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Sober October

Anyone else doing sober October? My wife and I decided to take the month off as we may have been getting a little heavy with the bourbon drinking during the pandemic. I have done this intermittently anyway because I figure if I can't stop for a month I need to stop for a month....
 
I didn't know this was a thing. Seeing as how there's only 3 days left, the odds are you in your favor. :)

Seriously though, good for the intermittent check. Hope you have a nice bottle ready to celebrate the accomplishment in a few days.
 

SharpieB

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We are off the booze until Dec. My wife, two adult kids and I. No booze in the house.

We have a cottage and drink fairly heavily on weekends from May to mid October, so our livers need a break. I love my cocktails, wine and IPAs, but I usually try to give my liver a rest from mid Oct to just before Christmas. Doesn’t always take, but I usually go at least a month.
 
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The Knize

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No, I am not. Not in the time of COVID, anyway. But I like your thinking that if you can't stop for a month, you need to stop, maybe for more than a month.
 

Toothpick

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I did it between months September & October. Took about 4 weeks off. Can’t say I felt any different though.
 

The Knize

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I guess I have considered doing it as a weight reduction attempt. My wife did that a while back and was rather successful with it.
 

It's Hedley

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My date was April 17, 2006.

If I have one drink in a month, it was a big month.
I had a glass of Dom Perignon a month ago because it was Dom Perignon. I can't say I enjoyed it all that much. That is the only adult beverage in nearly 4 years. I think if I had a single malt scotch, I would be out buying a bottle of McCallan! I did enjoy sipping a scotch. But, the health benefits of not drinking far outweigh any desire. I quickly lost 25lbs and my blood pressure dropped into a perfectly healthy level after I stopped. I really don't miss it. Besides, I now get to be everyone's designated driver!
 
Interesting. No, not abstaining, but significantly reduced things to no more than a couple of glasses on a Friday and / or Saturday night. I found my wife and I having a glass to regularly each evening during this season of life and we wanted to be a bit more healthy in our approach, even though neither of us felt we were overdoing it.

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never-stop-learning

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My date was April 17, 2006.

If I have one drink in a month, it was a big month.
I had a glass of Dom Perignon a month ago because it was Dom Perignon. I can't say I enjoyed it all that much. That is the only adult beverage in nearly 4 years. I think if I had a single malt scotch, I would be out buying a bottle of McCallan! I did enjoy sipping a scotch. But, the health benefits of not drinking far outweigh any desire. I quickly lost 25lbs and my blood pressure dropped into a perfectly healthy level after I stopped. I really don't miss it. Besides, I now get to be everyone's designated driver!
Laphroaig was my Whisky of choice. ;)

I'll have ONE drink if it's a special occasion. Had an extra dry Titos martini back in September when I took my Bride out for our anniversary.

My Bride laughs herself silly whenever I end up being the designated driver for my friends.
 

It's Hedley

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Laphroaig was my Whisky of choice. ;)

I'll have ONE drink if it's a special occasion. Had an extra dry Titos martini back in September when I took my Bride out for our anniversary.

My Bride laughs herself silly whenever I end up being the designated driver for my friends.
If I had a martini right now, I would be liquored and would need that designated driver! I did enjoy a martini too!
 
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