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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    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.
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    • maman
    • By maman 17th Apr 18, 11:18 AM
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    maman
    I think everyone is loving the dancing monkey
    Originally posted by sukeyboo

    Definitely!


    I'm another that notices when posters go awol. I realise that RL can get busy but I worry that people don't post because they're struggling. Personally I think it's better to try to stay in touch but each to his own. But that's not always the case as hopefuljoy has proved.


    No drinking here today.


    9/10 AFDs please Baileys.


    We're planning a few days away next week so won't be AF but there's plenty of month left.
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 17th Apr 18, 11:42 AM
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    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
    Yeah I was the same last month, got annoyed with myself for not achieving little Elmo!
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
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    • Itisme
    • By Itisme 17th Apr 18, 5:36 PM
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    Itisme
    15/12 please.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 17th Apr 18, 5:41 PM
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    Arkers
    Good evening,
    10 please
    Arkers x
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 17th Apr 18, 5:41 PM
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    doingitanyway
    I had a rubbish day but at least I did not drink so it was a little less rubbish for that
    17/30 for me please Baileys
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    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 17th Apr 18, 7:34 PM
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    6/22 AFDs today
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 17th Apr 18, 10:36 PM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    5/14 for today please Baileys. Iím here for the emojis too. Thank goodness thereís an infinite supply of dancing monkeys so everyone can get them!
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 18th Apr 18, 7:37 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 16/21 for me please.
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 18th Apr 18, 8:55 AM
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    Honey Bear
    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'm secretly chuffed as nuts when I get a dancing banana or monkey. I can't even begin to try and explain it to anyone in Real Life, either.

    18/30 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 18th Apr 18, 9:48 AM
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    Baileysonice
    I'm secretly chuffed as nuts when I get a dancing banana or monkey. I can't even begin to try and explain it to anyone in Real Life, either.

    18/30 please, Baileys.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Lol no I undersand RL people would worry I feel

    I think everyone is loving the dancing monkey

    9/14 for today please Baileys
    Originally posted by sukeyboo
    Yes it took me a while to sign the contract with them but its worth it

    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
    no Lucy clearly its not just you
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 18th Apr 18, 9:55 AM
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    5/14 for today please Baileys. Iím here for the emojis too. Thank goodness thereís an infinite supply of dancing monkeys so everyone can get them!
    Originally posted by Wanna Bee Free
    Not quite infinite wanna bee free its a large show biz monkey family (think similar to the Jacksons or the Nolans )who I managed to engage for the month to dance for our very special group of people. (and you think you are losing it )
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 18th Apr 18, 10:28 AM
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    sukeyboo
    Not quite infinite wanna bee free its a large show biz monkey family (think similar to the Jacksons or the Nolans )who I managed to engage for the month to dance for our very special group of people. (and you think you are losing it )
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    I think we have all gone completely ga-ga but at least we can't blame it on the drink

    10/14 for today please Baileys
    • maman
    • By maman 18th Apr 18, 10:46 AM
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    maman
    I think we have all gone completely ga-ga but at least we can't blame it on the drink
    Originally posted by sukeyboo

    It's fun though!


    Target day for me.


    10/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 18th Apr 18, 11:29 AM
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    Well done Maman

    Barking as I am (thanks Baileys ), I still managed to go out with some ex work colleagues last night as one was moving away and didn't have a drink. Stuck to sparkling water, decaff coffee and an OJ & lemonade

    So 8/15 for last night please
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 18th Apr 18, 11:54 AM
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    Baileysonice
    It's fun though!


    Target day for me.


    10/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    Originally posted by maman
    Good job maman I award you a minion
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 18th Apr 18, 3:19 PM
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    I have got two more to add on please. I have forgotten where I am at. Thanks Baileys.

    Agree with Maman and HB re people going awol.
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 19th Apr 18, 6:59 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Sniggering with laughter here at Baileys band of dancing monkeys - thanks for asking Lucy.

    Two things I have to admit on here. I am too wrapped up in my own comings and goings on the thread to be very aware of others not being on here although I often think about Winebox and wonder how she is doing.

    Secondly on a day I thought maybe I should do a longer stint without booze I then caved and bought Rose as the sun was shining. Obviously the day had a y in it tooo.

    So trying to think about triggers. my work day was more intense than usual with fewer breaks and no walk at lunch. I had a not great drs apointment as basically the diagnosis is you are getting older. I have not had enough sleep recently. So basically tiredness, self pity and my head not getting a chance to be cleared. Also I thought two things that happened were unfair and was railing against them- pointlessly. I will try and unpick this more today.

    Committing early to 6/14 this evening, regardless of the sunshine!
    Last edited by Wanna Bee Free; 19-04-2018 at 7:01 AM. Reason: The evil apostrophe problem struck
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 19th Apr 18, 7:52 AM
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    18/28
    18/90
    for me todays please

    Also had a chuckle thinking about the monkey family!

    Just had some good news that I'm working nightshift Sat & Sun. Keeps me out of mischief and it's extra pennies towards the debt mountain.
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
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    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 19th Apr 18, 1:41 PM
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    I am one of the AWOL ones. Went on holiday over Easter and what with the kids being off school, I didn't have one AF day last week. Ho hum.

    I don't have a target per month as such, but I am up to 7 days so far for April.

    My overall target is 50% AF for the year. It's standing at 44.44% at the moment, so need a few more AF days under my belt.

    I'm going with the concept that if I do fall of the wagon, don't let it be a prolonged fall. As in don't let one day determine the rest of the week, month, etc.

    I have been good this week and it is always my intention to only drink Friday and Saturday, so hopefully I will keep to this. Just need not to go overboard on those days!
    Last edited by pollyanna24; 19-04-2018 at 2:06 PM.
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    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 19th Apr 18, 1:49 PM
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    pollyanna24
    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.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    My brother and dad say the same thing. That I am setting myself up for a fall by having that bottle at the weekends. And if I just stuck at it for a few weeks, I would realise that I didn't need the bottle(s) at the weekend. Just don't feel strong enough to do it. Especially when my girls are at their dads and I'm just sitting at home by myself.
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