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One-Month Abstinence 6

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been drinking a bit too frequently with my vacation and other things that have been going on. I decided today that I’m going to challenge myself to abstain from alcohol for an entire month. Normally after a hard day of work I’ll have a beer at night. This challenge means 0 alcohol whatsoever. Not even a cold one after a long day at work.

I think the hardest part will be getting through St. Patricks Day next weekend. But I’ve made up my mind and I’m going to see if I can go a month with absolutely nothing. It will probably reflect well on my schooling; final exams are conveniently in less than a month, so this should be good timing. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve got a bar-fridge full of beer, but the more temptations I have, the stronger I will have to be.

Details: One month of no alcohol from March 12, 2007 to April 12, 2007

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Picture courtesy of The Beer Zone

  • http://www.georgepechtol.com/ george

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
    you couldn’t wait ONE MORE WEEK to decide to swear off drinking??
    sigh. what the hell am i going to do next saturday :(
    - g
    ps. i applaud your commendable decision, jimbolina.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17065040117418026712 parichat

    Hi jim,
    you r so cool about this decision. I would like to encourage you and keep my eyes on your succeed next month.I would like to do the same thing with u. Let’s try and don’t forget to share our experience on April 12.Let’s go.
    jim from Thailand

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17948774650181520591 Crankyputz

    I gave up fries for lent last year, cheated quite a bit…

  • scarbs

    So I guess you do not want to go out this Friday or Saturday to Failties ;)

    I have done the month test also (successfully) and it is very hard to do. I also found that the benefits will were not as dramatic as first expected..

    The real test is try coming out to a bar and be around others and see if you can avoid even a beer

    Scarbs

    p.s With Vegas coming up, actually I suggest rather then quitting for a month, you continue because you need to be ready!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04454437680686627778 Jim

    Mike, I’ll come out either Friday or Saturday as I promised I would. It’ll be a good test ;)

    I’m thinking Friday after work would be better for me than Saturday.

    Cranky, good job on the fries. How long is lent?? I think I could do without fries for a year ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17948774650181520591 Crankyputz

    Lent is 40 days and giving up fries is a lot harder than you think……