Giving up drink

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20/11/2002 at 12:16
Ian

How's day 3?
20/11/2002 at 19:11
keep it going mate. you may find it hard to start with, but your body will love you for it.try and drink a couple of litres of water a day, it worked for me.keep a bottle of water in the fridge, as it is more refreshing ice cold. it works as a good substitute for beer. i managed to stop drinking for 4 and half months last year, and only gave in to the call of guiness in the summer.
Ian
20/11/2002 at 20:40
I'm touched by the support. Thank you. Day 3 is fine. Tuesday was potentially dangerous being club night. I got all the usual stuff, 'oh yeah, we'll see how long that lasts!' But, I've adopted the strategy I used for my 1st marathon and the London to Brighton race. I told everybody about it so I couldn't wimp out. Bouyed up by your support I'm going out for a run, even though it is dark and damp outside. Cheers mates!
21/11/2002 at 09:05
I thinks your strategy is great (I'm using the same one to get me round FLM 2004)
22/11/2002 at 20:03
Ian, hpoe youre ok:)
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
24/11/2002 at 19:46
Wish I had your will-power! Made a huge Sunday lunch today for friends, started drinking red wine around 1pm, haven't stopped yet!
24/11/2002 at 19:48
Yo Ironwolf, enjoy (sorry Ian)
25/11/2002 at 09:36
Ian
How was the first weekend?
Ian
27/11/2002 at 20:11
The first weekend was very hard - harder even than a club night, and that's hard! Still, I'm doing OK. I think I've lost about half a kilo. My first race since drink zero is on Saturday - XC in Coventry (Birmingham League). So far I've found that the trick is to a. keep busy b. if I really fancy a drink, go for a run instead (I'm too knackered afterwards) and c. go to bed a bit earlier with a good book and d. if there are situations which I know its going to be damn near impossible not to drink (e.g. Stafford Harriers Xmas disco) then just don't go (Stafford Harriers is a drinking club for people with a running problem).
27/11/2002 at 20:12
well done ian
Bloody hell youre strong
27/11/2002 at 20:28
Bloody hell, you go clubbing on Tuesday nights? A person with a life, ooohhhh.... Here's a good alcohol-avoidance strategy - just dance the whole time, and that glass of milk will seem like a rehydration necessity. Soon, all your friends will be doing it too, and with any luck, you'll start a new trend. Then, you'll run a great marathon, start drinking again, while your friends all still think it's cool to drink milk in clubs.

Or, perhaps not...?
27/11/2002 at 20:34
like that:)
02/12/2002 at 17:39
Ian
Into a new month already - well done mate
Ian
09/12/2002 at 15:43
I'm still on the wagon. Its been 3 weeks now and all is well. I've not lost much weight - I'm still about 80kg - but I took over a minute off my 5m pb a week last Sunday and over 2 minutes off my 10m pb last Sunday (8th). December will be the big test.
09/12/2002 at 16:02
Ian keep up the good work!!! It was c.6 weeks after initially giving up (1 month) that I really saw the weight come off.

I'm giving up on 12th Jan until 14th April so am hoping to lose some more weight!!

Good luck!
09/12/2002 at 16:10
Nice one Ian,
Keep it up,

All the best :-)
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
09/12/2002 at 16:12
Hi Wolfy
Ive decided that if I give up drink then Ive nothing to look 4ward 2.

So whose round is it???????????
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
09/12/2002 at 16:16
Mind you my housemate gave it up initially for 3mths but he,s decided not 2 bother coming off the wagon.
Willpower eh!!!!
Coincidense or what, his name is IAN as well.

hang on 2 the wagon mate, well done.
09/12/2002 at 16:17
Nicko: No what you mean! I must admit when I stop drinking I think that every day so I go and buy myself some new clothes which usually cheers me up!!!

Mines a chablis please!!!!!

Why are we talking about giving up booze with Xmas round corner.......flippin madness, if ever we had an excuse to be drunk and merry!
09/12/2002 at 17:02
Ian
Well done mate, take care
Nick
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