LESS Alcohol ~ MARCH 2024 ~ One Day at A Time

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  • Michieb125
    Michieb125 Posts: 544 Member
    edited March 11
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    Planted more seeds with my grandchildren yesterday. It was a lot of fun and also gave their parents a few hours break on a Sunday afternoon.

    Not AF last night - tried an awful tasting dark NA 0.0 Guinness and switched to a 6 1/2 oz. pour of good white wine around 8:00 pm. I probably should have just got in bed at that point, but with the new time change I wasn’t able to do an early to bed as I hoped.

    Desire is get back to my weekly goal and make the next 3 days AF days until Thursday. Each day is a new beginning for us!
  • Michieb125
    Michieb125 Posts: 544 Member
    edited March 11
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    @dmally1 thanks for giving us a glimpse into your success! You are doing fantastic. I think it does help to look at the whys of why we drink or overeat to help us find the best solutions. I agree for me too, overdrinking causes much more stress than without it! Finding sustainable goals does help.
  • lmlmrn
    lmlmrn Posts: 787 Member
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    I've just been reading through the posts here and decided I would like to join in. You're all very inspiring and it would be great to be a part of this lively and friendly bunch.
    I know some of March is past already, but I'm hoping to make the rest of March AF since I've been hitting the wine pretty hard these past few months.
    About a year and a half ago I quit drinking for months, but then a couple at Christmas, couple on Valetine's Day, so on and so on, and then it just grew to a lot again all last year. I'm not sure I can get to a point where I have just one or two, once I start I tend to keep going for the rest of the day/night. So I'm thinking this will be a permanent thing for me. I can stop for a few days, but have been having trouble stringing together more than 4 in a row lately.
    So, with 21 days left in March, I think this will give me a good starting off point.
    I'm looking forward to checking in tomorrow am. B)

    Welcome to the LA 'club' LOL can't wait to learn more about you
  • Womona
    Womona Posts: 1,626 Member
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    Only one glass of wine the last two nights. Yay! Progress!

    Welcome @SparkSpringtime69! Glad you’re here.

    @itladyee congrats on the news of your second grandchild! That’s so exciting!
  • Womona
    Womona Posts: 1,626 Member
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    lmlmrn wrote: »
    tmbg1 wrote: »
    11 AF- I'm a bit frustrated because I've cut alcohol calories and I made some food swaps to lower my calorie intake, but I have actually gained 3 pounds as a result.

    hang in there I see a 'whoosh' in your future

    Yes! This! I feel your frustration though, @tmbg. Totally valid!
  • Womona
    Womona Posts: 1,626 Member
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    lmlmrn wrote: »
    Hello everyone
    I was finally able to sleep last night!.

    RANT HERE
    Contacted dr. about insomnia....the response. Oh only 2% of those taking that med have insomnia and you have been taking it for almost 3 weeks and it started so we can't help you. Suggested I either stop the meds for 2-3 weeks to see if I have relief or just quit them altogether with no offer of a sub??? WTF. I have a history with having reactions to new drugs going back almost 20 years. Some side effects don't show up for months. It seems this office, since I can't pay for 'infusions' at $550 (after $1300 initial start up) every other month for the rest of my life, is not interested in really treating me. This is a specialist FGS.

    Ok my rant is over

    I think I will be looking for a new dr. but they are so slim in this area.

    I did have 1/2 glass of wine tonight just to sip with dinner. took me over an hour to finish it.

    we have not been to the YMCA for the past 5 days DH has been fighting off a cold and he can't be sick when we fly out on Wednesday for my mom's 90th b/d.

    @dmally1 congrats on your will power!

    That completely stinks! Sorry you’re going through this. I hope you find relief from insomnia, and that your hubby feels better.
  • SparkSpringtime69
    SparkSpringtime69 Posts: 841 Member
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    tmbg1 wrote: »
    11 AF- I'm a bit frustrated because I've cut alcohol calories and I made some food swaps to lower my calorie intake, but I have actually gained 3 pounds as a result.

    I get your frustration and have been there. I'm with @lmlmrn and @womona, you'll get that "whoosh" soon.
  • SparkSpringtime69
    SparkSpringtime69 Posts: 841 Member
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    @xbowhunter and @womona congrats to both of you on the progress!
  • SparkSpringtime69
    SparkSpringtime69 Posts: 841 Member
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    @lmlmrn I hope you have success in finding a new doctor. Good job staying with just 1/2 glass of wine, and I hope your DH gets better soon.
  • SparkSpringtime69
    SparkSpringtime69 Posts: 841 Member
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    March 11th=Day 1 for me
    3/11: AF
  • Jthanmyfitnesspal
    Jthanmyfitnesspal Posts: 3,522 Member
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    @tmbg1 : It’s always so frustrating! Lean in. When you eat less than you burn, you WILL lose weight.

    @SparkSpringtime69 : Welcome! Sober living is good living!

    @xbowhunter : I’m motivated to drink lightly by digestive issues caused by alcohol. Reflux and the poops are really not fun!

    @lmlmrn : If you have a bad reaction to a drug that’s a good enough reason to question taking it. Who cares about anyone else in this regard!

    About me: I’m on track so far for a very sober March. But, I’m dogged by sinus and breathing problems. Arg. Trying to increase my exercise level.

    A: 2 (last two days of vacation, first two days of the month)
    NA: 9 (since then)