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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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    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 14th Jan 20, 11:36 PM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Good luck HappyMonday.

    5/12 and 1/4 SNC for today please. I caved yesterday but stayed strong whilst out tonight.
    Cutting Down Alcohol: 7/150
    4.66%/4.64%
    • marahouti
    • By marahouti 15th Jan 20, 7:16 AM
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    14/31 and 3/5 SNC for yesterday please Shaggy. Thank you. X
    • lantanna
    • By lantanna 15th Jan 20, 8:10 AM
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    7/18 for today please
    2020 my frugal year.
    7k savings 2020 25/7000
    Feb GC 78.30/ 300.00
    Toiletries 2020 In 8 Out 16
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 15th Jan 20, 8:33 AM
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    Arkers
    Good morning everyone,
    15 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • arsenalbarnie
    • By arsenalbarnie 15th Jan 20, 9:23 AM
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    I know the feeling Shaggy. I go to Sl. World and even so am only 5lb lighter than this time last year!

    Slipped up last night so nothing else to report
    Total weight lost 24lbs. Afds Jan 9/31 2020 9/200
    Weight 1st 4.5lbs off.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 15th Jan 20, 9:24 AM
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    Morning all, 15/21 for me today please.
    10 in Save 12K: 0/12K. JNSDs: 17/15 Tilly: 493.39
    January AFDs: 21/21 2020 AFDs: 21/260 2019: 310/260
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 15th Jan 20, 10:03 AM
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    15/31 for me today please
    Bad Debts Busted: 10/10
    NSD Target: 8/20
    VSP #12 11.31
    • maman
    • By maman 15th Jan 20, 11:00 AM
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    maman
    I'm another trying to shift December gains. I don't weigh at home so can't say how much but my clothes tell me it's a few pounds more than I'd like. I do some exercise but I know it's the food (and drink) that really makes the difference. Which gives us all a good incentive for AFDs (provided we don't replace the booze with chocolate or crisps or cheese or......).

    Target day today and more than half the month left.

    10/10 AFDs please Shaggy and 3/4 for the SNC.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 15th Jan 20, 12:50 PM
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    Target day today and more than half the month left.
    Originally posted by maman
    Well done maman!
    10 in Save 12K: 0/12K. JNSDs: 17/15 Tilly: 493.39
    January AFDs: 21/21 2020 AFDs: 21/260 2019: 310/260
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 15th Jan 20, 1:59 PM
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    Target day today and more than half the month left.
    Originally posted by maman
    Congratulations on meeting target so early maman

    9/15 for me today please - I seem to have been added to the SNC for this week Shaggy - not sure if you have mistaken me for someone else?
    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 15th Jan 20, 4:49 PM
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    shaggydoo




    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!
    Originally posted by shaggydoo

    Well, the scales were kinder to me this morning and I do seem to have lost 2 pounds since 1st Jan - so now I've just got to keep up the good work!
    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 15th Jan 20, 4:55 PM
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    shaggydoo
    School Night Challenge 12th January to 16th January 2020
    Arsenal 2/4

    LoveASale /5
    Maggie 3/5
    Maman 3/4
    Mara 3/5

    PollyAnna /5
    Shaggy 3/5
    WBF 1/4






    Anybody Else?
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 18-01-2020 at 4:19 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 15th Jan 20, 4:58 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 15/TF
    ArsenalBarnie 7/TF
    Barney 10/26

    BestLifeNow 6/31
    CathyBird 15/21
    CJRyder 8/16
    CuppaTea 9/18
    HappyMonday 14/31
    Honey Bear 11/31

    IanTanna 7/18
    LoveASale 8/18
    MaggieM 7/16
    Maman 10/10
    Marahouti 14/31
    PollyAnna 8/TF
    Pricey 10/24

    Rosy 8/25
    Season of Mist 10/28
    Shaggydoo 14/31
    SSDD23 15/31
    Sukeyboo 9/15

    WannaBeeFree 5/12



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

    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 18-01-2020 at 4:24 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 15th Jan 20, 5:00 PM
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    shaggydoo
    School Night Challenge 19th January to 23rd January
    Shaggy /5


    Anybody else?
    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 15th Jan 20, 8:19 PM
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    11/26 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
    • marahouti
    • By marahouti 15th Jan 20, 9:17 PM
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    Not sure that I will be able to check in tomorrow morning with today's totals as usual so 15/31 and 4/5 SNC up to today please Shaggy. Thank you. X
    • Happy Monday
    • By Happy Monday 15th Jan 20, 9:29 PM
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    Happy Monday
    Evening all, day 15 for me. I don’t feel any different so far doing dry January, not sure if it’s because I don’t drink much anyway, but there’s no difference on the scales or in my waistline!
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 15th Jan 20, 9:50 PM
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    maggiem
    8/16 and 4SNC please. I will try for 4SNC for next week pleaseShaggy.
    Everyone seems to be doing well - go us!
    • PriceySOS
    • By PriceySOS 15th Jan 20, 9:57 PM
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    PriceySOS
    12 please, thanks x
    • loveasale
    • By loveasale 15th Jan 20, 11:06 PM
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    Evening all
    11/18 & 3/5 SNC
    I will never be rich but I'm happy
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