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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)
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    • 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

    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 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.

    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
    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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    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 4th Sep 17, 7:05 PM
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    3/18 please shaggy.

    The last two nights I've not even thought about it and no dialogue in my head. Wish my week nights were usually this easy.

    Enjoy yr hols Maman
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 4th Sep 17, 9:10 PM
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    3/25 AFDs today
    Last edited by Barny1979; 05-09-2017 at 7:18 PM.
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 5th Sep 17, 6:24 AM
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    Morning,

    1/10 AFD for me please Shaggy, off the starting blocks just got to keep up the momentum.
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    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 5th Sep 17, 7:10 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Declaring early for 2/21 please Shaggy.
    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%
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 5th Sep 17, 9:12 AM
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    When I couldn't trust myself I waited until I was in bed at the end of the day to post. Feeling confident enough to post in the morning was a massive, massive increment in the process of stopping drinking.

    5/30 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 5th Sep 17, 9:23 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 5/21 for me today thanks.
    No. 38 in Save 12K in 2017. £11,183.81/£12,000
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    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 5th Sep 17, 10:51 AM
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    Out of the starting blocks for September with 1/10 for last night.

    Should be another tonight, and another on Thursday, but possibly 4 if I don't drink after work tomorrow.
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 5th Sep 17, 11:38 AM
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    Arkers
    .....creeps in after MIA. The summer has been and gone, and although I can't claim many AF days, I'm now in a better mind set. Apologies for not keeping in the loop, I hope everyone is well.

    Shaggy, please could I take part for September with no target. To date I have had 2 AFD. Thanks for all you do x

    Glad to be back, have a good afternoon.

    Arkers x
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 5th Sep 17, 1:00 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : August 2017
    August 2017

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    = Target Beaten


    Alcohol Free Days
    Barny1979 21/24

    CathyBird 28/21
    CuppaTea 15/16
    Eltee 21/21
    ElusiveLucy 13/15

    GreenKaren 1/5

    Honey Bear 31/31

    Macpep 3/10
    MaggieM 16/15
    Maman 15/10

    ManPants 5/TF

    NewstartDMP /21
    PollyAnna 8/TF

    Poor Single Lady 16/20
    Pricey 18/22

    PurpleMumof2 2/10
    Shaggy 17/21

    Smiley77
    14/31
    StichyWitchy 14/26

    SukeyBoo
    17/14

    WBF 15/18



    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 5th Sep 17, 1:13 PM
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    shaggydoo
    Monthly Challenge : September 2017
    September 2017

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    = Target Beaten



    Alcohol Free Days

    Arkers 2/TF

    Barny1979
    2/25

    CathyBird 5/21


    CuppaTea 3/18


    Eltee
    /18

    ElusiveLucy
    1/10

    GreenKaren


    Honey Bear
    5/30


    Macpep

    MaggieM /15


    Maman
    1/10

    ManPants

    NewstartDMP

    PollyAnna

    Poor Single Lady 2/24


    Pricey
    /20

    PurpleMumof2 1/10

    Shaggy /21


    Smiley77


    StichyWitchy
    1/15

    SukeyBoo
    /10

    WBF 2/21



    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 5th Sep 17, 1:16 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : September 2017 Targets
    Roll up, Roll up. A New Month, A New Challenge.



    SET A



    26 days up for grabs!

    Everyone Welcome!!!
    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 5th Sep 17, 5:21 PM
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    4/18 please shaggy
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 5th Sep 17, 7:19 PM
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    4/25 AFDs today
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 5th Sep 17, 8:58 PM
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    CuppaTea
    I'm alright tonight, but I think tomorrow I might start missing the midweek wine that I lapsed into over the summer. We'll see. Maybe the structure of work is helping.
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 5th Sep 17, 9:16 PM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    Welcome back Arkers
    Good Evening All.

    3/24 please
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 6th Sep 17, 7:46 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Welcome back Arkers!

    3/21 for me please Shaggy.

    Honeybear, I know what you mean about waiting till the evening is done before posting an AFD, I've had to do that before. I am finding that posting in the morning has got rid of my old debating society all day/evening so it's more peaceful. I originally started it because I wanted extra strength from having committed on here in case I was wavering by later in the day. Somehow committing to people on here strengthens my resolve.
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 6th Sep 17, 11:03 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 6/21 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 6th Sep 17, 2:48 PM
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    Honey Bear
    Welcome back, Arkers!

    6/30 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 6th Sep 17, 3:49 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon guys,

    Thanks so much for the "welcome back!", 3 AFD please Shaggy.

    Probably going to have a couple this evening, still thinking about it.
    Usual story of once I start will I be able to stop. Food for thought.

    Have a lovely evening.

    Arkers x
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 6th Sep 17, 5:10 PM
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    CuppaTea
    I am considering options but probably won't. Will check in later. Would be good to do 4 in a row.
    I'm dealing with stuff.
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