Hello everyone I'm aware of the cliche timing to start something like this but it's been a problem under the surface for years now and I didn't just wait for New Years to try something new (Although I am gonna try to cut back on so much sugar). I didn't wait for New Years to do this, it's more like I had a mental breakdown around New Years and here I am. Turned 35 last month, I've been an avid consumer of that stuff for at least 20 years. That's a 20 year bad habit I'm up against but I'm hopeful. Not a very social guy, not a lot of friends so this is where you guys come in, I think. At least to know I'm not alone. Reading other posts/stories has been a big help in gathering motivation to better myself this way in the first place. I could ramble about this for hours but I'll start off brief. I don't want to feel like a slave to this bad habit anymore, like some kind of numb-brain dopamine addict. It turns out I can fix that and I will. I've identified several things that initiate some sort of autopilot mode and I know to avoid them like the plague, other things I don't know how to handle yet. I obviously can't recoil at the sight of a woman's body like Dracula would a cross, these are questions I'll have answers to in due time. For now it's just one day at a time. If I can go one day without this stuff then I can go the next day as well.