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December 26th, 2019 at 2:47:47 PM permalink
OK,

I drink more than the medically recommended amount of alcohol. Quite how much is an embarrassing secret shared only with my liver.

So, in the spirit of recent weight loss challenges, I hereby challenge myself and seek moral support.

I will not drink alcohol in January, February or March of 2020 (dammit, it's a leap year)

You can wager with me or sponsor or support me however you see fit.
I'm not looking to win money, even for charity!

If I fail in this challenge, I'll pay £100 to a charity that is yet to be decided. Additionally, if I fail, I'll forfeit £5 for every 'unit' of alcohol that I imbibe.

The only waiver I'm taking is that I may pour myself a drink before midnight on 31/Dec and might still be drinking that 5 mins into the new year. ( I'll extend the non-drink period by 5 minutes into April to compensate )

Please cheer me on. I'll need it.

OD.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
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OnceDear
December 26th, 2019 at 2:58:30 PM permalink
Have some Russian Vodka on the house.
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December 26th, 2019 at 3:02:46 PM permalink
I've got a LOT of JD and home-brew beer and wine in stock as well as some Christmas gift booze received. As the challenge progresses, I will probably relate details of my drinking habits.
Interested to see whether this thread helps me or just causes suspensions (which I'll try not to get involved in)
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
OnceDear
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December 26th, 2019 at 3:06:20 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

Have some Russian Vodka on the house.

Not my tipple, thanks. JD, Cognac, Beer and red wine are my temptation and I've plenty in stock.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
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OnceDear
December 26th, 2019 at 3:07:57 PM permalink
Gl OD. Do you think youíre an alcoholic or just a person who drinks too often?
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OnceDear
December 26th, 2019 at 3:08:54 PM permalink
I drink in a casino or at some sort of friends get together (poker, Super Bowl, etc.), but could also go years without drinking and not care or notice.

Good luck to you. I'd suggest chocolate mile as a substitute. It's the best!


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December 26th, 2019 at 3:12:11 PM permalink
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/17/what-its-like-to-quit-drinking-alcoholic-drinks
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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OnceDear
December 26th, 2019 at 3:17:27 PM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

OK,

I drink more than the medically recommended amount of alcohol. Quite how much is an embarrassing secret shared only with my liver.

So, in the spirit of recent weight loss challenges, I hereby challenge myself and seek moral support.

I will not drink alcohol in January, February or March of 2020 (dammit, it's a leap year)

You can wager with me or sponsor or support me however you see fit.
I'm not looking to win money, even for charity!

If I fail in this challenge, I'll pay £100 to a charity that is yet to be decided. Additionally, if I fail, I'll forfeit £5 for every 'unit' of alcohol that I imbibe.

The only waiver I'm taking is that I may pour myself a drink before midnight on 31/Dec and might still be drinking that 5 mins into the new year. ( I'll extend the non-drink period by 5 minutes into April to compensate )

Please cheer me on. I'll need it.

OD.



Good luck. In solidarity I will give up pop for the same amount of time.
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OnceDear
December 26th, 2019 at 3:17:56 PM permalink
I wish you great determination.

Prove those wrong who say itís all or nothing! It can be nothing for a few months. And then some again!
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OnceDear
December 26th, 2019 at 3:23:29 PM permalink
Not drinking is easier if you replace it with something else. Half of the point of drinking for me is to have a different taste besides the water, tea, and coffee I normally drink. Whenever you get the urge for alcohol, drink a little soda, fruit juice, flavored water, etc., and it will be a lot easier.

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