15 days into the zero alcohol experiment
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.
🙂Posted 9 years agoKingofBiscuitsMember
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.Posted 9 years ago
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.GoldMember
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.Posted 9 years agoMrOvershootSubscriber
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 🙁 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 😮Posted 9 years agoslugwashMember
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)Posted 9 years agoMrNuttMember
I’ve not had a drink since January 1st, I’m happy 🙂 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! 😀
adios booze!!Posted 9 years agomijeSubscriber
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 sheepPosted 9 years agoLardLoverMember
Last drink was New Years Eve, nothing since 😀
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.Posted 9 years agobobloMember
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 😈
BobPosted 9 years agotrevorxMember
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 !Posted 9 years agowartonMember
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!Posted 9 years ago
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