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Semi FebFast

February 3rd, 2015 at 01:18 pm

My hubby has been feeling the damage of the holiday season. Too much alcohol, plus weight gain. I nearly fell over last night when he suggested doing a FebFast (he likes beer).

Do you guys have that where you are? It's spending the month of February sober. You actually enter in a fundraiser and get people to sponsor you (we have FebFast, DryJuly and OcSober). We're not entering just planning to abstain for the month.

I call it semi because I had a glass of wine last night. Last glass & not planning to buy anymore. I looked at our weekly spend on alcohol and decided we could use that money to go to the movies Saturday night instead. At the moment thinking it be a good thing to do and looking forward to going to the movies instead Smile

4 Responses to “Semi FebFast”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I haven't heard of those, but they seem like super ideas!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I never heard of it, but it does sound like a good idea! I don't drink at all (never interested me) but I can imagine how hard it might be - it'd be a bit like me fasting from chocolate for a month!

  3. chloe Says:

    This is a cool idea. I especially like the creative names -- OcSober is amazing! Does everyone choose February because it's the shortest month? If you do it, I think it's a great idea to take the money you save from not buying alcohol and put it towards a non-alcoholic reward. Movie tickets are great Smile

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks guys! They're all fundraisers and pretty popular here.. FebFast is either fasting alcohol or junk food, DryJuly & OcSober are alcohol fasts. They choose the months because January people are still on holidays but Feb they're back and should be trying cut back to make up for the over-indulgence, July I'm not sure why it's a normal month? And October because it's making up for the over-indulgence many people do over Christmas period. The idea of signing up is because people pay to sponsor you you're held accountable for the fast for the month (mainly because of guilt!). I'm planning on fasting for 3 weeks Smile

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