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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 8th Apr 19, 7:52 AM
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    Giving up/ Cutting Down Alcohol Thread Part 16
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    • 8th Apr 19, 7:52 AM
    Giving up/ Cutting Down Alcohol Thread Part 16 8th Apr 19 at 7:52 AM
    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 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
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 08-04-2019 at 8:03 AM.
    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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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 8th Apr 19, 8:11 AM
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:11 AM
    Yay!!! A shiny new thread
    15 in Save 12K: 4,634.39/12K. JNSDs: 7/10 YNSDs: 10/TF Tilly: 810.33
    July AFDs: 19/21 2019 AFDs: 176/260 2018: 303/260
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 8th Apr 19, 8:20 AM
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:20 AM
    School Night Challenge 7th April to 11th April
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:20 AM
    ArsenalBarnie 1/4

    Glenda /5
    GreenKaren 2/5
    LoveASale 1/5
    Maggie 1/4
    Maman 1/4
    Shaggy 1/5
    WBF 1/4
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 09-04-2019 at 10:36 AM.
    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 8th Apr 19, 8:21 AM
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:21 AM
    Monthly Challenge : April 2019
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:21 AM
    April 2019


    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days


    = 28 Days


    = 31 Days

    = Target Reached
    = Target Beaten



    AnnieG 5/18

    Arkers 6/10

    ArsenalBarnie 4/16

    Barney 6/26

    BestLifeNow /TF
    CathyBird 7/21

    CuppaTea 3/17
    Glenda 7/25
    GreenKaren 8/28
    Honey Bear 7/30

    LoveASale 5/18

    MaggieM 5/15

    Maman 5/10

    PollyAnna 3/15

    Pricey /23

    Rosy 5/28
    Season of Mist 7/27

    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!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 09-04-2019 at 10:40 AM.
    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 8th Apr 19, 8:23 AM
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:23 AM
    Monthly Challenge : March 2019
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:23 AM
    March 2019


    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days


    = 28 Days


    = 31 Days

    = Target Reached
    = Target Beaten



    AnnieG 22/20
    Arkers 22/10
    ArsenalBarnie 12/TF
    Barney 29/26
    BestLifeNow 17/TF
    CathyBird 27/21
    CuppaTea 16/17
    Glenda 30/28
    GreenKaren 13/13
    Honey Bear 31/31
    LoveASale 20/20
    MaggieM 21/20
    Maman 14/10
    PollyAnna 15/16
    PoorSingleLady 10/21
    Pricey 22/24
    Rosy 27/28
    Season of Mist 29/28
    Shaggydoo 13/21
    Sukeyboo 13/12

    TammyKitty 6/25
    WannaBeeFree 10/12





    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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 8th Apr 19, 8:24 AM
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:24 AM
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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.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 8th Apr 19, 8:32 AM
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    I might just repost the annual challenge then, just to be on the safe side?
    15 in Save 12K: 4,634.39/12K. JNSDs: 7/10 YNSDs: 10/TF Tilly: 810.33
    July AFDs: 19/21 2019 AFDs: 176/260 2018: 303/260
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 8th Apr 19, 8:35 AM
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:35 AM
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    Annual challenge 2019

    = 50 days AF

    = 100 days AF

    = 150 days AF

    = 200 days AF
    = 250 days AF

    = 300 days AF

    = 365 days AF

    = Target reached

    = Target beaten


    Totals - end March


    Arkers 68/TF


    Arsenalbarnie 12/100
    Barny1979 87/266

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

    Maman 42/TF

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

    SukeyBoo 43/150

    Wanna Bee Free 24/150

    ALL WELCOME TO JOIN!!
    Last edited by cathybird; 03-06-2019 at 9:55 AM.
    15 in Save 12K: 4,634.39/12K. JNSDs: 7/10 YNSDs: 10/TF Tilly: 810.33
    July AFDs: 19/21 2019 AFDs: 176/260 2018: 303/260
    • Season of Mist
    • By Season of Mist 8th Apr 19, 9:04 AM
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    • 8th Apr 19, 9:04 AM
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    • 8th Apr 19, 9:04 AM
    I am 7/27 as of today, thank you.
    • loveasale
    • By loveasale 8th Apr 19, 9:15 AM
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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
    I will never be rich but I'm happy
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Apr 19, 10:32 AM
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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!!


    5/10 AFDs please Shaggy and 1/4 for the SNC.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 8th Apr 19, 2:53 PM
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    Good afternoon everyone,
    6 please Shaggy
    I'm so happy that things seem to be going well with the new addition, she sounds adorable.
    Yipee shiny new thread!!
    Arkers x
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 8th Apr 19, 4:28 PM
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    Updated SNC and monthly challenge above ^
    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.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 8th Apr 19, 5:09 PM
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    Small dog is now renamed Layla, is aware that the word might have something to do with her because she hears it so often, and is conked out on the sofa again; the end of a clearly exhausting day for her. She's still far too interested in the cats, but I'm working on several different aspects of how to merge them all without it going disasterously wrong. Thank goodness for Cat Protection League videos and the internet.

    Don't forget to Subscribe to the new thread, fellow posters

    67.8 kgs, annoyingly.
    8/30 please, Shaggy, and many thanks for the shiny new thread.
    Keeping it AF
    • rosy10
    • By rosy10 8th Apr 19, 6:03 PM
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    found the new thread - was momentarily confused as to why there were 2. 8/28, please Shaggy. I'm loving the emojis for this month.

    I have family visiting this weekend so will break my no drinking at home rule for 1 night and hope it won't become the thin end of wedge!!!!!!!
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 8th Apr 19, 9:17 PM
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    1 more please Shaggy, 5/19 and thanks for the shiny new thread!

    Sleep well everyone!
    Save 12K in 2019 #12 - 7,250/12,000
    Cutting Down Alcohol: 52/150 J5|M10|A13|M10|F6|J8|2018:86|2017:106|2016:83
    • GlendaSugarbean
    • By GlendaSugarbean 9th Apr 19, 5:40 AM
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    Thank you for the new thread, Shaggy!

    8/25 for me today and 1/5 SNC.
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 9th Apr 19, 5:42 AM
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    Declaring early - no of course it's not because I will get a smiley!
    7/15 and 3SNC - thank you Smily and Cathybird for bringing new thread up to date. Hoping to stay AF tomorrow although in a hotel, always a temptation to have a glass of wine with dinner and then on hols for a few days but I will keep reading and posting as otherwise it is too easy to get back into the habit of a drink, even if not much, nightly. It's amazing that I seem to acquire bad habits much more easily than good ones.

    Good luck with the house viewing lovasale - hope it is want you want.

    Lovely to hear how Layla is settling in - she sounds great fun. I love the way dogs can suddenly decide something is scary having been quite happy with stairs previously. Ours is getting older, he is snoring comfortably near me now but you wouldn't think it when he is on a walk doing circles at what feels like 90mph!
    • GlendaSugarbean
    • By GlendaSugarbean 9th Apr 19, 6:13 AM
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    And now subscribed
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 9th Apr 19, 7:19 AM
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    Morning all, 8/21 for me today please
    15 in Save 12K: 4,634.39/12K. JNSDs: 7/10 YNSDs: 10/TF Tilly: 810.33
    July AFDs: 19/21 2019 AFDs: 176/260 2018: 303/260
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