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  1. @BooksandTreesThanks man, I appreciate your friendship too.
  2. This is my see you again letter Positive: I feel like I've gotten a lot of good out of being here on gamequitters. I found hope and inspiration to quit gaming when I felt hopeless. I met cool people and we helped each other. I was loved and supported when the waves were rocky and the weather all a storm. I learned to focus on the positive because it will cause you to live longer. I learned about how to go about romancing a woman. I found strength and motivation to pursue my goals especially when it comes to abstinence from substances, masturbation, gaming, scratching my skin, sexual thoug
  3. Hey Johebe, great job with all the progress you made. How you changed your thought from negative to positive about people who give 100% was amazing. Wim Hof says if you give it all you'll get it all. Of course I'd add take time to rest and do nothing. If you want some ideas for how to increase your strength to resist gaming let me know. I can offer options that will help. Keep up the good work.
  4. Positive: I have made contact with an author I like and am modeling my first ebook after. And she has been very nice to me and is actually beginning to mentor me in writing and publishing a book. Her ideas are to get a website going which I was already thinking about doing. And sending out a newsletter or a blog. IT's pretty cool. She's into yoga too and meditation spirituality prayer . . . Now that I'm doing better I'm so much more like enthusiastic and happy and laughing singing seeing things as beautiful. I'm practicing 'good enough'. It's actually pretty funny and liberating. I don't feel
  5. Positive: I'm getting better. Slowly but it's happening. I'm practicing living in the possibility not the probability. It's from a decent book I read called Om Freely free ebook. It inspired me to write a short ebook of my own. I'm taking a break from writing the ebook though so I can continue practicing the tenets of my own book. Eventually I'll be so well versed in them myself that I'll be bale to better explain them and they'll have a better energy to them so people will feel good when they read it. Just a short something like 30 lessons about 5 sentences each or less. What's that like 1-2k
  6. Positive: My mom says I look to be walking better. The interesting thing is she said that the day after I tried doing a visualization I learned from the book use your mind to heal your body. So maybe it's working? I'm continuing to visualize like they said to. I smiled at Vipassana I accomplished doing wim hof breathing I am grateful for WHM, vipassana, and loving kindness. Good luck
  7. Positive: I'm practicing reciting the buddhist 5 precepts and 10 virtues. It's been helping. I even got a client to meditate on energy and determination with me to help us go achieve our goals. Hopefully he uses it in a positive way. Hehe not like , 'I'm super determined to eat burger kind everyday.' Sorry no offense to BK it's just not that healthy I htink. Mom's still making me food, she said I look like I'm walking better today. I'm beggining my journey to memorize and recite the 8 limbs of yoga. I'm starting small by just memorizing one each day and thinking about it for a little bit inste
  8. I've been ordering food a lot lately too. I gotta get some boar's head turkey and make sandwiches. I can probably do it. Yeah those compound movements are good. I enjoy working on my pull ups but I'm trying to make sure not to get carried away as I can often get a rush from the exercise and want to go do too much. So, I guess I'll like just note the feelings as they come up for a bit after I finish the workout. Yeah those goals are pretty lofty although I do hope to achieve them. I am just trying to simply and make baby steps.
  9. @RealworlderThanks. About 5lbs to go. just trying to get there gradually. Ya Idk I'm trying out a new meditation timer app. I'll see how comfortable I feel with it. Gratitude: I'm grateful for my spiritual friends I talk to. I was struggling a lot with affirmations, but now I'm dialing back the intensity a lot. Trying to start small, baby steps and simplify. So I guess I'm grateful for affirmations. Idk if I'll be able to do them but I'm resting in the possibility that I'll actually make some headway with them and do better. I'm generally better at visualizing myself thinking/speaking the
  10. Just think 'Stop hurting/harming yourself.'
  11. For sure man. Find a meditation that works for u.
  12. Today I'm grateful for lionsroar.com which has provided me with some useful articles with which to help me out. Also for just doing a little bit at a time. The Buddha said if you practice just a millisecond of metta each day that would pay off your debt to society for living as a monk or nun. So I'm practicing going small instead of going big all the time like I used to. I'm a lot like excess from The Flash who kept going big just for the sake of going big to try to impress her dad. I like XS. She eventually learned to slow down.
  13. Hey good job with the goals I read. Those all look good to mee. Uhm you can like practice some form of meditation and or connection with a higher power in order to overcome your hunger pangs as you do calorie restriction/portion control. Also you could try out thinking about Christian Bale who lost like a ton of weight for his role in teh machinist. He said, 'When I felt hungry I just read.'
  14. Love that superhero quote. Also this bottom line is good. AA they say don't have any reservations like going back to the addiction once you're retired. I mean if you think about it. There are two lives for you at retirement. One where you don't do much other than game and all the things that you've worked for decades to build in your sobriety fall by the wayside. And one where you can keep going with the momentum you build up. One filled with loving connections with people you deeply care about. And passions that make you feel more fulfilled and positive about yourself than gaming ever did. Th
  15. Learning to dance to house and edm is awesome. Makes me want to shuffle right now! And save money and go rave and dadadaada. No drugs though. Good job finding replacement behaviors keep up the effort
  16. Gratitude Journal grateful for you and everything I talk about here: Today I'm very grateful for the Buddha and Quan Yin who have been helping me meditate. I'm grateful for my meds which have helped me feel a lot better and I'm also doing a DBT skills for people with psychosis workbook which is helping me already with meditation and Im' only 88 pages in (300 total). I look forward to getting through all of it and checking out the section on how to get along with people which Icould really use. It's common for people with psychosis to withdraw from life especially people. Which is a challe
  17. Positive: I meditated this morning for an hour. I was planning to only do 30 minutes. But my meditation timer only seems to work when the screen is on. So the screen has to be on the whole time draining battery while it plays an animation of the world rotating in order for the bell to sound when the timer goes off. Otherwise it just doesn't make any noise if you lock the screen. So that's kind of a bummer. Maybe I can find another app that works better. This one was strangely working for a while but now it's stopped so that's too bad. I woke up 2 hours earlier than usual today. I don't kn
  18. I appreciate your concern. But I think I'm doing alright. You've got to eat less to lose weight. I'll try not to lose the weight too quickly like you suggest so my body is still getting enough nutrients and maybe eat a little more than I have been. I just want to have abs again like I did before I got on the medications and I weighed around 165. My goal is to at least be able to do yoga. But I would also like to work sumo deadlift, pull ups and hammer curls into the picture. Maybe dips too. And crunches. Although I really would like to do this exercise where I hold myself at the top of a pull
  19. @RealworlderYeah I'm trying to just put more effort into meditating and see if I can manage without the drugs. I'm down to one crutch now. The knee is a little sore at times but seems to be holding up pretty well with the added weight. I got shoulder exercises to do now to stabilize my shoulders. Once I'm able to walk again I'll probably be able to do yoga again too. Walking I'd say 2 weeks chatturanga and yoga maybe 4. Positive: My mindfulness meditation is going good. It's been really difficult to do it, but I'm like pushing on through and it's going pretty well. I can pray and sing aga
  20. I don't know about calories. I'm just trying to eat half of what a normal meal would have been for me. I read a book that mentioned portion control and their tip was 'eat half' so I think think that when I'm eating. Or if I eat a somewhat heavy lunch I just do no dinner. I am trying to lose weight so I don't mind eating less. I'm keeping it at around 2 meals or 3 small meals a day. Fruit for snacks are allowed.
  21. @RealworlderWe'll see I'm on wait to see an urgent care Therapist today and probably wait a while for the new therapist. I might end up going back on meds. The PT is helping my knee is getting better. I can stand on it for over a minute now without crutches. No walking w/o crutches yet though. Realistic Optimism: Realistically speaking, I've been getting chest pain when I have certain thoughts. And that's basically gotten to the point today where I can't think or meditate on hardly anything without great discomfort. That's pretty sketchy. All my Dr said about it is get off the couch
  22. Optimistic post: Vipassana is going well. I'm scheduled to see a therapist tomorrow morning. The last one didn't have much to help me with. Maybe I'll get back on meds like she said to though. Really not a fan of meds though. Got a meditation group on Thursday. Just trying to find some sort of way to improve my discomfort enough that I can safely go back to work next week. I guess rehab is going well. Got PT on thursday. I'm doing the exercises and icing the knee almost daily. I'm thinking about getting a meditation chair also known as a backjack. Like they had at my old school to set up
  23. Optimistic entry: So while I've been struggling to make something work with my meditation. At night I've been visualizing practicing yoga for 30 minutes. After that once I lie down in bed I've started visualizing other stuff. And it's been making me feel better. I'm still getting consistent chest pain. I'm trying to get off the couch except for when I'm icing my knee like the doctor said so I hope that will make it better. I did pull ups yesterday and that didn't go well because I ended up having to stand for too long and my knee started hurting quite a bit. I had to resort to p
  24. Optimistic journal entry: I've decided that I'm going to give being more optimistic a try. So I'm going to make my whole journal entry about the good in my life and focus on that. Overall my health is pretty good. I am working on doing some pull ups and core exercises now that I can stand better. I'm doing a new form of meditation that I discovered while working on my book on psychotherapy. I like this new meditation. I practiced it this morning. I really look forward to walking around barefoot on the grass once or twice a day. I usually move along rather slowly so I can keep my mind