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citoyen

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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2020, 07:35:17 am »
I didn't do Dry January this year, but I am doing 'Dry Lockdown' - haven't touched a drop of alcohol for a week, since I started WFH.

Let's see how long I can last... it helps that we currently don't have any booze in the house.
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Speshact

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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2020, 08:51:42 am »
#drysolation

citoyen

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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2020, 06:39:32 pm »
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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2020, 01:01:53 pm »
It's Lent so I've been drysolation so far, but that will change come April 12th.
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citoyen

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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2020, 01:15:54 pm »
Second week of #drysolation and going strong. It's actually getting easier, now the DTs have worn off (joke) - and it helps that I haven't been shopping this week, so no opportunity to buy booze.
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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2020, 01:30:35 pm »
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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2020, 04:40:43 pm »
Been dry since Jan 21st. Staying off the booze until I've got back to 71kg. It's weird, but as soon as I stop drinking, I really don't miss it at all. Did about 18 months previously, which was fine except for a lapse when there was an Orval event at North Bar in Leeds, where they had Orval at ages from 1-5years. Was totally worth breaking my dry spell for that.

citoyen

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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2020, 05:34:57 pm »
Orval event at North Bar in Leeds, where they had Orval at ages from 1-5years. Was totally worth breaking my dry spell for that.

 :o

Absolutely 100% definitely worth breaking your dry spell for.

I discovered today that my local brewery (the one that hosts my audax event) is still open for takeaways and deliveries, so I feel I ought to do my bit to support them in these troubled times. I guess as long as I'm only coming off the wagon for beer that is actually worth it, that's more or less OK. It's the drinking out of habit, drinking too frequently and too much, and being indiscriminate about booze choices, that is the real problem for me. What you might call 'mindful drinking'.

Haven't broken my streak yet though. Will save it for the weekend.
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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2020, 09:54:08 am »
It's the drinking out of habit, drinking too frequently and too much, and being indiscriminate about booze choices, that is the real problem for me.

About a month ago, in part because I was in the same situation as above, I decided I'd stop drinking for a while. Thinking back at the time, I couldn't recall a period in the last 20 years of longer that a week when I'd not had a drink, and most weeks (generally weekends) there'd be 2-3 bottles of wine consumed. And the cost was around £50 a week, so not insignificant.

I stuck with it for the month, then last weekend I relented, and bought a couple of bottles of middling red for the Tesco delivery.

Friday night I opened one. It was quite the anticlimax. It was an OK wine, but, apart from the pleasure of having something other than water, OJ or cola to drink, it was all a bit underwhelming. I didn't even feel the effects of the alcohol more keenly, nor was there a resultant hangover.  I guess (fortunately) it was just habitual, and I've not felt an overwhelming desire to revert to my previous habits (the wine on this week's shopping list is for cooking with mainly), which is a bonus I wasn't expecting.  And as my better half doesn't drink, that makes cutting down a lot easier.

I did, however, still finish a bottle an evening. I'm not good around open booze, so that's still to be worked on!  Plus it's coming up to Pimms season, and that I can drink (suitably diluted) like water!

Still, it's a start, and my liver is no doubt thanking me.
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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2020, 12:15:22 pm »
Last day with 0 units was May 26th, but overall my consumption is down, most of the days are just a single beer (2 units, 1 if shared) in the garden in the evening. That period did include half term, my birthday and a few other things.

Ideally I'll look to do Sunday->Thursday with < 4 units and that gives me 10 units to play with for Fri/Sat nights.

That's hardly "dry" but 14 units/week is considerably less than I used to drink many years ago.
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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2020, 12:54:41 pm »
We decided to take ourselves in hand at the beginning of June.  We have a policy of only buying half bottles of wine unless we have friends round and prior to covid would drink perhaps 3 half bottles between us per week.  However in the lockdown this had gone upto at least one half bottle every night.
We therefore went dry for June and also went back to keto properly.  So far 10lbs down in 2.5 weeks.

Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2020, 01:12:11 pm »
Still dry. Am down to 73kg now. Still not missing booze. GF has taken to having a G&T on Fridays and Saturdays, but I have no interest in joining in. I'm on the extremely vulnerable list, so I've not found myself tempted by new interesting beers in the beer aisle. I've got a 4 pack of Punk on the shelf that's been there since January.

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Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2020, 02:28:43 pm »
Shared a bottle of Prosecco for my birthday meal at home 10 days ago.
This looks like it was was our first alcohol this year.
D says he wants to go teetotal.

We just don't drink much.

Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2020, 04:50:59 pm »
I managed a wet January and a dry lent. Not drunk much across lockdown until the last couple of weeks, when we’ve had a beer or wine each weekend. As we tend to not finish a bottle in one sitting this can run into the week. Sunday’s is waiting for its third night and emptying in the cupboard and we seem to have agreed that we’ll have a couple of weeks off then. Given that Sue doesn’t drink much at all and the 18 year old likewise, I’m the prime culprit.

Re: Dry January - 2020
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2020, 09:57:00 am »
Last day with 0 units was May 26th, but overall my consumption is down, most of the days are just a single beer (2 units, 1 if shared) in the garden in the evening. That period did include half term, my birthday and a few other things.

Ideally I'll look to do Sunday->Thursday with < 4 units and that gives me 10 units to play with for Fri/Sat nights.

That's hardly "dry" but 14 units/week is considerably less than I used to drink many years ago.

4 days without booze, first time I've done that for probably a year. Now to hopefully reset myself to under 14 units/week.

(That's quite dry for me on a long term basis...)
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."