POLL: How much do you drink?

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How many drinks do you have a week on average?
    1-5 : (208 votes)
    71 %
    6-10 : (51 votes)
    17 %
    11+ : (36 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 61
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I don’t drink a lot nowadays. I don’t even drink weekly but when I do I can drink 7 in an evening. Regular rum and diet Pepsi or I mix it with rasberry lemonade/water

    Post # 62
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    125 posts
    Blushing bee

    I only have one or two drinks a month, if that. Some months I don’t drink at all. If I do imbibe, then I’ll usually go for a glass of red wine, a G&T or a bloody mary.

    Post # 63
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    4059 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    When I’m not pregnant, hubs and i will usually drink about 3-4 bottles of wine a week between us. Usually 1 spread out over the weekdays, a Friday bottle and maybe 1 or 2 Saturday between us. So i guess I’m probably around 6-8 in a week if i assume 2 glasses each per bottle?

    I pretty exclusively drink wine. I may have a mixed drink if we go out, but even then i usually pick sangria. 

    Post # 64
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    167 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I have a drink about once every 2-6 months. So none of the answers were accurate for me, but I voted 1-5.

    Post # 65
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    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    wolfeyes :  I’m the same way. We generally have 1-3 beers every night while relaxing (this summer anyways, the kids are gone. When they come home its usually 1 every other day or so) then on the weekends, it just depends. We can easily kill a 24 pk on a saturday night with just us.

    I’m a cheap light beer fan lol Bud light. I also like sweet wines.

    Post # 66
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    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I chose 1-5 a week.. though that’s on a week with nothing going on. I’ll have an occasional beer or glass of wine in the evening, or sometimes nothing at all. If we have after work or weekend plans that can definitely bump it up. I like wine, beer and liquor. Typically I’ll order a vodka soda with lime, or glass of a Reisling or a seasonal beer. 

    Post # 67
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    3417 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2021

    I used to be a really big drinker and if I’m honest with myself, I had a bit of a problem. My fiance has never been much of a drinker so getting together with him was very good for me as it really toned me down. I’m still the bigger drinker out of the two of us, but it’s a once in a while thing rather than all the time. We rarely have a drink at home just the two of us, as he’d rather relax with a Coke than a beer and although he doesn’t care if I choose to have a glass of wine or a beer it feels weird to have one by myself and I certainly don’t want to open a bottle for just me.

    Before we met, I drank hard pretty much every weekend and for a while I was in a bad habit of drinking multiple glasses of wine by myself on weeknight evenings. Like I said – looking back, I definitely had a problem and I’m glad it didn’t end up getting to the point of no return. My group of friends are all drinkers and it’s become a bit frustrating because whenever we get together with that group it ALWAYS turns into a big drinking night and I either end up drinking more than I planned or we end up only staying so long and then leaving when everyone starts getting louder and drunker. I absolutely love these friends and do have a lot of fun hanging out with them, even when they’re drinking far more than me, but it would be really nice if we could all just hang out once in a while without drinks.

    His group of friends are much more reserved. They drink but not very much and honestly, I have never actually seen any of his friends *drunk*. When we hang out with his friends, a few of us might get a slight glow on and that’s about it. As for my fiance himself, in the 3.5 years we have been together, I have seen him with a glow on a handful of times and actually *drunk* twice – both times during the same group trip to Jamaica for a wedding with my big drinking group of friends.

    I’m glad I don’t drink that much anymore and I actually go through 2-3 month long periods where I don’t drink at all to keep my health in check and to reset my habits when I find I have been drinking a bit too much. I don’t see myslef ever quitting drinking for good though, as I do genuinely enjoy it. I just hate hangovers!! I seem to have found a nice middleground where I am able to get a little glow on and still feel fine the next day. On average, when I *drink* these days, it’s like upwards of 6 drinks max and usually no more than 1 to 1.5 drinks an hour.

    Post # 68
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    1152 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Tacoma, WA

    I used to have at least a couple of glasses of wine most nights during the week, and have stronger drinks on the weekends. Fiance and I love to have what we jokingly refer to as “Rage Friday” in which we buy a bottle of whatever hard liquor we’re feeling like having that night and some mixer and curl up in bed having drinks and watching movies to unwind from the work week.

    Since I started seriously watching my diet and losing weight, however, I have cut waaaaay back on my drinking. Now I usually don’t drink at all during the week, but we’ll still enjoy our Rage Friday tradition with a few drinks. I sometimes drink on Saturday night, as well, depending on what we have going on. Since I’ve switched over to this, my weight loss has picked up again, so apparently the wine/liquor was doing me no favors lol. Now I average, at most, 4 or 5 drinks per week.

    Post # 70
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    2054 posts
    Buzzing bee

    When I’m not pregnant I usually have a glass when I get home from work and maybe a top off for dinner. On the weekends it’s more… I voted 6-10 drinks her week in the poll. I’ll occasionally drink beer, but it is usually wine for me!

    Post # 71
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    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    When I’m not pregnant/TTC, I’d have a glass or two of wine almost every night at home with hubby. A glass with dinner and then often a refill if we watch tv or a movie. I go out with friends often (well, before pregnancy and I’m sure not as often with a baby either) and rarely have more than one or two drinks, but gin & tonics are my go to. My taste for wine is on the more expensive end, so I prefer to drink nicer wine at home and usually don’t order it out, since it’s so much cheaper to drink nice wines at home.

    Post # 72
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    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Rydges Hotel

    I usually drink once every 2-3months. It’s not that I don’t like drinking, it’s more like I don’t find the need to do so. 

    Post # 73
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    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    At 2 drinks per night I’m a total drunk by the standards of this site… but I don’t think I’m alone really, because wine drinkers systematically underestimate their consumption. Presumably everyone knows 1 drink = 12oz beer = 1.5oz shot of liquor, but that’s only 5oz of wine. There are over 5 “drinks” of wine in a bottle, but most people don’t count it that way. An average modern wine glass holds like 15oz, so even if you fill it less than halfway you’re having more than one “drink”.

    By that measure I definitely drink more than 1 standard drink per night. Not always 2 but I’d rather overestimate than under haha. There’s at least as much evidence for benefits of moderate drinking as for risks, so I feel good about it. My parents drink the same way and it always worked for them. 

    Post # 74
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    189 posts
    Blushing bee

    It varies. I can go weeks without having a drink and then I can go out and drink a bottle of wine and then some in one night! I don’t drink Monday to Thursday unless I have a dinner I’m going to and then I’ll have a glass of wine. On a weekend, I might have a few drinks but it just depends on what I’m up to. I’ve never been a big drinker, I drink socially at events etc but not really just at home. 

    I love cocktails, a vodka, lime and soda and a good glass of Pinot Grigio ! 

    Post # 75
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    530 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted 1-5. 

    I only drink alcholic beverages sometimes & I will have either a bud light, coors light, miller lite or Malibu rum & pineapple juice, vodka & cranberry juice or vodka & orange juice. It all depends on what im really in the mood for though! 

     

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