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Day 297 AF out of 324 Days

Tuesday, July 02, 2019


I had to get 'real' with myself and acknowledge how far I've come rather than feel like I've fallen short of my goal to be 100% AF.

I'm not resigned to follow the 90/10 rule with my eats, drinks and workouts (although I am limited post surgery to doing very little for another 4 weeks).


I've been off work since my surgery (June 17th) and took two weeks totally 'off' - including not logging in or being online and it was a much needed break. What I've learned is that I need to allow myself some wiggle room and I need to not put so much pressure on myself to be 100% perfect... because it just ends up bringing me to crash and binge and fall completely off course.

July 1st was my reset to doing a Dry July with the Cutting Down the Booze team and my Facebook AF groups (Lose da Booze and another closed group for age 50+ members).

It's summer time and it's not always easy to say no to drinks - but there are so many great alternatives out there. I made a batch of Sassy Water to have tomorrow... a great recipe for helping to reduce bloating. I used mint leaves in mine.

Hoping to reset my sleeping schedule tonight too as I've been having a hard time sleeping with the pain/discomfort. Did a bit of walking today and ate better today than yesterday and to me that's a WIN!

Acknowledging my WINS versus my shortcomings! Hitting 297 Days AF in my one year period which will end August 12, 2019 - at over 90% AF days!
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  • IMEMINE1
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    98 days ago
  • MDOWER1
    sorry I missed this on the 2nd but you are doing great AF is hard but you can do it and you will do it because you can
    Hope your feeling better and a fast recuperation and I hope that all is well now
    101 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Hope you have a speedy recovery Helene. Take it easy hun emoticon
    104 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Glad to hear from you, Helene.
    And remember....loooooong ago, when u were in school 90% was an A, an excellent, an exemplary, a way above average grade, something to be proud of and for your parents to brag about!
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    104 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Wishing you a speedy recuperation and good for you for being gentle w/yourself. It's exactly what you'd say to someone else is necessary! (((HUGS))))
    104 days ago
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