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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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    • maman
    • By maman 10th May 18, 11:19 AM
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    maman
    I'm another huge fan of the smileys.


    They make me....SMILE! and I find them really motivational, I'm sure I wouldn't have aimed for 14/10 days recently without them. Well done Baileys!


    No plans to drink here today.


    5/10 AFDs please.
    • wishus
    • By wishus 10th May 18, 12:11 PM
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    Thanks everybody! Got 5/18 from yesterday to report.
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 10th May 18, 1:11 PM
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    5/9 for last night please Baileys. OH's birthday today so I will have a drink this evening, then tomorrow I will celebrate flying off on hols on Sat morning so unlikely to get any more til the end of the month. Nothing heavy on either evening though.

    Telephone interview went well yesterday and if I don't have a face to face interview when I get back from hols I will be very disappointed as he was asking about the best time to do it!
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 10th May 18, 3:07 PM
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    I'm not sure I can stand the excitement of who we might get next month Baileys - you clearly are able to put the word in the right ear for booking new up-and-coming stars

    Welcome wishus

    Declaring early for tonight on 6/14 please Baileys
    Originally posted by sukeyboo
    Its all about who you know sukey not what you know
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 10th May 18, 3:12 PM
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    Baileysonice
    May 2018


    = Take Off

    = 7 Days

    =14 Days

    =21 Days

    =28 Days
    = May...SORTED

    = Target Achieved

    = Overachiever


    Arkers 3/12

    Barny1979 11/24

    Baileysonice 7/15

    cathybird 11/21

    CuppaTea 6/17

    doingitanyway 11/27

    ElusiveLucy 5/9

    fatrab 14/31

    Glenda /25

    Honey Bear 14/31

    Itisme 4/11

    lonelyrat 13/31

    maggiem 7/15

    maman 6/10

    Paspatur 4/20

    pollyanna24 1 /19

    StitchyWitchy 6 /20

    sukeyboo 7/14

    Wanna Bee Free 1/10

    wishus 6/18





    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; 15-05-2018 at 9:58 AM.
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 10th May 18, 3:14 PM
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    Baileysonice
    Fatrab's



    Fatrab 43/90

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    Last edited by Baileysonice; 14-05-2018 at 7:53 PM.
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 10th May 18, 3:18 PM
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    Baileysonice
    5/9 for last night please Baileys. OH's birthday today so I will have a drink this evening, then tomorrow I will celebrate flying off on hols on Sat morning so unlikely to get any more til the end of the month. Nothing heavy on either evening though.

    Telephone interview went well yesterday and if I don't have a face to face interview when I get back from hols I will be very disappointed as he was asking about the best time to do it!
    Originally posted by ElusiveLucy
    well done on the interview Lucy thats great news Enjoy your holidays
    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 10th May 18, 5:18 PM
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    ElusiveLucy
    well done on the interview Lucy thats great news Enjoy your holidays
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    Thanks Baileys. Will try and drop in here occasionally but won;t have any AFDs to report!
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • maman
    • By maman 10th May 18, 5:42 PM
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    maman
    Telephone interview went well yesterday and if I don't have a face to face interview when I get back from hols I will be very disappointed as he was asking about the best time to do it!
    Originally posted by ElusiveLucy

    That's good news lucy. Have a great holiday.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 10th May 18, 5:51 PM
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    Hey ElusiveLucy, sounds very promising on the interview, best wishes for it when you get back and in the meantime have a lovely holiday!!
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 5,482.91/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    Sept AFDs: 21/21. 2018 AFDs: 227/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 42,575.00 Paid off: 3,861.38
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 10th May 18, 6:59 PM
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    maggiem
    Welcome wishes and hoping for an interview date for you Elusive Lucy.

    Keeping on track somewhat 6/15 AFDs for tonight please.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 10th May 18, 7:29 PM
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    Arkers
    Good evening everyone,
    3 please Baileys
    Back from holidays so no excuses!
    Arkers x
    • Itisme
    • By Itisme 11th May 18, 12:40 AM
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    Itisme
    4/11 please.
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 11th May 18, 11:41 AM
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    doingitanyway
    11/27 please
    Emergency fund 500/1000
    If not now then when?
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 11th May 18, 3:17 PM
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    Honey Bear
    Yes we were lucky to get them for the month They form part of a worldwide travelling penguin dance and gymnastic group, a kind of Penguin Diversity glad you find them motivational and welcome to the team
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    You are an excellent booker. Well done on getting them.

    I'm not sure I can stand the excitement of who we might get next month Baileys - you clearly are able to put the word in the right ear for booking new up and-coming stars
    Originally posted by sukeyboo
    I think you speak for all of us SukeyBoo!

    Glad to hear the phone interview went positively, Elusive Lucy. I hope the next stage is equally positive and in the meantime have a great holiday.

    Welcome back, Arkers!

    11/31 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 11th May 18, 9:04 PM
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    7/24 for Wednesday, 8/24 for yesterday and 9/24 for today
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 12th May 18, 5:55 AM
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    fatrab
    12/31 and 41/90 for today please
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    Challenge - be 14 Stone BY XMAS!

    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 12th May 18, 7:36 AM
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    Hey all, yesterday not an AFD and today won't be either (probably) as I have something on this evening, but I'm half-wishing it was, so that's got to be a good sign!
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 5,482.91/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    Sept AFDs: 21/21. 2018 AFDs: 227/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 42,575.00 Paid off: 3,861.38
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 12th May 18, 8:24 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Hey all, yesterday not an AFD and today won't be either (probably) as I have something on this evening, but I'm half-wishing it was, so that's got to be a good sign!
    Originally posted by cathybird
    I felt that way for a couple of years about some nights out; not wanting to go out with certain friends because I always over-indulged. Not sure I realised I had a booze problem (not saying you do, obviously) but with hindsight I must have, because if I'd had half a brain cell I'd have known I didn't actually have to drink alcohol. Hey ho.

    12/31 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 12th May 18, 7:04 PM
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    11/27 for me today thanks Baileys. I am not AF today, after 41 days I have had 2 glasses of champagne. I wanted to have them and they were enjoyable. The good news is I did not want any more. In the Summer Lid1 used to do half bottles. They are a good size for me so I might stock up when they come on sale. I am still on target. It is such a difference when drinking is mindful and planned. Will have to try and remember this.
    Emergency fund 500/1000
    If not now then when?
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