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    Oh it's Thursday... anyway. I had a pretty bad migraine yesterday so I stayed home sick from work. Later in the afternoon I ended up doing some chores around the house so I wouldn't feel like a waste of life. Had leftover tortilla soup and played some games.  Forgot my running stuff again so I'll have to do it when I get home. Dinner tonight is "Deep Dish Pizza". 

  2. How was cigar night?


    How was the run?


    I should start running. <-- I say this a lot

    Cigar night is always fun, since I took the bike in no one asked why I wasn't drinking. I still hate running, I don't think that will ever change, but I'm running regardless. 


    Sorry for the lack of updates, been a little hectic everywhere. Things are still going good, I didn't get as much done around the yard as I wanted last week because it rained every dang day. I need to mow the lawn at some point when my yard is a little more solid. Changed my brakes on the car on Sunday so I guess that was ok. 


    Dinner tonight is Chicken breasts and artichoke hearts with a sun dried tomato pesto.  Rode the bike in today (no run since I forgot my backpack with my work out clothes in it), should be a nice ride home.

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  3. Sucks that you're under attack right now. Good job staying strong.

    Life is funny, but I guess it is nothing I can't handle




    Keep up the strong work.  Looks like you're taking care of business, and doing work, in all areas of your life..



    I'm giving it a good effort for sure :)


    Sorry to hear you're having a rough time right now, stay strong man!  

    Thanks man!


    Good job talking yourself down. Hope it gets better.

    Not easy to do sometimes, but I'm sure things will look up soon.


    Yeah, that's logical :tongue:



    Sorry about the shitacular day, but super fantastic job staying strong. 

    I'm good, just hate when things don't go as planned.


    So sorry for the lack of updates, been super busy. Weekend was packed with cleaning chores and food. Saturday was some meat slop making, Sunday I made some split pea soup with the left-over ham bone from easter. Didn't do any running over the weekend but I ran Thursday and Friday. 


    TODO: Run. Tonight is cigar night, this will be interesting as it is the first non beer cigar night I will attend. 

  4. Looks like things are goin' pretty good over here.


    I forgot it was Earth day, but I did pick up some "litter" today. There was this huge chunk of metal in the middle of the road near a crosswalk and cars were slowing as they approached it, so I picked it up and trashed it, although I maybe should have recycled it somehow.

    They are going so so, but I've had worse :)


    Um. Yum. All of that sounds awesome.



    Why are you taking down your pool? That seems like a bad idea going into summer :tongue:  But score on the scrappers finishing up for ya!

    I don't care to swim, I used to but then sometime around mid teenage years I just didn't want to do it anymore. It was somewhat older (all steel, no aluminum) and I spent hundreds of dollars every year opening and maintaining it and my wife never swam in it, so I'd rather have my yard than a money sink.


    Wednesday update time.


    Tuesday: Went for a run during lunch then had a Caesar salad, then some annoying stuff at work happened at the end of the day, which caused huge withdrawals (trixy brain) but argued myself out of it during my 45 minute drive home. Got home and was really sick of ham so I made turkey sausage and mashed cauliflower with a red onion gravy. Then I found out some family related things that really upset me (and cost me a chunk of my emergency funds). I was thankful that I didn't have any booze in the house because I would have probably consumed it all. Not a very... pleasant... day.



    Brought leftovers for lunch and did my run. TODO; Some house chores, cook dinner, try to relax. 

  5. Tuesday Morning update:


    Monday: Ran during lunch, got home and a bunch of scrappers were waiting outside to ask if they could take the scrap metal that I had from taking my pool down, (Sweet, less work for me!). Just reheated some ham slices and made some mixed vegetables for dinner. Played some games and then did a little bit of bible reading. 


    Today: Woke up feeling pretty good, but forgot my lunch sitting on the counter, boo! Guess I'll make a trip out to the corner market for something. TODO: Run today during lunch, dinner (making ham tetrazzini) and some chores.


    Happy Earth Day! (Pick up some litter on your travels today :) )

  6. That's a good problem to have.  

    There are definitely much worse problems to have :)


    I really like the ham and split pea soup from The Best Recipe Cookbook published by the folks who do "America's Test Kitchens." If you like food science and don't have this cookbook or one of the newer editions, I highly recommend that you pick it up.

    I saved the ham bone and always reserve 1.5 lbs for split pea soup, my wife loves my recipe and demands that any holiday that involves ham that I have to make it. I'll be making that on Sunday as she's heading out of town mid-week to visit family. I'll probably make ham salad, ham quiche and ham tetrazzini to use up the leftovers.

  7. Chilling out with the ice people is good.  You've got it.

    Thanks, I feel pretty strong so far!


    Monday morning update time. 


    Sunday  - Woke up around 8 a.m. and got back to the pool, finished taking down all the pieces, just waiting for the rest to drain out of the liner and then I'm going to cut it up and throw it out, metal pieces to the curb for the scrappers. Lunch was mostly leftovers while I cooked Easter dinner. The wife is pretty sick still so we stayed back at home and had a Ham (8 lbs. and made my own maple-cider glaze), mashed cauliflower, green beans and candied baby carrots. After dinner I went for a good Motorcycle ride along the lake for some reflection time, then played some video games, watched Game of Thrones and went to bed.


    Monday - Still feeling the pangs of addiction here and there, same feelings I had when I quit smoking all those years ago so I know they will subside. Rode the bike in to work because it is supposed to be a beautiful day.


    TODO: Run during lunch. Still deciding on dinner, I have 7 lbs of ham to do something with.

  8. Saturday update:


    Got up around 7 am and went grocery shopping for the week. Got most of the pool taken down and played some video games while I wait for the rest to drain. Was going to run but taking down a pool by myself is a lot of work. Making beef minestrone for dinner then probably some more games and watching hockey playoffs. 

  9. For what its worth, the fortune cookie said:


    "Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now."


    I'm not sure if that convinces me to work now, or be lazy now...


    That actually hits a little close to how I've been approaching my goal. If I drink now I'm happy now but it doesn't fix the problems that made me unhappy in the first place and those same problems will still be there tomorrow. :)

  10. Hey Caution, good to read from you again. We are all here pulling for you. Please let us know if there is anything you need, anything at all.


    You're on my prayer list.

    Hey Caution, welcome back.  Pulling for ya.

    Cautioooooooooooooooon! <3



    We're here for ya, duder.

    This Demon is on your side. Good luck man!

    Thanks everyone for the support! Lord knows I'll need it.


    Today so far:

    Normal morning, haven't been sleeping great. The wifey has bronchitis so she's having a rough go and its not easy to sleep during coughing fits.  Did some online support reading, feeling pretty good about that so far. Ran for 30 minutes at work on my lunch.


    Tonight: Making Jalapeneo and cheese quesadillas and watching NHL playoffs with the wife then maybe some Diablo 3 or Skyrim. 

  11. My personal opinion is to take the MSF or other beginner rider course. In my state that qualifies you for a license plus you get 2-3 8 hour days riding around on a small 125-250cc bike. After that, go to several dealers and buy what you like. I did that then went and bought the Harley that I really wanted and had no problem riding it. See if the dealer will let you take a test ride or go to a bike show and try out several bikes to see what you like. Just take it slow and practice often.

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  12. Midday 2: Ran for 30 minutes during my lunch break


    Evening Day 2: Had a lodge meeting where normally I'd tip a few back but I stuck with some 7-up and a handful of chips, so first social obligation was a success.

  13. Good on you brother!  Glad to see you back around these parts.  If you need anything just let me know.  Good luck.  

    Thanks, a bit busy at work but I'll try to post to peoples threads when I get some free time. Good to see a friendly bear-punching face again.


    Morning Day 2: Had a conversation with my mother yesterday and it was pretty difficult to swallow but she's the only person I wanted to tell first, I haven't went to the whole family yet, I'm not prepared for it. Not feeling bad yet, but I've gone plenty of days of not drinking before, I imagine the bad parts will start this weekend. 

  14. Hello all, been a while since I've been around these parts, I guess a little back story is in order.


    Over the past several months I've struggled with my addiction to alcohol. I thought I was in control of it, turns out I'm not nor do I think I'll ever be able to. This is something I've feared since I started trying to use alcohol in moderation over a year ago and it is going to be tough go. I have poured out all of my favorite scotches, whiskeys and beers and I'm ready for this journey.


    Main goal:


    Quit drinking


    • Tell my family - This is going to be very difficult for me, I've been the rock to my wife, mom, dad and sisters and exposing myself on this level is going to be something I'm going to have a difficult time dealing with.
    • Get a support group - Find other people to help cope with this situation, meet them regularly.
    • Do things to keep me busy - Boredom is usually what triggers me wanting a drink, time to put some plans in order for some DIY house stuff.


    Side quest:

    Get back to the gym and start over, I'm going to start by running for 30 minutes a few times a week while I battle withdrawals and then move into a 3x5 program. 


    Here's to a sober life. 



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