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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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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 9th Aug 18, 7:33 AM
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    Hi Pollyanna! Always lovely to see you.


    9/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 9th Aug 18, 7:41 AM
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    Morning all, 7/21 for me today please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 5,482.91/12,000
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    Aug AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 195/260. 2017: 306/252
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 9th Aug 18, 11:05 AM
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    Morning! 7/28 for me today please
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    August targets - 28 AFDs, 28 TAFDs
    New challenge from 10th July - Lose 1 pound per week for 10 weeks!
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 9th Aug 18, 11:34 AM
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    Good morning,
    9 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 9th Aug 18, 8:41 PM
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    5/24 AFDs today
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 9th Aug 18, 9:49 PM
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    5/12 for today please Shaggy
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 9th Aug 18, 11:56 PM
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    2/16 please Shaggy.
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - 4,225/12,000
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    2018 52/150
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 10th Aug 18, 7:40 AM
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    10/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • Mr_Curious
    • By Mr_Curious 10th Aug 18, 7:49 AM
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    Hi All,



    Can I just randomly join in with this? I hope so.



    Not a drop so far this month. I have a few social events penciled in so I expect a few days that I will drink but as it stands 10/31


    Thank you,


    Mr_C
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 10th Aug 18, 7:53 AM
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    6/24 AFDs today
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 10th Aug 18, 8:11 AM
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    Morning all, 8/21 for me today thanks.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 5,482.91/12,000
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    Aug AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 195/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 43,875.00 Paid off: 2,561.38
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 10th Aug 18, 8:13 AM
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    Welcome Mr_Curious and hi Pollyanna
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 5,482.91/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    Aug AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 195/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 43,875.00 Paid off: 2,561.38
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Aug 18, 9:28 AM
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    Good to see you Pollyanna and welcome Mr Curious.


    Hi All,

    Can I just randomly join in with this? I hope so.

    Not a drop so far this month. I have a few social events penciled in so I expect a few days that I will drink but as it stands 10/31

    Thank you,

    Mr_C
    Originally posted by Mr_Curious

    The lovely Shaggy will add you to the list. Do you have a target for the month in mind or would you prefer to go target free and see what you achieve?
    • Mr_Curious
    • By Mr_Curious 10th Aug 18, 10:30 AM
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    Thank you for the welcome



    At the moment I'd just like to be mindful of how I'm doing. I am making a conscious effort to cut down. I'd hope that this month will only have 2-3 alcohol days. That said I am going to give the alcohol free beer a go at social events... Surely that doesn't count right?
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 10th Aug 18, 10:49 AM
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    Hi Mr_Curious, AF beers are fine, it's the "low alcohol" drinks that are debatable.


    Good luck with your efforts


    8/28 AF and 8/28 TAFD for me today please.


    Mrs fatrab and I are starting a serious diet and exercise regime from Monday. We've continued to be a bad influence on each other this year so it stops this weekend. We're off to our favourite curry house on Sunday then on Monday all hell will break loose. Foresee divorce and/or murder within 2 weeks
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    August targets - 28 AFDs, 28 TAFDs
    New challenge from 10th July - Lose 1 pound per week for 10 weeks!
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 11th Aug 18, 6:47 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Welcome Mr Curious and good luck. I swear by AF beer, but there ar purists and zealots who say that by drinking it I have a problem with alcohol. After four years without booze, I beg to differ but whatever other people want to think is up to them.

    On low alcohol beers, which I tried when I was still drinking, I just drank more of them, but that was just me. Only you know what your target is, and if by being here it encourages you to absorb less alcohol into your system, then whatever works for you is the right strategy.

    Good luck with the weight loss, FatRab. I'm having no luck with it at all, but I now realise that when I'm stressed and overtired my sugar and cheddar consumption goes through the roof, and they're my two foods that guarantee weight gain. I'm still trying to shift 8lbs but that's a lot better than the 12 it's been for a few years. I'm getting there, but it's taking far too long to lose a relatively small amount of weight which is worrying.

    11/31 please, Shaggy.
    Last edited by Honey Bear; 12-08-2018 at 7:53 AM.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 11th Aug 18, 10:39 PM
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    Evening all, 9/21 for me today. It's a really late call - I was meant to be out on the town tonight but it didn't happen and then I thought I might have a drink at home anyway but that didn't happen either and now it's past 10.30pm. So I guess that makes it an AFD! Can't say I'm sorry as if I had gone out it would have been a biggish night out and I would rather be clearheaded tomorrow.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 5,482.91/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    Aug AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 195/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 43,875.00 Paid off: 2,561.38
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 12th Aug 18, 7:55 AM
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    12/31 please, Shaggy.
    Keeping it AF
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 12th Aug 18, 8:49 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, 10/21 for me please.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. 5,482.91/12,000
    2017: 12,978.51/12K 2016: 20,880.11/15K 2015: 25,464.86/10K
    Aug AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 195/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: 46,436.38. 43,875.00 Paid off: 2,561.38
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 12th Aug 18, 8:57 AM
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    7/24 AFDs for yesterday
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