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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 8th Jan 14, 12:18 PM
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    The Giving Up/ Cutting Down alcohol support thread - number 13
    • #1
    • 8th Jan 14, 12:18 PM
    The Giving Up/ Cutting Down alcohol support thread - number 13 8th Jan 14 at 12:18 PM
    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

    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 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!

    Last edited by shaggydoo; 08-01-2014 at 12:30 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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    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 9th Mar 17, 8:49 PM
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    6/16 for me please
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 9th Mar 17, 8:57 PM
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    7/22 please

    Thank you.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 9th Mar 17, 10:50 PM
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    Sorry got my numbers wrong....should be 5/16
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • loveasale
    • By loveasale 9th Mar 17, 11:47 PM
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    A heavy weekend ahead with girls night out and birthday parties but at least I'm 7/16
    I will never be rich but I'm happy
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 10th Mar 17, 8:05 AM
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    Good morning,
    7 AFD please Shaggy.
    Arkers x
    • Eltee12
    • By Eltee12 10th Mar 17, 10:09 AM
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    Morning All

    6/21 please


    2018 AFD 23/240
    2018 CCC #11 38.40/250
    Mortgage-free since 2013

    Debt-free since Nov 2017
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 10th Mar 17, 11:04 AM
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    Morning all. 8/21 for me thanks.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 1,232.59/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    Apr AFDs: 17/21. 2018 AFDs: 91/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 8/2/18: 30,626.56 27,608.93. Paid off: 3017.63
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 10th Mar 17, 2:12 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : March 2017
    March 2017
    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    Alcohol Free Days
    Arkers 7/TF
    CathyBird 8/21

    CoastalChick 1/26

    CuppaTea 6/16

    Dansmam 2/31

    DebJay 6/16

    DizzyImp 1/25




    GreenKaren 8/20

    Honey Bear
    LoveASale 7/16

    Poor Single Lady 7/22


    ScatterBrain 4/25

    Shaggy 4/17

    SukeyBoo 5/12

    WBF 1/10

    WJN222 2/10

    Everyone Welcome! It's never too late to join....

    Please highlight your AFDs in Red

    Don't hesitate to let me know if I've made a mistake!
    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.
    • Freysmum
    • By Freysmum 10th Mar 17, 5:44 PM
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    Evening Shaggy and everyone 9/27 for me so far but it's Friday, I don't have to work over the weekend and my daughter is at a sleepover so there will be a few cheeky glasses of wine later as I'm catching up with some friends. I'm quite tired tho and would quite happily stay in and laze on the sofa instead, lol how antisocial do I sound!! Will be fine once I'm out I'm sure
    Mortgage 04/2018 28,000
    MFW #81 4,440/8000
    EF savings 14,900/20,000
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 10th Mar 17, 10:58 PM
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    8/24 AFDs today
    • fakeplastictwee
    • By fakeplastictwee 11th Mar 17, 10:09 PM
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    4/20 for Thursday just gone. Haven't been AF this weekend so far. :/ Did go for a run though.
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 12th Mar 17, 8:46 AM
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    9/22 for today

    Day at home. Much needed.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 12th Mar 17, 11:06 AM
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    Green Karen
    11/20 AF for me as of last night.
    • debjay
    • By debjay 12th Mar 17, 2:40 PM
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    7/16 for tonight please.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 12th Mar 17, 3:30 PM
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    9/24 AFDs today
    • PriceySOS
    • By PriceySOS 12th Mar 17, 3:56 PM
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    9 please, Shaggy, ta
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 12th Mar 17, 8:29 PM
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    7/16 for me please
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • fakeplastictwee
    • By fakeplastictwee 12th Mar 17, 9:04 PM
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    5/20 tonight please shaggy
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 12th Mar 17, 9:36 PM
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    Evening everyone

    8/25 for me please Shaggydoo.

    This month is going to be tight, 22nd wedding anniversary on Wednesday. Perhaps I can stay AF for the day.
    I really love waking up the day after being AF, I feel so clear headed.

    Jo x
    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
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 13th Mar 17, 7:58 AM
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    Good morning everyone,

    8 AFD please.
    Arkers x
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