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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    shaggydoo
    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread
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    • 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread 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
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 30-01-2018 at 2:50 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.
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 16th Apr 18, 9:04 AM
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    cathybird
    Goodness it's quiet on here!
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Very quiet!
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £1,232.59/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    Apr AFDs: 17/21. 2018 AFDs: 91/260. 2017: 306/252
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    • 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.
    Wannabe debt free by Dec 2022 - Wannalose 3st in the process - 1st 11lb lost so far
    April's Goals - 14/21 NSD - 14/20 Lunches - 19/28 AFD - 20/31 TAFD (take away free days)
    31 x £2 coins (#32)
    • 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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    Paspatur
    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; Yesterday 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; Yesterday at 8:22 AM.
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 16th Apr 18, 4:21 PM
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    ElusiveLucy
    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.
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    • 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 - £2,225/£12,000
    Save 12K in 2017 #44 - £7,750/£7,500 (103%)
    AFDs April 6/14 2018 23/150
    • 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. £1,232.59/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    Apr AFDs: 17/21. 2018 AFDs: 91/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 8/2/18: £30,626.56 £27,608.93. Paid off: £3017.63
    • 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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