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Re: Dry January

Post by Hope209 » 01 Jan 2017 11:20

Happy new year everyone I'm in x
Sobriety is the only way to avoid waking up the next day wondering what you did the night before ;)?
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Re: Dry January

Post by Bethan » 01 Jan 2017 12:20

Me too. Right. Here we go. I'm in.

Happy New year all. Let's OWN this year. Xx

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Re: Dry January

Post by leslans » 01 Jan 2017 12:46

No question \:)/

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Re: Dry January

Post by patty » 01 Jan 2017 15:30

Happy new year,

Once again I'm in if I may :)

Love patty xxxx

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Re: Dry January

Post by CloverCat » 01 Jan 2017 16:42

Is there room for a small one? Agreed to do it with a running buddy, but need more support than that. Bring it on

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Re: Dry January

Post by TSM » 01 Jan 2017 18:17

Happy New Year!
Not been on for a while but really need to do a sober stint - not just for my health but for my sanity too!

Can't keep waking up and going into work feeling like I do... don't want to be negative think you all know what I mean.

I will be 50 in 2 and half years and I want to look and feel better than I do and drinking 1-2 bottles of wine a day won't help, I can't believe I'm not really ill to be honest can't believe my body hasn't packed up on me

Ps signed up for the Manchester 10k too god I hope I can do it

Day 1 almost done

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Re: Dry January

Post by Caron » 02 Jan 2017 08:07

Hi there, can I join in here? I've done seven days a few times now but want to do at least a month and then see if I can carry it on? :\:

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Re: Dry January

Post by kath » 02 Jan 2017 09:41

Good morning everyone.
Oh it's much nicer on day two! I have so say while I was struggling through the day yesterday it did occur to me that I don't have bad hangovers much. I have improved over the couple of years on here! I do mainly have unit control and can stick to goals 80% of the time. However I do know I will always have to watch myself when it comes to alcohol as I can slip into old habits if I don't.
That being said I also believe that some people can't control it and abstinence is the best option for some.
Anyway the last 3 months I have slipped from drinking once a week to maybe 2/3 a week and pretty much 2 weeks solid over xmas. And from 7 units each time I drink to maybe double that at times and probably treble that on nye. So here I am ready to build some sober muscles!
I'm too tired to concentrate and respond to people but I will get better and I wish you all lots of sober power!!
Good luck here's to day 2 xx
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Re: Dry January

Post by Hope209 » 02 Jan 2017 10:53

Day 2 ;)?
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Re: Dry January

Post by DannyD » 02 Jan 2017 11:22

Day two for January, new year, rest of my life. And making plans to succeed. By eating all the chocolate in the house. I can throw away left over wine (usually because I'm so hung over it makes me retch to think of it), but chocolate. Chocolate can stay wrapped, sweetly smiling and waiting for me. For Ever. Well, begone chocolate. I'm eating you ALL.
be selfish in your sobriety.

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Re: Dry January

Post by Marianne7916 » 02 Jan 2017 12:49

Feeling for you Danny, get that foul poison out of your house asap! At church yesterday I broke the bottle of communion wine while putting it away & got it all over me - I went home steeped in the stuff, could hardly stand myself! So you go eat that chocolate if it helps. I have never had a sweet tooth, but a severe case of chocaholism after going AF was what convinced me more than anything that I was chemically dependent on alcohol. No escaping the evidence of my body, I thought the cravings would never pass. But they did, eventually & quite naturally, & the weight I gained disappeared & I then started to lose my alcohol weight. Funny, all the time I was drinking I was always watching my food, but managed to ignore the calorific load of alcohol on any "healthy-eating" plan I followed! I see now that I was subconsciously keeping my calories for alcohol - deluded much :roll: My physical & emotional life is in better balance these days & I'm enjoying new treats because my old "treat" (which is, after all, only THREAT with one letter removed) is out of the picture. I will do whatever it takes to stay that way.
Anyway, D, keep hydrated, eat well & eat the chocolate too. And keep posting, we're here to cheer you on.
To everyone starting over or plodding on - Dry January is the best start to any New Year! So grateful for your companionship on this journey X

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Re: Dry January

Post by Sheila » 02 Jan 2017 16:24

I'm in too \:)/

I downliaded the Dry January app, and I put in the required info.

The only downside with it I've found is that the amount of money it estimates I spent on alcohol each week (based on the info I've given) is way way out!

It tells me it's 3 times what I know I was spending!

I sent an email asking if I could change/edit it and was told it's not possible as the figures are what the government estimate are fair and accurate!

I replied saying that they must drink some really posh expensive wine then :roll:
I drank to get drunk and I no longer need to inflict that on myself.

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Re: Dry January

Post by DannyD » 02 Jan 2017 16:57

Marianne - you broke the bottle of Communion wine?! I remember cleaning a church during a flower festival and finding bottles hidden behind the altar.

Sheila they might be going by the price of wine now, rather than when you stopped drinking?

I'm getting through January. Determination Rules Ok.
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Re: Dry January

Post by Sheila » 02 Jan 2017 17:00

I dont think so Danny, the price I used was the Sainsbury's price I paid from a week before Xmas!
Their wine price worked out at £13 per bottle :shock:

I'm getting through January and beyond even if I have to white knuckle it ;)?
I drank to get drunk and I no longer need to inflict that on myself.

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Re: Dry January

Post by DannyD » 02 Jan 2017 17:13

January. It's only 31 days. Less 1 1/2 now. It's going to be easy.....
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Re: Dry January

Post by Sue C » 02 Jan 2017 18:29

Sooooo easy. £13 a bottle? No way. I'd only pay that amount on those occasions where I was trying to convince myself I didn't have a problem with alcohol. ie, look at civilised me - I drink fine wine like a sofistikated laydee. As opposed to the usual plonko I drank the rest of the time.

Xx

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Re: Dry January

Post by TSM » 02 Jan 2017 22:19

Day 2 done guys - good luck x
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Re: Dry January

Post by forerunner406 » 02 Jan 2017 23:38

I'm in ;)?
You don't need to be great to make a start just need to make a start at being great.

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Re: Dry January

Post by Bethan » 02 Jan 2017 23:45

forerunner406 wrote:I'm in ;)?
FR using you as an inspiration. Have followed your ups and downs and so in awe of what you're achieving. Keep it going.

That's my little day 2 done.

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Re: Dry January

Post by forerunner406 » 03 Jan 2017 07:18

Morning Bethan
Thank you for your comment it really put more coal in the fire to keep me going.plus put a smile on my face.
I remember you too to. Let's do this for 2017 :\:

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