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Dry January - a month off the booze - anyone want to join me?

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Doshusallie Tue 01-Jan-13 14:54:03

I am determined to do this - I drink most days, it's become a habit, just a glass or two, more at weekends, but really want to give myself an extended break.

The worst time of day for me is between 6-8 pm, before we eat. So am going to try and eat earlier and it would be great if I could come on here and get some support about that time of day!

does anybody want to have a dry January with me?

And yes I do have a hangover today grin

TheMonster Tue 01-Jan-13 14:54:46

No way! I did consider it for a moment.

muriel76 Tue 01-Jan-13 14:57:13

I have a dry January every year. I always feel better for it.

I'm not sure if I'll get on here every day but just wanted to say go for it, you won't regret it. I'll post when I can smile

atosilis Tue 01-Jan-13 14:57:42

I've signed up for it!

rhondajean Tue 01-Jan-13 15:00:47

Yep me and dh said this morning we would do this. He might finish the peroni in the fridge tonight then start but I'm already on it.

I have a hangover, not bad but I don't like it. I need to lose a cou

Doshusallie Tue 01-Jan-13 15:00:57

Thanks Muriel. Dh says he's going to do t too, and he usually manages the full month when he does, I am crap.

Great Atosilis! Would be great to be able to distract myself from my nightly glass of red!!!

rhondajean Tue 01-Jan-13 15:01:12

Oops phone sorry lose a couple if pounds too and it will help.

Doshusallie Tue 01-Jan-13 15:03:05

It deffo will Rhonda - I am low carb boot camping as well so no alcohol is in keeping with that.

Going to move the gin and wine to the garage, when I get out of bed at some point today... blush

SugaricePlumFairy Tue 01-Jan-13 15:03:27

I'm going to start tomorrow, definitely!!.

I am determined. smile

Doshusallie Tue 01-Jan-13 15:04:47

That (grin) looks like a very determined face indeed sugarice

muriel76 Tue 01-Jan-13 15:07:55

I've been 'lucky' to have a horrible flu virus this week so have not had a drink since Christmas Day so I have a head start to my usual hungover New Year's Day.

Every year I get to the end of January and feel like I could happily never drink again, it's amazing how quickly you get used to it and I do love a glass of wine! Every night virtually grin

SugaricePlumFairy Tue 01-Jan-13 15:10:07

Really I am grin, honest!

Dh back at work tomorrow as are most people so this is our last day of holidays .< refills glass to finish it off>

Doshusallie Tue 01-Jan-13 15:13:49

Well I feel poisoned today after last night's excess so easy to say it today, it will be tomorrow onwards when I need you all to help maintain my resolve.....

DancingInTheMoonlight Tue 01-Jan-13 15:16:41

I'll join you. I'm on a mission to lose a stone before i turn 30 at the end of Feb. Over the last few months the number if glasses of wine i have in a week is creeping up (as is my weight). A dry January is just what i need...

tuffinmop Tue 01-Jan-13 15:38:06

i'm in! Day one, hungover and feeling sketchy, looking forward to seeing it through and feeling better smile

Godlessdomestic Tue 01-Jan-13 16:12:11

I'm doing a dry Jan too (apart from Friday as we are out with friends). I don't drink a huge amount but am getting a wee bit too fond of a quick glass in the evening. Will do me good to give it a rest this month.

kotinka Tue 01-Jan-13 16:12:14

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Doshusallie Tue 01-Jan-13 16:16:10

Excellent.

Love your name Godless

I don't have many (any?) social things on this month which will make it easier.

God I feel so rough still - have managed to get out of bed, put the d/w on, put tea on for the DC and tidy up a bit. back to bed for a bit now I think. Hangovers are such a collossal waste of time aren't they?

Maryz Tue 01-Jan-13 16:18:12

I have lots of booze and chocolates left over from Christmas. So I've decided to use it all up this week, and start the day the kids go back to school and run from there to the February half term.

So still a months, but not starting today as I'm not sure I could cope with it today

Gillyweed001 Tue 01-Jan-13 16:22:33

My DH is doing this to raise money for cancer research UK. Its called Dryathlon.

Doshusallie Tue 01-Jan-13 20:21:49

Ok so that's day 1 done. I am going to bed as cannot bear feeling this bad any longer. I wish resisting the wine could be this easy every day.

Looking forward to a booze free month!!!!

Godlessdomestic Tue 01-Jan-13 20:26:38

I've managed to resist a Baileys coffee and escape the clutches of a chilled Pinot in the fridge. I have a feeling it's not going to be this easy for long - I am jaded from last nights margarita excess!

Love your name Godless - twirls - thank you grin

Doshusallie Tue 01-Jan-13 20:37:03

I am not going to be able to have it in the house godles - fact. Right deffo going to bed now.

tuffinmop Wed 02-Jan-13 09:17:13

Mornin Ladies!
Day 2 here we come, still feeling sketchy from NYE blush so shouldn't be a taxing day.
Anyone got any ideas for distractions at the danger time? (mine is when getting tea ready and when DC's in bed - I habitually reach for a glass of wine) I am thinking of power walking every evening for 10 mins after they are in bed to clear my head and get the heart beating. I need some clarity and head space and am hoping I will be able to embrace my sobriety.

Sugarice Wed 02-Jan-13 09:26:47

My trigger time for a glass is 5.30 ish when doing tea for the boys.

I will resist, I will resist! grin

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