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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 8th Apr 19, 7:52 AM
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    Giving up/ Cutting Down Alcohol Thread Part 16
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    • 8th Apr 19, 7:52 AM
    Giving up/ Cutting Down Alcohol Thread Part 16 8th Apr 19 at 7:52 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 8:03 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 16th Apr 19, 12:58 PM
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    Glad you've found a new home LoveASale
    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 16th Apr 19, 1:00 PM
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    School Night Challenge 14th April to 18th April
    ArsenalBarnie 1/3
    GreenKaren 2/5
    LoveASale 1/4
    Marahouti 2/4
    Shaggydoo 2/5
    WBF 1/4
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 19-04-2019 at 3:24 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 16th Apr 19, 1:07 PM
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    Monthly Challenge : April 2019
    April 2019


    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days


    = 28 Days


    = 31 Days

    = Target Reached
    = Target Beaten



    AnnieG 7/18
    Arkers 9/10
    ArsenalBarnie 7/16
    Barney 12/26

    BestLifeNow /TF
    CathyBird 15/21

    CuppaTea 5/17
    Glenda 15/25
    GreenKaren 15/28
    Honey Bear 16/30
    LoveASale 10/18
    MaggieM 9/15
    Maman 8/10

    Marahouti 2/10

    PollyAnna 3/15
    Pricey 9/23
    Rosy 12/28
    Season of Mist 11/27
    Shaggydoo 14/21
    Sukeyboo 8/12
    WannaBeeFree 9/19





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

    Everyone Welcome Anytime of the Month!
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 19-04-2019 at 3:27 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 16th Apr 19, 7:44 PM
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    13/26 AFDs today
    2013 - 313 AFDs, 2014 - 289 AFDs, 2015 - 321 AFDs, 2016 - 276 AFDs, 2017 - 276 AFDs, 2018 - 240 AFDs
    MFW Challenge 2019 - £550/£1809
    • AnnieG
    • By AnnieG 16th Apr 19, 7:48 PM
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    Hello
    Made it to 10/18, last week I felt as though I was disappearing down a boozy rabbit hole, glad to have climbed out!
    Say what you mean.. mean what you say... without being mean.
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 16th Apr 19, 9:13 PM
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    Hello
    Made it to 10/18, last week I felt as though I was disappearing down a boozy rabbit hole, glad to have climbed out!
    Originally posted by AnnieG
    Annie Iím still in that rabbit hole trying to climb out. Great analogy. Good luck you.
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • CuppaTea
    • By CuppaTea 16th Apr 19, 9:14 PM
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    8/17 please shaggy
    I'm dealing with stuff.
    • marahouti
    • By marahouti 17th Apr 19, 6:03 AM
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    3/4 snc and 3/10 mc please shaggy.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 17th Apr 19, 7:25 AM
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    Morning all and 16/21 for me today thanks
    15 in Save 12K: -£1,011.85/£12K. ANSDs: 10/12 YNSDs: 39/TF Tilly: £403.56
    Apr AFDs: 24/21 2019 AFDs: 97/260 2018: 303/260
    Mortgage 1/1/19: £31,950.00 £27,750.00 Paid off: £4,200
    • arsenalbarnie
    • By arsenalbarnie 17th Apr 19, 7:35 AM
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    8/16 mc 2/3 snc please Shaggy hope the funeral went ok.

    Dreaded weigh in later
    • rosy10
    • By rosy10 17th Apr 19, 7:41 AM
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    good morning everyone, 15/28, please Shaggy.
    • loveasale
    • By loveasale 17th Apr 19, 9:50 AM
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    Morning all !
    11/18 2/4 and 62kg
    I will never be rich but I'm happy
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 17th Apr 19, 2:03 PM
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    9/12 for today please Shaggy
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 17th Apr 19, 3:53 PM
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    Good afternoon everyone,

    11 please Shaggy

    Arkers X
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 17th Apr 19, 6:41 PM
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    Sorry about the funeral, Shaggy, and thank you for my Birthday icon thingy.

    17/30 please.
    Keeping it AF
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 17th Apr 19, 6:46 PM
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    14/26 AFDs today
    2013 - 313 AFDs, 2014 - 289 AFDs, 2015 - 321 AFDs, 2016 - 276 AFDs, 2017 - 276 AFDs, 2018 - 240 AFDs
    MFW Challenge 2019 - £550/£1809
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 17th Apr 19, 7:49 PM
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    Shaggy, hope the funeral went okay xx
    15 in Save 12K: -£1,011.85/£12K. ANSDs: 10/12 YNSDs: 39/TF Tilly: £403.56
    Apr AFDs: 24/21 2019 AFDs: 97/260 2018: 303/260
    Mortgage 1/1/19: £31,950.00 £27,750.00 Paid off: £4,200
    • Green Karen
    • By Green Karen 17th Apr 19, 10:33 PM
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    17/28 April
    4/5 WDC


    Just completed day 30 of the 30 day challenge!
    • marahouti
    • By marahouti 18th Apr 19, 7:00 AM
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    4/4 SNC and 4/10 MC please Shaggy
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 18th Apr 19, 7:45 AM
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    Morning all, 17/21 for me today thanks.
    15 in Save 12K: -£1,011.85/£12K. ANSDs: 10/12 YNSDs: 39/TF Tilly: £403.56
    Apr AFDs: 24/21 2019 AFDs: 97/260 2018: 303/260
    Mortgage 1/1/19: £31,950.00 £27,750.00 Paid off: £4,200
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