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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 29th Jul 17, 2:06 PM
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    shaggydoo
    The Cutting Down / Giving Up Booze Thread (Part 14)
    • #1
    • 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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    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 14th Nov 17, 5:55 AM
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    maggiem
    6/15 please - almost a smiley. Not sure I like these dark mornings, I am sure as we age we become more sensitive to the lack of light. I know I feel uplifted when the sun comes out and the day is bright, temperature is much less important.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 14th Nov 17, 9:11 AM
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    Honey Bear
    I'm with you, MaggieM - bright days are bearable even when they're cold. My favourite days in the winter are the high pressure ones - no clouds, blue skies, maybe a touch of frost, no wind, near freezing temperatures but blissful none the less. And I say that as someone that can't bear to be cold. (I've just asked OH for my Christmas present this year to be a pair of sheepskin gloves. Nothing else. I think I've reached the age where I've realised I've probably reached peak stuff, but I do like to be warm!) My least favourite weather is wind and rain together, so living in the south west isn't ideal!

    14/30 please, Shaggy.
    Last edited by Honey Bear; 14-11-2017 at 2:01 PM.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 14th Nov 17, 9:35 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 13/21 for me please.
    No. 38 in Save 12K in 2017. £11,183.81/£12,000
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    Nov AFDs: 18/21 2017 AFDs: 270/252
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 14th Nov 17, 10:30 AM
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    8/14 for today please Shaggy
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 14th Nov 17, 10:39 AM
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    ElusiveLucy
    6/14 for me please Shaggy
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 14th Nov 17, 11:05 AM
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    14/26 AFDs today
    • Eltee12
    • By Eltee12 14th Nov 17, 11:10 AM
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    Eltee12
    Hello


    Bit late with checking in, but 25/25 for October, and please put me down for 18 in November.


    Thanks


    El
    PAYDBX 2017 #45 £1,968/£1,968 paid, yipeee!;
    2017 AFD 199/200: Jan - June = 123; July - Sept = 51; Oct = 25
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    Mortgage-free since 2013
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 14th Nov 17, 11:13 AM
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    Arkers
    Good morning everyone,
    8 please Shaggy x
    Arkersx
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 14th Nov 17, 11:29 AM
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    Monthly Challenge : October 2017
    October 2017

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    = Target Beaten



    Alcohol Free Days

    AlexLK 14/21
    Arkers 23/TF
    Barny1979 18/24
    CathyBird 25/21
    CuppaTea 17/18
    Eltee 25/25
    ElusiveLucy 14/14
    GreenKaren 14/TF
    Honey Bear 31/31
    MaggieM 17/15
    Maman 16/10
    Nicnak 9/15
    Paspatur 21/20
    Poor S Lady 25/24
    Pricey 17/20

    PurpleMumof2 3/10
    Shaggy 21/13
    SlowDown 7/8
    SukeyBoo 15/14
    TakingOneDay 27/31


    Tallyhoh 31/31

    WBF 5/14


    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 14th Nov 17, 11:35 AM
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    shaggydoo
    Monthly Challenge : November 2017
    November 2017

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    = Target Beaten



    Alcohol Free Days

    AlexLK 1/12
    Arkers 8/10
    Barny1979 14/26
    CathyBird 13/21

    CuppaTea 4/18


    Eltee /18


    ElusiveLucy 6/14

    GreenKaren 1/5
    Honey Bear 14/30

    MaggieM 6/15
    Maman 7/10
    Nicnak 7/20


    Paspatur 1/24

    Penelopedee /20
    Poor Single Lady 7/24

    Pricey 6/22

    PurpleMumof2 /10
    Shaggy 9/13

    SlowDown 4/20
    SukeyBoo 8/14

    Stepuptotheplate 2/10
    TakingOneDay 12/30

    Tallyhoh /30


    WBF /7


    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.
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 14th Nov 17, 1:07 PM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    2/7 for me as I am committing early to a sober one this evening.

    Thanks Shaggy!
    No. 44 Save 12K in 2017 £7,100/£7,500 94%
    AFDs 106/150 14/4/10/9/7/3/18/15/17/5/3 70%
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 14th Nov 17, 5:02 PM
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    Nicnak

    8/20 for me please. Xx
    September 6th 2017 start Updated 4th NOV 17
    Credit Card £430 now: £0 Tesco Loan £7500 = £6891 Car loan £17450 = £16,748 Total = £25,330 £23,749 EMF #252
    Sealed pot challenge #589
    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #170
    • PriceySOS
    • By PriceySOS 14th Nov 17, 5:20 PM
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    PriceySOS
    9 please, Shaggy, thanks - and thanks for updating my October score which I gave you late xxxx
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 14th Nov 17, 8:20 PM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    8/24

    Thank you HB.

    I watched the film. Lost Weekend some people were talking about previously. It was thought provoking and couldn't help thinking ahead of its time.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 15th Nov 17, 5:54 AM
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    maggiem
    7/15 please - and nearly half way there on 15th so all is good I hope to make target this month.
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 15th Nov 17, 7:23 AM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    9/24

    Going out Friday and Saturday so unlikely to make target but want to be close to it.

    This is my list so far this month. Just for keeping track because November is the worst month. (Hope nobody minds me noting this. I can make my records of line if better) just trying to keep track this month of what is going on.

    Taken place this month
    Pub with brother
    Pub lunch with work
    Charity event with friend
    Drink with friend
    Family birthday
    Drinks with girlfriends

    To come
    Dinner out with sister Friday
    Pub on Saturday
    Sunday not sure.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 15th Nov 17, 8:18 AM
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    Green Karen
    2/5 AF days please Shaggy.

    Must try harder to stay in touch!
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 15th Nov 17, 9:51 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 14/21 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
    Nov AFDs: 18/21 2017 AFDs: 270/252
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 15th Nov 17, 11:15 AM
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    9/14 for today please Shaggy
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 15th Nov 17, 4:54 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon everyone,
    9 please Shaggy.
    Arkers x
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