Say a prayer Bees – We're giving up alcohol until the wedding

posted 3 months ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

Good luck! I did this for a while to try to lose weight (it didn’t work lol, but that’s because I love food and have always gotten most of my calories from food and very little from alcohol overall), but I went many months without a drink. It did not make me feel any different. The main benefit was never being hung over, but honestly I know my limits and if I stop at 2 drinks I simply don’t have this issue. Also, I typically don’t drink during the week, unless it’s some kind of event, or I’m on vacation, so I think that helps keep my number of drinks per week to a reasonable level. Recently, I’ve thought about stopping drinking while TTC, but it’s just not as fun to completely abstain and I feel like I would be putting my life on hold because I might get pregnant and I’m not convinced there is any link between occasional drinking and issues w/TTC from everything I have read. Same with coffee, I need my morning latte! If you can hold out, more power to ya! 

Post # 18
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1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

I did this recently before an upcoming vacation. It was great.  I actually enjoyed it.  I’m usually a rum and coke drinker so I just have a Diet Coke and squeeze a lemon or a lime in it.  I called it a “virgin Cuba libre”, which isn’t actually correct but fun and the fruit made it special and it was still refreshing and festive.  Then when I drank on vacation it was an extra special treat.

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