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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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    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 13th Jan 18, 12:26 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon,
    13 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 13th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
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    scatterbrain109
    Hi Shaggy
    Can you please put me down for 13/31

    Have a great Saturday

    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
    • Mudbath
    • By Mudbath 13th Jan 18, 3:57 PM
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    10/20 for me please.

    Thanks for the list Shaggy...seeing my first emoji for this month is ridiculously motivating
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Jan 18, 5:02 PM
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    Some great scores coming in this month.


    I felt a bit fluey yesterday (much better today) and thought if I'm feeling headachy and can't taste much what's the point in drinking!


    8 AFDs please Shaggy.
    • New Me
    • By New Me 13th Jan 18, 5:33 PM
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    Out this afternoon to listen to some live music in the pub, then early tea. I was not exactly worried, but more aware it's the first I've been out without drinking. All went fine on soft drinks.

    13/31 thanks
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 14th Jan 18, 12:43 AM
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    14/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 14th Jan 18, 8:25 AM
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    Morning all, 14/21 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: 23/21. 2018 AFDs: 149/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 46,286.38 Paid off: 150
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 14th Jan 18, 9:53 AM
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    Baileysonice
    14/19 please
    • New Me
    • By New Me 14th Jan 18, 10:23 AM
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    New Me
    Day 14!!!! What a difference 2 weeks makes. Up at 7 this morning, yoga then run down to the supermarket for a few things. Breakfast then dinner prepped and off out. Previously I'd have been asleep till after 10 then like a half shut knife for the rest of the day.

    14/31 please
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 14th Jan 18, 1:05 PM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    10/21

    Trying to go through to Saturday AF.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 14th Jan 18, 1:10 PM
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    like a half shut knife for the rest of the day
    Originally posted by New Me
    Very well phrased New Me
    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: 23/21. 2018 AFDs: 149/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 46,286.38 Paid off: 150
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 14th Jan 18, 1:32 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon everyone,
    14 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 14th Jan 18, 6:42 PM
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    scatterbrain109
    Happy Sunday everyone

    Shaggy, I now have 14/31 in the bag.

    I think I get a new hoppy jumpy thingy. Sorry, I don't know the technical terms for your thingies.

    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
    • Mudbath
    • By Mudbath 14th Jan 18, 7:13 PM
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    Mudbath
    11/20 please...some fab totals this month
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 15th Jan 18, 12:20 AM
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    Interesting that although very few new people are here for Dry January in comparison to last year, the figures of those that are doing it are looking very good.

    15/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • New Me
    • By New Me 15th Jan 18, 7:12 AM
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    New Me
    15/31 please
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 15th Jan 18, 8:46 AM
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    Baileysonice
    15/19 please
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 15th Jan 18, 8:51 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 15/21 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: 23/21. 2018 AFDs: 149/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 46,286.38 Paid off: 150
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 15th Jan 18, 9:14 AM
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    7/14 for today please Shaggy
    • maman
    • By maman 15th Jan 18, 11:33 AM
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    maman
    Interesting that although very few new people are here for Dry January in comparison to last year, the figures of those that are doing it are looking very good.

    15/31 please, Shaggy.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear

    I've noticed how many have been dry to date although they've not planned to do the month.


    Not sure what's happening here today so won't call yet.
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