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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread
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    • 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread 30th Jan 18 at 2:46 PM
    Hi Guys,

    Sadly we lost our thread and I don't personally keep a private record of others AFDs so all data on the old thread is gone.

    I've decided I'm going to bow out for a while as I'm actually pretty busy here in RL. And my life is about to get really hectic as I'm moving home....Also it will be hard to have challenges if data is getting lost. Sorry guys.

    ....It's been great...maybe I'll be back in a few months...

    Ta Ta For Now.

    Shaggyx
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 30-01-2018 at 2:50 PM.
    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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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 13th Feb 18, 6:22 AM
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    Morning,

    Number 3/14 for me, hoping for another one tonight.

    Up to 8/218 for the year.
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 13th Feb 18, 8:06 AM
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    Morning all, 7/21 for me today please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £62.40/£12,000
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 13th Feb 18, 9:32 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Totally agree, there are so many decisions in life every day that we suffer from decision fatigue - what to wear, what to have for breakfast..... having a set line that says no drinking means we do not have to make the decision whether to drink or not especially after a busy day with lots of other decisions
    Hope that makes sense?
    Originally posted by Paspatur
    It makes complete sense. In terms of making decisions about what to wear, I learned from Mark Zuckerberg. He has a wardrobe with grey teeshirts and jeans in it - and that's it, exactly for the reason you said, it's one less decision to make each day.

    To make my life simpler because I'd already bought the clothes I've got and like different colours, I divided my clothes into Blue and White, and Black with Colours. Mostly I wear blue trousers or jeans with a blue and white striped top, but when I run out of them because the weather's so vile I can't get them washed and dried, then I move on to Black with Colours.

    And following Shaggy's excellent suggestion to cut down on carbs during the day I now have the same breakfast every day too, four figs and 20 almonds. Another decision I don't have to think about.

    Just checking in to say I did it and after a brief wobble of resolve as I walked home past the off licence that stocks my fave wine chilled in their fridge I didn!!!8217;t find it difficult.
    Originally posted by Wanna Bee Free
    There's a reason they keep white chilled - just for you! Well done on resisting. If it's not in the house it's not tempting you. Reading blogs by women in particular that have stopped drinking, most of them cite an evening when they went out to get more booze and had an unpleasant experience as one of the factors in helping make the decision to stop. I was spared that but only because we had so much sloshing around here after our twice yearly trips to Brittany to stock up. Surprisingly having it around really didn't worry me when I stopped and OH has managed to work his way through most of it since, slowly but surely.

    The longer I stay AF the fewer the fleeting moments of temptation I get, too.

    13/28 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Feb 18, 11:02 AM
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    maman

    There's a reason they keep white chilled - just for you! Well done on resisting. If it's not in the house it's not tempting you. Reading blogs by women in particular that have stopped drinking, most of them cite an evening when they went out to get more booze and had an unpleasant experience as one of the factors in helping make the decision to stop. I was spared that but only because we had so much sloshing around here after our twice yearly trips to Brittany to stock up. Surprisingly having it around really didn't worry me when I stopped and OH has managed to work his way through most of it since, slowly but surely.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear

    One of the many useful tips for being AF suggested on here is to get home and change into PJs to stop that urge to go out and buy alcohol. It worked for many if not for all.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/05/shoppers-wear-pyjamas-tesco-given-dressing/


    I'm having another smiley today.


    7/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 13th Feb 18, 12:58 PM
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    8 please Baileys.
    Arkers
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 13th Feb 18, 2:54 PM
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    7/14 for today please Baileys
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 13th Feb 18, 8:53 PM
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    13/28 for tonight please Baileys
    Although I had a beer tonight
    For no apparent reason there was a small 150ml can of He*neken in the box with my meat delivery??
    I thought oh no who put that there to tempt me and then noticed it was zero Alcohol
    So I drank it and wish I hadn't, tasted like fizzy pop - mind you I don't like the alcohol version of that brand so maybe that is why
    Think I'll stick to water and home made Ayran!!
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 13th Feb 18, 9:44 PM
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    8/22 AFDs today
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 14th Feb 18, 9:10 AM
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    14/28 for me today please - 17 days in a row alcohol free!
    Make a plan. Stick to the plan. If it's not in the plan - DONT DO IT!
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    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 14th Feb 18, 10:28 AM
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    Gosh, I went on holiday for a couple of weeks and come back to find the thread gone! It was then that I realised what a motivation the thread really truly is. Massive thanks to Shaggy for all the hard work and massive respect to those that are able to take this on in the future. I've come back from hols and work has been as bad as I was expecting, so the hunt for a new job is now beginning......sad, because I was really happy in the back end of last year and I work with some lovely people, but I just don't want to do the job I am being forced into

    I actually managed 25/25 target for January (which was 25 days straight) up to the night before we went away.

    My target for February is 10 and so far I have managed 2/10
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 14th Feb 18, 10:43 AM
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    14/28 for me today please - 17 days in a row alcohol free!
    Originally posted by fatrab
    and a new smilie to celebrate Well done
    • maman
    • By maman 14th Feb 18, 10:53 AM
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    Good to see you back lucy. Hope you had a great holiday and good luck with your job hunting.


    You had me worried there for a moment paspatur. In a way I'm glad you didn't enjoy the AF beer although HB does recommend Becks Blue if you wanted to try something more palatable. I'm not a beer drinker but I'm not a fan of sweet or fizzy (other than champagne) so I can sympathise.


    No plans to drink today.


    8/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 14th Feb 18, 10:56 AM
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    Morning all, 8/21 for me please.
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    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 14th Feb 18, 11:14 AM
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    Baileysonice
    Good to see you back lucy. Hope you had a great holiday and good luck with your job hunting.


    You had me worried there for a moment paspatur. In a way I'm glad you didn't enjoy the AF beer although HB does recommend Becks Blue if you wanted to try something more palatable. I'm not a beer drinker but I'm not a fan of sweet or fizzy (other than champagne) so I can sympathise.


    No plans to drink today.


    8/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    Originally posted by maman
    I love becks blue with a drop of lemonade or weirdly ginger beer Its nice to have something different from water and tea
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 14th Feb 18, 1:59 PM
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    A 20 year habit of having a glass of wine with dinner means I need something slightly sour, hence the Bec*s Bl*e. Without it, I know I'd be tempted again. When OH isn't here I simply forget! It's just a straightforward way of breaking a bad habit, and extremely useful when we're out - I honestly couldn't have done this without something to fall back on other than sugary drinks when we're in the pub.

    14/28 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 14th Feb 18, 4:33 PM
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    8 for me please
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 14th Feb 18, 6:26 PM
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    9/22 AFDs today
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 14th Feb 18, 7:28 PM
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    14/28 for tonight please Baileys
    25 in a row
    don't think i will make a habit of AF lager at all
    I don't go to pubs very often and when I do it is usually daytime when out shopping so a coffee is an acceptable choice
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 15th Feb 18, 7:31 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free

    Planning another one tomorrow
    Originally posted by Wanna Bee Free
    Apparently pancakes are enough of an excuse so no more for me yet.

    Today I am not drinking - 4/12 please Baileysonice.
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 15th Feb 18, 7:40 AM
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    Morning all, 9/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £62.40/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    Feb AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 41/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 8/2/18: £30,626.56 £29,525.31. Paid off: £1,101.25
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