I'm Quitting Drinking. Seriously.

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  1. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    A permanent hangover and getting more and more out of shape has gone too far.

    Diet and exercise baby, diet and exercise for 2008.

    :weee:
     
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  2. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Umm hmmm. :brow:
     
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  3. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I wish I could quit drinking, but in the effort for more exercise this year, we bought an elliptical trainer yesterday.

    Good luck SB, hope it happens.
     
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  4. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    I should disapprove, but won't. True to roots, bro, true to roots.

    If you quit drinking, just take your ass to some Weight Watchers forum or something of the like. We don't want some sober stinkyboy here.
     
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  5. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    stoney, is that you?
     
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  6. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Checking out a couple gyms tomorrow. Spending $50 a month at a gym rather than $200 a month on booze finally makes sense.


    Thanks brother!
     
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  7. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    Good luck Stinky, but $200 a month in booze damn thats a lot. I think I spend around $25.
     
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  8. mattmatt86

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    I prolly spend about 200 aswell, It's hard to avoid drinking in college. But last year I actually went 3 months without drinking after a really rough night.
     
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  9. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    Maybe I'm just a pansy drinker. So for all you ladies I'm a cheap drunk.
     
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  10. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I'm just usually stocked. A trip to the grocery store for me is like that Nick Cage scene from Leaving Las Vegas...
     
  11. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    My roommate must be right about AZ being a hole if you have to drink that much booze to live there.
     
  12. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Your roomie's a loser if he can't find fun in this state.
     
  13. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    Well I think it has to do with the fact that when he was in Phoenix someone tried to hijack his car when he was at a red light.
     
  14. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    i got it.........go to a biker bar and order a fuzzy naval and a sex on the beach with a blow job back.......

    you will get your ass kicked so bad you will have your jaw wired,

    liquid diet and no need to drink, walla
     
  15. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    But isn't alcohol liquid? On a liquid diet I would be more tempted to drink.
     
  16. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    guess you never tried to drink with a wired jaw. it burns really bad
     
  17. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    Nope, cannot say that I have had the displeasure.
     
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    Anyone that doesn't approve of this should be castrated with broken glass.
     
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    [mr. burns]excellent[/mr. burns]
     
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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I don't know why you all can't just practice moderation.

    But since you have already made up your mind I wish you good luck. You can do it SB!

    Now me, I am a fat drunkard, but I am resolving to get on my bike more in 2008! As well as drink moer beer in 08.
     
  21. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Part of my problem is that I drink about $500-600 a month, but 99% of it is free.
    Hey, his third compliment from a woman this year!
     
  22. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Great! Now he's going to want to get married!
     
  23. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Unless he marries someone in the industry, knowing how his previous marriages went, he'll drink himself poor in a few months.
     
  24. SK6

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    It's like I have always said...AA is for QUITTERS! :p
     
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    Good luck, SB, been there.

    J
     
  26. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Good luck! I quit drinking in September (spending $200-300 a month) and lost a bunch of weight and and I'm better with my money. Nothing burns your money quicker than drunk online shopping
     
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    OK, in a more serious note, for those that quit drinking, how much weight did you lose?; just in the lack of alcohol intake alone?
     
  28. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I got a deal at 24hr Fitness last year. 4 days a week for $12 a month. No contract and the gym is a block away from the office.
     
  29. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    I was already riding a bunch while drinking, but after I stopped I lost 10 pounds in a fairly short period of time. I don't have much to lose though
     
  30. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Good Luck

    Quitting Drinking isn't as easy as just saying I'm going to stop. It takes a whole lifestyle change [and no I'm not advocating AA or any of that type of hooey]. I stopped in 1981 after many many years of living in a bottle, you have to change your entire attitude, how you spend your free time and with whom. It can't be I'm never going to drink again, the mentality has to be, "No I am not going to drink right now" everytime you reach for a drink. You need to not hang out in bars or at partys where everyone is getting hammered. Find something else to go do during the time of day/night when you would go drinking and stick to it. Good luck it's a hard road, can you stick to your guns when all your friends will say aw come on you can have one...they say that because they feel uncomfortable around you with their own drinking and it will make them feel good about their own actions if you become one of them again. In the long run remember this when all is said and done the only person who will really give a **** about you and your life is you, 99% of your "friends" will not be there for you if and when the **** hits the fan they will be too busy taking care of themselves.
     
  31. Red Rabbit

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    I feel the same way. Last night was the worst moment of my life.
     
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    Get this straight:

    It's no harder avoiding alcohol abuse at college than it will be for the rest of your life.
     
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    Word.

    My friends have all rolled their eyes when greeted with this news... One even called today to see if I was up for a bar ride. "I'm off the sauce". "Oh yea, I remember you saying that. All right, later".

    My biggest hurdle is coming home from a stressful job and hopping on the bike and riding to the gym instead of having drinks at the house or hopping on the bike and riding to the bar.

    I'm serious about it and I appreciate the encouragement!
     
  34. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Wish you luck this time el stencho!

    i know you've been down this road before a couple or three times
     
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    Good luck man...we're pullin' for ya!
     
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    Take the money you save and buy 2 things:
    Lights to ride South Mountain at night with me
    Ticket to whistler (i'm going late Summer)

    I've actually cut back on my drinking and am trying to cut out beer... i think having 3 large arrogant bastards a night has not been good for me...
     
  37. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    If you are really serious, right on.

    All power to you bro.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Whistler would be incredible. My little brothers wedding is in August, but we'll see what happens.


    Thanks!

    One day down, no problem.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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