This dry January is proving more difficult than I expected

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  1. bossman

    bossman Well-Known Member

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    i made it to the 4th last year, I’m really going to try and beat that this year,
     
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    Does drinking past midnight count?
     
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    No, I think going to bed is the cut-off so as long as you stay up all month you can just keep going and say you did it.
     
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    bossman Well-Known Member

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    I believe the dry January (according to bossmans law) officially starts around 4-30 am,
     
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    bossman Well-Known Member

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    That’s actually a good point mate,
     
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    I've failed alreay. Next years new years reso......get some will power !
     
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    Yep, I'm in. Started at approx 1.30 am NY Day and will finish at the earliest on the evening of 1st Feb. This is my sixth year.
     
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    I lasted around twenty hours. Better luck next year..
     
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    I'm doing this. I've done it before and drank tea at the time in the evening where you start wanting a drink. My mate has advised bottled fizzy water so that you can open something cold and fizzy ( if it's beer you're into) and trick yourself. After the first week it's a lot easier...
     
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    Heiniken 0% with a bit of lemonade isn't bad or lime and soda with lots of ice
     
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    Still not touched any, I’ve a shed load left over from New Year’s Eve party and to be honest I’m not remotely tempted at the minute
     
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    New Years doesn’t count though because it’s hard of the Dog, which is always necessary
     
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    I started on 30th Dec, as was DJing that night & NYE. Still going strong so far. Drinking a lot of herbal tea on an evening....
    Normally only drink when I'm not DJing (about 5 days a week). Done it before & the first week is the worst. Just habit for me, as I work from home I normally finish working at 5pm & then pop down my local for a few before my tea. No wonder I'm a fat bastard, which is the main motivation to do it.
     
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    Necessary? Not sure about that, but it's definitely illegal.
     
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    Dry January is so easy .....

    DRY Gin
    DRY Martini
    DRY Cider
    DRY White wine
     
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    This shed...is it securely padlocked...oh, and what's your address?
     
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    Err I meant it’s just a 4 pack of skol
     
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    I too started at 1.30am on NY Day! Doesn't count until you've gone to bed IMHO.
     
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    I do it end of season. Wont touch a drop for 6 weeks.
     

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