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Bad Habits You Can't Shake

[quote]csulli wrote:
I am terrible about biting my nails as well. Always have been.

Also roadwarrior looks like a jacked Viking. You should definitely start posting more.[/quote]
haha thanks! thats the look i go for. If i can get consistant with coming on here and when works slows down i think i might post a training log for my next pl meet or i was thinking a proper pct log after this run. But im pretty lazy with writing things down even when i used to dc train i never wrote shit down. i write my diet out these days though so im getting better with it.

[quote]roadwarrior83 wrote:

[quote]csulli wrote:
I am terrible about biting my nails as well. Always have been.

Also roadwarrior looks like a jacked Viking. You should definitely start posting more.[/quote]
haha thanks! thats the look i go for. If i can get consistant with coming on here and when works slows down i think i might post a training log for my next pl meet or i was thinking a proper pct log after this run. But im pretty lazy with writing things down even when i used to dc train i never wrote shit down. i write my diet out these days though so im getting better with it.[/quote]

PL… Yeah! Definitely start posting when you get the chance!

What’s wrong with moderation? I dip a can a week and have for 20 years. I have control. Took me awhile to do it with alcohol, stopped drinking for effect and just enjoy a couple now.

Fucking easter candy man. Every year around this time I can’t help myself to getting some yummy jelly beans or chocolate bunnies.

porn

was pretty easy at first…went cold turkey for a few weeks, until a few days ago when I got a brazzers password for free

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
What’s wrong with moderation? I dip a can a week and have for 20 years. I have control. Took me awhile to do it with alcohol, stopped drinking for effect and just enjoy a couple now. [/quote]

Some people are not capable of moderation in their current state of addiction. When I was an alcoholic, I was absolutely, no doubt about it, totally, 100% incapable of moderation in any sane understanding of the term. Now that I AM able to moderate, you would never hear anyone give me advice suggesting I moderate, because the type of people who can are not the ones that are going to be able to do so.

Just to clarify, my situation with alcohol involved a radical transformation at the deep subconscious level that transformed me from an alcoholic to someone who still enjoys a drink, but in NO WAY resembles the person I was before. As I’ve said before, I have not even been drunk once in four years, though I do enjoy a beer or a nice glass of Knob Creek.

I do not believe our OP has had much luck with moderation, just as I don’t believe many alcoholics are capable of such a thing.

[quote]Cortes wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
What’s wrong with moderation? I dip a can a week and have for 20 years. I have control. Took me awhile to do it with alcohol, stopped drinking for effect and just enjoy a couple now. [/quote]

Some people are not capable of moderation in their current state of addiction. When I was an alcoholic, I was absolutely, no doubt about it, totally, 100% incapable of moderation in any sane understanding of the term. Now that I AM able to moderate, you would never hear anyone give me advice suggesting I moderate, because the type of people who can are not the ones that are going to be able to do so.

Just to clarify, my situation with alcohol involved a radical transformation at the deep subconscious level that transformed me from an alcoholic to someone who still enjoys a drink, but in NO WAY resembles the person I was before. As I’ve said before, I have not even been drunk once in four years, though I do enjoy a beer or a nice glass of Knob Creek.

I do not believe our OP has had much luck with moderation, just as I don’t believe many alcoholics are capable of such a thing. [/quote]

Agreed. However my belief is that for health and longevity that is what you should strive for. Most addicts trade one habit for another.

[quote]Cortes wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
What’s wrong with moderation? I dip a can a week and have for 20 years. I have control. Took me awhile to do it with alcohol, stopped drinking for effect and just enjoy a couple now. [/quote]

Some people are not capable of moderation in their current state of addiction. When I was an alcoholic, I was absolutely, no doubt about it, totally, 100% incapable of moderation in any sane understanding of the term. Now that I AM able to moderate, you would never hear anyone give me advice suggesting I moderate, because the type of people who can are not the ones that are going to be able to do so.

Just to clarify, my situation with alcohol involved a radical transformation at the deep subconscious level that transformed me from an alcoholic to someone who still enjoys a drink, but in NO WAY resembles the person I was before. As I’ve said before, I have not even been drunk once in four years, though I do enjoy a beer or a nice glass of Knob Creek.

I do not believe our OP has had much luck with moderation, just as I don’t believe many alcoholics are capable of such a thing. [/quote]

Can I ask what you went through or did that enabled you experience this transformation? As a sister of a sibling who is abusing substances its interesting to know what has “healed” other addicts/alcoholics.

[quote]Cortes wrote:

And he needs to hate it in at least equal degree to how much he once loved it, which is the really hard part. [/quote]

FML

I bite the inside of my mouth(like my cheeks, or just above/below the inside of my lips). I’m pretty sure it’s a terrible, terrible thing to do, and every time I consciously catch myself doing it I immediately stop, but I find myself doing it a lot and it sucks. Usually when I catch myself it’s coming out of some thought or contemplation or day dreaming, so I don’t think it’s really a nervous habit, just some sort of unconscious action that happens when I’m not really paying attention to what I’m doing(because I’m busy thinking about whatever it is, or just not thinking in the case of day dreaming).

[quote]red04 wrote:
I bite the inside of my mouth(like my cheeks, or just above/below the inside of my lips). I’m pretty sure it’s a terrible, terrible thing to do, and every time I consciously catch myself doing it I immediately stop, but I find myself doing it a lot and it sucks. Usually when I catch myself it’s coming out of some thought or contemplation or day dreaming, so I don’t think it’s really a nervous habit, just some sort of unconscious action that happens when I’m not really paying attention to what I’m doing(because I’m busy thinking about whatever it is, or just not thinking in the case of day dreaming).[/quote]

I do this too when I’m anxious or loaded up on caffeine. I find taking Mg through the day helps some. Since yours isn’t nervous I’m not sure how much if any it would help.

[quote]red04 wrote:
I bite the inside of my mouth(like my cheeks, or just above/below the inside of my lips). I’m pretty sure it’s a terrible, terrible thing to do, and every time I consciously catch myself doing it I immediately stop, but I find myself doing it a lot and it sucks. Usually when I catch myself it’s coming out of some thought or contemplation or day dreaming, so I don’t think it’s really a nervous habit, just some sort of unconscious action that happens when I’m not really paying attention to what I’m doing(because I’m busy thinking about whatever it is, or just not thinking in the case of day dreaming).[/quote]

It may be a case of bruxism. Try about 200mg of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and a calcium magnesium supplement and see if it doesn’t help.

[quote]Cortes wrote:

[quote]red04 wrote:
I bite the inside of my mouth(like my cheeks, or just above/below the inside of my lips). I’m pretty sure it’s a terrible, terrible thing to do, and every time I consciously catch myself doing it I immediately stop, but I find myself doing it a lot and it sucks. Usually when I catch myself it’s coming out of some thought or contemplation or day dreaming, so I don’t think it’s really a nervous habit, just some sort of unconscious action that happens when I’m not really paying attention to what I’m doing(because I’m busy thinking about whatever it is, or just not thinking in the case of day dreaming).[/quote]

It may be a case of bruxism. Try about 200mg of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and a calcium magnesium supplement and see if it doesn’t help. [/quote]

I think I might try that because my dentist has told me I have that problem. Saw evidence of it on my molars.

Cortes, did you change your email?

[quote]rrjc5488 wrote:
Cortes, did you change your email?[/quote]
hey dork

[quote]rrjc5488 wrote:
Cortes, did you change your email?[/quote]

No sir. Look at my hub at my profile. I have not received anything from you lately, but I will email you if you are having problems getting through.

Strange pussy.

Words with friends, I play 20 games at once. Its an exciting life I lead…oh and cocaine, but Words with friends is starting to interfere with my life.

[quote]thethirdruffian wrote:
Strange pussy.[/quote]

lol

[quote]MattyXL wrote:
Words with friends, I play 20 games at once. Its an exciting life I lead…oh and cocaine, but Words with friends is starting to interfere with my life.[/quote]

I know that one. I actually finally just got bored with it, though, and dropped it completely one day.

Maybe because it got boring winning every game…