One month no alcohol (benefits)

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I just read an article about what benefits I wreak when I don't drink...since i need some positive thoughts....I am sharing....of (what else to do besides sit here feeling sorry for myself...) smile

This is a quote from an alcohol abuse page:

Giving up alcohol for one month may significantly improve your health, though more research is required.

The only real downside: Those involved in the study felt less social.

So if you’re looking for an excuse to binge watch Netflix while possibly losing weight, lowering your cholesterol, and sleeping better, try going dry. Then share your results in the comments section below.

After Dr. today (I think it has been a month)...I have lost 3 pounds..but I attribute that to eating cottage cheese at night vs. bagels...and lessening bread intake.

I also have to admit...I am sleeping better...2.5 hours at a time vs. 1 hour at a time.



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    oops - "then share your results in the comments section below", copied that sentence by accident...but yea...comment....

    Most recent folks that have tried stopping that come to mind are I7...and tre....and paper..

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    Missy I have to agree with you the benefits not drinking even after two weeks are awesome. My skin looks amazing and has a glow back about it. I sleep like a baby and always feel rested. I am much more articulate in my conversations. Keep up the good work I am two weeks behind you. And yes that three pound weight loss is awesome. I love not feeling bloated or looking like I am five months pregnant.
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    I knew that...yes becoming healthy and I could do with lowering cholesterol since I eat cakes, , crisps etc after stopping the drinking..Robin
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      28 days!

      I think I have that too...I'm just waking I have to figure it out later...that will give me a reason to start another

      Don't worry about your blood work (easier said than done)...but mine is all off all the time and I've researched ALOT about it....

      I have problems with White Blood Count....Platelets....Red Blood Counts....

      Im just telling you because maybe these are the culprits for your blood....and I read about them and alcohol can raise and lower...espeially the platelets...when drinking they are low or within normal range...but when we stop...they can spike really high.

      I blood test is more normal for you.

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      10 months!   You are going to be ok...Don't EVER think you can pick up a matter how long you get.

      I was 8 years sober and picked up a drink...and the last 2 years have been h*ll...trying to NOT drink.

      Life IS so much better sober...hold on to it!

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      HI Missy, yes I did quite 3 1/2 yrs ago. Not looking bad and feeling better. Do not quite understand other comments...simply drank too much for SO MANY YEARS and the small children I was blessed to have saved me...will I die or live longer to see them grow up? yes that simply and I stopped. best of luck to you again! Robin
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      The other comments? About cholesterol and gym?


      You were replying to this thread about what happens after 1 month sober and you mentioned something about having to focus on your cholesterol...I was teasing you saying....that you have way more than 1 month your cholesterol is not just going to bounce back without some hard work from you...the

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      Since we seem to have drifted on to songs, here's one just for Robin :

      'If I'd known you were comin' I'd have baked a cake.'

      My daughter was always singing it to her fiance. Now they're married she probably still sings it.

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