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Giving up/ Cutting Down Alcohol Thread Part 16

edited 8 April 2019 at 8:03AM in Debt Free Diaries
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edited 8 April 2019 at 8:03AM in Debt Free Diaries
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

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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...:beer: but this time with water!!
And here's what she started!!! :


Part 14 and 15 is Here

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!

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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  • cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    Yay!!! A shiny new thread :) :j:j:j:T:T:T
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    edited 9 April 2019 at 10:36AM
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    Glenda /5
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    LoveASale 1/5dancing-hatching-chicken-smiley-emoticon.gif
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    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.
  • edited 9 April 2019 at 10:40AM
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    edited 9 April 2019 at 10:40AM
    April 2019


    flowerz.gif = 7 Days

    e5r5fp.jpg= 14 Days

    4funnies_com_animated_emoticons_easter_15.gif= 21 Days


    angel.gif= 28 Days


    hippie.gif= 31 Days

    dancing-hatching-chicken-smiley-emoticon.gif= Target Reached
    4funnies_com_animated_emoticons_easter_14.gif= Target Beaten



    AnnieG 5/18

    Arkers 6/10

    ArsenalBarnie 4/16

    Barney 6/26

    BestLifeNow /TF
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    CuppaTea 3/17
    Glenda 7/25flowerz.gif
    GreenKaren 8/28flowerz.gif
    Honey Bear 7/30flowerz.gif

    LoveASale 5/18

    MaggieM 5/15

    Maman 5/10

    PollyAnna 3/15

    Pricey /23

    Rosy 5/28
    Season of Mist 7/27flowerz.gif

    Shaggydoo 6/21

    Sukeyboo 4/12

    WannaBeeFree 4/19





    Please let me know if I've made a mistake!

    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    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.
  • shaggydooshaggydoo Forumite
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    March 2019


    flowerz.gif = 7 Days

    DancingGrape.gif= 14 Days

    doowapstart.gif= 21 Days


    angel.gif= 28 Days


    hippie.gif= 31 Days

    dance013.gif= Target Reached
    e5018884gif= Target Beaten



    AnnieG 22/20flowerz.gifDancingGrape.gifdoowapstart.gifdance013.gife5018884gif
    Arkers 22/10flowerz.gifdance013.gifDancingGrape.gife5018884gifdoowapstart.gif
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    CuppaTea 16/17flowerz.gifDancingGrape.gif
    Glenda 30/28flowerz.gifDancingGrape.gifdoowapstart.gifangel.gifdance013.gife5018884gif
    GreenKaren 13/13flowerz.gifdance013.gif
    Honey Bear 31/31flowerz.gifDancingGrape.gifdoowapstart.gifangel.gifhippie.gifdance013.gif
    LoveASale 20/20flowerz.gifDancingGrape.gifdance013.gif
    MaggieM 21/20flowerz.gifDancingGrape.gifdoowapstart.gifdance013.gife5018884gif
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    PollyAnna 15/16flowerz.gifDancingGrape.gif
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    Pricey 22/24flowerz.gifDancingGrape.gifdoowapstart.gif
    Rosy 27/28flowerz.gifDancingGrape.gifdoowapstart.gif
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    TammyKitty 6/25
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    Please let me know if I've made a mistake!

    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    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.
  • shaggydooshaggydoo Forumite
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    Reposting the above to make sure they don't get lost!
    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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  • cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    I might just repost the annual challenge then, just to be on the safe side?
    10 in Save 12K: £10,143.27/£12K. Dec NSDs: 1/15 Tilly: £3,943.93
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    cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    edited 7 August 2019 at 5:10PM
    Annual challenge 2019

    NHnXnvi.gif= 50 days AF

    R69J627.gif= 100 days AF

    ovCF4BX.gif= 150 days AF

    XuLBK3H.gif= 200 days AF
    LhVanBB.gif= 250 days AF

    ZTUGgtp.gif = 300 days AF

    fGf2Cn9.gif = 365 days AF

    r2w5HsL.gif= Target reached

    nGGw29x.gif = Target beaten


    Totals - end March


    Arkers 68/TF NHnXnvi.gif

    Arsenalbarnie 12/100
    Barny1979 87/266 NHnXnvi.gif

    bestlifenow 36/250
    cathybird 73/260 NHnXnvi.gif
    Glenda 87/300 NHnXnvi.gif
    GreenKaren 58/200 NHnXnvi.gif
    Honey Bear 90/365 NHnXnvi.gif
    loveasale 69/250 NHnXnvi.gif
    maggiem 58/183 NHnXnvi.gif

    Maman 42/TF

    Niknak 45/265
    PriceySOS 58/TF NHnXnvi.gif
    Pollyanna 58/183 NHnXnvi.gif
    rosy10 81/300 NHnXnvi.gif
    Shaggy 71/250 NHnXnvi.gif

    SukeyBoo 43/150

    Wanna Bee Free 24/150
    :jALL WELCOME TO JOIN!!:j
    10 in Save 12K: £10,143.27/£12K. Dec NSDs: 1/15 Tilly: £3,943.93
    Dec AFDs: 2/21 2020 AFDs: 314/300 D: 85 2019: 310/260
  • Season_of_MistSeason_of_Mist Forumite
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    I am 7/27 as of today, thank you.
  • loveasaleloveasale Forumite
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    Morning all ,, drank sat and sun ,,
    So very excited to see house later,,, will let you know , thank you for your good wishes xx
    Please put me down for SNC 5 please , I don’t know how you do all the admin , but I’m glad you do !
    5/18 1/5
    :money: I will never be rich but I'm happy :rotfl:
  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    Back on the wagon today . This week I'm going to get my first smiley then there'll be a gap as I'm away next week. Plenty of month left though.:)


    Thanks for the new thread. Amazing how many posts we've managed! And more importantly how many AF days!!:D


    5/10 AFDs please Shaggy and 1/4 for the SNC.
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