Quitting drinking completly? Is this weird?

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    Feb 16, 2010 4:58 AM GMT
    I’m finding lately that more and more, beer has a taste that makes me want to just puke. It doesn’t matter what brand it is anymore, it just no longer seems palatable. Beer, and every other kind of alcohol it seems. Shots, mixed drinks, beer, it all has lost its appeal.

    I was wondering, is there anyone else out there that’s quit drinking not because they had a problem with it, but because they didn’t like it anymore?
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:02 AM GMT
    That happened to me just before christmas,never happened to me before.Just the smell of alcohol revolts me.Kinda weird huh.At least I know I'm not the only one it has happened to.I hope it doesn't last long.
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    I've never had a drink I've enjoyed. OTOH, I am a weird person, so maybe you should find my example discouraging.
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:08 AM GMT
    is only weird if u stop drinking and wake up with hangovers the next day....then u gotta wonder wtf is wrong with u....other than that is only weird if u stop drinking and have visions of virgins waiting for u at the pearly gates...or some shit like that ....lolz
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    I find that the older I get, the more alcohol turns me off. In fact, giving up alcohol for Lent has gotten MUCH easier for me over time.

    Wish I could say the same for sweets. icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:11 AM GMT
    Listen to your body buds. If alcohol doesn't work for you walk away. It will save you all those lost mornings and days hung over and all those empty calories and the risk of addiction. Then there's the bar tabs. They can be real! I tallied up mine for a couple months running and got depressed.
  • vindog

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    Feb 16, 2010 6:11 AM GMT
    I've stopped drinking in order to stay focused for a big event coming up in my life. I don't miss it, and the definition my body is showing is worth it.

    I don't think it's weird, sometimes our bodies just do things like that.

    I'll tell you though, Makers Mark smelled REALLY good a week ago.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Feb 16, 2010 6:24 AM GMT
    I went through a patch this past fall where everytime I took a sip of alcohol I wanted to gag and if it was vodka it only took the smell of it to make me nauseous.

    However, I got over it and went on a binge friday....however, my hangovers keep getting worse and worse over the years. I miss when I was 18 and drank 3 nights in a row with absolutely no hangover. I cant drink two nights in a row anymore AT ALL
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    i quit drinking the day after i graduated high school... july 2nd 2006.

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    Feb 16, 2010 6:44 AM GMT
    count yourself lucky. Maybe your body is trying to tell you something. Just an interesting note though, I had an ex who went on an anti-depressant (wellbutrin) and he totally lost his taste for alcohol. He did not expect that. And he was a borderline alcoholic. Apparently wellbutrin has anti-addictive properties.
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:48 AM GMT
    Not a bad thing at all. I've given up the booze for Feb (raising money for youth alcohol abuse programs) and find I quite enjoy it.

    The older I get the more I hate wasting days hung over. I still like a drink but just in moderation. I love bouncing out of bed on a Sunday morning for a row or a run instead icon_smile.gif Unless I'm otherwise occupied.
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    I have several friends who don't drink, some because they just don't like it, some because they are allergic, others because they are sober. When I started asking around, I was actually very amazed at how many people there are including public figures and local celebrities who don't drink.

    The most common issue I've heard from my friends who don't drink is the way others react to them choosing not to.
    The truth about people who take issue with you not drinking is; they are the ones with the issue, not you.
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:55 AM GMT
    dkenney25 saidI’m finding lately that more and more, beer has a taste that makes me want to just puke. It doesn’t matter what brand it is anymore, it just no longer seems palatable. Beer, and every other kind of alcohol it seems. Shots, mixed drinks, beer, it all has lost its appeal.

    I was wondering, is there anyone else out there that’s quit drinking not because they had a problem with it, but because they didn’t like it anymore?


    Haha, you're lucky... I wish I hated booze. However, me and booze are best friends.
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    Feb 16, 2010 7:52 AM GMT
    Your body will reject all sorts of foods from time to time. Go with it -- it knows what's best for you. Take the opportunity to do a liver cleanse while you're at it. Why not?! You might find that after some abstention and cleansing, you'll be able to drink like you did at 18 again! (But that will take you back to where you are now eventually...)
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    Feb 16, 2010 8:01 AM GMT
    I never enjoyed the taste of beer or alcohol and I'm hypersensitive to it. Go figure.
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    Feb 16, 2010 8:15 AM GMT
    Satyricon331 saidI've never had a drink I've enjoyed. OTOH, I am a weird person, so maybe you should find my example discouraging.

    Glad to know I'm as weird as Satyricon.

    Well, almost. I have had a sip of wine here and there, and a little bit of liqueur (e.g. Chambord, Frangelico, Sabra or Mozart) on a dessert can go a long way.

    It's odd how American society is so Puritan in some ways and yet has such a drink-oriented culture, too.
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    Feb 16, 2010 8:29 AM GMT
    I'm not giving it up because I dislike the taste.

    I've stopped drinking all together to save on my sanity, my health, and more so on my pocket book.

    I'm a month and some days sober, and it's getting easier all the time.

    Edit: this made it sound like I had a drinking problem. I did, but it wasn't the typical case study. When I would go out and drink It would be nuts, but these trips were separated by at least a week of not drinking.
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    Feb 16, 2010 9:07 AM GMT
    i am really drunk rght now and this sueems like a bad idea. sooooo you don't have six pack abss. dont worry someone will fuck you. RJ posts are retarded- a circus of human misery. stop bitching and get shit done! who cares what some internet friends think. sack up!
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    Feb 16, 2010 9:42 AM GMT
    ^

    Ahh, the wonders of youth.
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    Feb 16, 2010 12:43 PM GMT
    This thread is so depressing. I think I need a drink.
  • jonwaltglat

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    Feb 16, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
    You know, it's something I actually thought about recently. For me, it isn't the taste factor, but the health issue. I feel like after having a night of drinking, my body is just so rundown for DAYS after. Obviously I understand the hangover, but it just has been recently that I have been noticing more drastic body issues (just achy muscles and joints and such). I have really though about quitting, but it's difficult at my age when all my friends want to do is drink. I may just cut back on it a lot.

    Sorry. I think my response brings up a whole new topic here.
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    Feb 16, 2010 1:13 PM GMT
    Well, I did quit drinking because I had a problem with it, but it lost its appeal long before then. At least you're lucky that you know now that it's not appealing and can decide to stop.

    But to answer your question, I honestly think it's not weird at all.
    I mean, hey.... people change.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 16, 2010 1:15 PM GMT
    I never started drinking and I never thought it was weird. If others do, its their problem.
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    Feb 17, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    I only ever drink for special occasions. Granted I'm not supposed to drink, but I only drank 4 times in 2009, and all of those times I got completely trashed. The worst was my birthday this past December (I turned 19), it was insane.

    Oh and also, the morning after each of those times, I promise and swear to myself I won't ever drink anymore. But the opposite ends up happening, and it seems like I try to out do myself from the last time.
  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 17, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    dude
    something is terribley wrong with you!
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