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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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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 12th Jul 18, 4:06 PM
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    cathybird
    I agree about carbs, FatRab and Maman, they're fine in moderation. But I can't do moderation! Once I've shifted this 5kgs I'll re-evaluate but I'm sick to death of dragging it around and I genuinely don't overeat that much, it's just that I did about ten years ago (severe stress) and have never shifted it since. Once it's gone I'll be able to eat fairly normally again and that'll include potatoes, chips, Twinks hobnobs, pasta and rice.

    I love this post! 5 kgs is enough - a realistic decent aim is no more than 10% of one's bodyweight which in my case would be about 6.5 kgs but I prefer the figure 5 so that's what it's going to be. You guys must have been trollied for her to be able to say you needed to lose 10 kgs and not get decked!
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Ha ha Honey Bear, I'm glad you liked my post, and yes we were very very jolly, to say the least I sort of don't quite mind even sober tho as she's (more or less) right and also it was about us both. I think I'm going to do what you're doing to shift the extra pounds - restrict carbs (not going to cut them completely) and go more or less sugar-free (apart from the odd bit of free cake at work that is, not that I just ate that today at all )
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 6,732.53/12,000
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    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 40,700.00 Paid off: 5,736.38
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 12th Jul 18, 4:44 PM
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    Honey Bear
    Welcome Bevery 1471 and good luck with it. It's easy enough to let a way of relaxing turn into something that isn't so clever after a while. I imagine that's how most of us ended up over-indulging.

    It sounds more of a habit than an addiction so if you can distract yourself in the evenings that should help. It's so easy for partners and friends to think that encouraging people to drink is being kind but in the long run it's not that helpful.

    Keep posting. We're all rooting for you.

    I had to stay longer where I volunteer today which meant that although I had a big enough breakfast, lunch was a different matter. I had an emergency packet of oatcakes in my bag so that was lunch. At least they're low GI, even if carby. Hey ho

    12/31 please, Baileys.
    Last edited by Honey Bear; 13-07-2018 at 8:34 AM.
    Keeping it AF
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 13th Jul 18, 8:06 AM
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    Baileysonice
    July18[/CENTER]

    = On My Way

    = 7 Days

    =14 Days

    =21 Days

    =28 Days

    = Whole month

    = Target Achieved

    = Overachiever


    Arkers 4/TF

    Barny1979 5/21

    cathybird 14/21

    CuppaTea /

    fatrab 14/28

    Freysmum 4/26

    helenjenkins1 /

    Honey Bear 15/31

    Itisme 2/7

    katep23 /

    lonelyrat /

    maggiem /15

    maman 3/10

    mobo1980 /

    PriceySOS 11/30

    sukeyboo3 /10

    Wanna Bee Free 3 /16

    winnie49 /

    wintersun 7/31

    wishus /


    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; 17-07-2018 at 8:22 AM.
    • wintersunshine
    • By wintersunshine 13th Jul 18, 8:15 AM
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    wintersunshine
    Morning


    Day 4 - slept 6 hours in a row that night


    Day 5 - Night out with friends. Managed an AFD When I got home managed to get to sleep straight away Got about 6 hours sleep straight.


    Thanks for the support and lack of judgement.



    5/365
    Lose Weight 36 : Join Date 14th July 2016
    6/7 Llbs
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 13th Jul 18, 8:22 AM
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    cathybird
    Hey Baileys, are you not on the list this month? ... Hope all well, thanks for the update.



    Not an AFD for me today, going for drinks with a friend at lunchtime, looking forward to it actually, but will be checking in here tho to see what's happening!
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 6,732.53/12,000
    Nov AFDs: 17/21. 2018 AFDs: 270/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 40,700.00 Paid off: 5,736.38
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 13th Jul 18, 8:23 AM
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    Baileysonice
    Hi all

    Just wanted to give some notice that I won't be able to keep score in August. I have a couple of weeks holiday and also a lot of work away time so updating will be to slow .

    If you want me back then Sept should be fine but happy to hand over the reigns if thats what the team wants. Ill still follow of course
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 13th Jul 18, 8:36 AM
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    Honey Bear
    13/31 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • wintersunshine
    • By wintersunshine 14th Jul 18, 7:45 AM
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    wintersunshine
    Morning

    Day 6 : an AFD Friday. Watched the tennis until 11 - 6 hours sleep.

    I guess things get a bit mundane from here....

    6/365
    Lose Weight 36 : Join Date 14th July 2016
    6/7 Llbs
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 14th Jul 18, 9:05 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 12/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 6,732.53/12,000
    Nov AFDs: 17/21. 2018 AFDs: 270/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 40,700.00 Paid off: 5,736.38
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 14th Jul 18, 10:33 AM
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    Honey Bear
    14/31 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 15th Jul 18, 8:32 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning, 13/21 for me please. Beautiful day out there!
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 6,732.53/12,000
    Nov AFDs: 17/21. 2018 AFDs: 270/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 40,700.00 Paid off: 5,736.38
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 15th Jul 18, 9:07 AM
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    Honey Bear
    15/31 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 15th Jul 18, 10:19 AM
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    Barny1979
    4/21 AFDs for Friday
    • wintersunshine
    • By wintersunshine 15th Jul 18, 5:46 PM
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    wintersunshine
    Day 7 : an AFD Saturday...ha ha just feel normal - so there is not much to say!

    (Lovely to feel normal though)

    7/365
    Lose Weight 36 : Join Date 14th July 2016
    6/7 Llbs
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 16th Jul 18, 9:28 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 14/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 6,732.53/12,000
    Nov AFDs: 17/21. 2018 AFDs: 270/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 40,700.00 Paid off: 5,736.38
    • maman
    • By maman 16th Jul 18, 10:42 AM
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    maman
    Determined to have another AF day. Should start getting easier now the football's over.


    3/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 16th Jul 18, 11:43 AM
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    fatrab
    14/28 for me today please.

    I had a drink yesterday and I feel awful today so I'm off it. Permanently.
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    Challenge - be 14 Stone BY XMAS!

    • PriceySOS
    • By PriceySOS 16th Jul 18, 12:13 PM
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    11 please, thanks very much for keeping score, Baileys I am really sorry, but I can't take over for you in August, because things are pretty hectic here.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 16th Jul 18, 4:52 PM
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    Barny1979
    5/21 AFDs for me, been bad this month so far, as been to Russia for the WC, and it was my birthday on Saturday, back on the wagon now.
    • beverley1471
    • By beverley1471 17th Jul 18, 8:49 AM
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    beverley1471
    Day 6 Alcohol free, the weekend was hard as that!!!8217;s when I normally treat myself.
    Day 2 Caffeine free, I!!!8217;m finding this even harder, I have less of a headache today so it!!!8217;s improving.

    I don!!!8217;t normally eat much sugar, but found myself eating sweets yesterday, so that!!!8217;s not good. I do need to lose about a stone in weight and I was hoping cutting out alcohol and coffee may help me achieve this, it won!!!8217;t if I am snacking on junk food!
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