Both. My weight had gotten pretty out of control, but also drinking was really getting in the way of my life. I was essentially using up all my free time outside of school and work by just sitting around on the couch drinking. Also, it was starting to hurt my finances, because I was literally spending thousands of dollars a year on alcohol.

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