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Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« on: October 30, 2017, 08:38:20 AM »
The timing on this idea may not be great, as I just finished brewing my first ever batch of homemade beer and it actually came out excellent. I have been noticing a little extra around the waistline recently though, and I know the many delicious calories of beer play a large part in that expansion.
My goal here, and I'm giving myself a finite number of days for this so it seems feasible, is to limit myself to 4 beers per week from now until Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving I think I'll probably try to continue the effort until Christmas.
I'm sure those of you who don't drink much anyway won't be impressed, but it feels like a good place to start to me. Who's with me?

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 07:15:13 AM »
Good Luck! I dont drink that many in a month.

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 09:32:10 AM »
+1

I think it's a worthy, measurable goal.  Four beers per week allows you
to enjoy drinking without packing too many extra calories.  I tend avoid
beer because I'm mostly low carb, though I'll join in occasionally if
someone offers me a craft brew.

For the non-drinkers: Please don't post in this thread about how much
OP would save if he would just stop drinking entirely.  This always
annoys me whenever the subject of coffee consumption is brought up.
I enjoy coffee that I prepare myself.  Cutting it out of my budget would
have < 0.01% effect on my net worth. ;-)

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 10:02:18 AM »
In. 

Except I'm going to put my limit at 6. I just can't bear the thought of those two lonely beers left over in the 6 pack. :D

This is good timing, as with the time change, it's pretty much dark out when I get out of work. And the weather is usually cold and rainy this time of year. The temptation to chill out at home with a beer or eight is pretty tempting. 

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 11:29:41 AM »
I am in too ! But  I want to limit to 5 12 OZ beers per week B/C I drink two 16 OZ beers and I count that as 2.5 12 oz beers.
So if I have 2 on Friday and two on Saturday that should do it.
Like you I have a larger waistline and I know it is from the beer.  I had been down to 30 beers a month for almost a year  but have slipped recently and am back up to 44 beers a month. When I homebrewed it was 50-60 FYI and I have lost 7-10 pounds since I gave up the home brew.

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 03:12:25 PM »
I"ll jump in on this. Been trying to drink less anyways.

Lets do this guys

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 03:28:36 AM »
I'm in!  I usually have about 1 a night (if I remember).

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 05:21:17 AM »
I guess it depends on what you call a "beer".  I homebrew, but make midstrength 3% beers.  I might have a 1.25 litre bottle most nights. I could have 4 of these a week?  Would that count?  Do I have to give up wine too?


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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 11:38:20 AM »
Do I have to give up wine too?


I was going to join the competition, but in anticipation of someone closing this loophole, I'm out.

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 12:13:18 PM »
Iíve been trying to drink less too. This would be good for me, Iím in! Iím going to make mine a limit of 4 drinks (beer, wine, cocktails, shots) per week since I tend to have more a problem of overdrinking wine and martinis rather than beer.

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 11:51:07 AM »
Well, how's everybody doing? 

Me? Not so great. Kinda missed my goals by a long shot.

However, I have been drinking less than usual.  So, something of a win to be salvaged. 

 

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2017, 08:12:58 AM »
Is there a way of creating smaller units? Six smaller units would seem preferable to four larger units to me.

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2017, 05:05:35 PM »
Sundowner after a conference last night. I think I had 2 weeks worth. :(

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 10:10:49 AM »
Based on epidemiology studies, people who drink 1-2 drinks/day live the longest. they live longer than people who do not drink at all. Alcohol decreases the bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol.

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 02:58:44 PM »
Well, I am certainly within your limit posted. So far, only 1 beer THIS YEAR. And might I add, it was a most delicious, and potent,  Bavarian Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock.

Might have another beer around Xmas time, thus bringing the annual tally up to 2............or not.

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2017, 04:22:19 PM »
I had been good all week then had 5 beers on thanksgiving, woops. Right back on the wagon now....

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2017, 11:45:56 PM »
I had been doing okay until my vacation this week but going back to 4 per week starting now

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2017, 04:22:32 PM »
Over these past couple of months, I've limited myself by saying, I'll only drink when I really want to, because too often I found myself drinking because I'm in a social situation and everyone else is drinking, so I make myself join in, even where I'm not all that inclined to drink.  And in fact I lost a few pounds doing this. 

But that being said, and I apologize in advance for being a bad influence, I am saddened at the notion of drinking less for the sake of drinking less.  I'm a home brewer, too, and I encourage us all to CELEBRATE all good beers.  If at this time of year we put on a few extra pounds, break out the extra-pounds-jeans and calm the fuck down.  It'll come off again in the Spring/Summer/Fall when we are more active.

I'm not very good with deprivation, am I?

I'm going out to my favorite brew pub tonight to try some new ones.  I'll be walking two miles each way to get there and get home.  I expect I'll enjoy every second of it.  :)


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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2017, 04:48:03 PM »
Longtime lurker, first time posting and signing up. Since yesterday, I am going 6 months alcohol free. Want to lose some weight, save money, be healthier, sleep better at night, less stress in the end.
Good luck on your 4 beers a week. You can do it!!

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2017, 08:46:55 PM »
Nope, never. LOL

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Re: Limit: 4 Beers per Week
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2017, 09:01:29 PM »
But that being said, and I apologize in advance for being a bad influence, I am saddened at the notion of drinking less for the sake of drinking less.  I'm a home brewer, too, and I encourage us all to CELEBRATE all good beers.  If at this time of year we put on a few extra pounds, break out the extra-pounds-jeans and calm the fuck down.  It'll come off again in the Spring/Summer/Fall when we are more active.


Thank you for reminding us of all that is good in the world. :) 

Beer is fucking awesome, and should be enjoyed as much as possible. 

But I think some of us find ourselves stuck in a rut, doing something out of habit- or worse, addiction. And we want to get back to that "HOLY SHIT THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING" sense that beer provides, rather than just some lame "i need this to wind down from my shit day at work" approach.