Giving Up/Cutting Down Alcohol Thread part 18

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  • maman
    maman Posts: 28,673 Forumite
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    edited 20 April at 11:19PM
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    Out dancing and driving tonight so 
    12/10 AFDs please @cathybird
  • lantanna
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    10/15 please
  • leftatthetrafficlights
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    Early call, 21/24 for me please 😁
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  • cathybird
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    edited 22 April at 1:02PM
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    April

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    April targets

    AllNightDiner 9/16  image 


    alt80 3/TF


    Arkers TF

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    dustydigger 3/24

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    marahouti 25


    oceandreamer 6/20

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    sukeyboo 9/10   image 

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    WBF 5/10


    Newcomers welcome! :)

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  • oceandreamer
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    Hello everyone
    I just checked how many days I'd posted this month - not good!  I have counted up and have a grand total of 6 AFDs so far this month (2 of which were yesterday and today). I have slipped right back into my old habits and have seriously wondered how much control I actually have over my drinking.  Still, I've come back here because I do know that I'm more accountable here than in my 'real' life.  I'm actually a little bit scared that I can't really stop drinking - or rather that I can't just have a drink or two (which I definitely can't - once I start I can't stop).  Anyhow sorry for rambling but I am trying yet again.  6/20 please Cathybird
  • maman
    maman Posts: 28,673 Forumite
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    Just a thought @oceandreamer but I found it helpful to set myself some ground rules at the start. Mine are not drinking on 'ordinary' days. For me that translates into having a drink at weekends and occasions when I go out with friends, birthdays, holidays, having people round. It does depend on your lifestyle but that works for me. I also find I prefer a low target and beating it (if possible). 😊
  • Season_of_Mist
    Season_of_Mist Posts: 417 Forumite
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    21/28 for me please cathybird. Had a couple of socials planned this month but both have cancelled, so it has unexpectedly been AF so far.


  • leftatthetrafficlights
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    Declaring early - 22/24 please 😁
    Tilly Tidy Fund 2024: £80.86/£100

    Weight loss challenge 2024:
    4/24lbs
    1st quarter starting weight: 9st 13.1lb
    2nd quarter starting weight: 9st 9.2lb
    3rd quarter starting weight: 
    4th quarter starting weight:

    GC 2024 - Annual Target: £2712- Running total:£764.12/£2712
    Monthly Target: £226
    Jan: £74.12; Feb: £300; Mar: £190; Apr: £200; May: £; Jun: £; Jul: £; Aug: £; Sep: £; Oct: £; Nov: £; Dec: £


  • RobM99
    RobM99 Posts: 2,531 Forumite
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    Hello everyone
    I just checked how many days I'd posted this month - not good!  I have counted up and have a grand total of 6 AFDs so far this month (2 of which were yesterday and today). I have slipped right back into my old habits and have seriously wondered how much control I actually have over my drinking.  Still, I've come back here because I do know that I'm more accountable here than in my 'real' life.  I'm actually a little bit scared that I can't really stop drinking - or rather that I can't just have a drink or two (which I definitely can't - once I start I can't stop).  Anyhow sorry for rambling but I am trying yet again.  6/20 please Cathybird
    This sounds like me three years ago. I was really not in a good place as far as alcohol was concerned. (I have posted this before, but maybe you haven't seen it. I'm sure most of the others have). I was at a stage where I would be at the local convenience store at 10 past 8 in the morning because it opened at 8:00 and sold alcohol. At this point, I was beginning to think maybe this is out of control. So one Monday morning in Easter  2021 I decided no, no more. I'll give it up. Now my thinking is that if somebody wants to give up whether it's drinking alcohol, gambling, whatever, they need to find their own reasons to do so. Not someone else's. Not something off the Internet but their own reasons. I want to stop drinking because... it works for me. The only time I drink now is it on holiday abroad and I've now had 1090 days alcohol-free at home in a row. So it can be done if I can do it. Anyone can.!

    22 for me please.
    Now not a gainfully employed bassist.
  • maman
    maman Posts: 28,673 Forumite
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    13/10 AFDs please@cathybird 
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