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  • ready to give up weekday drinking?

    I've been about 75 percent primal for about 2 months. last week I started the 21 day transformation and have found that drinking really affects my energy more than ever has in the past.

    I'm looking for support to not drink during the weekdays... I certainly can't make that commitment on the weekends.yet..

    anyone in?
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  • #2
    Very hard, I am an avid drinker I must say, I love having two beers before bed watching baseball, or getting hammered for no reason during hockey games, don't feel you have to give up weekend drinking, I found that it put too much stress on social situations and I actually just really wanted to drink so I don't fight it, but I do moderate it. If its' a friends birthday somewhere special, or maybe a giant BBQ, why not get a little nutty? but if it is just a regular Saturday night? ...limit yourself to 1-3 drinks, choose your favorite liquor add some club and lemon or lime and sip on it, once you keep to 1-3 drinks you realize you don't need many more than that to be social and have fun. I have worked out the same day and have had two drinks that night, I get a little relaxed, get home, drink water, and wake up and everything is fine...but the weekday drinking should be limited to maybe a good glass of wine or a good craft beer.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PrimalFreedom View Post
      I've been about 75 percent primal for about 2 months. last week I started the 21 day transformation and have found that drinking really affects my energy more than ever has in the past.

      I'm looking for support to not drink during the weekdays... I certainly can't make that commitment on the weekends.yet..

      anyone in?
      Sent from my HTC Wildfire S using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app
      Good for you! Not drinking in social situations, whether during the week or on the weekend can be difficult, mostly due to peer pressure IMO. Getting to know what saps YOUR energy and taking steps to change to become as healthy and energetic as possible is quite admirable.

      When I stopped drinking much, other than the rare glass of red wine or margarita a couple of times a year, I expected more of my friends to make comments. Instead, no one really noticed and I felt much better having a glass of iced tea or a coffee. It really was a win-win situation. We all have a good time together and I go home feeling terrific with more money in my pocket than I used to have!

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      • #4
        I'm in... I have to cut back on my drinking because in addition to the empty calories from the alcohol it also lowers my ability to resist temptation in the form on non-primal foods. I'm willing to stop having a cocktail during the week, but the weekends are sacred...

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        • #5
          I'm in. Have been thinking about doing it on my own anyway. No drinking until Fri night, and no drinking after Sun night.

          Drinking definitely slows down the weight loss so I'm all for limiting it to weekends only.
          "It's true, you are a good woman. Then again, you may be the antichrist."

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          • #6
            I'm in. Haven't been drinking on weekdays for a while anyway though. And aside from the odd camping trip, only drinking a couple glasses of Cava or Prosecco one night during the weekend.
            The Champagne of Beards

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            • #7
              I'm not in, so I'll better get out of this thread NOW...
              "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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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                I'm not in, so I'll better get out of this thread NOW...
                Get outta here, you lush!
                The Champagne of Beards

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                • #9
                  I'm in...
                  Breathe. Move forward.

                  I just eat what I want...

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                  • #10
                    Wow! Thanks for the support! I counted how many days I drank in the last 30 day ...I use the 90 day journal..14 days!

                    The next thirty I'm shooting for a lot less. Also notice my resolve to start primal with my foods is weakened considerably as well when I drink

                    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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PrimalFreedom View Post
                      The next thirty I'm shooting for a lot less. Also notice my resolve to start primal with my foods is weakened considerably as well when I drink
                      Yeah, I noticed that too. The other day when out at an oyster bar that has "happy hour" prices on raw oysters (yum), as soon as I had a cocktail, having the breaded and fried calamari also started to sound like a good idea. It wasn't.

                      I'm down to about once a month.
                      Greatly helping is the fact that I can't drink wine anymore for some reason. Perhaps the sulfates? In any case, even a glass or two of what used to be my favorite red now makes me feel yucky for about 24 hours. Didn't even get a buzz but got the hangover. How much fun is that?
                      Last edited by Paleobird; 06-18-2013, 12:27 PM.

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                      • #12
                        I've noticed the same thing, it takes much less to make me feel the effects of alcohol, and I wake up with hangovers even when I don't drink enough to get a buzz. Theoretically that should make it easier to cut back...

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                        • #13
                          That is a great goal! I have been Primal since January and have successfully (for the most part) given up weekday drinking and even most weekend drinking. I was only a wine drinker though.
                          During the week in the evening with dinner when I typically want that glass or two of wine I have found decaf coffee after dinner serves to quench the desire (mostly) for the wine and the "sweet thing" that I often crave for a desert.

                          That being said I must say that I sometimes fall off the wagon but do not beat myself up about that too much. I am mostly obedient to myself these days.

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                          • #14
                            This is a good idea. I have been sort of doing this for a while now, at least a month or two. But lately I've been having a single glass of wine during the week a few times. You can count me in. No wine tonight.
                            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                            • #15
                              I enjoy drinking both by myself and with my friends. I can't give it up yet...but I'm going to try drinking less beer and more wine.
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