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The Nine Month Challenge

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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Mooths » 08 Aug 2019 19:44

Ruminate away, Winkler. It’s good to hear your thoughts - and welcome to the thread!

My own attempts at moderate reintroduction were all abject failures, so I’m now totally comfortable with my commitment to long-term abstinence. In fact, the pithy response I wheel out when someone asks why I’ve quit drinking is: ‘I find abstinence easier than moderation.’ Sums it up completely and usually shuts down any further questions. Sometimes I might elaborate with: ‘I spent years searching for my off switch and eventually accepted that I don’t have one.’ That does the trick too.

Just thought I’d share some tools in my armoury!
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by fiz » 09 Aug 2019 08:55

Wowcha, it got busy in here, fantastic to read through all your posts. ;)?
Lovely to see the piggy 🐷 in the 9 month room, you are doing amazing. \:)/
Aw, cowboy, one day I might get to live my dream of a little wooden cabin in the middle of some woods, maybe with a little stream running right on by. 🥰
Winkler, I don’t think any of us can moderate really, I did a long stint of abstinence then thought, I got this, it went well for about 3 months, then I was worse than ever.
Mooths, I used to come up with some bloody elaborate excuses why I wasn’t drinking, I’ve had sleepless nights worrying how will I tell people, I’m not drinking. It’s getting easier though, sometimes now, I just say not for me thanks and look at them like they are crazy for even considering to drink that poison. :lol:
I hope I’ve not missed anyone, have a lovely day. <:)>
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Pork » 09 Aug 2019 09:26

Thanks fiz & good morning people 👍😎

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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by fiz » 09 Aug 2019 10:16

I feel robbed, where is this £1,258 this app says I have saved 🤷‍♀️ :lol2:
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by martha » 09 Aug 2019 10:54

fiz wrote:
09 Aug 2019 10:16
I feel robbed, where is this £1,258 this app says I have saved 🤷‍♀️ :lol2:
Ha ha, I know that feeling, fiz! I'm definitely "saving" money but I don't know where it is. Big mystery! :D
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Mooths » 09 Aug 2019 20:32

I put £35/week aside (£5 per day) for every week I don’t drink and use the money - without guilt - on regular expensive haircuts!
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Pork » 09 Aug 2019 21:00

Keep up the good work ;)?
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by fiz » 10 Aug 2019 08:12

Martha, mines probably all gone on sweet things, I turned into a proper sugar monster. :lol:

Mooths, that’s a great idea, I think it’s important that we treat ourselves.

Pork, :lol: laughed so much I grunted :o 🐷 :lol2:

Day 265 for me. ()o

Have a lovely weekend. <:)>
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Winkler » 10 Aug 2019 18:18

Is that a selfie pork? :mrgreen:

Yes, I don’t have any problems treating myself either, unfortunately, bought myself some sandals and quite a bit body shop stuff in the last few days but I was on holiday and they were lovely and IN THE SALE so clearly I saved money

Sugar is soo addictive isn’t it but better than alcohol. I was just having some alcohol permissioning thoughts, wrapped up in being back from hols and tired I think, will be better in the morning.

Slimming world starts again tomorrow in earnest!
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Ed » 11 Aug 2019 12:35

Right that's 9 months. Good luck all. See you.
Enough time wasted on this.

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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by fiz » 12 Aug 2019 04:51

Well done on 9 months Ed. Hope to see you soon. ;)?
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Mooths » 12 Aug 2019 08:54

Congrats, Ed, and au revoir. Looking forward to picking up with you in 6 weeks!
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Pork » 12 Aug 2019 19:40

Nice one Ed \:)/
Keep on 👍😎

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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by fiz » 13 Aug 2019 05:08

Have a great day everyone <:)>
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by fiz » 14 Aug 2019 05:22

Morning 9’ers
I hope everyone is still pushing on, the mornings are darker now, less light always effects my mood, so, I’ve bought myself a couple of Himalayan salt lamps.
I’ll be leaving you all Sunday, but look forward to you joining me on our next challenge, can’t think of a better group of people to be travelling this journey with.
Have a lovely day. <:)>
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Winkler » 14 Aug 2019 23:28

Oh no another one leaving so soon although well deserved!
Aren’t those salt lamps meant to have some kind of well-being benefit too? I like them as well.
Yes definite signs of seasonal changes although I’m not really ready!
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Mooths » 15 Aug 2019 00:16

It’s getting chilly, yes. Warm up the next room for us please, Fiz!
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by fiz » 15 Aug 2019 05:26

Morning all.
Winkler, yes, apparently these salt lamps are supposed to have healing properties or something like that, I just liked the look of them, and they have dimmer switches, so give off a lovely glow when I’m up and about at 4.30am. Also, thought they’d be handy as night lights when the grand bairns stay over.
Mooths, I certainly will be keeping the fire well stacked. We have traveled this path as a team for quite a while now. <:)>
Well, that’s me off to work until silly o’clock tonight, but only half day tomorrow. \:)/
Have a good day u’all <:)>
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by fiz » 16 Aug 2019 07:22

Morning all,
Pishing down here, again :roll: went to clean one of my regulars yesterday, and the stream at the bottom of her garden is now at the top, only a patio keeping it from her back door. So instead of cleaning, I spent the day emptying cupboards and moving stuff to higher ground, also filling bags with sand, hopefully, the rain will lay off a bit to drop the level.
I hope none of you are near flooding, the stream at the bottom of my garden, has come over the bridge, but there’s a bit of a bank down to mine, so think I’ll be ok. Anyway, always better to handle stuff like this sober. ;)?
Have a great day. <:)>
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Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Post by Mooths » 16 Aug 2019 14:25

Hi, Fiz, and good luck with the flood prevention. We are (relatively) dry here in London.

Have a great AF weekend, everyone.
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