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    Hi! I am a 60 year old lady with a drinking problem. I go through at least a bottle of wine a day with sometimes a cognac of whiskey as a chaser. I have been worried that this drinking may be causing physical problems so went for a preventive check-up and am told I'm very fit for my age (I work out - spinning, high impact step aerobics) and that I have no medical problems. Why do I drink? Good question. I moved to Europe 20 years ago to save my marriage and the first years here were very difficult. I gradually went from a couple of glasses of wine to a bottle - it has become a habit - I really can't say it's something I crave. I just like the way it makes me feel and figure, after working full-time professionally all my adult life, I now deserve a treat. Problem is, I do not feel fit in the mornings, although I have never missed a day of work because of this bad habit. One side affect is that it makes me gain weight, so starting 1 jan. I'm going on a very restricted diet - with absolutely no alcohol. I can do this (have done it before) but after the 10 lbs or so are gone, I go back to my old habits and that is what I want to change. I have tried to purchase the book but can't find it here so will have to have it sent from the U.S. In the meantime, it has been a real eye opener that there are many more like me - hardworking, dependable, good mother and grandmother, good wife and stuck with this problem. Wish me luck!

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    Welcome!

    Hi candu2 and welcome to this site! It is helpful finding people in similar circumstances, isn't it! I have found much inspiration and hope here. I too loved my chardonnay a little too much and it got the best of me. I also hated the extra calories it would put on despite working out daily. My "treat" now is remembering everything I did the night before, my energy level and my clear head. The book and cd's are helpful! All the best to you! Gina

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    The Book

    You can get the book from amazon.co.uk. Good luck

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    Re: The Book

    Hi Candu2, I?m also new here. It was also hard for myself to admit to the problem but it?s the greatest step. I actually feel a great relief just admitting to the problem and taking action. The taking action is the great part, it suddenly rid me of all the remorse I had.
    Best of luck you your new embarked journey.

    Stay in there,
    Knox

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    Re: The Book

    Not quite 60 yet, but I'm getting close. You're a great inspiration to those of us 55+ who need to improve our health. I too often felt I deserved a 'treat' in the evening, without giving due consideration to its lousy companion. I hope we both can finally loose our 10+ pounds permanently in 2006.

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