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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 8th Apr 19, 8:52 AM
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    shaggydoo
    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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    • CJRyder
    • By CJRyder 16th Jan 20, 12:00 AM
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    CJRyder
    Yesterday and today were AFD, so 9 and 10/16!
    136.39/2900 saved. January NSD = 13/16. Turtle 31!
    AFD = 14/130 January AFD = 14/16
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 16th Jan 20, 8:07 AM
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    Arkers
    Good morning everyone,
    16 please Shaggy
    Arkers x
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 16th Jan 20, 9:36 AM
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    sukeyboo
    10/15 for today please Shaggy
    • maman
    • By maman 16th Jan 20, 10:03 AM
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    maman
    Another AF day planned here.

    11/10 AFDs please Shaggy and 4/4 for the SNC.

    I'm definitely going for my 14 day smiley...and beyond?
    • lantanna
    • By lantanna 16th Jan 20, 11:52 AM
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    lantanna
    8 / 18 for me today please
    2020 my frugal year.
    7k savings 2020 25/7000
    Feb GC 98.30/ 300.00
    Toiletries 2020 In 8 Out 16
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 16th Jan 20, 6:16 PM
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    Barny1979
    12/26 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 16th Jan 20, 6:25 PM
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    Happy Monday
    Day 16 for me please x
    • loveasale
    • By loveasale 16th Jan 20, 8:50 PM
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    loveasale
    Hello everyone!
    12/18 4/5 snc
    I will never be rich but I'm happy
    • CJRyder
    • By CJRyder 16th Jan 20, 8:53 PM
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    CJRyder
    AFD 11/16 today! Woo!
    136.39/2900 saved. January NSD = 13/16. Turtle 31!
    AFD = 14/130 January AFD = 14/16
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 16th Jan 20, 10:50 PM
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    cathybird
    Not an AFD for me and to be accountable, I will say that I had two cocktails and a glass of wine with lunch, then late in the afternoon we had a leaving celebration for someone who quit work today so someone handed me a small glass of champagne for that, to which I didn't say no, then I had a margarita when I got home (one shot of tequila and one shot of cointreau along with the lime). So quite a lot but I wasn't drunk at any time and I feel okay. Back in the saddle tomorrow.
    10 in Save 12K: 0/12K. JNSDs: 20/15 Tilly: 530.13
    January AFDs: 24/21 2020 AFDs: 24/260 2019: 310/260
    • maggiem
    • By maggiem 16th Jan 20, 11:04 PM
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    maggiem
    9/16 and 5SNC - hurray success at last.

    You may not have had an AF day Cathybird but I think it is a success when someone has had some alcohol and feels in control.

    Looking forward to seeing you with that 14 day smiley Maman, I'm hoping to get there too but you are ahead of me so I will look forward to cheering you on.

    Honeybear hoping you and yours are well just busy, missing your eloquent posts.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 17th Jan 20, 8:47 AM
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    cathybird
    You may not have had an AF day Cathybird but I think it is a success when someone has had some alcohol and feels in control.
    Originally posted by maggiem
    Thanks maggiem

    It's 16/21 for me today.
    10 in Save 12K: 0/12K. JNSDs: 20/15 Tilly: 530.13
    January AFDs: 24/21 2020 AFDs: 24/260 2019: 310/260
    • marahouti
    • By marahouti 17th Jan 20, 8:55 AM
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    marahouti
    I too think you had a successful day yesterday cathybird. You chose to drink yesterday, today you choose not to. You are in control not the alcohol.
    16/31 and 5/5 SNC for yesterday please Shaggy. Thank you. X
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 17th Jan 20, 9:01 AM
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    CuppaTea
    I had a blip at the beginning of the week.
    Stress I think.
    But I got back on it last night and intend to tonight and tomorrow to make up for it.
    Still on 9/18. (Sad face)
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 17th Jan 20, 12:01 PM
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    Arkers
    Not an AFD for me and to be accountable, I will say that I had two cocktails and a glass of wine with lunch, then late in the afternoon we had a leaving celebration for someone who quit work today so someone handed me a small glass of champagne for that, to which I didn't say no, then I had a margarita when I got home (one shot of tequila and one shot of cointreau along with the lime). So quite a lot but I wasn't drunk at any time and I feel okay. Back in the saddle tomorrow.
    Originally posted by cathybird
    Sounds like you were in control, and you had a good time a win win in my book.

    Good morning everyone,
    17 please Shaggy
    Family birthday today, but I have nominated myself as duty driver


    Arkers x
    • Season of Mist
    • By Season of Mist 17th Jan 20, 12:12 PM
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    Season of Mist
    Hi All, won’t drink tonight so currently 16/28, thank you (last Sat was one of the planned non-AF days for me this month).
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 17th Jan 20, 12:48 PM
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    cathybird
    Thanks marahouti and Arkers One good thing about it too is that I enjoy AFDs at least as much if not more than days where I have a drink, so that is pretty massive progress
    10 in Save 12K: 0/12K. JNSDs: 20/15 Tilly: 530.13
    January AFDs: 24/21 2020 AFDs: 24/260 2019: 310/260
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 17th Jan 20, 4:29 PM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    6/12 and 2/4 SNC for this week please. I One s*d it day on Wednesday and stayed strong last night.
    Cutting Down Alcohol: 7/150
    4.66%/6.83%
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 17th Jan 20, 5:55 PM
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    SSDD23
    17/31 for me please x
    Bad Debts Busted: 10/10
    NSD Target: 14/20
    VSP #12 17.12
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 17th Jan 20, 5:58 PM
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    CuppaTea
    So I had an idea about not being able to sign in on my laptop but it all works perfectly on my phone.

    I went into saved passwords and found I have seven entries for MSE on 2 different email addresses. I deleted the lot. Then typed in the details I am using for my phone..........and I am in. Not sure how or why I had 7 saved passwords for one site, but I think Microsoft was finding it difficult to distinguish and so it didnt bother.

    Anyway, makes my life easier when I want to type more than a few lines.

    Have a good weekend all.
    I'm dealing with stuff.
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