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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 13th Oct 18, 7:56 AM
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    Monthly Challenge : October 2018
    October 2018


    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days


    = 28 Days


    = 31 Days


    = Target Reached


    = Target Beaten



    AnnieG 5/21
    Arkers 12/TF
    Barney 13/25
    BestLifeNow 12/31

    Billy2Shots /21
    CathyBird 10/17

    CuppaTea 6/17

    Dilly /31
    Fabrab 11/30
    Glenda 12/21
    GreenKaren 12/31
    Honey Bear 13/31

    MaggieM 2/14

    Maman 6/10
    Miss P 10/22
    Nicnak 12/31

    Pricey 2/22

    Season of Mist 6/21
    Shaggydoo 11/21

    Sleepymans 5/20

    Sukeyboo 6/12

    WannaBeeFree 2/10





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

    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 14-10-2018 at 1:45 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.
    • GlendaSugarbean
    • By GlendaSugarbean 13th Oct 18, 8:16 AM
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    12/21 for me and aiming for two bouncy people at the weekend .

    Annie it sounds v stressful and a bit of a reset might well help. Can you replace with a positive habit? I've got back into drinking nice herbal teas (not the vaguely fruit flavoured ones but things like lavender and white tea).
    • bestlifenow
    • By bestlifenow 13th Oct 18, 8:31 AM
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    Good morning everyone.

    12/31 for October and 1/2 for the weekend, please.

    Weather's cold, wet and very windy here - hope everyone keeps safe and well this weekend.

    bln x
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 13th Oct 18, 8:55 AM
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    Hi all, 10/21 for today please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 9,366.16/12,000
    Dec AFDs: 11/21. 2018 AFDs: 291/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 3/12/18: 32,475.00 32,250 Paid off: 225
    • AnnieG
    • By AnnieG 13th Oct 18, 9:00 AM
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    Thanks, it is stressful but I also feel a little bit like I'm on holiday, no alarm clock so why not have a drink?
    I like fizzy water, and I like jasmine tea so I'll go and get some of that this morning. I feel rubbish, can't wait for a non hungover morning tomorrow!
    Say what you mean.. mean what you say... without being mean.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 13th Oct 18, 9:48 AM
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    (((Hugs))) AnnieG. The secret is not to have the first one. I know it sounds obvious, but I spent years thinking I would stop after one and I never, ever did. If you can get past the urge by drinking something else as Glenda SB suggests, or doing something else as Shaggy suggests, it will really help. When I stopped completely I used to go to bed really, really early and read - sometimes AF blogs, sometimes novels, sometimes books by women who had sobered up, sociology text books, whatever interested me that day. I spent a lot of time at my local library scouring the shelves for anything that would distract me, basically.



    13/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 13th Oct 18, 9:57 AM
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    Good morning,
    12 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 13th Oct 18, 10:13 AM
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    This little fella up for grabs

    Count me in for 5 for school night challenge please.
    1/2 for weekend challenge
    12/31 AF
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 13th Oct 18, 10:57 AM
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    Weekend Challenge 12th and 13th October
    BestLifeNow 1 /2
    FabRab 1/2
    Glenda 1/2
    GreenKaren 1 /2
    Niknac 1 /2
    Shaggy 1/2
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 14-10-2018 at 1:43 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 13th Oct 18, 10:58 AM
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    School Night Challenge 14/10/18 to 18/10/18
    Fabrab /5

    Green Karen /5

    Nicnak /5

    Shaggy /5



    This little fella up for grabs
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 14-10-2018 at 1:44 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 13th Oct 18, 11:01 AM
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    Monthly challenge updated at #2561 ^


    Well done to us all on those Friday AFDs..... :-D
    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 13th Oct 18, 6:11 PM
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    13/25 AFDs today
    • AnnieG
    • By AnnieG 13th Oct 18, 8:03 PM
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    I've had a sober Saturday and feel very happy about it. Almost got wine earlier but stopped myself and have had several cups of tea and some orange squash with fizzy water. 6/21 for me ��
    Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words, I think I need to acknowledge that drinking is problematic for me and really try and stop.

    ETA I'll go for the full 5 on next week's SNC please
    Last edited by AnnieG; 13-10-2018 at 8:05 PM.
    Say what you mean.. mean what you say... without being mean.
    • GlendaSugarbean
    • By GlendaSugarbean 13th Oct 18, 9:31 PM
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    Congratulations on a sober Saturday Annie, it's a hard day to not be drinking.
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 13th Oct 18, 9:46 PM
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    2/2 weekend challenge and 13/31 AF. Thanks.
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 13th Oct 18, 9:48 PM
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    Sober Saturday for me too as driving early in the morning.
    7/17.
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 14th Oct 18, 7:43 AM
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    Hi,

    14/31
    2/2 for me, please.

    XX
    September 6th 2017 - Updated 21st Oct
    Credit Card 0 now: 0 Tesco Loan 7500 = 0 Consolidation 15,000 = 10,580 Total = 25,330 10,812 59% gone EMF #252 = 775/1000
    Sealed pot challenge #024
    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #071
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 14th Oct 18, 11:30 AM
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    14/25 AFDs today
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 14th Oct 18, 11:55 AM
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    Well done, AnnieG. Every day that you don't drink is a victory. I'm convinced that the booze habit is even tougher to crack than cigarettes. You'll get there as long as you keep plugging away and racking up Victory Days. Each one makes the next one easier.


    14/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • AnnieG
    • By AnnieG 14th Oct 18, 12:04 PM
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    Thank you Honey Bear... to my shame I also restarted smoking while I was overseas because it was so cheap (a pound for 20 Marlboro lights). I only smoke when I drink so hope to get rid of 2 bad habits for the price of one!
    Say what you mean.. mean what you say... without being mean.
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