31 days without a drink ? Seems a healthy idea !
After a couple of weeks of overindulgence I will start my almost annual self denial today. Not for any FB type charity, just to get a bit healthier. Anyone else ?
I don’t go through a huge amount anyway, but over December certainly more than a healthy amount if sustained, so will be looking forward to no sore heads and dropping a few kilos too 😀Posted 5 months agoPeterPoddyMember
I simply don’t drink enough to consider stopping. An average week will be 2-3 beers and nothing else. I like the taste of a nice beer and I’m not anywhere near the recommended limits so why bother? Even last night, New Years Eve, I had 2 small lagers and one pint of bitter….. that’s enough because I don’t like feeling drunk, the disturbed sleep or the hangover. 🙂Posted 5 months agoAlexSubscriber
This was always the plan as part of my healthy living approach to running my first half marathon. Which was scheduled for 21st Jan. Now it’s 14th of Jan so depending how that goes, a post race beer might slip through.
I did it a couple of years ago. Definitely felt better. But some of that isn’t eating rubbish food when you’ve had a few beers I’m sure. It’s the post ride beer I missed most esp after a grim trog through endless mud.Posted 5 months agomytiMember
I did it a few years ago and noticed absolutely no difference in health or weight so not going to bother again as it was hard going and boring when there were social gatherings at the pub or someone’s birthday it just felt like denying myself a bit of pleasure for no reward.
I dont drink a lot anyway. Maybe 4 pints of cider or a bottle of wine per week max. I am however going to do no mid week drinking for probably the rest of the winter just to make sure there are plenty of alcohol free days and make sure the amount doesn’t creep up.Posted 5 months agorascalMember
I’m doing it too though I did have a couple this side of NYE 🙄Posted 5 months ago
Drunk far too much of late, and do generally.
Went to Llandegla last week and realised just how shit I am in a bike ATM so this plus getting some sort of training plan underway for a sportive in 8 weeks seems a good idea. What I would have spent on booze I plan on giving to MacMillan – might just be the extra added incentive I need to keep me on track!chestrockwellMember
Well done to the people who don’t really drink telling us they see no point in stopping drinking as they don’t really drink. 😐
The Mrs and I are giving it a go as we had been having too much grog lately. No nights out to speak of but plenty of beers while cooking, wine with tea, v&t’s to wind down with in the bath after work etc.
As said above, this month will allow us to reset our sensible limits come February.Posted 5 months agoMrSmithMember
Like the above I just can’t see the point in giving up as I just drink sensibility all year round with natural breaks in drinking alcohol of 1-5 days at any time.Posted 5 months ago
I also really can’t see the point in stopping and then bingeing, that’s just kidding yourself that you are in control and don’t have a problem with alcohol.el_boufadorSubscriber
I stopped this time last year for a couple of months, felt great but my god it was boring! It did change my attitude to alcohol in a good way though – I’ve been drinking far more in moderation this year (occasional binge excepted). Instead of hunting for the next bender I’ve been generally much happier just having a couple of beers or driving and saving cash.Posted 5 months ago
This year I’m just going to carry on with the moderate approach.binnersSubscriber
I drink far too much.
For the stoptober thing, Instead of saying I was packing in completely, I just cut it right back. So still having a post ride pint or two, but not drinking at home. Not just nipping out to the pub at the drop of a hat
I’m doing the same this month
Unless I encounter too many of the type of people who come on to a thread about packing in drinking to say that they don’t drink anyway
They’d definitely make me want to start drinking very heavily, on general pronciplePosted 5 months agowait4meMember
I packed it in for a month a while back and was actually quite disappointed how little different I felt. Perhaps I wasn’t caning it as much as I thought. But it’s not a bad thing for me to give it a miss at home. Gives me a reason to use the local more and that can’t be a bad thing.Posted 5 months agoesselgruntfuttockMember
seems to mesome people are just drinking too much in the first place
There, that’s me
Odd though, cos when I did nights, 7 in a row, I never even thought about a drink at all till the Monday night after I finished.Posted 5 months ago
I knew some staff who’d have 4 cans after a nightshift before they went to bed!
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