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#21 birdwatcher55

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 04:01 PM

There are times when a week or two passes where I have had a drink every day/night. On week nights it's usually a glass or two or three of wine/beer around dinner. Weekends I ramp it up to about 6-12 drinks a day. Ashamed to say that there are probably times when it's even more than that. So I drink a lot. Sometimes it scares me and I want to slow down for obvious reasons. I know if I stopped drinking or severely cut back I would probably lose 10-15 pounds like it was nothing. Other times I'm like fuck it...life is short, I have no kids, enjoy every drink. I try to be responsible and there are times when I'm an idiot and drive when I shouldn't and I've been lucky to have never gotten a DUI but I have gotten better. I do most of my drinking at home and have started to use Uber more when I know I will have a lot out, or plan to stay over at someone's house.
 
I say this wondering whether or not I will go home tonight and have a drink.
 
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#22 Dystopia

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:21 PM

I had a wake up call over the weekend and in the last few weeks. Really started to have sleep problems when I didn't drink or didn't drink enough to pass out. And woke up not rested. In Chicago I drank quite a bit, ate a lot too, and started to feel my heart beating really hard and fast and again couldn't sleep one night when I didn't drink that much. Came home and took my blood pressure -- Hypertension stage 1 levels. Freaked me out. Stopped drinking and going to try to lay off it for at least 2 weeks. Coincidentally, the wife started a paleo-style diet when we got back and I am doing it with her and on the wagon for the time being, but I don't think I can stick with it (and no booze) for a whole month. Either way, my BP has returned to normal levels and I can sleep fine now that I'm a few days off it. Been hitting the gym. But I really need to consider how much I drink on nights when there is really no need to drink.

There's so much crap out there nowadays about how "alcohol isn't that bad", or even "a couple glasses of wine every night might actually be good for you" to which I say, Hogwash! Getting hooked on alcohol is not a good thing at all, and if you start getting the shakes when you go without then you definitely should be making a change. Obviously the world being what it is today it's a lot easier to hit the booze regularly, but when you get older, it will come back to bite you, no question about it. This is not to say never drink it, but I would never drink more than a glass on a weeknight, and even that would be a rare occasion. Moderation is key, always.



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:23 PM

There's so much crap out there nowadays about how "alcohol isn't that bad", or even "a couple glasses of wine every night might actually be good for you" to which I say, Hogwash! Getting hooked on alcohol is not a good thing at all, and if you start getting the shakes when you go without then you definitely should be making a change. Obviously the world being what it is today it's a lot easier to hit the booze regularly, but when you get older, it will come back to bite you, no question about it. This is not to say never drink it, but I would never drink more than a glass on a weeknight, and even that would be a rare occasion. Moderation is key, always.

Drank a lot this weekend...starting to feel the way I did in April again. Need to back off again.


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#24 bmore_ken

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:48 PM

Drank a lot this weekend...starting to feel the way I did in April again. Need to back off again.

I decided last week to do a 30 day break. I took a trip to Mexico last month and drank tequila morning, noon, and night for a week. Tequila was so cheap there and in practically every store. I guess I just noticed last week that I was drinking more than I did pre Mexico and needed to dial it back.



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:14 AM

Just started Whole 30, which amongst cutting out a bunch of other stuff (sugar, dairy, carbs, processed foods, etc) includes alcohol. Aiming to go until St. Paddy's day which would be 4 full weeks. Hoping to also drop 15-20 pounds but this would be the longest I've gone without drinking in probably 12-13 years if not longer.


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