Dry January

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  1. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Coming down the home stretch. This is the last weekend in January then can get back to boozing. I would keep it going but its supposed to warm up down here and crawfish season will be in full swing in February and you are required to drink delicious cold beer while eating crawfish.
     
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  2. roggins

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    Not breaking the seal until 2-3-22. 34 days in a row without alcohol will be the longest stretch since I started drinking. Gonna say I started drinking regularly at age 16. I turned 45 earlier this month.
     
  3. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Last drink was Jan. 3. Calling it quits for a work function on Friday. Hasn’t been that hard. Nice to know I can put it down if I need to.
     
  4. Mr. Bean

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    Think I may be able to hold on til super bowl Sunday
     
  5. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Still going strong. Last weekend of #DryJanuary. It really isn't bothering me.
     
  6. Daniel Ocean

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    give or take a week
     
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  7. THEBLUERAIDER

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    I don’t know what this means.
     
  8. Nole0515

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    I haven’t gotten to sleep before 3am this week. 5am multiple times and didn’t sleep tonight. Work should be a blast today
     
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  9. Daddy Rabbit

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    He's busting your balls because you didn't make it through all of January after announcing, "This was easy."
     
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  10. Cousin Eddie

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    Had a bachelor party and a few other events in January I knew I would fail, so I am doing a delayed sober month, started last Monday.
     
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  11. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Oh. Ok.
     
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  12. Baseballman86

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    2 more weekend nights fellas
     
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  13. DistantFactor

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    While I failed after 10 days, birthday was the 11th, I realized taking a week off wasn’t all that hard so I’m going to roll that into at least one week off every month. Typically the first week but just planning around Fourth of July. Rolls up to a quarter of the year almost off which feels good.
     
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  14. Tex

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    Almost there
     
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  15. Tex

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  16. RJF-GUMP

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    Well fellas, we did it. It was a pleasure standing in solidarity with you fine gentlemen. I'm going to keep it going until at least this weekend and possibly beyond. I won't get all that far because its mardi gras season and we have a bunch of parades etc coming up.
     
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  17. cdaysker

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    I tried to do this last year and failed miserably. This year, for whatever reason, it seemed like a much easier task and I kind of enjoyed it so I think I'll keep it going until the Super Bowl.
     
  18. roggins

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    Month complete. A few days more to go for good measure. After the first week I didn’t miss it. Congrats to those who made it. Congrats to those that didn’t.
     
  19. Tex

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    I made it. Going to go till this weekend. Might go after since the weather is supposed to be shit all weekend. Congrats gents.
     
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  20. PaulKemp

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    This has really been a year plus I’m the making for me. Went through several long stretches last year without drinking for the first time since I started. Formerly a 6-12 beer drinker daily. Failed once this Jan, but I wasn’t all-in on Dry January. It just intersected with my new found general sobriety and not enjoying drinking alone anymore.

    Pros: I’m saving a lot of money and waking up fresh daily.

    Cons: I discovered drinking was merely masking underlying problems, not the cause of anything on its own. I’m either depressed or in the middle of a major midlife crisis. Yay

    Guess there’s a “next part” to this, which I have to say feels like a bait and switch. Oh well. Onward I go
     
  21. Smuggy

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    That’s a lot of daily beers. What types of beers were you drinking? Any worries about your liver? Congrats btw
     
  22. Celemo

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    today marks 8 months w/o alcohol, congrats to everyone who completed Dry January
     
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  23. Nole0515

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    One month sober and it feels good. just need to cure my insomnia and anxiety next
     
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  24. Tex

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    I’m still dreaming like crazy and tossing and turning.
     
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  25. roggins

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    Skip football this season. That will help.

    Don't keep you phone near your bed. I had the habit of picking it up anytime I felt that I couldn't sleep. I'd waste an hour or two on it while "trying" to fall asleep. Anytime I wake up in the middle of the night, I just sit there. Usually I fall back asleep within 30 min. If it is after 4 am, I just get up and start the day. I'll sleep like a baby after a couple of days of doing this. Good luck.
     
    #925 roggins, Feb 1, 2022
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  26. Nole0515

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    I have to keep my phone on me at all times after work as I’m the person that has to respond if our alarm gets set off
     
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  27. PaulKemp

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    Thanks, and I mean sure. Nothing has been flagged by my doctor or anything though. I didn't really start down this path due to any kind of trigger. I just kind of did it, which I guess is odd. One night turned into two, two turned into three, and I was like, "hmm, let's see where this goes."

    I was a craft beer guy, so all sorts of things. Many years of trying anything and everything, bottle shares, brewery visits, and chasing rare stuff. It peaked while I was living in SF several years back. I quite literally checked every rare thing I ever wanted to try off my list. Afterward, it felt like I had beaten the game more or less, so I rolled back into session pales and IPAs for the most part -- Sierra Nevada Pale and Firestone Walker FlyJack were my go-to's for the past few years.
     
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  28. Willpépé

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    How do you receive the alarm(s)?
     
  29. Nole0515

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    Phone call
     
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  30. Shiggityshwo

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    will be hopping back on the booze train with UNC/Duke Saturday night, probably gonna go on another extended run of sobriety until the rematch in March though

    congrats fellas
     
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  31. RJF-GUMP

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    If I drank 6-12 craft beers daily I'd be 600 pounds.
     
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  32. Shiggityshwo

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    ended my run for this unc duke game

    :cryingjordan:
     
  33. Tex

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    I’m about to head to a bar to end this. I had a nice run.
     
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  34. IHHH aka dallasfanindc

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    Any of you have restless leg syndrome? It is so annoying, booze or no booze
     
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  35. Tex

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    The Jimmy legs
     
  36. IHHH aka dallasfanindc

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    fuck Jimmy
     
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  37. Daniel Ocean

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    I ended dry February tonight too for similar reasons.
     
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  38. Roy

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    I made it by the way. Going to try for 90 days and see how I feel.
     
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  39. Marbles

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    Congrats to the guys on trying to limit or cut out your drinking. Coming up on 4 years sober. I will say that drinking masks so many issues so putting it down requires us to made hard choices dive deep into who we are. The first 90 days of quiting are the hardest and after you hit 18 months it becomes natural. I started drinking at 16 and one day noticed I could go a day without it. I realized that all my thoughts revolves around alcohol and thinking and looking forward to a drink after work. I didn’t want my life and thoughts that way. Once you admit you have a problem there’s really no going back because of the guilt you have in failing to quit. It becomes a put it down for good or live in misery because it’s not natural to have the majority of thoughts revolve around booz. I truly hope none of y’all have addiction problems with alcohol but if you feel like you might, feel free to dm me and I’ll give you my cell phone number. I’m here for anyone that wants to quit.
     
  40. Kirk Fogg

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    Damn, good for you - I realized how close I was to 50 days, so I'm shooting for that now. And my birthday is just a few weeks from 50 days, so I've also said "use your birthday as the reward" and break it then.

    I did just get back from a week at the beach w/ my wife - an entire week w/ no booze while watching everyone at the beach/pool drink nonstop every day was kind of hard. Thankfully, my wife doesn't really drink at all and I had a good book to distract myself.
     
  41. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    My wife rarely drinks so it made giving up the sauce a lot easier (and she is pregnant and was trying to get pregnant through IVF so stopped completely).
     
  42. Roy

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    A whole week at the beach with friends and fam would be hard as shit for me so big props.

    Jan was tough but it’s already gotten more difficult. People seem to respect dry January, but now that I’ve extended to to 90 days, people are getting weird. “But like why?” “Dude just have a beer” “what’s 90 days even gonna do?” Shit like that is aggravating to me for some reason.
     
  43. Nole0515

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    There’s a difference between a friend and a drinking buddy. If they can’t respect your decision fuckem
     
  44. thunderstruck

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    Have drank two evenings since dry January, just light beer and no more than 5, yet I’m waking with with a mild hangover as if I was up all night boozing. It’s like my body is calling me a dumbass and punishing me

    anyone else experiencing this?
     
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  45. jbr

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    How old are you?

    Because let me explain what happens once you hit 35…
     
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  46. Goose

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    This has been happening to me for a few years. I’m 31

    Drink more water
     
  47. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck I'm a Boss

    Same routine I’ve always done, cut it off an hour before bed, plenty of water before sleeping. Didn’t use to be an issue, just think my body is adjusting to it again.