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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    shaggydoo
    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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    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 4th Jul 18, 12:25 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Baileys, could I add 3 further AFD days for June and so far 3 for July.
    Many thanks for all your hard work.

    Arkers x
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 4th Jul 18, 6:34 PM
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    1/21 AFDs today
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 5th Jul 18, 6:59 AM
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    Hi everybody I haven't been here for ages, but would like to set a target of 30 for July please. The non-AFDs and units have been creeping up. I have managed 3 including todayThanks
    Originally posted by PriceySOS
    welcome back Pricey Ive added you to the list
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Baileys, could I add 3 further AFD days for June and so far 3 for July.
    Many thanks for all your hard work.

    Arkers x
    Originally posted by Arkers
    Thanks Arkers are you target free this month?
    • Freysmum
    • By Freysmum 5th Jul 18, 7:39 AM
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    Sorry not posted on here for ages my July target is 26 and I am 4/26. Thanks Baileys oh and I hit my June target of 26 AFDs
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 5th Jul 18, 8:07 AM
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    Morning all, 5/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £6,732.53/£12,000
    Nov AFDs: 14/21. 2018 AFDs: 267/260. 2017: 306/252
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    • maman
    • By maman 5th Jul 18, 11:19 AM
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    maman
    Hello All! Back from my holiday, not at all AF but moderate.


    I thought I'd just take the first step by checking in although I'm looking to next Monday as my first AF day.


    Hope everyone is well, will catch up soon.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 5th Jul 18, 12:02 PM
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    Honey Bear
    Two sugar free days, neither of which would have been if I didn't have to 'fess up on here.


    5/31 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 5th Jul 18, 12:19 PM
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    Arkers
    Good morning everyone,
    Baileys, [Yes TF for me this month, 4 for me please.
    Away again for a couple of weeks, so not expecting many AFD but everything in moderation.

    Have a good day everyone.

    Arkers x
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    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 5th Jul 18, 5:53 PM
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    2-21 AFDs today
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 6th Jul 18, 8:10 AM
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    Morning all, 6/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £6,732.53/£12,000
    Nov AFDs: 14/21. 2018 AFDs: 267/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: £46,436.38. £40,700.00 Paid off: £5,736.38
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 6th Jul 18, 8:34 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Three sugar-free days and 300g lost and very happy with that. My target is 5kgs so I've got a way to go but at least it's in the right direction and I know exactly how I'm doing it.


    6/31 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 6th Jul 18, 3:32 PM
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    Barny1979
    3/21 AFDs today
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 7th Jul 18, 7:40 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Four sugar-free days. I'm amazed I've managed them, and am beginning to find that being so conscious of it coupled with being desperate to lose the spare tyre around my middle that I'm also managing to eat less overall. Plus which I've managed so far to stick to a matchbox-sized piece of cheese when I have it at all which is a big change.


    7/31 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 8th Jul 18, 10:33 AM
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    I was really surprised this morning not to have a subscription email for this thread and I now understand why! The world cup coupled with Wimbledon appears to have upped the profits of every booze producer and seller in the country. I hope there aren't too many sore heads out there.

    I ate an ice cream yesterday, so it wasn't a sugar-free day. Bad me. I've lost a kilo over ten days so I'm celebrating that achievement by not beating myself up about the ice cream. It was at an event, a real occasion, and if I hadn't had one it would have been a really pointless, churlish thing to do so I don't regret it a bit. Other than that, despite thinking I would eat a great deal, I didn't. Chuffed with myself, to be honest.

    8/31 please, Baileys.
    Last edited by Honey Bear; 10-07-2018 at 8:02 AM.
    Keeping it AF
    • wintersunshine
    • By wintersunshine 8th Jul 18, 1:01 PM
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    wintersunshine
    Hope it's ok I post here. I really need to STOP drinking. So I'm setting myself a 365 day challenge.


    This is day 1.


    Wish me luck.


    wintersunshine
    Lose Weight 36 : Join Date 14th July 2016
    6/7 Llbs
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 8th Jul 18, 2:50 PM
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    Afternoon all, 7/21 for me today. I did go out drinking with a buddy last night (not connected to Wimbledon or the World Cup tho) and completely overdid it for the first time in ages. Curiously I haven't had a headache but in every other respect feel "rough as toast" as Barny once put it on here! I suppose it doesn't do me any harm to remember occasionally what it's like and why I don't generally do it. Anyway, now looking forward to normal service resuming. Ah, thank God for AFDs.


    That's an impressively quick weight loss, Honey Bear - I'm trying to cut down on sugar and carby things myself, though haven't really organised myself to do it properly yet. Are you cutting out all sugars (eg fruit, honey) or just refined sugar, if you don't mind my asking?
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £6,732.53/£12,000
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 8th Jul 18, 2:54 PM
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    hi wintersunshine!! Welcome You're in the right place! Best of luck with your goals. That's a pretty big challenge, is all I would say - I tend to set lowish targets because it leaves me feeling confident I can meet them, whereas if you set yourself a really challenging task it's much harder not to slip up. But only you know if it's something you have to do. Honey Bear is the woman to ask when it comes to giving up completely!
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £6,732.53/£12,000
    Nov AFDs: 14/21. 2018 AFDs: 267/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: £46,436.38. £40,700.00 Paid off: £5,736.38
    • antonic
    • By antonic 8th Jul 18, 4:11 PM
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    antonic
    Hope it's ok I post here. I really need to STOP drinking. So I'm setting myself a 365 day challenge.


    This is day 1.


    Wish me luck.


    wintersunshine
    Originally posted by wintersunshine
    Hi Wintershine you can do it !.
    I have been AF for 2457 days now (6 years 8months and 22 days).
    I have done it by concentrating my mind on doing the things I used to do when I was drinking but doing them without the booze.
    At the height of my drinking I was drinking 24-36 500ml cans of Belgian Stella Artois per weekend - I never drank during the week as I work.
    Now my weekends include playing my favourite PC games and listening to the football - and remembering it !.
    Please take my story as an inspiration that you can do it !.
    LBM Sept 2005 spoke to Payplan - brilliant !
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    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 9th Jul 18, 7:23 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Welcome and good luck in your challenge Wintersunshine!

    Congratulations Fatrab!

    Iím off the starting blocks with 1/15 for yesterday.
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - £8,725/£12,000 72.7%
    Cutting Down Alcohol: November 1/10 October 5/10 September 15/10
    2018 74/150 49.3% (2017:106|2016:83)
    2018 No clutter to be seen - 167/630 26.5%
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 9th Jul 18, 8:57 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 8/21 for me today thanks.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £6,732.53/£12,000
    Nov AFDs: 14/21. 2018 AFDs: 267/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: £46,436.38. £40,700.00 Paid off: £5,736.38
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