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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

    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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    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 5th Jan 18, 8:41 PM
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    Hello everyone, thank you for your messages.
    I've been having urges to drink today but managing to swat them away.
    Today is day 5/31. That's 10% of my initial target of 50 straight days from 1st January.
    I'm back at work on Monday. Fortunately I will have a week under my belt by then.
    The hardest thing is the 4pm urge feeling I have earned a bottle of wine.
    I need to make sure I turn left out of the office and head to the car park, not to turn right toward the shops.
    Have a good Friday night everyone, if you are drinking, keep safe.

    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
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 5th Jan 18, 8:42 PM
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    5/31tonight please Shaggy.

    Jo
    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
    • Mudbath
    • By Mudbath 5th Jan 18, 8:49 PM
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    Big hugs Jo, it's always so sad when we lose a furry friend x

    3/20 for me today please.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 6th Jan 18, 9:43 AM
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    Good morning,
    6 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 6th Jan 18, 10:57 AM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    5/21 . including today.

    So sorry about Purdy scatterbrain Jo. It is so hard
    When we love them so much.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 6th Jan 18, 11:32 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 6/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £0/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    Jan AFDs: 22/21. 2018 AFDs: 22/260. 2017: 306/252
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 6th Jan 18, 3:46 PM
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    Baileysonice
    6/19 please

    Slept pretty badly again. Kept myself busy today as weekends are tough for me. Elderflower cordial is helping and I have some becks blue so Ill have one as a treat tonight.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 6th Jan 18, 8:04 PM
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    Baileysonice, I slept badly last night for some reason - didn't drop off until about 6.30ish this morning and then slept through till 10, but it was really frustrating, and no reason for it that I can see. So I can feel your pain!
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £0/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    Jan AFDs: 22/21. 2018 AFDs: 22/260. 2017: 306/252
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 6th Jan 18, 8:16 PM
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    Evening everyone
    Shaggy, can you put me down for 6/31 please?
    Had a dreadful dizzy spell this morning and I had to go back to bed. I checked my BP when I got up and it was 90/60. It must have come down due to being off the booze.
    I'll just take half my usual dose of BP medication tonight.
    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
    • New Me
    • By New Me 6th Jan 18, 8:40 PM
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    New Me
    6/31 please
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 6th Jan 18, 8:53 PM
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    Nicnak
    4, please xx
    September 6th 2017 - Updated 21st January 2018
    Credit Card £0 now: £1796 Tesco Loan £7500 = £676 Consolidation £15,000 = £14,725 Total = £25,330 £17,197 32% gone EMF #252 = £500/£1000
    Sealed pot challenge #589
    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #170
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 6th Jan 18, 10:25 PM
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    2/26 AFDs today
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 6th Jan 18, 11:53 PM
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    Hi Shaggy

    6/31 please

    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
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 7th Jan 18, 12:40 AM
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    Honey Bear
    7/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 7th Jan 18, 9:54 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 7/21 for me today please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £0/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    Jan AFDs: 22/21. 2018 AFDs: 22/260. 2017: 306/252
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 7th Jan 18, 10:13 AM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    6/21 please

    Going out to dinner and friend birthday next week. But may stick to coke as have a bit of a cold and at the dinner no one will consider it a big deal- I think it's accepted more easily in January and will be able to do it at the birthday I think.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 7th Jan 18, 12:51 PM
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    Baileysonice
    7/19 please

    All fine here had a couple of bottles of Becks Blue last night as a treat and it helped
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 7th Jan 18, 5:35 PM
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    scatterbrain109
    [Hi Shaggy
    Can you please put me down for 7/31

    Thank you

    Jo xxx
    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
    • Mudbath
    • By Mudbath 7th Jan 18, 5:43 PM
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    Mudbath
    4/20 for me please
    • New Me
    • By New Me 7th Jan 18, 6:17 PM
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    New Me
    7/31 please Shaggy

    Lovely lunch out with soft drink, amazing how easy it is to drive and not worry about trains and drinks.
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