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|01-27-2012, 03:27 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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13kgs down since quitting booze
I just feel like bragging a bit, I struggled with weight all while I was drinking (dur, no surprise why - those empty calories stack up faster than the empty bottles!) it's been 4 months sober, and I'm13kgs lighter (or 26 lbs I think).
Just felt like sharing Sobriety is a nice place to be.
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|01-27-2012, 04:39 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
ForeverDecember That is a huge accomplishment.
I am working hard and diligently to lose ten pounds since I quit drinking.
I have joined the kicking asphalt fitness thread for motivation.
Congratulations and good health to you.
What it is is what it is.
Only positivity No negativity.
|01-31-2012, 03:12 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Blu**ed Lines...A ClockWork SR
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Awesome! I know I was getting at least 800 calories a day from booz. Big surprise; I'm eating more!
He who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation.
|02-01-2012, 08:35 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dallas, Tx
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You deserve to brag FD! I gained weight when I quit drinking cause eating got in the way of drinking for me but it leveled out after about 2 yrs
"Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up"
"With God all things are possible"
|03-05-2012, 02:57 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: under downunder
Unreal! its amazing how quick the weight falls off when you give up booze. A single bottle of wine accounts for approx 27% of the recommended daily Kilojoule intake. For me that's 24,000 empty Kilojoules every week i'm no longer consuming, the body has no choice except to loose weight!
|04-11-2012, 09:06 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Almonte Ontario
Haven't lost a pound???
I quit drinking 2 weeks ago, but have slipped 2 times by having wine. I have high liver enzymes and have been eating healthy and exercising - my stomach still looks like I'm eight month pregnant. Getting discouraged.
|04-20-2012, 06:22 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
I also think that lifting (weights) helps A LOT in losing weight and leaning out. Start off slow. Walks everyday for about a half hour...eating regular small meals (about 5-6 a day).
The magazines (if you choose to pick some up) will have SO much information that will help you a lot your way.
You can do this!
|04-20-2012, 06:40 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
I gained weight at first because I was eating instead of drinking. My dinner use to consist of cashews and beer. I started eating ice cream and sweets every night which I never did. My sugar cravings have leveled out. I've lost all the weight plus a little more. I also started a cleanse for Candida which is a common thing for people to have that eat a lot of sugar or drink. The lady at the health food store told me about it because I had asked her about something for depression. Told her I quit drinking and felt horrible. She told me her son was a recovered alcoholic for 23 years. She suggested the cleanse first before I took anything for depression, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I feel great. I'm not bloated anymore and have sooooo much energy. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks that I started it. My daughter is on it too. She doesn't drink but she eats a lot of sugar. She says she feels a lot better.
|04-20-2012, 06:53 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Hey all, This is my first post in another forum (haven't ventured out of 'newcomers')!
Really need to lose all the alcohol weight I've stacked on. I'm only on Day 5 not drinking but haven't really been watching my food intake as I figured one thing at a time...It's more important to focus on the booze for now. How long did you folks wait before trying to sort the healthy eating part out? Thanks.
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|04-20-2012, 07:05 AM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
I've lost, a much needed to be lost, 5lbs in 10 days of sobriety.I reckon I was getting at least 1000 empty alcohol cals a day when I was drinking
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
Overcoming Addiction Quote by Henry Ford
|04-20-2012, 09:23 AM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Welcome! I would suggest at least 2-3 weeks of eating everything you want after you quit drinking. Your body needs to restore vitamin and mineral levels that have been depleted because of the alcohol.
Hard work beats talent, when talent refuses to work hard! - Quitting date 15/10/2011
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