My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Auto Pilot

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  1. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    Hi All

    We all need to acknowledge our successes, however miniscule, along the way.

    Alcohol - Nineteen years
    Credit cards - nine years
    Social media - five years
    Gambling - one year
    Sugar - nine months
    Rage - one week
    Porn - three days
    YouTube - three days
    Reddit - three days
    PMO - see below

    Love to all.
     
  2. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    I must say that getting off sugar, which I embarked on as a result of effort to get off PMO, has had a profound effect on me. I'm experiencing some pretty profound life changing experiences, which trace back to my getting off PMO.
     
  3. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

  4. 40New30

    40New30 Keep going

    Yo, almost coming up on the 1 year anniversary. :)
     
  5. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    Have not been exercising since we brought home the dog last month. Made it to the gym today though!

    Looking to get back in the saddle with my morning workouts. That's my new mountain to climb.

    Also read YBOP today.
     
  6. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    Need to go running tonight. Ugh! Don't want to. Know that it's good for me.

    Did my morning meditation and read YBOP this morning.

    Love to all.
     
  7. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

  8. 40New30

    40New30 Keep going

    Meditation...need to get on it more myself. Yo.
     
  9. Musicman 2.0

    Musicman 2.0 This is not a sprint, but rather a marathon...

    Sup G, hope all is well. We're closing in on a year since we started this thing, and your streak is still going. Congrats bro!

    40, I Couldnt agree more.
     
  10. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    Y0.

    This blog is helping tremendously. It continues to do so. Meditated and read YBOP this morning.

    Alcohol - Nineteen years
    Credit cards - nine years
    Social media - five years
    Gambling - one year
    Sugar - ten months
    Rage - two months
    Porn - one day
    YouTube - three days
    Reddit - zero days
    PMO - see below

    Assuming I make it to one year, it will be a messy finish line. That's life.

    My experience has been: early milestones are almost always messy.

    Love to all.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017
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  11. FreakyButPractical

    FreakyButPractical it isn't personal

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  12. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

  13. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    I need to turn to guided meditation, rather than reddit.com, to address stress.

    Being informed is overrated.

    Alcohol - Nineteen years
    Credit cards - nine years
    Social media - five years
    Gambling - one year
    Sugar - Eleven months
    Rage - two months
    Porn - one week
    YouTube - one day
    Reddit.com - zero days
    PMO - see below
     
  14. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    Made it! Hooray!

    Alcohol - Nineteen years
    Credit cards - nine years
    Social media - five years
    Gambling - one year
    Sugar - Eleven months
    Rage - two months
    Porn - eleven days
    YouTube - one day
    Reddit.com - zero days
    PMO - one year

    Amazing! Totally worth it.

    Love to all.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017
  15. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    Yo.

    Love to all.
     
  16. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    It's great to know that I'm not alone.
     
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  17. 40New30

    40New30 Keep going

    One year. Celebrate the milestone! I'm right behind you.
     
  18. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    A new focus of my porn recovery is finding new activities to at least replace what PMO used to provide me. The new activities need to at least provide me with exactly the same level of stimulus response that PMO used to provide, or better. These activities are out there. I just need to find them all.

    I need to create a list. Wish me luck!
     
  19. Billy B.

    Billy B. PMO is NOT an option!

  20. Gabriel1960

    Gabriel1960 Self-Actualization Rocks!!!

    My therapist threw cold water on my trying to replace porn with some other type of highly stimulating activity. He is saying that leads to all kind of pitfalls and problems (injuries related to boxing or skydiving). He suggested to remain the course with the meditation approach.

    Currently working on my OCD and ADD related to porn, and having a lot of success!

    Love to all,

    Gabriel
     
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