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Sober January Challenge

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by Seltzer, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. AzDesertRhino

    AzDesertRhino Active Member

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    Seltzer, Just pick up and go from there. No good in beating yourself up about it!! :tu:

    I'm still hanging in there but I've come so close to stumbling it's not funny. That post by you could have very well been mine!!

    Hang in there man!!:tucool:
     
  2. TooMuch

    TooMuch Well-Known Member

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    Feeling really low today. Thoughts of drinking come and go.
     
  3. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Thanks for the support AZ. The deed is done and I'm past it. I'm not going to waste any mental capital on it, but instead focus on making that the only toe stub of the month.

    Tell 'em to get the hell away from you!

    Seriously, you've made it more than 2/3 of the way through the month and think of how you'll feel in a short while when you can say to yourself that you met the challenge you laid out for yourself.

    Update

    I had nothing to drink yesterday and will have no alcohol today!
     
  4. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    I had nothing to drink yesterday and will have no alcohol today!
     
  5. AzDesertRhino

    AzDesertRhino Active Member

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    Still good to go in Tucson.

    No 12 oz. lifts on this end!!:tucool:
     
  6. needachange

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    Still no drinks for me!

    I feel really great. Alcohol has really taken a toll on me in the past. I want to keep this up beyond the "January Challenge" :jumping:
     
  7. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Nicely done AzDesertRhino and needachange!

    I had nothing to drink yesterday and will have no alcohol today!

    Big family party tomorrow at my SIL's house, but I'm not concerned about any temptations.
     
  8. AzDesertRhino

    AzDesertRhino Active Member

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    Still hanging tough in Tucson, AZ!!:D

    Hope everyone is doing well. A few more days and we can put this one in the record books!!:tucool:
     
  9. needachange

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    Hope everyone had a good weekend! I didn't have any drinks or temptations. Can you believe it's almost been a month :tucool:
     
  10. akm3

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    Gahhhh I'm going to fail this challenge :( My wife's birthday is the 30th, and I'm taking her out for a nice dinner and wine. I forgot about this in relation to accepting this challenge.

    Maybe I should just skip the wine part! It's not like it's good for me.
     
  11. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Sorry for being a stranger.

    It's all good of late and the end of the month is coming into view!
     
  12. Seltzer

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    I 'fessed up upstairs this morning and now have the pleasure of doing so again down here.

    For the second time this month I had something to drink last night. :( Not tonight, though. Three nights to go in the month and I intend to make them alcohol free ones. Even during the dinner party I'm hosting on Saturday.

    Have a great rest of the day.
     
  13. needachange

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    Just brush yourself off and get back on the wagon you can do it Seltzer :tucool: You've done really well over the course of the whole month.


    Still no drinks for me we're almost done :spaz:
     
  14. needachange

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    Ok so today marks the one month mark for me since I started on January 2nd. I had no drinks for the entire month :claphigh:

    Now it's time for February. I will start a new challenge for this month.

    How did everyone else do?
     
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    100% free except for the evening of 1/30 I mentioned was my wife's birthday. I had a glass of wine
     
  16. TooMuch

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    Had beer 2 times.
     
  17. Seltzer

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    The month, while not perfect with two evenings of non compliance was a success in the context of breaking me of some poor habits I picked up over the holidays and are prone to anyway.

    Thank you all for your support during the past month and congratulations to our collective success. To those who didn't meet the standards of the challenge, there's no better time to start again than now.

    I won't be joining the February challenge because I'm going on vacation in the middle of the month. That said, I'm going to continue a less strict version of the SJC on my non vacation weeks. That means means that in the proper social setting I'll allow myself latitude to responsbily drink, but I'll be continue to cut out all those needless weekday and non social drinks.

    Again, thanks for helping me get through the month and best wishes to all going forward.
     
  18. AzDesertRhino

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    Well, I slipped up twice in January, both toward the end of the month.

    I still did a lot better than I have in previous months.:tucool:
     

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