Less Alcohol - JULY 2019 - One Day at a Time

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  • globalhiker
    globalhiker Posts: 1,517 Member
    beebva4 wrote: »
    July 15, 2019 2:02PM
    July 14, 2019 12:13PM

    7/13 - AF
    7/14 - AF - man did it feel good going af for TWO days! I can't remember last time I did that! I feel good, I didnt even feel like or think of wanting anything yesterday. I'll be keeping it up today going AF!
    7/15 - AF

    You are doing GREAT! Congrats! Look at the weekend days as no different. Pick a weekend day, Plan for Success, and Plan a REWARD to look forward to (mall trip?)
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,547 Member
    Alzzi_2 wrote: »
    Feeling down today, I was ready for a wine, but called myself into a cuppucino instead.
    Unbelievable day, I just want it to be over. Unfortunately reaching for the TQ for comfort. I will be better tomorrow.

    I just checked the calander. We are in an interesting full moon phase, The Thunder Moon July 15-18. Hang in there!!
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,547 Member
    edited July 2019
    I was trying to find something that explains why we are on some level craving alcohol around 24 hours after we last had it (something chemical)--which explains why it's difficult to have an AF day after a drinking day. Didn't find it, but did find this interesting blog post on how alcohol has been normalized for moms. https://www.mirandaincharlotte.com/no-mommy-juice-wine-oclock-beg/ She's spot-on--wine companies are laughing all the way to the bank (while some moms are crying all the way to detox, supervised visits, jail, or worse).
    I woke up the other morning at 5 a.m. craving donuts. I rarely crave/eat sweets, but I think a lack of wine left a sweet void. Luckily laziness won. o:)

    Funny....I stopped at our Irving and bought a glazed cake dounut Monday night. Nothing else....just the darn dounut.😆

    I read the Miranda in Charlotte piece. Oh my gosh yes. The alcohol advertising industry is smothering us with cute little gifts and novelties that want to push us to pick up a glass or bottle. Several years ago I stopped buying any greeting cards, gifts etc that referred to alcohol.

    Hope your doing well with your AF goals.
    Good read thanks for sharing the link.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,546 Member
    I am going to continue into July with a goal of 4-5 AF days per week. It is great to be able to check in here each day. Thank you for looking after us @MissMay : - )

    May - 18 AF days
    June - 16 AF days - Really had to backload that one! It was nearing the end of the month and I was only at 12 AF days. Maybe going to try to get more in at the beginning of the month this time, so if invited for wine or a cocktail party with gfs later in the month I can actually go.

    July 01 - AF
    July 02 - AF - Guess that I will start my tally at the bottom : - ) I realize now that 16AF days (4 per week) in a 31 day month is like having drinks every second day!
    July 03 - AF - Today was no problem to be AF, but yesterday was a long hard day and I really felt like kicking back and having a couple of drinks - I just didn't. I even bought some of that fake beer that I have heard some of you talking about (I got Grolsch) - but it didn't occur to me to go to the fridge and have it. I am not a beer drinker, so I guess that it wouldn't have really been a substitute for a brandy or a glass of red wine : - P
    July 04 - 3 drinks
    July 05 - AF
    July 06 - 3 drinks
    July 07 - AF
    July 08 - AF - Um, I saw Kombucha being made on a TV show, sorry y'all that like it, but whoa, ick! : - P
    July 09 - AF
    July 10 - AF - I had a nice steak for dinner and wanted a glass of Merlot or Cab with it, but didn't want to open a whole bottle (partially to prevent having drinks 2 days in a row) to have a glass or two. So I remembered the fake beer that I bought, the Grolsch and thought that might be a different thing to have. Firstly, it is 150 calories for one! I don't really drink beer anyway, but a light beer has like half of the calories of that. I figured maybe I would just drink half of it to save calories. Anyway, I poured out a bit in a glass and tasted it. Oh my, it was a Radler! I didn't like it, so didn't drink it. I may buy some more fake beer, but will be more careful at looking at the label. is there fake wine? Lol, I know that there can't be fake brandy, which is what I really prefer.
    July 11 - 3 drinks
    July 12 - AF - Had a fake beer, Labbatt Blue. It was actually pretty good. 50 calories, so it didn't break the bank. Mojitos planned for tomrrow, my mint is perfect in my garden. By this time last year I had many many Mojitos. This will be the first for this summer.
    July 13 - 3 drinks - haven't had the mojitos with my own mint yet, maybe next weekend.
    July 14 - AF
    July 15 - AF
    July 16 - 3 drinks - I think that if I am going to have a few drinks a couple of days a week Tuesdays have to be included. It is my long tough day of the week, and I have so far not allowed myself to have drinks on Tuesdays even though that is the day where I really really feel like it. I must say that it was really nice to have a few. Good taste, nice relaxing feeling, great sleep. It was better than a chamomile tea. Time to rack up some ore AF days now. I feel confident that I will reach the 16-20 AF days for the month.

    Running total: 11 AF days out of 16 days so far.
  • annengineer
    annengineer Posts: 16 Member
    @forestdweller1 I had AF wine while pregnant with my son and even the “best” AF wine is... not good.

    I had an amber O’Douls (well, part of one) the other night while hubby enjoyed a real beer- AF beer at least tastes like beer even if I prefer wine when drinking.

    100% AF since getting my positive test (not counting a single sip to check that an open bottle is OK to cook with), and am 10 weeks along today.

    My health benefits are a little different- I’m definitely MORE tired and bloated- pregnancy will do that ;) however I’m saving at the grocery store not buying wine (I grabbed a few of those single serving bottles for cooking going forward) especially since hubby drinks a lot less when I’m AF since he doesn’t have anyone to split a bottle with.
  • mainelylisa
    mainelylisa Posts: 375 Member
    This app is maddening--not sure how much more I can take.
  • Alzzi_2
    Alzzi_2 Posts: 2,149 Member
    MissMay wrote: »
    Alzzi_2 wrote: »
    Feeling down today, I was ready for a wine, but called myself into a cuppucino instead.
    Unbelievable day, I just want it to be over. Unfortunately reaching for the TQ for comfort. I will be better tomorrow.

    I just checked the calander. We are in an interesting full moon phase, The Thunder Moon July 15-18. Hang in there!!

    You are clever. :D I noticed that last night. When I saw it , i fully understood. Thanku for your incredible support.
  • mainelylisa
    mainelylisa Posts: 375 Member
    Alzzi_2 wrote: »
    MissMay wrote: »
    Alzzi_2 wrote: »
    Feeling down today, I was ready for a wine, but called myself into a cuppucino instead.
    Unbelievable day, I just want it to be over. Unfortunately reaching for the TQ for comfort. I will be better tomorrow.

    I just checked the calander. We are in an interesting full moon phase, The Thunder Moon July 15-18. Hang in there!!

    You are clever. :D I noticed that last night. When I saw it , i fully understood. Thanku for your incredible support.

    We sure all have crappy days, and it's awesome, @Alzzi_2 and @looneycatblue that you didn't shy away from here which would be easy to do. Way to stay/get back on track and hope you have a great rest of the week. Let's say Goodnight Moon soon!
  • globalhiker
    globalhiker Posts: 1,517 Member
    Today is my 2nd scheduled "AF/Cherry and Chocolate" day this week. And I am committing to no drinks tomorrow too. That would make it 2 days in a Row. Strangely, I am not craving wine. I am craving Pistachio Ice Cream. And also Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream. Visions of Italian Gelato are coming my way. Funny thing is I don't eat dairy, never buy ice cream and am lactose intolerant LOL so where is this coming from? Ready to get in my car and get one or all.....is this the Thunder Moon doing this or what???
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,547 Member
    Yup this moon is causing too too much tension.
    Let it END !
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,546 Member
    I am going to continue into July with a goal of 4-5 AF days per week. It is great to be able to check in here each day. Thank you for looking after us @MissMay : - )

    May - 18 AF days
    June - 16 AF days - Really had to backload that one! It was nearing the end of the month and I was only at 12 AF days. Maybe going to try to get more in at the beginning of the month this time, so if invited for wine or a cocktail party with gfs later in the month I can actually go.

    July 01 - AF
    July 02 - AF - Guess that I will start my tally at the bottom : - ) I realize now that 16AF days (4 per week) in a 31 day month is like having drinks every second day!
    July 03 - AF - Today was no problem to be AF, but yesterday was a long hard day and I really felt like kicking back and having a couple of drinks - I just didn't. I even bought some of that fake beer that I have heard some of you talking about (I got Grolsch) - but it didn't occur to me to go to the fridge and have it. I am not a beer drinker, so I guess that it wouldn't have really been a substitute for a brandy or a glass of red wine : - P
    July 04 - 3 drinks
    July 05 - AF
    July 06 - 3 drinks
    July 07 - AF
    July 08 - AF - Um, I saw Kombucha being made on a TV show, sorry y'all that like it, but whoa, ick! : - P
    July 09 - AF
    July 10 - AF - I had a nice steak for dinner and wanted a glass of Merlot or Cab with it, but didn't want to open a whole bottle (partially to prevent having drinks 2 days in a row) to have a glass or two. So I remembered the fake beer that I bought, the Grolsch and thought that might be a different thing to have. Firstly, it is 150 calories for one! I don't really drink beer anyway, but a light beer has like half of the calories of that. I figured maybe I would just drink half of it to save calories. Anyway, I poured out a bit in a glass and tasted it. Oh my, it was a Radler! I didn't like it, so didn't drink it. I may buy some more fake beer, but will be more careful at looking at the label. is there fake wine? Lol, I know that there can't be fake brandy, which is what I really prefer.
    July 11 - 3 drinks
    July 12 - AF - Had a fake beer, Labbatt Blue. It was actually pretty good. 50 calories, so it didn't break the bank. Mojitos planned for tomrrow, my mint is perfect in my garden. By this time last year I had many many Mojitos. This will be the first for this summer.
    July 13 - 3 drinks - haven't had the mojitos with my own mint yet, maybe next weekend.
    July 14 - AF
    July 15 - AF
    July 16 - 3 drinks - I think that if I am going to have a few drinks a couple of days a week Tuesdays have to be included. It is my long tough day of the week, and I have so far not allowed myself to have drinks on Tuesdays even though that is the day where I really really feel like it. I must say that it was really nice to have a few. Good taste, nice relaxing feeling, great sleep. It was better than a chamomile tea. Time to rack up some ore AF days now. I feel confident that I will reach the 16-20 AF days for the month.
    July 17 - AF

    Running total: 12 AF days out of 17 days so far.