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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread (Part 15)
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    • 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread (Part 15) 30th Jan 18 at 2:46 PM
    Hi Guys,

    Sadly we lost our thread and I don't personally keep a private record of others AFDs so all data on the old thread is gone.

    I've decided I'm going to bow out for a while as I'm actually pretty busy here in RL. And my life is about to get really hectic as I'm moving home....Also it will be hard to have challenges if data is getting lost. Sorry guys.

    ....It's been great...maybe I'll be back in a few months...

    Ta Ta For Now.

    Shaggyx


    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
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 24-07-2018 at 7:37 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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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 14th Sep 18, 2:57 PM
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    School Night Challenge 09/09/18 to 13/09/18
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    Last edited by shaggydoo; 17-09-2018 at 8:49 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 14th Sep 18, 3:00 PM
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    School Night Challenge 16/09/18 to 20/09/18
    Shaggy /5

    WBF /4



    Anyone else?

    This little fella is up for grabs....
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 15-09-2018 at 8:55 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 14th Sep 18, 3:08 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : September 2018
    September 2018


    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days


    = 28 Days


    = 30 Days


    = Target Reached


    = Target Beaten



    Arkers 11/TF
    Barney 12/25
    BestLifeNow 12/28
    Billy2Shots 11/30
    CathyBird 14/21

    CuppaTea 5/TF

    Doshwaster 5/25
    Fabrab 12/26
    Glenda 13/25

    GreenKaren 1/14
    Honey Bear 14/30

    MaggieM 3/14

    Maman 7/10
    Miss P 11/22

    Pricey 4 /22

    PurpleJay 4/15
    Shaggydoo 7/21
    Sukeyboo 8/12

    WannaBeeFree 5/10



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

    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 17-09-2018 at 8:56 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.
    • DelightedMum
    • By DelightedMum 14th Sep 18, 4:58 PM
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    Originally posted by shaggydoo

    Look at them go! Well done everyone
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    • DelightedMum
    • By DelightedMum 14th Sep 18, 5:00 PM
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    Shaggy /5

    WBF /4



    Anyone else?

    This little fella is up for grabs....
    Originally posted by shaggydoo
    Oh how quickly I forget Homer Put me down for 5 please Shaggy
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    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 14th Sep 18, 10:21 PM
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    An easier one for me tonight 5/10 and 4 stars next week please Shaggy.

    Love those dancing Homers!
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    Cutting Down Alcohol: November 1/10 October 5/10 September 15/10
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 15th Sep 18, 6:37 AM
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    Morning all, 14/21 for me today thanks.
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 15th Sep 18, 6:40 AM
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    That's good news on the builders Shaggy - the constant chaos and even just having people in the house all the time can really wear you down
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    • GlendaSugarbean
    • By GlendaSugarbean 15th Sep 18, 7:25 AM
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    Morning all! Total today is...

    13/25
    • bestlifenow
    • By bestlifenow 15th Sep 18, 7:39 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    12/28 for me, please.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 15th Sep 18, 8:55 AM
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    School Night Challenge 16/09/18 to 20/09/18
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    Shaggy /5

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    Anyone else?

    This little fella is up for grabs....
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 17-09-2018 at 8:53 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 15th Sep 18, 9:01 AM
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    That's good news on the builders Shaggy - the constant chaos and even just having people in the house all the time can really wear you down
    Originally posted by cathybird



    5 and a half months but it should be less hassle from here.



    What's left? A door to swing Monday, an electrician to fix some lighting (as yet unspecified date) and a carpet layer to lay vinyl in two bathrooms next Saturday....


    After that it's decorating (and a bit of carpeting) which we are doing ourselves at our own pace....


    It's been stressful...however the quality of the work is good (albeit slow!)....7 weeks over estimate...
    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 15th Sep 18, 9:03 AM
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    Weekend Challenge 14th and 15th September
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    Last edited by shaggydoo; 17-09-2018 at 8:40 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 15th Sep 18, 9:05 AM
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    Amazingly I jumped on the wagon last night- sister whatsapped me and we ended up chatting until quarter past 11 at which point I poured some tonic into a glass and then I thought nooooooo..


    So an AF Friday....
    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 15th Sep 18, 10:51 AM
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    Having builders around for that length of time would drive anyone to drink, Shaggy. We've got three big and beefy plumbers replacing our boiler which is majorly disruptive - they've taken over the kitchen (obviously), the dining room, the yard, the back alley and the sundeck. We're using a bit of money from the sale of a tiny holiday chalet to pay for it, so part of the budget was eating out in the evenings, rather than trying to cook in the chaos. After three nights of fabby food (the best pub food ever) I got the Co-0p meal deal which was all ding cuisine apart from the steaks OH dealt with. Best workmen in the house strategy ever but it wouldn't work for seven months!

    They left copper pipe stains on the carpet, CH radiator gunk on the new carpets in the two letting rooms and have yet to finish the boxing around where the new boiler is and where the old boiler was. HOWEVER, we really, really like all three of them, and as long as I keep them charged with buckets of tea and coffee, with packets of biscuits coming out of their ears, they've been a pleasure to have in the house. The lodger has settled for a fan heater and hot water bottle in his freezing cold room with a cheerful attitude and that helps a lot.

    OH locks himself away in hid eyrie which means I get to make all of the decisions, and I do work that can be interruppted every 15 minutes and accept that I won't be able to concentrate on anything for a week. The male cat and dog both think they're plumbers mates, and the guys have been great about them. The female cat settles for supervising the lodger's washing up. I kid you not - they're the most sexist animals I've ever come across but they're having a great time.

    15/30 please.
    Keeping it AF
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 15th Sep 18, 11:39 AM
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    13/25 AFDs today
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 16th Sep 18, 6:42 AM
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    5 and a half months but it should be less hassle from here.

    What's left? A door to swing Monday, an electrician to fix some lighting (as yet unspecified date) and a carpet layer to lay vinyl in two bathrooms next Saturday....

    After that it's decorating (and a bit of carpeting) which we are doing ourselves at our own pace....

    It's been stressful...however the quality of the work is good (albeit slow!)....7 weeks over estimate...
    Originally posted by shaggydoo

    That sounds not too bad considering - you must be relieved to be close to the end, I guess, Shaggy? ... Decorating can be quite fun, especially if you can do it after the stress levels have gone down Seven weeks is not great but at least it's nearly done and I hope worth it!
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 16th Sep 18, 6:43 AM
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    Morning all, 15/21 for me today please
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 6,732.53/12,000
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    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 40,700.00 Paid off: 5,736.38
    • DelightedMum
    • By DelightedMum 16th Sep 18, 8:13 AM
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    Good morning all

    12 please Shaggy and I did my 1 on the weekend challenge

    Miss P
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 16th Sep 18, 8:23 AM
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    16/30 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
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