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thinking of going for a dry January -anyone else in?

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tuffinmop Sun 30-Dec-12 20:53:19

Just that really.
I drink 4 or 5 times a week maybe 2 or 3 glasses of wine, too much I know. I drink to escape and avoid thinking about stuff. I am having a very tricky time in my marriage (should I stay or go) and need a clear head. Plus I am skint and too fat! So thinking of no alcohol for January to get some thinking time and loose some weight. Anyone else up for it?

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Fri 11-Jan-13 23:13:18

Still dry smile

It has helped that I have felt rubbish this week so have no interest in alcohol.

Have survived a boozy Sunday lunch, a girly night in and dinner guests without cracking.

FellatioNels0n Sat 12-Jan-13 05:22:39

My DH is doing scarily well. He even started before Christmas, went right through NY (although we did have to stay in to avoid temptation) and hasn't had a drop for about 5 or 6 weeks. I think he is sulking a bit that I have started to slip in the odd glass of red with dinner though.

I have still cut down massively, even though I cannot claim to be any good at total abstinence. Him not drinking really helps although I never drank as much as him anyway.

Labootin Sat 12-Jan-13 06:14:08

Can I join in late ? I was drinking every day (and what started as a glass of wine was turning into a bottle, then i found myself eyeing the spirits..... ENOUGH !....

I didn't start til 4th Jan as was still on "holiday" and flew back on the 4th, but I've been dry for a week now (the longest ever since I was pregnant (so that's errrr nearly nine years)

Dh is also doing it (which helps hugely I nearly cracked on Thursday night which is the start of my weekend and my traditional time to crack open a bottle of bubbly)

Finding it easier in the week and it's amazing how much more productive I am without a glass in my hand and a permenant hazy feeling blush

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sat 12-Jan-13 08:01:11

Really well done to everyone who has stayed dry and those who have cut down a lot.

I read on another thread about distracting yourself from a craving for 90 seconds (the usual length of time it takes for a craving to pass) so am going to try that for my addiction to chocolate biscuits.

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