Dryuary 2021

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Dryuary 2021

#1 Post by Patrick T a y l o r »

As if 2020 wasn't bad enough, I would like to start the new year by going dry for the entire month of January.

Trouble is, I only have enough willpower to write this post.

Anyone else interested?
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Re: Dryuary 2021

#2 Post by Paul Miller »

Me. I need to lose the Covid 19, or more like 29.

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#3 Post by Corey N. »

Isn't February typically chosen because it's the shortest month?
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My husband and I are planning to eat clean in January. We'll also be cutting way down on wine vs. the past month or two (there's a low bar). For us wine tends to precipitate overeating, so we can't control one without getting the other under control as well. Having said that we will have one cheat meal a week where anything goes, just to keep ourselves sane
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#5 Post by JDavisRoby »

I’ve done dry January many times. Usually coupled with an intense diet regime. I’ve done everything from water only for seven days to full vegan and nothing with yeast for 60 days.

Last year I just made a conscious effort to avoid anything extra. No extra scoops and no “just one more” glasses of wine, beer, cocktail.

Undecided what I’ll do this year. I’ve been deprived of enough in 2020 not sure I want to start 2021 that way.
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#6 Post by Patrick T a y l o r »

Paul Miller wrote: December 7th, 2020, 4:50 pm Me. I need to lose the Covid 19, or more like 29.
Yay! The Dryuary (which autocorrected to Dreary lol) website has a signup option for daily emails. Not sure if I will sign up, but I definitely plan a daily check-in on this thread.

https://dryuary.org/wp/
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Corey N. wrote: December 7th, 2020, 5:19 pm Isn't February typically chosen because it's the shortest month?
Hmm. I do not know. I tend to notice it in early January, after it has already begun. (Note: looks like there is a Dry Feb in Canada.)

I want to gear up this time around. It helps that my teetotaling in-laws will be visiting in early January.
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I plan to remain dry from roughly 1am until 5pm on Jan. 1.
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#9 Post by Adam Noble »

If I did this it would totally screw up my cellar reduction plan!

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#10 Post by Merrill Lindquist »

Craig G wrote: December 7th, 2020, 6:00 pm I plan to remain dry from roughly 1am until 5pm on Jan. 1.
I am right there with you.
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I’ll be doing it.
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#12 Post by Ron Erickson »

I've been back and forth, but being in a cold clime, February is a better month to be outside and active.
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#13 Post by Mike R »

Not a bad idea. I've been drinking more recently in part to battle the COVID stay at home boredom. I'll give this a shot.
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#14 Post by David Baum »

What a great idea! I encourage you to do so and wish you the best of luck

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#15 Post by Andrew K. »

Great idea! For someone else.
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I think Drynuary sounds better, but what the heck?

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#17 Post by James Wright »

i celebrate Ginuary each year, and if its a real good one can be followed by Februwagon
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#18 Post by Markus S »

Why wait? December has already started.
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#19 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum »

I do this every year in conjunction with a ketogenic diet. It feels good. Then it feels good to start having wine again.
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Corey N. wrote: December 7th, 2020, 5:19 pm Isn't February typically chosen because it's the shortest month?
I have done dry February for the last 2 years. Will do so again for 2021.
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#21 Post by Corey N. »

Kelly Walker wrote: December 8th, 2020, 7:12 am
Corey N. wrote: December 7th, 2020, 5:19 pm Isn't February typically chosen because it's the shortest month?
I have done dry February for the last 2 years. Will do so again for 2021.
I plan to join as well, with a modified schedule that allows for 2 exceptions: weekends and weekdays.
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#22 Post by Keith Koshk!n »

Since 2020 is such a trainwreck, I decided to go dry in December. I figured, why start off a perfectly good year in 2021 without wine? When you had several doses of bad news for your parents, it was always best to drop all of it at once so they can only get mad once. Similarly, 2020 has been terrible, so why not end it without wine (or any other kind of alcohol)?

Eight days in, and it hasn't been too bad.

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#23 Post by R Scott Hughes »

A few years ago I took part in this foolishness - never again. I even gained weight. But the worst part was that I was on a business trip and we were out at dinner entertaining an executive from a bank that we wanted to work with. My sales guy (who knew I was doing a dry month) took one look at the wine list, smirked, looked at me and said, 'You are so much more knowledgeable about wine, why don't you pick something out." So I go through the process, pick out a bottle, taste it when it comes back, and after the waiter had poured everyone else's wine, I had to stop him from filling my glass. At that point my sales guy is just howling in laughter and I had to explain dry-January to everyone at the table. I do have to give my sales guy credit for being quick on his feet but what really irked me was only getting just the tiniest taste of a very nice bottle of wine. The club soda, even with a lime, didn't quite pair as well with my steak.
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#24 Post by Ben M a n d l e r »

My spouse and I did dry January this last year and it was a lot easier than I expected once I got out of the autopilot of opening a bottle of wine. For 2021 we decided against it because there are so many other things we aren’t able to do because of covid, we didn’t want to add to the list. But I expect we will do it again in the future. Good luck to you, and I hope you find it to be a good experience.
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#25 Post by z_hart »

February is a great time to do it. More specifically, February 29, 30 and 31st.
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#26 Post by Jim Marmion »

The problem with this idea is - what on earth are you supposed to do on the holiday that is Friday 1st and the weekend that follows it? In my book those days still count as Christmas.
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I'm up in the air about doing it. I've done dry January (actually extended to President's Day Weekend) for the past 3 years. It's a good way to kick start a bit of weight loss for me. Every year, the weight seems to be harder and harder to lose. Ten years ago, if I did dry January, I'd lose 15lbs just thinking about it. This past time, I lost 8lbs and worked out everyday. It felt like hand to hand combat over each pound.

This year seems so effed up, I'm not so sure that I'm looking to deprive myself of something else.
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#28 Post by C. Mc Cart »

I did dry March/ April/ May this year thanks to radiation treatment and related subsequent loss of taste (thankfully temporary).
I think I'm ok to pass on this.
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C. Mc Cart wrote: December 8th, 2020, 12:55 pm I did dry March/ April/ May this year thanks to radiation treatment and related subsequent loss of taste (thankfully temporary).
I think I'm ok to pass on this.
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#30 Post by Mark Chatwin »

Having had a pretty good case of Covid a month ago and being forced to go dry for a month I will skip the honorable "dry January" or any "uary" in favor of a more moderated drinking regime. My goal is 2 days a week, probably Fri and Sat or Sat and Sun. I think a bottle a weekend is reasonable. It's amazing the craving that occurs with wine. I had my 1st taste, one glass last Friday (28 days after 1st Covid symptom) and I've wanted wine every night right around 5pm. But I've skipped it in favor of strengthening my body from the still lingering effects of Covid.

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#31 Post by Nate Simon »

I think “Octeetotalber” sounds better.

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#32 Post by Chris Seiber »

z_hart wrote: December 8th, 2020, 12:11 pm February is a great time to do it. More specifically, February 29, 30 and 31st.
I disagree. January is the better time to do it. January 2028, 2029 and 2030.

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#33 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

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#34 Post by Larry Stein »

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: December 8th, 2020, 5:49 pm F T S
[rofl.gif] I'm riding that train, too. I'll be in the NFW car.

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#35 Post by K John Joseph »

James Wright wrote: December 8th, 2020, 3:25 am i celebrate Ginuary each year, and if its a real good one can be followed by Februwagon
Now THAT is my style. Ginuary. Love it.
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Glenn L e v i n e wrote: December 8th, 2020, 5:49 pm F T S
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