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  • :) I feel thats great progress Here I am AF 3985 days and I dont look like that but I guess being 71 may have something to do with it
  • I generally just read the posts and it serves to remind me of how frail being AF can be but I wanted to post a conversation and some events that I have experienced. This week I am AF for 10 years and 10 months and lost around 170 pounds. January 25th I turned 71 and I have developed a Bday tradition of running .10 miles…
  • To all the January Birthday 🎂 celebrations Happy birthday I am celebrating on the 25th the 10th AF birthday for me I started a tradition on my 65th running 1/10th of a mile per year This year I will run 🏃 7.1 miles to celebrate 71 years This is what my sobriety and weight loss has given me the ability to do every year…
  • I am enjoying my run yesterday, the time I get to think about things The reasons I don’t drink anymore running around in my head I am healthier Weight loss over 170 pounds running every day swimming a lot I am able to enjoy and remember my vacations and when we eat out our meals and if the food is good My friendships are…
  • ? I am reading into a lot of posts that it’s rude to decide for yourself you would like to be AF for January I don’t understand I have been AF for over 10 years My friends my family sometimes drink wine with dinner out their choices I don’t consider them rude for drinking in front of me And they love knowing that they are…
  • Happy and Healthy New Years to all This is over 10.5 years AF for me and the benefits are too numerous to list. I mostly lurk here and read all the posts and find that after a post that I might respond to there are multiple posts from everyone here expressing most of the feelings and thoughts I was having So Kudos to all…
  • Happy and Healthy New Year to all Wishing everyone success with their goals and knowing this is an individual and personal resolution. I had terrible results trying moderation so this is my 10th AF January and all the days in between I have a son who over the years went AF and a daughter who was AF before my decision to go…
  • @EIC_76 I have been AF since May 2008 during that time I had 2 New Years I had champagne one vacation I had some wine one evening out to dinner and my daughters wedding I had some wine as well all in all maybe one bottle over 10 years each time I was back AF the next morning and years before the next drink I am just saying…
  • @mainelylisa 🤨The age thing can be daunting I was in the hospital the beginning of the month and one of my Drs put in the notes “ the pleasant elderly man was resting comfortably “ at 70 I am running 5 to 6 miles a day and swimming some mornings Elderly thanks just what I wanted to hear
  • @RubyRed427 I am AF now over 10 years and I really don’t even remember what it was like to be a drinker being sober is my way of life. I was between my third and fourth month when I started to transition from a drinker who was stopped and struggling a bit to maintain sobriety to a non drinker. I was undergoing a weight…
  • Well good news bad news I wound up in the hospital for cellulitis and a small clot in my leg after our flight back from vacation I need IV antibiotics good news l no longer drink so I don’t have to deal with the anxiety I had last time not being able to drink. The guy in the next bed has all the signs the veins in his face…
  • @dkabambe if you are comfortable having the drink and it fits into your plans thats great but that should not be a reason on its own I drank so many extra drinks in my life time just because it was an open bar or someone said it’s on me and I wouldn’t pass it up We are on vacation this week and at an owner reception I…
  • To live with someone who does the things you are avoiding can be difficult. I find reasons to be outside more. My wife still smokes and drinks when we are on vacation or out to dinner when we are back home. I swim and run so the smoking annoys me even more than the drinking since it’s every day and around the house I will…
  • @RubyRed427 I was the one who mentioned “what do you call an alcoholic who doesn’t go to meetings A Drunk” that’s what my daughter said to me over 10 years ago as I was beginning to go AF and she had been in meetings for 10 years back then fortunately it’s now over 10 years AF for me and no meetings and 20 years for her AF…
  • An AF motivation. Thursday morning we flew to Florida got to the airport just after 9 noticed the number of people at the bar by 10 AM felt bad for them. Boarded the plane and on our way by 11:30. Two of the ladies sitting behind us as the trip went on were progressively louder. We believe they had a small flask they were…
  • I am at the airport waiting to board I arrived just after 9AM and I am saddened to see how many seats are taken at the bar
  • @donimfp congratulations on your dream job and your great 👍 decision concerning your celebratory beverage you can feel doubly proud you got your job and maintained your new way of life And congrats to your husband for not saying “it’s only one no big deal “ and respecting the importance of that decision
  • @KKHKISHZKH Over ten years ago I knew I had to stop for immediate health problems but deep down I was sure that I would get it under control and one day be able to "enjoy it" again and here we are over 10 years and I have no thoughts of ever starting again because of the improvements in my health and my lifestyle. I went…
  • @Louise754 welcome and congratulations on your AF journey @RubyRed427 I prefer to think after 10 years I can handle moderation but my life has taken me in another direction and there is no room for drinking anymore. So I believe I have the discipline and that is satisfying but wont try that self control. Always better safe…
  • @lorrainequiche59 A label is just that usually what someone else calls us. I was an alcoholic who had a problem drinking more than I should. My daughter who has been in AA for over 20 years asked me when I stopped " what do you call an alcoholic who doesn't go to AA meetings? A drunk. So I was a drunken Alcoholic who…
  • I am an old grumpy guy and so at this point I cant be tempted bribed cajoled embarrassed into drinking, I find a way to pass on the drink. Today is our 44th anniversary and we will be going out and joining a group and I wont even need to discuss this anymore with anyone. A year ago on our anniversary our group was joined…
  • When Your 70th is in your rear view mirror and its not old its just older
  • @donimfp It helps to vent and let out the disappointment you’re feeling. I understand I am 70 and have worked for myself since my mid fifties since I was an overweight alcoholic at the time. The job search process was much different then and interviews were in person then. What you’re saying though is I am angry and…
  • A mix of emotions today. We were at the Jersey Shore this weekend to spread the ashes of a good friend on a beach she loved. We had a lot in common we met at industry classes and continuing education seminars over 32 years ago and shared business discussions and also countless hours on a bar stool after meetings. Over 10…
  • I will start out by saying I am 70 so different circumstances. I run about 6 miles a day and swim most mornings at least 5 days a week. My orthopedist and my PT said almost all knee pain is caused by muscular disbalance ITB to tight the outside of the knee hurts. Weakness in the quads and tight hamstrings the top of the…
  • @whitpauly I understand, being in the northeast summer is winding down and I was looking at the shed and my snow blower and it can be depressing. I hope you enjoy the weekend at the beach and it helps raise your spirits. I am leaving for Cape May and will be on the beach over the weekend as well
  • @lorrainequiche59 I guess semantics we were talking about "counting" the days sober I commented that I stopped drinking May 22 2008 and over the next 10 years over four occasions I had "consumed" alcohol. Less alcohol on the 4 times over 10 years than I used to drink daily and I consider I was sober. That is my personal…
  • Leaving for Cape May this morning to help our friends daughter spread her ashes and celebrate some of her favorite beaches and bars. Probably a pub crawl all day tomorrow. This would have resulted in an out of control weekend 10 years ago. I plan to swim in the hotel pool in the morning tomorrow followed by a 5 mile run on…
  • We shouldn't be beating any one who slips you come in here voluntarily to get help and be supported. The "sober squad" if you have a glass of wine aren't you still sober if you don't do it again the next day aren't you still AF living. I know with my past drinking for 40 years I am in no position to judge. My only thing is…
  • @joha5603 This group is an informal no accounting but encouragement for your betterment. If 82 days was primarily AF and you are trending AF and not fooling yourself then I will hope you can consider it 82 days ish I stopped drinking May 22 2008 and I say I have been AF for over 10 years even though there was 2 flutes of…
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