31 days without a drink ? Seems a healthy idea !
I’m dry too since 31/12 also apart from a solitary glass of wine on my birthday. I’m off down to that there London with some lads on 23/02 so my plan is to break the embargo then. All through the majority of November and December I was drinking virtually every night so it was time for a change. I also received 2 bottles of whisky from Christmas, which I’ve put in the Attic out of temptations way. I do miss a drink but I want to see if I have the willpower to resist.Posted 5 months agofossyMember
Only one evening “off” for my birthday earlier in the month. Tried Brew Dog ‘Nanny State’ the last couple of nights and it is one of the best tasting non-alcoholic ales I’ve ever had. Not bad at all.
First two weekends were ‘helped’ by early get ups for MTB rides with mates and a solo ride both days). This weekend the car needed an MOT, so was Zwifting whilst waiting. This morning was doing more organising in the man cave. It’s coming together in there, considering there are 9.5 bikes in it ! (0.5 is a tag-a-long that I should sell).
I have been out and bought a ‘Dolce Gusto’ pod machine with birthday money, but have gone for for a selection of coffees including lots of decaf pods. I don’t drink any caffeen in the evenings, for obvious reasons. We all ‘chipped’ in for a machine at work, so I bought the same for home.Posted 5 months agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
In recent years, you can probably count the number of alcoholic drinks I’ve had per year on two hands, booze rarely has anything but a negative effect on me.
But I was given a bottle of Baileys at Xmas, finally opened it yesterday afternoon after work for an “Irish coffee” and started off today’s very late lie-in until gone 1000 with another!Posted 5 months agowoody2000Subscriber
Could have used a beer or 10 this weekend as the eldest W2K was being a bit of a handful, but managed to resist 🙂
Tried the flat tire lager that Murray mentioned above & it’s pretty good actually, comes in second place for me currently after the Franziskaner stuff.
My fridge is full of beer left over from Xmas overstocking so it’s been staring me in the face every time I open it. I may just give it away as I’m enjoying the lack of hangovers (which I get very easily!) 🙂Posted 5 months ago
To be honest, I dont get the alcohol free stuff.
If I’m off the beer / wine, then I just usually have a couple of cups of tea instead.
Lost 8 pounds in nearly 3 weeks of abstention. To be fair I was a fat bastard with a proper beer belly so not surprising its fallen off so quick.
Still loving the sleep.Posted 5 months agowoody2000Subscriber
To be honest, I dont get the alcohol free stuff
I like the taste of beer, certainly prefer it to soft drinks anyway. If I can get most of the taste without the alcohol then that’s a win for me.
I’ve lost 1.5 kilos or thereabouts, but I also haven’t been hugely active this year yet 🙂Posted 4 months agogavtheoldskaterMember
I did dry dry January once, just for the month, but kept going and now in my 4th year. I was a daily drinker too.
If anyone wants to continue two things worked for me, firstly when you get to 31 days it’s only another 19 to make 50 so why not continue, then at 50 if you want to go on it’s only another 50 to 100 etc.
Secondly work out what you have saved. Even a modest alcohol spend soon really mounts up. So really roughly for me at a fiver (bottle of wine) a day it’s £5500.
I do miss booze still, but I realise I’m a stress/comfort drinker, I definitely do not miss hang overs and most of all I like being liberated from it.Posted 4 months agoYoKaiserSubscriber
Wasn’t really too much of an issue for me as I was one of those that doesn’t really drink much anyway. I’ll keep it going though I’m off to Prague and will be having a beer or two. For February I am going to try to sack the cakes,sweets and biscuits and think this will be a harder challenge all together.Posted 4 months agoRestlessNativeMember
Last day today, didn’t find it hard to be honest as I think I am better at giving up completely than cutting down. Not that I am a raging drinker but all those glasses of wine (that end up being half a bottle) add up.
It has made me question my relationship with alcohol a bit to be honest.
Seriously considering just sticking with it. Actually quite impressed with pistonheads, erdinger, that wheat beer I can’t remember the name of and nanny state for when I fancy something like that.Posted 4 months agocheers_driveMember
I’ve had 2 exceptions to being dry – new years day when I needed a shandy to calm my hangover and 1 daytime cocktail with my wife as it was our first time out together sans child in 6 months.Posted 4 months ago
Found it pretty easy to be honest, hardest bit has been my unsupportive wife who thinks it’s wrong not to drink! Have drunk Erdinger and Nanny State at weekends, Nanny State isn’t bad at all. Also drank lots of lime and soda and also tonic water.
Have lost 3kg this month (combined with not having any chocolate or biscuits) but don’t really feel any more spritely.
Due to go out for a drink on Saturday but will try carry on with no mid week drinks.
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