Sunday, March 11, 2007

One-Month Abstinence

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


Picture courtesy of The Beer Zone


george said...

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.

parichat said...

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

Crankyputz said...

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

scarbs said...

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


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

Jim said...

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 ;)

Crankyputz said...

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

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