Firstly, to Hideaway – way to go, what an absolutely awesome effort; 310 DOG days, as Joelle (LFM) said “an amazing accomplishment”.
May I ask that during the 310 days did you mostly feel pretty ok with it all? Did you find that you ‘took up something else instead’ of drinking? Eg: like some form of exercise or sports activity or to just drink a lot more water or tea? Just wondering to see how you managed yourself during that time, or was it like riding a bike and that you just did it automatically?
AND, I’m really pleased you’ve come on board – great to have you in amongst this; and because you’ve done this, I hope there might be ‘other viewers’ out there who were thinking of coming here and posting about their achievements or efforts, that this is a bit of a catalyst to them so they will post here. Come on folks – the more the merrier. :)
Secondly, my DOG days have been put on hold for a time; I got to 30 and that’s where they stay for the time being. I kind of feel bad for not continuing, but then again, I know that come May, I will be off for about 20 or so weeks; having said that, I do hope to post a few more before May.
Thirdly, John – mega congrats to you as you seem to be powering along now and that it’s not so much of “having to do another DOG” because it seems like it’s now habit and as such, you don’t even have to think about it anymore. I hope that’s how it is for you. Either way, you should be heaps proud of what you’re achieving. Now, wasn’t Feb going to be the commencement of the reduction of another ‘potential vice’ for you? I’d imagine that you’re approaching that with the same style as what you did with the grog?
Fourthly, to Joelle – I’m not sure where you’re up too with the abstinence, but would be heaps keen to hear for where you’re up too?