Less Alcohol - OCTOBER 2020 - One Day at a Time (Try a Sober October)



  • looneycatblue
    looneycatblue Posts: 1,153 Member
    MissMay wrote: »
    I have been trying to push through some pain my gull bladder is causing me. Certain foods trigger it and I know I have not been a good girl. To much spice, to much coffee, etc.

    So this morning and all day has been coffee free. 😬

    Which also means AF because alcohol is a huge irritant when one of these attacks happen.

    Have a successful week everyone.

    MissMay, how are you feeling today? I have never experienced gallbladder pain, sounds terrible, I hope you are feeling better today. <3

    3 AF / 3 days :)
  • Lilylady3k
    Lilylady3k Posts: 3,552 Member
    Couple of glasses of wine after fishing this evening while eating dinner. I did not finish the second glass. Switched over to water.

    Oct accountability: 6/20 days AF
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,640 Member
    I am Dawn and live in South East British Columbia. I am 60.
    My goal remains the same as it has been for quite some time, 16-20 AF days per month.

    Wednesday October 14 - AF. I worked out of town for my favourite company today (Foster Grant) and stopped on the way home for a wee trail walk. it was gorgeous with blue skies all day.
    Thursday October 15 - AF. I had to do the 6 minute wait 3 times, but it worked. I had to get those 2AF in a row.
    Friday October 16 - Drinks. Both of my tenants left to go home for the weekend. Yay. They are awesome guys, but I love having the house to myself. Rainy day, no opportunity to hit the trails, but all good.
    Saturday October 17 - AF - Felt like having drinks, but refrained.
    Sunday October 18 - AF - Had to get my 2 AF days in a row.
    Monday October 19 - AF - My whole day's work got screwed up today because of a technical glitch - containing the instructions. I puttered around, felt like having drinks, but didn't.
    Tuesday October 20 - Drinks. Had a great hike after work, came home and did my paperwork and then had a few. It was nice.

    Rolling total: 14 AF days out of 20 days so far.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,640 Member
    Really thinking about all that has been said about using up our "drink" days. I do that for sure. I picked today out of the week because tomorrow is a work from home day, and an easy one at that.
    Calculating out which of our 2 or 3 "drink" days (for those of us that are striving for around 20AF days) is either a part of the process of drinking less, or is showing our dependence. Not sure which.
    Big food for thought.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,640 Member
    Awwwww you rescued a kitty!!!
    Can't wait to see photos!
    Actually, I would always love to see more photos of your two giant dogs too : - )

    You don't have to stay away on drink days btw, I am sure that we all miss your presence when you are not here.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,640 Member
    You are kind of like my hero. Love all that you write, and what you choose to do in life.
    You go gurl!!
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,309 Member
    edited October 2020
    HUMP DAY(who started that saying anyhow?🐫)

    Chiming in on the use of goal days left for the month. As with the number of calories we should be consuming to reach our goal weight in the food calculations, I was once prisoner to them both. I have not logged food in a long long time. Because I would beat my self up even if I went over 5 calories.

    This month I went through last weekend not thinking about the fact I told myself I could have 2 drinks while out. I had one that was it. And there was no second day, like I set my goal at.
    I like how many of you like @dawnbgethealthy have a goal "range" a low end and high end goal number. If you don't already set it like that, try it. It seems to work well.

    Yes need more pet photos and of your new kitty @shorepine. Cute cuddle time photo of your pets @Samand303

    Thanks for all the concerns on my pain. Feeling much better yesterday and today. My spell checker knows I live near the ocean ~gull bladder~ sorry about that, I seldom proof read my posts.

    Another night AF. (And coffee free😨)
  • LoveyChar
    LoveyChar Posts: 4,009 Member
    10 days AF over here...but today I will limit myself to a can of Dark Horse Rose Bubbles, 10%.

    @LoveyChar wonderful you enjoy training and racing and that is your passion. The longest race I did was the Arizona Rock and Roll Marathon years ago. I have never done an Ultra but I would be game for the easiest one out there :). I'm talking a 50k, low altitude, shade, nice cool weather, soft ground, not too early or late start, leniency on times, etc. I am super-Diva in that sense.

    My motivation for that would be just so I could schedule a multi-day trek somewhere soon thereafter and be at my "peak" optimal fitness level to cover more ground and explore and enjoy more of it. That's it.

    The important thing is to do something daily that energizes us, motivates us, makes us feel good and resilient, releases pent up emotions, relaxes, and recalibrates and replaces or reduces behaviors that aren't in line with optimal health. And latching on to a new passion changes our thinking, perspective, etc. It's nice to forget about drinking when one is obsessed with their new hobby or activity and enjoys it.

    And if there's a boost of endorphins, anti-depressant action, youth presevering growth hormone, maybe testosterone energy as an added benefit, I will take it since I need all of the above...:)

    Love this! Wow!
  • LoveyChar
    LoveyChar Posts: 4,009 Member
    @Samand303 I love seeing your perfectly imperfect tomatoes. I threw away two tomato plants (one a cherry tomato and the other a tomato on the vine) because mice kept eating them. Never just one tomato that they'd nibble on but all of them and they were scratched up something like yours are. Now I'm wishing I had saved them. This whole gardening thing is new to me, as of this year and I'm figuring it out.

    @shorepine I'm sure little guy will be worm free and happily ready to chase mice soon! I so would love a cat for our backyard!
  • LoveyChar
    LoveyChar Posts: 4,009 Member
    @MissMay I'm glad you're feeling better.