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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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    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 19th Mar 17, 3:24 PM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    15/22

    Thank you very much Shaggy. Trying to get to end from now the end of month AF bar one day when I am catching up with very good friend so could potentially get to 26.
    Debt at June 2016 £14,600
    2017 pay off loan and first credit card
    Have less debt and be happier
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 19th Mar 17, 4:21 PM
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    Green Karen
    Calling in 16 AF days so far.
    • fakeplastictwee
    • By fakeplastictwee 19th Mar 17, 8:31 PM
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    10/20 tonight please. Half way but only a third of the month left.
    Seeing my totals for January and February has spurred me on though. 57 days AF so far this year. They soon mount up! Is it possible to add me to the Yearly list as target free please shaggy? It'd just be nice to see it accumulating, and I do plan on sticking around.
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 19th Mar 17, 9:20 PM
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    11/16 please shaggy
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 20th Mar 17, 8:05 AM
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    Good morning everyone,

    13 AFD please Shaggy.
    Arkers x
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 20th Mar 17, 8:22 AM
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    Good morning all, 13/21 for me please.
    No. 38 in Save 12K in 2017. £2,937.92/£12,000
    Save 12K in 2016: £20,880.11/£15,000
    Save 12K in 2015: £25,464.86/£10,000
    March AFDs: 17/21 2017 AFDs: 60/252
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 20th Mar 17, 11:48 AM
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    shaggydoo
    Seeing my totals for January and February has spurred me on though. 57 days AF so far this year. They soon mount up! Is it possible to add me to the Yearly list as target free please shaggy? It'd just be nice to see it accumulating, and I do plan on sticking around.
    Originally posted by fakeplastictwee
    Done!..........
    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 20th Mar 17, 11:50 AM
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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

    FakePlasticTwee 47/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!
    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 20th Mar 17, 11:52 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 13/TF
    Barny1979
    13/24
    CathyBird 13/21


    CoastalChick 1/26
    CuppaTea 11/16

    Dansmam 2/31
    DebJay 11/16

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

    Honey Bear 19/31
    LoveASale 10/16

    MaggieM
    /15
    Maman
    9/10
    Poor Single Lady 15/22
    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 20th Mar 17, 6:49 PM
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    12/16 pls shaggy
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • fakeplastictwee
    • By fakeplastictwee 20th Mar 17, 6:57 PM
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    11/20 please
    • debjay
    • By debjay 20th Mar 17, 7:13 PM
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    13/16 for tonight please.
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 20th Mar 17, 8:19 PM
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    maggiem
    I have totally proved that I do need to post regularly to keep myself on track. So today is 1/15. My aim is to get one smiley at least this month especially as I cannot make target and didn't last month either. But tonight I have not had a drink and poured the remains of a bottle down the sink - not very mse but seemed better not to have it hanging around as then the temptation - 'it's only half a glass, etc etc' might have been too much.

    I may not have been posting or not drinking but have continued to read this. It has helped to make me aware rather than my more usual head in sand approach. So thank you everyone.
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 20th Mar 17, 8:34 PM
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    16/22
    For me please.

    Thank you.
    Broadchurch tonight
    • loveasale
    • By loveasale 20th Mar 17, 9:19 PM
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    loveasale
    Had a quiet drink in on Friday night, nothing too much and an early night, so was pleased with myself,
    bumped into a friend on Saturday and ended up having a boozy day,
    Woke up yesterday feeling rather rubbish, and sad with myself, so no drinking yesterday or today!!
    12/16
    Please shaggy can I join yearly total , TF for the moment !?
    I will never be rich but I'm happy
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 20th Mar 17, 9:28 PM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    1 more for me please Shaggy
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 20th Mar 17, 10:40 PM
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    Barny1979
    14/24 AFDs today
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 21st Mar 17, 7:20 AM
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    Arkers
    Good morning everyone,
    14 AFD please Shaggy.
    Arkers x
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 21st Mar 17, 9:43 AM
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    Honey Bear
    21/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 21st Mar 17, 10:31 AM
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    Morning all, 14/21 for me today please.
    No. 38 in Save 12K in 2017. £2,937.92/£12,000
    Save 12K in 2016: £20,880.11/£15,000
    Save 12K in 2015: £25,464.86/£10,000
    March AFDs: 17/21 2017 AFDs: 60/252
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