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  • #76
    Weekend proved that my alcohol tolerance is trashed since I haven't been workout out my liver muscle.

    And I'm throwing a 3-day bachelor's party in New Orleans at the end of July. This. could. be. very. bad.
    The Champagne of Beards

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    • #77
      Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
      Weekend proved that my alcohol tolerance is trashed since I haven't been workout out my liver muscle.

      And I'm throwing a 3-day bachelor's party in New Orleans at the end of July. This. could. be. very. bad.
      Can there be a bachelor's party without barfing?
      Breathe. Move forward.

      I just eat what I want...

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      • #78
        Originally posted by excursivey View Post
        Can there be a bachelor's party without barfing?
        I don't really mind painting the town brownish-purple with the technicolor contents of my upper digestive tract.

        I mind not being able to get up and do it again the next day.

        This weekend, I had 2 drinks Saturday night and woke up with a moderate-severe headache Sunday morning that didn't go away completely for hours. I can't imagine what several shots on top of fancy Sazeracs and Hurricanes is going to do to me. Being a pooper of the party is not an option.

        Planning on lots of nutritional support in the form of B-1, activated charcoal, Acetyl L-Cysteine, vitamin C, vitamin I, and Milk Thistle. Of course drinking as much water as I can bring myself to during and after the actual activities. Anybody got any other tricks or tips?
        The Champagne of Beards

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        • #79
          I lurked all last week, but I'm in as well. I've been in a rut for a long time. I come from work, get settled, and pour myself a cocktail (or two or three). It's always been my little *reward* for surviving the day. I'm now looking forward to a few lost pounds and a clearer head in the morning as my reward for getting through the previous day.

          My strategy during the week is to just avoid the liquor store. Seriously, if it's in the house, I will drink it. With that said, if I want to have a drink at a bar occasionally during the week for a special reason, I will do it without guilt. I can't see it happening more than once a month. One or two drinks at a bar or restaurant aren't going to get me drunk, or derail me.

          Rich - What I find works for me is water during and after, and some ibuprofen right before bed. I also feel better if I eat something at the end of the night. It doesn't have to be a big greasy breakfast; a street taco works for me. Also, I try to avoid the sugary drinks if at all possible. I could probably do one hurricane, but then I would have to move onto something else. Whiskey and soda maybe. Sugar combined with alcohol is guaranteed to give me a hellacious hangover the next day.

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          • #80
            Rich, another trick that I had to do was just pretend to drink.

            I was the host of a bachelorette party once in San Francisco where allllll the cool
            clubs are, but had partied the night before that and felt like absolute shit and just
            could.not.drink.

            So what I did, if I could, was get a diet coke on the rocks in a "real glass" and ask the
            bartender to put a lime on the side so it looked like a rum and coke.

            If someone INSISTED on BUYING me a drink, I'd get a vodka on the rocks and do the
            same thing, then go in the bathroom, pour it down the toilet but save the ice. Then
            fill the glass up with water from the sink and PRETEND to drink it back out at the bar
            or dance floor.

            At least with you being a dude, no one is going to ask for a sip of your drink "to taste it"
            like chicks seem to like to do."Oh can I try a sip of that to see if I want one?" Really?

            Whatever.

            Besides pretending, the only other trick I can tell you is to just drink a fuckton of water throughout
            the day before you go out.

            I once drank about 96 ounces of water during the day, partied that night without even EATING anything
            ALL DAY LONG, and the next day? It was like I hadn't partied at all.

            I really don't know what the stipulations are for me feeling like shit the next day. It's so confusing... but
            that water thing worked... and of course, not mixing alcohols.

            What is the rhyme? Liquor to beer, never fear: beer to liquor never sicker?

            Good luck , man.

            I feel your pain.

            I can't believe that I actually made it through the weekend without caving... and I "really deserved" it
            too, because I've been gutting my entire house, garage and shed of stupid shit that's just taking up
            space and HAS BEEN for EIGHT YEARS. I could fill a 10 yard dumpster with it all. This makes mother
            want to PARTY, but I won't. I did have a nice skunky non-alcoholic beer on Friday. It was tasty.

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            • #81
              Prretend to drink? I hope that you at least did it with both hands then...
              "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

              - Schopenhauer

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              • #82
                Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post

                Besides pretending, the only other trick I can tell you is to just drink a fuckton of water throughout
                the day before you go out.
                The not getting dehydrated always seems like the way to go to me for sure.
                Breathe. Move forward.

                I just eat what I want...

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                • #83
                  Yeah, I can never do the "drink a glass of water between each cocktail" thing...

                  Who wants to fill up their stomach with a buncha water? More Room For Booze, Please!

                  Also makes for more frequent bathroom trips during your cocktailing time. And your
                  friends saying "again? you just went!" Lame.

                  So for me, going balls out on water during the day does the trick.... Or at least it did
                  when I did it...

                  Julia

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by bhanes View Post
                    ok, I'm in.....been trolling this thread from the beginning. I've been trying to cut down for months with no success, I don't drink beer except on weekends working in the yard, but oh boy do I love my Scotch..... Been a daily drinker for many years, when I finally took control over my eating/health PB. I just can't understand why I still let this one thing continue to rule me, expecially since it makes me feel like crap every morning. So you folks have motivated me to get this done!
                    I Know what you mean! How in the world can we overlook it?!?!? ...I did for a long time ("De-nile" just ain't a river in Egypt!) ..welcome bhanes!
                    True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

                    My journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86444.html;)

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                    • #85
                      Well, crap, already blew it first freakin day in......left work at noon yesterday to prep for having cement footing poured this morning. 104 degrees working on a tractor for 4 hours. I drank tons of water but once done and inside the cool house, poured me a cocktail. At least I only had a couple and didnt drink till bed time like normal. So will try harder tonight nothing really going on. Sure seems that I have the best intention every morning but by about 6:00 my intention is to have a scotch. Go figure, on day at a time.

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                      • #86
                        @bhanes...progress last night! Have considered dumping the scotch...trust me! I know how ridiculous that sounds, but then you would be FREE!

                        Fresh start
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                        True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

                        My journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86444.html;)

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by bhanes View Post
                          Well, crap, already blew it first freakin day in......left work at noon yesterday to prep for having cement footing poured this morning. 104 degrees working on a tractor for 4 hours. I drank tons of water but once done and inside the cool house, poured me a cocktail. At least I only had a couple and didnt drink till bed time like normal. So will try harder tonight nothing really going on. Sure seems that I have the best intention every morning but by about 6:00 my intention is to have a scotch. Go figure, on day at a time.
                          At least your intention lasts until 6pm.

                          I would usually start thinking about cocktails and sitting on my ass about 12pm.

                          Not drinking at 12pm, but just thinking about it like "aaaahhh, in 5 hours I'm going to
                          pour up a glass of wine and tuck into a couple hours of TV time!" and then it would
                          go from there... about every half hour I'd think about them thar cocktails come 5pm.

                          Then my enabling husband would come home and give some excuse as to why I should
                          be drinking with him, and I'd usually give in.

                          It's been really tough, but this many days in, that little niggle in my brain at 12pm is
                          jussssst about gone.

                          Fridays and Saturdays it's still on FULL BORE though.

                          So programmed to drink every freaking weekend. So annyoing, but it's getting easier.

                          Julia

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                          • #88
                            Julia, remember our bodies adapt and like routine, so we will definitely be meeting resistance in trying to change that routine. hang tough and remember that you are in charge of your life.... not a drink, not a piece of cake, not a cigarette- absolutely no vice.

                            that's what I have to keep telling myself. my 5 p.m. hankering started turning into a3 p.m. hankering... I knew it would only get worse if I didn't change something quick.

                            we can do this. thank God for this thread... any other time I would have drank last night

                            Sent from my HTC Wildfire S using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app
                            True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

                            My journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86444.html;)

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                            • #89
                              Then my enabling husband would come home and give some excuse as to why I should
                              be drinking with him, and I'd usually give in


                              I have one of those also, he really doesn't encourage me, but when he stops to pour a Jack & coke, then I'm like "well hell I would like a cocktail also".......what a mess.

                              PrimalFreedom; thanks for the motivation I would LOOOOVE to be free from this very strong craving (addiction). Hell the wheat and processed crap was a breeze, this puppy need to be put down. LOL

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                              • #90
                                Thanks PrimalFreedom!

                                Totally agree.

                                Feeling as shitty as I did 13 days ago was a ginormous wake up call. And I didn't even
                                OVER indulge. Lame. My ancient liver is waving a white flag.

                                Bhanes - my husband is HORRIBLE. Any reason is a reason for him:
                                the sky is blue
                                dust particles are falling
                                got a great commission check
                                had a great day at work
                                had a bad day at work
                                it's 5
                                it's 6
                                tomorrow is Saturday, I'll watch the boys if you feel gross
                                i got your favorite wine
                                i put it in the freezer and it's extra cold

                                Sometimes he'll even follow me around the house with it and a wine glass and
                                say "you ready yet? it's all chilled!"

                                He is a BRAT.

                                Funny, but bratty.

                                Julia

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