Do you drink alcohol?

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  • czechsmate
    czechsmate Posts: 556 Member
    It's my only vice left, thank heavens! Wine, yes! essence of the god's, and I only drink reds. Red Bordeaux, Argentinian Malbecs, Spanish Tempranillo and Italian deliciousness. Some Californians aren't bad either, but I don't like Cabernets, I stay away from whites mostly, but I've found a nice white I can cook with that's got a flavor that enhances the food and doesn't over power it, and once in a while I'll have a glass.

    And since I'm sensitive to wheat and sprouted grains, Potato vodka from Poland. I even entered it as a food here. It's only 75 calories for 1.5 ounces, I only drink at the end of my day when I'm done with everything that having a full time job, being a wife and mom, cook, housekeeper, and all the stuff that goes with it will allow.

    So, yes, yes, yes, I drink it! Everything else is illegal.

    Cheers! :drinker:
  • jrhstarlight
    jrhstarlight Posts: 867 Member
    No I don't drink. I don't like the taste or smell. This I imagine comes from me being such a picky eater which I am glad of for that. The desire or want to try it has never been there. My friends respect my decision and never pressure me into or make me feel bad for not drinking. Plus I am sure they see it as a bonus for them cause I am always the DD. It doesn't bother me one bit not to be part of the crowd, to each their own.
  • KatyG0409
    KatyG0409 Posts: 74 Member
    It's simple..I have no social life now. lol. Seriously though I just cannot drink the way I used to, it makes me drowsy and nauseous. I sitll do drink from time to time. Far less than 'socially' -- more like once every 4 months or so.
  • I do drink, but definately not as much as I did when I wasn't trying to lose weight. I look at it this way- if you can "afford" it in your calorie budget, go for it, because the reality is that the only way weight loss works is if you can make permanent changes. Some days the alcohol is worth it, sometimes not.
  • Awkward30
    Awkward30 Posts: 1,927 Member
    I drink, prob more than I ought to, but I don't drunk snack and I almost always dance, so I calculate that I pretty much always increase my deficit from drinking. Prob 3-4 drinks once or twice a week. If I go out more than that, I usually do it sober or just a drink. I like going out!
  • caroln3
    caroln3 Posts: 217
    Yes I do, I like it all. But lately beer makes me bloated so I can only drink one. I love wine but I try to avoid for now until I reach my goal.
  • HeidiMightyRawr
    HeidiMightyRawr Posts: 3,343 Member
    I do, on social occasions.
    I try to drink less often than I used to though - I never really drank much to begin with but still prefer to cut down, it's not so much the empty calories but rather that my performance at the gym really suffers the next time I go and since I've got serious about lifting I don't really want anything that's going to hinder what I can do, progress is slow enough as it is! :)
  • StrengthIDidntKnow
    StrengthIDidntKnow Posts: 568 Member
    Not as much as I used to, and I do miss it. I had 2 beers this weekend and they were so delicious.

    But between trying to get pregnant and getting my acid reflux under control it seemed best to cut it out.
  • shakybabe
    shakybabe Posts: 1,578 Member
    I do like a brandy & coke but don't drink anything else. I have a single at weekend but don't drink through week.

    As I've cut carbs I found I have loads of extra calories left and find it hard to get to over 1200 without adding chocolate or something to the day.
  • TheBraveryLover
    TheBraveryLover Posts: 1,217 Member
    Yes; because it's fun.

    Every 2 or 3 weeks usually.
  • vegangirl88
    vegangirl88 Posts: 104 Member
    I used to drink 8 pints of cider with blackcurrent, EVERY DAY. That's 2000 cals in drink alone. This was when I was 17/18. Due to a huge number of reasons (my weight being one, the fact that I got so drunk once that I shaved off my waist length hair, etc, etc) I stopped drinking at the age of 18 (started when I was 11.). I still go out clubbing regularly (I'm 23 now) and to start with my "friends" would try and pressure me into drinking, including threatening to spike my drinks. Eventually, they tired of it, realising that this was a lifelong decision and now no bothers me about drinking (although sometimes, I'll order a beer for a friend and people are like "OH MY GOD DON'T DO IT!!!"). I'm always the first one up dancing, so I definitely don't need it for confidence reasons, and actually being out sober when everyone else is getting tanked makes you realise how completely inane it is. Drinking poison to the point where you stumble about and repeat yourself a million times is not cool. Anyone who feels "uncomfortable" that you are not drinking when they are is not a good friend. A good friend should be comfortable with you whatever you are doing. You wouldn't pretend to do a line of coke if everyone else was and they felt "uncomfortable" that you weren't would you?! Alcohol is just another (albiet legal) drug and I think it's a shame that those of us who choose not to poison ourselves get stigmatised for it, no matter what our reasons are for not doing it.
  • edith_t
    edith_t Posts: 109 Member
    I think that if you want to avoid the "spoil sport" issue and not make a deal out of it, order your drink at the bar and get a club soda or a diet coke and ask for them to put it in the same glass as they would serve a mixed drink. I've done this on a number of occasions when I just didn't feel like drinking or didn't want the calories.

    I think when one person in the group isn't drinking it can make the other people feel uncomfortable or judged and that's why they pressure. Faking it alleviates the pressure.

    that's a good idea, as it is hard to be the only one! thanks :)

    i'm sorry but if your friends are giving you a hard time about not drinking then you really need new friends.

    it is so so so easy to say 'make new friends'. the reality is life isn't like that, and i am not making excuses, but personally i find friendships are hard to find and even harder to maintain. no one is perfect.
  • esqueletica23
    esqueletica23 Posts: 6 Member
    yes, unfortunately, a little more than what I would like. I will have about 4-5 drinks per week. Could be a couple of glasses of wine or vodka tonic. I am trying really hard to cut back but my group of friends all drink and so does my husband. How can I cut back and still enjoy my friends company all the time?
  • Maggieq87
    Maggieq87 Posts: 400 Member
    I drink. A lot. My motivation? It's fun, I enjoy going to pubs, and to be honest, usually results in getting me laid. I'm single and young.....? Don't judge me.
  • FitJoani
    FitJoani Posts: 2,173 Member
    Yes, not nearly as much as I did when I was big, but I still enjoy embibing. I like top shelp and craft beers
  • greeneyedellen
    greeneyedellen Posts: 16 Member
    I see most everyone is saying no, so I thought I would chime in and say yes. I actually find that a glass of wine at night helps me eat less. I drink it slowly and it "keeps my mouth otherwise occupied." I prefer red wine, but sometimes drink white. The calories in wine a glass of wine are between 100-160 depending on the type and size. A little bit of alcohol is not necessarily bad for your health. In fact, a little can be good. The key is moderation, as with anything.

    If it's a trigger for you and you know or suspect you will overindulge, than I would say no.
  • Saruman_w
    Saruman_w Posts: 1,531 Member
    Nope. I'm happy without it, why start?
  • I have always loved to drive, so I dont drink and drive....but if I am somewhere were I know I can stay...I will have a few beers (Victorias) or wine (Moscato)....but this doesnt happen very often...and I wasn't a fan of beer until I had my first Victoria :wink:
  • iysys
    iysys Posts: 524
    I think that if you want to avoid the "spoil sport" issue and not make a deal out of it, order your drink at the bar and get a club soda or a diet coke and ask for them to put it in the same glass as they would serve a mixed drink. I've done this on a number of occasions when I just didn't feel like drinking or didn't want the calories.

    I think when one person in the group isn't drinking it can make the other people feel uncomfortable or judged and that's why they pressure. Faking it alleviates the pressure.

    that's a good idea, as it is hard to be the only one! thanks :)

    i'm sorry but if your friends are giving you a hard time about not drinking then you really need new friends.

    it is so so so easy to say 'make new friends'. the reality is life isn't like that, and i am not making excuses, but personally i find friendships are hard to find and even harder to maintain. no one is perfect.

    making new friends is certainly hard. the older you get the harder it gets. i make it a point to surround myself with people who lift me up not bring me down. i would never be friends with people who made me feel guilty, pressured or bad about the healthy decisions i am making for myself. i would at the very least speak with them about the changes i am trying to make in my life. certainly your friends wouldn't pressure you if they knew the place you were coming from.
  • iysys
    iysys Posts: 524
    I have always loved to drive, so I dont drink and drive....but if I am somewhere were I know I can stay...I will have a few beers (Victorias) or wine (Moscato)....but this doesnt happen very often...and I wasn't a fan of beer until I had my first Victoria :wink:

    drinking and driving is bad bad bad! excellent choice to make. i haven't owned a car in a decade. i love being a non-driver!