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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 16th Mar 17, 7:47 PM
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    11/16 for tonight please.
    • loveasale
    • By loveasale 16th Mar 17, 9:20 PM
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    loveasale
    Does anyone else on here , like me, almost don't want weekends to come around ?
    It's so easy not to drink in the week , on school nights , but come Friday night the big wine door is flung open !!
    10/16 please shaggy
    I will never be rich but I'm happy
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 16th Mar 17, 9:32 PM
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    Green Karen
    15/20 AF nights for me tonight.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 17th Mar 17, 8:03 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Does anyone else on here , like me, almost don't want weekends to come around ?
    It's so easy not to drink in the week , on school nights , but come Friday night the big wine door is flung open !!
    Originally posted by loveasale
    I know that for at least a year, possibily even two, before I gave up completely that I dreaded going out with a certain group of friends because I knew I would drink too much and feel dreadful the next day. What's so odd looking back is how helpless I felt. The very last night I drank I was with them on a boat and took tomato juice and tonic to drink instead of booze. For some reason I didn't feel I could say no to the first glass of Proseco and then another person arrived and we all had a top up and then absolutely inevitably after I'd had those first two I didn't see the point of stopping and didn't want to. Bad things happened. So, although it was a Thursday night and not the weekend, I think what you're asking is exactly what I used to experience.

    17/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 17th Mar 17, 8:05 AM
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    Good morning everyone,
    12 AFD please Shaggy.
    Off to Yoga with a spring in my step!

    Arkers x
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 17th Mar 17, 10:30 AM
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    Morning all,

    9/12 for last night please Shaggy

    Have a great weekend everyone
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 17th Mar 17, 10:39 AM
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    Morning

    2 more AFDS for Wednesday and Thursday.



    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.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 17th Mar 17, 10:40 AM
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    Morning all, 12/21 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
    Aug AFDs: 15/21 2017 AFDs: 184/252
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 17th Mar 17, 10:49 AM
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    Monthly Challenge : March 2017
    March 2017
    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved


    Alcohol Free Days
    Arkers 12/TF
    Barny1979
    11/24
    CathyBird 12/21


    CoastalChick 1/26
    CuppaTea 9/16

    Dansmam 2/31
    DebJay 11/16

    DizzyImp 1/25
    Eltee
    10/21
    ElusiveLucy
    8/16
    FakePlasticTwee
    8/20
    FreysMum
    9/27
    GreenKaren 15/20

    Honey Bear 17/31
    LoveASale 10/16

    MaggieM
    /15
    Maman
    9/10
    Poor Single Lady 11/22
    Pricey 12/22
    ScatterBrain 9/25
    Shaggy 8/17

    SukeyBoo 9/12

    WBF 2/10

    WJN222 3/10


    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.
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 17th Mar 17, 7:51 PM
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    10/16 for me please
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • fakeplastictwee
    • By fakeplastictwee 17th Mar 17, 8:40 PM
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    9/20 tonight please.
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 17th Mar 17, 9:41 PM
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    HB thank you. I wrote a post echoing Lovesales Thanks and then lost it. The perils of technology.

    Today is 14/22
    Tommorow is planned pub but planning to keep it low key and minimal.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 18th Mar 17, 9:28 AM
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    Frustraing, PSL. It's happened to me so often when I write long posts I now save them fairly frequently as I write them.

    18/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 18th Mar 17, 10:44 PM
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    12/24 AFDs today
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 19th Mar 17, 9:47 AM
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    9/46 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 19th Mar 17, 1:03 PM
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    13/24 AFDs today
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 19th Mar 17, 1:09 PM
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    2017 Annual Challenge (Jan & Mar combined totals)
    2017 Targets
    = 50 Days AF

    = 100 days AF

    = 150 days AF

    = 200 days AF

    = 250 days AF

    = 300 days AF

    = 350 days AF

    = 365 days AF

    = target achieved


    Alcohol Free Days

    Arkers
    44/TF

    Barny1979
    46/275

    CathyBird 43/252


    CuppaTea 33
    /200
    DebJay 55/TF
    DizzyImp 51 /TF

    Eltee 41
    /200

    ElusiveLucy
    43/TF

    GreenKaren
    41 /120
    Honey Bear 59/365

    MaggieM
    33/185

    Maman 27/TF

    Poor Single Lady 40/TF


    Pricey
    41 /250
    ScatterBrain 53/350

    Shaggy 33/260


    Smiley
    /360

    SukeyBoo
    27/150

    WBF 18/150



    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!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 19-03-2017 at 1:38 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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 19th Mar 17, 1:20 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : January 2017
    January 2017
    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = target achieved


    Alcohol Free Days
    Arkers 30/TF

    BaileysOnIce /10

    Barny1979
    24/25

    CathyBird 22/21


    CuppaTea 20/22


    DebJay 31/31


    DizzyImp 31/31


    Dprovan
    27/30

    Eltee
    25/25

    ElusiveLucy
    30/30

    FakePlasticTwee 31/31


    FreysMum 31/31


    GlasgowGirl 25 /31


    GreenKaren
    14/10

    Honey Bear
    31/31

    Honey Bee 9/31


    LoveASale 13/9


    MaggieM 31/31

    Maman
    15/10

    Munchin 15/31


    NewMe 5/23

    NoSuperWoman 3/3


    PettyPace 2/28

    Poor Single Lady 19/22


    Pricey
    20/22

    RolandTheRoadie 30/30


    Sandypan
    18/22

    ScatterBrain 30/30

    Shaggy 15/17

    Smiley 28/31


    SoWorried 29/30


    SukeyBoo
    14/14

    WBF 14/14



    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!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 19-03-2017 at 1:39 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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 19th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : February 2017
    Feb
    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = Target Achieved


    Alcohol Free Days

    Arkers 14/15

    Barny1979
    22/21
    CathyBird 21/21

    CuppaTea 13/20
    DebJay 24/24
    DizzyImp 20/TF

    Dprovan
    /18
    Eltee 16
    /20

    ElusiveLucy
    13/15
    FakePlasticTwee 16/15

    FreysMum 25/25

    GreenKaren
    27/12
    Honey Bear 28/28
    LoveASale 10/15
    Lulubelle 20/26


    MaggieM 2/15

    Maman
    12/10
    NewMe 7/TF

    NoSuperWoman 8/28

    Poor Single Lady 21/21
    Pricey 21/22
    RolandTheRoadie 8/28


    Sandypan
    /14
    ScatterBrain
    23/28
    Shaggy 18/17


    Smiley
    /28

    SoWorried 4/12

    SukeyBoo
    13/12

    WBF 4/13



    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!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 19-03-2017 at 1:40 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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 19th Mar 17, 1:41 PM
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    Afternoon guys - above is the 2017 yearly challenge including Jan & Feb.

    I've reposted Jan & Feb so you can check that I've done it right! Please don't hesitate to let me know if I've made a mistake.

    Happy Sunday!
    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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