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[–] MrPim 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I don't do em. Most fail because of the pressure of NYResolution. So I find them pointless. Make changes when you see fit at any point in the year.

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[–] sumguy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Too much pressure on "New Years Resolutions", I stopped doing them more than a decade ago in favor of just starting a resolution when I'd decided it was time to start. You want to drink a LOT less? Start now. Seriously. Telling yourself "it's okay to go on a bender Saturday night because I'll do better starting Sunday" is just a shitty way to start out that kind of resolution.

At least you said "less" and not "stop", if you're headed out just drink 1 water for each drink (or 3/2, or 2/1 ~ whatever ratio works for you). Easy, effective.

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[–] Gamio [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well plan is to finish what I have in the house at a normal for me pace then dispose of any thats left after new years eve (won't be a lot). Then I'll only drink when I have a dam good reason instead of just whenever I get a little bored. Mainly I'm aiming to save money, maybe drop some weight and save my liver in the long run not become a puritan.

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[–] sumguy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So you really have Other goals (resolutions), it's just that drinking seems to be the central meeting point. Wouldn't it be wiser to make those other things your resolution?

I can't help with the drinking thing, I have phases where I'll go through 3 or 4 5ths (and a 5-gallon keg of beer, and several bottles of wine/champagne) in a month and then I'll go for 8 or 9 months without more than maybe a beer/wine drink twice a month. I've been like this for 20+ years and have long since stopped even thinking about it.

But if you want to drop some weight/save your liver, drink water. Seriously, buy a 1 liter Nalgene bottle and drink 4 of those a day. If you're used to buying other things to drink (pop/soda, energy drinks, etc...), you'll probably find that you're going to also save money and lose even More weight. I dropped 20lbs from just cutting out pop/soda from my diet, didn't change anything else. No real money savings for me as I got them for free at work (dot com era, we had a damn margarita machine in the office that was loaded up every Friday at lunch)...

Last piece of advice, when it's time to enjoy a drink, go for quality. Splurge on something Good and learn to enjoy the experience of consuming it and not just the effects. It's more costly to buy a bottle (I've spent over $300 on a fifth before), but you're also not mixing or slamming this stuff.... that expensive bottle will last me years. It's not the Only thing I drink, I have cheaper stuff (heh, $60~80/fifth), but I try to Always be in the moment/aware of my drinking experience. Not just doing it mindlessly.

That's sorta a hard thing to explain, being mindful, but it's been very worthwhile for me to grasp. Anyway, best of luck to you.

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[–] arrggg 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Stop being PC and speak my mind, even louder.

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[–] Gamio [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Get yourself checked once every 3-4 weeks (even if you stop) because some of the nasty shit takes a while to "brew".

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[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I don't drink, that one is easy for me.

I want to continue losing weight. Get a steady income without joining a corporate job, if I can. Get a Texas CHL.

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[–] Gamio [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Good for you, I've said my hellos to what should my last bottle of booze and intend on saying my fond farewells between tonight and new years. Shits poison, fun poison but poison none the less.

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[–] A6-EGO 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] KatHarzso 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

More like New Years revolution, amirite?!

Honestly, mine is to be as much help as I can be for my parents - they own a house now with some property, so my intentions are to build a greenhouse, an outdoor garden, buy solar panels and a tertiary source as well maybe wind but most likely a generator. Fuck this society and the way it turns us into mindless cattle, I am going to try and get them as off the grid as possible.

Edit: And to smoke more weed!

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[–] Gamio [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If your parents are pushing towards middle age I think you'd be wise to invest in teaching them automation techniques for the greenhouse. Learn a little and teach your parents the scraps needed to use an Arduino, buy the right parts and use the right coding examples to send emails / SMS / whatever warnings and help them better maintain the plants of the greenhouse, you can't do the chores forever but you can set them up to do the minimal workload for the maximum output.