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    Anyone doing 'Dry January'?

    I heard about this last year. Supposedly a big thing in the UK. It kind of got me thinking ... when was the last time I didn't drink any alcohol for an entire month? I honestly can't remember.

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    I've been "dry" for nearly 46 years (I am nearly 46 years old), so "yes", I'll do the Dry January thing (Technically, I like kombucha which has trace amounts of alcohol, so I guess I'm not totally dry...)

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    I give it up for lent.

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    Dry January?

    I'll drink to that.
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    not happening.

    in fact, just got back from the likker store...nice sale going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    not happening.

    in fact, just got back from the likker store...nice sale going on.
    Cannot handle alcohol. One beer, head on someone's shoulder in drool.
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    It's not post anything friday thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Dry January?

    I'll drink to that.
    I'll have what he's having...
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    It's not post anything friday thread.
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    It's not post anything friday thread.
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    I was given a ton of beer for Christmas and I just finished it off two nights ago. Kinda nice to be dry for a couple days now but I’ll end up getting more this weekend. Guess I’m doing this dry January thing with baby steps. Drunken baby steps.

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    Drinking is one of the national pastimes in Wisconsin in the winter. Hell no.
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    I could easily do this, but don't need to. Giving up alcohol wouldn't be a big deal (for one month), as I don't drink much anymore. Maybe one a week. In fact it's been a dry January thus far. Attempting a dry December would be a lot harder.
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    I had some friends that did it last year but I like drinking too much for it. Instead, my wife and I gave up drinking during the work week for most of the year. I lost almost 20 lbs. Now that the holidays are over we’re back on that same schedule again.

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    Yes, 2nd year of it. Nice reset after the holiday excesses.
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    Sounds like a "New Years Resolution" to quit drinking for someone who knows they don't have the will power to make the year.
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    I'm doing a dry-er January, after a very "wet" couple months of holiday-mode of beer consumption.

    I lose fat in my midsection fast when I cut down or quit drinking beer for a while, even if I continue to eat like a viking and eschew all forms of exercise.

    I love beer more than any other beverage I can think of. But beer for me is the Waistline Mutilator®.

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    I made it 5 days...so close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
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    I love beer more than any other beverage I can think of. But beer for me is the Waistline Mutilator®.
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    I can't think of any reason, short of a drinking problem, why I'd consider a "dry" January or any other month. After all, we've often heard that beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. And life is short. I intend to enjoy it. If I cut back on alcohol it would only be in association with dieting, cuz I want to maintain my health so as to keep on enjoying retirement, which includes a fair amount of alcohol.

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    Hmmm, too late now, had a mimosa the other day (can't remember last time I had one of those.)

    But I'm a lightweight for an Irish-blooded woman. Two drinks is my limit, any more than that and it's a slippery slope into all bets being off! Even wine messes up my sleep, so I barely drink anymore. A wee dram here and there maybe.....

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    Gave up drinking when my kids were born, that was 18 years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROAD&DIRT View Post
    Gave up drinking when my kids were born, that was 18 years ago
    I think it was my kids that drove me to drink!

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    Dry January in the UK is usually done for Charity by people who'll have about three drinks over Xmas and feel the need to detox despite not drinking for 11 months of the year

    Never done it.
    However I've decided to try to go alcohol free for 2020I can't remember the last time I went more than a couple of days but I've not had a drink since Xmas eve........Sunday morning club runs without a hangover is a revelation

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