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  • RubyRed that sounds like a good book. I would like to read that. And btw no need to feel embarrassed. People check out all kinds of books for different reasons. You could have been doing research, or have a relative you thought that kind of book could help or whatever. I am sure the librarian has seen every subject under…
  • @BeIn2day I agree about not wanting to spend the morning anxiety ridden and nauseous. Yuck. I'm going to a birthday brunch today....6 of us in the family have September birthdays. I'm sure to eat too many delightful things but will not indulge in the mimosas and wine.
  • @lorrainequiche59 In the county I live in in Maryland, most people that are over 12 have gotten the vaccine. Masks are required, jabbed or not, indoors and everyone complies. Thus, our infection rates are low. However other nearby counties do not require masks and their rates are higher. I am glad to live in a place that…
  • @Bein2day <3 <3 <3 Hugs
  • HW 170 9/10 164 9/17 162.2 GW ?? Like I said, one lb at a time. I won't even think about a goal weight as that will interfere with that mind set. I am happy with these results so far.
  • I've started thinking about my weight loss as I do with trying to have no alcohol, which are both important for my health goals. I say "one day at a time" for the alcohol and I've added the mantra "one pound at a time" for the weight loss. Instead of thinking, "I need to lose 30 lbs", I tell myself, "I need to lose 1 lb."…
  • I saw this sign yesterday. It said: One Day or Day One This just really resonated with me. How many times have I told myself "oh one day I will quit for good, (or start exercising, start dieting" etc etc) I am really really trying now to stay focused on my overall health. I'm not getting any younger and it is far past time…
  • HW: 170 8/28 164.8 9/3 163.4 Not bad. Trying to eat better and less. It's cooled off in the mid Atlantic so there is no excuse for me not to get out for a long walk today!
  • @Beka3695 You are doing GREAT!!
  • @Bein2day I love that butterfly quote. It gives me hope. I have not been doing well with the no alcohol. Not getting drunk or hungover but my goal really is to be completely AF. Tomorrow is a new month which feels like a fresh start. I will do better.
  • Just got back from a decadent beach vacation. Starting fresh with the challenge. I weighed 164.8 this morning. I have a wedding September 25th and I would like to weigh 155-157 by then which is doable if I eat sensibly. Best of luck to all. The posts here are very inspiring!
  • @rnc52012 Honestly, my aunt's comments don't bother me. My mother (her sister) is blunt too so I am totally used to it. I consider it a gift sort of as I have always had thick skin and don't crumble at criticism. Anyway, I am definitely back on track. Went out to dinner with my brother in law and husband last night. They…
  • I just heard on the news there was a study done that said upping your Vitamin D intake (fish, milk, mushrooms etc or a supplement) can cut your risk of developing colon cancer by 50%. That is HUGE. This kind of cancer is on the uptick in the US, mostly due to poor diet. They are seeing it in younger people. Remember the…
  • Thanks for the love @shannonkelly08. I am feeling back on track today. This morning I took a half hour walk with my hand weights. I think they really make a difference and feel I am getting a whole body workout, not just my legs. I had a sensible breakfast and a salad with some roasted chicken on it for lunch. I DID have a…
  • When we arrived Friday to visit my Aunt in North Carolina, after not seeing her for more than a year (Covid restrictions of course) the first thing she said to me and my husband was, "Well I was feeling self conscious about getting fat over the past year but I see I am not the only one." The woman is blunt but I am used to…
  • RubyRed gave us an excerpt from the Alcohol Explained website and I would like to add, the author, William Porter's book, "Alcohol Explained" is THE best book I have read on this topic and I have read plenty of them. It is a no nonsense book about exactly what alcohol does to our bodies and it is not pretty. You come away…
  • @juliemargaretkim I'd also liked to add you have helped someone..at least one person I am sure, to completely stop drinking today. We have many silently following this thread.
  • @juliemargaretkim Your story is terrifying but than you so much for sharing it. I am praying that you make a complete recovery. How traumatizing this must have been for you and your loved ones. I have been thinking how much brain damage alcohol causes us. Our liver is the only organ that can truly regenerate, IF it has not…
  • I actually jogged this morning. I hate running BUT I felt like I needed to get my heart rate up a bit. They say you burn calories more efficiently the rest of the day if you do but who knows. Last night we had dinner with old friends and I ate everything from appetizer to dessert. Avoided scale this morning and will weigh…
  • HW: 170 8/1: 166 8/6: 165 !st goal weight for 8/21: 159.....maybe too ambitious but I am going to try! A lb is a lb and I will take it. What I did wrong: not enough consistent walking. My goal is daily but sometimes it was just too hot and I felt lazy. Also I ate way too many tootsie rolls while watching Olympics. What I…
  • August 1. Starting weight 164.6 Goal weight 150 I LOVE the reverse goals ideas as well. I have mini challenges as I have big events between now and Oct 31. Beach trip, 2 weddings and 2 reunions before the end of this challenge. So I think I am going to set my expectations in a reasonable (for me) way. Example; we go to the…
  • 15 lbs is a good goal for me. In October I've got 2 reunions I would like to look and feel my best for.
  • I too am feeling better since my crazy wine soaked weekend reunion with my old college pals. I agree with Ruby Red, what a difference a few days makes. Still not sleeping which is really pissing me off. At least I feel well enough to walk in the morning before the high 90's return during the days.
  • Welcome @LilyFlowerMFP. Your story is very interesting and shows how alcohol can have such a strong pull even after years. This is why I do not even take one drag off a cigarette. I would buy a pack immediately and I can't go back there. However, I have failed to achieve this with alcohol. Sigh. Last night I got together…
  • Thanks for everyone's honesty. That's how we keep it real here at the Sober Squad. I also had wine last night....what was up with this weekend for some of us? Didn't feel bad today but didn't indulge when we went to a bar for lunch. Hubby had 2 beers so I was happy to be the driver on the way home. We do what we can and…
  • @RubyRed427 That is unfortunate about your experience and it is too bad one overly talkative woman marred the experience for you. And you are right; sometimes the pressure to be better can be too much. Sometimes I just have to tell myself, "you are not broken, you are fine just the way you are" and try to get myself to…
  • Love this! https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/12/entertainment/patricia-heaton-sober/
  • I wanted to throw that box of Oreo's on sale right into my shopping cart this morning but then I thought about it a few more seconds and went to the fruit aisle instead. Baby steps.