Thursday, January 12, 2012

12 for 12 - Progress Report

Now that it's almost 2 weeks into the new year, let's check on my progress for my January 12 Changes goal, shall we?

Sober January

My goal for this month is NO DRINKING. The first several days were a breeze. I rung in 2012 with a bang, and by bang I mean several cocktails, countless glasses of champagne, and multiple shots taken from a shotski.

Yeah...needless to say, January 1st was rough! The thought of drinking anything even remotely alcoholic was enough to make my head explode, so avoiding it was easy. Classes also started back up again last week and I wanted to start the quarter off with a clear head.

I cheated a little last Friday. We had a friend over for dinner and he brought a nice bottle of wine. I had two small glasses. It was tasty, but after 5 days of no drinking it was enough to leave me feeling less than 100% the next morning.

Other than that, I've been sticking to my goal really well! I've been more productive, I've had more energy which has led to more working out, and I've just felt better. Go figure.

Are you participating in 12 Changes/12 Months? How are you doing with your January goal?


  1. I've juiced every weekday so far, & even weekend days, too! Was NYE really less than two weeks ago...? Wow.

  2. I'm participating but have been unsuccessful so far this month, since my goal was to find a job. Mostly I really wish I didn't have to work while going to school. Maybe next week I'll be more motivated to get cracking.

  3. Shotskis are so much fun! It would be hard to turn that down. :-)

  4. Nice job! I should give up alcohol for the month of March when I have a bachelorette party. It would be a wise decision.

    I'm doing alright, most of my goals are about my thinking, so those are going well. Slowly chipping away at the others!

  5. I've done so-so on my goal. I'm drinking less soda and it's not such a BIG part of my life but I still have a ways to go. But I'm taking it one step at a time. :)

    Way to go on the no-alcohol goal! I know it has to be a tough one, especially if you find yourself surrounded by it.

  6. I've just finished a bag of candy when I sworé of sweets for 2012. Thanks for posting and feel free to drop by me too, soon.

  7. shotski!!?? this is a new concept for me!!

    whenever i've done sober months/whatever lengths of time in the past, it's ALWAYS the "nice wine with dinner" that i miss the most. i can go to happy hours and not drink; go out with friends on weekends & not drink; almost any social situation at all and not drink. but man, when i'm having a really nice dinner, and i can't get a great glass of red to go with it?? my downfall.


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