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  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,643 Member Member Posts: 4,643 Member
    JenT304 wrote: »
    I'm down 6.2 lbs due to no alcohol which led to sensible food choices and portion control. My annual physical is Jan 6 which is about 7 weeks away. I'm hoping to be down 20 and have my liver and cholesterol numbers in the excellent range. I like my Dr. so much I am doing it for her praise as much as for my own benefit. I promised her last year I would try and I don't want her to think I am not listening to her advice.
    @RubyRed427 You have totally got this. Glad you have a plan and have a great time!
    @FeelinFooFoo I am so proud and inspired by you! Great job!
    Have a great and healthy weekend, Everyone!

    Congrats on the weight loss !

    You have always been an inspiration for me, on this thread 🤗💖 you totally rock your goals!
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 2,975 Member Member Posts: 2,975 Member

    @JenT304 Congrats on your weight loss!!! Yahoo! xo
    The scrapbook girls have been texting this morning... one is bringing Crown apple bottle and other lots of alcohol she stated.... I will sit there with my teapot and tea. I'm bringing all the tea elements to scrapbooking.
  • dbanks80dbanks80 Member Posts: 3,657 Member Member Posts: 3,657 Member
    WOW @JenT304 that is awesome weight loss!! Congratulations! It makes a huge difference with no alcohol.

    @RubyRed427 You got this! I know you will refrain and be strong.

    I am doing well. Haven't been drinking. My Alpha Strength class is having a dinner get together. I cannot make it because i have to work tonight. Glad i have an excuse not to drink.

    Next Thursday I am going to ATL to celebrate my sisters 50th bday. She already told me she bought a case of champagne!! Good grief!! I am feeling a little anxiety around that. This is the first time seeing her since my son's funeral and I DO NOT want this trip to turn into a pity party about me. I told her I am celebrating her bday. I dont want to about my son, her nephew. I need a nice break.

    Hope you all have a great weekend!!
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 2,975 Member Member Posts: 2,975 Member
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    WOW @JenT304 that is awesome weight loss!! Congratulations! It makes a huge difference with no alcohol.

    @RubyRed427 You got this! I know you will refrain and be strong.

    I am doing well. Haven't been drinking. My Alpha Strength class is having a dinner get together. I cannot make it because i have to work tonight. Glad i have an excuse not to drink.

    Next Thursday I am going to ATL to celebrate my sisters 50th bday. She already told me she bought a case of champagne!! Good grief!! I am feeling a little anxiety around that. This is the first time seeing her since my son's funeral and I DO NOT want this trip to turn into a pity party about me. I told her I am celebrating her bday. I dont want to about my son, her nephew. I need a nice break.

    Hope you all have a great weekend!!

    I have been thinking of you. It may be hard to abstain but you can do it. You may want to have a mantra "not one sip" or " I will feel so good in the morning."

    When I went to Nashville with friends for a weekend, they drank in each and every bar. I tagged along and had my fill of club soda with a lime, but I also went to Starbucks a few times for specialty coffee drinks. So, have a back up- bring some good alternatives or go and get coffee for a treat. Order AF mojitos or other AF drinks.

    Best part of your trip may be mornings- beautiful breakfasts, maybe a hike, delicious coffees and NO hangover. That will be so refreshing!! Enjoy your sister's birthday <3

  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,643 Member Member Posts: 4,643 Member
    https://amp.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/08/adrian-chiles-honest-about-alcohol-drinks-industry-dangers

    Found this quite interesting reading. The alcohol industry relies on problem drinkers!
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,643 Member Member Posts: 4,643 Member
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,643 Member Member Posts: 4,643 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    Couple of observations....

    My brother looks like a zombie this morning (drank almost a full bottle of vodka to himself last night)

    Someone at work yesterday said they would be having a drink with their family later on. What stuck out was the fact they felt they had to justify their drinking by saying "Well, it is Friday after all!" ........

    So, the day of the week dictates when you should drink alcohol? If that's not social conditioning, I don't know what is. Also, the weekend gives the excuse to get totally out of it.....probably a marketing tool so that the booze companies and pubs can rake it in every single weekend.....🤑🤑🤑


    Ouch! I can feel his pain way over here. I have looked and felt like that dozens of times. It is so soul crushing besides feeling like you want to die from the hangover pain.

    As much as I truly wish I could drink. I know that if I bought a bottle of vodka today, it would be gone in two days. I would just keep topping off my drink. I have zero limits.
    But Foo Foo at least it wasn't you. Sometimes, it's ok to think that. He will learn and he will want what you have.

    He looked truely horrendous this morning! He couldn't even summon the strength to talk at an audible level when I popped my head into his room, to offer him some much needed food! Plus, he looks quite flat today since he managed out of bed. But he insists he is 'okay'. It reminds me of the books I'v read that point out how much society has normalised hangovers. Despite the fact it's the body saying 'I'm sick'.

    And yeah, I felt really glad and grateful that I was up and about, singing and dancing around making breakfast! I have had so many wasted days feeling the way he did. Too many.
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