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    HURRAY! A new month from which to view life and the living thereof! I look forward to spending the month here with you all, moderating and visiting and enjoying our time together. Thank you all for getting me through September (mostly in one piece, even) and let's all look forward to getting ourselves to All Soul's Day in good form.
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    Thanks for getting us started, NNG! And what a way to look at November 1st. Thanks for reminder. I love All Soul's Day. Also HURRAY is a favorite saying of our 2 yo granddaughter. She shouted that out when plane landed when they came for their FL visit. Welcome to October.

    Getting ready to move out from one condo to the other. Daughter, SIL and friends coming to FL tomorrow for a long weekend. Since they own half the condo, we move out for their visits. And they will be "on holiday" so lots of drinking. I need to mind my own biz and behave. Not to mention friends just returned from MN for the season and already invited us over for a fish fry tonight. This is my life; it's a wonderful life; everything in moderation, TMH!

    Hey, Lasha, don't feel bad. I had to learn that lesson also - do not drink during day. The last 3 times the beverage cart came by us (out on golf course) and others ordered drinks I have said no, thank you. Silly as it may sound, it feels empowering.

    Let's have an Outstanding October!

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    Hello everyone, I've only been able to briefly read a few posts over the last month and I think it's about time to get more involved. A special hello to NNG and thankyou for this thread!
    I've been reasonably good at managing a few AF days each week over September, very much to my surprise. And the drinking nights have been moderated mostly. I can see how easy it could be to slip into old habits though and I'm determined to keep going.
    My Father is visiting me in 2 weeks, last time he came he commented on how much weight I'd gained. I was horrified, (not that my size is any of his business to comment on-Dads will be Dads) but with drinking so much less I've actually already lost 4 kg without even trying. So when I considered walking down the street to get a bottle of red tonight ( there are about 10 bottle shops I can walk to from my flat) I just thought about whether he will notice a change when he sees me again!

    I am also intrigued to know what is All Souls' Day?
    Thankyou everyone for being here and you all have my support, we're all in the same boat.
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    Another question, I used the drink tracker for the end of Aug and all of Sept. I now can't look back via the archives. I wanted to note down my progress to show my Doctor. Archives only go upto 2010. Is there any way for me to see my recent history as I need a reminder to write it down? Perhaps this month I will also keep a written record.
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    ToMyHealth;1563205 wrote:
    Hey, Lasha, don't feel bad. I had to learn that lesson also - do not drink during day. The last 3 times the beverage cart came by us (out on golf course) and others ordered drinks I have said no, thank you. Silly as it may sound, it feels empowering.



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    Hi all,
    I haven't been posting much but think of everyone here often so thought I'd check in. Yes, TMH, you really do have more challenges than most when life has become "one big party" so to speak. The only time I tend to drink daily is when on vaca and your life is one big vaca LOL so very, difficult. Good for you to no to the daytime stuff. I used to look for the lunch place (kids and all) that served wine. And definitely would have a glass with lunch when with a girlfriend. That has all gone away as I have come to realize that it only makes me tired and want to take a nap or demotivates me and I don't get anything done. I've come a long way too with lots of changes in the many years I've checked in here. The support of others has been a great help.

    Will post more later. Hi to al and thank NNG for stating the Oct thread!

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    Hi All,

    NNG, TMH, Eve and anyone else looking in.

    Right, back to basics, I'm not going for the weekly noon 2 drinks with the dog walkers because I'm an alcoholic and cant stop like they can. I even told them I end up drinking during the afternoon if I start early and was told to come and just have a soft drink :H:H I don't think so!

    Pity, I used to enjoy it after my weeks work but have to accept that's the way it is. I'm trying to convince myself I might enjoy the couple of drinks but wont enjoy feeling crap on Saturday by drinking more and ruining the weekend.

    Look forward to waking up tomorrow and feeling good.

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    Welcome Em! Good choice to have AF days. Wt loss is one of the side benefits. All Souls Day is a day where we remember those who have passed away during previous year. You light a candle for each. I remember the service the funeral home had on 11/1 after my Mom & sister had passed (3 weeks apart). It felt healing. Might I say that possibly your dad's comment was concern for your health. Just a possibility. Looking forward to getting to know you!

    Lasha, sometimes those decisions are hard bUt we know ourselves. Eve says so too. And Eve you are right - year long vacation. I know you get it. Can't make it my excuse, however.

    Time to hop on bike, go to fitness center to work out. Hopefully today I will avoid rain, unlike yest. Beautiful light showers in the midst of sunshine. Too busy staying safe to look for the rainbow . And, Lasha, I plan to feel good tomorrow too!

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    Happy Friday, everyone!
    Hey, Lasha, glad you are checking in. We miss you when you are gone!

    Emmy Lou, dang! That's frustrating about the DrinkTracker. I just went back and tried to find my old records, too, just to see. Hmmm.... maybe someone who has been here a long time can help us out. Does anyone know if there is a place we can ask such questions?

    I am heading back up to the lake today, to check on possible windstorm damage. Keep your fingers crossed that all is well. I'll take my little scottie dog and she'll have lots of fun running off leash.

    Have a good weekend, my friends. Knowing you are here keeps me strong.

    Oh, Emmy Lou, All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day are Halloween and the day after... very archaic terms that no one much uses anymore. I'm just weird in that I like to resurrect old customs. I much prefer the old way of celebrating Halloween to the current fad of blood and razors and such.

    Huh! Had to bring this back to edit it... I just learned something. I googled the two days listed above and found out I was wrong. All Saints' Day is also known as All Hallows' Day, and is Nov. 1. Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve is obviously the night before, Oct. 31. And, All Souls' Day is the day we are supposedly supposed to pray for all those dear departed who WEREN"T saints..... huh. Who knew? Glad you asked, Emmy....

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    Oh wow! Thankyou for telling me about All Souls Day. Well Halloween is a foreign holiday here that is becoming more popular but it seems to be a Hollywood movie thing. I think from what you've told me that it seems more like the Day of The Dead, which some people celebrate here in the same way. There is a lovely lady near my place who invites people to the rotunda in the park to lay wreaths and light candles for those who've passed.
    Back to the AF thing... I found that I was easily able to not drink last night and meet my boyfriend at his place after work (12.30 night time)! I brought with me a lower alcohol bottle of Shiraz. He had also bought a bottle of red but I only had two glasses from mine before we eventually crashed for the night after talking about the week.
    I had planned to drink with a girlfriend tonight and am happy enough with the results (6 drinks may seem like a lot and probably explain my rambling) I'm just so happy to finally connect with people on a thread here.
    You are all an inspiration and you can count yourselves responsible for me being able to drive to the country tomorrow at the crack of dawn to pick up my new dishwasher! (2ndhand ebay)! I've saved so much money since I started moderating.
    Take care everyone and thankyou for being there!
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    Yes PS bout the drink tracker, maybe I should just contact the site moderator...moderator???

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