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Old 03-28-2013, 01:40 PM   #61
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Good luck to you on your journey. We can all relate to what you're saying. I've tried so many times to just drink like a normal person and it never works out well. I have an unhealthy relationship with all things pleasurable. :/ Maybe I should become a monk!
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:57 AM   #62
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Momma. I know how you feel. I get this "taste" in my mouth for alcohol, which is the craving, and once it hits it's hard not to.

Cheryl-I wish I could do that as well. But I'm an all or nothing girl, so I feel like the point of drinking is to get drunk, so why even bother with one drink? Ya know?

Day 1 again for me yet again. But I got my Body Combat videos this morning in the mail and I know once I start working out again I can do this. I just need to get motivated and make bf keep all alcohol out of the house.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:15 AM   #63
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good luck Michelle

You sound very determined Michelle. I know it's very hard when there is another drinker in the house. The first days are the hardest, but you are on the path.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:02 AM   #64
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My goal is to get through the weekend, that will give me a big boost.
A warm sunny day at long last seems a good omen. But first things first, and that is Friday. Hang in with me.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:34 AM   #65
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Momma what's your name? I don't want to call you fatmomma lol.

Hang in there girl. If you feel the need to drink come post. I'll be checking throughout the day/evening cuz I need the support as well.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:35 AM   #66
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I've heard so many younger people say that; that the point of drinking is to get drunk. That just astounds me cause for me, it was always to get buzzed. Maybe that's what younger people mean when they say "to get drunk." I like the buzz but I hate when it goes beyond the buzz and changes over to flat-out wasted. I really highly suggest the Antabuse for you, Michelle. Then having the booze in the house or not, drinking will no longer be an option. I think it trains your brain to not even bother contemplating it. Another good thing!

I'm with Michelle, fatmomma. We need a name. I'm kind of surprised they allowed you to have that name cause they are so against any negative connotations relating to being overweight on this forum. What will you do when you are no longer a fatmomma? Get a new name? If you ask the Admins, they will help you to pick another one; one that will grow with you as you shrink. Do it now while you're still so new here. (Sorry; not trying to be pushy but I'm the type of person who likes to fix things.)

Have a good day, ladies. It's about 51 degrees and the sun is trying to shine. The clouds are winning.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:10 AM   #67
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Cheryl-I don't know how you get it, but I assume you have to have a prescription. I don't have insurance and I'm barely scraping by with the medical bills I've been having. I starting seeing a specialist (Ear, Nose, Throat) for some chronic ear problems, and before that was going to the clinic, and I'm just drained on money. It sounds like something that would be great to look into, though.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #68
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My name is Annabelle, but go by Bella. Fatmomma just popped into my head . . . I was feeling rather stout. If I can stick with this for a couple of weeks, maybe I can be notsofatmomma . . .
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:22 AM   #69
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It is definitely a prescription drug but places like Walmart have plans that cover certain generic drugs at $4 a bottle. I would totally check into it. The generic name for Antabuse is Disulfiram. I totally hear you about being financially strapped and having no medical insurance. I've been there and it is rough. But if you could get this drug for $4 a month, it would be so great for you.

Hello, Bella! See? Your name is beautiful and you are calling yourself something derogatory. Bella is so much nicer.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:27 AM   #70
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Michelle, if you write to the manufacturer of the Antabuse, they may have a program for people that want/need the Antabuse but have no money to pay for it. Most towns have clinics or mental health centers that can help. In our town, if you have a prescription but are strapped financially, you can go to the town hall and they work with pharmacies in town to help people that need medicines for $1 per prescription. Also, the pharmacies all have a program that you can sign up for where you can get certain meds for an extremely discounted price for generic.
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We do have a clinic here that I usually go to for my medical needs, but I've been 3 times this year for ear infections, plus the specialist I had to go to last week, that I have to go to again next week, so right at this particular time, I don't have moeny to go to the clinic even. it's about $75 just to go. But I will definitely keep it in mind.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:33 AM   #72
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Michelle, if you write to the manufacturer of the Antabuse, they may have a program for people that want/need the Antabuse but have no money to pay for it. Most towns have clinics or mental health centers that can help. In our town, if you have a prescription but are strapped financially, you can go to the town hall and they work with pharmacies in town to help people that need medicines for $1 per prescription. Also, the pharmacies all have a program that you can sign up for where you can get certain meds for an extremely discounted price for generic.
Excellent information and all true! Seems the needier a person or family is, the more help they can get. Unfortunately, if you don't ask, you'll never find out what you could have had. I have a woman in my Town Hall who is a wealth of information and helps those like me who are needy. Ask and ye shall receive! Knock and the door will open.

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Old 03-29-2013, 11:35 AM   #73
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Michelle, by clinic, I meant places where the charge is nominal like $5 a visit. Our local hospital has one. You have to fill out an application to prove that you meet the financial guidelines but the services and meds are nearly free.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:36 AM   #74
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Yeah, people don't exactly consider me "needy" because I don't have umpteen kids that I can't take care of and I have a good job. Texas is really really bad about "the poverty line". I mean I make ok money but I have bills, and really none extra to go to more medical care than I'm already putting myself in the hole over. Since I do technically make "so much money" I can't really get any kind of assistance. It's stupid.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:38 AM   #75
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Michelle, by clinic, I meant places where the charge is nominal like $5 a visit. Our local hospital has one. You have to fill out an application to prove that you meet the financial guidelines but the services and meds are nearly free.
That's what I mean. There are no places like that here. On paper I make too much money for any kind of assistance. They don't take into account that I pay $100 a week in taxes and I have bills I actually pay, the state doesn't give me free rent/utilities/groceries like people on government assistance. Don't get me started lol. Our government is so broken.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:29 PM   #76
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I would like to join this thread if its ok.

I was a heavy drinker pre LC - as in 1-2-3-4-5-6-...glasses of wine most days. I often went to bed, fell asleep immediatly but woke up in the wee hours wide awake and unable to sleep. So I would be tired and grumpy all day. Kind of foggy and struggling to really get going.

Anyway I've had been reducing that before LC because I knew it was getting rediculous. DH likes to drink as well, but doesnt have as good a head for it as me. So he would be matching me glass for glass and really ending up in a state. Not good for us, or the kids, or the wallet.

So I started LC and somehow decided I could have a one night a week cheat day. Well Ive done that twice now and stalled both times. I cannot drink and lose weight. So this weekend will be my first AF weekend in forever. I had a sip of DH's wine last night - barely 1/2 teaspoon - and just thought it was sweet.

I suspect not drinking is doing more for my weight loss than not eating carbs, but I want to do both for all the positive health reasons.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:55 PM   #77
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:53 PM   #78
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Nice having you aboard for the weekend, lilbeetle. I think I'll be ok tonight, as I made a groc run and by passed the booze. tomorrow I'll focus on lots of liquids and not letting myself get hungry. Good luck everyone. Keep an eye out for the alcohol fairy (really a little devil).
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:01 AM   #79
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How ya all doing with the weekend?
So far so good here . . . . of course the cravings haven't hit yet.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:55 AM   #80
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Welcome, Bella & Lilbeetle!

We came to visit DD this weekend. She woke up with a migraine. She was so excited to have us come, she probably wore herself out.

No booze in this house ...just recovering alcoholics & food addicts today. The past is history. The future is a mystery. We only have the present. I am grateful for a clear head today ... No sugar, grain or alcohol. I am doing a meditation challenge with Deepak Chopra online and the thought for today was "with awareness, I create healthy habits" I like that so I am going to say it over and over to myself today.

Happy Easter & Happy Passover, everyone.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:15 AM   #81
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Wow, Mary, you are really rocking. Love your Easter avi.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:37 AM   #82
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I'm doing good as well. Nothing here. Cleaning and fixing some things around the house. its been surprisingly theraputic for me lately.
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I didnt drink last night and that was amazing given how i felt.

I did however do a kick ass work out. My reward was a nice big weight drop.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:33 PM   #84
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That's a great reward, wee beetle.
I am always on the lookout for non food non drinking rewards.
I have to be patient for a while before the weight loss kicks in.
It will be a reward to be able to wear most of my wardrobe.
I do know from past experience that I will feel better after a few days of not drinking and cutting the sugar . . . it's just putting in the time to get there So far, no cravings.
And I have started at last!
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:21 PM   #85
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I went to an Eddie Bauer store today and bought my first pair of size 8 slacks. Woo hoo!
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That's just simply amazing.

You are an inspiration this morning.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:23 AM   #87
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Just checking to say that I managed the weekend without alco and LC as well.
Wishing you all happy sailing.
p.s. don't beleive everything you hear to day.
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Another day down and dusted. I faced some lovey pastries at an office get together yesterday, and didn't indulge so a little victory there. I knew ahead of time what would be on offer, so didn't go there hungry. I little forewarning and preparation goes a long ways. No alco cravings yet.

Hope you all are doing great today!
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Didn't make it through the weekend, but I'm AF right NOW. I think this is the one right here. I worked out yesterday and that's the thing that helps me get back on track.
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Great going, Michelle. It's good you have that anchor (exercise) to rely on.
I am not quite up to as much exercise as I would like, but I am really working on patience.
Spring is a huge help to me, a longer day length. This winter was a disaster for me in terms of eating/drinking. I really need a to develop a plan well before winter hits to sort my way through it more successfully next year.
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