- 08-22-2018, 04:42 AM
- 08-22-2018, 11:17 AM
08-22-2018, 11:56 AM
08-22-2018, 12:41 PM
08-22-2018, 03:29 PM
I didn't have any caffeine at all from any source for the time I was on coke, and when I went off coke, I switched to coffee and as soon as I started drinking it I was flying high again lol. Weird!
08-24-2018, 11:17 AM
Interesting study came out today. I abstain completely as an alcoholic but to be honest I’d always believed a glass of wine or something every now and again wasn’t an issue - this seems to suggest that when weighing up benefits vs negatives any alcohol consumption is bad for you....
08-29-2018, 09:04 PM
08-29-2018, 09:10 PM
Also, counting road deaths and self harm is sort of misleading as to actual health effects of alcohol consumption from an aspect of it being good or bad for an individualís health IMO. For example, having even a few drinks and then driving can be deadly, but no one is arguing that the acute consumption of a few drinks is going to have any deleterious effects on oneís health. Does alcohol have the potential to be abused? Of course, but abuse is inherently different than simple use, so if you can manage to use and not abuse alcohol, as in not over consuming it and not drinking and driving, or not drinking and hurting yourself or others, then I still donít think they made a compelling case that it is bad for you.
08-29-2018, 09:22 PM
Also, it was a purely observational study, so can at best draw correlations; it canít really prove anything. Furthermore, many of this sort of observational studies fail to address other lifestyle variables. For example, observational studies that find red meat consumption contributes to cancer often neglect to mention that people who ate more read meat also smoked way more cigarettes. It is also possible that people who drank more in this study also engaged in other detrimental lifestyle choices, or didnít do other beneficial activities, which could have contributed to the correlation between alcohol and health issues. Are people who drink a lot more likely to smoke? Are they less likely to exercise? Etc. I didnít see any of these variables addressed, but I was reading the study on my phone, so I may have missed it.
Anyway, correlation =/= causation.
08-29-2018, 10:46 PM
Bottom line... gains being damaged by alcohol consumption are blown way out of proportion. You have to abuse alcohol for days to see any serious damage done to protein synthesis. A couple vodkas or beers are not going to do ****!! Especially if you eat a good clean high protein meal before and after.
08-29-2018, 10:49 PM
08-29-2018, 11:16 PM
After a LOT of alcohol abuse over the years I have come to find it takes close to half a bottle to prioritise recovery to the alcohol damage over anything else.
At that point a Mcdonalds Double Cheese Burger meal with Tarax Coke is the fastest recovery I have found. Not good but efficient.
Walking the long road.
08-30-2018, 11:04 AM
10-23-2018, 09:26 PM
Latch onto something that inherently fades it out of your life.
Ex: I know (scientifically) that if i want to be fit, then the liver plays huge role in that process. If i damage it or hinder it in any way, then i will not be optimal in achieving my goal. I quit drinking not because alcohol was destroying my life and not because i didn't want to get drunk anymore. I stopped alcohol because i convinced myself that it would be impossible to better my body if i toxified my system and slowed crucial systems that i needed for weight loss, gaines, and physic. The whole getting your emotional state and life in order is just a byproduct.
Emotions are hard and there isn't a single human that can say they 100% understand emotions. We can't even say that we have 100% control over them. Outside factors such as people you love or that love you make it harder because the misunderstanding and they are a gateway to your emotional turmoil.
Processes are hard. Becoming sober is hard as a process. Do something you are good at. I.E. Addiction.
Being an addict is a personality trait (formed, learned, grown, & inherited). That means if you really wanted to, you could shift to a new high and get addicted to something stronger than the pull of alcohol or drugs.
All you have to decide is if that new high will be a positive benefactor on your life.
for me it was getting back into the gym. My new drug carries some similar attributes (Monthly payment, wasted $$ on that new edge, physical high, and time away from loved ones). For some people (like my uncle) it turned into building drag cars. etc. you get my point. We are good at addiction. You want to change your addiction to something new? Cool, pick something that has the accidental side effects of getting your sh** together emotionally. Hey, you still like riding the line of the law for that thrill? Even positive addictions can accommodate. If you're into working out, then blow your money on gear and get your fix. You want the illegal thrill? build a fast car or motorcycle and speed down the highway at 130 mph. As long as it gets you off and makes you happy during and after the high wears off. Good luck on your road, wherever it leads.
10 years ago, i was a power lifter then went body builder. I leaned out while i was in the military and (due to some injuries and laziness) got really fat after i got out. Current goal is to not look like a fat bag of sh***.
10-26-2018, 05:19 PM
Friend of mine mentioned he used an app on phone called ' I am Sober '. I thought what the hell ill try it.....am 1 month 12 days dry and feel better than i have in years . Dont get me wrong some days i would love a JD and Coke but i know it'd ruin all my effort so i suck it up and push on. Give it a go and see how you get on. I aiming for xmas eve as the next time i have a drink.....then the next mid year special occasion. Once that becomes routine that i only drink on those special dates happy days Ive won.
10-26-2018, 09:11 PM
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