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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    shaggydoo
    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread
    • #1
    • 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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    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 8th Feb 18, 4:58 PM
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    Baileysonice
    How can you tell?

    7/28 please, Baileys.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    If you have a good virus detector then you should be fine it will block it
    I use www.pic4ever.com
    and its never caused me any issues x
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Feb 18, 5:24 PM
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    maman
    No drinking planned here.


    5/10 AFDs please Baileys.


    Thanks for asking to get the old thread locked. It'll keep our annual totals safe. I agree we should start new threads either monthly or annually. It's not just more secure that way but new posters are more likely to be attracted to a new thread.
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 8th Feb 18, 6:17 PM
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    Paspatur
    8/28 for tonight please
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 8th Feb 18, 9:15 PM
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    Barny1979
    6/22 AFDs today
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 8th Feb 18, 9:28 PM
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    scatterbrain109
    Hi
    8/28 please Baileys

    I like the idea of a new thread every month but not sure if it would be too much work for administration.

    Jo x
    Last edited by scatterbrain109; 11-02-2018 at 7:29 PM.
    Sealed pot challenge number - #057 2017 = 172.57 2018 = ????
    15/12/17 Mortgage 219,902 Secured loan 54,946 Unsecured 66,088
    15/1/18 Mortgage 219,596 Secured loan 54,492 Unsecured 64,,459
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 9th Feb 18, 8:14 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 3/21 for me today please.
    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
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 9th Feb 18, 8:18 AM
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    I also think a new thread every month is probably going to be a bit scattered - there are quite a few annual threads/challenges, like the "Save 12K" thread, and they never seem to disappear, so think we would be safe if we did a new one every year. I get the impression that there are lurkers who read over the old threads, too, so it would be nice if we could keep track of them and that would be difficult with a monthly thread. Just my two bobs' worth
    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
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 9th Feb 18, 9:42 AM
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    sukeyboo
    Did manage to stay AF yesterday so that makes 5/14 for me please Baileys.

    A yearly thread sounds good to me too - as cathybird said I think a monthly one might get a bit disjointed.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 9th Feb 18, 10:03 AM
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    Honey Bear
    I've asked MSE Andrea to lock Thread 14 so we can access it if we want to. That way the Spam button isn't available so we won't lose it, and we can concentrate on this one for the rest of the year.

    Thanks for the link to the smileys, Baileys, that'll be useful. 9/28 please.
    Keeping it AF
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 9th Feb 18, 11:27 AM
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    fatrab
    Hi, I've been lurking around this and the old thread for a while and decided it's time to get involved.

    At one point last year I was drinking 5 or 6 nights per week, usually only a few pints but sometimes that was creeping up to double figures. The amount of money I was frittering was scary and I was at my heaviest.

    Since November I've been cutting down. Hardly had a drink at all over Xmas or New Year and January was quite quiet too.

    So I'm currently at 8 AFD's in Feb and haven't had any alcohol since Sunday 28th Jan. I've lost over a stone since boxing day and I'm determined to have a dry February.

    You can have results or excuses, but not both - Wannabe debt free by Dec 2022
    June's targets - Be 15st by end of month, 19/30 AFDs
    39 x 2 coins (#32)
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 9th Feb 18, 12:22 PM
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    Baileysonice
    I've asked MSE Andrea to lock Thread 14 so we can access it if we want to. That way the Spam button isn't available so we won't lose it, and we can concentrate on this one for the rest of the year.

    Thanks for the link to the smileys, Baileys, that'll be useful. 9/28 please.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    I asked her yesterday honey bear and she said to ask the board guides so i have asked Fermi
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 9th Feb 18, 12:26 PM
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    Baileysonice
    Hi, I've been lurking around this and the old thread for a while and decided it's time to get involved.

    At one point last year I was drinking 5 or 6 nights per week, usually only a few pints but sometimes that was creeping up to double figures. The amount of money I was frittering was scary and I was at my heaviest.

    Since November I've been cutting down. Hardly had a drink at all over Xmas or New Year and January was quite quiet too.

    So I'm currently at 8 AFD's in Feb and haven't had any alcohol since Sunday 28th Jan. I've lost over a stone since boxing day and I'm determined to have a dry February.

    Originally posted by fatrab
    Hi fatrab and welcome to our friendly gang I will add you to the list. Do you have a target for Feb or just seeing how you go?
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 9th Feb 18, 12:37 PM
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    fatrab
    28 days. I'm going cold turkey!


    8/28 AFD so far
    You can have results or excuses, but not both - Wannabe debt free by Dec 2022
    June's targets - Be 15st by end of month, 19/30 AFDs
    39 x 2 coins (#32)
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 9th Feb 18, 6:40 PM
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    Paspatur
    9/28 for tonight please
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 10th Feb 18, 8:27 AM
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    Morning all, 4/21 for me today, beautiful crisp February day out there round my neck of the woods
    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
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 10th Feb 18, 12:05 PM
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    Honey Bear
    Welcome FatRab! I find not having to decide if today is a day when I can or can't drink makes life simpler. Good luck with it and well done on the weightloss so far.

    I asked her yesterday honey bear and she said to ask the board guides so i have asked Fermi
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    You're way ahead of me Baileys! Thank you. 10/28 please.
    Keeping it AF
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 10th Feb 18, 8:41 PM
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    Paspatur
    10/28 for tonight please Baileys
    3 weeks of no beer and I have put on 2lbs, must stop raiding the grandkids treat box!
    Dinner tonight was real Thai food cooked by a Thai relative
    Delicious but spicy so I missed my cold beer - for about 30 seconds then forgot about it and drank water
    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 11th Feb 18, 1:19 AM
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    scatterbrain109
    Hi Baileys and welcome aboard Fatrab

    Just checking in to confirm 10/28

    Bye for now

    Jo x
    Last edited by scatterbrain109; 11-02-2018 at 7:31 PM.
    Sealed pot challenge number - #057 2017 = 172.57 2018 = ????
    15/12/17 Mortgage 219,902 Secured loan 54,946 Unsecured 66,088
    15/1/18 Mortgage 219,596 Secured loan 54,492 Unsecured 64,,459
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 11th Feb 18, 9:30 AM
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    Baileysonice
    10/28 for tonight please Baileys
    3 weeks of no beer and I have put on 2lbs, must stop raiding the grandkids treat box!
    Dinner tonight was real Thai food cooked by a Thai relative
    Delicious but spicy so I missed my cold beer - for about 30 seconds then forgot about it and drank water
    Originally posted by Paspatur
    Yeah I know the feeling I am 4llb heavier since Christmas and its all to do with replacing those glasses of wine with food. it has to be healthier though than replacing food with wine which was my old world
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 11th Feb 18, 9:46 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 5/21 for me please.
    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
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