So there's this:
Alcohol-abuse risks need more attention in Canada, researchers say
So it looks like my new low-alcohol regime is pretty on target with 'low-risk'. Which is good. Over two months now, sticking to the new levels.
I think my body has readjusted -- sleep is much easier, and the need to sleep arrives much sooner. I feel the effects of alcohol sooner, so my tolerance must be going down. I also seem to be reducing the non-alcoholic beer, simply because it's not enjoyable. At first, the near-beer could fool my body after an actual beer -- this is not really the case anymore.
I had a glass of Suze yesterday afternoon -- there's a change in my palate as well. Much more sensitive than before. I suppose this is also an improvement.
There's still a ways to go, of course, and there will always be. But for now, things are going well.
As for the overall weight reduction thing -- it's hard to tell. It was going well there for a while, but now seems to have reversed itself. I'm not eating a lot, but I'm not eating terribly well. I'm also munching a fair bit at night, but then, I always did. If I'm not drinking, then I have to be eating nibblies.
On that score, I'm doing very well, though -- I haven't bought chips since my surgery last year, although I've eaten a couple of handfulls at parties or whatever. I miss them terribly. I also haven't had any scotch since my surgery, either -- over a year ago, now. That's also something I miss. First, I was scared away, and to some degree, I remain so. Which is odd, given that I don't have an issue with something of the same ABV, like jenever.
Anyway, things are at least moving in the right direction. I could always do more, and I'm aware of that, but... Yeah. One step at a time. And it's looking like that next step isn't too far off.