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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 8th Jan 14, 12:18 PM
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    The Giving Up/ Cutting Down alcohol support thread - number 13
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    • 8th Jan 14, 12:18 PM
    The Giving Up/ Cutting Down alcohol support thread - number 13 8th Jan 14 at 12:18 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 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
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 08-01-2014 at 12:30 PM.
    "Now to trolling as a concept. .... Personally, I've always found it a little sad that people choose to spend such a large proportion of their lives in this way but they do, and we have to deal with it." - MSE Forum Manager 6th July 2010

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    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 22nd Sep 16, 11:43 AM
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    2 more AFDs for me for Tue/Wed. I had a major failure on Monday though.


    9/16 for me please.
    MF 03Sep2016
    • PriceySOS
    • By PriceySOS 22nd Sep 16, 12:27 PM
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    I'm hoping to make the bottle last over Friday and Saturday and that's my limit for the week. Keeps me under 14 units. I am aware though its above the 3 units recommended per day.
    Originally posted by CuppaTea
    Sounds very, very good to me. I am quite good about keeping to my AFD's, but really have far too many units on the non-AFD's. I am really trying to control this now
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 22nd Sep 16, 12:44 PM
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    Afternoon all! 12/15 for me please.
    No. 11 in Save 12K in 2016: 16,172.63/15,000. Target reached 1 August.
    Amazon/eBay July '15 to end Aug: 4,283.59. MB: 406.67 Total: 4,690.26
    September AFDs: 12/15 2016 AFDs: 152/200
    Savings goal for 2015: 10,000. Saved: 25,464.86
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 22nd Sep 16, 1:41 PM
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    Afternoon

    1 more AFD for yesterday.



    Shaggyx
    "Now to trolling as a concept. .... Personally, I've always found it a little sad that people choose to spend such a large proportion of their lives in this way but they do, and we have to deal with it." - MSE Forum Manager 6th July 2010

    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 22nd Sep 16, 1:45 PM
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    Pleased to report AF yesterday, so up to 20/24

    However...it is my birthday today, so I shall be indulging in a lovely glass of Merlot
    Originally posted by Dizzy Imp
    "Now to trolling as a concept. .... Personally, I've always found it a little sad that people choose to spend such a large proportion of their lives in this way but they do, and we have to deal with it." - MSE Forum Manager 6th July 2010

    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 22nd Sep 16, 1:49 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : September 2016
    September

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF
    = 28 days AF

    = 30 days AF

    = target achieved


    Alcohol Free Days
    Arkers 13/15
    Barny1979
    14/24
    CathyBird 12/15

    CuppaTea 16/17
    DebJay 12/20
    DizzyImp 20/24
    ElusiveLucy 9/16

    FizzandNonsense 3/TF
    GreenKaren 7/7

    Honey Bear 22/30

    LotsToGain /TF

    LuckyLise 1/14
    Maman 7/10

    NewMe
    5/15
    Pricey
    14/22
    Sandypan 19/30

    Shaggy 11/17


    Slowdown /19
    StopLurking 8/12
    SukeyBoo
    9/15
    Tabitha 13/20

    TopGirl 13/22

    WBF 7/10



    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!
    "Now to trolling as a concept. .... Personally, I've always found it a little sad that people choose to spend such a large proportion of their lives in this way but they do, and we have to deal with it." - MSE Forum Manager 6th July 2010

    • maman
    • By maman 22nd Sep 16, 5:31 PM
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    As you say, Maman, it's mindful drinking now, as opposed to sloshing it back. I hope you're having a lovely time celebrating everything.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear

    Thank you. Life is good, if busy, HB.


    I was AF yesterday and plan to be tonight too.


    9 AFDs please Shaggy.
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 22nd Sep 16, 5:58 PM
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    16/22 please Shaggy

    Working this weekend so only one wine day, if any at all.

    Arkers I 'know' our Maman well
    • maman
    • By maman 22nd Sep 16, 6:01 PM
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    16/22 please Shaggy

    Working this weekend so only one wine day, if any at all.

    Arkers I 'know' our Maman well
    Originally posted by Top Girl

    Indeed you do!!
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 22nd Sep 16, 6:50 PM
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    17/17 pls Shaggy
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • debjay
    • By debjay 22nd Sep 16, 7:37 PM
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    Pleased to report AF yesterday, so up to 20/24

    However...it is my birthday today, so I shall be indulging in a lovely glass of Merlot
    Originally posted by Dizzy Imp
    Happy Birthday Dizzy and enjoy your glass of 🍷

    13/20 for tonight please.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 22nd Sep 16, 7:39 PM
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    15/24 AFDs today
    • PriceySOS
    • By PriceySOS 22nd Sep 16, 8:42 PM
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    15 please, Shaggy, ta
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 22nd Sep 16, 8:43 PM
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    Happy birthday Dizzy, hope it's a good one.
    No. 11 in Save 12K in 2016: 16,172.63/15,000. Target reached 1 August.
    Amazon/eBay July '15 to end Aug: 4,283.59. MB: 406.67 Total: 4,690.26
    September AFDs: 12/15 2016 AFDs: 152/200
    Savings goal for 2015: 10,000. Saved: 25,464.86
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 22nd Sep 16, 9:40 PM
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIZZY

    Hope that Merlot tastes fantastic as I bet you appreciate the flavour more now.
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 22nd Sep 16, 10:33 PM
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    Good luck with the work entertaining Karen! My DH's company have banned alcohol at corporate events. Customers can buy their own, but what's on offer is always AF. I think this is because they've had several bad experiences of having to handle drunk blokes in posh places
    Originally posted by Dizzy Imp


    Great idea! And people would go to bed earlier too if not drinking then I wouldn't be expected to stay up with them!

    What a great idea and not only does it promote better behaviour but productivity must increase on the next day too. Must be hard to have to work all day and then have to mingle and socialise with work in the evenings too. I guess it can intrude on family life and personal time. I hope it goes ok for you Karen.


    Originally posted by CuppaTea


    Thanks CuppaTea, yes it's a killer to do the long days, have 15 mins to change out of my casual work clothes then go out with everyone at night. Have been away 19 out of last 20 working days and am exhausted. I don't even get a weekend this one coming as I will be up Sat morning and out by 5.30am, working all weekend then a full working week, again with customers in the evenings.
    I am currently looking for another job, shame as I actually love the job, but not the hours and the travelling.


    9/7 AF days thanks Shaggy
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 23rd Sep 16, 10:09 AM
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    Thanks CuppaTea, yes it's a killer to do the long days, have 15 mins to change out of my casual work clothes then go out with everyone at night. Have been away 19 out of last 20 working days and am exhausted. I don't even get a weekend this one coming as I will be up Sat morning and out by 5.30am, working all weekend then a full working week, again with customers in the evenings.
    I am currently looking for another job, shame as I actually love the job, but not the hours and the travelling.
    Originally posted by Green Karen
    That sounds completely crazy, GK. No matter how much you love the work no-one can keep up that kind of schedule over time.

    23/30 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 23rd Sep 16, 10:53 AM
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    Morning all,

    Belated birthday wishes for yesterday Dizzy - hope you had a good one and savoured that glass of Merlot

    10/15 for yesterday please Shaggy - thanks for all your hard work keeping score for us all

    Have a great weekend everyone
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 23rd Sep 16, 5:14 PM
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    10/16 for me please for last night. At least I am in double figures....and, due to Slimming World, won't be going over the top on the days I do drink
    MF 03Sep2016
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 23rd Sep 16, 10:19 PM
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    Not AF tonight but stopped after 2 glasses. Yay!
    I'm dealing with stuff.
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