i gave up beer

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    Jul 09, 2011 12:16 PM GMT
    hey guys...so recently I've realized that I have been drinkin' wayyy too much, especially at the pool. Beer is my nemesis! So I gave it up last Wednesday...so far it's going great! But wouldn't mind having some accountability from some RJ guys to make sure I stick with it. It's important for me to maintain a super healthy lifestyle, so I wanted to give up the beer drinking before it got out of hand.

    Anyone else up for doing the same thing?

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    Jul 09, 2011 2:53 PM GMT
    First off CONGRATS Brad!

    I'm not that much of a beer drinker.. so, that is easy for me.

    I will support you though and be there on the sidelines!

    Empty calories anyway!


  • LJay

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    Jul 09, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    Makes perfect sense. Keep at it!

    Tried cold seltzer and citrus? Prety good for the pool.
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    Jul 09, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    Give up beer?

    Are you nuts????

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    Jul 09, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    wi2sd saidFirst off CONGRATS Brad!

    I'm not that much of a beer drinker.. so, that is easy for me.

    I will support you though and be there on the sidelines!

    Empty calories anyway!





    thanks so much!! icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 09, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    icon_smile.gifYou'll be fine. As long as you're in control you need no one to hold you accountable.
  • FredMG

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    Jul 09, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    I respect you for your strenght and character. I however would never consider such a thing.
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    Jul 09, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    Teetotaling isn't "super healthy" necessarily. Medical studies disagree with and contradict each other all the time, but not in the case of alcohol. The consensus is that light consumption is actually good for the heart, especially when the beverage of choice is a red wine. A brewski now and then causes no harm, in fact might be of some benefit.

    I respect anyone who has a real, diagnosed medical issue for which the treatment is total abstinence from alcohol (could be pregnancy, could be alcoholism, could be neither.) It's no faze to stick with soda or water when I'm with friends who gave up booze by need or justifiable choice, for I value their company more than I want a buzz. Two of the parents at a wedding I'll soon attend are dry (one from choice, one from need.) Whether or not the taps will be open at the bar makes no difference to me. But I have to stop short of throwing unqualified support behind somebody who thinks they're somehow enhancing their well-being by quitting alcohol without a concrete rationale. If there's no medical or other reason - such as "I feel like I perform better in the sack without it" - I don't see the point. Over everything else, though, if somebody wants to don a halo and imagine that they're doing themselves a huge favor by not touching ETOH it's no skin off my nose.
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    Jul 09, 2011 4:54 PM GMT
    dude i need a RJ accountabilitator or whatever,

    Let's do it!
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    Jul 09, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    MuslNorganLikr saidTeetotaling isn't "super healthy" necessarily. Medical studies disagree with and contradict each other all the time, but not in the case of alcohol. The consensus is that light consumption is actually good for the heart, especially when the beverage of choice is a red wine. A brewski now and then causes no harm, in fact might be of some benefit.

    I respect anyone who has a real, diagnosed medical issue for which the treatment is total abstinence from alcohol (could be pregnancy, could be alcoholism, could be neither.) It's no faze to stick with soda or water when I'm with friends who gave up booze by need or justifiable choice, for I value their company more than I want a buzz. Two of the parents at a wedding I'll soon attend are dry (one from choice, one from need.) Whether or not the taps will be open at the bar makes no difference to me. But I have to stop short of throwing unqualified support behind somebody who thinks they're somehow enhancing their well-being by quitting alcohol without a concrete rationale. If there's no medical or other reason - such as "I feel like I perform better in the sack without it" - I don't see the point. Over everything else, though, if somebody wants to don a halo and imagine that they're doing themselves a huge favor by not touching ETOH it's no skin off my nose.



    this is true, I have read numerous studies that show alcohol in moderation is good for u.

    Interesting side note : there was a study that showed the biggest benefit of alcohol is that when its consumed most of the time you are socializing which is GREAT for your heart, so is alcohol what is the benefit? or the situation that alcohol is placed in?

    food for thought

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    Jul 09, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidGive up beer?

    Are you nuts????

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    I know, right? I am having a couple today in honor of Betty Ford.
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    Jul 09, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    I'm going to the Whole Foods Beer Store in like...five minutes to get my fix. I wish you well, bro
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    Jul 09, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    waxon saiddude i need a RJ accountabilitator or whatever,

    Let's do it!


    You mean an accountabilibuddy.

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    Jul 09, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    I love beer but drink very little because I think of it as working counter to much of my effort to avoid a beer gut. But I used to drink diet coke. One of my friends here has strongly suggested not touching the stuff and pointed to a study. I started looking for studies to prove him wrong, and found that the whole thing was inconclusive, but decided to kick the habit anyway. I couldn't imagine being without diet coke, but when I ran out several weeks ago, I decided not to get any more. Kicking that habit ended up being much easier than I thought it would.
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    Jul 09, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    turbobilly saidGive up beer?Are you nuts????
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    I know, right? I am having a couple today in honor of Betty Ford.
    You are SO bad! I'm brewing a batch tomorrow in her memory. I think I'll call it 'BFD' (Betty Ford Distillation)
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    Jul 09, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    The next thing you'll want is my cowboy boots...slippery slope my friend.
    But hey, if it will bring back the abs without having to lift my legs over my head anymore; I'm in.
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    Jul 09, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    turbobilly saidGive up beer?

    Are you nuts????

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    I know, right? I am having a couple today in honor of Betty Ford.


    Just a couple?!?!?!?

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    Yeah, I know........icon_redface.gif

    She did a lot of good for people with great health care benefits.
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    Jul 09, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    Fuck beer...take SHOTS icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 09, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    Congratulations man, though if it was IPA beer I could not be your accountability partner there icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 09, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    I like alcohol too much to give it up... But if you feel it's right for you, good luck icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 09, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    I don't think I would have a problem giving up beer (strange for a Canadian to say, I know).

    Wine, gin, rum, vodka...that might be more difficult. I'm such a lush. boozehound.gif
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    Jul 09, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    I am cutting out alcohol for awhile too, working on getting my six-pack to pop. But I know for me allowing myself a little, on occasion, of whatever I am trying to eat/drink less of helps me to stay on course. Otherwise I have this catholic guilt that says "shit you just ruined your perfect record all hope is lost might as well drink the whole case/eat the whole box"

    So last night I did have a delicious Black Butte Porter but no more beer for a week. Maybe once a week I will embibe. Good luck man!
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    Jul 09, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidGive up beer?

    Are you nuts????

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    That's what I thought before even opening this threadicon_eek.gif
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    Jul 09, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidI love beer but drink very little because I think of it as working counter to much of my effort to avoid a beer gut. But I used to drink diet coke. One of my friends here has strongly suggested not touching the stuff and pointed to a study. I started looking for studies to prove him wrong, and found that the whole thing was inconclusive, but decided to kick the habit anyway. I couldn't imagine being without diet coke, but when I ran out several weeks ago, I decided not to get any more. Kicking that habit ended up being much easier than I thought it would.


    Diet Coke should be labeled Diet Crack....very addictive. I believe it's the aspartame. It is partly an amino acid. When taken on an empty stomach, it has psychoactive properties.

    I go off and on with it. Harder to quit than cigarettes were 20 years ago.

    whhooops..DC has splenda now..sorry. I'm thinking about D Pepsi.
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    Jul 09, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    wild_sky360 said
    turbobilly saidGive up beer?

    Are you nuts????

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    That's what I thought before even opening this threadicon_eek.gif



    haha...oh i would have thought the same thing. but it's starting to become a problem for me to where i craved it way too much, especially going to the pool. plus alcoholism runs in my fam, so i really want to rid myself of beer. i'm cool with the occasional vodka soda or somethig like that, but beer has to go!