“Why?” along with a puzzled look is the first and most common reaction. “Are you pregnant?” is another response (in my case, that one came from people who don’t know me very well). And then there's “I won’t tell,” accompanied by a creepy wink, which is the worst response I received during this past month.
While I was at Penn State, there were a few times when I decided my body needed a break from the copious amounts of alcohol I was consuming. I would generally detox for a month or two, then hop back on that gin wagon. I called that “balance." It wasn't, of course, but my body still appreciated the break.
Earlier this year, I realized I was going a bit overboard with the drinking (every Work For Your Beer meeting should take place over a beer, right?) and thought it might be time to take another brief break from booze.
I decided to do a 30-day no drinking challenge... which I realize is totally off-brand from everything Work For Your Beer stands for. But I figured I could at least give it a shot and share my results with the Work For Your Beer community.
Here's how it went.