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This is day one and I writing this journal just to get it started tonight.  Today was a very tough day.  I am putting my high fps monitor up for sale to help invest in another hobby (3d printing).  But I also have my guitar that I can pick up.  I haven't touched it once in almost a year, because of the gaming.  Tonight it really helped.  The modules are great and it is helping me take action.

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Welcome to the forums and good luck with your challenge. The first week is pretty darn hard, so be sure to go easy on yourself and take things slow. You'll be much more successful if you work on yourself a little bit every day, rather than go hard at first and burn out quickly.

3D Printing and Guitar sound like incredibly dope hobbies. I can't wait to see what you do with them going forwards.

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So far so good.  It has definitely been a VERY difficult transition.  I was literally feeling sad all day, every day, since Thursday.  But today I feel a lot better.  It's like a funk just lifted.  I've experienced detox from other addictions, so I know what it's like.  Now for the long grind.

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3 hours ago, padreman said:

So far so good.  It has definitely been a VERY difficult transition.  I was literally feeling sad all day, every day, since Thursday.  But today I feel a lot better.  It's like a funk just lifted.  I've experienced detox from other addictions, so I know what it's like.  Now for the long grind.

Nice to hear that! Days will get tough, especially when circumstances stress you. You need to stay strong!

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The rest of the day has been tough.  I didn't feel the craving to game but I feel the craving to go buy things, another addiction of mine.  It sucks.  But I watched module 5 tonight and it was very helpful.  I also spent about 40 minutes in prayer and contemplation.  I always find strength in my faith.

I am grateful for:

1.  My faith

2. My intelligence

3. My family that I will be seeing for Thanksgiving

4. My associate who helps me with my work

5. The new chapel we are building nearby

6. My fish

7. My computers

8. My 3d printer

9. My visit this last weekend with a close friend of mine

10. This really great keyboard

 

I think I'm ready for bed now, lol.

 

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I am definitely experiencing withdrawals, even after several days.  Today I felt empty and tired.  I also suffered another round of headaches.  I'm just trying to push through right now.  It's good to be able to share this with everyone.  

I am grateful for:

 

A beautiful day

Good friends

Hope

Faith

Love

Good wine

This program

Smart people who are insightful who helped me understand things better today

Honest people who spoke their mind today

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So far so good.  It was kind of shocking today that I started to think about gaming.  It was a lot of euphoric recall.  Even some of the old games from my child hood started to dance around my head.  I also started to think about online gambling and some online poker....very bad for me.  

Today, I am grateful for:

A good evening

A nice fire and cigar

Good bourben

Good friends who remembered me today

My awesome saltwater aquarium coming in

The courage to put my gaming equipment up for sale

The Texans won

A good gathering with friends last night

 

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