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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 7th Feb 18, 9:03 AM
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    cathybird
    Hey PS I'll definitely have to be pretty well-behaved to reach target, but I've had my fun this month and last so it would probably do me the world of good anyway!

    Thanks Baileys once again.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £2,437.63/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    June AFDs: 19/21. 2018 AFDs: 145/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: £46,436.38. 46,286.38 Paid off: £150
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 7th Feb 18, 10:08 AM
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    Baileysonice
    February 2018


    = Off The Blocks

    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days

    = February..DONE

    = Target Achieved

    = Overachiever

    Arkers 5/14

    Barny1979 6/22

    Baileysonice 10/20

    cathybird 5/21

    CuppaTea 3/17

    fatrab 8/28

    Green Karen 1/10

    Honey Bear 10/28

    maggiem 2/15

    ManPants /11

    maman 5/10

    Paspatur 10/28

    pollyanna24 3/16

    PriceySOS /22

    purplemumof2 2/14

    scatterbrain109 10/28

    sukeyboo 5/14

    Wanna Bee Free 2/12



    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 as at the moment I'm sure I will!
    Last edited by Baileysonice; 11-02-2018 at 11:24 AM.
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 7th Feb 18, 10:15 AM
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    Baileysonice

    cathybird 25/260

    Green Karen 8/120

    maggiem 13/150

    maman 18/TF

    purplemumof2 5/218

    Paspatur 22/265

    scatterbrain109 33/186


    sukeyboo 14/150

    Wanna Bee Free 8/150
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 7th Feb 18, 10:19 AM
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    Baileysonice
    4 AFDs for February today
    Originally posted by Barny1979
    Do you have a target Barny or are you target free?
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Feb 18, 10:32 AM
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    maman
    It's great that so many of us have found the new thread.


    4/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 7th Feb 18, 12:13 PM
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    sukeyboo
    4/14 for today please Baileys
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 7th Feb 18, 1:55 PM
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    Honey Bear
    Yeah there are lots of free lists on the internet. You just need to beware of the ones that have malware for free too!
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    How can you tell?

    7/28 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 7th Feb 18, 1:57 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon everyone,
    5 please Baileys
    Arkers x
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 7th Feb 18, 2:00 PM
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    Arkers
    ...has the previous thread been reinstated by the MSE peeps??
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Feb 18, 2:05 PM
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    maman
    ...has the previous thread been reinstated by the MSE peeps??
    Originally posted by Arkers
    Seems they've found it after it was deleted.

    Personally I'd have preferred an explanation from mse rather than 'bump, bump, bump '. We're not mushrooms!
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 7th Feb 18, 2:08 PM
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    Arkers
    Agreed Maman, that's why I asked as I didn't understand the use of 'bump.'
    A x
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 7th Feb 18, 3:00 PM
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    pollyanna24
    I am up to 3/16 which is on target.

    Having my usual wobbles during the week, but have managed to stick to it during the week by having a cup of tea and putting my girls to bed, then realising Iíd be silly to be opening a bottle at 8.30pm or later.

    Had a thought when I woke up in the middle of the night. I thought, ďIím glad I didnít drink last night,Ē and I was proud of myself.

    Never have I said the opposite, i.e. ďIím glad that I did drink,Ē so I am going to try and remind myself of this saying when I next go to open a bottle of wine.

    Am thinking of throwing in another fast on my 5:2 as it stops me drinking and even though I seem to have curbed my weekday drinking, I seem to go overboard at the weekend.

    I didnít think I had drunk that much last weekend till I totted it up. Then last night I started watching a series that I had been watching over the weekend and I couldnít remember having watched some of the episodes before. Now thatís just awful!

    Not going to do a target for the year. I have 200 in my head which would beat 2017ís of 150, but I donít want to aim too high, so doing it month by month for now.
    Pink Sproglettes born 2008 and 2010
    House Worth (approx) - £400,000
    Mortgages (3rd Nov 2017) - £180,813.85
    Equity - £219,186.15
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 7th Feb 18, 3:19 PM
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    Hey all, I was hugely excited to see the thread 14 make a return, I must admit. What are we going to do? I'm just thinking that we don't want to lose it again, or at least don't want to lose the data - I really like reading over the old threads and don't think I'm alone, and it's lovely to have the record. Could we perhaps migrate back to thread 14, but with Baileys in charge? Or do we feel attached to this thread now?
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £2,437.63/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    June AFDs: 19/21. 2018 AFDs: 145/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: £46,436.38. 46,286.38 Paid off: £150
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Feb 18, 4:42 PM
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    maman
    Hey all, I was hugely excited to see the thread 14 make a return, I must admit. What are we going to do? I'm just thinking that we don't want to lose it again, or at least don't want to lose the data - I really like reading over the old threads and don't think I'm alone, and it's lovely to have the record. Could we perhaps migrate back to thread 14, but with Baileys in charge? Or do we feel attached to this thread now?
    Originally posted by cathybird
    I think we should stick with this thread now for February. It might be a good idea to start a new one each month or at least each year so they don't get too large.

    I believe the old one can be locked so that we can go back and read it but not post.

    That's just my take. What do others think?
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 7th Feb 18, 4:59 PM
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    Paspatur
    7/28 for tonight please
    It seems it is possible to merge threads which is what a lot of folks are doing who lost their original threads
    As Cathybird said it is good to have the access to the previous threads in the 1st post
    Obviously it is up to Baileys but I believe a pm to Enthusiasticsaver can get them merged
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 8th Feb 18, 7:19 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 2/21 for me today, hey I must admit my excitement about the original thread was before I managed to spot Bailey's stupendous lineup of emoticons, they're bloody brilliant, love the hairy monster!!! Go Baileysonice In actual fact if someone clever can merge the two threads that would be ideal - but if that can't be done then at least locking the old thread so we can access it and add the link to the list of old threads would be really great, in my opinion - there's a lot I'd like to keep on that thread, there was some great stuff on it, lots of classic stuff from Honey Bear, maman and everyone else in the gang That's my two bobs' worth and as usual I'm shouting my head off before I've even had my second coffee
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £2,437.63/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    June AFDs: 19/21. 2018 AFDs: 145/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: £46,436.38. 46,286.38 Paid off: £150
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 8th Feb 18, 1:01 PM
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    Well i don't mind what we decide but my opinion for what its worth is that we should ask for the original to be closed to protect it from trolls again then ask shaggy or a forum team member to add a link to the first post. threads that are really large will be more at risk so maybe we do need to start a new one when it reaches a few thousand posts. One thing that is not going to work is having two threads open as people will get confused (me for one )

    anyway lets make a decision soon then we can get back to the most important thing here
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 8th Feb 18, 1:57 PM
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    sukeyboo
    I am perfectly happy to go along with locking the old thread and continue with our shiny new one

    No plans to drink tonight but Thursday is my 'iffy' night so I won't declare until tomorrow
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 8th Feb 18, 2:54 PM
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    Honey Bear
    Baileys, I don't know how you want to deal with this conundrum. I'm putting a link in to both threads so people can connect up with them. It might be worth asking MSE Andrea if she can just insert the newer, shorter thread straight into this one, which I've often seen done elsewhere. I'm not sure how it works date-wise, though.

    8/28 please.
    Keeping it AF
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 8th Feb 18, 3:00 PM
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    Honey Bear
    I've posted on Thread 14 and suggested we ask MSE Andrea to merge the two threads, but I agree that the above suggestion of asking to lock Thread 14 seems a better idea and it might be worth starting a new one each month so we don't go through the trauma of losing another 100 pages again before we learn the lesson. In the meantime, here's a link to Thread 14 for those that want to access it.

    8/28 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
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