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Welcome back Dry January

I can’t believe its been almost a year since the last Dry January experiment. To recap, you can see the thread of posts here, but in short I went 31 days without drinking, saved well over $100 in beer and alcohol purchases and lost 9.5 pounds. This year we are going to do it again. I’ve already got one person who is joining with me in skipping the booze for 31 days and a lot of people who have asked me about it, but are not willing to set aside drinking during January. If you’d like to join in, I welcome you to help be my support group, and I’ll do the same for you.

This year Dry January starts early, in fact as I write this today, I’m already on day three of the quest. (10% done already!). I’m also back on pace, tracking my food in MyFitness Pal, and hoping that finally I can see that scale break the 200 mark for the first time in forever (I’ve gotten close!) I’m starting early as I’ve got a trip at the end of January on the 30th and 31st, which I’m not going to deprive myself of drinking. So, as to not set myself up for failure, I’m starting early this year to make sure I get the 31 days in.

Last year’s Dry January fit perfect between New Year’s Day and the Superbowl. This year, because of the schedule change, New Year’s Eve is part of my timeline. I’m ok with that. I drank my fair share over Christmas, and since I’ve come to regard NYE as amateur hour, I hope to be in bed by 10. Plus I’m smoking a pork butt that night for a get together the next day, and I’ll use the down time to keep an eye on the smoker. I also will have to contend with a couple of days at the National Western Stock Show and a couple of concerts in January, but those challenges are what makes resetting my relationship with alcohol rewarding at the end of the day.

I’ll keep you informed of my progress as the month wears on. Thanks in advance for the support that you showed last year and I know you will show again this year.

A la carte: Luxury Diner Named One of the Best

1. FourSquare has used its metrics to name the Luxury Diner the number two diner in the US. — 2. Luxury Diner | Cheyenne, Wyoming In Wyoming, everything’s wild–including the New Year’s Day breakfast options at Cheyenne’s Luxury Diner… (Conde Nast Traveler)

2. The Fickle Nature of Craft Beer– Samuel Adams and Boston Brewing started the craft beer movement, but has the movement moved on without them? (Boston Magazine)

3. Does your diet affect your career? I would bet it does in more ways than one. (LinkedIN)

4. Denver restaurants deal with high diners. Just like alcohol, the legal imbibing of marijuana needs to be done with responsibility. Denver restaurants are learning that some people haven’t figured our when to say when yet. (Food and Wine)

5. It is Avocado season, and there seems to be a decent selection of good fruits in the stores right now. FxW has some new ways for you to enjoy this great food. (Food and Wine)

6. What’s in a name? As we surpass over 3,000 breweries in the United States, brewers are up against a host of trademark and creative infringement issues. (NPR)