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    Registered User. tinkerbell's Avatar

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    what does moderation mean to you?

    Does it mean not drinking every day, or drinking less each day?

    for me it means not drinking every day but still getting drunk occasionally...working so far!

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    what does moderation mean to you?

    what does mods mean?

    It's too early for me to say for definite yet. I'm hoping for no more than 3 drinks when I do drink and no more than 3 drinking days per week. However, with Christmas approaching I can see it being very difficult indeed. In fact I've already slipped once in just a week!

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    what does moderation mean to you?

    Good Question

    I actually posed this question during a chat session a few weeks back. Like- 'how many glasses of wine in a 750ml bottle?'. When you search the net, you get anywhere from 4-6! Confusing, no?

    I have done two months of drink tracking on this site and I still seem to think that I am drinking too much on paper- BUT, its way less than it used to be.... so I dunno.

    Any other thoughts?

    Skootie

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    what does moderation mean to you?

    What I would like moderation to mean and what it means in my current behavior differs. I'd love to be able to drink socially - like once or twice a week with no more than 2-3 drinks per. Currently its not that - but better than it was! Tonight I had 2 glasses of wine. Usually if I open the bottle I finish it but not tonight. That's progress!

    PS - When Martha Stewart said "Fill ice cube trays with leftover wine so you can use it easily for cooking" I could not imagine what the loon was talking about. Leftover wine? What the heck is that???

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    what does moderation mean to you?

    Oh...I love that!! yes..Moderation...
    Acknowledging that there is such a thing as leftover wine.

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    what does moderation mean to you?

    What IS leftover wine??? I have never had it.......

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    what does moderation mean to you?

    Leftover wine.....an elusive substance seen rarely.

    Like the Holiday Hawk. [ame= ]YouTube - Sierra Mist Holiday Hawk[/ame]

    (I couldn't resist - it cracked me up when I saw it)

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    what does moderation mean to you?

    I've been told that one 4-5oz glass wine a day for women.

    Two glasses for men.

    Then they also say that you should NOT drink even that everyday.

    The same is true for beer, mixed drinks and all.
    If you go over this amount, they will record you as a "heavy" drinker.

    I know...........that makes EVERYBODY I know a "Heavy drinker"...
    Sorry...
    Nancy

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    what does moderation mean to you?

    This is a good question...

    To me...for now ..it means drinking once a week...
    But i dont see the point of having 2-3 glasses of wine...It would be like teasing myself...But by the same token i dont want to get blind drunk...well i do but i wont if you get what i mean..

    One 6 pack once a week seems acceptable to me at the moment...then maybe one 6 pack a fortnight...I'd be more than happy if i could stick to that.

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    what does moderation mean to you?

    Hi Everybody, what a great subject!!!

    For me moderation means always being in control and never exceeding the daily allowance allocated.

    Of course, this is a trick question because the daily allowance alters depending on which country you rely upon to determine the medical recommendation for daily allowance. In the US, the AMA actually recommends two glasses of red wine a day. However, many Europeans rely on The French Institute of Medicine because they have areas around the Mediterranean where their diet suggests longevity of life accompanied by a healthy life, and they drink five glasses a day. The French Institute recommends no more than five glasses of red wine a day. So, I vacillate between two and five depending on my schedule and my ability to maintain control of my faculties. But I do limit my drinks mostly to the recommended red wine, though I do slip in a glass of Kendall Jackson Chardonney or a high quality white merlot from time to time.

    Scootiemom, the reason it varies between 4 to 6 glasses is that the recommendations vacillate between four and six ounces per glass. The standard wine is 6 oz., which would be four glasses, but in some venues (like Weight Watchers) they measure the wine in four oz. increments (2 points a glass). If you follow the 4 oz., a bottle of wine houses 6 glasses I know this because if you buy the little bottles of Sutterr Homes, there are four 6 oz. bottles of wine (24 oz./.750 ltrs). And finally, a lot of times if as couples you drink a bottle of wine, you usually measure the first two out as five ounzes, so the last glass is about half of what you've been drinking, so it averages out to 2 1/2 glasses for each person per bottle, so it comes out to about 5 glasses in a bottle.

    While five glasses of wine may seem like a lot, I think it depends on the circumstances. For me, if it is spaced out and accompanied with the right foods, I really believe that it is healthy, but I do think it is important to accompany drinking with the recommended nuitritional diet for people who drink red wines. It is also a lot less than I drank before I started this program. What I am finding is that I am slowly changing my drinking HABITS, and that has been extremely helpful. I no longer drink when I am cooking, with the exception of the last minute preparations before dinner. With the amount of cooking that I do, this has been a major positive impact. I also have stopped drinking because I'm stressed -- I take a relaxing aromatherapy bath with some kind of mint tea. And I stop drinking at least two hours before I go to bed. These things have had a major positive change in my life and have made a real difference.

    So, while I don't make my goals everyday, I make them most days. For me, the AF days do not work, as then the drinking days wind up being a binging process that is worse than drinking every day. Of course, there is no one way to tackle this girilla and I have learned much from the shared information here.

    MM

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