15 days into the zero alcohol experiment

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  • 15 days into the zero alcohol experiment
  • spokeydokey
    Member

    bored now!

    Things I don’t miss:

    hangovers, lethagy, extra 8lbs

    Things I do miss:

    that first pint freshment feeling on a Friday and Saturday night.

    anyone else sticking to their ‘dry January’?

    AndyP
    Member

    Aye, still on it.
    its f8cking horrible…

    5thElefant
    Member

    Joined the Taliban?

    Fagus
    Member

    Just been given a belated Xmas present of a bottle of Talisker. I had to open it to check on quality. Very nice it is.

    trevorx
    Member

    Often think of doing this but I always talk myself out of it. Would love to hear about any ‘real’ benefits.

    freddyg
    Member

    I’ve not gone the whole hog, but have restricted myself to non-school nights only. I started this as part of last years fat club and succeeded in losing a stone and a half in a couple of months.

    I love Fridays, but not Saturday mornings.

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    Would love to hear about any ‘real’ benefits.

    you mean there are any benefits to taking alcohol ? Doesn’t it just make you stupid and dangerous ?

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    I have been completely dry since about October, as a result of taking medication that doesn’t mix well. Coming off a varied diet of lager, bitter, cider, whisky, gin and wine. I have lost some weight (5kgs or so) and feel vaguely "better". Also I haven’t been raging pissed and got into a row with my wife for ages, which is quite pleasing. Bloody hell though, non alcoholic drinks are boring. There is nothing now apart from coffee that I like to drink.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ive not had a pint since New Years eve, and am missing the "first super chilled" can experiance. I was a very light drinker any way but I bet my misses I could do the whole of Jan without a drink. GAGGING NOW!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    Yep, still on the wagon although I’m not really feeling any benefit. Hence why I’ve decided to go for a pint or two after work. Moderation is the key.
    I’ll be back on the wagon again tomorrow if that counts?
    In my defence I did sit through a whole afternoon in the boozer for my missus mates b’day and also a large family gathering last weekend. Both events would usually merit alcohol to save my sanity.

    Mmmmmm Talisker. I also have a festive bottle in the cupboard. Along with Isle of Jura. Both have remained untouched.

    Premier Icon glenh
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    You lost 8lbs in 15 days from just not drinking?
    How much were you drinking?!!

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    Bloody hell though, non alcoholic drinks are boring

    many people seek other forms of non chemical dependent excitement :o)

    Premier Icon miketually
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    One sign of being an alcoholic is giving up for a month to prove that you’re not ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve had a bottle of whisky, ~15 ikkle bottles of Stella and 2 cans of becks since Christmas Day, plus a few glasses of wine occasionally.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Non-alcoholic beer, wine etc is usually pretty desperate.

    The only exception is non-alcoholic Becks. Try squeezing quarter of a lime into the glass before you pour the beer in. Actually very tasty, IMO.

    I lasted seven days. Quite an achievement for me.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    King of biscuits is a pretty bold claim….

    Jamie
    Member

    I considered quitting booze purely for the weight loss side of things.

    Lasted about a day and then switched to spirits instead. Nice compromise i feel.

    jimcollins67
    Member

    the biggest benefit i see is having more money to spend on bikes ๐Ÿ˜† just done rough calculation of what i spend on drink a month and its quite a lot of dosh…

    Did it in November.
    Biggest problem was realising how much non-alcoholic drink costs in a pub. Ginger beer & lime, fresh orange & lemonade, both more than beer.

    It is amazing how many alcoholics stop drinking for a month to show they don’t need a drink.

    It is actually one of the early signs of alcoholism.

    Gold
    Member

    I’ve been off the booze since new years day, baby number 2 is due in 4 weeks and need to stay sober in case we need to dash to the hospital. Not missed it too much but when Tesco have some good deals on bottled ales it’s a bit tougher.

    I suppose I might see how long after the baby is born I can go, could do with shedding a few pounds.

    Mister P
    Member

    If I cut out one ยฃ3 pint a day in my local that is a grand a year saved!

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    It is amazing how many alcoholics stop drinking for a month to show they don’t need a drink.

    I must have a serious case then as I’ve been of it for years ๐Ÿ™

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    I gave it up for the whole of Lent last year :/ my wife didn’t think I would last that long without a drink but I did!
    I lost exactly nothing in weight despite drinking mostly cranberry or grape juice mixed 50/50 with soda water ๐Ÿ™ and that was despite riding more as well!

    I really do need to cut down a lot though as I can easily sink a bottle of red in an evening and not even feel slightly tipsy ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    slugwash
    Member

    anyone else sticking to their ‘dry January’?

    I had done til today then I had to test my cider factory to see if any had spoiled during fermentation before I cask it up!

    I found one suspect demijohn. I might have to undertake some further testing tomorrow after work to verify the situation ;0)

    toby1
    Member

    I’ve been off it, but only since Saturday as it was b’day celebrations for me and in that day I probably drank a months worth. Will probably go to the end of the month without, just to proove I’m not an alcoholic ๐Ÿ™‚ or maybe just because I feel like it.

    richc
    Member

    I am not drinking on school days, as 2 bottles of red every other night seemed to be getting out of hand.

    Bit scary as I am not actually that pissed after drinking 2 bottles now.

    MrNutt
    Member

    I’ve not had a drink since January 1st, I’m happy ๐Ÿ™‚ not missed it at all, just do something else on Friday or Saturday!

    nothing like getting up or laying in without a headache and actually being able to drive before 15:00 without wondering if you’re still over the limit! ๐Ÿ˜€

    adios booze!!

    iamsporticus
    Member

    Heres a scary thought….

    An intoxicated uninhibited sfb

    Do you think he might start saying what he thinks ๐Ÿ˜›

    Cheers!

    Premier Icon mije
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    gave up 15 MONTHS ago. i miss the taste, the first three mouthfuls and nothing else. i feel much better, physically and mentally, just sharper all round. there’s certainly a stigma about opting out, but i have a better time when i go out now, and when people stop being able to talk or stand up i just go home, and then get out on my bike the next morning.

    i don’t need it. i certainly don’t give a toss about the pressure to join in. speaking as an outcider (sic) now booze usually makes people less interesting, and some complete arses.

    each to their own… just don’t be a sheep

    LardLover
    Member

    Last drink was New Years Eve, nothing since ๐Ÿ˜€

    I can’t say I’m missing it, I’m certainly not missing the heavy heads in the morning, and I find I get a better quality of snooze (not waking up thinkin gmy throat’s been cut.

    I’m out on a Gentlemans Afternoon on the 6th Feb, I should imagine I won’t have touched a drop before then.

    I for one feel much better for it.

    boblo
    Member

    I gave up for month or so 4 years ago. I thought I’d try Jan, then Jan+Feb then Jan+Feb+Mar and so on and so forth for 4 years. Still off it and don’t miss it.

    The worst times are when you go to a party/function whatever when you don’t really feel like it. Whilst drinking, you can drink yourself into the mood. Whilst dry, it can all be a little dull.

    Nice to wake up next day remembering everything that was said and done ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    Bob

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    Do you think he might start saying what he thinks [:P]

    I just get giggly and stupid like anyone else :o)

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I quite like being giggly and stupid ๐Ÿ™‚

    MikeT-23
    Member

    Nothing since the third of Jan, and that’s fine with me. Not too desperate to have one yet. I really don’t enjoy the dark side of boozing any more.
    Bleugh

    trevorx
    Member

    you mean there are any benefits to taking alcohol ? Doesn’t it just make you stupid and dangerous ?

    I know alcohol isn’t good for you (unless you believe the 1 glass a day or my grandad who swore blind his old age was due to a whisky a night!) but it’s that the amount I drink; which aint much, maybe one beer a night and a bottle of wine over a weekend, also isn’t doing me much harm.

    Sometimes I just like to pull myself out of a routine to maintain self control. However this alcohol one always seems tricky !

    jedi
    Member

    i stopped alcohol on 29th dec.lost 6lbs so far.

    only stopping to shed the weight i put on breaking myself and healing

    hora
    Member

    I’ve given up since 11pm last night. I wont be drinking again until 7pm this evening. **** a drink-Sabbatical!

    Premier Icon binners
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    As a contrast to everyone else’s ‘dry’ January. I have been gleefully drinking on your behalf. Tsk! The sacrifices I make for you lot

    Pub’s are open in an hour

    warton
    Member

    I’m stopping for 8 months, I’ve got an Ironman in august and i’m taking it very seriously, so no booze.

    To be honest I used to be a big drinker but have slowed right down in my 30s, maybe two nights out a month, if that, and as i virtually never drink in the house anyway i don’t miss it at all…

    I have got a bottle of Dalwhinnie sitting in the cabinet, but it will taste all the sweeter in august after the IM!

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