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

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  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,033 Member Member Posts: 3,033 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.

    I do it kind of diary style:

    Thursday October 01 - AF - I did manage 17AF days for September even though I drank every single day (moderately) of my birthday week while away. I have to wean myself off of that path.
    Friday October 02 - AF - I really felt like having drinks though.
    Saturday October 03 - Drinks. I did flirt with the idea of an AF October...for a minute. Not yet, and not sure if ever I will want to be joining the sober squad.
    Sunday October 04 - AF - Really going to try to get back to having at least 2AF days in a row this month.
    Monday October 05 - AF - Planned Mojitos Tuesday or Wednesday before the Mint is finished for the year.
    Tuesday October 06 - AF - No Mojitos for me today, I was exhausted when I got in from work.
    Wednesday October 07 - Various Mojitos, Strawberry Mint, Orange Mint, Chocolate Mint, and mixtures of them.
    Thursday October 08 - AF - Aiming for 2 in a row.
    Friday October 09 - AF - Thanksgiving weekend here, so I will be eating a lot of stuffing, gravy, turkey etc. for 3 days. I have a pumpkin loaf for breakfasts even though I rarely eat stuff like that. I may have drinks this weekend, not sure.
    Saturday October 10 - AF - First day of 3 of eating turkey, stuffing, potatoes gravy etc., not enough calories left for even a Grand Marnier tonight. Either I will have to eat less stuffing potatoes and gravy the next 2 days, or I will have to be AF to keep within my calorie count.
    Sunday October 11 - 2 drinks. Scrapped the idea of Thanksgiving dinner again tonight, I will have it tomorrow. I had decided by about noon today that it was going to be a drinks, pizza, wings kind of evening. I worked very hard in the yard, seeing the forecast that today was going to be the last sunny day and that it was going to go to minus 2 (Celsius) this week. Photos to come of course.

    Rolling total: 8 AF days out of 11 days so far.
  • AR10at50AR10at50 Member Posts: 679 Member Member Posts: 679 Member
    I’ve been quilting and digging in the yard. We need to remove the dirt from our flower beds and bring in top soil.
    AF 5 out of 11 days.
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,033 Member Member Posts: 3,033 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.

    I do it kind of diary style:

    Thursday October 01 - AF - I did manage 17AF days for September even though I drank every single day (moderately) of my birthday week while away. I have to wean myself off of that path.
    Friday October 02 - AF - I really felt like having drinks though.
    Saturday October 03 - Drinks. I did flirt with the idea of an AF October...for a minute. Not yet, and not sure if ever I will want to be joining the sober squad.
    Sunday October 04 - AF - Really going to try to get back to having at least 2AF days in a row this month.
    Monday October 05 - AF - Planned Mojitos Tuesday or Wednesday before the Mint is finished for the year.
    Tuesday October 06 - AF - No Mojitos for me today, I was exhausted when I got in from work.
    Wednesday October 07 - Various Mojitos, Strawberry Mint, Orange Mint, Chocolate Mint, and mixtures of them.
    Thursday October 08 - AF - Aiming for 2 in a row.
    Friday October 09 - AF - Thanksgiving weekend here, so I will be eating a lot of stuffing, gravy, turkey etc. for 3 days. I have a pumpkin loaf for breakfasts even though I rarely eat stuff like that. I may have drinks this weekend, not sure.
    Saturday October 10 - AF - First day of 3 of eating turkey, stuffing, potatoes gravy etc., not enough calories left for even a Grand Marnier tonight. Either I will have to eat less stuffing potatoes and gravy the next 2 days, or I will have to be AF to keep within my calorie count.
    Sunday October 11 - 2 drinks. Scrapped the idea of Thanksgiving dinner again tonight, I will have it tomorrow. I had decided by about noon today that it was going to be a drinks, pizza, wings kind of evening. I worked very hard in the yard, seeing the forecast that today was going to be the last sunny day and that it was going to go to minus 2 (Celsius) this week. Photos to come of course.
    Monday October 12 - AF. Mars is supposed to be viewable tomorrow night, and then not again like this until 2035. Just saying.

    Rolling total: 9 AF days out of 12 days so far.
  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 1,458 Member Member Posts: 1,458 Member
    MissMay wrote: »
    LoveyChar wrote: »
    @dawnbgethealthy & @shorepine I'm in central Texas and it's only now cool enough to camp (in my opinion). It's still in the high 80's and low 90's here! It never really feels like fall here but I was raised in PA so I do appreciate a beautiful, chilly fall.

    You changed your profile pic again. Beautiful flower. How is October treating ypu so far?

    Awwwwww thanks @MissMay I'm doing well...I read, enjoy the pictures, hug and like but just not saying much. I'm doing good, though, staying as positive as possible... We postponed camping until this weekend and I'm looking forward to it. I guess no new news is good news. I love this group of ladies and its' leader. Thanks for thinking of me...
  • forestdweller1forestdweller1 Member Posts: 205 Member Member Posts: 205 Member
    OH..and @Doxmum ...come BACK !! I NEED SOMEONE TO BOUNCE MY SNARK OFF OF !!!
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 818 Member Member, Premium Posts: 818 Member
    @shorepine I'm there with you on losing it in 2019 and then regaining that loss during the spring. Also I'm really proud of you tackling the weight now in your 40s. I wish I had not given up ... most of my weight came after kids and during my 40s when I just threw up my hands and let work, stress, kids, etc be my priority focus ... not giving myself the time and attention I needed.
    Love your goals and determination ... more AF than A in the month!
    CONGRATS on the recent weight loss and downward trend
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