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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 29th Jul 17, 2:06 PM
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    The Cutting Down / Giving Up Booze Thread (Part 14)
    • #1
    • 29th Jul 17, 2:06 PM
    The Cutting Down / Giving Up Booze Thread (Part 14) 29th Jul 17 at 2:06 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

    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 13 is Here

    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.

    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!

    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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    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 28th Jan 18, 11:08 AM
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    28 please shaggy
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 28th Jan 18, 11:17 AM
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    hi all just wanted to say my resolve very nearly cracked earlier because it is so hot here and the room where I am staying was like an oven, and all I wanted to do was go down the street and find a bar where they served me something ice-cold, but I hung on. I don't think tomorrow will be an AFD so just as well.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £62.40/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    Feb AFDs: 15/21. 2018 AFDs: 40/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 8/2/18: £30,626.56 £29,550.32. Paid off: £1,075.86
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 28th Jan 18, 2:34 PM
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    Honey Bear
    28/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 28th Jan 18, 6:02 PM
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    15/26 AFD for Thursday and 16/26 AFDs for today
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 28th Jan 18, 6:49 PM
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    18, please
    September 6th 2017 - Updated 21st January 2018
    Credit Card £0 now: £1649 Tesco Loan £7500 = £11.20 Consolidation £15,000 = £14,547 Total = £25,330 £16,207 36% gone EMF #252 = £500/£1000
    Sealed pot challenge #589
    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #170
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 28th Jan 18, 8:55 PM
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    17/31 for tonight please
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 29th Jan 18, 12:00 AM
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    HI Shaggy

    28/31 please

    Have a great week everyone

    Jo x
    Sealed pot challenge number - #057 2017 = £172.57 2018 = ????
    15/12/17 Mortgage £219,902 Secured loan £54,946 Unsecured £66,088
    15/1/18 Mortgage £219,596 Secured loan £54,492 Unsecured £64,,459
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 29th Jan 18, 9:36 AM
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    29 for me please shaggy
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 29th Jan 18, 10:06 AM
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    Failed miserably on the AFD's for January, but it has been rather stressful on a personal level.

    But I'm not giving up and will keep trying. I will hit my 218 target for the year or at least get very close!

    Please can you put me down for 17 again Shaggy??

    Should be a AFD tonight.

    Have a great day.

    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    AFD 3/14 NSD 3/14 LTW 6/14
    POAMAYC 2018 #041 PD £1194.42/£4000
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    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 29th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
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    Morning all

    Declaring early for tonight on 13/14 please Shaggy
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 29th Jan 18, 11:10 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Declaring early for tonight on 6/10 please Shaggy

    Please could I have a target of 12 for February too.

    Have a good Monday everyone.
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - Target £12,000
    Save 12K in 2017 #44 - £7,750/£7,500 (103%)
    AFDs 8/150 5.3% of target
    11.7% through the year would be 18 - 10 short!!
    • maman
    • By maman 29th Jan 18, 12:59 PM
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    Hoping to stay AF until the end of the month but definitely for today.

    16 AFDs please Shaggy.
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 29th Jan 18, 6:15 PM
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    18/31 for tonight please
    Had a wee wobble around 5pm but I ignored it, it is just habit and I was cooking which is a big trigger for me
    Anyway it is dark now and I will not go to the shop in the dark (eyesight problems) and the house is devoid of alcohol
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 29th Jan 18, 6:22 PM
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    16/26 AFDs today
    • MSE Andrea
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 7th Feb 18, 3:12 PM
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    Hey the thread is back!!!!!
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £62.40/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    Feb AFDs: 15/21. 2018 AFDs: 40/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 8/2/18: £30,626.56 £29,550.32. Paid off: £1,075.86
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 7th Feb 18, 3:13 PM
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    Thank you MSE Andrea
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £62.40/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    Feb AFDs: 15/21. 2018 AFDs: 40/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 8/2/18: £30,626.56 £29,550.32. Paid off: £1,075.86
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 9th Feb 18, 9:54 AM
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    Honey Bear
    I'm going to ask Andrea to lock this one.
    Keeping it AF
    • fermi
    • By fermi 9th Feb 18, 1:40 PM
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    Continued in:

    -> Cutting Down Alcohol Thread <-

    Let me know if you would prefer things merged.
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