How much do you drink, honestly?

How much do you drink, honestly?

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Dr Interceptor

5,602 posts

144 months

Monday 11th February
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Well good news... I've managed to fall out of love with my local.

There's a new bar boy in there who really irritates me, so tonight is the night, I will not be going to the pub after work.

Gym is the plan, but I also need to get to Costco to stock up the work kitchen, so we'll see.

The revolution starts now.

Shuvi McTupya

23,222 posts

195 months

Monday 11th February
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GT03ROB said:
As I explained to Welshie that s not really the situation I'm talking about. I'm thinking more of the go for a pub lunch with a friend where you have the one, that becomes two, continues or If you are at home on your own or with the other half & it's just not possible to have one glass of wine, without it becoming one or two bottles.
That is the sort of drinker I always was. I have knocked it on the head now and hardly drunk anything for the last two years. I bought a bottle of port for myself at xmas as a little treat and started sipping away while i was doing the xmas dinner. By the time i put the food on the table most of the bottle was gone. I couldn't stay awake after dinner and not had a drop since.







227bhp

9,831 posts

76 months

Monday 11th February
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Shuvi McTupya said:
GT03ROB said:
As I explained to Welshie that s not really the situation I'm talking about. I'm thinking more of the go for a pub lunch with a friend where you have the one, that becomes two, continues or If you are at home on your own or with the other half & it's just not possible to have one glass of wine, without it becoming one or two bottles.
That is the sort of drinker I always was. I have knocked it on the head now and hardly drunk anything for the last two years. I bought a bottle of port for myself at xmas as a little treat and started sipping away while i was doing the xmas dinner. By the time i put the food on the table most of the bottle was gone. I couldn't stay awake after dinner and not had a drop since.
I have this little picture in my mind of you curled up asleep by the side of the cooker.

Edited by 227bhp on Monday 11th February 16:52

Shuvi McTupya

23,222 posts

195 months

Monday 11th February
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227bhp said:
I have this little picture in my mind of you curled up asleep by the side of the cooker.
Nearly! I was nodding off at the table..

Welshbeef

38,405 posts

146 months

Monday 11th February
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Shuvi McTupya said:
That is the sort of drinker I always was. I have knocked it on the head now and hardly drunk anything for the last two years. I bought a bottle of port for myself at xmas as a little treat and started sipping away while i was doing the xmas dinner. By the time i put the food on the table most of the bottle was gone. I couldn't stay awake after dinner and not had a drop since.
Good man.
That sort of drink is for special occasions I’d wager you don’t do it that often previously so I’d not be worried in the slightest.
Why we’re you not on the advocar/snowballs as well.

A good port is hard to stop in my experience rarely would I do it solo/never actually but with a few oh yes and many bottles of

Dr Interceptor

5,602 posts

144 months

Monday 11th February
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Mission avoid the pub and go to the gym accomplished. Same again tomorrow.

Stood on the scales and got a bit of a shock, I’m up over 21st.

gregs656

4,309 posts

129 months

Monday 11th February
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Dr Interceptor said:
Mission avoid the pub and go to the gym accomplished. Same again tomorrow.

Stood on the scales and got a bit of a shock, I’m up over 21st.
Nice one.

stargazer30

1,188 posts

114 months

Monday 11th February
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Turn7 said:
stargazer30 said:
Quit 2 weeks ago after reading Allan Carr’s book. So far so good. Only problem is you can’t unlearn stuff so it’s hard looking at family who all drink the same way?!
Could you remind me which boook this is please ?

Asking for a friend....... wink
The easy way to control alcohol.

Welshbeef

38,405 posts

146 months

Monday 11th February
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Dr Interceptor said:
Mission avoid the pub and go to the gym accomplished. Same again tomorrow.

Stood on the scales and got a bit of a shock, I’m up over 21st.
What height are you? And age?

Dr Interceptor

5,602 posts

144 months

Monday 11th February
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Welshbeef said:
Dr Interceptor said:
Mission avoid the pub and go to the gym accomplished. Same again tomorrow.

Stood on the scales and got a bit of a shock, I’m up over 21st.
What height are you? And age?
I’m 35, and 6ft5...

Welshbeef

38,405 posts

146 months

Monday 11th February
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Dr Interceptor said:
Welshbeef said:
Dr Interceptor said:
Mission avoid the pub and go to the gym accomplished. Same again tomorrow.

Stood on the scales and got a bit of a shock, I’m up over 21st.
What height are you? And age?
I’m 35, and 6ft5...
I’m hovering around 100kg give or take 6’2” a few times I’ve somehow got up to 120kg but without doing anything back to the prevailing average of 100kg. I think Cider is a bit of a weight gain drink - like for like its far worse weight wise than ale/beer.

Brother D

2,390 posts

124 months

Monday 11th February
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I was travelling the first half, so probably a little more than usual - this was slightly over what I normally drink

Sunday 2 Large glasses of wine, 1 Pint
Saturday 4 Cocktails, 5 Pints, 3 Small Cans
Friday 1 Pint, 4 Small Cans
Thursday - 0
Wednesday - 4 Glasses of Wine
Tuesday - 2 Glasses of Wine
Monday - 2 Glasses of Wine
Sunday - 0
Saturday - 7 small cans, 2 G&T, 1 Bottle beer
Friday - 4 G&T, 1 Wine
Thursday - 3 Cocktails
Wednesday - 2 Glasses of Wine
Tuesday - 3 Pints
Monday - 4 G&T, 2 Glasses of wine.

Currently over 100Kgs, but work out 1-2 hours 7 days a week so look (outwardly) fit.

Seeing it in black and white I think I'd best cut out 4 days a week...

Welshbeef

38,405 posts

146 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Brother D said:
I was travelling the first half, so probably a little more than usual - this was slightly over what I normally drink

Sunday 2 Large glasses of wine, 1 Pint
Saturday 4 Cocktails, 5 Pints, 3 Small Cans
Friday 1 Pint, 4 Small Cans
Thursday - 0
Wednesday - 4 Glasses of Wine
Tuesday - 2 Glasses of Wine
Monday - 2 Glasses of Wine
Sunday - 0
Saturday - 7 small cans, 2 G&T, 1 Bottle beer
Friday - 4 G&T, 1 Wine
Thursday - 3 Cocktails
Wednesday - 2 Glasses of Wine
Tuesday - 3 Pints
Monday - 4 G&T, 2 Glasses of wine.

Currently over 100Kgs, but work out 1-2 hours 7 days a week so look (outwardly) fit.

Seeing it in black and white I think I'd best cut out 4 days a week...
Given you know the %abvs of those drinks what does it make in old fashioned units averaged out a week?

Dr Interceptor

5,602 posts

144 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Welshbeef said:
I’m hovering around 100kg give or take 6’2” a few times I’ve somehow got up to 120kg but without doing anything back to the prevailing average of 100kg. I think Cider is a bit of a weight gain drink - like for like its far worse weight wise than ale/beer.
It's cider that does it for me... I tend to either drink cider (Thatchers Dry, or Hazy Hog), really citrus american style IPA's, or G&T or vodka and coke (zero).

I stood on the scales this morning, and its almost bang on 21st / 133.5kg.

I look much healthier around 17st/105kg, so have a bit of work to do.

227bhp

9,831 posts

76 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Dr Interceptor said:
It's cider that does it for me... I tend to either drink cider (Thatchers Dry, or Hazy Hog), really citrus american style IPA's, or G&T or vodka and coke (zero).

I stood on the scales this morning, and its almost bang on 21st / 133.5kg.

I look much healthier around 17st/105kg, so have a bit of work to do.
It's the amount of sugar they put in commercially available cider.

Welshbeef

38,405 posts

146 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Dr Interceptor said:
It's cider that does it for me... I tend to either drink cider (Thatchers Dry, or Hazy Hog), really citrus american style IPA's, or G&T or vodka and coke (zero).

I stood on the scales this morning, and its almost bang on 21st / 133.5kg.

I look much healthier around 17st/105kg, so have a bit of work to do.
I’d bet in 12-18 months time if you stopped drinking cider but retained the equivalent level of beer your weight would drop

Shuvi McTupya

23,222 posts

195 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Dr Interceptor said:
I look much healthier around 17st/105kg, so have a bit of work to do.
Don't take this the wrong way but it is not surprising that you don't look your best at your current weight.

I am 50, 6ft and currently bang on what the NHS considers to be the 'right weight'. You are 2 stone shy of weighing twice what I do!

Most people would probably describe me as a bit skinny these days thoughsmile

FocusRS3

3,124 posts

39 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Shuvi McTupya said:
Don't take this the wrong way but it is not surprising that you don't look your best at your current weight.

I am 50, 6ft and currently bang on what the NHS considers to be the 'right weight'. You are 2 stone shy of weighing twice what I do!

Most people would probably describe me as a bit skinny these days thoughsmile
I'm also 50 and 6ft 1 weighing 13st 4lbs.....How does that compare ?

Welshbeef

38,405 posts

146 months

Tuesday 12th February
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FocusRS3 said:
I'm also 50 and 6ft 1 weighing 13st 4lbs.....How does that compare ?
How much do you drink??

FocusRS3

3,124 posts

39 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Welshbeef said:
How much do you drink??
i'd say 2 bottles of wine a week