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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    shaggydoo
    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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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 16th Apr 18, 9:04 AM
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    Goodness it's quiet on here!
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Very quiet!
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £9,366.16/£12,000
    Dec AFDs: 9/21. 2018 AFDs: 289/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 3/12/18: £32,475.00 £32,300 Paid off: £175
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 16th Apr 18, 9:05 AM
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    Baileysonice
    Morning all, 14/21 for me please.
    Originally posted by cathybird
    well done on your new smilie cathybird Told you would whoop my !!! this month lol

    Goodness it's quiet on here!

    16/30 please, Shaggy.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Yes isn't it just HB I was wondering where paspatur was seems a long time since they posted. Mind you its always busier during the week

    Had a lovely weekend away so wine was consumed but not excessively Back to AF for a while now
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 16th Apr 18, 9:50 AM
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    fatrab
    Morning! I'm a midweek poster so tend not to post much at weekends, although I do pop on just in case I'm missing something!

    Due to working away through the week, my weekend time at home is precious so I don't put the laptop on unless I absolutely have to, and posting on mobile isn't user friendly trying to put things in bold or red!

    15/28
    15/90

    Thanks Baileys
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    Challenge - be 14 Stone BY XMAS!

    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 16th Apr 18, 10:10 AM
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    sukeyboo
    8/14 for today please Baileys

    Iím a weekday poster to as I rarely have an AFD at the weekend
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 16th Apr 18, 11:46 AM
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    well done on your new smilie cathybird Told you would whoop my !!! this month lol



    Yes isn't it just HB I was wondering where paspatur was seems a long time since they posted. Mind you its always busier during the week

    Had a lovely weekend away so wine was consumed but not excessively Back to AF for a while now
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    Still here but life has been a bit hectic and I am still on 8/30
    Not been really bad just not been totally AF
    Off on holiday today and will report back in at the end of the month
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 16th Apr 18, 1:01 PM
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    CuppaTea
    8/17 for today please
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 16th Apr 18, 3:29 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon everyone,
    9 please Baileys
    Arkers x
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 16th Apr 18, 3:43 PM
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    Baileysonice
    April 2018


    = Take Off

    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days

    =28 Days

    = April..SORTED

    = Target Achieved


    = Overachiever


    Arkers 10/12

    Barny1979 6/22

    Baileysonice 10/20

    cathybird 16/21

    CuppaTea 10/17


    doingitanyway 17/30

    ElusiveLucy 8/15

    fatrab 18/28

    Glenda 8/25


    Honey Bear 18/30

    Itisme 15/12

    maman 10/10

    maggiem /10

    Paspatur 8/30

    Poor_Single_Lady 5/22

    sukeyboo 10/14

    Wanna Bee Free 6/14





    Everyone Welcome! It's never too late to join....

    Please highlight your AFDs in Red

    Don't hesitate to let me know if I've made a mistake
    Last edited by Baileysonice; 19-04-2018 at 8:23 AM.
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 16th Apr 18, 3:44 PM
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    Baileysonice
    Fatrab's



    Fatrab 18/90

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    Last edited by Baileysonice; 19-04-2018 at 8:22 AM.
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 16th Apr 18, 4:21 PM
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    I'm calling in early for tonight 7/15 as determined to have an AFD.

    At last I have my dancing monkey!!!
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 16th Apr 18, 5:38 PM
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    Baileysonice
    I'm calling in early for tonight 7/15 as determined to have an AFD.

    At last I have my dancing monkey!!!
    Originally posted by ElusiveLucy
    Yeah .....well done Lucy
    • maman
    • By maman 16th Apr 18, 5:57 PM
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    maman
    I'm calling in early for tonight 7/15 as determined to have an AFD.

    At last I have my dancing monkey!!!
    Originally posted by ElusiveLucy

    Isn't he gorgeous!!


    Good to see you back Barny. Hope you enjoyed your break.


    8/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    • Hopefuljoy
    • By Hopefuljoy 16th Apr 18, 6:43 PM
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    Hopefuljoy
    Hi there,


    I don't know if this is acceptable but I wanted to shout from the rooftops that having joined this thread to help me cut back a few years ago I now do not drink a drop of alcohol. This thread helped me get started but I wanted to share a resource with you.


    It's a book called "How to control alcohol" by a man called Allen Carr (not the comedian). He also wrote a book about stopping smoking many years ago.


    By the time I got to the end of the book (glass of wine in hand) I knew I would never drink again. And I haven't. The last time I drank any alcohol of any kind was 26th December 2016.


    It has taken no will power or focus at all and I am amazed. This is not an advert but if anyone is secretly struggling on here then I would unreservedly recommend trying it.
    This is not the end, it is only the beginning of the end....
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 16th Apr 18, 7:57 PM
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    doingitanyway
    16/30 for me please Baileys.
    Emergency fund 127/1000
    NSD December 5/31 AFD 2/10, SFD 0/10
    IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 16th Apr 18, 8:35 PM
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    Barny1979
    5/22 AFDs today
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 17th Apr 18, 6:02 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Committing early last time didnít work, I caved in when my boss offered a celebratory glass of vino in the office with a few of the team. So I was on 3/14 until yesterday, and back to 4/14 for yesterday.
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - £9,575/£12,000 79%
    Cutting Down Alcohol: Dec 5/14 Nov 8/10 Oct 5/10 Sep 15/10
    2018 86/150 66% (2017:106|2016:83)
    2018 No clutter to be seen - 210/630 33.3%
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 17th Apr 18, 7:48 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 15/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £9,366.16/£12,000
    Dec AFDs: 9/21. 2018 AFDs: 289/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 3/12/18: £32,475.00 £32,300 Paid off: £175
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 17th Apr 18, 8:50 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Goodness it's quiet on here!

    16/30 please, Shaggy.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    I'm so sorry, Baileys! Just goes to show how embedded and strong old habits are, doesn't it. Ooops and sorry, sorry sorry.

    Yes isn't it just HB I was wondering where paspatur was seems a long time since they posted. Mind you its always busier during the week

    Had a lovely weekend away so wine was consumed but not excessively Back to AF for a while now
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    Apart from Christmas I've never really noticed whether it's quiet or not, although though now that I think about it, bank holiday weekends are always quieter on here.

    I don't know if people who've been posting regularly and then suddenly disappear realise that we miss them. Probably not, but I do. ManPants, PoorSingleLady and Paspatur are the three I'm conscious about not being around at the moment. Any time I happened to be looking for an old post on the previous thread and came across the monthly tallies I realised how many people drop off the radar regularly.

    Morning! I'm a midweek poster so tend not to post much at weekends, although I do pop on just in case I'm missing something!

    Due to working away through the week, my weekend time at home is precious so I don't put the laptop on unless I absolutely have to, and posting on mobile isn't user friendly trying to put things in bold or red!
    Originally posted by fatrab
    I totally get it, FatRab.

    Fabulous, Hopeful Joy! Several people have mentioned Allen Carr's book so it's good to have another reminder of it. I don't know about you, but I find staying stopped a heck of a lot easier than I ever found trying to moderate but I know it's not everyone's first choice.

    17/30 please, Baileys.
    Last edited by Honey Bear; 17-04-2018 at 8:53 AM.
    Keeping it AF
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 17th Apr 18, 9:40 AM
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    ElusiveLucy
    Isn't it strange how I am motivated not to drink by a dancing monkey emoji?! Or is it just me that is strange?
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 17th Apr 18, 10:29 AM
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    sukeyboo
    Isn't it strange how I am motivated not to drink by a dancing monkey emoji?! Or is it just me that is strange?
    Originally posted by ElusiveLucy
    I think everyone is loving the dancing monkey

    9/14 for today please Baileys
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