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Anyone doing Dry January?

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suzied Mon 02-Jan-17 17:11:22

I remember last year there was a thread on this. Just wondered if anyone else was doing this as we are on day 2? Not that I'm counting or anything.

Riverwalk Mon 02-Jan-17 17:18:47

No, not yet but I'm thinking about it!

chelseababy Mon 02-Jan-17 17:20:38

Started today but only till 27th when we have house guests! Does that count?

janeainsworth Mon 02-Jan-17 17:21:46

It's the thought that counts riverwalk grin
Happy New Year 🍷🍷

Greyduster Mon 02-Jan-17 17:21:46

I am, and I too wondered if anyone else would be! I started today, but I have probably not got the alcohol I drank yesterday out of my system yet blush! (Well, you can't really start on New Year's Day, can you?). I got through it last year ok, but I have to admit I was really glad to see February!

rosesarered Mon 02-Jan-17 17:27:04

I'm thinking about it too, but probably more important to have a choccy biscuit free month tbh.

DaphneBroon Mon 02-Jan-17 17:29:49

Maybe Mon-Friday?
It would make a huge difference to the diet, but.......
(The flesh is weak)

Riverwalk Mon 02-Jan-17 17:30:14

And to you too Jane wine

Not much enthusiasm for the idea so far with us lot! grin

Ana Mon 02-Jan-17 17:31:41

Oh dear, I'm afraid I have to join the majority of you and say...possibly, when I work up the willpower!

rosesarered Mon 02-Jan-17 17:34:06

And when all the Baileys, sherry, gin, apricot brandy etc has been used up.

Greyduster Mon 02-Jan-17 17:39:55

roses the chocci biscuits would be a bigger challenge for me than alcohol, and I think I would certainly fail. I am relying on GS scoffing the rest of my tub of twiglets tommorrow when he comes so that at least one temptation will be out of the way! 😕

grannypiper Mon 02-Jan-17 18:03:13

I have dry Jan-July followed by dry Sept-Dec, Champagne for the bit in between.

Jalima Mon 02-Jan-17 18:06:30

May I start it next week please?

Maranta Mon 02-Jan-17 18:18:45

I thought about it but realise that two alcohol free days per week was probably more realistic. Starting tomorrow. Cheers! 🍷

Wobblybits Mon 02-Jan-17 18:38:47

Yes, I'm only drinking dry wine

Charleygirl Mon 02-Jan-17 18:44:22

I drink so little I need the odd pleasure in life. I opened a bottle of dry white wine last night and that will last me for 3 evening meals.

kittylester Mon 02-Jan-17 18:46:25

Certainly not till after my birthday on Thursday. So, from next Monday we will not drink Monday to Thursday inclusive - unless necessary!! Xx

Lynker Mon 02-Jan-17 18:47:32

Yes I am! I downloaded the app last year and managed Dry January. I then kept the app updated throughout the year and found it quite interesting. I did manage to lose some weight too.

Greyduster Mon 02-Jan-17 19:01:55

wobbly why didn't I think of that??

Antonia Mon 02-Jan-17 19:02:04

In a word, no.

morethan2 Mon 02-Jan-17 19:19:49

Same here Antonia I rarely drink but if I fancy one I have one especially after Christmas when the bottles are busting out of the cupboards. I could possibly do a dry February. The Christmas stock will be down to manageable proportions and February is a short month. Cheerswine

Teetime Mon 02-Jan-17 19:26:54

Not dry but cutting down drastically. 'A day without wine is like day without sun' and we have far too many of those.

J52 Mon 02-Jan-17 19:29:15

I like your motto Teetime! I'm with you kitty next year doesn't start till after Tursday.

J52 Mon 02-Jan-17 19:29:59

Or Thursday, even. Not touched my wine yet. Honest.

TerriBull Mon 02-Jan-17 19:35:54

Husband and I agreed to a dry January, but whilst watching Rick Stein in Bordeaux quaffing some wine, he said to me "shall I open a bottle" No resolve huh!

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