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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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    • Mudbath
    • By Mudbath 9th Jan 18, 10:02 AM
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    6/20 for me please
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 9th Jan 18, 11:48 AM
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    5/14 for today please Shaggy
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 9th Jan 18, 12:03 PM
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    Arkers
    Good morning everyone,

    9 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • ManPants
    • By ManPants 9th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    ManPants
    Hello Everyone,

    I've been really rubbish with alcohol again. Nothing remotely on the scale of before but having about 2 pints and a glass of wine EVERY day. Nothing until I close the pub at 11pm but still managing to drink every day.

    Time to start logging back in again. Managed one day last week just by going to bed almost immediately i was done.
    Hope you have all had a fabulous Christmas & New Year.

    2 AF including tonight for Jan so far.

    ManPants
    Isa 1,2 & 3 Full & locked away for 3 years.
    Quidco cashback £1146.74
    Quit Smoking 63 months.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 9th Jan 18, 3:06 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : December 2017
    December 2017

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    = Target Beaten



    Alcohol Free Days
    Arkers 15/10
    BackFrmTheEdge 26/26
    Barny1979 22/21
    CathyBird 26/21
    CuppaTea 16/18
    ElusiveLucy 8/10
    Eltee 10/10
    GreenKaren 16/5
    Honey Bear 31/31
    MaggieM 15/15
    Maman 16/10
    Mudbath 23/20
    Nicnak 20/15
    Paspatur 21/24
    PollyAnna 9/12
    Poor Single Lady 15/14
    Pricey 17/20


    Scatterbrain 6/11
    Shaggy 14/13
    SlowDown 8/10
    SukeyBoo 12/10

    Stepuptotheplate 4/5

    TakingOneDay /31

    Tallyhoh /31
    WBF 11/10


    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 9th Jan 18, 3:11 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : January 2018
    January 2018

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    = Target Beaten



    Alcohol Free Days
    Arkers 9/15

    BackFrmTheEdge 3/31
    BaileysOnIce 8/19

    Barny1979 4/26

    BeardedDez 6/16

    Castri09 /20
    CathyBird 9/21

    CuppaTea 4/17

    Eltee /20
    ElusiveLucy 8/25

    GreenKaren /10
    Honey Bear 9/31

    MaggieM 1/15

    Maman 4/10

    Manpants 2/TF

    Mudbath 6/20

    NewMe 9/31

    Nicnak 4/20

    Paspatur 1/31

    PollyAnna 3/19
    Poor Single Lady 7/21

    Pricey 3/22

    PurpleMumof2 1/14
    Scatterbrain 8/31

    Shaggy 3/17

    SlowDown /15

    SukeyBoo 5/14

    Stepuptotheplate 2/8

    TakingOneDay /31

    ThriftMonster 1/29

    Tallyhoh /31

    WBF 1/10


    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; 09-01-2018 at 3:14 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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 9th Jan 18, 3:14 PM
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    2018 Annual Challenge TARGETS
    2018 Targets
    = 50 Days AF

    = 100 days AF

    = 150 days AF

    = 200 days AF

    = 250 days AF

    = 300 days AF

    = 350 days AF

    = 365 days AF

    = target achieved


    = Target Beaten




    Alcohol Free Days

    Arkers
    /TF

    Barny1979 /290

    BearedDez /185

    CathyBird /260

    CuppaTea

    DebJay

    DizzyImp

    Eltee /240


    ElusiveLucy /150

    FakePlasticTwee

    GreenKaren /120

    Honey Bear
    /365

    LoveASale

    MaggieM /150


    Maman /TF


    Mudbath /240


    Nicnak /250

    Pastpatur /TF

    PollyAnna /150

    Poor Single Lady /250


    Pricey /240

    PurpleMumof2 /218

    ScatterBrain /186

    Shaggy /249

    SukeyBoo /150

    WBF /150



    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.
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 9th Jan 18, 5:02 PM
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    Baileysonice
    Finally had a proper sleep, 8 hours! Unsure if extra exercise yesterday helped or if it's just time passing.

    9/31 please Shaggy
    Originally posted by New Me
    me too New Me must be something about 8 days. Starting to feel some benefits now my energy levels are far higher not feeling the need for nanny naps anymore.

    I got some alcohol free cider today its a Kopperberg mixed fruit one which I love with alcohol so I'm hoping will be a nice alternative to becks occasionally. Its on offer in Asda at £2 so worth a go

    So 9/19 please
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 9th Jan 18, 6:44 PM
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    Hi Shaggy
    Can I please have 9/31

    Many thanks
    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
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 9th Jan 18, 6:49 PM
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    Nicnak
    7 For me, please. I'm back at work now so not as easy to post as normal. x
    September 6th 2017 - Updated 3rd January 2018
    Credit Card £0 now: £1796 Tesco Loan £7500 = £773 Consolidation £15,000 = £14,725 Total = £25,330 £17,294 EMF #252 = £500/£1000
    Sealed pot challenge #589
    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #170
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 9th Jan 18, 6:55 PM
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    5/26 AFDs today
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 9th Jan 18, 11:08 PM
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    scatterbrain109
    Revised Annual Total 2017
    Hi Shaggy
    I have just been through my 2017 year planner and counted my monthly totals.
    I had 162/365 AF days in 2017.
    That's 44%
    I've surprised even myself

    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 10th Jan 18, 7:45 AM
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    New Me
    me too New Me must be something about 8 days. Starting to feel some benefits now my energy levels are far higher not feeling the need for nanny naps anymore.
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    My energy is up and down, but I'm dieting as well so it's tricky to balance. I've found a 20min nap leaves me refreshed, any longer and I just sleep for hours until everyone else is asleep


    I got some alcohol free cider today its a Kopperberg mixed fruit one which I love with alcohol so I'm hoping will be a nice alternative to becks occasionally. Its on offer in Asda at £2 so worth a go
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    That is a nice drink, enjoy

    10/31 please
    • Mudbath
    • By Mudbath 10th Jan 18, 9:01 AM
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    Early check in for me today as I won't have time later.

    7/20 for me please
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 10th Jan 18, 9:03 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    Morning,

    AFD #2 of 14

    I'm having trouble settling down at night at the moment and wonder if it is because of the lack of alcohol in my system. I'm having Horlicks at night in a bid to help with sleep, hope it settles down.

    Have a great day everyone.

    Pmo2
    x
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    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 10th Jan 18, 9:17 AM
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    Arkers
    Good morning everyone,
    10 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 10th Jan 18, 10:13 AM
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    Baileysonice
    10/19

    Double figures very pleased with myself so far

    Will need to start setting an alarm soon this morning I woke at 5 then went back to sleep till 9.15 Luckily Im not working today

    Kopperberg was really tasty I will get some more of these
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 10th Jan 18, 10:58 AM
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    sukeyboo
    6/14 for today please Shaggy
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 10th Jan 18, 11:05 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 10/21 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: 18/21. 2018 AFDs: 18/260. 2017: 306/252
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 10th Jan 18, 1:17 PM
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    scatterbrain109
    Morning,

    AFD #2 of 14

    I'm having trouble settling down at night at the moment and wonder if it is because of the lack of alcohol in my system. I'm having Horlicks at night in a bid to help with sleep, hope it settles down.

    Have a great day everyone.

    Pmo2
    x
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2

    Hi PM2
    I'm also having trouble sleeping, hence my nocturnal posts.
    I'm currently using over the counter one a night tablets from Boots.

    On a roll now so can you please put me down for 10/31 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
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