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Has Your Drinking Alcohol 'start time' changed on Retirement?


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when I was working full time, my 'start time'  for alcohol consumption was set at 6pm, provided I was not flying next day.  In fact, it was a family rule.   Now its 4pm and I sometimes struggle with that self imposed restriction.   Has your a acceptable  'start time' changed since retirement? 

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No always been 6pm for me, and I'll wait, it might be 5:50pm and I'm ready to start but I'll wait 10 minutes. I don't drink 2 days running either, always have 1 or 2 days off. Just my set of rules to stop me sliding down that slippery slope. 😇

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I was on that slippery slope for many years, first waiting for 6pm, then it got earlier & earlier, and later & later. 

On 1st Nov I stopped, Cold Turkey until Xmas Eve. Had a celebratary week as my birthday is in between Xmas and New Year, got plastered on N Y E, and haven't had a drop since. Plenty of home made vino available, and beer is available next door. 

Does a body good to have a rest.

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Never before sunset for me, or when Madam Moon serves dinner. Whichever comes first. And my daily ration is one beer and one whisky mac. (social events excepting) I actually drank much more when I was working than I do now.

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Occasionally have a beer with lunch or dinner. When it's Sangsom and coke, only weekends in the evening. I don't watch the clock for when I pour it, anywhere between 5.30 and 7 pm.

If anything, my alcohol consumption is half to a third of what it was 2-3 years ago.

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15 minutes ago, blackcab said:

When the sun is over the yardarm, as they say in the Senior Service.

Which was about 11am ship's time wasn't it?

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Not a clock person now retired.

Some days no alcohol at all other days who knows.

Never start drinking in a new day before sunrise.

Walk approx 50 kms a week. So enjoy a good beer after lunch.

Partial to a good single Malt Scotch anytime.

Great being retired.

Never pass morning glory.

😀🇹🇭

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1 hour ago, KannikaP said:

I was on that slippery slope for many years, first waiting for 6pm, then it got earlier & earlier, and later & later. 

On 1st Nov I stopped, Cold Turkey until Xmas Eve. Had a celebratary week as my birthday is in between Xmas and New Year, got plastered on N Y E, and haven't had a drop since. Plenty of home made vino available, and beer is available next door. 

Does a body good to have a rest.

I take a week off about 3-4 times a year, just to give everything a rest. I'm in my early 70s now so have slowed down with the drink, like many old blokes do. Certainly can't hammer it like I've done in the past. I only drink beer, keep it to a couple of big bottles + a can (same as 5 small bottles/cans) I don't like spirits or any of the Thai rotgut stuff. However, when I'm in Oz I do enjoy a nice chilled bottle of red with a spag dinner once a week, but I Thailand I don't bother paying high prices for wine.

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2 hours ago, Pilotman said:

when I was working full time, my 'start time'  for alcohol consumption was set at 6pm, provided I was not flying next day.  In fact, it was a family rule.   Now its 4pm and I sometimes struggle with that self imposed restriction.   Has your a acceptable  'start time' changed since retirement? 

 

2 hours ago, Pilotman said:

when I was working full time, my 'start time'  for alcohol consumption was set at 6pm, provided I was not flying next day.  In fact, it was a family rule.   Now its 4pm and I sometimes struggle with that self imposed restriction.   Has your a acceptable  'start time' changed since retirement? 

 

For me , i do garden duties watering etc, at 4 pm .

     Start time for me , the rewards for my labour is 6 pm, ish .

    If i indulge @  5 .30 , so what . 

    Enjoy .  We have worked hard enough , and paid taxes .555

 

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Alcohol is particularly harmful the older you get. Over  age 50 you shouldn't drink any alcohol, over 65 is very harmful. It is generally believed that there is no cure for alcoholism but that is not true.

 

Baclofen is repurposed drug that can treat withdrawal and craving of alcohol completely. Quitting alcohol is as easy as taking some pills everyday. Millions of people have been treated successfully with Baclofen.

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It shouldn't matter what time but more importantly how much do you drink? 3 small beers a day is my routine, if I go to the beach at 10 am it's beer time.

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On 2/2/2021 at 8:04 PM, Don Chance said:

Alcohol is particularly harmful the older you get. Over  age 50 you shouldn't drink any alcohol, over 65 is very harmful. It is generally believed that there is no cure for alcoholism but that is not true.

 

Baclofen is repurposed drug that can treat withdrawal and craving of alcohol completely. Quitting alcohol is as easy as taking some pills everyday. Millions of people have been treated successfully with Baclofen.

 

    You have a Kindle ??.

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The older I get the less I drink, but fine with some drink to lunch once and awhile. 

 

Last New year we decided to not drink for a year, and it was great. Now only a few drinks so far this year, and might just continue like this. 

 

Still not old, just 53 

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On 2/2/2021 at 4:55 PM, Pilotman said:

when I was working full time, my 'start time'  for alcohol consumption was set at 6pm, provided I was not flying next day.  In fact, it was a family rule.   Now its 4pm and I sometimes struggle with that self imposed restriction.   Has your a acceptable  'start time' changed since retirement? 

It's always 5 O'clock somewhere.

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