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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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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 12th Jul 17, 10:34 AM
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    Sorry I haven't been around so much I have been watching a lot of Wimbledon!

    Keep those AFDs coming....
    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 12th Jul 17, 10:49 AM
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    Welcome newstart. It doesn't matter what motivates you to cut back. Being mse is as good a reason as any.If I'm honest, although I tell myself that health should be my priority it's the thought of empty calories that motivates me most.


    I'm out dancing again tonight and driving so won't have a problem staying AF.


    5 AFDs please Shaggy.


    Glad you're enjoying Wimbledon Shaggy. Brits seem to be doing well...so far.
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 12th Jul 17, 2:37 PM
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    7/17 for me please shaggy
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 12th Jul 17, 8:06 PM
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    9/25 please
    Need to get a few more in.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 12th Jul 17, 8:26 PM
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    Me too. Must stay focused
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 13th Jul 17, 7:33 AM
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    Well no AFDs to declare but still away on holidays. Not drinking to excess, rarely drink in the day as I get sleepy (have had the odd shandy - panache, ice cold which was lovely). However continuing to keep up with the thread so I can start on my return on 24th. Great to read of successes and thoughts about drinking - always makes me reflect and helps.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 13th Jul 17, 8:44 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
    Nov AFDs: 19/21 2017 AFDs: 271/252
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 13th Jul 17, 8:58 AM
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    13/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Eltee12
    • By Eltee12 13th Jul 17, 4:05 PM
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    Afternoon All


    7/21 for me please


    Thanks


    El
    PAYDBX 2017 #45 £1,968/£1,968 paid, yipeee!;
    2017 AFD 199/200: Jan - June = 123; July - Sept = 51; Oct = 25
    CCC #11 £232.99/£300 - no spend months: JAN-APRIL
    Mortgage-free since 2013
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 13th Jul 17, 4:16 PM
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    Declaring early for tonight on 8/12 please Shaggy
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Jul 17, 5:08 PM
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    Glad you're enjoying Wimbledon Shaggy. Brits seem to be doing well...so far.
    Originally posted by maman

    Can I take that back??


    Declaring early for tonight on 8/12 please Shaggy
    Originally posted by sukeyboo

    So glad you posted sukey. It's such a lovely day and I'm very tempted but determined to do 4 straight days as I know it won't be happening next week.


    6 AFDs please Shaggy.
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 13th Jul 17, 5:35 PM
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    10/25

    Thank you Shaggy. Sorry about Murray
    And Konta.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 13th Jul 17, 7:35 PM
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    Can I take that back??
    Originally posted by maman
    At least we know what caused it now!

    6/18 for me tonight. I'm tempted but staying strong though...
    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%
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 13th Jul 17, 8:37 PM
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    8/17 for me please shaggy

    Was tempted but I don't feel 200% so the sensible part of me took over.
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 13th Jul 17, 9:10 PM
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    Another 4 AFDs in a row (enforced due to medication though) so now up to 8/13. Not sure whether I will be off the painkillers tomorrow or not yet
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 14th Jul 17, 7:58 AM
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    14/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 14th Jul 17, 9:38 AM
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    So glad you posted sukey. It's such a lovely day and I'm very tempted but determined to do 4 straight days as I know it won't be happening next week
    Originally posted by maman
    Well done for making it 4 straight days Maman - Thursday is normally my 'wobble' day but I have managed two weeks in a row now which is good for me . Like you, I may not manage it next week as I have a couple of evenings out and I am definitely back on the weekend wine tonight

    Have a great weekend everyone
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 14th Jul 17, 1:59 PM
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    11/25

    Approaching weekend so hope for AF tommorow but not sure of plans. Hopefully can swap wine for coffee.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 14th Jul 17, 8:35 PM
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    8/20 AFDs today
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 14th Jul 17, 11:05 PM
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    An AF Friday!! 9/17 for me please
    I'm dealing with stuff.
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