(Closed) No more drinking

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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.  Wink

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Buzzing bee

@Sunfire:  

Attagirl!

 

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Or have one drink, drink a glass of water, have another drink…don’t drink so fast.  

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Buzzing bee

@peachacid:  

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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. 

 

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