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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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    • AnnieG
    • By AnnieG 11th Jan 19, 9:44 PM
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    7/15 for me today and 1/2 on the weekend challenge.
    I had an interview for a job in China today, and also thinknive picked up 4-6 weeks temp work. Let's hope things are looking up.

    Feeling very pleased with myself as I really fancied a glass of wine this evening, gave myself permission and then realised that I really wanted to meet my target, so I didn't ����
    Say what you mean.. mean what you say... without being mean.
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 11th Jan 19, 11:52 PM
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    I’m up to 11/16 for the month, did 5/5 for the SNC and up to 1/2 for the weekend challenge. Please put me down for 5 for next week’s SNC.

    I have rediscovered rubicon, the fizzy water type rather than the one full of sugar. I only used to buy it when on offer even though I love the stuff and so just bought it at full whack (1.60) yesterday. I never treat myself to anything, but then didn’t think twice about yet another bottle of wine!

    I decided to wait till my girls went to their dad’s tonight before doing my run. Usually I do it when they are at school on a Friday as I’m off. I figured this would break up the, “oh they’re gone. Right, telly and wine!” And it did. After a run, all I want is water and it broke the habit. Spent all evening doing spreadsheets and watching diet programmes on catch up tv.

    Now just tomorrow to get through, but I honestly found today a lot easier than I thought I would!
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    • maman
    • By maman 11th Jan 19, 11:57 PM
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    Well done pollyanna! Really pleased for you.
    • GlendaSugarbean
    • By GlendaSugarbean 12th Jan 19, 7:26 AM
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    That's great Pollyanna

    12/25 for me and can I sign up for 2 weekend nights and 5 SNC?

    DH also on 5 AF days in a row
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 12th Jan 19, 9:33 AM
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    Well done Pollyanna and also AnnieG - a job in China, really? That sounds incredibly exciting!

    11/21 for me today thanks.
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    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 12th Jan 19, 11:25 AM
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    Good morning everyone,
    12 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 12th Jan 19, 11:55 AM
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    Hi,
    11 for me so far. I would call early for 12, but just deciding if I could have one glass or not. x
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    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
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    • rosy10
    • By rosy10 12th Jan 19, 1:52 PM
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    Popping back to report 12/31, thanks Shaggy. Calling early today .
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Jan 19, 1:54 PM
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    Good news on the job front annie. I'm intrigued by the job in China.


    I'm calling in now as I don't want to get side-tracked later. It'll be much easier than being AF at home as I'll be driving and dancing. Determined not to give in when I get back.


    8/10 AFDs please Shaggy and 1 for the weekend challenge.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 12th Jan 19, 2:37 PM
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    Well done pollyanna! Really pleased for you.
    Originally posted by maman

    Me too - well done Polly


    I put on no xms pounds this December - never happened before - I usually put on 3 or 4 pounds in December - and have even gained half a stone.

    And I've lost another pound since NY....


    ...pleased with myself...
    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 19, 2:40 PM
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    School Night Challenge 06/1/19 to 10/1/19
    Glenda 5/5
    Green Karen 5/5
    Maggie 4/4
    Maman 4/4
    Nicnak 5/5
    PollyAnna 5/5
    ShaggyDoo 5/5

    Tammy /5
    WBF 3/5
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 14-01-2019 at 1:25 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 12th Jan 19, 2:43 PM
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    Weekend Challenge 11th and 12th January 2019
    Annie 1/2

    Cathy /2

    Glenda /2

    Green Karen /2
    Maggie 1/2
    Maman 1/1
    Polly 1/2
    Shaggy 1 /2
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 14-01-2019 at 1:27 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 12th Jan 19, 2:48 PM
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    School Night Challenge 13/1/19 to 17/1/19
    Glenda /5

    Maggie /5

    Maman /3

    Polly /5

    Shaggy /5

    WBF /4

    Anyone else?
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 14-01-2019 at 1:29 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 12th Jan 19, 2:50 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : January 2019
    January 2019


    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days


    = 28 Days


    = 31 Days


    = Target Reached


    = Target Beaten



    AnnieG 7/15
    Arkers 12/15
    Barney 11/25

    BestLifeNow /TF
    CathyBird 11/21

    CuppaTea 5/18

    FabRab /31
    Glenda 12/25
    GreenKaren 10/30

    HeleJenkins /29
    Honey Bear 11/31

    MaggieM 5/15
    Maman 8/10
    Nicnak 11/28
    PollyAnna 11/16
    Pricey 8/18
    Rosy 12/31


    Season of Mist /28
    Shaggydoo 10/21

    Sukeyboo 6/15

    Sunwise 3/21

    TammyKitty 5/26

    WannaBeeFree 4/14





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

    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 14-01-2019 at 1:32 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.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 12th Jan 19, 3:34 PM
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    12/25 AFDs today
    2013 - 313 AFDs, 2014 - 289 AFDs, 2015 - 321 AFDs, 2016 - 276 AFDs, 2017 - 276 AFDs, 2018 - 240 AFDs
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Jan 19, 3:53 PM
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    Me too - well done Polly


    I put on no xms pounds this December - never happened before - I usually put on 3 or 4 pounds in December - and have even gained half a stone.

    And I've lost another pound since NY....


    ...pleased with myself...
    Originally posted by shaggydoo
    Well done shaggy . That's great news.

    I thought I'd done well just gaining a pound. It's amazing what making good choices achieves.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 12th Jan 19, 6:20 PM
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    Barny, I've just worked out you've got an average of 286 AFDs per year, which is impressive!!! I noticed you put it in your signature - I do that, I find it helps - it acts as a constant reminder.
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    • wintersunshine
    • By wintersunshine 12th Jan 19, 9:45 PM
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    Impressive numbers in your signature Barney
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    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 12th Jan 19, 10:04 PM
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    Calling 12/16 and 2/2 for the weekend challenge please.

    I'm still not finding it as difficult as I thought I would, but I am finding that I'm a bit bored, scratching around for stuff to do. I should be out raring to go when I don't have the girls, but I don't know what to do.

    I'm also feeling more tired that I thought I would as well.

    I'm drinking a lot of tea though and found flavoured lemonade in Tesco today.
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    • Season of Mist
    • By Season of Mist 13th Jan 19, 6:08 AM
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    Two non-AF days so far for me, I am up to 10/28 this month.
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