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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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    • lonelyrat
    • By lonelyrat 12th May 18, 9:15 PM
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    lonelyrat
    "Worldwide travelling penguin dance and gymnastic group" Amazing! Feeling very privileged that they graced us with their presence!

    12/31 today. Walked past someone who was sitting on their front steps enjoying a glass of wine in the sun today... I could see the condensation on the glass and I felt really quite jealous. I just know that if I have any alcohol I can't stop so need to completely abstain, at least for the foreseeable.

    Tomorrow will be a test... Have a communion which will end up in a bar with all OH's extended family. Am steeling myself and reminding myself that I prefer being in control Wish me luck!
    Total Debt: 625 / 7266.93
    Outstanding Debt: Virgin CC 625
    Weight Loss:14.9kg/ 45kg
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 13th May 18, 8:31 AM
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    Morning all, 9/21 for me today. It occurred to me this morning that I can't recall the last time I had two days in a row where I drank! I do feel a little woozy this morning from last night's meal out with friends but nothing terrible.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 3,428.97/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    July AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 169/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 45,150.00 Paid off: 1,286.38
    • StitchyWitchy
    • By StitchyWitchy 13th May 18, 10:59 AM
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    StitchyWitchy
    Hi,

    Can I join this group again please? I know that I really need to cut down a lot and am trying to go completely AF for a while so that I can get things back into perspective.

    I!!!8217;m aiming for 20 days this month as I was on holiday at the beginning of the month.

    So far I have managed 4 AF days in May
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 13th May 18, 11:47 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Welcome back, Stitchy Witchy!

    13/31 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 13th May 18, 11:53 AM
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    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.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Well I quite look forward to a night out with a drink, not saying I don't, but these days I also look forward to the nights where I don't drink, and back in the day it would never have occurred to me that a night without alcohol could be just as if not more enjoyable than a night with! So it's a good sign to me that now I've twigged this
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 3,428.97/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    July AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 169/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 45,150.00 Paid off: 1,286.38
    • lonelyrat
    • By lonelyrat 13th May 18, 8:19 PM
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    lonelyrat
    Made it through the function, despite some peoples best efforts. It was hard when everyone else was drinking and I felt quite awkward as I didn't know people that well... But I did it! And am proud to say 13/31 and today marks 21 days since I stopped drinking - baby steps
    Total Debt: 625 / 7266.93
    Outstanding Debt: Virgin CC 625
    Weight Loss:14.9kg/ 45kg
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 13th May 18, 8:31 PM
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    doingitanyway
    Made it through the function, despite some peoples best efforts. It was hard when everyone else was drinking and I felt quite awkward as I didn't know people that well... But I did it! And am proud to say 13/31 and today marks 21 days since I stopped drinking - baby steps
    Originally posted by lonelyrat
    Well done Lonelyrat. Proud of you
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    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 13th May 18, 9:55 PM
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    Barny1979
    10/24 AFDs for today
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 14th May 18, 7:13 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Well done Lonelyrat!

    I am popping here early to commit to getting off the starting blocks today so 1/10 for me today.
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - 4,225/12,000
    Save 12K in 2017 #44 - 7,750/7,500 (103%)
    AFDs May 10/10 June 9/15 July 3/15 2018 48/150
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 14th May 18, 7:18 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 10/21 for today please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 3,428.97/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    July AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 169/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 45,150.00 Paid off: 1,286.38
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 14th May 18, 7:20 AM
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    cathybird
    Hey well done lonelyrat! Getting through the function without drinking shows huge strength of mind
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 3,428.97/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    July AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 169/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 45,150.00 Paid off: 1,286.38
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 14th May 18, 8:41 AM
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    sukeyboo
    7/14 for today please Baileys
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 14th May 18, 8:41 AM
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    fatrab
    Morning!

    Well done lonelyrat - it can be awfully hard to stay sober when everyone else around you is drinking (and trying to make you drink!).

    We went for a walk yesterday and ended up in the pub for a few. I tried Heineken 0.0 and have made the conscious decision that AF beers are not for me. They're all rotten! I'll stick to my soda and lime from now on.

    14/31 & 43/90 for today please Baileys
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    July targets - 28 AFDs, 31 TAFDs
    New challenge from 10th July - Lose 1 pound per week for 10 weeks!
    • maman
    • By maman 14th May 18, 12:22 PM
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    maman
    It's seemed like a long weekend. Glad to get back on the wagon today. Hoping for a good week.


    6/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    • wishus
    • By wishus 14th May 18, 12:52 PM
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    wishus
    After this weekend I can report I am on 6/18!
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 14th May 18, 1:29 PM
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    Honey Bear
    Well I quite look forward to a night out with a drink, not saying I don't, but these days I also look forward to the nights where I don't drink, and back in the day it would never have occurred to me that a night without alcohol could be just as if not more enjoyable than a night with! So it's a good sign to me that now I've twigged this
    Originally posted by cathybird
    We're so conditioned to think that booze is an integral part of an evening out that some of us forgot it was a possibility!

    Made it through the function, despite some peoples best efforts. It was hard when everyone else was drinking and I felt quite awkward as I didn't know people that well... But I did it! And am proud to say 13/31 and today marks 21 days since I stopped drinking - baby steps
    Originally posted by lonelyrat
    Well done, Lonely Rat! It takes a bit of doing the first time, and then after that it starts to fall into place. For one thing, you know you can do it now!

    Well done on resisting the best efforts of some who think that everyone should always have a drink - it's a form of bullying to insist that people drink but for some reason it's considered socially acceptable. They don't stop doing it for quite some time, either.

    I tried Heineken 0.0 and have made the conscious decision that AF beers are not for me. They're all rotten! I'll stick to my soda and lime from now on.
    Originally posted by fatrab
    There are some I can't make myself drink, so I have more than a little sympathy! I know F0$ters is undrinkable but their AF version has the piquant taste of vomit.

    14/31 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 14th May 18, 8:14 PM
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    11/24 AFDs today
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 15th May 18, 6:26 AM
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    Made it through the function, despite some peoples best efforts. It was hard when everyone else was drinking and I felt quite awkward as I didn't know people that well... But I did it! And am proud to say 13/31 and today marks 21 days since I stopped drinking - baby steps
    Originally posted by lonelyrat
    Well done Lonelyy rat - always harder especially surrounded by family and in a situation you weren't sure of.

    7/15 please for yesterday and hoping to be at 8 for tomorrow. A smiley day too, hurray
    • StitchyWitchy
    • By StitchyWitchy 15th May 18, 6:35 AM
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    StitchyWitchy
    6/20 so far this month. I am finding that I am not really missing drinking at home so far - so far, so good
    Went to the pub last night and had a Heineken 00
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 15th May 18, 7:04 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 11/21 for me today please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 3,428.97/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    July AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 169/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 45,150.00 Paid off: 1,286.38
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