On The Wagon For January

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11/01/2015 at 19:51

Day 11 done then. Could have cheerfully murdered for a drink last night but am pleased I didnt give in. How is everyone else gettting on??

11/01/2015 at 20:40


Doing OK


Decided 100 days is the target it takes so long to break a habit bit it takes me twice as long to embed new ones so I have a general target of where I want to be in 100 days

12/01/2015 at 08:34

100 days is a good target. its not that far away as to seem impossible. I'm combining my attempt with a weight loss target. I'm not actually fat, thats just an old nickname but i'm probably about 1.5 stone heavier than I should be so I'm looking to lose a stone in the 100 days. Then we'll see what happens. I'm hoping I'll be feeling sufficiently good to want to keep going.


12/01/2015 at 20:43

I was abroad for the first 9 days of the year, so it was always going to be a tough call. 2 days and counting.

15/01/2015 at 08:56

Better late than never Snap! I had a planned night off a couple of days ago for a belated Xmas social, but am now firmly back on. To be honest after a couple of weeks off I didnt actually enjoy it that much.

15/01/2015 at 17:36

15% of the way through already

I might have a couple of socials in the next few weeks but I am equally as capable as being smutty and lewd without drink so hopefully no one will notice

16/01/2015 at 07:33

This was quite a boring affair. No smut or lewdness. Mores the pity.

Another weekend of healthy living and relaxation looms. Drink of choice tonight will be fizzy water and lime squash. Am already looking forward to that saturday lie in with a clear head!

23/01/2015 at 21:46

Hello all! Late to this thread (this year). Nice to see the same faces on here!

Yes, I'm doing Dry January again. All going good and no falls to date.

It's going to be a very long one this year though with 5 weekends in Jan!


Keep up the good work guys.

24/01/2015 at 12:26



Hello Kev.  Well three weeks in now so not long for january folks

24/01/2015 at 22:11

Evening all and Hi Maddy.


Another Saturday conquered!

25/01/2015 at 19:42

Weekend no. 4 done! Hope everyone is well.

25/01/2015 at 20:45

Yep, completed my second week. I haven't had a proper nights sleep since though. I'm wakingUlp in a sweat every night. I expected that for a few days, but two weeks seems a long time.

26/01/2015 at 18:14

I don't have night sweats but I am too hot at night - I only have a summer duvet on the bed plus a blanket at the bottom end.  Two years ago I would have had the mid weight on although it has to be said its milder this year so far but even on the coldest nights I am been too warm

01/02/2015 at 18:49

Well January done and dusted and nearly a third of the way through 100 days already

Had a couple of nights out with no temptations

02/02/2015 at 18:51

Dry Jan all done and dusted. Couple of beers planned for this weekend for Rugby.

03/01/2016 at 18:48

Is there anybody out there this year? 

04/01/2016 at 17:42

Hi FF - yes me again! I'm doing dry Jan again.

I also did 6 weeks dry in the lead up to Christmas.

Had (quite) a few beers over Christmas so looking forward to drying out.  

Blisters    pirate
05/01/2016 at 18:54

I don't think I can face a whole month. In fact I know that I can't.

But the liver got quite a soaking in the latter part of 2015, to such an extent that I developed a bit of a daily habit. I am focussing on 5 days off per week as a minimum. There is a huge challenge for excess on the immediate horizon, including a Business Gala Dinner. Drinks on tables and all that. Coaches at midnight.

Abstaining at home I can now manage.
Social drinking I can even attempt (under supervision)
Letting the hair down? There is the problem. Unsupervised? High risk.

07/01/2016 at 12:50

Business dinners and the like are always the worst as there seems to be a great desire by everyone to drink as much as possible as fast as possible!

Good luck.

I'll do the month then go back to 'special' occasions only which in all honesty is about once or twice a month!

Blisters    pirate
07/01/2016 at 22:07

Evening Number One achieved. Free drinks were being liberally brought out with the meal. I offered to drive as it gave me a solid reason to stay off it.

Tomorrow is another day. Entirely. Although I'm not promising to be dry, I've got a more difficult challenge. Trying to stop mid flow.
Unless someone can persuade me to face this as the athlete's dilemma....

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