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    TVWBB Emerald Member Jerry N.'s Avatar
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    Clint. Keep quitting. You’ll be better off in the long run. If you’re certain you’re not an alcoholic, maybe set aside a special time to have a beer. As in one beer. I’m at the point where I only have a beer when I go to a restaurant. Typically a burger. I never do this more than once a week. I also make sure the beer is special. Not drinking a Coors Light for a special occasion.

    Otherwise, quit and don’t look back. It’s hard but worth it. Best wishes.
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    Thx

    Maybe a margarita---------------

    The audio book says I'll BS myself, tell myself fantasies (the authors words) where I'd only remind myself about the good times, not the bad things... like "I'll just have a couple" and this time do it (and forgo the following ~6-10 like most other times).

    One thing that bothered me was I'd think "I'll just have a nightcap" around 9:30pm (not having had a drink all day). "I'll just catch a little buzz." Next thing I know it's 1 am.

    Some of my friends have been a lot more supportive than I expected. I was driving a cousin & another friend home last Sunday after a day in the hills. I said "you haven't been drinking" 'nope'. "if I was drinking, we'd all be drunk AF rt now". 'yep' Another keeps giving it tries (he was at 5 days last I heard), and doesn't drink around me.....

    One nice thing will be at concerts & sporting events. Seems like I'd spend more time in the beer lines than watching the show. That ought to save $50 per concert.

    I'd better stay quit for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Thx

    One nice thing will be at concerts & sporting events. Seems like I'd spend more time in the beer lines than watching the show. That ought to save $50 per concert.

    I'd better stay quit for a while.
    ^^ That’s why I quit buying beer out.^^ I might have a margarita at the Mexican restaurant but other than that I have plenty of damn good beer in the basement. I paid to watch the event.

    Good on ya.
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    50 bucks is probably way conservative. Seeing a show sober vs. drunk is a great experience if it's been a while. That endorphin kick you can get at a live show where the band is killing and the crowd is into it is amazing. That pretty much gets wiped out by alcohol in my experience.
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    Yesterday was day 100.

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    Wow! Congratulations on this huge accomplishment. I am happy for you.

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    Congratulations, Clint!
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    Thanks guys

    I pretty much feel normal, haven't lost any weight but I've been eating more & getting less exercise

    About 2-3 weeks in I felt a big improvement but that plateaued right there.

    I haven't made much sense of everything but I'm keeping at it.

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    You're doing great Clint, keep it up.

    Sober since 93 +/-.

    I never lost any weight when I quit, at least not enough where I noticed.

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    I've been a long time micro beer drinker that drinks for the taste and not to get drunk. That being said I could easily slay a six pack in a day just sipping and averaged 3-4 beers every day for the past 15 years. I'm an active person with zero health issues but have never liked how much I drink but have never been able to reduce. I'm the guy that can't just have one but 2-3 more.

    I went to Poland a few weeks ago and got really bad food poisoning. I didn't eat nor drink anything for several days and something triggered in my brain (seriously) and I haven't drank since I have been home. In fact, I have zero desire to drink. I have subsequently lost 15 pounds and am what I weighed when I was in my early 20's (i'm in my late 40's.)

    I truly love not drinking and have no desire to begin again.

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