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Quick question... Is it common to cover Calendars, Maps and Medifast menus in a single discussion? Looking forward for any answer. Another quick question... Well....I honestly did not think I was an alcoholic....But the last few weeks I have came to realize that I am.....Which is tough...to say I traded one thing like emotional eating for emotional drinking....But I am well on my way to getting help on this....I start tomorrow very intense therapy...on angry management and my drinking problem... I will also be attending.

AA meetings.

Not so sure why I put this out here...but thought maybe it could help someone else who may have traded the eating part for drinking....I am up 10 lbs and I am sure once I get back to eating like I should be I will lose that 10 lbs...altho all my drs are happy with my weight the way it is....they all said I look healthier and no sickly looking.....but the way I gained the weight was by drinking....And since I am hanging my drinking up for good.....cause I admit...if I dont have a drink....I sweat all over and just don't have the umph to pull thru the day....Wow how I went from doing so well to hitting my bottom in all about 3 mths.....So please keep me your thoughts n prayers as I go thru the next few weeks of getting help on this!.

Thanks.

Kat..

Comments (20)

Ye, but... you might wanna make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm this as I am not sure. Better yet, why don't you contact the Medifast guys because they can answer your Medifast question better...

Comment #1

Hi Kat, I'm so sorry to hear that you fell into alcohol addiction. I have a brother and sister who have this awful monkey on their backs..

However, I'm so very proud that you can acknowledge your problem and you are getting help to conquer it..

I wish you nothing but the best and continued success in this new journey of yours..

Remember we are always here for you..

Kelly..

Comment #2

You are very brave to put it all out there and tackle this head-on! You are one tough lady and obviously determined to get well. Your family should be so proud of you and your friends here on DS definitely are!..

Comment #3

I am so sorry for your struggles, is an extremely brave thing to put this up here and admit it. You should be so proud of yourself that it only took you 3 months to realize you needed help, that is such an accomplishment. My uncle wouldn't admit he needed help after 25 years... I wish you the best of luck in your recovery and for you to have all the strength you showed here in your upcoming struggles..

Crystal..

Comment #4

If you have any questions about the AA program, you can contact me. It's been 16 years 8 months since my last drink..

Switching addictions is very, very, easy to fall into. Today I am crocheting to keep myself busy. I have even donated an afgan to my group to raffle off so that we can stay self supporting..

Therapy is a great way to begin. I still see a therapist on occassion to keep myself centered..

Take care,..

Comment #5

15 yrs sober. The links between alcohol and Medifast food are constant. Chemically, culturally, personally, spiritually. nothing better for Medifast food and alcohol than 12 steps. Consider dual program with overeater's anonymous. Both available online.

Prolly an unexpected NSV for you!..

Comment #6

I have a good friend that had GBS and once he started to drink, he enjoyed the rapid buzz so much, that he got hooked. He never had this problem before GBS, but he said it was super high instant buzz for him after GBS. Rehab did help him and I really.

Hope.

Things work out well for you Best wishes...

Comment #7

I will keep you in my prayers, and.

Hope.

That you get the help you need. Keep your chin up you can beat this too....you need something to keep you busy...bike riding?.

Swimming.

?.

Walking.

? something to keep you occupied and around others...

Comment #8

You have taken a giant step just by admitting to yourself that you are an alcoholic. I see great things in your future sweetie. Hang in there and please keep us posted on your successes...

Comment #9

Kat,.

How brave to meet this head on....my mom has been an alcoholic all her lifeand finally this year realized it was time to stop. I admire you for putting it out there...we here at DS are always here for you. Post anytime...someone is always here!!! I will keep you in my prayers...hang in there, you are a strong lady!!!.

Xoxo Erica..

Comment #10

Well....I honestly did not think I was an alcoholic....But the last few weeks I have came to realize that I am.....Which is tough...to say I traded one thing like emotional eating for emotional drinking....But I am well on my way to getting help on this....I start tomorrow very intense therapy...on angry management and my drinking problem... I will also be attending.

AA meetings.

Not so sure why I put this out here...but thought maybe it could help someone else who may have traded the eating part for drinking....I am up 10 lbs and I am sure once I get back to eating like I should be I will lose that 10 lbs...altho all my drs are happy with my weight the way it is....they all said I look healthier and no sickly looking.....but the way I gained the weight was by drinking....And since I am hanging my drinking up for good.....cause I admit...if I dont have a drink....I sweat all over and just don't have the umph to pull thru the day....Wow how I went from doing so well to hitting my bottom in all about 3 mths.....So please keep me your thoughts n prayers as I go thru the next few weeks of getting help on this!.

Thanks.

Kat..

Comment #11

I have been following your posts and have been really concerned about you. I am so proud of you for deciding to take positive steps once you experienced the gift of insight. I am so pleased you are reaching out to others for help and support. I know you will be a happy, healthier person and will love the life you are going to have without alcohol...

Comment #12

Hi Kat, glad your getting help. I do drink but never much, it makes me sweat also I think that is something with the gastric and alcoholI know many people substitute alcohol for Medifast food and it's a common problem. Have you read Carney Wilsons' book? If not shes' a good one to follow on this, as she had a bad addiction problem. Good luck with your.

AA meetings.

And support and remember you also have your DS friends here to talk to. From another Kat, (Dustylu)..

Comment #13

Kat,.

This is something I understand, and hitting the bottom can be one of the great days in your life if you step to the mark and modify that negative behavior. Personally I still think you look like a rock star (beautiful really) and I think you'll be just fine. I've read the shit you've posted and think that all the things going on with your kids and husband may have given you a little cause, but either way I'm rooting for you girl!!!.

BB..

Comment #14

Thanks all for your support...today wow was a very boring day of therapy....and I am told I have at least 8 more weeks of this......I know I need this but wow daily 5 times a week for next 8 weeks is alot...Ill keep yall posted on my progress and thanks so much for your support......

Comment #15

Kat,.

You have taken your first steps, and quite bravely so. Recognizing a problem and deciding to face it is often the hardest step of all. This issue does seem to be a particular risk for GBS patients and I'm pretty sure that sharing your story will help others in the future. I'm also pretty sure you have just tremendously increased your ability to achieve long-term success with your GBS..

Go get em'...

Comment #16

11 years of sobriety here, by the grace of God..

It's a very hard road, we all need something to hold on to, and alcohol is such a great deceiver, so cunning and tempting. Wow, you're ahead of the game just by recognizing your problem this early and going for help. You know after having this.

Surgery.

, you can get totally wasted for aboiut a third the cost, we can't tolerate alcohol like we did before. I will pray for you today and every day, and I wish you all the best. God bless you..

Comment #17

I had a very tough day today at therapy.....I was told if I don't stop drinking on my own they will hospitalize me ughhhhh not too encouraging.....I am trying...I can't help Im so open and honest but now I am begining to rethink this process....I think I will just stay hushed but I cant get help if I do that. and me being hushed well it's just not me =( They have prescribed some meds today to help with the alcohol cravings and withdrawels... Hopefully they will help....cause at this rate I will be falling off the band wagon before I even get thru 48 hrs.

How can I be so addicted in 3 mths Im so lost =(..

Comment #18

When you can get drunk on ONE drink.. it's totally understandable.. work the program prescibed.. and focus on the upcoming summer and getting out and living life.. also think about your KIDS they need their mom to be there..THEY are the real reason you did all of this.. Good Luck!!!..

Comment #19

Hello WVbubbly.

I gave up drinking about 5 yrs ago. I was hurting too many people. Specially my kids. I went from drinking to gambling. Almost lost everything. Now I don't gamble but I shop.

Not good. My one constant through it all has been our Good Father in Heaven. Give it all to Him and let Him carry it for you. I will pray for you...

Comment #20

>>How can I be so addicted in 3 mths..

Comment #21


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.