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post #721 of 770
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Weird question for y'all... how much wine (or other alcoholic beverage) does it take for you to feel tipsy?  And within what time period?

 

Tonight is the 2nd time in 2 weeks I've had alcohol, which is frequent for me.  In a 1-hour time period (because we had to leave unexpectedly, I wasn't trying to drown myself), I drank 2 glasses of red wine at a bar a couple weeks ago.  After a couple beef burritos and while eating chips, so I had food in my stomach.  And I very clearly felt like I couldn't drive, a friend drove me to our new location where we chatted for a few more hours.   Tonight, I'm guessing I've had roughly the same amount of alcohol, with a full dinner, and I felt a bit tipsy walking.  I could do things, behave normally, but I felt it affecting me.  Say that's within a 1.5 hr window.  Is that normal?  With all the drinking problems in my family, a) I don't drink much, b) I didn't see people drink once my dad stopped, and so c) I have no idea what's normal. 

 

I will go back and respond to things tomorrow, I am tired now.  I doubt I'm going to make midnight, probably not even midnight Eastern time.

post #722 of 770

Now that I don't drink very often, yeah- 2 drinks in an hour would definitely give me a nice buzz.  :)

post #723 of 770

We have a glass of wine with dinner "regularly", maybe once or twice a week. But two glasses would make me woozy. Two glasses within an hour and a half and I'd be stumbling over my tongue and feet, even with food. One glass is my limit (and then I take milk thistle, lol).

 

Hope you all have a Happy New Year!

 

 

Pat

post #724 of 770

Being I am nearly 200 lbs and my family background of alcoholism, my answers on how much it takes to feel tipsy is probably weighted (no pun intended)...

It takes me about 3-4 drinks in an hour to feel tipsy. I generally don't drink more than one in a night, however, and only recently have I had more than one drink in a week time span (never mind the one night where I accidentally ingested enough to feel tipsy) excepting when DS1 was very young and I was still somewhat young. orngtongue.gif

post #725 of 770

ok a little sulkoff.gif admitting this with a newborn.

Today, on an empty stomach, I poured myself a very scant half ounce of gin, with some passion fruit juice.  It was very yummy, and i drank it fast.  I was so buzzed that I wouldn't carry the baby, and my plans to pick up some diapers went out the window.  What a lesson for me.

post #726 of 770

a quick google says niacin and zinc are needed for alcohol dehydrogenase

post #727 of 770

Yeah! New Year over here!!!!

Hope to be on this thread more this year. 

post #728 of 770

Happy New Year!!  I have 2 more hours to stay awake... yawn.  Oh yeah- and good call about the milk thistle Pat.  I can always tell a difference when I take it (after having a drink.)  I'm going to have a tiny glass of champagne tonight, so I'll definitely get mine out.  orngbiggrin.gif

 

 

I talked to the admissions lady at Hawthorne this morning, and she sent me the syllabi for the 2 classes I was looking at.  I think my brain isn't up for biochemistry (especially with me working so much right now), but I'm really interested in the thyroid class.  I think I'm going to do it.  The required textbook is this one, and supplemental reading is from this, this (which I've already read most of), and this.  thumb.gif thumb.gif thumb.gif   I really wish I could jump right in and start the degree, but there is NO way we can afford it.  Since Hawthorn isn't accredited, I can't get financial aide either.  :(  I mean maaaaybe if I continue working 20+ hours per week we could swing it, but that would really cut into my study time, especially when there are 2 kids here to entertain. 

 

Ok... DD has finally passed out... now I get to go watch a movie.  :)  Talk to you all next year!!  love.gif

post #729 of 770

Happy New Year's!!! I wish for all of us to be healthier in 2011. :)

 

 

post #730 of 770

Happy New Year Ladiies!  Just heading off to bed now, after getting DD and her friend off to sleep (finally)!  Yawn! Good night!

post #731 of 770

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Originally Posted by tanyalynn View Post

Weird question for y'all... how much wine (or other alcoholic beverage) does it take for you to feel tipsy?  And within what time period?

 

Tonight is the 2nd time in 2 weeks I've had alcohol, which is frequent for me.  In a 1-hour time period (because we had to leave unexpectedly, I wasn't trying to drown myself), I drank 2 glasses of red wine at a bar a couple weeks ago.  After a couple beef burritos and while eating chips, so I had food in my stomach.  And I very clearly felt like I couldn't drive, a friend drove me to our new location where we chatted for a few more hours.   Tonight, I'm guessing I've had roughly the same amount of alcohol, with a full dinner, and I felt a bit tipsy walking.  I could do things, behave normally, but I felt it affecting me.  Say that's within a 1.5 hr window.  Is that normal?  With all the drinking problems in my family, a) I don't drink much, b) I didn't see people drink once my dad stopped, and so c) I have no idea what's normal. 

 

I will go back and respond to things tomorrow, I am tired now.  I doubt I'm going to make midnight, probably not even midnight Eastern time.

 

I think a lot of it depends on your weight. My DH can drink more than I can and not be affected, but he's 200 lbs. I'm 115. If I had two glasses of wine in 2 hours, I'd be tipsy. And since I'm not nursing anybody, and it helps my compressed nerve (bad excuse) I drink. Not all the time. About once a week. But I had one lemon drop martini (1 oz. of vodka) and I wouldn't drive. I don't drink anything if I'm going to drive anywhere in the next few hours, even one drink. I'm paranoid about that. And I didn't drink anything until each of the kids slept through the night, so I'd know it had cleared my system before the next feeding (so for some kids, it was longer than others; DD1 started sleeping through the night at 4 months; ahhh, those were the days). So I got my maple walnut fudge done last night. But I waited to do the almond toffee (for DH and DD1) for today. Too much standing and stirring is hard on my back. I still want one of those kitchen floors made out of recycled tires so it would be nice and springy.

Jacq - I can't even imagine drinking 4 drinks in an hour. I'd be puking my guts out. I've always had a low tolerance. If I had 4 drinks in 4 hours, I'd be puking the next day (and in case any of you want to know, a low alcohol tolerance is a lyme symptom). For 2011, DH wants me to make a housework schedule and a bill schedule and get myself more organized. But I don't wanna!! I just want to cook when I feel like it, and veg when I don't. And clean when it gets too dirty. I like my resolutions better.

post #733 of 770
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I think a lot of it depends on your weight. My DH can drink more than I can and not be affected, but he's 200 lbs. I'm 115. If I had two glasses of wine in 2 hours, I'd be tipsy. And since I'm not nursing anybody, and it helps my compressed nerve (bad excuse) I drink. Not all the time. About once a week. But I had one lemon drop martini (1 oz. of vodka) and I wouldn't drive. I don't drink anything if I'm going to drive anywhere in the next few hours, even one drink. I'm paranoid about that. And I didn't drink anything until each of the kids slept through the night, so I'd know it had cleared my system before the next feeding (so for some kids, it was longer than others; DD1 started sleeping through the night at 4 months; ahhh, those were the days). So I got my maple walnut fudge done last night. But I waited to do the almond toffee (for DH and DD1) for today. Too much standing and stirring is hard on my back. I still want one of those kitchen floors made out of recycled tires so it would be nice and springy.

Jacq - I can't even imagine drinking 4 drinks in an hour. I'd be puking my guts out. I've always had a low tolerance. If I had 4 drinks in 4 hours, I'd be puking the next day (and in case any of you want to know, a low alcohol tolerance is a lyme symptom). For 2011, DH wants me to make a housework schedule and a bill schedule and get myself more organized. But I don't wanna!! I just want to cook when I feel like it, and veg when I don't. And clean when it gets too dirty. I like my resolutions better.


People with a different family history than I've got can clearly drink more often than I do--apparently a lot of Europe drinks daily, some of them must be on the more susceptible end re: alcoholism yet with the way it fits into their society, it seems to work.  So I figure you are more than capable of consuming wisely.  I'm not sure, if I got into the habit, that I could--so I just avoid the topic (and save the cost and calories, there are hidden motives). 

 

re: alcohol tolerance and lyme, it seems like liver function is a biggie here, and so many of these things affect nutrients and then liver function and then it spirals--in similar ways, just different root causes.

 

Shannon--oh yeah, zinc.  I'm low.  I know I'm low, and I think I'm going to be fighting that, and weird mood/motivation/nutrient issues all month.  I may be scaling back my expectations, AGAIN, just to get through these last 5 weeks, then I'm going to be done with trying to mobilize toxins, after that it's just building up nutrients and settling down whatever toxins are still floating about.  And losing weight--I have quite a bit to lose now.  It was so easy the first time, I think this time may be more challenging.  Or maybe not--tomorrow I'm going to start feeding DH right and eating a lot better myself--and somehow fit DD in too.  It'll work, I guess that's my big January goal, plus finishing with the pills.

 

Kids are exhausted--too many late nights, and they don't sleep in when we're at home, only when we're travelling (and not huge amounts then).  We've been staying up too late this week, and wow, their behavior is showing it. 

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People with a different family history than I've got can clearly drink more often than I do--apparently a lot of Europe drinks daily, some of them must be on the more susceptible end re: alcoholism yet with the way it fits into their society, it seems to work.  So I figure you are more than capable of consuming wisely.  I'm not sure, if I got into the habit, that I could--so I just avoid the topic (and save the cost and calories, there are hidden motives). 

 

re: alcohol tolerance and lyme, it seems like liver function is a biggie here, and so many of these things affect nutrients and then liver function and then it spirals--in similar ways, just different root causes.

 

Shannon--oh yeah, zinc.  I'm low.  I know I'm low, and I think I'm going to be fighting that, and weird mood/motivation/nutrient issues all month.  I may be scaling back my expectations, AGAIN, just to get through these last 5 weeks, then I'm going to be done with trying to mobilize toxins, after that it's just building up nutrients and settling down whatever toxins are still floating about.  And losing weight--I have quite a bit to lose now.  It was so easy the first time, I think this time may be more challenging.  Or maybe not--tomorrow I'm going to start feeding DH right and eating a lot better myself--and somehow fit DD in too.  It'll work, I guess that's my big January goal, plus finishing with the pills.

 

Kids are exhausted--too many late nights, and they don't sleep in when we're at home, only when we're travelling (and not huge amounts then).  We've been staying up too late this week, and wow, their behavior is showing it. 

 

If I'm high copper, it stands to reason that I'm low zinc, right? So maybe that's some of my problem too. And for what it's worth, my uncle (father's brother) died of alcoholism in his 50s (as in, all his organs failed) so I know it's in my family. DH's grandfather was also an alcoholic. So I worry.

 

I think with the holidays, everyone does too much and doesn't get enough sleep. I know my kids' show it. DD1 has been crabby and staying up late. Once school gets back in session, and the schedules get back to normal (as normal as they can be with swimming for one and basketball for another), then I think they'll settle down again. As usual, I can't think of anything to make for dinner tonight. I have a ton of food but I can't think what to make. And I bought myself an immersion blender with Christmas money, but it hasn't come in yet. When it does, I want to start experimenting with creamy vegetable soups....

 

post #735 of 770

I've got way too many addictive tendencies and addiction in my family history (and all the right genes, thanks 23andme).  Alcohol tastes gross to me, so I don't push it.

 

kathy, go look at the link I just posted on fb for meal ideas energy.gif.  And if that doesn't do it for you, try searching your ingredients within the 'food porn' group on flickr.  YUM.

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Originally Posted by Theloose View Post

I've got way too many addictive tendencies and addiction in my family history (and all the right genes, thanks 23andme).  Alcohol tastes gross to me, so I don't push it.

 

kathy, go look at the link I just posted on fb for meal ideas energy.gif.  And if that doesn't do it for you, try searching your ingredients within the 'food porn' group on flickr.  YUM.


I was just on FB. I didn't see that post. And I don't know what flickr is, but food porn sounds a little weird to me!! I'm going to make crescent roll hot dogs for DH and DD1 tonight. I'm going to see if they work with the Book of Yum rolls for us, and white sweet potato and regular potato french fries. I've got to think of a veggie too. Might just do celery and pepper sticks with a dip. Then it can all be finger-dipping food. Sort of a fun dinner. DH, DS, and DD2 just got done playing monopoly. Oh, and my nut chopper broke. The 3rd one in two years. The kind where you put the nuts in the top, and wind the little thing on the side, and they go through to the bottom. I want the old fashioned kind that just has a metal cross on the bottom and a push thing on top. Anyone know where to find one. I just did a search and online and came up empty. Those are easier to clean, which I worry about since DS can't have almonds, but I do both almonds and walnuts in it.
 

post #737 of 770

Happy New Year! love.gif

post #738 of 770

So I had crescent rolls in the fridge for DH and DD1. I had Hummel Brothers mini beef hot dogs (safe for DS and me). So I made a batch of the Book of Yum Sorghum Onion roll (without the onion/palm shortening stuff on top). I also cooked 2 Jones sausages (that are the precooked ones, safe for all of us, but made them for DD2 since she couldn't have the beef hot dogs) just to brown them. So the roll dough made enough for 24 mini muffins (1 Tbs. dough on bottom then hot dog or sausage, then another Tbs. of dough on top) and 6 regular size muffins. So I made 12 hot dog ones, 6 sausage ones (cut each sausage into 3 pieces), and 6 small plain ones plus 6 regular size ones. Holy yum man!! I put mustard on the hot dog ones, and dipped the sausage ones in maple syrup. DH said I should make a batch of the sausage ones and freeze them, then microwave them for quick breakfasts for the kids. Great idea!! We also had sweet potato fries and regular fries. And cut up celery (some with peanut butter to get DS to eat some) and green pepper. I made a dill-onion dressing out of coconut milk yogurt for my salad. Yes, I spent a lot of the afternoon in the kitchen, especially since I made the toffee for DD1 and DH today (which smelled so good..... would I be able to make toffee out of palm shortening or does the 1 c. of butter make too much of a difference in flavor?). I swear I'm making up for all that nausea of the last couple months. All I want to do is cook and eat!!

post #739 of 770

My friend's sister is too shy to post on a forum.

 

I got a little more info through him.  She says she was diagnosed as hypothyroid, told not to take any iodine, and was told that the cause was a viral infection that would clear up.  The doc prescribed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000686) and tapazol(sp?).  She didn't want to take them.  

 

She wants to know exactly what to eat and do to be healed the natural way.  Trying to form a plan.


Edited by Lady Lilya - 1/1/11 at 4:48pm
post #740 of 770

btw, does Brownstein's Thyroid book cover hyper as well as hypo?  The website isn't clear about that.

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