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Hi gang, [checks calendar] wooooooooo we are in double digit streak mode!! WTG!

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This is actually my 6 week mark as dry January could not come soon enough. But the first week was absolutely the toughest. Now I’m just happy to be facing down the world’s drama with a clear head and buoyed by a good night of sleep. I feel like with a good night’s sleep and a clear conscience, I can do most anything  and do it in style and with a sassy attitude. By contrast when I’ve had a lousy night’s sleep (or none at all) I’m just a trash pile.

 

How’s everyone doing?

 

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There were a couple of days when I really wanted a glass of wine. But I found a place that sells fancy craft beers (beers... but special???) and they have an alcohol-free selection. I am looking forward to drinking a variety of non-intoxicating fizzy bitter grain drinks.

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The only thing I'm struggling a bit with is the (possible rare) social interaction, especially this (covid)period. Where I think a few good beers would thoroughly be enjoyed.

 

It's not something that has occured yet, but still...

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49 minutes ago, Harriet said:

There were a couple of days when I really wanted a glass of wine. But I found a place that sells fancy craft beers (beers... but special???) and they have an alcohol-free selection. I am looking forward to drinking a variety of non-intoxicating fizzy bitter grain drinks.

 

Have you ever tried non alcoholic craft beers?

 

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10 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

The only thing I'm struggling a bit with is the (possible rare) social interaction, especially this (covid)period. Where I think a few good beers would thoroughly be enjoyed.

 

It's not something that has occured yet, but still...

 

This isn't a problem for me. All chance of socialisation is gone beyond recall or desire.

 

10 hours ago, deftona said:

Have you ever tried non alcoholic craft beers?

 

Erm, no. But I had a normal alcohol free beer and it was fine (although I had a different one and it was bad, but still better than water).

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Whaaaat??? Somehow I stopped following this thread??? *prods at settings* I am back (didn’t realise I’d left) though!

 

What say ye, friends: Mr was drinking a glass of wine and said “does this taste funny?” and I stuck my tongue in it. Have I ruined my streak???

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2 hours ago, Harriet said:

Erm, no. But I had a normal alcohol free beer and it was fine (although I had a different one and it was bad, but still better than water).

 

All the ones I have had are gassy to the point of unpleasantness, with no discernible flavour beyond "fizzy" but I hope you have better experiences! 

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1 hour ago, Yasha92 said:

What say ye, friends: Mr was drinking a glass of wine and said “does this taste funny?” and I stuck my tongue in it. Have I ruined my streak???


It depends what happened next 😛 But no, you're good, I reckon.

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6 minutes ago, Harriet said:


It depends what happened next 😛 But no, you're good, I reckon.

I said “yep, that tastes funny” and then he drank it anyway, Yasha drool and all. Ew, cooties!

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15 hours ago, Harriet said:

There were a couple of days when I really wanted a glass of wine. But I found a place that sells fancy craft beers (beers... but special???) and they have an alcohol-free selection. I am looking forward to drinking a variety of non-intoxicating fizzy bitter grain drinks.

Ooooooh! I hope you find some good ones!!

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15 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

The only thing I'm struggling a bit with is the (possible rare) social interaction, especially this (covid)period. Where I think a few good beers would thoroughly be enjoyed.

 

It's not something that has occured yet, but still...

Yeah, I have to admit it is a lot easier to eschew booze when all the pubs are closed anyway!

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21 hours ago, TiogaGirl said:

Yeah, I have to admit it is a lot easier to eschew booze when all the pubs are closed anyway!

 

I'm actually not that much of a pub go-er. No the following was on my mind. A fellow Rebel here let me knew he was researching stuff for a new computer. I helped him out ballparking with it would cost him. And told him if he would like we could "online shop together" during an online zoom or meet call cause i have been building computers for (god i'm old) decades! Perfect idea, grab a few beers, vritually hang out with another rebel have a good time talking computer stuff and drinking a beer. Very good! Solid plan! A few minutes later i was like, oow hope he don't have time in January and we can postpone this to February.

 

That's what i meant accompanying a drink with a rare social interaction. That's why i'm probably gonna continue my dry January into February with a few modifications.

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4 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

That's what i meant accompanying a drink with a rare social interaction. That's why i'm probably gonna continue my dry January into February with a few modifications.

 

Yeah a lot of mine has been social-involved too, I'm glad we have no more "socially distanced holiday gatherings" at all 'cause that's always a killer.  It's one thing stopping myself from buying my own stuff, but when you're with others and it's already prevalent.......

 

Guys we are almost halfway through January!!!! A W E S O M E !

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I am still grooving on Dry Jan. Yesterday was my 7 week mark, making today day 50 🤩 Waking up feeling good most every day is hard to beat.

 

I’m still not sure why this goal is coming relatively easily this time, whereas over in the weight loss PVP I’m doing [whatever is the opposite of killin’ it]. Anyway, so glad to have excellent nerd company along the way!

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1 hour ago, TiogaGirl said:

I’m still not sure why this goal is coming relatively easily this time

 

SAME, and I don't know either!! I'm trying not to question it too much but I'll happily take the win!  17 days in here and feeling great~ ^^ (AND saving money!)

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You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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4 hours ago, TiogaGirl said:

I am still grooving on Dry Jan. Yesterday was my 7 week mark, making today day 50 🤩 Waking up feeling good most every day is hard to beat.

 

I’m still not sure why this goal is coming relatively easily this time, whereas over in the weight loss PVP I’m doing [whatever is the opposite of killin’ it]. Anyway, so glad to have excellent nerd company along the way!

 

Awesome news. I'm still completely lucid and un-inebriated over here, too.

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Still all good in this hood too!

Havent noticed any sleep benefits, but I am definitely less bloated, so that’s a win!

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Still staying strong here. Last night I was sooooo tempted to cheat on this challenge, because my brother was visiting and he and my husband were drinking. But, I stuck to my guns. It is amazing what a little accountability can do, haha.

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How'd  I miss this thread?! 

 

17 days done, sleeping way better, not waking up feeling anxious and not having to get up to wee halfway through the night are all big benefits so far.  I've also dropped 4.5kg which is pleasing. Way less bloated too and my skin feels/looks better. 

 

Some days I crave a beer hard, there are definitely triggers as well...like after physical work on a hot day or after breathing air. :lol: 

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23 minutes ago, Endor said:

or after breathing air. :lol: 


Or you feel like the world is giving you a sign...

PS apologies those who have already seen this in the pvp... this was its original intended thread 

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On 1/15/2021 at 11:07 PM, Yasha92 said:

 

It actually mentions something i'm quite curious about. So i would like to know from you (and with "you" i mean Yall GIFs | Tenor in here):

 

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FEB 1st is a monday

 

I think for me personally, nothing much is gonna change on that specific date, and for the rest of the month i want to keep it somewhat strict but not as strict as January. Also because i'm actually cruising through Drynuary pretty effortlessly. Only when a social event arises, where others are also drinking, i will have a few drinks. I don't usually overdrink much, and with the whole social restrictions with COVID i doubt anything of that magnitude will pop up. I'm guesstimating around 2-3-ish occasions for February...

 

And i'm okay with that!

 

 

Edit: Ooow yeah, still going strong for January!

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