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  • Dry January 2024..
  • Daffy
    Full Member

    As usual with any dry month+ for me, I notice absolutely no difference in HR, weight or how I sleep.  I started my customary 6 week abstinence a few days before the end of Jan and so now, two weeks in, it feels no different.  I guess that even in normal periods, I don’t drink enough for it to have a significant effect.

    I notice far, far more difference during periods of heavy work stress and when it finally stops.

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    My wife discovered this at Home Bargains- 79pence! Czech brewed with proper ingredients, non of the rice that you get in the American copy. It’s slightly fizzy but no worse than many other bottled beer and has a nice refreshing taste. I didn’t do dry January but have made massive reductions in my alcohol consumption since last March (as posted elsewhere), these beers have a wonderful placebo effect and have helped me greatly.IMG_3332

    devash
    Free Member

    Still chugging along nicely here. Enjoying the mental clarity.

    Mister-P
    Free Member

    Still going. It will be 7 weeks without booze on Tuesday and I’ve not missed drinking at all. The plan now is 3 months dry at least. I’m surprised how easy it has been considering I was drinking every day.

    susepic
    Full Member

    Still doing well here. Had a couple of glasses of wine last weekend and had two nights of poor sleep. Had a couple of glasses on a business trip to Paris, and again slept poorly, that might have been sthg to do w rich food too

    Back on the AF beer and tonic and back to feeling good.
    That mental clarity and good sleep is so good!

    misteralz
    Free Member

    I’ve had four nights of shit sleep in a row, and I’ve had literally one beer this month, over a week ago. Wondering if it’s just the full moon, though.

    Not in any great rush to drink at the moment, and passed up on the whisky festival here this weekend. Not feeling bad about missing it, tbh.

    doris5000
    Full Member

    I’ve had four nights of shit sleep in a row, and I’ve had literally one beer this month, over a week ago. Wondering if it’s just the full moon, though.

    It was a new moon this weekend! The full moon isn’t for a couple of weeks

    Dickyboy
    Full Member

    Didn’t really notice any change when not drinking through January, but by god my sleeping took a tumble after having a large glass of red the other night after a month of abstention.

    warton
    Free Member

    Still on the wagon, and not feeling like I’ll be falling off it anytime soon.

    I’ve also gone veggie, and determined to stick to that as well (done this a few times but never stuck to it), so overall i feel pretty fit and healthy. I’m running a lot at the moment. getting a good nights sleep (dozing off in front of the TV at 9pm is definitely one of life’s pleasures!), and waking up raring to go.

    I know I’ll drink again, but I’m not sure why i will….

    creakingdoor
    Free Member

    Still going strong here. It appears to be more of an issue with my fellow 6-Nations watching mates, who really can’t understand it and are blaming me for the 500 or so pubs closing each week (data according to them).

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Off the wagon, but I feel like I’ve got the potential to change my drinking habits a fair bit.

    Think I’ll have a couple of dry weeks again now, just to reinforce it.

    stumpy01
    Full Member

    I’ve still not had anything to drink since 2nd Jan, apart from one small glass of fizz for my Dad’s birthday.
    I am not entirely sure why I am persisting now, although am not feeling a particular need to start drinking again. I am sure I will at some point, and might even have a drink on Wed if we have a nice meal for Valentine’s day.
    Quite fancy catching up with my neighbour soon and that normally involves a trip to the local micro-pub.

    Weight is still not dropping off particularly quick, but then I’m not really trying that hard in all honesty. 4lbs since the New Year & it’s weigh-in day tomorrow. But, not been very good in the last week so expecting to stay the same – maybe another 1lb off if lucky.

    Sleeping – not sure I’ve noticed much difference. I suppose it’s easier to get out of bed in the morning when I haven’t had half a glass of wine the night before. I don’t really feel much different, but that might be to do with the cat taken to waking us up at least once in the middle of the night.

    Fitness – doing OK at the moment, but mainly due to good consistency I think, rather than lack of booze.

    Haze
    Full Member

    Off the wagon at the weekend, had a couple of pints with my birthday meal on Friday night and wine/whiskey when we got home.

    Spilt over into Saturday as a family member had kindly bought me a few bottles of Chimay, didn’t go mad though.

    Back to stopping dry now, Mallorca in 4 weeks will be a real challenge as the rides always finish with a visit to the local Dutch bar with Duvel/Westmalle/Kwaremont etc.

    To be honest I might just enjoy the week and sort myself out again when I get home!

    steve-g
    Free Member

    Having got out of hospital after a 2 week stay I had a few beers over the weekend to celebrate, first drinking since New Year.

    Didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would and intend to now not drink again until a trip to NYC in a couple of months

    Mister-P
    Free Member

    8 weeks of sobriety completed.  This weekend will be a tester as I am away with work and free beer is the best kind of beer.  It’s very difficult to say no when someone else is paying.

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