Category Archives: challenges

“Drynuary”: Buoyed by a commitment device

Week 3 – Into Week 3 buoyed by a commitment device. I’m switching over from counting days to weeks now. That puts me into Week 3. Yes! I read an article recently (Goodbye Booze, For Now) by another Drynuary follower, … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Forget your clever coping strategies

Day 9: I don’t want to hear about strategies, tactics or coping mechanisms. It’s been one of those whirlwind few days. Starting with pre-dawn conference calls – always wish I hadn’t accommodated those when the alarm goes off – that then … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Adding up the savings

Day 8: More on adding up the cost savings. As I mentioned yesterday in my tips posting, I’m big on tracking and measuring progress. I stole the counting costs idea from a friend. She used this a few years ago … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Tips for Joining the Journey

Day 7: Tips for Joining the Journey. By special request, I’m sharing a few go-to strategies that keep me on track: Don’t start unless you’re IN – If you’re still waffling, or negotiating terms and conditions … days of the … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Gripped by bedtime reading

Day 6: Gripped by bedtime reading. After a hectic, busy day there’s nothing more delicious than collapsing into a comfy bed. Especially when the sheets are crisp and cool, the pillows are just the right squishiness, and the mattress cushions … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Sliding down the slippery sugary slopes

Day 5: Sliding down the slipper sugary slopes. The lovely engagement brunch was more about delicious food and animated catching up on lives. The monster of bad habits presented itself in the form of sugar instead of mimosas. Tasty home-made treats, … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: The temptation to rattle the monkey’s cage

Day 4: The temptation to rattle the monkey’s cage. No social events to strategize my way through. No battles with my resolve as my husband mixed up a cocktail while prepping supper. No big whoop today …. Except this fleeting … Continue reading

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