Anyone else plan on quitting drinking(any behavior) in 2019.

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#1 Posted by Mercenary848 (11957 posts) -

I am not delusional to say, I’m not going to drink at all next year. That being said, I’m quitting drinking the way I have been. My drinking has never become a huge detriment to my life, but it has caused a lot of issues that I can do without.

Also I have an active enough life while sober that I realize I don’t need it. I’m 26 and this seems like the perfect age to say screw it, it’s just no longer something I want to deal with. My main motivation is finances. I’m making so much money now, but I want to use it for real life experiences; not just getting hazy. Lastly, I’ve been reading books and learning more about personal development; and it seems one thing a lot of people I respect do when the are first getting their crap together and attaining their goals is quit drinking.

I’ve made a lot of progress in life, alcohol is the last little anchor slowing my progress.

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#3 Posted by Mercenary848 (11957 posts) -

@black_nuts said:

Speak with Aura Superb.

Oh, wait. DO NOT DO THAT. Lol at modern day cults

Why are people with under 10 posts always so weird.

The trick to being a successful GS poster is be cordial, stay on topic, dont do any of the behavior that gets you alienated in your personal life.

This is also great irl advice, your welcome.

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#5 Posted by SOedipus (11449 posts) -

Omg it’s that craiglist guy again.

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#6 Posted by Serraph105 (33730 posts) -

I'm intending to drink less. The more I drink the more it's about flavor and the less it is about getting a buzz. Consequently I drink less at a time (about 2 shots), but more often. I intend to find some other drink with earthy flavors that's easier on the liver and, more immediately, causes less heartburn

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#8 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15995 posts) -

Never took to alcohol. Sure, I've drank a few times, even been drunk a few times. I do not like the way alcohol makes me feel like Gumby, and I prefer to keep my faculties about myself. I've seen many times people **** up and say or do something while they're drunk that they regret later. Best to just not go there.

Smoking is another issue. I've smoked pretty much since I was 13 (42 now) with a 5-year break for marriage (women, right?) I'm rolling my own cigs now with pure cut tobacco so it's not as bad as a brand cigarette, but it's still not good.

Quitting isn't going to happen in the winter, though. Too depressing what with the sun setting before 6pm and all.

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#10 Posted by Mercenary848 (11957 posts) -

@Serraph105 said:

I'm intending to drink less. The more I drink the more it's about flavor and the less it is about getting a buzz. Consequently I drink less at a time (about 2 shots), but more often. I intend to find some other drink with earthy flavors that's easier on the liver and, more immediately, causes less heartburn

tea my friend tea, also coffee. I went a week without drinking and coffee really helped. Its that rush your body really craves.

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#13 Posted by Mandzilla (4084 posts) -

I've never really been much of an alcohol person, but for sure planning to cut back on the coffee. Feel like I drink too much of the stuff, and may have a caffeine addiction.

Good luck to all of you with the new year's resolutions.

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#14 Posted by DaVillain- (36455 posts) -

I never care about alcohol drinks at all nor do I smoke. I do have a sex addiction, I keep sleeping random girls and I really want to cut that shit out. Probably in 2019, I'll look into going Sex Rehab but then again, I don't often keep my new year resolution promises either. I'll try but no guarantee if I can cut back the sex addiction.

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#15 Posted by JoPython52 (119 posts) -

@davillain-: same. I engage in far too many risky orgies and group sessions to be considered healthy or safe. I need to engage in far safer sex practices this new year.

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#16 Posted by Serraph105 (33730 posts) -

@Mercenary848: lol I'm not really addicted to alcohol, but I'm definitely addicted to caffeine. It's funny how caffeine is far less harmful than alcohol yet far more addictive.

I've never really found a tea that I like, but there is a tea known as smoke tea that I've been interested in trying because I enjoy a smokey scotch. Although it's quite expensive, but then again so is alcohol I suppose. Coffee just tastes like black bean water. It doesn't tend to have the flavors that I'm really looking for such as smoke, wood, leather, hay, peat moss, etc although it can have some flavors of bourbon such as cinnamon, vanilla, and carmel. I still drink it, but with cream and sugar.

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#17 Posted by Speeny (1622 posts) -

I’ve never been into alcohol. If I were to ever like something alcoholic it’d be either Malibu or Lemon Radler.

I guess I’d like to stop drinking less coffee this year.

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#20 Posted by Mercenary848 (11957 posts) -

@speeny said:

I’ve never been into alcohol. If I were to ever like something alcoholic it’d be either Malibu or Lemon Radler.

I guess I’d like to stop drinking less coffee this year.

Im a big craft beer guy

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#21 Posted by johnd13 (9720 posts) -

I don't really like alcohol. I may drink a beer or two on social occasions but that's all I can put up with. As a result, I've never even been drunk.

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#22 Posted by InspiredChampion (6 posts) -

yes lets all quit! pornography its soo bad and nasty and warps your mind and life!

anyway on that nte also checkout my youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDtiPRPLS2-9TXnUu1qMF9w?view_as=subscriber

i'm a cheeky boy hahah!

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#23 Posted by HEATHEN75 (685 posts) -

If anything, I didn't drink enough last year. Gonna have to pick up my game this year.

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#24 Edited by warmblur (2344 posts) -

Me personally I'm not a big drinker I like a cold one once in awhile. I use to be a smoker though quit along time ago but still have urges once in a while. But what I'm quitting is junk food and eating like a pig. I'm on a major diet and started last week I already lost 6 pounds I got alot more to go and I mean alot more to go. I let myself go really bad in the past 3 years and hate myself for it but now I'm determined more then ever to lose all of it. I was borderline diabetic nurses said. But my goal is to lose at least 60 pounds in 2019.

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#25 Posted by mrbojangles25 (43916 posts) -

I'm going to try and be more social and do more stuff. All I do now is work, eat, video games, and sleep. I do a lot of socializing at work because I have a good job with some really great people and we have fun at work, but I don't do a lot outside of work.

I've already started on my diet this year and it's going well...when I can stick to it. Weight comes back so easy, though, that's the problem. Month's worth of work undone in a weekend :( But otherwise going well.

@warmblur said:

Me personally I'm not a big drinker I like a cold one once in awhile. I use to be a smoker though quit along time ago but still have urges once in a while. But what I'm quitting is junk food and eating like a pig. I'm on a major diet and started last week I already lost 6 pounds I got alot more to go and I mean alot more to go. I let myself go really bad in the past 3 years and hate myself for it but now I'm determined more then ever to lose all of it. I was borderline diabetic nurses said. But my goal is to lose at least 60 pounds in 2019.

Best of luck to you. It's honestly the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but it feels good. Just watch out for your triggers and warning signs, and don't listen to the voice of your eating disorder. I find I generally get sleepy and bored and depressed right before I eat something I shouldn't.

It is way too easy to screw up.

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#26 Posted by mattbbpl (17103 posts) -

@Serraph105 said:

I'm intending to drink less. The more I drink the more it's about flavor and the less it is about getting a buzz. Consequently I drink less at a time (about 2 shots), but more often. I intend to find some other drink with earthy flavors that's easier on the liver and, more immediately, causes less heartburn

Something like this?

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#27 Posted by foxhound_fox (97891 posts) -

Got to start exercising more. I'm doing a more dedicated run with work now, that involves a lot less physical activity, and it's starting to show, lol. Probably just need a simple calisthenics routine in the morning while walking around the truck.

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#28 Posted by Needhealing (2042 posts) -

Never! I love my whiskey, vodka, rum, beer, wine... omg so good!

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#29 Posted by Serraph105 (33730 posts) -

@mattbbpl: lol I would definitely drink that, but no, that's not what I had in mind.

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#31 Posted by Byshop (19566 posts) -

Hell no. I'm a grown ass man.

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-Byshop

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#32 Posted by warmblur (2344 posts) -

@mrbojangles25 said:

I'm going to try and be more social and do more stuff. All I do now is work, eat, video games, and sleep. I do a lot of socializing at work because I have a good job with some really great people and we have fun at work, but I don't do a lot outside of work.

I've already started on my diet this year and it's going well...when I can stick to it. Weight comes back so easy, though, that's the problem. Month's worth of work undone in a weekend :( But otherwise going well.

@warmblur said:

Me personally I'm not a big drinker I like a cold one once in awhile. I use to be a smoker though quit along time ago but still have urges once in a while. But what I'm quitting is junk food and eating like a pig. I'm on a major diet and started last week I already lost 6 pounds I got alot more to go and I mean alot more to go. I let myself go really bad in the past 3 years and hate myself for it but now I'm determined more then ever to lose all of it. I was borderline diabetic nurses said. But my goal is to lose at least 60 pounds in 2019.

Best of luck to you. It's honestly the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but it feels good. Just watch out for your triggers and warning signs, and don't listen to the voice of your eating disorder. I find I generally get sleepy and bored and depressed right before I eat something I shouldn't.

It is way too easy to screw up.

Thank you.

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#33 Posted by SoNin360 (7078 posts) -

I never do New Year's resolutions. I just don't see the point of waiting until some arbitrary point in time of deciding when to better myself. Not trying to insult anyone who does New Year's resolutions, it's just the way I look at them.

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#34 Posted by Horgen (120387 posts) -

I would like to break the 1000 lbs barrier when it comes to lifting. With current/lifts I have done I am at 840lbs or so atm. Probably a bit lower actually(810 or so) since I stopped doing dead lifts for 2-3 months due to being an idiot while doing that exercise earlier.

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#35 Posted by Mercenary848 (11957 posts) -

@horgen said:

I would like to break the 1000 lbs barrier when it comes to lifting. With current/lifts I have done I am at 840lbs or so atm. Probably a bit lower actually(810 or so) since I stopped doing dead lifts for 2-3 months due to being an idiot while doing that exercise earlier.

Damn, you must be huge.

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#36 Posted by uninspiredcup (33269 posts) -

Yes, ordering junk-food has become habitual.

Turing into a fat turd.

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#37 Posted by Horgen (120387 posts) -

@Mercenary848 said:
@horgen said:

I would like to break the 1000 lbs barrier when it comes to lifting. With current/lifts I have done I am at 840lbs or so atm. Probably a bit lower actually(810 or so) since I stopped doing dead lifts for 2-3 months due to being an idiot while doing that exercise earlier.

Damn, you must be huge.

Nah. It's divided on 3 exercises, deadlift, squat, bench. The Mountain has deadlifted 1100 lbs alone or so.

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#38 Posted by Jacanuk (18429 posts) -

@horgen said:
@Mercenary848 said:
@horgen said:

I would like to break the 1000 lbs barrier when it comes to lifting. With current/lifts I have done I am at 840lbs or so atm. Probably a bit lower actually(810 or so) since I stopped doing dead lifts for 2-3 months due to being an idiot while doing that exercise earlier.

Damn, you must be huge.

Nah. It's divided on 3 exercises, deadlift, squat, bench. The Mountain has deadlifted 1100 lbs alone or so.

So you mean the 1000lbs is divided on those 3, so around 333lbs each?

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#39 Posted by Horgen (120387 posts) -

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So you mean the 1000lbs is divided on those 3, so around 333lbs each?

Yeah. It's more than most people, but still far from top people who do this for a living. If you work out consistently for 1-2 years, most guys at least should be able to do more than 1000lbs combined in those 3.

I don't think anyone has benched over 1000lbs. I know some have done over 700lbs. But even that is rare.

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#40 Posted by Jacanuk (18429 posts) -

@horgen said:
@Jacanuk said:

So you mean the 1000lbs is divided on those 3, so around 333lbs each?

Yeah. It's more than most people, but still far from top people who do this for a living. If you work out consistently for 1-2 years, most guys at least should be able to do more than 1000lbs combined in those 3.

I don't think anyone has benched over 1000lbs. I know some have done over 700lbs. But even that is rare.

Of course, it´s still impressive 333lbs is a lot.

So good luck with breaking it and I'm sure you will get there.

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#41 Posted by Horgen (120387 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

Of course, it´s still impressive 333lbs is a lot.

So good luck with breaking it and I'm sure you will get there.

It's impressive for bench, but not a whole lot for dead lift. Granted it's above what I've actually lifted in dead lift. If I can get a few months doing heavy dead lifts without injuring myself, I should reach 350lbs at least. Just gotta be patient.

Thanks.

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#42 Posted by johncountryboy2 (7 posts) -

@horgen: big z is the current deadlift record holder

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#43 Posted by Horgen (120387 posts) -

@johncountryboy2 said:

@horgen: big z is the current deadlift record holder

Not The Beast?

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#44 Posted by johncountryboy2 (7 posts) -

@horgen: dead wrong

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#45 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19941 posts) -

I quit my behavior on facebook and twitter in 2018.

Maybe I can quit fapping.

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#46 Edited by Fusious (1 posts) -

I don't drink, so I won't have that kind of resolution. I do have a spending issue that I'd like to really address this next year. It's been a constant struggle of mine and it feels as if I'm hooked on meth.

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#47 Posted by Jacanuk (18429 posts) -

@Mercenary848: Last time I had any kind of Alcohol that was not in a dessert was when I was a young kid, so was not drinking in 2018 and do not intend to do it in 2019.

Never have and never will like the taste or feeling of Alcohol or anything else for that matter.

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#48 Posted by CharonLoc (3 posts) -

smoking :)

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#49 Posted by goodzorr (497 posts) -

Not a big drinker, maybe have a pint of beer a month if that. I need to curb my snacking. I'm about 17 stone at the minute, which I know isn't massive but it's more than I've ever been. Christmas related chocolate (I'm looking at you, Roses and Quality Street!) have been a killer this last month :(

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#50 Posted by J_Mouse_Balls (11 posts) -

Ive been thinking about seeing a therapist for a few things.