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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 1:52:39 PM

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keoloke wrote:


This abstemiousness is already costing you thousands and without the fun.


I know! The tooth grinding was probably a result of alcohol withdrawal. I should never have broke the chain!
WellMadeMale
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 3:09:56 PM

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nicola wrote:
Getting old sucks! sad1

It beats the alternative.

And who needs teeth, if you're primarily on a liquid grape diet? That would be an excellent location to insert future straws through.

I see it done all the time here in my neck of the woods.

If ya can't beat 'em... pay someone to do it for you.
nicola
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 3:31:31 PM

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Mudpies
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 4:35:58 PM

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Proud of all of you doing the challenge.
Your livers thank you too.

Guest
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 5:31:48 PM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
I actually went alcohol-free for several years...

Yeah, those grammar school days were pretty tough from what I can remember...makes me want to drink just thinking about it...Pint Drunk



I'll be sitting here on the sidelines with Alan watching and cheering you all on with either a iced mug of beer in my hand or a nice large Cabernet. I have been addicted to hard drugs in the past and found it most unpleasant to withdraw from them. My shrink told me I'm an addictive personality. Seems to me most people are in one way or another. I find that life ongoing as well as life memories are best for me dulled in the evenings with a glass of something. Keeps me out of the nuthouse or morgue.

I too need a crown or two Nic. My guy told me it's $800.00 per and I thought that was high. I feel for ya.

Alan? Raise your glass with me to these fine people. This rounds on me. occasion5
WellMadeMale
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 8:55:01 PM

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Nicola, you should advise your friend that Duck Face is so 2006.

If ya can't beat 'em... pay someone to do it for you.
pixiedust
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 10:48:48 PM

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Eh, I'd probably think about having a vodka cranberry, but I wouldn't go crazy over it.
naughtynurse
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2013 3:47:23 PM

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Well, I fell off the group. It was one of those days today. Nothing has gone according to plan, and there were two bottles of wine just sitting there, BEGGING to be consumed.



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nicola
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2013 4:17:19 PM

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And so it begins...

(I don't think I can hold out much longer, especially with Valentine's Day around the corner, and a friend's 40th a few days later. I'm only human... help)
sprite
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2013 7:57:56 PM

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nicola wrote:
And so it begins...

(I don't think I can hold out much longer, especially with Valentine's Day around the corner, and a friend's 40th a few days later. I'm only human... help)


if you fall off the wagon, kitties will cry. you don't want to make kitties cry, do you? poor, cute, sad kitties? cat
fsharp
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2013 8:04:40 PM

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nicola
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2013 2:50:27 PM

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There's something a little haunting about that track fsharp, very moving!

Day 10 - I'm thinking double figures is a perfectly acceptable milestone, and a brave attempt!....Embarassed
sprite
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2013 3:02:46 PM

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nicola wrote:
There's something a little haunting about that track fsharp, very moving!

Day 10 - I'm thinking double figures is a perfectly acceptable milestone, and a brave attempt!....Embarassed


i might have had a beer last night... it was sanctioned by my wife, tho, so it doesn't count. :)
nicola
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:56:12 AM

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Sprite - I declare it a draw...I had a glass of wine with dinner tonight.

Febfast is over for me, a big "sorry" to the stayers! I have too much going on socially this month to stick to it!

10 days is a minor win in my book! book
Nikki703
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 8:42:51 AM

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nicola wrote:
Sprite - I declare it a draw...I had a glass of wine with dinner tonight.

Febfast is over for me, a big "sorry" to the stayers! I have too much going on socially this month to stick to it!

10 days is a minor win in my book! book


Great job going as far as you did. And to everyone else still trying, good luck!! You have all given me inspiration to try and give up alcohol for Lent.
crazydiamond
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:02:02 PM

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Nikki703 wrote:


Great job going as far as you did. And to everyone else still trying, good luck!! You have all given me inspiration to try and give up alcohol for Lent.


I think i'll be more successful if I give up "giving up" for lent . kekekegay

CurlyGirly
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:49:20 PM

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nicola wrote:
Sprite - I declare it a draw...I had a glass of wine with dinner tonight.

Febfast is over for me, a big "sorry" to the stayers! I have too much going on socially this month to stick to it!

10 days is a minor win in my book! book


That's great. thumbup I seem to only make it 4 or 5 days at a time.

I've decided to cut out alcohol during the week, which isn't as easy as I thought it would be. Embarassed I really do enjoy a glass of wine when I get home from work.

Good luck to everyone who is still holding strong!






curvygalore
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:18:40 PM

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10 days is great Nicola! Especially with extensive dental work plus a 40th birthday party!! I'm just working towards a week off the booze here (single figures) so all respect!!!
janet_haney
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 4:37:29 PM

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means i'll save about $20. I don't drink that much
sprite
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:16:47 PM

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nicola wrote:
Sprite - I declare it a draw...I had a glass of wine with dinner tonight.

Febfast is over for me, a big "sorry" to the stayers! I have too much going on socially this month to stick to it!

10 days is a minor win in my book! book


*hugs* i think you did amazing, Nic. you have lots to be proud of! next year, let's go for 11 days! Regaeman Man
keoloke
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 11:44:26 AM

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nicola wrote:
"Reinvigorating your body, boosting your bank balance, and cleansing your soul."

I'm giving it a go for the whole 28 days...I can really relate to this article.

Who's with me?





Practice Happiness, it is a choice

Life is simple; we are what we eat and what we read. Talk is not much needed.
cheeseball
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 9:50:50 PM

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I'm in my 50's and after all these years I have found that the less I drink, the more I enjoy it. I don't mean I enjoy the fact that I am drinking less. I mean I find that I enjoy each drink so much more. I do not drink every day, and when I do drink, I only have 1 drink. To sit down and enjoy a glass of scotch on the rocks, or a manhattan, or a bloody mary is a welcomed treat. I'm not interested in getting drunk, I'm interested in savoring the taste of the alcohol.

So, I have decided to spend the next few months trying a variety of whiskeys (or whiskys) and appreciating them for their differences. What a wonderful journey it will be!
WellMadeMale
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 11:25:01 PM

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cheeseball wrote:
I'm in my 50's and after all these years I have found that the less I drink, the more I enjoy it. I don't mean I enjoy the fact that I am drinking less. I mean I find that I enjoy each drink so much more. I do not drink every day, and when I do drink, I only have 1 drink. To sit down and enjoy a glass of scotch on the rocks, or a manhattan, or a bloody mary is a welcomed treat. I'm not interested in getting drunk, I'm interested in savoring the taste of the alcohol.

So, I have decided to spend the next few months trying a variety of whiskeys (or whiskys) and appreciating them for their differences. What a wonderful journey it will be!


I'm just curious, but about which year (of my fifties) can I expect this particular malady to hit me? drunken

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keoloke
Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 7:55:29 PM

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Update: I did have a glass (OK two) of red in honor of St Valentine, (the best of excuses). I'm back on track now. Yes, I did feel the difference since I was "dry" for 13 days. You don't think that it affects you when you have a drink every day or most days.




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Nikki703
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:24:22 PM

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I gave up alcohol for Lent and so far, so good. But I am going to Las Vegas in early March. So it will take a miracle!!
keoloke
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:26:30 PM

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Nikki703 wrote:
I gave up alcohol for Lent and so far, so good. But I am going to Las Vegas in early March. So it will take a miracle!!


It's OK Nikky. It's the city of sin anyway, it's allowed. If you don't sin you can get arrested there. Like they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas... just don't bring home any of the happily swimming creatures from the above cartoon.

Enjoy your trip, be safe.


Practice Happiness, it is a choice

Life is simple; we are what we eat and what we read. Talk is not much needed.
nicola
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:37:56 PM

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keoloke wrote:
Update: I did have a glass (OK two) of red in honor of St Valentine, (the best of excuses). I'm back on track now. Yes, I did feel the difference since I was "dry" for 13 days. You don't think that it affects you when you have a drink every day or most days.


Well done! My 10 days was a minor miracle.

I got a little drunk last night too, I had to, considering the dinner's entree..
WellMadeMale
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 5:09:39 PM

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nicola wrote:
I got a little drunk last night...




If ya can't beat 'em... pay someone to do it for you.
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:32:03 PM

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nicola wrote:


Well done! My 10 days was a minor miracle.

I got a little drunk last night too, I had to, considering the dinner's entree..


You really do need to treat yourself after you find a bug in your food. I know I saw that in writing somewhere.


OK, I think I've been going about this all wrong. I've been trying to limit my drinking to the weekends. confused1 I think I had it all assbackwards. I've now decided to limit my non drinking days to 2 days a week and drink the other 5. I am pretty sure that I will be much more successful this way. I will let you know how it goes. dontknow

My self control SUCKS!






Nikki703
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:41:13 PM

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CurlyGirly wrote:


You really do need to treat yourself after you find a bug in your food. I know I saw that in writing somewhere.


OK, I think I've been going about this all wrong. I've been trying to limit my drinking to the weekends. confused1 I think I had it all assbackwards. I've now decided to limit my non drinking days to 2 days a week and drink the other 5. I am pretty sure that I will be much more successful this way. I will let you know how it goes. dontknow

My self control SUCKS!


Is that like being a light drinker? You only drink when its light!
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