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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 29th Jul 17, 2:06 PM
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    The Cutting Down / Giving Up Booze Thread (Part 14)
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    • 29th Jul 17, 2:06 PM
    The Cutting Down / Giving Up Booze Thread (Part 14) 29th Jul 17 at 2:06 PM
    Welcome. Here we are again, time for a new thread, new starts and new challenges.

    Let's take a trip down memory lane and remind ourselves of In Search Of Me's (ISOM) original post in Part 1:

    24th February 2008

    Quote:
    In Search Of Me "There are a few of us who want to give up/cut down & I thought it would be good to widen the net to support each other along the way!
    For me alch & feeling good for the time I'm drinking & then rubbish after go hand in hand. A bit like drinking & smoking & drinking & getting the munchies! Last year I gave up alch & fags for 10 months & then "slipped" towards Christmas until by Jan I was doing both with alarming regularity. I dread to think how much both cost me financially and I know physically that I've felt rubbish. My lungs hurt, have put on weight & literally none of my clothes fit so I will have to buy more - which means a dent in my budget that I can ill afford. My skin is also yukky & much nicer when I dont drink/smoke!
    I had my last ciggies the night before last & last wine on Tues. I know I will feel 100% better when I crack it but also know it will be hard. One disadvantage here is that all too often DFW "parties" tend to involve alcohol so I'm also hoping that this can possibly be a safe haven for those of us who want, or need, to abstain, for now at least!
    Anway - I hope that this can be a place of real support for people who are sturggling. I do wonder whether there is a link between debt & drinking as from the Jan thread it was obvious that so many struggle to give up! Plus I know for me that I feel much hapier and in control when I dont drink (or drink in moderation) - which of course begs the question "why do I do it?"! Anyway, I do but will now try not t ad hope some of you wil join in. Some days I know I wil fail, just as I do with my debt free journey and I am more than happy to be given a swift (but nice!) kicking when I do! Hugs all and dare I say... but this time with water!!
    And here's what she started!!! :

    Part 13 is Here

    Part 12 is HERE

    Part 11 is HERE

    Part 10 is HERE

    Part 9 is HERE

    Part 8 is HERE

    Part 7 is HERE

    Part 6 is HERE

    Part 5 is HERE

    Part 4 is HERE

    Part 3 is HERE

    Part 2 is HERE

    and the original starting thread is HERE

    Here is a post from back on thread 1 or 2.

    Quote:
    Springwatch Girl Well, week 5 of no alcohol and I see a different person in the mirror. My eyes no longer look dull and vacant, they actually have a little sparkle and my skin doesn't look like uncooked pastry anymore. I feel that I have won a battle but not yet the war. Hope everyone else is at the point they want to be, I never want to be that person I was, I have been tempted but I just think back to what I had become. The sun is shining at the moment and I feel good and want to continue to have the sun in my life"


    Good Luck Everyone!

    Shaggyx
    What do we do when we fall? We get up, dust ourselves off and start walking in the right direction again. Perhaps when we fall, it is easy to forget there are people along the way who help us stand and walk with us as we get back on track.
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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 2nd Aug 17, 4:06 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : July 2017
    July 2017

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    = Target Beaten


    Alcohol Free Days

    Arkers 2
    /10
    Barny1979
    19/20
    CathyBird 28/21

    CuppaTea 16/18
    Eltee 7/21
    ElusiveLucy
    14/13

    FakePlasticTwee
    /25

    GreenKaren 3/8

    Honey Bear 31/31

    Macpep1 6/14


    MaggieM 2/7
    Maman 15/10

    ManPants 4/TF
    NewstartDMP 13/16

    Poor Single Lady 24/25
    Pricey 22/20

    Scatterbrain 3/15
    Shaggy 20/21

    Smiley77 22/30

    SukeyBoo
    16/12
    WBF 18/18


    WJN222 1/10

    Everyone Welcome! It's never too late to join....

    Please highlight your AFDs in Red

    Don't hesitate to let me know if I've made a mistake!
    What do we do when we fall? We get up, dust ourselves off and start walking in the right direction again. Perhaps when we fall, it is easy to forget there are people along the way who help us stand and walk with us as we get back on track.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 2nd Aug 17, 4:10 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : August 2017
    August 2017

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    = Target Beaten


    Alcohol Free Days

    Arkers


    Barny1979
    1/24

    CathyBird 2/21


    CuppaTea


    Eltee


    ElusiveLucy
    /15

    FakePlasticTwee


    GreenKaren /5


    Honey Bear
    2/31


    Macpep1


    MaggieM 1/15

    Maman
    2/10

    ManPants

    NewstartDMP /21


    Poor Single Lady 1/20


    Pricey
    /22

    PurpleMumof2 /10

    Scatterbrain

    Shaggy /21


    Smiley77
    1/31

    SukeyBoo
    2/14

    WBF 2/18


    WJN222

    Everyone Welcome! It's never too late to join....

    Please highlight your AFDs in Red

    Don't hesitate to let me know if I've made a mistake!
    What do we do when we fall? We get up, dust ourselves off and start walking in the right direction again. Perhaps when we fall, it is easy to forget there are people along the way who help us stand and walk with us as we get back on track.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 2nd Aug 17, 4:13 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : August 2017 Targets
    Roll up, Roll up. A New Month, A New Challenge.



    SET A



    30 days up for grabs!

    Everyone Welcome!!!
    What do we do when we fall? We get up, dust ourselves off and start walking in the right direction again. Perhaps when we fall, it is easy to forget there are people along the way who help us stand and walk with us as we get back on track.
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 2nd Aug 17, 9:47 PM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    2/20

    Thank you HB and Maman.
    Pub tommorow and Saturday.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 2nd Aug 17, 10:00 PM
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    2/24 AFDs today
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 3rd Aug 17, 8:52 AM
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    Well second day this month so 2/15 please and hoping to get to 3 tonight! Early declaring seems to help me although there is a lot of day to go yet! Good luck to everyone else
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 3rd Aug 17, 9:07 AM
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    Sorry, not been on here for a few days, just been manic at wok and am feeling really tired.


    I made it to 15/13 for July and am now at 1/15 for August (had two drinks last night as I had another pants day at work)
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 3rd Aug 17, 9:50 AM
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    Morning all, 3/21 for me please.
    No. 38 in Save 12K in 2017. £11,183.81/£12,000
    Save 12K in 2016: £20,880.11/£15,000
    Save 12K in 2015: £25,464.86/£10,000
    Oct AFDs: 15/21 2017 AFDs: 240/252
    • maman
    • By maman 3rd Aug 17, 10:24 AM
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    No drinking planned tonight.


    3 AFDs please Shaggy.


    Where are you sukey?
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 3rd Aug 17, 10:29 AM
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    Baby steps is fine greenkaren especially if you're staying in control on the drinking occasions.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks for the encouragement maman. My baby steps do seem to have been going backwards lately though.

    But I think reporting on here (even if it's not an actual achievement) pulls me back into line as I did my first AF day of the month last night, 1/5 AF days please Shaggy.
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 3rd Aug 17, 10:34 AM
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    Not an AFD yesterday but a LAD instead, trying hard to cut down and so far its working.

    I still aim to have my 10 days this month so all is not lost.

    Have a good day everyone.
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    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 3rd Aug 17, 10:57 AM
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    No drinking planned tonight.


    3 AFDs please Shaggy.


    Where are you sukey?
    Originally posted by maman
    You beat me to it today Maman but I am also declaring early for tonight on 3/14 please Shaggy
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 3rd Aug 17, 10:57 AM
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    3/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Eltee12
    • By Eltee12 3rd Aug 17, 12:12 PM
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    Hello


    Final total for July 15/21 , bit disappointed with myself for not reaching target but am pleased to report that several of my drinking days only contained 1 to wash my dinner down with!


    Target for August = 21


    Thanks


    El
    PAYDBX 2017 #45 £1,768/£1,968 paid;
    2017 AFD 174/200: Jan - June = 123; July - Sept = 51;
    CCC #11 £232.99/£300 - no spend months: JAN-APRIL
    Mortgage-free since 2013
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 3rd Aug 17, 7:25 PM
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    3/24 AFDs today
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 4th Aug 17, 10:02 AM
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    Morning all, 4/21 for me today thanks.
    No. 38 in Save 12K in 2017. £11,183.81/£12,000
    Save 12K in 2016: £20,880.11/£15,000
    Save 12K in 2015: £25,464.86/£10,000
    Oct AFDs: 15/21 2017 AFDs: 240/252
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 4th Aug 17, 11:27 AM
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    Honey Bear
    4/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 4th Aug 17, 11:55 AM
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    Managed another AFD yesterday, so now at 2/15 for August.
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 4th Aug 17, 2:17 PM
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    Achieved 3/15 please so I have beetrred July already. Now to keep going. I agreed Green Karen posting, even if to say I did have a drink does help. Planned drinks tonight and weekend then back to AF on Monday.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 4th Aug 17, 9:11 PM
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    Barny1979
    4/24 AFDs today
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