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    Annie Ups the Ante
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    • Originally posted by excursivey View Post
      Well. This doesn't have anything to do with anything. But you guys are nice people so I think you'll understand. Today would have been my dear husband's 46th birthday. I miss him quite a bit. I'm not sure what this has to do with drinking because I don't feel more or less compelled. Did I spell that right? It just is what it is... I did have wine tonight with the steaks I cooked for his birthday. He was an awesome cook and I have made myself learn how to cook a damn fine steak on the grill he left behind.
      I am so sorry. I bet the steaks and wine were fantastic and a nice little memorial.

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      • I was really good last week, nothing on every week night. I noticed too that I lost more weight than I was expecting even though based on My Fitness Pal my calories were about the same as when I did drink.

        So I was planning on having something over the weekend. On Friday night as I was coming home from work, I slipped on an exterior stair case and got a massive bruise on my posterior and really needed something to numb it so had a few, also on Saturday and just something small on Sunday. Now, I will resume this week although I am going on vacation from Wednesday July 3 for a few days. Not sure what I'll do over vacation, perhaps just be moderate and stick with only wine.

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        • Originally posted by seashells View Post
          I am so sorry. I bet the steaks and wine were fantastic and a nice little memorial.
          Yes. Thank you. And to JoanieL as well. And a nice monsoon came up while I was cooking, he would have appreciated that too.

          Back to wine free weekdays.
          Breathe. Move forward.

          I just eat what I want...

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          • Originally posted by excursivey View Post
            Today would have been my dear husband's 46th birthday.
            So sorry for your loss. It sounds like you had a lovely reminder of him, from food to weather =)

            Its not been full 100% compliance for me but trying! When a friend visited who often leaves me feeling a little off kilter, I notice having a drink was too easy. Have to be more watchful of that. The heat of this weather is not a good companion w/ drink either. Glad to not be over 100 degrees!

            “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

            Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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            • I think July 4th is going to be tough. My husband and I have been installing a bar in our family room for the past week and it will probably be done on Thursday. We have a HUGE alcohol supply, more than a lot of bars and we host a ton of parties, so we decided to install a bar in our new house. It's been months in the making. We ordered custom cabinets, a built in wine fridge, a kegerator and then we made the counter top ourselves (it's copper and awesome). Once it's all totally installed and working the temptation may just be too much...

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              • Crap.

                The Healthy Tropical Drunken Goat Herder

                -1/2 cup goat milk
                -one banana
                -six ice cubes
                -one egg yolk
                - 6 oz brandy

                Blend in blender. Serve.

                Epic fail when it comes to sobriety.
                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                B*tch-lite

                Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                • Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                  Crap.

                  The Healthy Tropical Drunken Goat Herder

                  -1/2 cup goat milk
                  -one banana
                  -six ice cubes
                  -one egg yolk
                  - 6 oz brandy

                  Blend in blender. Serve.

                  Epic fail when it comes to sobriety.
                  Just have it on the weekend!
                  Breathe. Move forward.

                  I just eat what I want...

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                  • Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                    Crap.

                    The Healthy Tropical Drunken Goat Herder

                    -1/2 cup goat milk
                    -one banana
                    -six ice cubes
                    -one egg yolk
                    - 6 oz brandy

                    Blend in blender. Serve.

                    Epic fail when it comes to sobriety.
                    That sounds like it would be good as a virgin drink. Don't they make brandy extract or something?
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • Anyone ready to pray their vacation plans to handle/keep control over drinking?

                      Sent from my HTC Wildfire S using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app
                      True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

                      My journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86444.html;)

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                      • Originally posted by PrimalFreedom View Post
                        Anyone ready to pray their vacation plans to handle/keep control over drinking?

                        Sent from my HTC Wildfire S using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app
                        I think I'm finally to the point where I don't give a shit anymore.

                        Usually that only takes about 14 days of white knuckling it, but this time it took
                        longer.

                        I have zero cravings for wine, even after taking my kids to the beach yesterday and
                        spending every.waking.moment with them and then them fighting every second from
                        about 4pm on.

                        Didn't even need any N/A beer. Weird.

                        So, 4th of July should be a breeze. Not that we're having a party or seeing friends or
                        anything, but usually it'd be an excuse to belly up to some cocktails.

                        Though, I HAVE learned that drinking on special occasions or holidays backfires. I usually
                        would start too early, or drink enough to make me TIRED, so that never worked...

                        My husband's birthday is 12/31, and if I ever started at 5pm, you could be damn sure I'd
                        be in bed NOT ringing in the new year at 12am. HA! So I stopped drinking on his birthday,
                        not worth it.

                        So July 4th should be easy. It's mysteriously my husband's favorite holiday, as he gets
                        to be a kid again and set off some illegal fireworks. I swear, the show goes on for an hour
                        while I'm drooling out of one side of my mouth with boredom. Kids love it though. I like it
                        for about 15 minutes and then, well, I'm 44, ya see one firework and you've seen them all...
                        zzZZZzzZzz.

                        Excursivey - yes, it's so nice to get rid of the clutter. And as you can tell by some of the dates
                        on some of the crap in my house, it's been about that long since I've ever done it. Like since
                        I moved out of the house at 18. That's a long time to keep freaking crap. Today I'm finishing up.
                        Only have the kitchen left and two bathrooms and then I'm done. Total, I'm up to about 20 bags
                        of recycling and 11 bankers boxes of shredding. Not to mention the side yard that is still full with
                        about 10 yards of BIG STUFF to go in a bin. It's going to be great when it's all over. A place for everything
                        and everything in its place, FOR REALZ!

                        Also, I'm very sorry to hear about your husband I'm sure it's incredibly hard without him.

                        And though we're just a buncha strangers on an internet board, we're here for you, so feel
                        free to talk about him any time!

                        Julia

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                        • Question for clarification: given that the 4th is on Thursday and many people will take Friday off, that makes it a four-day weekend, right?

                          I have been doing reasonably well on weekend only imbibing. An occasional mid-week glass of wine when socializing.

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                          • Absolutely a 4 day weekend in my book.

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                            • Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
                              Absolutely a 4 day weekend in my book.
                              Well a 3-day week of abstinence should be easy for me!

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                              • I'm taking Thursday off, then going in to work on Friday. I'll probably be the only one on the entire campus.

                                I'm to the point now where I don't even want any wine or anything. What I really want is a spicy V8.
                                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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