On The Wagon For January

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06/01/2013 at 09:44
Morning folks. First weekend almost in the bag then. Today shouldn't be an issue as its work tomorrow so not normally a big drinking day anyway. Weird thing is, I woke with a headache this morning. must just be habit!
06/01/2013 at 10:04

Ha ha FF, l was struggling with a headache on my LSR yesterday morning. l was like, this must just be my body resorting to type. All's well now anyway.

Excellent work people. We can definitely feel proud of ourselves for getting over the first weekend and l feel it will get easier as that's the cycle of drinking every weekend broken now. Well it is for me anyway.

Back to work after a fortnight off for me tomorrow and my next big test will be this Friday when id normally hit the pub straight after work for a few pints. When l get a car again in the next couple of weeks i'll find it much easier just to go straight home as oppossed to now when im on public transport.

Wont be long ladies and gents till we're those kind of people stood in a bar sneering at people who are drinking and acting all high and mighty with comments like "do you know what that filth does to ya? and "no mate, not drinking tonight, got a 15 mile run to take care of tomorrow"

Keep up the good work boys and girls.

06/01/2013 at 10:58

Morning waggoners. Well done on the weekend, halos all round. I stuck to my alcohol free beer and found it easier thinking that I could drink if I wanted to but was choosing not to. Does that make sense?  I really want to make this work because otherwise the only way left is total abstinance, I can't go back to every night drinking. I'll be having a Cobra over a curry tonight, unless I "choose" to take another alcohol free evening and offer to drive. But its going to my choice, not a feeling of having to. 

06/01/2013 at 15:27

What ever gets you by soup mate.

Sunday when the footy is on is usually all the excuse l need to head down to the pub.


06/01/2013 at 15:40

Not had a beer since Christmas Eve.

06/01/2013 at 16:37

Gareth, my test will also be on Friday after a week back at work.  I LOVE a drink on a Friday night -it's going to be a non-alcoholic Becks for me.  I am THAT determined 

I ran 26 miles today on day 6 of not drinking and was hoping to notice a difference but not yet.  Perhaps I'm still detoxing and will feel the effects in another week.

06/01/2013 at 17:04
Fantastic miles there liz!! Are you training for something specific? You definitely deserve an exotic soda water tonight!!!
06/01/2013 at 18:31

Am sitting here drinking an alcohol-free Erdinger beer, 'cos beer goes with curry!

10km run yesterday, 2400m swim this morning - determined to get my speed and fitness back.

06/01/2013 at 19:28

What are the alcohol-free beers and wines like, does anyone know? I used to quite like my red wine with a meal and thats the hardest one for me to give up. Not sure if its even worth trying the alchol-free ones...?

Managed just over 9 miles today. Happy days. Think I'm back in the game and unless anything dramatic happens, I should be OK for my half marathon in February.

06/01/2013 at 19:28

Mr F, thank you.  I'm training for my first ultra - the Thames Trot on 2nd Feb. I start my taper now which is very welcomed!

06/01/2013 at 19:47
Elli, I too am a fan of red. Can't say I've ever seen an alc free red wine, even if they DoD one I can't see it being up to much! Good news on the 9miles today, decent mileage coupled with abstinence can only be a good thing!
Liz, I tried desperately to get in the trot bit was top slow off the mark so missed out. Bit gutted as have the Thames hundred at the end of march so that would have been perfect prep. Quick 3 mile trot around the block for me tonight cos am.just too tired for anything more strenuous this evening!
06/01/2013 at 22:41
I'm sat here with a very big mug of liquorice and peppermint tea.... Tastes yummy, and I'm feeling pleased with myself and celebrating a successful first dry weekend of the month...

Well done everyone!

06/01/2013 at 22:44
Horlicks done, now bed! That tea sounds interesting yp!
07/01/2013 at 09:12

There are some red alcohol-free wines that don't taste too bad, but can't say I'm a fan. The white ones are awful.

Erdinger alcohol-free weizen beer, brewed near Munich, is the only one I've ever tasted that is good. We always have a crate of it in the cellar, our tri club bar serves it, and it's the finisher drink at many races here in Germany.

Edited: 07/01/2013 at 09:13
07/01/2013 at 14:53

I don't believe it !! the wagon is still rolling

This wagon has been rolling for years now and I keep falling off, do I have issues ??

Day 6 for me and feeling good, training for the local Duathlon March the 10th at Starthclyde park. Something positive to focus on............


07/01/2013 at 18:49

Hello Scottish - the thread daddy

Tonight marks the first week over and done with

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
07/01/2013 at 19:51

evening waggoners 

good to get the first week done - aiming for double figures now.

07/01/2013 at 19:54
How are we all? As Maddy says that's the first week done so well done everyone.

BI you are right. That Erdinger stuff is ok and makes a pleasant change from fizzy drinks or squash!
07/01/2013 at 19:58

evening all, day 7 done and dusted life has been very stressful at the moment, it's all good stuff but a lot of decision making and things going on that I have to think about :S never good for the ole noggin

had my counselling session at ADAS today and it felt good to say I was off the grog for a month and successfully negotiated the first week. especially as I've been given a drink diary to complete

I'm also going to bite the bullet and ask doc for a blood test to see what my liver function is like after years and years and years of drinking serious amounts of alcohol. bit scary but best to know I guess 

07/01/2013 at 20:52
Nice positive day there then loon! Out of interest what does ADAS stand for??
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