Less Alcohol - SEPTEMBER 2019 - One Day at a Time

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  • fitand50inSD
    fitand50inSD Posts: 166 Member
    My plan is to have more AF days than drinking days each month. I will need to build up several in a row for September since I am starting my tracking on the 7th.

    9/7 - AF
    9/8 - AF
    9/9 - AF
    9/10 - AF
    9/11 - 2 bottles Michelob Ultra
    9/12 - AF
    9/13 - 2 vodka/soda
    9/14 - 1 Mich Ultra, 2/3 bottle of red wine, and an after dinner bourbon. We had dinner with some friends and they like bourbon or scotch after dinner. I decided to join in. Never again. I got up early and had a productive day, but had a headache the whole day. Been drinking lots of water and am planning to rack up lots of AF days this week.
    9/15 - AF

    Tally AF - 6 of 9 days
  • globalhiker
    globalhiker Posts: 1,324 Member
    I didn't really know if I'd ever do a second 10k (first one was 15 years ago, but I did it!

    Congratulations and well deserved! Every step towards improved performance and better health is admirable :)
  • globalhiker
    globalhiker Posts: 1,324 Member
    sadie60005 wrote: »
    Is there room for more people here? Looking for support on this journey. Recognize that alcohol has been the #1 domino-if I can control my alcohol intake better, I can sleep more, have better energy and make better choices - not to mention have more time to do things like food prep for the next day! Today is day 5 AF, and though I’m not sure I’m AF for life, I’m definitely AF for the foreseeable future.

    Welcome Sadie and wanted to say that your goals of having better energy, sleeping more,etc very attainable and you deserve it as well ....I recently hit 3 weeks AF for a very, very long time and my sleep has incredibly improved. It's quite nice :)
  • anglilacs
    anglilacs Posts: 165 Member
    Hi everyone! Happy Monday. :) I’m really dragging today. Hoping I will feel more awake in a bit.

    I followed my plan this weekend and had a few drinks on Saturday. Funny but I’m not even sure I enjoyed drinking. I wasn’t out with other people so that may have been why. Something for me to ponder.

    9/3- AF
    9/4- AF
    9/5- AF
    9/6- AF
    9/7- AF
    9/8-AF
    9/9- 3 drinks (rounding up)
    9/10 - AF
    9/11 - AF
    9/12 - AF
    9/13 - AF
    9/14 - 3 drinks
    9/15 - AF
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,247 Member
    @htimpaired Just keep posting every day, whether you drink or not. Accountability baby.
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,154 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy your vacation sounds delightful. I am excited for you to skate your butt off. I have no input for Dallas...never been. Would like to if I could.
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,154 Member
    jestog63 wrote: »
    Other than a drink here or there I abstain most of the year but it's OCTOBERFEST and WINEFEST time of the year baby! I never get crazy, only partake on the weekends but you have to enjoy life sometime.

    Nice! Like the way you think.
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,154 Member
    @anglilacs I see lots and lots and lots of AF days on your list. 👏













  • fitand50inSD
    fitand50inSD Posts: 166 Member
    My plan is to have more AF days than drinking days each month. I will need to build up several in a row for September since I am starting my tracking on the 7th.

    9/7 - AF
    9/8 - AF
    9/9 - AF
    9/10 - AF
    9/11 - 2 bottles Michelob Ultra
    9/12 - AF
    9/13 - 2 vodka/soda
    9/14 - 1 Mich Ultra, 2/3 bottle of red wine, and an after dinner bourbon. We had dinner with some friends and they like bourbon or scotch after dinner. I decided to join in. Never again. I got up early and had a productive day, but had a headache the whole day. Been drinking lots of water and am planning to rack up lots of AF days this week.
    9/15 - AF
    9/16 -AF

    Tally AF - 7 of 10 days
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,247 Member
    As usual, I am going to work on 4-5 AF days per week.
    I managed 18AF days out of 31 for August somehow.
    I am going away the last week of September and first week of October, and I will be in a bathing suit every day, so am wanting to rack up lots of AF days before that.

    September 01 - Sunday 5 drinks! (Saturday between 1pm and 1am at the music festival I had 7 drinks and didn't even throw up strangely). Drinks 2 days in a row is such a no-no, it makes it become normal to have drinks on the 3rd day 4th day etc. But I won't.
    September 02 - AF
    September 03 - AF - my "scheduled" day to have drinks, but there is ice skating at one of the arenas tomorrow and I haven't skated since April, so, well, I don't want to have a hangover or anything and fall and break my head : - P
    September 04 - AF - I was invited over to a friend's house for some wine, but declined. Skating was exhilarating today, even though it took me a few times around to get comfortable. Definitely didn't want to wreck the added calorie burn by having drinks.
    September 05 - 3 drinks. Feeling so much different than yesterday. My second sleepless night this week and a stressful workday coupled with Anxiety that I just couldn't seem to meditate away even though I ran (drove) to the lake after work for a float under a cloudless clear blue sky with sparkling glass-like water and some deep breaths. Sleep deprivation is crappy. I realize that booze probably doesn't help Anxiety, but it has somehow tonight numbed me and relaxed me. Still using booze as a crutch I guess, although I tried other things first. Not going to beat myself up. Us humans can be so fragile! If only I could skate every day... : - )
    September 06 - AF
    September 07 - AF - I didn't intend to be, but I burned over 1100 calories through exercise and didn't want that to be wasted, so stayed AF
    September 08 - 3 drinks - next planned drinks, Tuesday
    September 09 - AF
    September 10 - 3 drinks Tuesday. I didn't have enough to eat I guess and really felt it, thought that I was going to puke but didn't. I drank a lot of water after the drinks, so actually feel okay now. Time to rack up some more AF days.
    September 11 - AF - Skated today, but with having drinks last night I didn't really feel that steady.
    September 12 - 2 drinks, just couldn't have the 3rd which is unusual for me. Too tired to even make a 3rd drink. Long workday today, I must say that it was nice to have a couple of cocktails. Off to bed early.
    September 13 - 2 drinks + an AF beer. Really, I never drink beer, but am glad that I bought that 6-pack of Labbatt AF to put in the fridge. I think that I have had 2 of them now. I wanted one more drink but didn't really feel like having more alcohol, and definitely did not want water. Broke the "never have drinks 2 days in a row" thing. But also didn't have my 3rd drink 2 days in a row. Faulty thinking, but whatever. 2 weeks of barely any sleep, have a hard time shutting off my brain even though my body is super tired. Maybe my discipline goes out the window, although I have been low on calories. Perhaps I will make the 4 AF days per week this week, maintained the 5 AF days for the week last week. Weekend, no big pressing events to look good or feel sharp. Just need to continue to work on harvesting and processing my garden tomorrow.
    September 14 - AF - Felt like having drinks, but didn't.
    September 15 - 3 drinks. no reason to have drinks really, just did. I have had 2 glasses of water since. I have had a couple of weeks of sleep deprivation, not that it is an excuse, but the few days that I was able to actually fall asleep were days where I had alcohol. I hope to do well when I am in Dallas for 2 weeks. I had tentatively booked an all-inclusive (much cheaper than Dallas) but I struggle so much with my weight loss and putting in some AF days every week that I knew that the all-inclusive option was only going to be setting me up for failure. Not that I will never do an all-inclusive again, but maybe after another 20 pounds down on the scale. Anyone here live in Dallas btw? Or have been to Dallas and know some great places to visit? There are 8 arenas with public skating 2-3 times per day 7 days a week, so y'all know that I will be ice skating every day (packing my skates in my suitcase since rental skates don't make me skate my best, and people hear that you are from Canada and expect you to be steady on your blades). I would be tickled pink if someone is from the area and wants to skate with me : - )
    September 16 - AF

    Running total: 9 AF days out of 16 days so far
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,154 Member
    My plan is to have more AF days than drinking days each month. I will need to build up several in a row for September since I am starting my tracking on the 7

    Tally AF - 7 of 10 days
    Great job!