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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 17th Jun 17, 1:26 PM
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    9/25

    Trying hard for rest of month. Need to reduce spending to minimal. I wish saving money did motivate me HB. I don't know what does!
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 17th Jun 17, 8:47 PM
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    16/25 AFDs today
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 17th Jun 17, 11:34 PM
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    9/17 please shaggy
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 18th Jun 17, 12:06 AM
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    Very late call for what is now technically yesterday, 16/21.
    No. 38 in Save 12K in 2017. £11,183.81/£12,000
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 18th Jun 17, 9:33 AM
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    Back again this morning, 17/21 for me please.
    No. 38 in Save 12K in 2017. £11,183.81/£12,000
    Save 12K in 2016: £20,880.11/£15,000
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 18th Jun 17, 4:26 PM
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    Went to a barbeque yesterday. Lots of lovely people, toddlers and a baby, so the age range was seven months to mid-seventies. It wasn't too boozy as a result, and I left after about four hours and two AF beers because I wanted to get back to the-dog-who-pees-everywhere-new who needless to say wasn't invited. OH rolled in about three hours later, very merry, and told me he was going to a neighbours for a glass of wine. I thought, 'Really? A glass?' Sure enough, another three hours pass and a giggling molton shapeshifter slurps in, chomps my handmade ginger chocolates while telling me he doesn't like the ginger ones and castigates me for buying them, and then falls into bed. I fed him paracetemol with his early morning tea and made him breakfast in bed at lunchtime, which I think makes me a rather lovely person, even if I do say so myself. I can't tell you how much better I feel than he does! Never for a second did I feel deprived yesterday, just relieved that I knew I wouldn't feel carp today. (Apparently the neighbour woke up to find himself on their bedroom floor!)

    18/30 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 18th Jun 17, 4:53 PM
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    An AF Saturday for me yesterday so that's the ginormous total of two so far in June. I want to make some more progress as the year is flying past quicker than I'm racking up not drinking days.
    Have a lovely Sunday everyone.
    No. 44 Save 12K in 2017 £7,100/£7,500 94%
    AFDs 106/150 14/4/10/9/7/3/18/15/17/5/3 70%
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 18th Jun 17, 5:49 PM
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    10/25

    I think the heat either helps or hinders you in not drinking. It's 31 degrees here, feel far too hot and crabby and can't think of much worse than making things worse by drinking.
    HB I think you are very patient and kind. I do imagine that having a hungover person in your home would make you happy with your AF decisions. So men do have a purpose!
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 19th Jun 17, 10:34 AM
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    I was upset about the handmade ginger chocolates PSL and rather gleeful about the hangover! Bad me. And when he did surface he fixed the hose thing I couldn't be arrised to do myself, so it was worth getting him a nice breakfast.

    19/30 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 19th Jun 17, 10:43 AM
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    Morning all, 18/21 for me please. Agree that it is too hot for drinking.
    No. 38 in Save 12K in 2017. £11,183.81/£12,000
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    • PriceySOS
    • By PriceySOS 19th Jun 17, 6:36 PM
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    11 please Shaggy, ta
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 19th Jun 17, 6:48 PM
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    17/25 AFDs today
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 19th Jun 17, 7:00 PM
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    11/25 please

    Far too hot.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 19th Jun 17, 7:35 PM
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    See I get tempted when it's sunny.

    But not tonight. I'm too busy. 10/17 please shaggy.
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 20th Jun 17, 8:28 AM
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    20/30 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • fakeplastictwee
    • By fakeplastictwee 20th Jun 17, 9:47 AM
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    12/TF please.

    Off to a field for a week, so doubt there will be any for a few days.
    Last edited by fakeplastictwee; 20-06-2017 at 9:52 AM.
    • macpep1
    • By macpep1 20th Jun 17, 11:21 AM
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    Hi All


    Just getting a chance to post, I have been really busy the last few weeks with Daughter going to Spain, she came back Saturday & is off again this Saturday as she has been selected for a Creative residency for one week, between family birthdays/weddings/school shows/ prizegiving etc I am knackered, I was at a wedding on Friday & drank too much wine, not to the extent I made a fool of myself but I had blank bits the next day, cannot remember getting in the taxi to get home. I done a 13 mile midnight walk for charity on Saturday night, everyone was planning having a wee tipple while they were walking but I looked at the wine in the fridge & thought, you know what I cant be bothered. So I haven’t touched a drop since last Friday. I CANNOT TELL YOU THE LAST TIME I DIDNT DRINK ON A SATURDAY NIGHT I am really pleased with that & tonight I am driving to an info evening for daughters residential thing so I have 5 AF’s to add on to my total please Shaggy bringing me to 9/14.I really think I am going to make Target this month which will bea 1st for me.I even went out for dinner last night to a place we go often & drank ginger instead of the normal wine.

    Last edited by macpep1; 20-06-2017 at 11:24 AM.
    Gratitude is the best Attitude
    Long Term Flylady
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 20th Jun 17, 2:05 PM
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    Afternoon

    2 more AFDs - Thursday 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 20th Jun 17, 2:20 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : June 2017
    June2017

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 30 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    = Target Beaten


    Alcohol Free Days

    Arkers
    7/TF
    Barny1979
    17/25
    CathyBird 18/21

    CuppaTea 10/17
    Eltee 15/20

    ElusiveLucy
    5/16
    FakePlasticTwee 12/TF


    GreenKaren 2/5

    Honey Bear 20/30
    Macpep1 9/14

    MaggieM /8
    Maman 5/3
    Poor Single Lady 11/24
    Pricey 11/22

    Shaggy 6/21

    SukeyBoo
    7/12

    WBF 2/TF


    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; 20-06-2017 at 2:49 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.
    • Eltee12
    • By Eltee12 20th Jun 17, 2:27 PM
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    Afternoon All


    15/20 please


    Thanks


    El
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