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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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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 2nd Aug 18, 7:53 AM
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    Morning all, 2/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 6,149.00/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    Oct AFDs: 10/21. 2018 AFDs: 244/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 42,400.00 Paid off: 4,036.38
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 2nd Aug 18, 8:25 AM
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    22/17 July

    1/16 August
    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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 2nd Aug 18, 8:30 AM
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    Monthly Challenge : August 2018
    August 2018


    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days


    = 28 Days


    = 31 Days


    = Target Reached


    = Target Beaten





    Arkers /10

    Barney 1/24

    CathyBird 2/21

    Fatrab /28

    Honey Bear 2/31

    ItIsMe /5

    Maman 1/10

    Pricey /23

    Shaggydoo 2/16

    Suckeyboo /12

    WannaBeeFree /16





    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 07-08-2018 at 8:42 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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 2nd Aug 18, 8:34 AM
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    Monthly Challenge : August 2018 Targets
    Roll Up, Roll Up!

    It's the Monthlly Challenge !





    Set Your
    TARGET

    Everyone Welcome!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 07-08-2018 at 8:46 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.
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 2nd Aug 18, 9:55 AM
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    Not doing too well but want to start again so will try to achieve 5 AFDs for August please.
    • maman
    • By maman 2nd Aug 18, 3:40 PM
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    Determined to be AF today.


    2/10 AFDs please Shaggy.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 2nd Aug 18, 4:22 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon,

    Final total for July 19 please Baileys
    2 for August.
    Hello Shaggy xx
    Arkers x
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 3rd Aug 18, 12:26 AM
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    3/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 3rd Aug 18, 8:01 AM
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    Morning all, 3/21 for me today please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 6,149.00/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    Oct AFDs: 10/21. 2018 AFDs: 244/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 42,400.00 Paid off: 4,036.38
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 3rd Aug 18, 10:05 AM
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    Does she take in paying guests??

    Originally posted by maman
    I did say I was going back for a month next time!!!!

    Shaggy can I set a target of 7AF for August please.
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 3rd Aug 18, 11:04 AM
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    1/12 for yesterday please Shaggy
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 3rd Aug 18, 11:33 AM
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    Arkers
    Good morning,

    Caught out not reading all the posts.....thanks for keeping tally again Shaggy. Have a great hollibobs Baileys.
    3 please Shaggy.

    I have 1/2 a stone to lose to get back into my target range, so keeping off the booze is pivotal in achieving this.

    45 minutes of body attack this morning, now struggling to move!!
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 3rd Aug 18, 5:11 PM
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    2/24 AFDs today
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 4th Aug 18, 7:38 AM
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    Helloooo, FatRab, you still out there?


    4/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • maman
    • By maman 4th Aug 18, 11:37 AM
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    maman
    Good morning,

    Caught out not reading all the posts.....thanks for keeping tally again Shaggy. Have a great hollibobs Baileys.
    3 please Shaggy.

    I have 1/2 a stone to lose to get back into my target range, so keeping off the booze is pivotal in achieving this.

    45 minutes of body attack this morning, now struggling to move!!
    Originally posted by Arkers

    Great minds arkers! I weighed yesterday for the first time in 9 weeks. The damage (mostly from holiday and ) was 4lbs which I'm determined to lose. The next week or so will be damage limitation as I've a number of social events coming up but I had to start somewhere. Decided to have an AF Friday. It was hard at wine o'clock but got easier through the evening. It can be done!


    3/10 AFDs please Shaggy.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 5th Aug 18, 7:43 AM
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    Honey Bear
    5/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 5th Aug 18, 8:20 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 4/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 6,149.00/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    Oct AFDs: 10/21. 2018 AFDs: 244/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 42,400.00 Paid off: 4,036.38
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 6th Aug 18, 8:03 AM
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    Honey Bear
    6/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 6th Aug 18, 9:13 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 5/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 6,149.00/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    Oct AFDs: 10/21. 2018 AFDs: 244/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 42,400.00 Paid off: 4,036.38
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 6th Aug 18, 9:44 AM
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    2/12 for today please Shaggy
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