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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2021, 04:41:35 pm »
Giving up alcohol is really not that hard

For your N=1 case, that is.

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2021, 04:54:10 pm »
It's my birthday in just over a week and then we usually enjoy a Burns Night supper on or around the 25th.  After that I will try going booze free until at least Easter.

Facebook informed me of your birthday yesterday. I presume this is similar to another Facebook friend who stated dozens of their friends had birthdays yesterday...

Indeed.  I try not to put my actual DOB on social media as a rule

rob

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2021, 05:04:06 pm »
Giving up alcohol is really not that hard

For your N=1 case, that is.

Also, Erdinger is not alcohol free. 

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2021, 05:25:41 pm »
It's my birthday in just over a week and then we usually enjoy a Burns Night supper on or around the 25th.  After that I will try going booze free until at least Easter.

Facebook informed me of your birthday yesterday. I presume this is similar to another Facebook friend who stated dozens of their friends had birthdays yesterday...

Indeed.  I try not to put my actual DOB on social media as a rule

Something that has just occurred to me:  I went through the account deletion process on Faceache well over a year ago, probably two years back.   Are you saying that I still have an account there?

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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2021, 05:27:45 pm »
It's my birthday in just over a week and then we usually enjoy a Burns Night supper on or around the 25th.  After that I will try going booze free until at least Easter.

Facebook informed me of your birthday yesterday. I presume this is similar to another Facebook friend who stated dozens of their friends had birthdays yesterday...

Indeed.  I try not to put my actual DOB on social media as a rule

Something that has just occurred to me:  I went through the account deletion process on Faceache well over a year ago, probably two years back.   Are you saying that I still have an account there?

I'll have a look...

ETA. Account there, rather empty, 2 photos, many friends, several mutual yacf denizens, mostly 1 January birthday greetings over the years on your timeline...

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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2021, 05:30:18 pm »
Goes without saying that they're not going actually to delete the data they've collected about you, but continuing to leak it to other users is a bit much...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2021, 05:32:21 pm »
A lot much imo. 

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2021, 05:53:43 pm »
Giving up alcohol is really not that hard

There are those here who’d beg to differ. In practice I find giving up much less difficult than cutting down. I can resist everything but temptation. One a bottle is opened, that’s it gone. Even 35 years ago, when I drank much less than in recent years, I was astounded at a colleague who could make a bottle last a week.
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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2021, 06:10:35 pm »
My downfall is company. If I'm with a good crowd, I love the craic - years of travelling with big crews meant basically a party most nights, if you were up to it. I can't do it more than once in a while these days, as the recovery period is too debilitating! But on my own, even with a very good bottle of wine, I usually get bored with it and give up and have a coffee. Occasionally, I'll be in the mood for lots of music and a whole bottle on my own - and those evenings are fun - but they are few and far between.

I rather like alcohol, and my relationship with it is far less unhealthy than some. But I may well do the 'dry January' thing, just to say I did it.

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2021, 07:55:25 am »
Giving up alcohol is really not that hard

For your N=1 case, that is.

Also, Erdinger is not alcohol free.

What is it? 0.1%?


rob

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2021, 08:51:42 am »

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2021, 10:06:37 am »
I’m in.
 :thumbsup:
Still in
 :thumbsup:
(I’m not entirely sure how this thread works. Is it like the Whamaggeddon one where one reports failure, or is it more your 5 bar gate sort of thing, with a bit of mutual encouragement thrown in?)
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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2021, 11:47:07 am »
I’m in.
 :thumbsup:
Still in
 :thumbsup:
(I’m not entirely sure how this thread works. Is it like the Whamaggeddon one where one reports failure, or is it more your 5 bar gate sort of thing, with a bit of mutual encouragement thrown in?)

It's more of a tradition really :).

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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2021, 12:02:56 pm »
Giving up alcohol is really not that hard

For you, maybe.  For some people, three months in rehab at a cost of a Several of thousands of pounds is non-trivial.
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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2021, 12:25:42 pm »
(I’m not entirely sure how this thread works. Is it like the Whamaggeddon one where one reports failure, or is it more your 5 bar gate sort of thing, with a bit of mutual encouragement thrown in?)

For me it's about making a public commitment. Feel free to shame me if I fall off the wagon.

The encouragement thing is good too.

And we really don't need people telling us how easy it is.  ::-)
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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2021, 12:53:53 pm »
For me it's about making a public commitment. Feel free to shame me if I fall off the wagon.

The encouragement thing is good too.


Indeed. That’s why I didn’t fetch a bottle of red from the shed last evening, for a final drink before properly starting.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2021, 12:57:36 pm »
All the best to those abstaining.   

Any Dry January Ive ever done has started from the first working day of the calendar year, given that its our decades old family tradition to have a massive New Years Day party.  Conversely I've never really "got" Hogmanay and have happily acted as family taxi driver in previous years happy to keep my powder dry for a massive hoolie on 1/1.  [Edit - no such party took place on on 1.1.21]

So I'll do the same this year starting Tuesday 5th January and ending Thu 4th Feb. 

Need to stock up with tea bags as I find its largely the ritual I crave.  If I feel the need for a  cold drink I find that a mixture of tonic water and a dash of bitters (I know I know...) is an enjoyable v. v. low alcohol alternative as is low alcohol wheat beer which I deem to be allowed in my version of this!   

Knowing that youre in it with others (even if only virtually) is definitely a help so I will watch this thread for experience and tips. 

I know that my sleep quality improves significantly and quickly - Ive found that remiding myself of that immediate and important plus point helps me on the straight and narrow.  Also - if and when Im tempted - having a ready "something else" to do quickly eg going for a walk also helps.   


Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2021, 04:35:37 pm »

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2021, 06:01:17 pm »
Bah humbug. Christmas is traditionally 12-days and that means it lasts until January 6th. Advent is supposed to be the period of abstinence but somehow its been morphed into a daily does of chocolate (or whatever you have in your calendar).

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2021, 06:05:17 pm »
Bah humbug. Christmas is traditionally 12-days and that means it lasts until January 6th. Advent is supposed to be the period of abstinence but somehow its been morphed into a daily does of chocolate (or whatever you have in your calendar).
We collectively seemed to have swapped these two around. We have a month of excess, followed by a period of abstinence, probably of about twelve days before people reach for the chocolate, stop going to the gym or whatever.
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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2021, 06:38:54 pm »
I'd two long sleeved layers, helly hansen base layer and a thick MTB Gore windstopper. When I set off I put a Goretex  top on as well. I feel a bit daft opening this thread but did so as I was taken by surprise at the speed of getting cold. I'll take a leaf out of Tomsks  book and get a packable down jacket.

hellymedic

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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2021, 11:35:06 pm »
Umm... wrong thread Andy...

rob

Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2021, 07:59:41 am »
Giving up alcohol is really not that hard

For your N=1 case, that is.

Also, Erdinger is not alcohol free.

What is it? 0.1%?

0.5%

I'll try to go easy on it then...  ;D

You’re quote began by saying that you had given up on alcohol a year ago.  If you are drinking Erdinger then you have not given up on alcohol.  I liken this to a vegetarian that still eats the odd bit of chicken.

Probably why you claim it was so easy.

I’ve just passed 12 years but there were times last year that were really a struggle.


Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2021, 08:12:41 am »
To be fair, I probably drink an Erdinger every other week... I didn't even know there was any alcohol in it, but I can't say that I am addicted to it as such...
I've gone weeks without any alcohol free beer... it's still a lot of calories, so I tend to avoid ti in the racing season.

It might be genetic, I found giving up drinking easy, others will find it hard... point is it doesn't have to be hard FOR ALL.

Giving up smoking 15 years ago was a bit harder, but again, not THAT HARD

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Re: Dry January - 2021
« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2021, 08:27:56 am »
Fuck off.

Given that for some people it is difficult, please could you restrict your contribution to this thread to something a little more empathetic?

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