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mrbasepauly

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6 months challenge: no drinking
« on: November 25, 2017, 04:50:27 PM »
After listening to a podcast, can't remember who it was, but on choose fi I think. Talked about personal challenges, and in particular, taking 6 months off from drinking. So I'm gonna do the same; have been in a stressful situation (new job teaching high school, grad school for credential, 2 small kids, recently moved, changed careers) and was using drinking as a coping mechanism. Time to get healthy, wiser, richer, and sleep better.
Days sin drinking: 1
Final date: June 3, 2018
Will be checking in periodically to keep myself motivated.

wordnerd

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Re: 6 months challenge: no drinking
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 05:07:34 PM »
Well, I'm pregnant until May, so might as well join to support fellow temporary teetotalers. :) I do think extended breaks from drinking are helpful. It's easy to become accustomed to drinking multiple times a week, especially if you grew up in a wine-every-night household, like I did.

Days since drinking: 106-ish
Final date: mid-May 2018

Good luck!

Nederstash

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Re: 6 months challenge: no drinking
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 02:48:05 AM »
After listening to a podcast, can't remember who it was, but on choose fi I think. Talked about personal challenges, and in particular, taking 6 months off from drinking. So I'm gonna do the same; have been in a stressful situation (new job teaching high school, grad school for credential, 2 small kids, recently moved, changed careers) and was using drinking as a coping mechanism. Time to get healthy, wiser, richer, and sleep better.
Days sin drinking: 1
Final date: June 3, 2018
Will be checking in periodically to keep myself motivated.
Very nice challenge! I had some medication recently that wouldn't mix with alcohol, so I stopped for a while. Haven't missed it - in fact, I was quite happy to see my general mood lifted, pounds dropped, memory improved. I've proudly joined the teetotalers!

Mongoose

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Re: 6 months challenge: no drinking
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 09:23:11 AM »
I'm joining in for a 6 week challenge. We cut our indulgences budget way back, which meant cutting spending on desserts, alcohol, and eating out. I'm planning on cutting fast burning carbs for the next 6 weeks so alcohol is out too.

Hirondelle

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Re: 6 months challenge: no drinking
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 01:17:39 PM »
I'm in! Currently on meds that don't allow me to drink for 3 months. Have been in for a 1.5 week so far and all good.

Good luck keeping at it for the full 6 months!