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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 8th Apr 19, 8:52 AM
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    Giving up/ Cutting Down Alcohol Thread Part 16
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    • 8th Apr 19, 8:52 AM
    Giving up/ Cutting Down Alcohol Thread Part 16 8th Apr 19 at 8:52 AM
    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 14 and 15 is Here

    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.

    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; 08-04-2019 at 9:03 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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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 13th Jan 20, 4:41 PM
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    School Night Challenge 5th January to 9th January 2020
    Arsenal 4/5
    LoveASale 5/5
    Maman 4/4

    Mara 5/5
    PollyAnna 5/5
    Shaggy 5/5
    WBF 3/4
    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 13th Jan 20, 4:43 PM
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    School Night Challenge 12th January to 16th January 2020
    Arsenal /4

    LoveASale /5
    Maggie 1/5
    Maman 1/4
    Mara 1/5

    PollyAnna /5
    Shaggy 1/5
    Sukey 1/5


    WBF /4






    Anybody Else?
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 15-01-2020 at 4:52 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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 13th Jan 20, 4:51 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : January 2020
    January 2020


    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days


    = 28 Days


    = 31 Days

    = Target Reached
    = Target Beaten




    Annie 8/31
    Arkers 13/TF

    ArsenalBarnie 5/TF
    Barney 9/26

    BestLifeNow 6/31
    CathyBird 13/21

    CJRyder 7/16
    CuppaTea 9/18
    HappyMonday 12/31
    Honey Bear 11/31

    IanTanna 6/18
    LoveASale 8/18

    MaggieM 5/16
    Maman 8/10
    Marahouti 12/31
    PollyAnna 8/TF
    Pricey 10/24

    Rosy 8/25
    Season of Mist 10/28
    Shaggydoo 12/31
    SSDD23 10/31
    Sukeyboo 7/15

    WannaBeeFree 4/12



    Please let me know if I've made a mistake!

    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 14-01-2020 at 4:15 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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 13th Jan 20, 4:53 PM
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    The boy is on the mend. Looking brighter and more mobile as each day passes.
    Originally posted by CuppaTea

    Great news.
    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.
    • arsenalbarnie
    • By arsenalbarnie 13th Jan 20, 8:30 PM
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    Hi all. Been a bit awol. Welcome to the newcomers.

    Today and yesterday af so snc 2/4 and month total 7 .
    Total weight lost 24lbs. Afds Jan 9/31 2020 9/200
    Weight 1st 4.5lbs off.
    • CJRyder
    • By CJRyder 14th Jan 20, 12:14 AM
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    AFD 8/16 today. Hoping to get to 12 by the end of the week!
    136.39/2900 saved. January NSD = 12/16. Turtle 31!
    AFD = 13/130 January AFD = 13/16
    • AnnieG
    • By AnnieG 14th Jan 20, 5:40 AM
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    Hello
    I had a blip on Friday... quite a large blip unfortunately. Hauled myself back on the wagon and can now report 13/31 including today
    Say what you mean.. mean what you say... without being mean.
    • marahouti
    • By marahouti 14th Jan 20, 8:10 AM
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    13/31 monthly challenge and 2/5 SNC up to yesterday please Shaggy. Thank you. x
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 14th Jan 20, 8:25 AM
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    Morning all, 14/21 for me today.
    10 in Save 12K: 0/12K. JNSDs: 17/15 Tilly: 493.39
    January AFDs: 21/21 2020 AFDs: 21/260 2019: 310/260
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 14th Jan 20, 9:11 AM
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    6/16 and 2SNC please Shaggy. Nearly there for a smiley.
    Last edited by maggiem; 15-01-2020 at 8:27 AM.
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 14th Jan 20, 9:42 AM
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    8/15 for today please Shaggy
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 14th Jan 20, 9:52 AM
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    14/31 please x
    Bad Debts Busted: 10/10
    NSD Target: 8/20
    VSP #12 11.31
    • maman
    • By maman 14th Jan 20, 11:00 AM
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    Blips happen Annie. Well done for jumping straight back on the wagon.

    No drinking here today.

    9/10 AFDs please Shaggy and 2/4 for the SNC.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 14th Jan 20, 12:34 PM
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    Good morning everyone,
    14 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 14th Jan 20, 4:13 PM
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    Very pleased with how AFness is going, but having put on a massive 6 pounds in December I'm having trouble getting the neddle to shift downwards on the scales. I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong, I'm counting calories and doing exercise. So I've lowered my calories even further and upped my exercise a bit. Let's see if that works!
    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 14th Jan 20, 4:14 PM
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    School Night Challenge 12th January to 16th January 2020
    Arsenal 2/4

    LoveASale /5
    Maggie 2/5
    Maman 2/4
    Mara 2/5

    PollyAnna /5
    Shaggy 2/5
    Sukey 1/5


    WBF /4






    Anybody Else?
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 15-01-2020 at 4:52 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.
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 14th Jan 20, 4:17 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : January 2020
    January 2020


    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days


    = 28 Days


    = 31 Days

    = Target Reached
    = Target Beaten




    Annie 13/31
    Arkers 14/TF
    ArsenalBarnie 7/TF
    Barney 9/26

    BestLifeNow 6/31
    CathyBird 14/21
    CJRyder 8/16
    CuppaTea 9/18
    HappyMonday 12/31
    Honey Bear 11/31

    IanTanna 6/18
    LoveASale 8/18

    MaggieM 6/16
    Maman 9/10
    Marahouti 13/31
    PollyAnna 8/TF
    Pricey 10/24

    Rosy 8/25
    Season of Mist 10/28
    Shaggydoo 13/31
    SSDD23 14/31
    Sukeyboo 8/15

    WannaBeeFree 4/12



    Please let me know if I've made a mistake!

    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 15-01-2020 at 4:55 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.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 14th Jan 20, 6:36 PM
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    10/26 AFDs today
    2013 - 313 AFDs, 2014 - 289 AFDs, 2015 - 321 AFDs, 2016 - 276 AFDs, 2017 - 276 AFDs, 2018 - 240 AFDs 2019 - 285 AFDs
    MFW Challenge 2019 - 1809/1809
    • Happy Monday
    • By Happy Monday 14th Jan 20, 7:28 PM
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    Happy Monday
    Day 14 of dry January, but I’ve had such a crappy day at work I really fancy a drink. I’m determined not to as I know this will only make me feel worse. Might have to cheer myself up with a cuppa and a twirl, I’ve run out of chocolate hon nobs!!!
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 14th Jan 20, 10:18 PM
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    Keep going Happy Monday - hope the chocolate works!

    7/16 and 3SNC please - stayed AF today and no desire to drink now, thank heavens.

    I love the picture of scales Shaggy - mine are shouting help too, but think I need to fight on only one front at the moment. Looking at all the extra calories in alcohol it's hardly surprising I seem very hungry at the moment so need to get used to the calorie deficit before trying to reduce even more. I am trying to exercise more at the moment but know changing what I eat is likely to be more successful. Hope your efforts work well.
    Last edited by maggiem; 15-01-2020 at 8:28 AM.
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