AR10at50 wrote: »
@lisamestiza2021 - My thoughts are with you as you remember your mother’s passing. I hope you are able to get the necessary care for your cancer. My mom passed away 7 years ago and had dementia, she was 72. I try to keep my brain healthy, I know AF days help, along with supplements. February is rough for me, so is Mother’s Day and her birthday in September.
February 7 AF out of 17 total.
globalhiker wrote: »
Day 17 AF here, day 9 AF for husband. It's week 3 for me and the insomnia is back so is the fussy tummy. Tried to fall asleep at 4am and was fighting thoughts of wanting to go to IHOP for a stack of pancakes with whipped cream and syrup (I haven't been to IHOP since I was like 8 years old!).@lisamestiza2021 I am sorry for your loss. My mom died from cancer when I was a child. So all my life going to the doctor stirs up anxiety. She became sick in her 30s. I did not get it but at 53 was labeled by docs as high-risk, 60-75% chance. I go to a cancer hospital 2x a year since I am part of a high-risk group. They put me on chemoprevention (tamoxifen) which was horrific and I went off it. Now it's just me creating my destiny, so I want to stick to an anti-inflammatory diet, hitting the needed nutrient profile, lower stress lifestyle, exercise etc because I believe it and in it's powers to keep me as healthy as possible. I wish you well on your journey towards improved wellbeing and optimal health. BTW your picture looks amazing, I thought you were about 20 years younger really.
globalhiker wrote: »
@lmlmrn I used to sound like you when I'd speak to my former trainer; a huge intimidating football player looking type. He also had a MSW degree and did counseling in addition to personal training.
He would typically tell me this with a very stern face:
1) promise me not to get on the scale for 1 month (me: are you crazy, women don't do that)
2) ok so you exercise about the same time every day in the mornings; your body is smart and knows that so it's storing your dinners for the morning exercise and nothing is getting burned off at night. You have to change up the routine and psych it out, exercise differently at different times (we agreed on a 15 min step workout mid-afternoon)
3) don't complain to me if you are not eating 80g-100g protein (me: ok, you got me there, the most I could do is about 40 gr because well, I love my carbs, and heck I am petite)
4) I want you to take 3-4 days off and just go for casual walks (me: ok he is crazy because runners don't walk).
Long story short, I did the no scale thing, the 15min in the afternoon exercise in addition to the morning jog and the 2x a week weight session with him, upped the protein to 60-70gr the most I could do, and added on boring walking on weekends (hills, about 1.5 hr).
I went from 151 to 141 in a few months, not counting any calories.
Tesha231 wrote: »
@lisamestiza2021 I was not sick but I was nervous I wouldn't make it to 50 because of my father's sudden death at 49 due to his heart. Those who didn't know always said don't you feel old--you are going to be the big 5-0"! Doesn't that bother you? Nearly 10 years later, the answer is still "no!" That said, I am sorry for your loss and your current struggles.@Intentional_Me Ha-- you described me to a tee! If I break my AF streak before I get my head straight, I'd be back at "all" instead of "nothing." Grateful @globalhiker and I are tackling a AF Lenten season together. Feel free to join--always room for more.
MissMay wrote: »
Yesterday..........I am not sure how I managed not to drink a bottle, or hit someone (not saying who ) over the head with one.
The type of day that when you walk in the door from work and then want to do 360° turn right back out it.
Accountability for February-
15 days alcohol free
2 days alcohol
Womona wrote: »
I’m so touched by everyone’s stories about the impact of losing their parents, especially at you g ages. Thanks all for sharing your stories!
Delicious lamb dinner waiting for me when I got home late from work. Thought a nice glass of red would go perfectly with it. But.... the bottle wasn’t opened yet. Turns out DH didn’t drink again last night, and I didn’t want to be the one to open it! So, sort of by default, another AF day for me. Not complaining!
Slept great last night and my scale moved downward this morning. Far cry from my drinking over limits all last week!
Enjoy the snow everyone whose getting it, and stay safe out there!
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