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Old 04-09-2013, 04:55 AM   #301
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For the first time in months and months, I did not have a single thing to drink last night. Feeling proud of myself, and I'm going to try and make it the rest of the week. It feels nice to wake up and feel really alert and good.
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That first day is such an accomplishment!
Well done snowdancer.

A week is a good goal, but even so it can be good at times to stay focused on the present day or even the hour, especially if you tend to get strong cravings.
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The rest of my life is going to be the best of my life!

Hi all... kinda quiet over here so I hope everyone is doing okay and having fun.

Here is where I am at:

I am driving myself nuts and obsessing of my food and drink intake.. I am so tired of beating myself up for failing and starting again on Monday and then beating myself up because I am not perfect....and so the snowball continues.

I am going to practice the "Mindful Eating" (and apply it to drinking as well) approach with a low carb twist. I am not going to count carbs, but I am going to keep away from sugar and most carbs as much as possible. If I am out socializing and want a few drinks, or crackers or bread because there is nothing else to have I am going to have it and not worry about it. I am going to keep away from the sweets though!

I am not going to have hard liquor in the house but if I want a light beer or glass of wine I'll have it. I'll save hard liquor for social events. I had two chocolate martini's last night with my girlfriends - YUM!

I am going to move my body in the swimming pool because it feels good and it's good for me, not because I want to burn fat.

I am going to do little things to treat myself, like going over to the lake near my house and sitting on a bench and just enjoying nature. What a concept- doing nothing!

I am going to look for an art class and just get to know my creative side.

I was having a wonderful evening with great girlfriends last night (we are all in our mid-50's), and one of them said "the rest of my life is going to be the best of my life". What a wonderful motto! I think I am going to steal it from her. I wish the same for all of you!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:32 AM   #304
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Judy, those sound like great goals to me. Especially the art class and sitting on a dock by the lake. Don't forget to bring some crackers or bread with you cause the ducks and fish are definitely not low-carbing it.

I have never had a martini but I'd really like to try one. A chocolate martini must be hard to stop at one or two. Someday I'll buy some gin and vermouth and give it a go. I hate olives though, and when I googled a recipe for martini's, I found a really great article. They said if you use those little onions instead of an olive, it is called something else (can't remember right now) and is no longer a martini. Persnickety, aren't they?

I'll post a picture of the lake (pond) very close to where I live. When I go with the pooch in search of a place to let her swim and run free, this is where we go. I'm a member there. It's my town's fish and game property.

As for my booze goal for this week, I'm doing great, thank you Lord! I'm on day four of not drinking and will buy another bottle of flavored vodka next Monday and see if I can make that one last a week or more, too. Then perhaps another week of abstinence. I like this!

Here is the pic (I only have ones of the dam right now. It separates the upper pond from the middle pond. There are three in all, but the third is a separate property, if that makes any sense.)
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Hi all... kinda quiet over here so I hope everyone is doing okay and having fun.

Here is where I am at:

I am driving myself nuts and obsessing of my food and drink intake.. I am so tired of beating myself up for failing and starting again on Monday and then beating myself up because I am not perfect....and so the snowball continues.

I am going to practice the "Mindful Eating" (and apply it to drinking as well) approach with a low carb twist. I am not going to count carbs, but I am going to keep away from sugar and most carbs as much as possible. If I am out socializing and want a few drinks, or crackers or bread because there is nothing else to have I am going to have it and not worry about it. I am going to keep away from the sweets though!

I am not going to have hard liquor in the house but if I want a light beer or glass of wine I'll have it. I'll save hard liquor for social events. I had two chocolate martini's last night with my girlfriends - YUM!

I am going to move my body in the swimming pool because it feels good and it's good for me, not because I want to burn fat.

I am going to do little things to treat myself, like going over to the lake near my house and sitting on a bench and just enjoying nature. What a concept- doing nothing!

I am going to look for an art class and just get to know my creative side.

I was having a wonderful evening with great girlfriends last night (we are all in our mid-50's), and one of them said "the rest of my life is going to be the best of my life". What a wonderful motto! I think I am going to steal it from her. I wish the same for all of you!



I love this quote and may borrow it also. I have been feeling a little guilty about the amount of money I have spent on myself in 2013 so far. I'm getting over it quickly though!

I've gotten pretty selfish with my time and energy also. Or.........you could say that I have established pretty firm boundaries. These are my fabulous fifties and I intend to make them some of my best years! Then on to the super sixties.
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Somehow I missed that last paragraph of Judy's post. I love that, too! Let's all steal it and make it our Mantra.
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Well I almost made it a complete 7 days. I consumed some gin last night with friends. We decided to try out this cheaper gin based on a few factors and turns out that it tastes on par with Tanqueray but was half the price. I had 3 drinks with some of that gin and diet ginger ale (I think it's called a "gin gin" - I love it way more than a gin and tonic) over the course of 4 hours.

I was able to moderate (at least I think that definitely counts as moderation) so I don't feel too bad about it, plus it was a social setting.

I'll probably be drinking some more of it this weekend but after Sunday, I'm truly committing to four weeks of abstaining from alcohol and being much stricter about not letting myself have the few carb hiccups I've had (in the past 45 days, I've had 5 days where I've been between 80-150 carbs [seems to be about every other week]). My official weigh-in isn't until the 23rd, but I know these hiccups and the alcohol must be slowing my weight loss down. However, I can't know the true speed that I will lose at until I commit for at least four weeks.

So this weekend will involve lots of socializing and there will be alcohol around. Luckily it won't really induce me to eat poorly. However, my roommates are having people over throughout the weekend so I've helped them cook some of the major meals and snacks. All recipes I love (homemade chex mix and whole wheat pasta with homemade sauce being the biggest temptations I helped make for them) and are very tempting, but I also have pre-prepped a few low-carb options for myself. So I'll be sticking to gin, chicken, and leafy greens.

Temptation did talk me into having one bugle after my chex mix was done. But I immediately stopped (not that I didn't want to continue).
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WTG on the moderation while out with friends, Hayek. I'd love to know the brand of Gin you bought that was comparable to Tanqueray. I want to buy some to attempt a martini someday.

I used to like Bugles when I was a kid. I hope you can stick to your plan while partying with your friends this weekend. Sounds like you have a healthy social life! Good friends are hard to come by.
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It's called New Amsterdam. It's a square-ish bottle with huge text that says New Amsterdam going down vertically on the bottle with some smaller red text near the bottom that says Gin.

It was an accidental find. My friend decided to purchase the liquor that night and I said I really wasn't in the mood for rum, and while he wanted vodka, I just can't do vodka. So he commented on New Amsterdam vodka being great for a cheaper vodka so he/we decided why not try the gin. It was 10.99 compared to Tanqueray's 19.99 and tasted great to me. The only other gins I've had were Seagrams (barf), Beef Eater (barf), and Bombay Sapphire (barf). So the fact I actually like this gin and find it comparable to Tanqueray is great! Wish I could have found budget liquor so many years ago when I would spend way too much on it lol.

I'm not sure I'd want it in a martini (I don't know, sometimes you want to go as top shelf as possible for those), but I don't like gin (or vodka) martinis in general so I'm not the best to ask. However, the martinis I do enjoy are the really sugary ones, such as coffee or espresso martinis (usually made with vodka and other things depending on the recipe).
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Wow! I thought Beef Eater was a good one. Horrible name, though. I know next to nothing about Gin or Whiskey. I've had some experience with Rum but it "didn't take." Don't recall why but if I didn't acquire a taste for it, I'd just as soon leave that dog lie.

Thinking back to my 30's, I drank things like Goldschlager, Jagermeister, (back when my hubby was alive and well enough to drink. His family were a bunch of fun-loving boozers and I loved them to pieces) and the other ones escape me. We lived in Vegas and we often found ourselves at Casino restaurants eating breakfast and drinking Bloody Marys. Those were the days. (Hick!) Vodka was our go-to drink of choice.
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I don't know, something about Beef Eater just made me... yuck. It was actually the liquor used in the first gin martini I had. It is considered a very good gin, but just not great with my taste buds I guess. I know a lot of people that LOVE Bombay way more than Tanqueray, but it also made me... yuck.

I haven't had Jager in years. Though the few times I had it always turned into messy, borderline, if not completely, blacked out nights. lol. Undergrad and those Jager bombs!

Never had goldschalger, the flakes freak me out. My vodka of choice was always Three Olives. I thought it was really smooth and priced ok compared to Belevedere (never liked Grey Goose).
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We used to shake up the goldschlager good before pouring it, so we each got an equal amount of the gold. I agree with Jager. It was the only time I ever saw my father-in-law passed out. We also drank margaritas alot when we went out to bars that had happy hour buffets of mexican foods. (Oh how I miss those buffets.) In TX and in Vegas, those were so much fun. Stuff you face and sip your very cheap drinks. I'd always say, "I'll have a margarita on the rocks; very little ice, please." I hated when you drank the drink and all you had left was a full glass of ice. Can't fool me.
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Hi, everyone. I made the mistake of buying a different flavor of that less expensive vodka I found a few weeks ago. I really like the raspberry and should have stayed with that, but the guy in the liquor store said his favorite was the vanilla. Horrible! I actually had to add stuff to it to make it tolerable. I put one drop of ez sweetz, then a shake of cinnamon. That made it a lot better but it was still weird to drink it like that.

I don't have any crystal light or anything like that, so I got the notion to take a sugar-free jello box and make it into a pitcher of "crystal light." Well, it sort of worked but it never completely dissolved. I have to stir it before I pour it and then I have to keep stirring it in the glass before I drink it.

To be 100% truthful, I only really truly enjoy drinking beer and I think I'm going to switch over to a tall can of light beer and have one of those a few times a week. Technically, light beer is low carb, but I just didn't want to have to deal with all the bottle and can deposits and returns, and I figured vodka was less detrimental to a LC diet than beer (since beer is made with hops and yeast.)

I think I'm done with vodka for a while. As long as I can continue to lose while drinking a few tall beers per week, that will suit me just fine.

How is everyone else doing?
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I am sharing a very sad story right now. So if you don't want to read this, please skip it.

My husband's sister is 60 years old. She and her husband came to visit us and her mother last November. She could barely get around as her ankles and legs were retaining fluid. Her 89 yr old mother is in a nursing home with dementia but is in better health. She told us that this was the last time she would be coming back to NH to visit her mom because it was such a grueling trip. I explained that I could help. I used to retain tons of fluid until I stop eating sugar and grains and alcohol. I shared a little and told her I would help herif she was interested.

We are an alcohol free zone in our house. We don't buy it and don't bring it into the house. My DH and DD are recovering alcoholics. I respect them by not bringing it into our home.

The first night they were here, I thought SIL was acting strange. Her husband told me later that she was drunk. I told him we don't have alcohol in the house and asked where it came from. He said she carries the vodka around in her purse. The next morning I was picking up the house; they had gone out. There was a glass of water next to her chair. I picked it up and smelled. It was pure vodka. I asked my husband how he wanted to handle it. I asked if it was all right with him if I said something. I talked to my daughter. They were both okey with it. So that night I explained to SIL how we don't bring alcohol into the house because my DH and DD can't have it around and out of respect for them, we ask that no one bring it in. She was ok with it. As far as I could tell, she didn't drink in the house anymore. She slept a lot and was laying down a lot.

Today we received an email that she had been helo/vacked to the hospital because she was bleeding from the nose. Most likely she drank most of her life. She was moved to a larger hospital with extreme liver failure. It is cirhossis(sp?) of the liver. We don't know if she will make it or if she will need a liver transplant. I don't think an active drinker is very high on the list for donors as there is a good likelihood she will destroy the new liver. So when she told us last Nov that she wouldn't see her mother again, I think she new what was going on. If you get your annual physical, that is one of the things they test for in the blood workup.

Please keep her in your prayers. This story is shared in the hopes it might help someone who is on the edge and thinking, why not? What could one more drink do? Her story is what one more drink can do. Please take this to heart. I am going to share the same story on the other thread.
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I will pray for her, Mary. Indeed a sad story. Sometimes when a hard-core drinker actually stops drinking, that's when they seem to go into some kind of accelerated health spiral. A friend of my sister's had a sister who drank heavily all her life (vodka, too.) She finally stopped drinking and she died in her sleep soon after. When they found her, there was an unopened bottle of vodka in her house so apparently she bought it and then resisted the urge to drink it that day. Sadness beyond measure for my sister's friend.

I had a husband who had two kidney transplants and I can pretty much guarantee they won't give her a new liver unless she stops drinking and goes into treatment. Like daily AA meetings and all that. I've heard that even a part of a liver can be transplanted and it grows to full size over time. So it can be taken from a healthy living donor. This is what I've heard but the information is years old. I don't keep up with the medical field anymore since I retired.

Is she jaundiced? Does she have a large, round, firm belly? These signs appear before they need to be medevaced. I will pray for her right now.

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Signing off now.. hugs to all!

MaryMary, that is such a sad story, and she will definitely be in my prayers. Unfortunately I know of several similar cases.. the person was warned but decided to live their life on their own terms, no matter what the consequence. The person makes the decision, but their loved ones end up suffering in so many cases.

On another note - Friends – I am going to do everything in my power to stay away from LCF as well as any other diet forum or website.. I have come to a realization - an AHA moment if you will....

Although there are some rare long-term success stories, 95% of us do not succeed. I am a socializing, life loving 56 year old party girl. That's just me and I will NEVER change. And, I don't want to.. There may be some things that I will no longer be able to enjoy in my remaining years - hiking mountains, horseback riding, walking long distances.. but I realize that and I will accept IT and I will accept ME.

Here is what I wrote to my life coach/friend yesterday when she asked me if I wanted to participate in a detox/cleansing beta testing group she was sponsoring on Facebook:

"I will not be participating.. I wish you lots of luck with folks who haven’t reached the end of their “dieting and restricting” and then “falling off the wagon/hate yourself” rope - as I have.

I am at a point now where I am sick of (like really, really sick of) obsessing about things that are or are not going into my mouth. I am giving up on what all the experts say because it is driving me totally insane. I search and I read and search and listen (audios), and read… and so the snowball continues. I waste so much time and energy on deciding what to eat and what not to eat and then not following through with what I decided anyway.

I am sick of feeling like a failure and loathing myself. I am slowly “unliking” (FB) and unsubscribing (email) everything I am subscribed to that talks about any kind of diet or way to eat. I am slowly finding “love yourself and be healthy at any size and be the happiest person you can be” pages to “like” and am devoting my energy to those.

I started in this direction when I started my Look Within For Thin group in early 2012. Then a few months later I once again was bamboozled by the diet industry and the low carb/paleo craze and have been going on and off that rollercoaster for the last year or so. Lost 20 lbs.. gained it back… rinse/repeat in 5-10 lb increments. I am SO done!

Have no fear though.. I am not existing on only Twinkies, Cheetos and Vodka. I am on a “mindfulness” journey and am going to eat and drink whatever I want as long as I really want it. Period! I know that sometimes it’ll be a great salad and sometimes it’ll be pizza and beer in reasonable satiating amounts. Whichever is fine. No more obsessions.. It’ll take a long time to try to change my conscious and subconscious mind, but I am going to devote my energies to being the happiest I can be! And stopping my food obsession is priority #1!"

Hugs to you all and I wish you the best of health and happiness!!
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I think I'm just about right where you are. I'm off my diet plan x 2 days and also tired of it all. Life's too short. I hope you stay in touch, Judy.
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Good for you Judy! I completely see where you are coming from hope you will check in best of luck to you.
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Judy, I think it can be a really good thing to "unplug" for a while.
We face such a barage (sp?) of messages, some quite contradictory, that it can be overwhelming. Tune out and listen to your heart. I wish you the best on your life's journey.
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MaryMary: Best of luck and I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Judy: I think much of all of what this forum exists for and, to a larger extent, life is largely about knowing yourself and doing what you need to do (within reason) to be comfortable with it and happy--a sort of zen.

I've been lurking and not posting because it's just been a bad week (sort of starting last Thursday but it's more the accumulation of events). I'll probably post more in my weight loss journal than here because I don't want this to turn into a needless, off-topic rant. However, regarding the weekend. I stayed in check on Friday (had one cup of chex mix) through Sunday dinner. Fell apart (dietary wise) Monday night. I drank Friday and Sunday, telling myself the restart day was Monday.

Well, after a few more unexpected and unpleasant events, I bought myself a pint of gin last night and drank it all (and for all the wrong reasons, not even boredom). The events were nothing extreme, but all in the period of a week got to me and made me feel quite depressed. I had to escape. I regret it, and am not happy about it, but it's time to look forward. Sometimes the ants weigh more than the elephants.

I'm committed to not drinking until my birthday (end of May) starting today (though for calendar purposes I'm considering my re-restart Monday the 23). I'm also committing to absolutely zero cheat meals for that period just to see if the weight loss changes. I'm only sabotaging myself.

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Hayek, I'm sorry you've had a rough week. Sometimes the ants really do weigh more than the elephants. And they can eat you alive, too. I hope you can succeed in your quest to abstain until your birthday. I'm sure that you can do it.

Cheers indeed.

As for me, I got my lab work back finally. It took eons for the Dr's office to call me with the results even though they have had them for about 2 weeks. They wouldn't give me the results over the phone until they had reviewed them and called me. They called today. My cholesterol is perfect (which is odd cause it's always high) and my liver enzymes are elevated. It's been elevated before but since they barely tell you anything, I can only go by what they disclosed.

They are sending me another lab order and they want the labs redrawn to see if it's still elevated. At the time I had the labs done, I was on my vodka plan and sticking to the 3-4 jiggers per night and feeling pretty amazed and proud of myself for making that 1.75 liter bottle last 8 days. Remember?

Well, now I'm drinking light beer cause I got sick of vodka and now I'm sick of dieting in general and I'm at a turning point. We drinkers always find ourselves at some kind of "turning point" rather often, don't we? Well, here I am in one again.

I'll get the new labs done early next week and we'll see how the old liver likes beer vs vodka. If it doesn't like beer either, I guess I'm screwed. Or rather, my liver is.

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I have an appointment with both my regular therapist and my new substance abuse counselor on Thursday. I feel good about making a plan, but consequently I am treating the last week or so since I made up my mind the same way as some people do when they have a day they are going to start a diet. In other words, drinking way more than I ever have. For the past 5 days I have consumed a BOX a day (box equals 4 bottles) of wine. For the first time ever in my 56 years I stayed home from work due to drinking. I'm going to try to quit drinking on Thursday, but I need advice about whether it's safe to quit cold turkey. I want to have some tests done also because I fear that all these years of drinking has done some damage. If it hasn't I'd be really surprised.
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I have an appointment with both my regular therapist and my new substance abuse counselor on Thursday. I feel good about making a plan, but consequently I am treating the last week or so since I made up my mind the same way as some people do when they have a day they are going to start a diet. In other words, drinking way more than I ever have. For the past 5 days I have consumed a BOX a day (box equals 4 bottles) of wine. For the first time ever in my 56 years I stayed home from work due to drinking. I'm going to try to quit drinking on Thursday, but I need advice about whether it's safe to quit cold turkey. I want to have some tests done also because I fear that all these years of drinking has done some damage. If it hasn't I'd be really surprised.
Your new counselor should be able to answer this for you. Sending you positive prayers that you can turn this around. Did the horrible hangover from so much wine help you decide to quit? I did the same thing when I quit smoking. I smoked so much for a week that I was glad to throw them away on my quit day.
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Thanks, Erin! No, I never have hangovers, maybe unfortunately. I had decided to quit just about every Sunday for the last 3 or 4 months, but by Monday I would decide maybe it wasn't that bad, and by the end of the week I'd be back at it. I know it's ruining my life. I have gained 65 pounds in the last year or so, and I hate even looking at myself. I feel like if I wasn't drinking I could do the low carb thing again. The best thing I have going for me right now is that my BFB (best friend with benefits!) moved in with me in December, and he's going to help me do this. He's the first male I've been with who also doesn't put me down for my weight, although I'm sure he'll be gald when I lose some. By the way, I LOVE the little teddy bears. It took me awhile to figure it out, now I want to go home and do the same thing with my dog!
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Scintillady, finding out the health of your liver is important. If you catch any liver disease before it progresses to cirrohsis of the liver, it will improve, so long as there sections that are healthy left. My SIL has been told she has 6-12 months to live. She will spend it in a nursing home at age 60 becuse the boose has affected her thought processes and she is in denial about the severity. She is obese and has cirihossis of the liver. A painful disease. Obesity is enough of a killer without throwing alcoholism in the mix. I pray for you that the Great Spirit leads you to the healthy life style that awaits you.
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I have an appointment with both my regular therapist and my new substance abuse counselor on Thursday. I feel good about making a plan, but consequently I am treating the last week or so since I made up my mind the same way as some people do when they have a day they are going to start a diet. In other words, drinking way more than I ever have. For the past 5 days I have consumed a BOX a day (box equals 4 bottles) of wine. For the first time ever in my 56 years I stayed home from work due to drinking. I'm going to try to quit drinking on Thursday, but I need advice about whether it's safe to quit cold turkey. I want to have some tests done also because I fear that all these years of drinking has done some damage. If it hasn't I'd be really surprised.
Thank you for your candor, scintillady. I'm sure it wasn't so easy to just lay it out there like that. I feel your pain cause I do the same damn things to myself. I am not like you in the hangover-department, though. Do you not even barf when you take in that much booze in a 24 hour period? Seems like your body would be working like crazy to rid itself of some or most of the alcohol.

I've been experiencing symptoms when at work the last few months. Sometimes I'm just completely depleted of all energy and I feel like I just need to sit down for a while, drink some water, give myself some time to rebound. Problem is I work on a horse farm and there often isn't a place to sit and I have to walk a long way just to find a bucket I can flip over or something. I'm pushing a wheelbarrow of manure and hay around and it is tough. But only when I feel these feelings coming on me.

I've been having all sorts of cardiovascular testing done in the past 2 months. Everything is coming back normal. But my liver enzymes are elevated. They didn't say HOW elevated and they've been elevated before. Then I started to wonder if my symptoms happen on work days when I've drank the day/night before work.

So I didn't drink for two days before working today and I felt full of energy. I think all this time my liver has been trying to tell me something. I haven't got enough "evidence" to be sure that is the problem, but I'm going to not drink the day before I work for a week or two and see if I ever get those symptoms again. If I don't, I've figured it out. Then I have to deal with it. Facing it is the hard part.

I'm glad you're getting help. Please hang with us so we can be there for each other. Get your lab work done. I'd love to hear what your liver is saying right now.

PS: When my labs were drawn I was drinking vodka. Now I'm doing beer but not every day.
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Mary, I was going to PM you but that option doesn't come up when I click on your name. I'll be praying for you on the 24th. I made a reminder for myself on my calendar.
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Thank you Cheryl. One can never have too many prayers and well wishes. We're leaving our house about 3 am and will get there plenty early but are going to walk to the hotel to see if they have any rooms for my DD for wed night. This time tomorrow, I'll be laying thinking 'what was I thinking?'

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Scintillady, finding out the health of your liver is important. If you catch any liver disease before it progresses to cirrohsis of the liver, it will improve, so long as there sections that are healthy left. My SIL has been told she has 6-12 months to live. She will spend it in a nursing home at age 60 becuse the boose has affected her thought processes and she is in denial about the severity. She is obese and has cirihossis of the liver. A painful disease. Obesity is enough of a killer without throwing alcoholism in the mix. I pray for you that the Great Spirit leads you to the healthy life style that awaits you.
I'm pretty sure I don't have cirrhosis, and since tomorrow hopefully will be my last day of drinking for a long time, I'm more worried about the irreversible damage I may have done to my brain. I know there's a point of no return, and I find myself not being able to articulate what I want to say quite a lot lately. I am a smart person, but when I'm trying to get a point across, verbally, I tend to stumble. Hopefully some of that may get a little better when I stop drinking.
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Scintilady, i am sure it will get better. I know when I eat loads of sugar, I don't think as clearly as whenI don't. I am sure some of my problems are because I am a little older. Brain fog will lift when the toxins are stopped. Good luck!
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