Becoming a person again

Discussion in 'Ages 40+' started by kees, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    Yes, all the people of the world each have there own excuse for drinking...

    I do a lot of walking and cycling. It helps a lot. And when I'm behind the computer I try to get up and walk a bit or do some work standing every let's say fifteen minutes.
    I like swimming, but pools do tend to give me athletes foot. So I'm not doing that anymore.
    That's too bad ofcourse because there's no better excercise for ones back than swimming, I suppose.

    Yes, I do get a bit lonely sometimes. But fortunately I have two friends as well in the real world. I talk a lot with them. And I'm attending a language class. For paranoid reasons I will not say in which language. :p
    (But the contacts in such a class are ofcourse quite superficial.)
  2. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    As I just said to F. I do go to an evening class. That is a nice distraction. And I do some charity work as well. That's nice too. I have some nice colleagues there. And I do some freelance work , but it doesn't involve human contact.
    Last year I did nothing and that felt really empty.
    After I quit drinking, the 1st of november, I felt a void and wanted to do something meaningful.
    I will look the book up. But ofcourse I don't have a preference for english books.
    But your suggestion is good; one can not read enough uplifting texts. (Well not literally ofcourse.)
  3. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    Hurray for the coffee!
  4. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    I call it quits for the day. Won't be back till monday.
    Have a nice weekend everybody!
  5. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    Lately I felt agitated and depressed. I felt less motivated for being pmo-free and I even considered starting drinking again at some point.
    I started reading (again) about how what I eat and drink effect my mood. I reached the conclusion that my sugar-consumption was a big problem. When I quit pmo and booze, I started compensating for that with sugary treats. I have eaten many kilograms of sugar the past months.
    Starting sunday 13-1-13 (I believe you call that 1-13-13), I have quit sugar. I feel more energetic and also more optimistic already. Even though I have a headache all day now. (But they say that's temporarily.)
    I have quit so many things now. I may need some tickers.
  6. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    Well, I found out they do not have tickers for booze and sugar yet. Too bad. Well , just the pmo-ticker then.
  7. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    I don't know if the last time I did it was on the 10th or the 11th. So the be on the safe side, I said the 11th. But keep in mind that it is probably a day longer! ;D
  8. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    I searched the site using the term "sugar". But with no results.
    I guess if I want to discuss my new obsession I will have to move to the sugarforum.
  9. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    A friend online is a paradigm, as the saying goes.
  10. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    Feeling hungry (literally), due to the green tea I'm drinking, but my sexdrive is at an acceptable level. So no rockhard boners today.
  11. Boerr

    Boerr Guest

    Hey Flesh and Bones, i will try to cut sugar and caffeine as well. I have a bad cocacola addiction, some times my cravings for coke are worst than for orgasm. I drink lots of coke since i was a child and it's totally addictive. I started considering the role that coke(caffeine to be more precise) has in my anxiety problems.

    Some months ago i stopped drinking coke but i got addicted to ice tea (Caffeine as well). I'm currently in Australia(Student Exchange) so it's more difficult to stop drinking coke here, because i always go to fast food restaurants with my friends. Anyway, i will try to reduce it now, and when i come back to my country i will try to stop it completely.
  12. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    Well, I don't know what is worse: sugar of caffeine. You're rather focused on the caffeine but I personally think sugar is more addictive and more of a problem for your mental state.
    Caffeine is not only bad. It has some good qualities as well.
    If I were you I would google "sugar poison" and "caffeine bad good" and so on. And maybe learn some more about what's worse.
    But ofcourse too much caffeine is not good. I try to stick to 4 cups of coffee a day right now. Coming from 5.
    My goal is 3 cups of coffee a day. At that point you do feel the benefits of coffee, but not so much the problems.
    But first I'm dealing with sugar.

    Oh and more bad news: fast food is also not good for you. :(
  13. fcjl8

    fcjl8 The only path for me

    With you man, trying to cut down and out on my sugar consumption.

    I try do 2 cups of coffee per day, sometimes 2 in the morning and one in the afternoon never later than 4pm.

    Stay well brother.
  14. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    You will feel a lot better once you get rid of the sugar (after the initial headaches).

    That's also my goal: 2 cups in the morning and one in the afternoon. Also not after 4. Quelle similarity.
    What are the odds!

    Stay well, Canadian almost hero!
  15. Zed.

    Zed. Steady as she goes...

    Hey F&B - interesting to read about your no-sugar mission too! I'm off the sugar too and am feeling the best i've felt for a long time. It's a pretty damaging drug of sorts I'd say and for me certainly has somesort of tie-in with pmo - at least I was eating sugary food in the same way as I viewed porn, just being totally indulgent and knowing full well it was going to be unpleasant afterwards, but doing it anyway for the quick hit of sugary pleasure! THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD!!
    As for the caffeine, try white tea - it gives you a really good clean buzz when it's made strong from fresh leaves and is about a quarter the caffeine content of coffee, without the comedown...
  16. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    Yes I drink a lot of green tea momentarily. Feels good. I could try white as well.

    Right now it's 3 pm here. Like every day the thought of taking chocolat goes through my mind for a brief moment and then I remember I quit the sweet drug.
    I feel like a different person already and I haven't even succeeded in abandoning sugar completely. (Due to the fact that I have a family, so I have to eat white pasta sometimes or chinese food. Well, strictly speaking I don't have to, but it would give me a lot of extra work to be fanatic about it.)
    The truth certainly must be told. Everyone considers so called soft drinks a healthy alternative for alcoholic drinks, but they're not.
  17. fcjl8

    fcjl8 The only path for me

    Hi FandB (kees)

    I wanted to say... that every time I read your posts and see your avatar I smile. Sheldon Cooper is one of the great characters ever created and always makes us smile! Of course I am not assuming that you look like Dr Cooper just the reference is so great.

    Thinking of changing my avatar to a more human type image. Any suggestions?

    Stay well friend, you are closing on 70!!!
  18. kees

    kees Who took the cool out of the coolidge effect?

    Hey hero,

    Actually I do look a bit like Sheldon.

    I like your avatar. It's calming. But you can choose a different one ofcourse. But the choice of that is rather personal.
    Perhaps you can also change your name a bit in something more personal and pronouncable.
  19. fcjl8

    fcjl8 The only path for me

    Congratulations Dr. Sheldon -kees. 70 days today, I am so proud for you. Was actually surprised to see that you checked in on a weekend. But happy to read your post!

    Best wishes for you and yours
    Your Canadian Brother
  20. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos New Member

    Apparently, eliminating or reducing sugar does wonder on people prone to depression. I'm looking forward to reading about your progress in this matter. I don't consider myself prone to depression (mood is usually quite stable I think) but I do consume quite a bit of sugar (2 x 355 ml soft drinks + ~4 cookies + 3½ teaspoon sugar in morning cofee / day) I'd be interested to see how different I feel without those!

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