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Title: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 01 January 2012, 11:40: PM
So it's time for our new year resolutions and for many that will probably be one of cutting down the booze (and I know there will be a few fingers pointing at me).

Now I was going to do a Ramrod and try and abstain for a month.  Then I saw this article:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16354472 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16354472)
So maybe I can still have a bit of a drink at weekends, but keep things a bit more moderate than trying to do all the allowed units in one sitting, and abstain Monday through Thursday?
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 02 January 2012, 06:23: AM
I saw the same article(s) but I still think it's worth stopping completely for a month......and then for a day or two a week the rest of the year.
I think the main thrust of their gripe is that people are more likely to overindulge the rest of the year if they abstain in January. The trouble is that the papers seem to be reporting this as a reason not to abstain in January.
Thats what I'm doing  :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ste on 02 January 2012, 01:37: PM
MGP all you need to do is stop when you can still say ventriliquist :P

I'm gonna try and give up smoking and start going the gym as i've been paying for it for 2 months already and not been :/
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 January 2012, 03:02: PM
I can't say that word when sober.  That means I'd never drink again :cry:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Bill C on 02 January 2012, 04:39: PM
MGP all you need to do is stop when you can still say ventriliquist :P

I'm gonna try and give up smoking and start going the gym as i've been paying for it for 2 months already and not been :/

I can't say that word when sober.  That means I'd never drink again :cry:

 :lol: :lol:

Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: dilli-theclaw on 02 January 2012, 05:00: PM
The Claw has been drinking the past few days :)
Title: On the Wagon?
Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 02 January 2012, 06:22: PM
I'm out for a beer tonight!


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Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 02 January 2012, 07:21: PM
The Claw has been drinking the past few days :)
Good for you :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Klinsman on 02 January 2012, 08:41: PM
DETOX for me!!!!
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 05 January 2012, 03:26: PM
Still on the wagon?
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Klinsman on 05 January 2012, 04:32: PM
Veggies and water atm, yummmmmm...... no alcohol or rubbish has passed my lips in 3 days!!! (new record)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 05 January 2012, 09:42: PM
Steady on now......:worried:  ;D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 05 January 2012, 09:58: PM
Coke Zero is getting a tad boring.  I think someone ought to come and put a padlock on my booze cupboard as I'm not going to hold out very long :(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Dutchie on 05 January 2012, 10:15: PM
Just give it all to a homeless person
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 06 January 2012, 09:05: AM
Coke Zero is getting a tad boring.  I think someone ought to come and put a padlock on my booze cupboard as I'm not going to hold out very long :(
Be stong, you have to carry on..... ;D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Squeak on 06 January 2012, 10:37: AM
Veggies and water atm, yummmmmm...... no alcohol or rubbish has passed my lips in 3 days!!! (new record)

well considering by just adding sugar youve got alcohol right ther Klins   :-X
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 06 January 2012, 11:34: AM
:clap: :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Klinsman on 06 January 2012, 12:28: PM
And i thought the English were thick!!!   :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 06 January 2012, 12:36: PM
I really must get round to making beer again. :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 08 January 2012, 06:29: PM
So do I sucummb to tempation and have some wine with my curry?
Title: On the Wagon?
Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 08 January 2012, 06:51: PM
So do I sucummb to tempation and have some wine with my curry?

Go on!


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Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 08 January 2012, 07:24: PM
NO! >:(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 08 January 2012, 07:36: PM
So do I sucummb to tempation and have some wine with my curry?

Go on!


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Thanks for your support :(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 08 January 2012, 08:13: PM
So do I sucummb to tempation and have some wine with my curry?

Go on!


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Thanks for your support :(


Mmmmmmmm, wine and hot, tasty curry  :angel:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 08 January 2012, 08:51: PM
So do I sucummb to tempation and have some wine with my curry?

Go on!


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Thanks for your support :(
I'm behind you m8!  :tu:
Feels weird not having had a drink for this long but it's not been nearly as hard to do this as it was the last two years......
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Klinsman on 08 January 2012, 10:52: PM
Detox, week 2
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: dilli-theclaw on 08 January 2012, 10:57: PM
I'm still off the wagon :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 08 January 2012, 11:29: PM
I've failed :wine:  Oddly I'm not even enjoying it   :hohum:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 09 January 2012, 08:20: AM
I've failed :wine:  Oddly I'm not even enjoying it   :hohum:
Serves you right!  ;D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 29 January 2012, 02:02: PM
Managed four weeks again. Damn, that first beer tasted good!  ;D
Third year running that I've managed not to drink for the first 4 weeks. The first year I did it was hell. This one was the easiest  :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 16 July 2012, 07:46: PM
Right, I'm on holiday from Friday 3rd August so I've decided to not drink alcohol till then....... :doh: :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 16 July 2012, 08:26: PM
Surely you have that wrong.  Drink normally before the holiday so you are "in practice", then abstain after the holiday whilst you recover?
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 17 July 2012, 10:32: AM
You are quite correct but doing it this way gives me a point in time to aim for........ :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 17 July 2012, 11:02: AM
You are quite correct but doing it this way gives me a point in time to aim for........ :D

And the inevitable boozing binge will be upon you, followed by a humdinger of a hangover  :o   :D

Going without alcohol for a few weeks - just to see if you can, is a sure sign of a potential alcoholic (apparently)  ???
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 17 July 2012, 12:08: PM

Going without alcohol for a few weeks - just to see if you can, is a sure sign of a potential alcoholic (apparently)  ???
Don't I know it!  ;D
.......but I know I can, been doing this for three years now....... :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stu038 on 20 July 2012, 03:05: PM
I don't know why you and MGP continue on with this farce, just accept that you drink heavily and mitigate it by eating well and drinking plenty of teaa for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 20 July 2012, 03:20: PM
Eating well.  Now you are complicating thing.  It's bad enough trying to moderate booze consumption.  Being on a diet as well would be purgatory :(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stu038 on 20 July 2012, 03:41: PM
Well you see that's what I thought last year :( but the reality isn't as bad as you might think :tu: it only really takes a couple of weekly shops to get into the habit. The problem is when you think of it as a diet.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 20 July 2012, 03:47: PM
Ah but nature put a gun to your head and placed you in purgatory with Hobson's Choice.   
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stu038 on 20 July 2012, 04:04: PM
True, but its about not over reacting, I could have stopped drinking but I made the choice to drink less beer and make up for it with wine instead. I don't pig out with a large packet of crisps every night while playing but most nights I'll have jelly teddies or grapes instead.

Don't go for sweeteners in your tea and coffee but use something like Canderell instead because you can fool yourself into thinking your still putting two spoons of sugar in there. We naturally resent change so why try to make huge changes just make small almost unnoticeable ones.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 20 July 2012, 04:12: PM
Ah, less beer making up for it with wine.  The theory is good, assuming you don't drink wine in beer like quantities :drunk:

As for food, I haven't taken sugar, or a substitute in tea, coffee, etc for years.  Soft drinks like Coke are always the thin, not full fat, versions.  I avoid buying nibbles like biscuits, crisps etc for home use and even the sausage rolls and stuff I might pick up for FNG have been reduced.  One day I might see a difference in waistline, but the waistline is still going in the more rotund direction :(

Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 20 July 2012, 04:14: PM
Yeah well.......I fell off  :rofl:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 20 July 2012, 05:16: PM
Yeah well.......I fell off  :rofl:

 :D

No will-power.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 20 July 2012, 07:05: PM
None whatsoever  ;D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 08 November 2012, 11:24: AM
On the wagon since Monday, till Nov6th (when my dad died)
Decided to do it now rather than wait till January..... :angel:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: dilli-theclaw on 08 November 2012, 11:27: AM
I'm permanently  not drinking any alcohol now.

A tea total claw :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 08 November 2012, 12:24: PM
On the wagon since Monday, till Nov6th

Your going on the wagon for a whole year :eek:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 08 November 2012, 01:15: PM
Sorry, dec6th  :doh: ;D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 08 November 2012, 01:15: PM
I'm permanently  not drinking any alcohol now.

A tea total claw :)
Thats good  :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 09 November 2012, 05:51: PM
Hmmmm......Houston, I have a problem  :td: :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 09 November 2012, 07:27: PM
Good man, I'll drink to that, and am :drunk:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 January 2013, 11:02: AM
It's that time of year again for our annual claim that we're trying to be good.  As an incentive for those with expanding waistlines : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20874204
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 02 January 2013, 12:15: PM
Not this year.
I'm simply going to not drink Mon to Thurs and let rip on Fri-Sun  :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 02 January 2013, 12:40: PM
Not this year.
I'm simply going to not drink Mon to Thurs and let rip on Fri-Sun  :)

What about a drink on MNG :shrug:  ???
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 January 2013, 01:10: PM
Not this year.
I'm simply going to not drink Mon to Thurs and let rip on Fri-Sun  :)

What about a drink on MNG :shrug:  ???

Or bank holiday Mondays ......
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 02 January 2013, 01:31: PM
Not this year.
I'm simply going to not drink Mon to Thurs and let rip on Fri-Sun  :)

What about a drink on MNG :shrug:  ???

Or bank holiday Mondays ......

Yep, he hasn't thought this through very well, has he  :D  ;)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 02 January 2013, 04:34: PM
What about a drink on MNG :shrug:  ???
Nope.

Or bank holiday Mondays ......
Possibly......

Yep, he hasn't thought this through very well, has he  :D  ;)
I have  :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: madonion_uk on 02 January 2013, 08:18: PM

Yep, he hasn't thought this through very well, has he  :D ;)
I have  :)

and there lies the problem ;)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 02 January 2013, 08:27: PM
Shitbags....... :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 03 January 2013, 07:26: PM
Soooo tempting to give into temptation and open a bottle of wine.  And it's only the 3rd day of the new year ......
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 03 January 2013, 08:45: PM
I'm not having a drink tonight, business as usual after that till next week  :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 09 January 2013, 07:43: PM
Soooo tempted to open a bottle of wine and speed-dial #1 for a pizza :erm:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 09 January 2013, 07:47: PM
Do it :drool: ya know ya wanna :drunk:

Not to tempt you, :nono:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 09 January 2013, 08:09: PM
Soooo tempted to open a bottle of wine and speed-dial #1 for a pizza :erm:
I'm really up for some wine but remaining steadfast for now.......hungry a lot of the time due to far fewer calories being consumed  :doh:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 09 January 2013, 08:21: PM
SnackAjacks ;)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 09 January 2013, 08:22: PM
Bop, you aren't helping :(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Gottu on 09 January 2013, 08:30: PM
Is going to have a shish kebab soon  :P  :P
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: madonion_uk on 09 January 2013, 09:40: PM
Is going to have a shish kebab soon  :P  :P

What Whisky accompanying that?

:)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Klinsman on 09 January 2013, 09:53: PM
Is going to have a shish kebab soon  :P  :P

Is that one u dont tell anyone about? a Shsssssss kebab!
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Klinsman on 09 January 2013, 09:55: PM
Im detoxing until March, no fizzy stuff or rubbish if i can hold out.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Dutchie on 09 January 2013, 09:59: PM
had a lovely whisky in my local last night... called Miltonduff  and was 60.5% but veryyyy tasty
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 09 January 2013, 10:23: PM
Im detoxing until March, no fizzy stuff or rubbish if i can hold out.

Whisky isn't fizzy :D

Bop, you aren't helping :(

sorry, the whisky made me do it  :angel:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 10 January 2013, 12:21: AM
Im detoxing until March, no fizzy stuff or rubbish if i can hold out.
Don't you think a diet of potatoes is going to get rather tedious?
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Scary on 10 January 2013, 06:21: AM
he's gonna suck the alcohol out of the patato
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stu038 on 10 January 2013, 06:38: PM
I don't recall potcheen being fizzy either  ;)

Best of both worlds  :notworthy:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 15 January 2013, 11:19: AM
Yay me, fortnight without booze, something of a minor record me thinks, even if it does annoy the hell out of Bill as I seem to be shooting him a bit more accurately :)

Only problem now is when I do fall off this wagon, the hangover next day might not be pleasant :eek:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 15 January 2013, 11:56: AM
Yay me, fortnight without booze, something of a minor record me thinks, even if it does annoy the hell out of Bill as I seem to be shooting him a bit more accurately :)

Only problem now is when I do fall off this wagon, the hangover next day might not be pleasant :eek:

And has it resulted in a weight loss?

I haven't drank since new years eve.  I had the norovirus then a cough for which I am now on antibiotics and more recently a 'small surgical procedure' that means I'm on Ibuprofen too.

I rattle when I walk  :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 15 January 2013, 12:09: PM
And has it resulted in a weight loss?

Annoyingly no, in fact if anything I'm getting heavier :cry:  And that's despite me also starting to give the rowing machine a bit of a battering.  :(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 15 January 2013, 01:36: PM
And has it resulted in a weight loss?

Annoyingly no, in fact if anything I'm getting heavier :cry:  And that's despite me also starting to give the rowing machine a bit of a battering.  :(

How about walking?  A brisk 30min walk is a good thing to get into the habit of too.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Klinsman on 15 January 2013, 02:07: PM
2 weeks off the crap for me aswell, a 9 pound drop in weight too! although i have been back on the bike.
Title: Re: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 17 January 2013, 01:24: PM
And has it resulted in a weight loss?

Annoyingly no, in fact if anything I'm getting heavier :cry:  And that's despite me also starting to give the rowing machine a bit of a battering.  :(

That could and I say could, be muscle growth, don't forget, muscle weighs more than fat so an increase isn't always bad news, what about inches, waistline etc

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Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 28 January 2013, 01:03: PM
4 days and counting, a lot of counting, indeed anything to distract me.  Changing the web hosting nearly got me.  FNG could get very messy ....
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Bill C on 28 January 2013, 02:04: PM
4 days and counting, a lot of counting, indeed anything to distract me.  Changing the web hosting nearly got me.  FNG could get very messy ....

You did a far better job than CF, i see there down  :lol:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 31 January 2013, 12:25: PM
Only one night of dryness to hold out for.

Do I seem a little desperate with my countdown :erm:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 31 January 2013, 12:30: PM
Only one night of dryness to hold out for.

Do I seem a little desperate with my countdown :erm:

Just a tad, so tomorrow is gonna get messy ? bit like the way I was heading last night lol  :-X
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 31 January 2013, 06:20: PM
Only one night of dryness to hold out for.
I'm really impressed  :notworthy:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 01 February 2013, 12:58: AM
Resisting the temptation for a night cap :angel:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 01 February 2013, 08:24: AM
Resisting the temptation for a night cap :angel:

I should hope so, it's 01.30 ish  :tu: :notworthy:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 01 February 2013, 09:53: AM
It's alright, I resisted, but Friday lunchtime means Friday pub lunch which means :getbeer:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 01 February 2013, 09:58: AM
It's alright, I resisted, but Friday lunchtime means Friday pub lunch which means :getbeer:

The wagon is in the stable, the horse has bolted drinking will start asap :tu: :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: damien c on 01 February 2013, 10:54: AM
No commitment  :D

Not had a beer since New Years Eve.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stu038 on 01 February 2013, 08:04: PM
No commitment  :D

Not had a beer since New Years Eve.

Neither have I but I've had a lot of wine does that count :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Dutchie on 01 February 2013, 08:07: PM
Stu it doesnt as wine contains grape which is a fruit :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 February 2013, 10:19: AM
I missed having hangovers :(

Stu it doesnt as wine contains grape which is a fruit :D

Which is one of your 5 a day?  ;D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: dilli-theclaw on 02 February 2013, 10:45: AM
Hey - I've not touched a drop of alcohol for months either :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 02 February 2013, 10:53: AM
Bunch of no good do gooders bah, think of all the booze filled adrenalin fueled nights and days you've missed............ and don't forget the hangover, oh the hangover lol :(  why does something I love so much hurt me so badly :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: damien c on 02 February 2013, 11:13: AM
Bunch of no good do gooders bah, think of all the booze filled adrenalin fueled nights and days you've missed............ and don't forget the hangover, oh the hangover lol :(  why does something I love so much hurt me so badly :D

Don't suffer from hangovers  :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stu038 on 02 February 2013, 12:20: PM
Don't suffer from hangovers  :D

Obviously not trying hard enough then!!!!

Slacker  :lol:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Scary on 02 February 2013, 12:45: PM
yeah damien drink more and give stu a chance of killing you more
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 02 February 2013, 02:04: PM
I'm really picky about what I drink so I don't get hangovers either  :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 02 February 2013, 02:52: PM
I'm really picky about what I drink so I don't get hangovers either  :)

Yeah we noticed hoe picky you are, must have alcohol @ min 5%, anything else just doesn't make the grade  :rofl: :P
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 02 February 2013, 04:43: PM
 :spank: :yes:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 02 February 2013, 05:03: PM
:rofl: @ Rammy :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 05 April 2013, 07:58: PM
Well, it's been a dry week, just having my first alcoholic drink in 5 days, ME  :angel:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 05 April 2013, 08:41: PM
Go you!  :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 01 January 2014, 07:18: PM
On the wagon for January  :(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Bill C on 01 January 2014, 07:29: PM
On the wagon for January  :(

Good luck  :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: dilli-theclaw on 01 January 2014, 07:35: PM
On the wagon for January  :(
i think I'll join you :tu: :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 01 January 2014, 07:54: PM
'Cos you drink booze?  :angel:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: madonion_uk on 01 January 2014, 08:16: PM
no wagon for me :D
have got a bottle of 'Talisker' and a bottle of 'The Yamazaki' single malt whiskies to get through  :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: dilli-theclaw on 01 January 2014, 08:17: PM
'Cos you drink booze?  :angel:
i didn't say it was going to be hard for me to do it ;)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 January 2014, 01:04: AM
Sober Hack ™ is making a return.  You have been warned ;)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 02 January 2014, 09:52: AM
no wagon for me :D
have got a bottle of 'Talisker' and a bottle of 'The Yamazaki' single malt whiskies to get through  :tu:
I saw the Yamazaki in the off licence when I bought my brandy last week......looked nice :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: madonion_uk on 02 January 2014, 10:53: AM
no wagon for me :D
have got a bottle of 'Talisker' and a bottle of 'The Yamazaki' single malt whiskies to get through  :tu:
I saw the Yamazaki in the off licence when I bought my brandy last week......looked nice :tu:

It is very nice. Very smooth but still has a harshness to be expected of a 43% whisky
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 02 January 2014, 10:59: AM
'Cos you drink booze?  :angel:
i didn't say it was going to be hard for me to do it ;)
We should make you have a booze month!  ;D :-X :angel:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: dilli-theclaw on 02 January 2014, 11:01: AM
It would certainly be interesting :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 05 January 2014, 05:47: PM
Still going strong here. I think I'll make it through to the end of the month :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 05 January 2014, 07:36: PM
What is alcohol ?
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Bill C on 05 January 2014, 10:53: PM
What is alcohol ?

It makes you more of a target in BF4  :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 10 January 2014, 10:01: AM
A third of the way there  :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 10 January 2014, 12:15: PM
The more you count the more you are showing a dependency ;)

What is really annoying is the 31st Jan this year is a Friday, so our suffering is prolonged.

And Sober Hack™ doesn't seem to be working very well so far :(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: dilli-theclaw on 10 January 2014, 12:22: PM
I'm going out tonight AND I'm going to have a glass or two. Cheers Rammy :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 10 January 2014, 12:24: PM
Oh that's great.  The clans's one non drinker takes up alcoholism just as the rest of us go cold turkey :(
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Post by: dilli-theclaw on 10 January 2014, 02:11: PM
....and if I get back in time I plan to come on and kill you all drunk :)
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Post by: Ramrod on 10 January 2014, 02:23: PM
I'm going out tonight AND I'm going to have a glass or two. Cheers Rammy :)
:dummyspit:
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Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 10 January 2014, 02:59: PM
I've not given up either...... :D
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Post by: Ramrod on 10 January 2014, 04:25: PM
The more you count the more you are showing a dependency ;)
I know, I know  ;D
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Post by: Bill C on 10 January 2014, 05:52: PM
I've not given up either...... :D

Or me :)
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Post by: Ramrod on 16 January 2014, 10:58: AM
Over the half way mark  :)
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Post by: bopdude on 16 January 2014, 11:28: AM
Well done mate :)
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 16 January 2014, 12:16: PM
Starting not to twitch now :D
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Post by: Pabs87 on 27 January 2014, 05:37: PM
“If you resolve to give up smoking and drinking, you don’t actually live longer; it just seems longer.” - Clement Freud
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Post by: Ramrod on 27 January 2014, 05:55: PM
“If you resolve to give up smoking and drinking, you don’t actually live longer; it just seems longer.” - Clement Freud
Very true.   :tu:

I've been fine all the way through till I got to last night when I really wanted a beer!
Didn't give in though!
I'm fairly sure that I'll resume drinking for FNG this week as it's only one day earlier and I'm not that much of a stickler for the rules  :)
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 27 January 2014, 06:11: PM

I'm fairly sure that I'll resume drinking for FNG this week as it's only one day earlier and I'm not that much of a stickler for the rules  :)

You will only be letting yourself down.

Me, I'm wondering now whether to do dry February as well  :disturbed:
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Post by: Ramrod on 27 January 2014, 09:42: PM
You will only be letting yourself down.
Nope, I don't think I will be....... :)

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Me, I'm wondering now whether to do dry February as well  :disturbed:
It's a good idea as the liver only starts to repair properly after 2-3 months......
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Post by: Stormpr00ter on 28 January 2014, 08:23: AM
Guys, you don't need to go dry - just cut down to a sensible level.
You'll only binge again after the dry spell, because you'll believe you've earned it. It's human nature. :)
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Post by: dilli-theclaw on 28 January 2014, 08:58: AM
Guys, you don't need to go dry - just cut down to a sensible level.
You'll only binge again after the dry spell, because you'll believe you've earned it. It's human nature. :)
look at who your talking to??!!
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 28 January 2014, 09:31: AM
Guys, you don't need to go dry - just cut down to a sensible level.
You'll only binge again after the dry spell, because you'll believe you've earned it. It's human nature. :)

And that is why going dry is a good idea.  It is all too easy to finish off that whole bottle of wine, after all what is moderation, one glass is just warming up.  And when that is being done 3-4 times a week, it's too much.  So for me at least deciding not to drink at all is my best way of moderating.

Having done a couple of dry January's now, I find the hardest part is usually week two.  Most of this is about habitual behaviour, not a need, and it's breaking that cycle of just slobbing out in front of the TV or computer glass in hand.  Get past that second / third week and the lifestyle is changing.

Only problem is I swap one vice for another.  I now need shares in the manufacturers of Coke Zero.
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Post by: Stormpr00ter on 28 January 2014, 09:37: AM
Guys, you don't need to go dry - just cut down to a sensible level.
You'll only binge again after the dry spell, because you'll believe you've earned it. It's human nature. :)

And that is why going dry is a good idea.  It is all too easy to finish off that whole bottle of wine, after all what is moderation, one glass is just warming up.  And when that is being done 3-4 times a week, it's too much.  So for me at least deciding not to drink at all is my best way of moderating.

Having done a couple of dry January's now, I find the hardest part is usually week two.  Most of this is about habitual behaviour, not a need, and it's breaking that cycle of just slobbing out in front of the TV or computer glass in hand.  Get past that second / third week and the lifestyle is changing.

Only problem is I swap one vice for another.  I now need shares in the manufacturers of Coke Zero.

Whatever works for you MGP - it's all good, but I think the Coke Zero is probably much worse on your innards than wine.
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 28 January 2014, 09:48: AM
Yep but at least my insides are now probably free of anything living, Coke being one of the the best cleaning solutions known to man
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Post by: Stormpr00ter on 28 January 2014, 10:17: AM
Yep but at least my insides are now probably free of anything living, Coke being one of the the best cleaning solutions known to man

It's easier for me because I only really drink beer, it's far simpler to control the volume imbibed, and I don't feel too bad about leaving 1/2 a can, as beer tends to be quite cheap compared to wine.
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Post by: Ramrod on 28 January 2014, 01:05: PM
I can't waste beer.....or wine  :(
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Post by: Pabs87 on 28 January 2014, 04:07: PM
I can't waste beer.....or wine  :(

We applaud you for this Rammy as it is the natural way of the world not to waste alcohol :D
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 05 February 2014, 07:47: PM
Sooo tempted to break my self imposed sobriety. 
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Post by: madonion_uk on 05 February 2014, 07:57: PM
Sooo tempted to break my self imposed sobriety. 

 :beer: :wine: :drunk: :boozers:

 :sprint:

 :stretcher:
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Post by: Ramrod on 05 February 2014, 07:59: PM
Sooo tempted to break my self imposed sobriety.
Got a nice glass of Shiraz next to me here  ;)
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 05 February 2014, 08:46: PM
Nice to see there is so much support on offer
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Post by: Ramrod on 05 February 2014, 09:13: PM
Hey, you have nothing left to prove....... :angel:
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 26 February 2014, 07:34: PM
Just three evenings left to hold out .....
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Post by: Ramrod on 27 February 2014, 10:36: AM
 :notworthy: :tu:
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Post by: Stormpr00ter on 27 February 2014, 01:10: PM
Just three evenings left to hold out .....

Nice one MGP. The big question is though - Do you feel better for it?
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 27 February 2014, 01:11: PM
Er No, I haven't noticed any change.
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Post by: Pabs87 on 27 February 2014, 01:13: PM
Apart from getting killed more often  :D
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Post by: Stormpr00ter on 27 February 2014, 01:16: PM
Er No, I haven't noticed any change.

In that case, you were probably not drinking too much (for your metabolism) before you started your dry period.
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 27 February 2014, 01:20: PM
Based on the government's recommendations, I was drinking far too much.  Think 3 - 4 bottles wine a week, and then a other stuff as well.  Can't have been good for me.  Basically if I opened a bottle it would be consumed.  FNG especially I would then go back for another :(
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Post by: Stormpr00ter on 27 February 2014, 01:28: PM
Based on the government's recommendations, I was drinking far too much.  Think 3 - 4 bottles wine a week, and then a other stuff as well.  Can't have been good for me.  Basically if I opened a bottle it would be consumed.  FNG especially I would then go back for another :(

Well, there's no harm in cutting down a bit. Just do what feels comfortable.

I used to drink about 15 - 20 pints of Stella every week (3 - 4 pints, 5 days a week). Ive cut down to 4 pints a week now - one evening out down the pub. Every now and again (about once every 2 months), I'll go out twice in one week.  :o.
My biggest binges now are a LAN parties  :getbeer:  :angel:
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Post by: Bill C on 27 February 2014, 04:36: PM
Just three evenings left to hold out .....

Well done that man  :tu:
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 01 March 2014, 08:40: PM
Fallen, and probably by a long way
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Post by: Ramrod on 01 March 2014, 10:12: PM
Well done that man  :tu:


 :D
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 March 2014, 11:53: AM
Ouch
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Post by: Ramrod on 02 March 2014, 01:06: PM
pmsl :D
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Post by: madonion_uk on 02 March 2014, 01:18: PM
Ouch

Well done that man  :tu:


 :D

 :D

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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 08 September 2014, 11:58: AM
Sober Hack™ is in operation, willpower permitting for this month, although I was sorely tempted over the weekend.
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Post by: Ramrod on 08 September 2014, 03:25: PM
I keep wanting to but I'm weak  :(
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 08 September 2014, 06:25: PM
Nope I'm weak.  I find that I can go "cold turkey" for a period, but what I cannot do is drink in moderation.  If I open a bottle of wine, it will all get drunk in one sitting then I wonder whether to open another, or simply move to the whisky.  It's all or nothing, and that isn't good.
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Post by: Ste on 09 September 2014, 07:45: AM
From the 1st of this month I've said I'm not drinking at home anymore until christmas. Going well so far but watching the rugby last week I really wanted a beer, managed to resist the temptation so lets see how long I can go. If I go out I'll drink but it's very rare I bother going out anymore.
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Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 09 September 2014, 11:47: AM
From the 1st of this month I've said I'm not drinking at home anymore until christmas. Going well so far but watching the rugby last week I really wanted a beer, managed to resist the temptation so lets see how long I can go. If I go out I'll drink but it's very rare I bother going out anymore.

I keep wanting to but I'm weak  :(

Nope I'm weak.  I find that I can go "cold turkey" for a period, but what I cannot do is drink in moderation.  If I open a bottle of wine, it will all get drunk in one sitting then I wonder whether to open another, or simply move to the whisky.  It's all or nothing, and that isn't good.

Wouldn't it be easier to do in October?

http://www.gosober.org.uk/
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Post by: Stormpr00ter on 09 September 2014, 12:34: PM
Nope I'm weak.  I find that I can go "cold turkey" for a period, but what I cannot do is drink in moderation.  If I open a bottle of wine, it will all get drunk in one sitting then I wonder whether to open another, or simply move to the whisky.  It's all or nothing, and that isn't good.

Get smaller bottles, keep less in the house and only have spirits on special occasions - it takes a while to train the brain, but that is essentially what I do.
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Post by: damien c on 09 September 2014, 01:16: PM
I generally don't drink so it's easy for me to be on the wagon.
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Post by: Ramrod on 09 September 2014, 09:49: PM
Wouldn't it be easier to do in October?

http://www.gosober.org.uk/
Funny you should say that. I was pondering this issue on my M25 drive home tonight and I'm going to try not to drink from the 11th of this month till my birthday which is on the 11th of October.  :angel:
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Post by: Ramrod on 09 September 2014, 09:56: PM
Nope I'm weak.  I find that I can go "cold turkey" for a period, but what I cannot do is drink in moderation.  If I open a bottle of wine, it will all get drunk in one sitting then I wonder whether to open another, or simply move to the whisky.  It's all or nothing, and that isn't good.
Luckily, I made a concious decision long ago to stay off spirits 99% of the time as I think that it's spirit consumption that buggered my dads health up to the point that he couldn't really drink anymore when he got past 65 yo. I probably have one bottle of (very good) brandy  a year. I want to be able to keep drinking for the rest of my life ('cos I really like it) and I won't be able to if I fuck myself up with it at a relatively young age.
I know what you mean about the bottle getting drunk & wanting more. That's something that I also need to watch!  :(
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Post by: Ramrod on 11 September 2014, 09:41: AM
On the wagon for a month till my birthday :)
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 11 September 2014, 09:14: PM
I could murder a bottle of wine just now.  Where is my willpower :erm:
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Post by: Ramrod on 12 September 2014, 04:57: PM
Yeah. I could use a cold beer right now  ;D
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Post by: Gottu on 12 September 2014, 05:00: PM
Is just going to put some beers in fridge  :angel:
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Post by: Ramrod on 12 September 2014, 05:08: PM
:blah:  :P
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Post by: madonion_uk on 12 September 2014, 05:20: PM
Is just going to put some beers in fridge  :angel:

did that about a couple of hours ago  :-X
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 12 September 2014, 05:21: PM
It's so easy to dislike some people.
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Post by: madonion_uk on 12 September 2014, 07:00: PM
It's so easy to dislike some people.

you can knife me later if it makes you feel better (and if you can catch me) :D

infact, might have to hide for the next month as your Soberhack™ is in effect  :aargh:
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 12 September 2014, 07:27: PM
It's so easy to dislike some people.

you can knife me later if it makes you feel better (and if you can catch me) :D

infact, might have to hide for the next month as your Soberhack™ is in effect  :aargh:

You shouldn't have reminded me of the apparent advantages of Soberhack™.  I was about to crack but am now re-motivated :)
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Post by: Ramrod on 12 September 2014, 07:29: PM
Yep. How long can a month be?  :D
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Post by: madonion_uk on 12 September 2014, 07:48: PM
It's so easy to dislike some people.

you can knife me later if it makes you feel better (and if you can catch me)

infact, might have to hide for the next month as your Soberhack™ is in effect



You shouldn't have reminded me of the apparent advantages of Soberhack™.  I was about to crack but am now re-motivated

 :sprint: :beer:


Yep. How long can a month be?  :D

between 28 and 31 days dependant on time of year :P
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Post by: Ramrod on 12 September 2014, 07:57: PM
Strange, I'm sure this coming month will be much, much longer  ;D
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Post by: Stormpr00ter on 13 September 2014, 09:16: AM
It's so easy to dislike some people.

you can knife me later if it makes you feel better (and if you can catch me)

infact, might have to hide for the next month as your Soberhack™ is in effect



You shouldn't have reminded me of the apparent advantages of Soberhack™.  I was about to crack but am now re-motivated

 :sprint: :beer:


Yep. How long can a month be?  :D

between 28 and 31 days dependant on time of year :P

31 days plus 1 hour in October - that is the longest month.
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Post by: madonion_uk on 13 September 2014, 08:07: PM
It's so easy to dislike some people.

you can knife me later if it makes you feel better (and if you can catch me)

infact, might have to hide for the next month as your Soberhack™ is in effect



You shouldn't have reminded me of the apparent advantages of Soberhack™.  I was about to crack but am now re-motivated

 :sprint: :beer:


Yep. How long can a month be?  :D

between 28 and 31 days dependant on time of year :P

31 days plus 1 hour in October - that is the longest month.

haha, I don't count that as an extra hour as I always use it to catch up on sleep :D
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 30 September 2014, 11:21: AM
Wohoo last night of self imposed abstinence :D
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Post by: Dutchie on 30 September 2014, 07:34: PM
go on MGP and go through the stoptober as well :)
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Post by: Ramrod on 01 October 2014, 08:59: AM
That's just cruel Dutchie :D
I fell off the wagon last weekend......but in a good way.
I've decided to only drink on Fri/Sat/Sun and abstain Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs.
I figure that this approach will be better for my health in the long run as whilst I can do the booze free January +/- some other random month, this way is probably healthier (and it makesMandy happier, which is a bonus!)
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 October 2014, 07:00: PM
:wine:  oh how I've missed you  :D
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Post by: Dutchie on 02 October 2014, 07:29: PM
:wine:  oh how I've missed you  :D

alcy
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Post by: Ramrod on 02 October 2014, 09:52: PM
:wine:  oh how I've missed you  :D
Damn right :tu:
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Post by: Squeak on 08 October 2014, 12:17: PM
Saw this and thought of you guys :P
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 01 January 2015, 01:02: PM
So 2013 I did a dry January.  2014 I held out January and February.  I do hope that doesn't mean I have to avoid a drop until the end of March this year :eek:
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Post by: Ramrod on 01 January 2015, 03:50: PM
Not bothering with it this year. I'm simply going to go back to my dry Mon-Thurs every week  :)
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Post by: Su1c1dal on 01 January 2015, 05:25: PM
well only had a couple lastnight as been on the horse tabs again with cold & chest infection. so the morgans is opening tonight as won't have the kids lol
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Post by: dilli-theclaw on 01 January 2015, 05:43: PM
I think I'll stay off the wagon - if I can :)
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 04 January 2015, 12:38: PM
It never ceases to amaze me how boring Saturday evenings are without a bottle of wine :(
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Post by: Spanner on 04 January 2015, 10:45: PM
Oh yeah, tell me about it!!
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 10 January 2015, 07:43: PM
You would think by now abstinence would be getting easier.  Nope.  It's soooooo difficult not to open the cupboard with all those nice bottles of red wine inside.
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Post by: dilli-theclaw on 10 January 2015, 07:48: PM
I just started two litres of cider, see you all itomorrow - maybe :)
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Post by: bopdude on 10 January 2015, 09:04: PM
Enjoy it mate
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Post by: madonion_uk on 11 January 2015, 11:39: AM
You would think by now abstinence would be getting easier.  Nope.  It's soooooo difficult not to open the cupboard with all those nice bottles of red wine inside.

you could use your diy skills and screw the cupboard shut :shrug:
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Post by: Ramrod on 11 January 2015, 04:23: PM
You've seen the state of his place, he has no DIY skillz  :rofl:
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 11 January 2015, 04:36: PM
I have DIY skills, and perhaps even builder skills.

I just choose not to use them ;)
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Post by: Ramrod on 12 January 2015, 09:21: AM
I have DIY skills, and perhaps even builder skills.

I just choose not to use them ;)
So you need what the rest of us have that makes us do stuff at home.......a woman  :tu:
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 12 January 2015, 11:18: AM
Ah there's method in my madness that keeps me safe from that.  She'd take one look at my house and run, not just a mile, but a hundred miles :D
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 30 January 2015, 06:33: PM
Tempted to wimp out tonight.  After all if January was a lunar month then I'd have abstained long enough anyway
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Post by: Ramrod on 30 January 2015, 06:54: PM
I'd go for it. You have done over 4 weeks so there is no shame in a drink tonight  :tu:
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Post by: dilli-theclaw on 30 January 2015, 06:59: PM
I really fancy a drink I tell you!
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 30 January 2015, 07:03: PM
Well it feels like I'm cheating, and I'll be depriving you all from the effects of SoberHack™ :D
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 30 January 2015, 08:05: PM
Hmm, half bottle of wine later and I'm already very happy :drunk:

Shame Dilli can't also indulge, but then I suspect he's experiencing some quite interesting drugs instead.
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Post by: dilli-theclaw on 30 January 2015, 08:34: PM
Some of it is really good shit indeed :)
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Post by: Ramrod on 02 January 2016, 09:51: AM
Day 2........of 84  :td: :(
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Post by: bopdude on 02 January 2016, 10:14: AM
Well done guys, I'm not stopping but am trying to cut down :tu:
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 January 2016, 10:24: AM
Day 2 of at least 31.

And I miss it already :(
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Post by: Su1c1dal on 02 January 2016, 11:07: AM
gonna finish my bottles of perlbacher first
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 January 2016, 11:48: AM
The real fail to plan is having a cupboard full of wine, beer, whisky just sitting there in temptation :eek:
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Post by: Stormpr00ter on 02 January 2016, 12:24: PM
No giving up the booze, but gonna have another go at quitting the ciggies.
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Post by: Ramrod on 02 January 2016, 02:11: PM
No giving up the booze, but gonna have another go at quitting the ciggies.
Arguably more important  :tu:
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The real fail to plan is having a cupboard full of wine, beer, whisky just sitting there in temptation
I've put all of mine in the garage  :lol:
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 January 2016, 04:30: PM
Does Mandy have to give up with you, or will she be sitting there tempting you?
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Post by: Ramrod on 02 January 2016, 06:31: PM
Does Mandy have to give up with you, or will she be sitting there tempting you?
She's probably giving up as well. It's easy for her as she doesn't drink much anyway
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Post by: Ramrod on 03 January 2016, 11:19: AM
Getting to sleep is proving to be difficult!  >:(
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 03 January 2016, 12:14: PM
LoL.

But in my case a major part of that is I have been slumbering in bed most of the last week so am not actually tired when I try and hit the sack.  I usually find it takes a couple of weeks for the body to really adjust to the idea it's not trying to decontaminate itself every minute of the day at which time I then actually need less sleep.
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Post by: Ramrod on 15 January 2016, 02:58: PM
So, our older members will be familiar with the concept of time/life passing much more quickly as we get older. The weeks and months/years just start to accelerate by.
Fear not. I have the answer to that!
Abstinence from alcohol!
The passing of time slows to the speed of an arthritic snail!  :(

Ten more weeks to go........... :banghead:
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Post by: Stormpr00ter on 15 January 2016, 03:00: PM
So, our older members will be familiar with the concept of time/life passing much more quickly as we get older. The weeks and months/years just start to accelerate by.
Fear not. I have the answer to that!
Abstinence from alcohol!
The passing of time slows to the speed of an arthritic snail!  :(

Ten more weeks to go........... :banghead:

Ten weeks - or does it just seem like ten? :D
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Post by: bopdude on 15 January 2016, 03:10: PM
So, our older members will be familiar with the concept of time/life passing much more quickly as we get older. The weeks and months/years just start to accelerate by.
Fear not. I have the answer to that!
Abstinence from alcohol!
The passing of time slows to the speed of an arthritic snail!  :(

Ten more weeks to go........... :banghead:

Of course another way of saying that is 70 days or almost a fifth of a year..................... ;D  :P  :rofl:
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Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 18 January 2016, 01:50: PM
So, our older members will be familiar with the concept of time/life passing much more quickly as we get older. The weeks and months/years just start to accelerate by.
Fear not. I have the answer to that!
Abstinence from alcohol!
The passing of time slows to the speed of an arthritic snail!  :(

Ten more weeks to go........... :banghead:

Ten weeks? I thought it was just DryJanuary?

BTW - weekdays go slow.  weekends seem to go too quick imho.
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 18 January 2016, 04:03: PM
Rammy is a masochist and thus doing 3 months (or perhaps he simply can't count a month?)  But without booze it'#s definitely the case that weekends are a lot longer (or perhaps it's just that I remember more of them).
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Post by: dilli-theclaw on 18 January 2016, 05:24: PM
Pah - I'm still not drinking ;)
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Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 18 January 2016, 05:27: PM
But we know you aren't normal Dilli :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: dilli-theclaw on 18 January 2016, 05:44: PM
I'll take sober and abnormal :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 20 January 2016, 10:37: PM
 :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 21 January 2016, 07:44: PM
After the last couple of days at work I really need a drink :(

Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 21 January 2016, 10:33: PM
I'm on and off with the need. Ok tonight. I'm a quater of the way to my goal now  :)
Stick with it MGP  :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: evacuate on 22 January 2016, 10:31: AM
Give up beer forever? sound unpossbile :P But i want to reduce it for sure
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 22 January 2016, 01:32: PM
Just sorted out my booze cabinet. I have 30 bottles of organic wine. Half a bottle of Japanese whiskey, quarter bottle of brandy and 24 bottles of pilsner.
9 more weeks to go..........
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 22 January 2016, 01:59: PM
That really is tempting fate to be playing with your collection when you can't enjoy any of it.  I'm simply keeping away from the stuff, but how I abstained last night, I'll never know.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 22 January 2016, 02:20: PM
I'm simply keeping away from the stuff, but how I abstained last night, I'll never know.
Well done!
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 29 January 2016, 08:34: AM
One month down, 2 to go  :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 29 January 2016, 08:47: AM
You are really wishing the time away if you think the month is over ;)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 29 January 2016, 08:58: AM
You are really wishing the time away if you think the month is over ;)
Sorry. 4 weeks down, 8 to go  :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 29 January 2016, 09:01: AM
You are really wishing the time away if you think the month is over ;)
Sorry. 4 weeks down, 8 to go  :D
Wrong again, assuming you are doing a proper 3 months, as opposed to some arbitrary number of days.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 29 January 2016, 10:01: AM
Rammy, after today, you have 62 dry days left, after completing 29 - so almost 1/3 of the way there.....

It would be 61 days, but it's a leap year :D

Almost forgot - you actually have 61 days and 23 hours - because we lose an hour on the last Sunday in March - that's a comforting thought? :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 29 January 2016, 11:24: AM
I don't think you are helping Storm :rofl:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 29 January 2016, 02:31: PM
I'm doing 12 weeks.
I have done 4 so far.
I am therefore one third of the way through.
I don't want to hear any shit about leap years etc.....
You can all stfu.
All clear now?
 :threaten:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 29 January 2016, 02:40: PM
I think we've found the nerve.  I can tell someone isn't enjoying his sober world :getbeer: :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 29 January 2016, 03:54: PM
I'm doing 12 weeks.
I have done 4 so far.
I am therefore one third of the way through.
I don't want to hear any shit about leap years etc.....
You can all stfu.
All clear now?
 :threaten:

But that's one week shy of 3 months. So back on the booze on March 25th then? :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 29 January 2016, 03:56: PM
I'm doing 12 weeks.
I have done 4 so far.
I am therefore one third of the way through.
I don't want to hear any shit about leap years etc.....
You can all stfu.
All clear now?
 :threaten:

Sounds like someone needs a drink.....  :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 29 January 2016, 06:49: PM

But that's one week shy of 3 months. So back on the booze on March 25th then? :D
Yep. Good Friday........and, by god, it will be!  :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 29 January 2016, 06:49: PM

Sounds like someone needs a drink.....  :D
Me? Nooooooo!  :angel:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: madonion_uk on 29 January 2016, 06:52: PM

Sounds like someone needs a drink.....  :D
Me? Nooooooo!  :angel:

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Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Gottu on 29 January 2016, 07:43: PM

Sounds like someone needs a drink.....  :D
Me? Nooooooo!  :angel:

Not just a drink though.....lots  :beer: :wine: :beer: :wine:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 29 January 2016, 07:48: PM
Oddly enough in previous years when I decide to fall off the wagon, I've not even enjoyed that first drink or two.  It's almost as if I feel I'm being naughty and it takes a couple of evenings to re-acclimatise :erm:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 29 January 2016, 07:58: PM
Oh I'm going to enjoy it in 8 weeks time! That first glug of ice cold beer sliding down my throat is going to be sublime  :tu: :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 29 January 2016, 08:36: PM

But that's one week shy of 3 months. So back on the booze on March 25th then? :D
Yep. Good Friday........and, by god, it will be!  :D

You gonna get totally crucified?
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 30 January 2016, 08:47: AM
Nah. Hate getting bladdered.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 30 January 2016, 09:01: AM
Nah. Hate getting bladdered.

Same here - too old for that nonsense now. The feeling of the first one or two beers going down, and then getting that slightly relaxed sensation as all the stress and worries of the day slip away about 10 minutes later, is far better :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 30 January 2016, 09:50: AM
The feeling of the first one or two beers going down, and then getting that slightly relaxed sensation as all the stress and worries of the day slip away about 10 minutes later, is far better :D
That's it exactly  :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 01 February 2016, 12:13: PM
Pub tonight 'cos our Big Band has an "open rehearsal", in other words we murder a few tunes and hope to avoid being heckled.

I've done the month, so do I indulge :getbeer:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 01 February 2016, 12:51: PM
Do what you must. I'm sticking with my resolution  :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 25 March 2016, 09:15: AM
12 weeks have passed and I'm having a drink again tonight!  :drunk: :boozers: :wine: :beer:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 25 March 2016, 09:18: AM
12 weeks have passed and I'm having a drink again tonight!  :drunk: :boozers: :wine: :beer:

3 days / nights have passed without alcohol for me  :angel:  not sure about tonight though  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 25 March 2016, 11:10: AM
Congrats Rammy, that was a mighty fine effort.  Enjoy the hangover tomorrow :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 25 March 2016, 11:28: AM
I'm not planning on having a hangover  :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 25 March 2016, 04:49: PM
Life is better with beer  :tu: :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 25 March 2016, 05:01: PM
Life is better with beer  :tu: :)

 ;)
 :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: madonion_uk on 26 March 2016, 05:22: PM
Life is better with beer  :tu: :)

and it's taken you 3 months to realise that :P
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 26 March 2016, 05:23: PM
I'm a bit slow........"special " possibly :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Spanner on 26 March 2016, 09:03: PM
Definitley specular!
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 05 January 2019, 01:54: PM
On the wagon for 3 months (again)  :(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 05 January 2019, 08:02: PM
Three months :eek:  On the other hand this thread suggests you haven't actually acheived that duration so far :angel:  so in Rammy's world is it actually 12 weeks?

Dry January is tough enough although once you've done a month you've "broken the habit" so keeping going longer probably isn't so diffilcult, providing "friends" don't put too much temptation in the way.

For me I'm going to get through the first month before going further .....
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 05 January 2019, 08:07: PM
3 months/12 weeks......big difference   :shrug:
:)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 08 January 2019, 11:16: PM
This month is going to be a big struggle judging by the way work is going to be mental.  Of an office that was supposed to be expanding staff numbers, we've in fact lost three in the last month and despite people accepting job offers they never turned up, plus one of the bosses has gone long term sick.  Leaves about 12 people trying do the job that ideally needs nearly 20 of us :(

Maybe I should adopt this idea.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 09 January 2019, 01:54: PM
I like that :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 09 January 2019, 04:24: PM
Screw that and the horse it came in on, I was gonna try and cut down, really but I don't want to, so pI$$ed Bop it is, amen.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Spanner on 09 January 2019, 07:31: PM
This month is going to be a big struggle judging by the way work is going to be mental.  Of an office that was supposed to be expanding staff numbers, we've in fact lost three in the last month and despite people accepting job offers they never turned up, plus one of the bosses has gone long term sick.  Leaves about 12 people trying do the job that ideally needs nearly 20 of us :(

Maybe I should adopt this idea.

You work in the RAF as well?
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 09 January 2019, 11:05: PM
You work in the RAF as well?
No I have to earn my keep unlike some who seem to be able to spend all day on their cycle  :P
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Spanner on 10 January 2019, 08:50: PM
That was the old me, the new me no whas a family here keeping me firmly at home :(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 12 January 2019, 05:33: PM
My dry January is going splendidly, I haven't pissed the bed once  :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 12 January 2019, 06:24: PM
 :notworthy: :D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 01 February 2019, 02:29: PM
That's better :getbeer:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 01 February 2019, 02:32: PM
Oh yeah, first of the month, pity Rammy has another 2 to go ;D
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: damien c on 01 February 2019, 03:21: PM
Bunch of wimps  :D

Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 01 February 2019, 04:55: PM
Still hanging on in there :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 05 February 2019, 10:09: PM
First dry day / night, not cutting out just down, way down, for too long it's been getting daft amounts, time to curb it.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 05 February 2019, 10:19: PM
 :tu:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Spanner on 06 February 2019, 12:08: PM
First dry day / night, not cutting out just down, way down, for too long it's been getting daft amounts, time to curb it.

I noticed how many bottles I was putting to recycling, frightening. So I've had a drink twice since NYE, feel much better for it.
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Klinsman on 07 February 2019, 09:28: PM
Same here Spanner, I was getting funny looks from the binman!!
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 07 February 2019, 11:26: PM
Ah.....fuck it...... :angel:
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 08 February 2019, 08:04: AM
Was that an I gave in fuck it ? I did 2 nights then she pissed me off so I had a drink last night :)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 08 February 2019, 09:01: AM
You lot have no willpower.  People in my office are getting worried about me.  We went to the pub mid week and I still avoided booze.  Perhaps I'm ill?
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 08 February 2019, 09:09: AM
Perhaps you are ;)
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: Ramrod on 08 February 2019, 02:52: PM
Stress levels through the roof.  That's my excuse :(
Title: Re: On the Wagon?
Post by: bopdude on 08 February 2019, 02:57: PM
It's a good one, welcome back to the wet side :)