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Old 12-01-2019, 12:59 PM
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11 months today 😄

Coincidence l quit on New Years Day, but I think there are four or five of us here who did so.

Nothing exciting to report. It’s long since become the norm not to drink. I get the “urge” maybe twice a week and feel a glass of red would be nice. But as I’ve said before, I’d have a glass one day and another the next and so on. Nailed on certainty. That “urge” in my case is actually thirst, and a glass of water does the trick.

Highlight of the eleven months has to be a liver fibroscan in August giving me a score of 7 (normal stiffness, no scarring) and no longer any detectable fat. Fatty liver is becoming more and more common with drinkers and overweight people (and sadly, people with some medical conditions), and it should be taken far more seriously.

Two years ago, I was an obese slob with BMI 32. Now I’m about to do a triathlon. That wouldn’t be possible as a heavy drinker. So many things become possible without booze.
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11 months is wonderful, Hodd. Look at you - doing a triathlon. Happy to hear the great news about your progress.
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Congrats..that's impressive and a big indicator of the changes you've made in your life.
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Congratulations on 11 months and turning your health around. I’m not a runner so a triathlon is unfathomable for me. Very impressive. Good luck with it!
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Congrats on 11 months sober! Thank you for the encouraging post.
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Congratulations on 11 months and turning your health around. I’m not a runner so a triathlon is unfathomable for me. Very impressive. Good luck with it!
😀 I wasn’t a runner either. Someone new to running actually said to me recently, “It’s OK for you. You’re slim and can run OK.” I promised to show them my photo from two years ago.

I should point out there are various forms of triathlon from “sprint” through to “Ironman”. I’m going for the shorter option. I’m certainly not a natural runner, and I can barely swim.

Don’t say “unfathomable” 😃 It doesn’t have to be running or anything sporting, but us ex-drinkers can devote the time we’d wasted on drinking to something far more constructive and challenging.
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Congratulations Hodd

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Congratulations, Hodd!

Triathlon, great! Ironhodd already has a nice ring about it!
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Congratulations Hodd and good luck in the triathlon. Impressive.
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Congratulations, Hodd!

Triathlon, great! Ironhodd already has a nice ring about it!
I’ll ask Dee for permission to change my name 😀

In case anyone’s imagining some supreme athlete, stop right now. What I will say is we owe it to ourselves to do something different, something challenging, now we’re off the booze, preferably something that would benefit from us staying sober. Put it this way, in our tri club meal recently, some people had a beer, maybe two, but no one was a heavy drinker (I can spot them).
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Congratulations Hodd, such a brilliant 11 month achievement! A triathlon, how super, I hope you do really well, but just to compete is awesome.
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That's amazing Hodd. Huge congratulations on your sober time and best of luck with your Triathlon!
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Congrats on your sober time, amigo.

Good luck with your tri.
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😀 I wasn’t a runner either. Someone new to running actually said to me recently, “It’s OK for you. You’re slim and can run OK.” I promised to show them my photo from two years ago.

I should point out there are various forms of triathlon from “sprint” through to “Ironman”. I’m going for the shorter option. I’m certainly not a natural runner, and I can barely swim.

Don’t say “unfathomable” 😃 It doesn’t have to be running or anything sporting, but us ex-drinkers can devote the time we’d wasted on drinking to something far more constructive and challenging.
Point taken. Once upon a time I turned to yoga for meditation, stress relief and to lower my blood pressure. It worked. I took classes all day, every day deepening my practice. I loved it so much I did a year long teacher training program (plus other continuing education courses) and began to teach. Once a week but then 5 times a day, every day of the week. I’m retired now as the wear and tear was too much but I have the same mindset with my other projects which is why I have 1000 bars of handmade soap curing on shelves above my bed . No running for me, I have bad knees and shin splints courtesy of the US Army but good luck with your triathlon. I’ll be cheering from the sidelines .
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Great post, congratulations Hodd!
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Originally Posted by gypsytears View Post
Point taken. Once upon a time I turned to yoga for meditation, stress relief and to lower my blood pressure. It worked. I took classes all day, every day deepening my practice. I loved it so much I did a year long teacher training program (plus other continuing education courses) and began to teach.
To me, that’s worth numerous triathlons and then some! Respect. I do one yoga class a week (not very successfully yet &#128512 and have had one-to-one classes and tried to read about it. It’s something that gets better the more you understand it.

Is it fair to say you never see an unhealthy person doing yoga, or is it a chicken and egg question?



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