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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.
    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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    • debjay
    • By debjay 18th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
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    18/31 for tonight please.
    • BeTheChange
    • By BeTheChange 18th Oct 16, 9:01 PM
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    Remind me not to cross you Dizzy Imp

    16/18 please
    Debt @ Sept '16 = £51804 Oct '16= £51,095 1.37% paid off
    Oct grocery challenge = £229.05/£250
    Oct AFD challenge = 20/31
    Oct NSD = 13/18
    Emergency Fund member #209 = 376/1000
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 18th Oct 16, 9:05 PM
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    Remind me not to cross you Dizzy Imp
    Originally posted by BeTheChange


    Another one for me please! 15/25 I think...
    DFBXmas2016 #27 £3606.60/£34,027.17 = 10% as at 28/6/2016/2016
    Wombling total 2016 = £5649.63 as at 14/11/2016
    Sealed pot challenge 2017 (#501)1/6/2016 = 10.12.2
    • BeTheChange
    • By BeTheChange 18th Oct 16, 9:05 PM
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    Oops 16/31!!
    Debt @ Sept '16 = £51804 Oct '16= £51,095 1.37% paid off
    Oct grocery challenge = £229.05/£250
    Oct AFD challenge = 20/31
    Oct NSD = 13/18
    Emergency Fund member #209 = 376/1000
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 19th Oct 16, 9:31 AM
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    No drinking of alcohol last night and none planned for tonight so that takes me to 9/15 please Shaggy
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 19th Oct 16, 10:09 AM
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    Arkers
    Good morning everyone,

    10 AFD please Shaggy.
    Arkers
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 19th Oct 16, 12:03 PM
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    19/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 19th Oct 16, 1:42 PM
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    Afternoon

    2 more AFDs for Monday and yesterday.



    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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 19th Oct 16, 1:46 PM
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    Checking back in here after quite a few months off.
    Originally posted by AlexLK


    Do you want to join the October Challenge?
    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 19th Oct 16, 1:52 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : October 2016
    October

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF
    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = target achieved


    Alcohol Free Days
    Arkers 10/15
    Barny1979
    9/20
    Be The Change 16/31

    CathyBird 13/15

    CuppaTea 11/18
    DebJay 18/31
    DizzyImp 15/25
    ElusiveLucy 10/16

    GreenKaren 5/14

    Honey Bear 19/31

    LuckyLise /18
    Maman 10/10
    Mobo 7/22

    NewMe
    7/TF

    Pricey
    6/15

    Sandypan
    /21
    Shaggy 12/17

    StopLurking 7/TF
    SukeyBoo
    9/15

    TopGirl
    6/22

    WBF 4/10



    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.
    • maman
    • By maman 19th Oct 16, 6:23 PM
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    First of my bonus days today.


    11 AFDs please Shaggy.
    • debjay
    • By debjay 19th Oct 16, 6:57 PM
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    19/31 for tonight please.
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 19th Oct 16, 7:59 PM
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    16/25 please Shaggy x
    DFBXmas2016 #27 £3606.60/£34,027.17 = 10% as at 28/6/2016/2016
    Wombling total 2016 = £5649.63 as at 14/11/2016
    Sealed pot challenge 2017 (#501)1/6/2016 = 10.12.2
    • New Me
    • By New Me 19th Oct 16, 8:20 PM
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    8 please Shaggy
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 19th Oct 16, 8:42 PM
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    10/20 AFDs today
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 19th Oct 16, 9:16 PM
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    11/16 for tonight please
    MF 03Sep2016
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 20th Oct 16, 10:27 AM
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    Well done, Maman!

    20/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 20th Oct 16, 11:16 AM
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    Morning all, 14/15 for me please.
    No. 11 in Save 12K in 2016: £18,915.68/£15,000. Target reached 1 August.
    Amazon/eBay July '15 to end Aug: £4,283.59. MB: £406.67 Total: £4,690.26
    December AFDs: 8/21 2016 AFDs: 201/200
    Savings goal for 2015: £10,000. Saved: £25,464.86
    • debjay
    • By debjay 20th Oct 16, 6:54 PM
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    20/31 for tonight please.
    • BeTheChange
    • By BeTheChange 20th Oct 16, 7:52 PM
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    17/31 for me as slipped last night but straight back here to fess up and get back on the track.
    Debt @ Sept '16 = £51804 Oct '16= £51,095 1.37% paid off
    Oct grocery challenge = £229.05/£250
    Oct AFD challenge = 20/31
    Oct NSD = 13/18
    Emergency Fund member #209 = 376/1000
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