Post # 1
Wasn’t sure where to put this so thought I might post here. Did any of you bees quit drinking, like driking for the sake of drinking. I thought I had had a handle on it until last night. You needed to buy two drinks to hit the 10 dollar min and somehow I had 3 then of course I got sick like I always do. I hadn’t gotten that sick from drinking in a while. I was wondering if any of you were able to succesfully get over your triggers and stop drinking to drink like that. I am sick of getting sick from passing my limit.
One thing I am going to do is to not have a drink at a place that has a dollar minimum anymore or bring cash.
Post # 3
@Mrs Christopher: I never had a problem with drinking too much, but I did stop drinking for Lent this year. I just…didn’t drink.
I also never go to clubs, so it might be different for me. Why would you go to a place that requires a certain number of drinks? Also, what are you drinking? Maybe instead of mixed drinks have beer or wine.
If you think you don’t like beer, you probably haven’t tried enough kinds of beer. Branch out a bit, try some new things, and you will start drinking things you like the taste of that aren’t as high in alcohol has mixed drinks. I drink because I like the taste of a beer or a glass of wine with dinner, not to get shit-faced.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
No drinking during the week or on nights before I go to work (i.e. drinking solely on Friday and Saturday nights.)
Post # 5
I used to drink a beer every night with dinner and now I have one rarely. I drink because weird as it may be I genuinely enjoy the taste of beer, and I hate being drunk so I don’t drink a lot, but it probably helps that I have a high tolerance for alcohol so it takes a lot before I get drunk. I have never heard of somewhere having a drink minimum but I would definitely stop going there to help avoid this situation from happening again.
Post # 6
No more drinking? No more drinking? Did I read that right? Sadness descends.
Drinking tip: Drink more and you will build up your alcohol tolerance level. Hehe.
Post # 7
I hate the feeling of being sick from drinking, so I always stop after 2. There are occasions where I let loose a little more, but I always make sure that I have something to eat prior to that to help with the sick feeling. Have you tried eating beforehand or making sure you only stick to 2 drinks? If you ever feel like you can’t stop once you start…that’s a bigger problem.
Post # 8
As compared to my circle of friends, it seems like you definitely have a low tolerance for alcohol. I would stick to just one or two drinks as a rule, or just abstain entirely. I also have never really been to a place (aside from a comedy club) that has a drink minimum.
Post # 9
I dont drink at all. I couldnt even imagine getting sick which is why I dont that and I hate the taste of all alcohol lol
Post # 10
I am Irish and whiskey runs through my veins. With every last beat of my heart — no — I will never give up drinking! It is my birthright!
Moderation sometimes more than others? Yes.
Saving drinks only for weekends? Now and then when I’m really watching my calories.
But as a general rule, one glass of wine or cocktail per night. Once in a rare while I skip a night or two or three.
Post # 11
Or have one drink, drink a glass of water, have another drink…don’t drink so fast.
Post # 12
This isn’t a question of building up one’s tolerance; this is about learning your limits and not going past them, which is a good habit in all aspects of life.
if the OP is drinking to the point that she’s getting sick, the answer is not to drink more so her body gets used to it, nor is it to try different drinks so she can drink more without getting sick. The OP needs to learn how to say No when it’s time to say no, and that only comes from willpower and recognizing one’s boundaries.
Post # 13
That is good advice.
One other thing I do is mix a little bit of lemonade with my white wine and add ice cubes. The ice cubes melt and dilute the wine so it goes farther. Sometimes I throw in a slice of lemon or orange to juice it up even more. I love my lemon wine spritzers.
Post # 14
I’m sort of confused. You mean to had too much to drink one night? So you dont know your limit basically? You just need to get a hold of that and recognize what your body is telling you. Switch to water.
Fiance has a beer or two every single night. I honestly dont care, but he always asks me to join him! I decline now and get a water. I seriously have an issue with hydration, so alcohol is strictly on Friday or Saturdays. THe rest of the weeks its water for me.
Post # 15
I don’t go where the drinks are super cheap. The last two times I got hating-life-drunk, I was at a bar where I drank for free for two hours and the other time, it was half off for two hours.
Post # 16
I had a point in college when I realized that I felt drinking was necessary to have a good time. That seemed like a red flag to me, so I stopped drinking for about 6 months. Not a drop. I still went to parties and out to bars, but would just drink water or soda. I still had fun. So after 6 months, I did drink again, but I always knew I didn’t have to.