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One week into it - how is everybody doing?

It has been easy for me so far, mainly because I've been sick and haven't really had any urge to have a drink. Feeling better now, so this could get tougher...



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Anyone want to try the "Dry January" Challenge starting in a few days? (Tee-totallers or those drinking only 2 beers/week not welcome. Ni!)

Well, I thought I might be in when only Tee-totallers were excluded, but it seems I would not be sacrificing enough.

On the other hand, please do not ask me to give up coffee.

Last I heard it has health benefits, but that has absolutely nothing to do with it.



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Anyone want to try the "Dry January" Challenge starting in a few days? (Tee-totallers or those drinking only 2 beers/week not welcome. Ni!)

Well, I thought I might be in when only Tee-totallers were excluded, but it seems I would not be sacrificing enough.

On the other hand, please do not ask me to give up coffee.

Last I heard it has health benefits, but that has absolutely nothing to do with it.

For that matter, of course, moderate alcohol use has been promoted as healthy. But like many things in the health field, contradictory findings and data confuse the issue. Is such use good or isn't it? It's best to rely on one's common sense, and to not get exercised by changes in habits that might conceivably result in a few weeks or months of extended life. What's the big deal with that?



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I started at Epiphany with giving up sugar.


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Breakfast is actually bad for you because failing to fast means your body burns sugar for energy instead of burning stored fat. Also a daily discipline of not eating for sixteen hours is good for building will power.

If I am burning stored fat when I have to concentrate on abstract material, or have to interact with potentially obnoxious people (like students) then I can pretty well guarantee bad results. I have been known to say, "Sorry, low blood sugar" as a last resort.



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As far as alcoholic beverages are concerned, it has not been a dry January...But!. It has so far been dry of sorts. No cigarettes for fourteen days. Yay for me :clap2: . My cigarette smoking was bad enough that I have woken myself up from coughing. Glad to say that after ten smoke free days the cough cleared up. I'm still craving a smoke... but its not going to happen, for me its a habit that's been licked.



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Excellent work Taylor! :appl:

I think we picked the wrong month. My resolve might dissolve at noon on Friday 1/20/17. :x #shotsforlunch



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Yeah, great going, Taylor. I'd venture that a smokeless January (and thereafter) will benefit you far more than cutting out alc would have.



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I was not kidding when I doubted I could get through next weekend with Trump as President. Plus a 4 year old oak aged quadrupel Belgian ale has been calling my name since Christmas and I could no longer resist! Strike off our first casualty of the Dry January Challenge. :lol: Carry on!



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But wait--the inaug is next weekend. In anticipation have you succumbed? I'm doing okay with the exception of the little party I had scheduled to give on Jan. 6. Just to be convivial, you know. But true enough, the gala in DC starting Friday will be a tester.



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Indeed...On 20 January 2017 America starts down the road to being Great again. I wonder what decade black American's would like to go back to?.



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Yes I succumbed in anticipation of next Friday. :cry: Now I've gotta decide how I want to behave for the rest of the month - keep it dry or no? :?



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Does anyone want to go for the Dry January Challenge in 2018?
I was successful 2 years ago, but failed last year prior to the inauguration. Not sure I'm up to it this time, but may participate if there is a strong response.
Teetotalers prohibited!
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I'm in need of addressing some other unhealthy habits like eating too damn much. Is there a club for that addiction? 8)



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Does anyone want to go for the Dry January Challenge in 2018?
I was successful 2 years ago, but failed last year prior to the inauguration. Not sure I'm up to it this time, but may participate if there is a strong response.
Teetotalers prohibited!
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https://www.salon.com/2015/12/31/why_ob ... e_partner/

Last year I tried it for the first time, was successful if you ignore the small party I had already scheduled at my house on Jan. 6 (I went an extra day into Feb. to compensate). I'll do it again. It seems good to confirm that missing a drink or two daily isn't that big of a deal. But going dry for 31 days might, as LanDroid says, help put the brakes on the habit getting out of hand as time goes on. Of course, I don't work anymore, so I'll have to see whether having so much more free time will make the dry month more torturous.



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