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Milestone Day!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Today's post is dedicated to my sister Leona... She passed away on this date in 2008 at the age of 50. You may wonder why I post about being alcohol free so much ... well my motivation to do this was in honor of my sister. You see, alcohol took her away too soon. Her issues with 'da drink is what robbed her of her life. It was my reason for changing my habits at the age of 50 as I dived in to at first start a 50 day challenge for my 50th birthday that turned into a 💯 challenge that I completed December 10th, 2016.

There's a saying that if you don't make time for wellness - you will have to make time for illness and I truly believe this. We take our health for granted at times - and for me personally, I was allowing alcohol to rob me of too much out of my life.

Many don't understand why I choose to #LoseDaBooze especially during a season when there's so many activities that revolve around booze (and don't get me wrong it can be challenging at times) ... but it is perceived to be hard because our society is so ingrained with alcohol at every turn - through ads, events, socials - especially with the holidays.

I'm looking forward to going back home to visit folks sober over the Christmas holidays. I am looking forward to remembering every moment and being present and clear and clean! I'm looking at all that I'm gaining in life since cutting out alcohol - like having more time, being healthier, losing weight, clearer skin, better memory, more motivation and I could go on...

My sister left us too soon... and today I think of her and hope that by sharing I can help others who may be struggling with this issue. I know the groups I lead here on SP (Cutting Down the Booze) and on Facebook (Lose 'da Booze 100 Day Success Group and the Living AF Age 50+ group) is doing incredibly well and is a great source of support ... done in a very private way. We've kept the groups secret to support in a non judgmental private way and it's working! Hearing the testimonies of success is simply incredible. If I can help ONE person make this shift, then I've succeeded in my goal.

Today I'm celebrating my sister with my 80th consecutive day AF and Day 264 AF in 2019 beating out my BEST of 263 days AF in 2017 and 2019. This journey has been a progressive one for me and I tell my participants - better is better. If you or someone you know can relate to this and want more info - please visit www.losedabooze.com or send me a personal message. #losedabooze
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  • MEADSBAY
    So proud of and happy for you!
    You are such an inspiration for many of us.
    Today will be day 13 AF for me in November...my best is years!
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  • MDOWER1
    You are so right keep it going AF you can do it and good going on the new job
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  • DBSHAW
    What a great way to plan for and celebrate during the holidays. Feeling good, waking up refreshed, remembering everything you said and did. Perfect. Congratulations!
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    ((((HUGS)))) and I am sure your sister is proud of you. And I know you're proud of yourself as you should be! I am proud of you. It's not easy, but have to choose our hard. There is so much living left to do, it's good to do it aware and enjoy it!


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  • LAURALLANCE
    Thank you for sharing your journey and I'm sorry that your sister didn't make it. As someone who also quit drinking and has family who haven't yet, I really really appreciate you sharing your story. Good job and keep motivating people!!!

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