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I hate tolerance

for alcohol.

Because it means that you have to consume more to get the same high. Which translates into spending more $$, and, more importantly, to a greater negative impact on your health.

For the longest time I was very good with one strong Weyerbacher beer per evening.

Somehow, during the winter this habit has increased to two strong beers almost every evening. I need to draw a line here and maybe get back to my original habit. I really do not want to consume this many calories and this much alcohol every evening.

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polyanarch
Feb. 12th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
Tolerance
I just like the way it tastes. I grew up drinking beer socially in my family about the way most people drink soda. I wish I had more tolerance. Nowdays I drink a beer or two or a couple of glasses of wine and it makes me feel like crap. Too bad the non-alcoholic stuff tastes like donkey-sweat.
hostirad
Feb. 12th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Tolerance
What a drag! I guess too little tolerance is a problem, too, when you like the taste of alcoholic beverages.

You are right about NA products--I have never found one that I thought tasted good. Not that I have tried too many, for the psychotropic aspect of alcoholic drinks is equally important as taste to me.
polyanarch
Feb. 12th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Tolerance
When I'm thirsty, nothing hits the spot to quench my thirst like a really cold beer -especially after working all day in the hot sun. It's good stuff. When I open the 'fridge and see a can of soda or a can of beer I'll pick up the beer over the soda. I'm not interested in the buzz -just something wet to pour in my mouth that isn't just boring, plain water. But as I've gotten older the alcohol is just tearing my insides apart. Youthful excess probably hasn't done a lot of good for my liver I guess.

I miss the days when I could just drink beer all day long and not get drunk or sick -just feel energized and unhungry/unthirsty. Liquid lunch! Even a couple years ago this was no big deal. Now, not so much.
xetheare
Feb. 13th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
Blood in the Alcohol
I can understand about having a tolerance. New Years Eve, a couple of years ago, I somehow went through a 24-pack of Budweiser in four hours.

Then, there was the time when I woke up in the hospital. They were saying my blood-alcohol came back as .55%. They debated the validity of the test since most people are lethal at .48%.

I don't drink much anymore, especially not liquor. Seems when I;m by myself I lose all sense of judgement when it comes to how much I've drank.
hostirad
Feb. 13th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Blood in the Alcohol
***Whistles***

.55%? Dude, there is no way that you should still be alive.

It is good to hear that you have become more moderate.
xetheare
Feb. 13th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
But Wait.. There's More (LOL)
Ironically, it was a suicide attempt. I haven't tried since then.

If there is any reason to believe in any kind of god that would do it. It seems obvious that I am here for the long run.
hostirad
Feb. 15th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: But Wait.. There's More (LOL)
Yes, this is exactly the kind of experience that would make me suspect that a higher power sometimes intervenes in our lives. Which means that I need to hurry over to visit transtemptanon.
queenlyzard
Feb. 14th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
A whole two beers an evening? *doesn't know whether to laugh or cry* Can't remember the last time I saw my bf drink that little.

Me personally, not a fan of beer. Girly dessert drinks for me all the way (I have a major sweet tooth). Either way, I'm a complete lightweight... but then, I've never tried drinking on a daily basis, either.
hostirad
Feb. 14th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
Ya gotta keep in mind that these are strong beers, in the 9-12% alcohol range, some even higher. So 1 of these equals 2-3 normal beers. Technically, some of these are more accurately described as barley wines than as beers. To my mind, anything more than 1 strong beer or 2 regular beers right before you go to bed is going to disturb your sleep and fuel you with too many calories. (Some of these big beers are more than 300 calories per bottle).

One should be enough.
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