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  • Hey there! It's been a while since I've checked in... a week? Not sure what's been going on, I just haven't been using MFP. I should be, because I haven't been logging. But, last week I sprained my ankle hiking with the kids and it's been feeling weird. As a result I haven't been exercising much and my food kind of took a…
  • Oh and I should add, his name is Blackberry, since he was found in the blackberry bushes. We have a policy of naming animals we adopt as strays with the place they are found. We have also had cats in the past named Tractor and Freeway. I too had lots of interesting thoughts after it was pointed out in here that I was…
  • Hi everybody, it is hard to take pictures of my new little barn kitten because he is a black fluff ball and kind of disappears in his fluff! Not the best coat for a barn cat as he is always getting hay stuck to him. Since we found out he is only 6 weeks old we are keeping him in a crate at night. He has already started to…
  • Hello everyone, it's Monday. Well I haven't been around in a few days... because I drank 3 nights in a row. Nothing extreme but still, I guess I'm not as motivated to come and post when I am drinking. It's still possible for me to meet my 20 days AF goal this month, but I probably need to concentrate a little harder.…
  • Good morning everyone (at least its morning where I live)! The scale for me has been stuck at the same number all week despite diligent logging and pretty darn good food choices (for me, anyway). I've not been having any alcohol and have really watched the snacking. I'm at that point where once again the feelings of doubt…
  • Yes @Lilylady3k! I'm glad voting was easy. I got my ballot in the mail today and I have never been so excited. We are a vote by mail state and always have been. I love it. I dont have to leave my house to vote and can relax and vote whenever I want with my voters pamphlet in hand to read all of the ballot measures in…
  • @globalhiker don't watch one! Let's have one candidate in particular win the "ratings" battle. Just get the highlights from the other one later. It will be terribly painful anyway. And yeah, I'll be watching the one that you mention that has the basic leadership qualities. :)
  • Hi @doxmum! I'm glad you're back! We all missed you... and can certainly relate to having a rough few weeks and maybe drinking more than we'd like. It also takes an embarrassing amount of prosecco for me, too. I get it. Sorry about your husband's memory issues, I'm glad no one stole the car and that his fall did not…
  • Hey everyone, I'm just checking in with my Wednesday weigh in. It was good! Not as good as it could be, but good. I have seen lower numbers on the scale over the past few days but of course, it doesn't cooperate for the weigh in day. I've been doing well and logging deficits everyday, and it's showing! Yesterday I added…
  • Good morning, another AF day for me here. I had a very restful night of sleep, an owl was hooting outside my window as I drifted off and I loved listening. Things have been going good, my husband has been home a lot more as his busy season is winding down. So I've got help with the farm and the kids again. He's been taking…
  • Hey everyone. Wow, this sure has been educational with regards to scrapple! To think I have lived over four decades on this earth and never once heard of such a thing. The description of it sounds delicious, but the name scrapple seems a bit horrid. Like stuff scraped off the floor. Or people "scrapping" over whose…
  • Sunday evening here. Its been a rainy weekend without a lot of activity. A friend came for dinner last night and we split a bottle of really good wine. Then, my husband and I played board games and I had two more cocktails. He totally won because I was buzzed! Lesson learned. Today we went to a friend's house for a pumpkin…
  • Happy Saturday all.. @dawnbgethealthy your mojitos look amazing. How fun to try with the different kinds of mint. With hydrangeas, I have heard they turn different colors depending on the soil. I have one in my front garden that was white last year and this year it is pink. So interesting. At one point in time I had looked…
  • Good morning! Well, it's morning for me anyway. @FeelinFooFoo that sounds like a day of total hell at work. I am so sorry! I'd have wine too if I were you. I hope it gets better at work soon. I like the idea of 'soberish' October. That is a bit more my speed right now. @Samand303 I agree that homemade fresh salsa almost…
  • Good morning! I am feeling good after a solid week of logging. The scale has come down a bit too, I'm hoping it sticks for my weigh in next week. That is good incentive to stick with things through the weekend. I get annoyed at myself looking back at my weight log and realizing I have to lose the same 10 pounds over and…
  • @torih941 I know how frustrating that can be! I have been in this place myself for months now... and yeah I try to be positive for others, too. Sometimes I try to think about encouraging myself the same way that I would try to encourage others, and that helps. It's amazing how sodium affects the scale. I have eaten Chinese…
  • Annnnnnd, my daily log. Doing good. 4 days in a row of no alcohol, a nice refreshing break after my somewhat boozey camping trip last weekend. I've also been eating really well this week too and the scale has come down a smidge for the first time in a long time. This thread is focused on alcohol, but I am carrying around…
  • @Lilylady3k thanks for the mammogram reminder. I am late getting mine and missed last year. I'll make an appointment with my doctor today! @MissMay thanks for your thoughts on the word "sober". They really resonate with me, I want to be sober in life, meaning spending more of my days with a clear head and under the…
  • Congrats on making it to onederland @MuttiNM! What an amazing loss this week for you! And thanks for the encouragement @speyerj . You have been a source of inspiration to me on here, so I appreciate that. And yes- I've been way too focused on exercise which is generally not a problem for me, and not nearly focused enough…
  • Hi everyone, I spent some months on this thread in the first part of the year, but fizzled out a bit over the summer. Covid and associated financial and emotional stress caused me to erase the weight I lost earlier in the year. I have made some really positive lifestyle changes though this year. I kept up my regular…
  • Nice @LoveyChar, I see you are a fall camper too! @dawnbgethealthy the weather right now is a little unpredictable in Oregon but we just had a spat of seasonally warm, pretty much summer weather. That is what prompted the camping last weekend. I even went swimming in a lake! Granted it was a brief swim, but it was still a…
  • Hey all! I'm late checking in this month, but I'm here! September proved challenging for me with some anxiety and also the wildfires in my area. Lots of stress=drinking for me sadly. I'm determined to have a better October. I'm not aiming for a Sober October. I think that sounds like a good idea, but honestly I'm not there…
  • Hello everyone! Checking in after a weekend. Welcome @chulton2020, glad to have you join us. I've never had a sober month, ever, well at least in my adult life. Maybe it would be good for me. I can already think of excuses why I shouldn't do that. But we will be here cheering you on! Isn't it annoying how some men just…
  • Thank you @MissMay, @globalhiker, and @Lilylady3k! I hope the worst is over. It looks like we got a little rain last night. Just a sprinkle, but it feels better. It has been a sad and stressful week here in western Oregon. I avoided alcohol again yesterday and now I finally have eeked up my tally so that I've been AF…
  • Hey all! Thanks so much for the advice, you guys totally have me chuckling. Yes I will have them cook dinner! And, definitely, no news on when we are together! And @mainelylisa I totally thought about getting a yard sign, but it would just exacerbate the problem. Especially as we live in a remote rural area so no one would…
  • @MissMay I love the hat!!!! I havent been to a derby party in a long time, makes me miss it. In a previous city i lived in some good friends used to have the most fabulous Derby party. Thanks for sharing your hat. @Doxmum you are extra hilarious lately. I love it! Right there with you on things I do not "agree to disagree"…
  • Wow @dawnbgethealthy that sounds like a lovely getaway in beautiful country! I like how you plan to enjoy alcohol to enhance the experience, a good idea. @MissMay I'm glad you enjoyed the Derby! And one mint julep for 3 hours is amazing. I aspire to be able to do that. I kind of want to see your hat!
  • Me again. I need the daily check in accountability to help keep me on task! @Doxmum I can't believe you can watch it! I know I should stay tuned in to the horrors that are happening, but then I don't want to give him the ratings. But mostly, I just can't really stomach it. @forestdweller1 those are some nice ducks! I wish…
  • Hi all. @MissMay , I am so sorry about your husband constantly trying to sabotage you. Why do you think he does that? Does he just want a drinking buddy? You've got this under control. This weekend is going to be no problem for you. Coffee beer, shmoffee beer. @Doxmum I hear you. It seems things are coming to a fever…
  • Good morning. I really wanted a glass of unwinding wine last night. After the kids went to bed, it felt like a busy day. Husband is out of town for work and it's a lot to manage the kids, the horses, our farm, plus that pesky full time job.... on my own. However, I can do it. So that makes me feel pretty badass. It's going…
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