@PistolPackinMama Haha there is no way she'd go to an AA meeting. She won't even admit to drinking more than 2 glasses a night, OR to ever being drunk. Never mind that she has driven all of her friends and family away with her belligerent, irresponsible, dangerous, bizarre drunken behaviour.
I don't care about my father's wife, but I worry a lot about my dad. He is oblivious.
Sorry about the long text links. Those are just two articles that came up from a simple Google search. I'm not good with stats and science and stuff so it is difficult for me to get a handle on this issue.
@honey cowl Yep, unfortunately real. 2 bottles a night on weeknights. 3-5 bottles on weekends.
Question! My father's wife drinks 40 oz of wine every night. One the weekends she drinks more (often 80 oz +). She is struggling to lose weight and even had a gastric band put in. She says she eats about 1000 calories a day. She refuses to count her alcohol intake as calories, as she says calories from alcohol aren't "real" calories and they don't get converted into fat cells. She's a nurse and has convinced my father that this alcohol = 0 calories stuff is true, so now he has upped his intake as well. I am really worried as he has very poor heart health (he had a heart "incident" last year), he has gained a lot of abdominal fat, and also I feel like his cognitive functions have gone downhill since he started drinking more; his short term memory is appalling.
Anyway, is my step-mother right about alcohol being harmless as well as calorie free? I researched it online and got confused by all of the conflicting information.
@Miss Maszkerádi No! That sounds super cute. But then I really like butch lesbians.