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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    shaggydoo
    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread
    • #1
    • 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread 30th Jan 18 at 2:46 PM
    Hi Guys,

    Sadly we lost our thread and I don't personally keep a private record of others AFDs so all data on the old thread is gone.

    I've decided I'm going to bow out for a while as I'm actually pretty busy here in RL. And my life is about to get really hectic as I'm moving home....Also it will be hard to have challenges if data is getting lost. Sorry guys.

    ....It's been great...maybe I'll be back in a few months...

    Ta Ta For Now.

    Shaggyx
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 30-01-2018 at 2:50 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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    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 5th Feb 18, 8:25 AM
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    Paspatur
    I think its a really big thing. For a long time I couldn't manage one day so when I did it was something to be proud of for me. When I managed Dry January that was the longest I had not drunk since I was about 20 and I'm well into my fifties now. So well done Paspatur revel in your success
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    Thank you so much and well done to you too
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 5th Feb 18, 9:33 AM
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    Honey Bear
    4/28 for tonight please Baileys
    15 in a row - I know that is not a big deal to the folks who managed dry January (and more) but I always seem to fall off the wagon somewhere between 7 in a row and 11 in a row and I think this is my first 15 in a row since last January so it is a big deal to me
    Originally posted by Paspatur
    Just want to echo what Bailey's has said - it's a huge thing. When I drank I couldn't manage three AF days in a row - I'd get drunk on the third day, not just stop at one or two, either. That went on for a decade. Well done.

    5/28 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 5th Feb 18, 9:45 AM
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    sukeyboo
    Declaring early for today on 2/14 please Baileys
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Feb 18, 11:44 AM
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    maman
    I think it's brilliant hearing how people are proud of their achievements. We spend enough time beating ourselves up over perceived shortcomings.


    Hopefully I'll get a good run at my target this week.


    2/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 5th Feb 18, 2:27 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Apologies for the late arrival this month. Thanks Baileys for running the thread. May I have a target of 14 for Feb.

    3 AFD please Baileys.

    Arkers x
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 5th Feb 18, 6:19 PM
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    Paspatur
    Just want to echo what Bailey's has said - it's a huge thing. When I drank I couldn't manage three AF days in a row - I'd get drunk on the third day, not just stop at one or two, either. That went on for a decade. Well done.

    5/28 please, Baileys.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Thank you for the encouragement, it really helps
    Just trying to keep busy and take each day as it comes
    5/28 please Baileys
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 5th Feb 18, 7:17 PM
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    CuppaTea
    3/17 please
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 5th Feb 18, 9:12 PM
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    maggiem
    r2/15 AFDs please.

    Not sure what my target was for the year, think I might try 150 and I think I was at 11/15 for Jan please
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 5th Feb 18, 9:25 PM
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    scatterbrain109
    Hi everyone, sorry I've been AWOL.

    Baileys, you've taken to this like a duck to water. Do you have a smilies list or something to pick from?

    Paspatur, I think you're doing brilliant. I'm doing this stretch cos I'm in a bet with a friend and I know if I drink the kids will shop me.
    I don't drink outside the house so can't sneak a quick trip to a pub.

    Currently on 5/28

    Jo x
    Last edited by scatterbrain109; 05-02-2018 at 11:42 PM. Reason: Size
    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 Feb 18, 9:29 PM
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    scatterbrain109
    Wahoo, I did a colour
    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
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 6th Feb 18, 6:18 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    Morning,

    Off to a start for the month, I'm on 1/14

    I'm going to try harder this month and beat last months target.
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £6750.00 Cap 1: £456.79 BC: £8800.00
    AFD 3/14 NSD 3/14 LTW 6/14
    POAMAYC 2018 #041 PD £1194.42/£4000
    Savings for Christmas £60.84/£365
    20p Savers 2018 £2 Savers 2018 50p Savers 2018 SPC 11 2018 #003
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 6th Feb 18, 8:33 AM
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    Honey Bear
    6/28 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 6th Feb 18, 9:29 AM
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    sukeyboo
    3/14 for today please Baileys
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 6th Feb 18, 10:13 AM
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    Baileysonice
    Hi everyone, sorry I've been AWOL.

    Baileys, you've taken to this like a duck to water. Do you have a smilies list or something to pick from?

    Paspatur, I think you're doing brilliant. I'm doing this stretch cos I'm in a bet with a friend and I know if I drink the kids will shop me.
    I don't drink outside the house so can't sneak a quick trip to a pub.

    Currently on 5/28

    Jo x
    Originally posted by scatterbrain109

    Yeah there are lots of free lists on the internet. You just need to beware of the ones that have malware for free too!

    Well done on the colour by the way
    • maman
    • By maman 6th Feb 18, 2:40 PM
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    maman
    I'm going to try harder this month and beat last months target.
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2

    Go for it!


    No drinking here today.


    3/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 6th Feb 18, 6:39 PM
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    Paspatur

    Paspatur, I think you're doing brilliant. I'm doing this stretch cos I'm in a bet with a friend and I know if I drink the kids will shop me.
    I don't drink outside the house so can't sneak a quick trip to a pub.

    Currently on 5/28

    Jo x
    Originally posted by scatterbrain109
    Thank you and hope you win your bet!
    6/28 for tonight please
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 6th Feb 18, 8:03 PM
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    Purplemumof2
    Go for it!


    No drinking here today.


    3/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks maman

    Up to 2/14 for today.
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £6750.00 Cap 1: £456.79 BC: £8800.00
    AFD 3/14 NSD 3/14 LTW 6/14
    POAMAYC 2018 #041 PD £1194.42/£4000
    Savings for Christmas £60.84/£365
    20p Savers 2018 £2 Savers 2018 50p Savers 2018 SPC 11 2018 #003
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 6th Feb 18, 8:48 PM
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    Barny1979
    4 AFDs for February today
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 6th Feb 18, 11:27 PM
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    scatterbrain109
    Hiya everyone
    Friends called tonight to see if I've cracked. She seemed disappointed that I hadn't. I think she was looking for an excuse to fold.


    [COLOR="Red"]Baileys 6/28 please[COLOR="red"]
    Jo x
    Last edited by scatterbrain109; 06-02-2018 at 11:35 PM.
    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
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 7th Feb 18, 8:56 AM
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    cathybird
    hi all, back from holidays, 1/21 for me today please.
    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: 17/21. 2018 AFDs: 42/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 8/2/18: £30,626.56 £29,525.31. Paid off: £1,101.25
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