Last week I announced I was giving up on beer for the entire month of September. I’ve had a lot of support from you and others who’ve tried it. I made a promise to check in once per week here at The Brew Club with my status as added incentive to keep on keepin’ on!
In all honesty, the first couple of days without beer were the toughest, especially because you get into a habit of having a beer with dinner, or before bed or whatever. It became clear to me that my beer drinking was ritualized to some degree.
I was able to resist, and I did miss the flavor, but as I mentioned after the first few days its not a big deal. I think I can do it!
Another thing I realized from multiple past failures was that I have no willpower. In that regard, I don’t have any beer in the fridge for easy access, although there is still a good amount in the basement – but that’s a lot of work going up and down the stairs so its worked out so far.
I also decided to hold off buying my ‘reward’ beers ahead of time “just in case it’s sold out by October 1st” (that was my logic) so they’re not in the house staring at me either.
So far, so good. Week one down and three to go.
For the record, my weight is 209.2 which is not a loss worth mentioning beginning last week at 209.6. In a way, this might be good because it could be that it isn’t the beer causing my problems after all! A week of not beer resulted in less than 1/2 pound of weight loss! Or, maybe it takes more time to sink in . Who knows, we’ll see.
I guess the main thing is I feel pretty good, and don’t think I’ll have a problrm finishing out September without a beer. Let’s see how I am next Thursday!
Scott – TheBrewClub