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I Quit Drinking For a Month

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    Sober November

    I am not drinking for November. A lot of it is to save money for a house deposit but I also know I drink far too much. I was getting drunk 2-3 times a week and having glasses of wine with dinner inbetween that. I am hoping I will lose a bit of weight, save some...
    AnnieApple AnnieApple 22-25 1 Response Nov 4, 2008

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    Can I Stop Drinking For A Month?

    I would like to quit drinking for a month. In fact, I promised my daugther I would. She has gotten quite health concsious (sp?) over the last year, watching her diet and training to run a marathon. However, she very much wants a "six pack" and is convinced if she gave up the...
    Takala Takala 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2010

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    I Quit Drinking For Six Weeks. Now What?

    I started my six weeks of not drinking on September 15, 2009.  Tommorrow is Day One of Week Three.  I haven't missed the alcohol per se but I miss the socializing that went with it. My husband is still a very social guy and goes out most days after work for a few beers...
    lincoln2009 lincoln2009 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2009

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    I Would Like To Quit For A Month.....

    Hi. I was able to quit drinking for a few weeks, but I restarted. I'd like to quit for a month starting today. I don't drink a lot at one time. 6 is a lot in one night for me now. However, I could drink several beers most nights of the week. The biggest concerns are money...
    gimmefive gimmefive 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2010

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    Quitting Until Feb 1

    Hello. I'm a 22 year old girl who has been drinking several times a week since I was about 16. It affects me more than most people and I feel guilty and ashamed after a long night of drinking. I black out a lot and that scares me and my boyfriend. I am very sensitive to it for...
    mcm33 mcm33 22-25, F Dec 28, 2010

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    Daily drinker wishes to stop this habit for at least a month

    "Semi retired runner/writer/reader/movie going woman seeks peace of mind by giving up booze." That sums up my story.  I absolutely love and look forward all day to cocktail time when we light the candles, throw a log on the fire and curl up on our respective sofa's for a nip and...
    irishdaughter111 irishdaughter111 66-70 Jan 12, 2011

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    Its Me Or The Beer

    My dad was a major alcholic, so yes of course I grew to be the same. I was up to a 12 pack a day. I can remember asking my boss for $10.00 here and $20.00 there almost daily just so I could have my 12 for that night. I tried to excuse by saying its no problem, I work everyday...
    scoobysmax scoobysmax 36-40, M Oct 17, 2011

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    I'm Determined

    I decided to quit drinking for the month of Sept.  My norm was-3-4 generous glasses of white wine during happy hour and cooking process, and then red wine with and after dinner to the tune of 3-4 more generous glasses.  Generally I was drinking at least a bottle and a...
    pricemills pricemills 36-40 5 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    Alcohol: To Be Or Not To Be??!!

    I decided to use Lent this year as a reason to give up alcohol. I am not extremely religious but i do have my faith. Today it has been 5 weeks (i started slightly before Lent) and i have 2 weeks left. I have been rather social and have continued to go out with my friends. Some...
    Karlam Karlam 26-30, F Mar 21, 2010

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    June Is My Month

     I was able to not drink for about a week when I started a new fitness program but now I am back to square one. I've been frightened a couple of times this week when I've awakened in the morning and can't remember the night before. I even went shopping and don't...
    Calypso12 Calypso12 41-45 1 Response May 30, 2009

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    Well, I'm Back Baby....day One All Over Again.

    I lasted 4 days last time.  I hope I can do better starting today.
    irishdaughter111 irishdaughter111 66-70 1 Response Jan 28, 2011

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    Birthday Present To Self, I'm Starting Out With Not Drinking For A Month Hoping To Go A Full Year!!

    Well here I go again I tryed this last year when I turned 31 made it 3 months with out a drink then I caved on Holloween. I am a healthy 31 year old with two daughters and a great husband. The reason I want to do this is so I can save money and mainly just form different healthy...
    allisonlian allisonlian 31-35 Aug 10, 2010

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    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 30

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    Didn't Think I Could!

    During Christmas, I decided to try and not drink for a month and I figured the 1st month of the new year would be a good time. I usually drink about 3-4 generous glasses a night Sat. & Sun. and 1-2 (often none) during the weekdays. My husband hates if I drink more than 1-2 and...
    kayla69 kayla69 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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