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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 8th Apr 19, 8:52 AM
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    Giving up/ Cutting Down Alcohol Thread Part 16
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:52 AM
    Giving up/ Cutting Down Alcohol Thread Part 16 8th Apr 19 at 8:52 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 9:03 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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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 20th Oct 19, 11:27 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Weighed myself this morning and very surprisingly I'm down to 64.8 from 65+kgs, so that doens't make any kind of sense!

    20/31 please, Shaggy.
    Last edited by Honey Bear; 04-11-2019 at 9:52 AM.
    Keeping it AF
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 20th Oct 19, 3:01 PM
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    Barny1979
    17/26 AFDs today
    2013 - 313 AFDs, 2014 - 289 AFDs, 2015 - 321 AFDs, 2016 - 276 AFDs, 2017 - 276 AFDs, 2018 - 240 AFDs 2019 - 237 AFDs up to end of October
    MFW Challenge 2019 - 1,272.46/1809
    • loveasale
    • By loveasale 20th Oct 19, 7:22 PM
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    Did lots of gardening today 16/20 1SNC
    I will never be rich but I'm happy
    • Season of Mist
    • By Season of Mist 20th Oct 19, 9:05 PM
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    Season of Mist
    Some very decent totals on here for this month.

    20/30 please Shaggy.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 21st Oct 19, 1:29 AM
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    cathybird
    Hi all, it's 17/21 for me today.
    15 in Save 12K: 9,289.12/12K. NNSDs: 8/10 Tilly: 5,011.42
    November AFDs: 14/21 2019 AFDs: 272/260 2018: 303/260
    • marahouti
    • By marahouti 21st Oct 19, 8:27 AM
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    marahouti
    Good morning all. X
    16/21 monthly challenge and1/5 SNC please Shaggy. Thank you. X
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 21st Oct 19, 9:44 AM
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    Arkers
    Good morning everyone,
    16 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 21st Oct 19, 9:59 AM
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    cathybird
    Just wanted to say, this is the first holiday I've had where I've really managed to make AFDs part of the plan, and actually it's quite nice! I feel the better for it. This thread has so obviously done me a power of good over the years and months, you know? ...
    15 in Save 12K: 9,289.12/12K. NNSDs: 8/10 Tilly: 5,011.42
    November AFDs: 14/21 2019 AFDs: 272/260 2018: 303/260
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 21st Oct 19, 10:56 AM
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    shaggydoo
    School Night Challenge 20th October to 24th October
    LoveASale 1/5
    Mara 1/5

    Shaggy /4

    Anybody Else?
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 23-10-2019 at 4:53 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 21st Oct 19, 11:00 AM
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    shaggydoo
    Monthly Challenge : October 2019
    October 2019


    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days


    = 28 Days


    = 31 Days

    = Target Reached
    = Target Beaten





    Annie 15/18
    Arkers 16/TF
    ArsenalBarnie 10/15
    Barney 17/26
    CathyBird 17/21

    Cuppa /17
    Honey Bear 20/31
    LoveASale 16/20

    LupusLou 1/31

    MaggieM 1/10
    Maman 9/10
    Marahouti 16/21

    Polly 2/TF
    Pricey 11/23
    Season of Mist 20/30

    SlowDown /24
    Shaggydoo 11/21
    Sukeyboo 10/12

    WannaBeeFree 2/10



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

    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 23-10-2019 at 4:54 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.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 21st Oct 19, 5:40 PM
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    Barny1979
    18/26 AFDs today
    2013 - 313 AFDs, 2014 - 289 AFDs, 2015 - 321 AFDs, 2016 - 276 AFDs, 2017 - 276 AFDs, 2018 - 240 AFDs 2019 - 237 AFDs up to end of October
    MFW Challenge 2019 - 1,272.46/1809
    • loveasale
    • By loveasale 21st Oct 19, 8:58 PM
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    loveasale
    Happy to report ,,,,
    17/20 2SNC
    I will never be rich but I'm happy
    • maman
    • By maman 21st Oct 19, 10:42 PM
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    maman
    At last, an AF day.

    10/10 AFDs please Shaggy
    • marahouti
    • By marahouti 22nd Oct 19, 7:25 AM
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    marahouti
    17/21 and 2/5 SNC please Shaggy. Thank you
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 22nd Oct 19, 9:30 AM
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    sukeyboo
    Was AF yesterday and declaring early for today too so that takes me to 12/12 please Shaggy
    • arsenalbarnie
    • By arsenalbarnie 22nd Oct 19, 9:30 AM
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    arsenalbarnie
    Morning. Am away at the moment so no more afds to report.
    Total weight lost 24lbs. Afds Sept 11/15 Oct 14/15 Nov /15
    Weight loss challenge 2/10
    • loveasale
    • By loveasale 22nd Oct 19, 11:22 AM
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    loveasale
    Have woken up with a big black cloud over my head ,,,
    Feel really bad about the BF situation today
    Just wish the pain would go away !
    I will never be rich but I'm happy
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 22nd Oct 19, 11:36 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Sorry to hear today's not a good day, Love a Sale. There were always going to be days like today, but you will get through this and come out the other side a stronger woman. There are decent people out there, even if the last frog you kissed turned out to be just a frog.

    22/31 please, Shaggy.
    Last edited by Honey Bear; 23-10-2019 at 9:43 AM.
    Keeping it AF
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 22nd Oct 19, 1:03 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon everyone,
    17 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • maman
    • By maman 22nd Oct 19, 2:18 PM
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    maman
    It's still early days loveasale. Hopefully better days round the corner. Sending you positive vibes. What've you been doing with yourself? Distraction can work wonders.

    No drinking planned for today.

    11/10 AFDs please Shaggy.
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