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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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    • Season of Mist
    • By Season of Mist 13th Jan 19, 6:22 AM
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    Oh I meant to ask if anyone else watched the documentary on C5 a couple of nights ago (think it was Thurs or Fri), I can’t recall the exact title, it was similar to ‘Drinking & Me’. C5 can be a little schlocky and sensational with some of their programmes but this was quite measured and not really exploitative. Even so, some of the stories were just awful to hear. Some of the people on there had been, by their own account, ‘drinking to die’ and I am just amazed they didn’t succeed. One guy on there started drinking as soon as he woke up and had consumed a whole bottle of vodka by 9am, then just accelerated from there. He estimated that he drank 1,000 units a week at that stage! Some of the stories really were a tough listen.
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 13th Jan 19, 7:45 AM
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    maggiem
    6/15 and 2SNC please.

    Brilliant news both Shaggy and Maman about no or very little gain over Christmas. I can't say the same - cue strict eating and drinking regime now - but very encouraging to know it can be done.
    • GlendaSugarbean
    • By GlendaSugarbean 13th Jan 19, 8:32 AM
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    13/25 and 2/2 today please

    I'll look out that documentary Maggie, sounds interesting
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 13th Jan 19, 8:46 AM
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    Honey Bear
    For a treat some of the Feverfew drinks are good but expensive.
    Originally posted by maggiem
    But nowhere near as expensive as booze, so treat yourself. Having something you enjoy drinking makes all the difference.

    Good luck with the job hunting, Annie G with the temporary job. China sounds v. exciting. Great motivation, having a target - it's why posting really works because it keeps us accountable.

    So pleased you found a way around booze o'clock, Pollyanna, with the running. Excellent idea, making yourself want water and you can feel so doubly virtuous!

    Well done, Shaggy, not putting on any over Christmas. I'm getting nowhere at the moment, so I knonw it's because you've denied yourself goodies. Well done.

    13/31 for me please.#
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 13th Jan 19, 8:50 AM
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    Morning all, 12/21 for me please.
    15 in Save 12K: -£2,676.11/£12K. MNSDs: 8/12 YNSDs: 25/TF Tilly: £375.54
    Mar AFDs: 19/21 2019 AFDs: 65/260 2018: 303/260
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 13th Jan 19, 8:51 AM
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    SeasonofMist, I didn't see that documentary either but will look it up now, thanks for the tip.
    15 in Save 12K: -£2,676.11/£12K. MNSDs: 8/12 YNSDs: 25/TF Tilly: £375.54
    Mar AFDs: 19/21 2019 AFDs: 65/260 2018: 303/260
    Mortgage 1/1/19: £31,950.00 £28,725.00 Paid off: £3,225
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 13th Jan 19, 8:54 AM
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    Nicnak
    Hi all,

    Hope sunday dread isn't creeping in too much for anyone.
    12 for me, please. I'll call 13 tonight before I go to bed. x
    September 6th 2017 - Updated February 2019
    Credit Card £0 now: £0 Dad £1500 = £1000 Consolidation £15,000 = £9,960 Total = £25,330 £10,960 59% gone EMF #252 = £100/£1000
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    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #071
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 13th Jan 19, 12:15 PM
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    Barny1979
    13/25 AFDs today
    2013 - 313 AFDs, 2014 - 289 AFDs, 2015 - 321 AFDs, 2016 - 276 AFDs, 2017 - 276 AFDs, 2018 - 240 AFDs
    MFW Challenge 2019 - £200/£1809
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 13th Jan 19, 12:46 PM
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    cathybird
    Hi all,

    Hope sunday dread isn't creeping in too much for anyone.
    Originally posted by Nicnak
    Not for me - I'm at work today already
    15 in Save 12K: -£2,676.11/£12K. MNSDs: 8/12 YNSDs: 25/TF Tilly: £375.54
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    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 13th Jan 19, 5:00 PM
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    Season of mist - I looked up that documentary on catch up, but couldnít find it. Do you think it might have been a regional thing?
    Pink Sproglettes born 2008 and 2010
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    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 13th Jan 19, 6:17 PM
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    Nicnak
    13 for me, please. Sorry Cathy!!!
    September 6th 2017 - Updated February 2019
    Credit Card £0 now: £0 Dad £1500 = £1000 Consolidation £15,000 = £9,960 Total = £25,330 £10,960 59% gone EMF #252 = £100/£1000
    Sealed pot challenge #024
    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #071
    • Season of Mist
    • By Season of Mist 13th Jan 19, 7:07 PM
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    Season of Mist
    The documentary was on the main C5 channel (not one of the various C5 spin-off channels) and was called ‘Alcohol and Me’. Don’t exactly know the rules about posting links on here but a G*ogle search brings up a link about it on the first line.

    It was an eye-opener for sure, these were people who had gone way beyond drinking ‘a bit too much’, and were just self-destructing but were unable to stop.
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 13th Jan 19, 9:44 PM
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    I shall have another look on catch up, thank you.

    Declaring 13/16 please.
    Pink Sproglettes born 2008 and 2010
    Mortgages (End 2017) - £180,235.03
    (End 2018) - £169,999.96
    (End 2019) - Target £160,000
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 13th Jan 19, 10:17 PM
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    Green Karen
    Please sign me up for 5 for the WDC Shaggy.
    13/30 Jan
    2/2 WEC
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 14th Jan 19, 7:07 AM
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    maggiem
    7/15 and 1 SNC - hurray a smiley.

    Another new week, only 3 more after this and it's half term. A few 'frogs' - difficult meetings this week and a to do list that is getting longer. To my shame my admin goes back to November so must try and at least get to the New Year - sigh, guess that's another working weekend. Still I will be very pleased when able to remove Sept to December diary from Filofax and put it away.

    Have a good week everyone
    • GlendaSugarbean
    • By GlendaSugarbean 14th Jan 19, 7:25 AM
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    14/25 for me today please . Also can you put me down for 4 on the SNC - out on Thursday and may or may not have a drink.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 14th Jan 19, 10:05 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 13/21 for me today please! And 2/2 for the weekend challenge just gone.
    15 in Save 12K: -£2,676.11/£12K. MNSDs: 8/12 YNSDs: 25/TF Tilly: £375.54
    Mar AFDs: 19/21 2019 AFDs: 65/260 2018: 303/260
    Mortgage 1/1/19: £31,950.00 £28,725.00 Paid off: £3,225
    • maman
    • By maman 14th Jan 19, 10:53 AM
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    Fresh new week. I'm going to reach my (low) target this week and then there's loads of month left to get extra days.


    We're away for 2 weeks next month so there's every chance my AFD count will be low so the more I can get in now the better.


    9/10 AFDs please Shaggy and 1/3 for the SNC.
    • Tammykitty
    • By Tammykitty 14th Jan 19, 11:06 AM
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    Update from me


    5/5 for last weeks SNC
    12/26 for January Challenge (Still only 1 night drinking so far this month!)


    Please put me down for 5/5 for the SNC again.


    I am doing a low FODMAP diet for my IBS now, and although some alcohol is allowed, its limited, so this should help limit me on my non AFD's!
    • rosy10
    • By rosy10 14th Jan 19, 12:10 PM
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    Hello everyone.

    14/31 thank you very much Shaggy. Another Sunday lunch, yesterday, without a glass (or 2) of red (yay!). I'm becoming used to having orange squash instead and I don't feel like I'm missing out now.

    The recycling box is also a lot lighter!
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