not worth it. Wine does not make me feel good.

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When I have more than a drink or two, I usually wake up in the middle of the night!
Good reason, I like my sleep too much emoticon LOL

xoxo elle~


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Why do I want to be AF today?

1. When I drink I always eat things I normally would not.

2. I beleive my alcohol consumption is the single biggest factor in my weight gain.

3. Had wine last night, woke up at 0130 this am and now I am dog tired (at work).

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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. I feel really good this am. Day 3 and I slept well last night.

2. I did not over eat last PM and I ate healthy food.

3. Once again I feel in control and have a strong sense of clarity.

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HAPPIESTMAMA-I feel much better today! I love your reasons to be AF!

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Hi Athena, thanks for the support. How do you feel today?

Reasons for today:
1. My belly looks flatter after not drinking for only 2 days
2. I have made good food choices for these two days
3. My kids don't need to see their mother drinking every day

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List of reasons to be AF today:

1. I feel 100% better today.

2. I am in the military and have to do my physical fitness test soon. I will perform better on my test if I remain AF.

3. I slept better last night.

4. I want to use my calories for food!

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List of reasons to remain AF today:

1. I had 2 glasses of wine last night, slept like dirt, and felt crummy today (sounds familiar).

2. I look forward to feeling better tomorrow.

3. The anxiety is back full force.

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HAPPIESTMAMA I could not agree more. Its crazy the impact that alcohol has on blood sugar. I have found that the day after drinking I am so hungry. I believe it is the fluctuation in blood sugar that causes that hunger. Here is hoping that you meet your goals for the day!

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Reasons to be AF today:

1) It's bad for me! Extra calories and poor food decisions as a result are just a few of the reasons that it's bad for me!

2) I don't like being overweight - alcohol is in my way to reaching my weight goals

3) I don't like the crazy dips in blood sugar that I have been feeling lately! It is time to get my blood sugar under control

This was really helpful, I feel better :)
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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. Alcohol is poison. For some of us, it is more lethal.

2. I felt in control last night and today. I choose not to drink.

3. I know that many can drink in moderation. I know this is not the case for me.

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Reasons to be AF:

1. I want control of my life.

2. Drinking alcohol makes me feel ill.

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Reasons to be AF today:

1. I love myself.
2. I deserve to be healthy
3. I am happier when I feel healthy
4. I want to be stronger
5. Alcohol does not even taste good to me anymore

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CLEANINGUP you ROCK!

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Reasons to be AF today:

I want to feel wonderful.
I want to nourish my body properly.
I want to perform well at work.
I want to give it my all at tomorrow morning's tough workout.
I want to be proud of myself.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day today!

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Well I found out yesterday via an EGD some new reasons to remain AF. Todays reasons are:

1. I have a Hiatal Hernia
2. I have reflux esophagitis
3. I was clear headed again today.
4. I am determined come hell or high water to beat this!

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Thanks, I felt pretty crummy when I woke up today. Reason to be AF today:

1. My body can't tolerate alcohol!

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ATHENA1966, don't beat yourself up. I had a pretty bad weekend alcohol wise. I was not planning to remain AF for the weekend, but I definitely drank more than planned, although less than I normally would so I guess it's all baby steps. Today is a new day and you have the strength to pick yourself up and start again! Yesterday was good and I was AF as planned just did not post here. Proud of myself for refusing a cocktail last night when my hubby made himself one (actually he made himself two) and I love how it made me feel to say no! I was surprised to see how easy it was. I am getting my power back. Will definitely be AF again today. I have an appointment today for my annual physical, then straight to work. I have my breakfast and lunch ready to bring with me already (love being prepared) and in fact it helped last night to busy myself with the prep and doing things around the house. Much better than sitting there drinking. My daughter is coming over tonight (we strength train together) and I can't wait to see her and hear how her weekend was. Reasons for to be AF today:

I want to make healthy choices for myself
I want to feel proud of my decisions
I want to feel in control and not controlled
I want to rejoin the human race!


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Well my reasons did not work out. It was a really crummy day and week. Today when I came home, I just needed a glass of wine.

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Elle and Carol, Thank you so much for the encouragment, it means a lot. I honeslty feel like this is helping me (and hopefully others too).

Reasons to be AF today:

1. Today is day 7. It has been a while amf I am really happy to be here.

2. I remember what I ate yesterday and the day before that. The feeling of not remebering what I ate or did the night before, is something I don't want to feel again.

3. I really do feel in control.

Have a great day all!

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It really is an accomplishment, Athena . . . please be proud of yourself! We all know how difficult it is, and you are doing great!!! LOVE the AF reasons. Very inspiring!
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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. Today I feel pretty good with no alcohol for 6 or 7 days ( I have to count). That in and of itself is an accomplishment.

2. I still have not bought any wine!

3. I am thinking very clearly.

4. My mood is better. emoticon

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Thank you! I'm happy for you too! Have a super weekend!!

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CLEANINGUP I am so happy for you. It really does feel good to wake up and realize that we got through another day AF. You have a great plan. I was able to stay strong as well. I have decided that I am not going buy any more alcohol. Today is day 5 for me. Sending you Spark Strength!

Reason to be AF today:
1. I want alcohol out of my life.
2. I know that moderation will never work for me.
3. I no longer want to be altered, not even a little.
4. For me alcohol really is poison.


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ATHENA1966 - I did it! I hope you stayed strong too. I feel amazing today, not only physically but mentally. I'm proud of myself! I've already set myself up for an amazing day. Going to an early morning boot camp workout, already have my lunch packed and ready to grab for work, and have my menu planned for next week so I can zip through the grocery store tonight. I plan on staying strong again tonight - my motivation is that my trainer said tomorrow's boot camp is going to be a KILLER! Last thing I want to do is try to keep up with a killer workout with a hangover!

So, for purposes of this thread I'll put down my reasons to be AF today:

I want to be efficient tonight and accomplish all the tasks I plan to do.
I want to sleep well tonight.
I want to nourish my body.
I want to feel great tomorrow and be strong to get a great workout.
I want to feel in control, not feel controlled.
I want to be proud of myself.


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CLEANINGUP those are wonderful reasons. Today, I am going with your list. I hope to stay strong. Thank you !

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Reasons to be AF today:

I want to feel proud of myself.
I want to feel in control, not controlled.
I want to sleep well tonight.
I want to feel great tomorrow.
I want to be clear headed tomorrow.
I want to nourish my body.


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Reasons to remain AF today:

1. Tomorrow I must get on the scale and if I don't remain AF it won't be pretty.

2. I only have one bottle of wine left and I don't want to waste any more money on friggin wine!

3. Today is day three and I am out of the anxiety woods again! Last night the anxiety was unbelievable. I must push through. I can do this. For myself.


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Reasons today to remain AF:

1. Today, I want be nice to myself, and nourish my body.

2. I felt clear headed this am when I woke up.

3. I slept well last night and hope to tonight.

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