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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

glitch Tue 07-Jan-14 13:06:31

I know this is an old thread but I was just wondering if anyone is back on the wagon this January.
I am and am doing fine so far. Last Jan totally changed my drinking habits for the year (for the better) which I found amazing. Wondered if the same happened to anyone else.

spudmasher Sat 09-Nov-13 20:44:25

Who's going to be joining in this January? It was great last year! Clear skin, bright eyes, full of energy!!! I'm in, who else?

twinklestar2 Tue 02-Apr-13 23:14:23

How is everyone doing? I'm giving up alcohol to prepare for probably having IVF. It's been 3 days so far.

twinklestar2 Fri 15-Mar-13 22:48:27

I'm averaging one cigarette a week - yeah you guessed it, when I tend to have a couple of drinks!

glitch Fri 15-Mar-13 22:43:46

It's Friday and it's another dry week for me.
Who knew this would happen 3 months down the line from starting.
Not averse to the odd glass of wine but the half bottle (or moregrin ) most nights is a habit broken here & my mood is much brighter for it.
How is the not smoking going Twinkle?

twinklestar2 Sat 09-Mar-13 12:57:28

How is everyone getting on? I have been drunk once since I last posted and I really didn't like it, I felt so sick!

Oh is completely off the booze for 3 months as advised by our fertility doctor.

grin twinklestar2

I poured myself a glass of wine on Thursday, but didn't drink it. I stuck it in the fridge and had it on Friday night instead smile.

In fact I had a couple on Friday (my last night with DH for a month), nothing since then and no plans to go out this week either. I'm doing a run early on Saturday morning, so that's Friday night taken care of.

twinklestar2 Sun 17-Feb-13 23:16:38

Valentines Day, a night out with a friend and dinner at a mates yest means a more booze consumed this week since beginning of year! Back to abstaining till night out on Friday.

Well done twinkle and glitch. Staying dry here too.

twinklestar2 Tue 12-Feb-13 21:49:45

I did fancy a drink today but realised I was reacting to a feeling of stress and habit and didn't really want the taste of wine.

Anyone else noticed there recycling bin is a lot emptier?!

glitch Tue 12-Feb-13 18:34:50

Isn't it odd. Who knew not drinking was so appealing grin
Did a big shop today and bought no wine!!! Even have a bottle sitting in the cupboard.
I just feel weird now smile

twinklestar2 Sun 10-Feb-13 12:29:35

Haven't drank a drop all weekend :D

Morning all!

I had a dry week from Sunday. 1 glass of white wine on Friday night, but afterwards I was wondering why I bothered. A couple of glasses of white and a couple of red last night over a longish dinner. Feeling a bit tired this morning, so suspect I overdid it. I didn't drink any water either <silly me>.

No more drinking for me for a while.

glitch Sun 10-Feb-13 09:01:43

Well I managed to dilute everything I drank so no excess alcohol for me this weekend. Woke feeling great on Sat.
I like the not getting drunk rather than knocking out drinking totally.
How was everyone else this.weekend?

twinklestar2 Thu 07-Feb-13 12:49:54

Wow that's really early!

I think I'm happy with not getting drunk rather than giving up drinking altogether.

OH also doing well - he only had 5 pints whilst watching the football yesterday and then said he felt like crap this morning, so hopefully that's a deterrent!

gazzalw Thu 07-Feb-13 09:32:27

Isn't it the day after Pancake Day (Tuesday coming)?

Maybe Lent came early for us this year?

twinklestar2 Thu 07-Feb-13 09:03:48

When does Lent start?

glitch Thu 07-Feb-13 07:50:20

I don't think I have an awful lot left to give up. No way am I losing chocolate!! grin

gazzalw Thu 07-Feb-13 07:34:10

Well I've had a few glasses this week but DW, after joining me in toasting departed friend last Friday, has not had another drop all week. I think her resolve is to drink moderately on Friday and Saturday night if the opportunity arises wink!

Well done to everyone for moderation!

What are we going to give up for Lent then???

twinklestar2 Wed 06-Feb-13 22:48:09

I had 2 glasses of wine with dinner with a friend and then switched to water. No headache tomorrow smile

tribpot Wed 06-Feb-13 19:38:41

I mentioned the thread to my friend who is also doing Dry Jan/Mostly-Dry Feb and she said the same thing: "I like mostly sober me more than I like the one who spent most of her weekends slightly hungover."

Same here - in fact, I would have really struggled to have got through this week (lots of travel within the UK, jet lag, work, not enough sleep) if I'd been having my old few glasses a night. I'm tired, but at least that's all I have to deal with smile.

ImNotDrunkIJustCantType Wed 06-Feb-13 19:31:48

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twinklestar2 Wed 06-Feb-13 11:17:08

I like sober me too smile

glitch Wed 06-Feb-13 10:33:57

Love your blog Imnotdrunk. I think we have similar drinking styles (ie, we just keep going!), and the repeating, oh yes, I even annoy myself repeating everything so much when drunk.

Still not boozing here. I like the sober me. I like the fun, more patient, less headachy me. Not sure what to do on Friday when I am off out for food and drinks. Perhaps dilute everything with soda water?

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