No booze January.

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14/11/2012 at 12:56

What if I dont want to ? What if I am happy to continue to have my couple of beers on a Saturday and Sunday night, have I a problem ?

14/11/2012 at 13:18
Rickster wrote (see)
carterusm wrote (see)

I've cut down dramatically over the last few months but I have no desire to give it up totally even if it's only for 31 days. I dont think I could even if I wanted to. So, even though I dont exceed the recommended weekly allowance Rickster does that mean I still have a problem ?

Well if you can stop for 31 days it shows you can do without. 

Who set that arbitary figure?  I gave up for nearly two weeks once.  Surely that shows I can do without?  Why do I need another 2 weeks on top to prove it?

In fact, i know I can give up.  I know that if tomorrow I was told that if I touch another drop i'll die, i'll never touch a drop again.  The point is, I like a beer or two at weekends and when i did try and give it up for a fortnight I just got really bored of drinking tea all weekend long.

It wasn't so much a case that I couldn't carry on for another two days, I just really could not be arsed to.


Edited: 14/11/2012 at 13:18
14/11/2012 at 14:07

My dry spell will be mid December to hopefully 24th March . Working over Christmas and New Year  and then serious training culminating in TP100. Basically I know if I carry on drinking then I have to train more to compensate so essentially I am being lazy. But achieving my goal is more important to me than a few weeks of having a drink as much as I enjoy it.
Whether anyone stops or not is entirely personal and we all have different reasons.

20/11/2012 at 15:10

I'm thinking of doing mid-jan until April. Not because I feel the need to do it, just because it'd save me a bit of money and help with training in that time. I did it last summer, was a bit more awkward because it was summer but heh, I felt good for it.

20/11/2012 at 20:55

I'm up for it!! I bounce if I'm drinking or not! T I double ger!!

20/11/2012 at 21:04
I give up alcohol every now and again. A month isn't a big deal temptation wise, it's just difficult to remember that I'm not supposed to be drinking. I'll do a few weeks, then go out with friends and have a drink.

An east resolution is just not to drink at home which tends to work for months at a time.
21/11/2012 at 16:00

I might join in with the no booze Jan. It's usually a quiet month for me anyway, no big birthdays or parties for friends/family, so no compulsion to go out drinking. I could probably extend into Feb without feeling too much of a social pariah.

21/11/2012 at 17:18

the trouble is that soft drinks are just so awful.

21/11/2012 at 18:07

I agree that soft drinks are awful. If I'm cutting back or on no booze I try and stick with beetroot juice/spring water and a slice or two of lime. Works wonders especially when served in a wine glass. I do miss my glass of the red stuff so.  Am now into the second week of no booze just to prove to myself that I can do it. However looking forward to Friday night with mates from work when I am definitely going to enjoy a couple of pints of the black stuff!

21/11/2012 at 19:13

Not that its booze...... but I am cutting down on tea and coffee, I have had only one cup of tea this morning first thing, no coffee, instead fresh ginger and a lemon slice in hot water it is totally lush, just keep topping it up with boiling water!

21/11/2012 at 23:10

Good call GW. That combo should keep your immune system on a high.

22/11/2012 at 04:28

I have tried a few alcohol free beers (I know if it's alcohol free beer is it really beer - there is a word for that but it's early, misnomer,contradiction??), the Becks one is pretty good. Some quite good flavoured fizzy waters about too.
I'm in my second week too but only because I am offshore! Will be offshore Xmas and NY so won't have to worry about being tempted by the usual festive excesses

23/11/2012 at 16:35

are there any alcohol-free cask ales?

03/12/2012 at 21:03

Oh sod it lets all get trollied!!

03/12/2012 at 23:22
I love getting drunk... But will probably skip booze til mid march when it's my best friends birthday... No point in trying rest of December, peer pressure will be too much!!

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