Anyone doing Sober October?

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Post # 2
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Sugar bee

Yup! And November, December, January, February… but I’m pregnant, so that probably doesn’t count. 

Though, wine with my spaghetti two nights ago would have made my week… 

And wine on Thanksgiving…. SIGH!

Hang in there, October is almost over! You can do it!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I’ve never heard of “sober October” but it sounds like a dumb idea since there’s tons of Halloween parties.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Hm, never heard of this before.  I am not doing sober October but have greatly cut back on my alcohol intake since August for personal reasons.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Never heard of it! I’d miss wine too much, though.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - City, State

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Peachytalk :  I’m doing it and it’s been a bit tough, I’ve missed out on a lot of fall beer events whompwhomp!  I also wanted a glass of wine last night with dinner but resisted.  I do feel better though!  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I have never heard of this before. Cool idea for some. I have midterms next week and am throwing a Halloween party so you best bet staying sober isn’t going to happen.

(JK I actually dislike the taste of most alcohol and haven’t gotten drunk once in my life, so I’ll likely be the sober one who’s mothering the drunk mess of people)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I haven’t had a drink since June. I, hopefully, won’t have another one until March. It hasn’t been so bad! I miss my cosmos though. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I had a lot of friends that did sober January.  Most of them got 3 weeks through and then gave up.  I have barely drank any alcohol in October due to some illness I have had.  I do feel a lot better and dropped a couple pounds, so I think the reduced alcohol comsumption has made a difference.  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

Ugh I HATE this, it’s a huge thing in the UK to be sponsored to not drink for a month.

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Hmmm I never heard of this before either! Definitely not doing it intentionally, but often go months without a drink anyway, we are jusy not big on alcohol. I did go to a party last weekend and had a few, and always have wine when my parents visit. What is the point/ purpose? To see if you can? Or to lose weight ? 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

Interesting. I was never much of a drinker, but now I’m pregnant, so I’m not drinking at all. You can power through! You’re almost till the end!

Post # 14
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Busy bee

But…but…October Fest! Out of all the months to go alochol free…lol. 
I’m pregnant too, so I’ve basically been having a “sober year”. I’ve never been much of a drinker, but of course when I’m not supposed to have any alochol, I really really crave it. All these pumpkin/fall flavored beers are ever so tempting…I may have stolen a few sips from hubby’s bottle now and then. 

Honestly though, there’s not many other feelings as good as the pride after successfully resisting a strong craving (for anything). Keep it up! 🙂 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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Peachytalk :  My husband is and I’m super proud of him. He normally likes to have a beer or scotch in the evenings but he hasn’t touched anything all month. I told him that in preparation for TTC, cutting back couldn’t hurt. We usually drink together (I’m a social drinker) so I haven’t had much myself except a few hard ciders here and there. I could live without alcohol though. Hang in there! 

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