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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 29th Jul 17, 2:06 PM
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    The Cutting Down / Giving Up Booze Thread (Part 14)
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    • 29th Jul 17, 2:06 PM
    The Cutting Down / Giving Up Booze Thread (Part 14) 29th Jul 17 at 2:06 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

    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 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.

    Quote:
    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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    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 11th Jan 18, 7:35 PM
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    7/26 AFDs today
    • Mudbath
    • By Mudbath 11th Jan 18, 10:18 PM
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    8/20 for me please. Planning on an AF weekend so that should help me stay on track.
    • ManPants
    • By ManPants 12th Jan 18, 1:22 AM
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    Evening all.

    Still AF taking me to 4 AF so far this month and 3 consecutive.

    ManPants X
    Isa 1,2 & 3 Full & locked away for 3 years.
    Quidco cashback 1146.74
    Quit Smoking 63 months.
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 12th Jan 18, 7:39 AM
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    2/15 please - not doing very well but pleased I am subscribed to this thread which pops up daily in my e mails as a helpful reminder. Lots going on both personally and work wise and I have been reverting to old habits. Trying to sort out things and hope to be back on track soon. Very pleased to read of so many successes though, well done everyone
    • New Me
    • By New Me 12th Jan 18, 9:28 AM
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    New Me

    Good sleep again and apologies for TMI but the bowels have finally decided to sort themselves out
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    I'm taking coffee for that

    12/31 please Shaggy
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 12th Jan 18, 9:59 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Hey last year we collectively did a total of 3,745 days AFD. That's a lot of days - just over 10 years! Maybe that's a slightly weird way to look at it but I just felt the impulse to add it all up.
    Originally posted by cathybird
    Impressive, when you look at it that way. In the end, that'll be fewer problems for the NHS to have to sort out.

    Evening all.

    Still AF taking me to 4 AF so far this month and 3 consecutive.

    ManPants X
    Originally posted by ManPants
    Sorry, I forgot to say - Welcome back Manpants!

    12/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Mudbath
    • By Mudbath 12th Jan 18, 9:59 AM
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    9/20 for me please. Nearly the weekend
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 12th Jan 18, 10:32 AM
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    shaggydoo
    Hey last year we collectively did a total of 3,745 days AFD. That's a lot of days - just over 10 years! Maybe that's a slightly weird way to look at it but I just felt the impulse to add it all up.
    Originally posted by cathybird



    And

    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 12th Jan 18, 10:36 AM
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    Monthly Challenge : January 2018
    January 2018

    = 7 Days AF

    = 14 days AF

    = 21 days AF

    = 28 days AF

    = 31 days AF

    = Target Achieved

    = Target Beaten



    Alcohol Free Days
    Arkers 11/15

    BackFrmTheEdge 3/31
    BaileysOnIce 11/19
    Barny1979 7/26

    BeardedDez 6/16

    Castri09 /20
    CathyBird 11/21

    CuppaTea 4/17
    Eltee 7/20
    ElusiveLucy 11/25

    GreenKaren /10
    Honey Bear 12/31

    MaggieM 2/15

    Maman 6/10

    Manpants 4/TF
    Mudbath 9/20
    NewMe 12/31
    Nicnak 9/20

    Paspatur 1/31
    PollyAnna 7/19
    Poor Single Lady 8/21

    Pricey 3/22

    PurpleMumof2 3/14
    Scatterbrain 10/31

    Shaggy 3/17

    SlowDown /15

    SukeyBoo 6/14

    Stepuptotheplate 2/8

    TakingOneDay /31

    ThriftMonster 1/29

    Tallyhoh /31

    WBF 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.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 12th Jan 18, 11:00 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 12/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 2,437.63/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    June AFDs: 20/21. 2018 AFDs: 146/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 46,286.38 Paid off: 150
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 12th Jan 18, 11:10 AM
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    Impressive, when you look at it that way. In the end, that'll be fewer problems for the NHS to have to sort out.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    If there is an NHS, ha ha (a joke, but not really). I agree with shaggy tho, it's to us. There were 21 of us on the list so it averages out as roughly half a year off booze each. That's got to be a good thing!
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 2,437.63/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    June AFDs: 20/21. 2018 AFDs: 146/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 46,286.38 Paid off: 150
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Jan 18, 12:21 PM
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    maman
    Pleased with myself yesterday. I went out for lunch and stuck to water!


    7 AFDs please Shaggy.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 12th Jan 18, 3:33 PM
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    Good afternoon,
    12 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 12th Jan 18, 5:30 PM
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    9/21 going to have an early night.

    Going to the pub tommorow. I know at the moment I struggle to drink 2 days in a row. Not sure if it is winter but it feel so ropey on the third day even if the amount drank is quite small. So staying sober tonight.

    Ix pub visit London, 1x family birthday, 1x dinner best friend.

    Well done to all on dry January. Not easy. xx
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 12th Jan 18, 5:54 PM
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    12/19 please
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 12th Jan 18, 10:47 PM
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    5/18 please shaggy
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 12th Jan 18, 11:09 PM
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    Evening everyone
    Just checking in to confirm 12/31

    Here's hoping we all have a great weekend

    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
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 13th Jan 18, 8:57 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 13/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 2,437.63/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    June AFDs: 20/21. 2018 AFDs: 146/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 46,286.38 Paid off: 150
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 13th Jan 18, 11:37 AM
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    8/26 AFDs for yesterday
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 13th Jan 18, 12:10 PM
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    Baileysonice
    13/19 please
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