Originally Posted by kjbrown92
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.