Dry January

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by chasndave, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. no- thought about it long and hard-well two mins and came to the ultimate conclusion that this was the most stupid idea of 2013 so far !!
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  2. As a an 80 cans of Stella a week type of guy, I went dry from Sep-Nov inclusive and lost 2.5 stone. So back on the wagon from 6th Jan till May. See how much I loose this time.

    Good luck to you chasendave :) hope you do well and enjoy the benefit of your efforts.
  3. did it this time last year,for about 6-8 weeks,however i took the dosh i would have spend and saved it in a piggy bank was surprised at the amount saved.
  4. I've not gone dry, but over the last couple of months or or so I have massively reduced my alcohol intake. I'm averaging only about 10 units max a month. I feel fresher, and I have lost a huge amount of weight and bulk.
  5. god- 10 units-thats breakfast !!
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  6. I'm surprised how little I miss it if I'm honest.

    As I am (amongst other things) the Bar Manager at the Decompression Centre at Bloodhound Camp, I serve beer every evening. I never even feel that I fancy one now. And the wine is enough to make anyone go teetotal!
  7. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Not planning on going dry. I think its too late anyway. But I'm going to try to massively reduce my alcohol intake, which is typically about 3-4 times the recommended limit. And try this 5:2 diet which will at least force me to stay dry for 2 days a week.
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  8. 3-4 times the recommended limit? 60-80 units per week?

    That 5:2 diet looks quite interesting though - might have to give that a spin at some point..........
  9. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Not exactly done the calculations, but at least a bottle of wine a day … rinsed down with a couple of brandies in the evening.

    Starvation Day 1 is planned for Thursday, and then every Tue/Thu thereafter. I'm not too fussed about the minimal food but the zero booze is deffo going to be a bit uncomfortable.
  10. Well done you :)
  11. Good luck to you. It takes me about 4 days to feel normal but I sleep like a log the first night. :)
  12. That's the first thing I notice when I lay off the juice - quite how much better I sleep.

  13. I thought the recommended limit was 28 units per week? I am cutting down to that and having 2 dry days a week. My new year resolution. Might give the 5:2 diet a go too.
  14. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    Have you stopped pissing the bed as well then ?