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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:27 am

Will power, keep going. Good job man.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:54 am

[QUOTE="Booyakasha, post: 1473603, member: 17381"]So. Just checking in.

Still entirely resolved to see this through. I'll keep you guys appraised. Much love.[/QUOTE]

So happy to hear from you... thank you!! Stay safe!!! *giant hugs* Eat well and drink plenty of water. <3 :D
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Post by smol Kat » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:18 am

I realize I'm checking in kinda late, but.

Boo, I can't tell you how proud I am of you, to realize that you were dealing with not just a hobby but a physical dependency and to take the steps to overcome it. You are doing the right thing. We're here for you every step of the way if you want!
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Post by Booyakasha » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:52 pm

Backslid.

Got my first real craving on Tuesday, after I learned I was expected to go to my grandfather's memorial service. I tried to keep myself distracted, to think positive and all.

...went out and bought a case of beer Wednesday night.

I'm weak.

I could rationalise it by saying that drinking a beer or two now and again is a far cry (in the right direction) from the kind of drinking I was doing before, but it still feels like failure. Hell, let's not sugarcoat it------it is failure.

I wanted to be free of this. I really wanted to.

...hhhhhhh.

"Progress, not perfection", right. Just need to try to do better henceforth.
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Post by smol Kat » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:00 pm

Backsliding is more common than you think.

My condolences for your grandfather and your family.
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Post by b l a n k » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:19 pm

I'm sorry, Boo. :(

Have you yet tried group therapy? Sometimes, it helps to know you're not alone if you have a condition to cope with.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:41 pm

You could always drink the overpriced fake beer, O'douls. Cake and eat it too.

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Post by Marilink » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:51 pm

[QUOTE="Booyakasha, post: 1475842, member: 17381"]"Progress, not perfection", right. Just need to try to do better henceforth.[/QUOTE]
Exactly, man. Keep setting your mind to it and keep working at it. This is by no means an easy process. And it is just that--a process. You can do this.
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Post by Apollo the Just » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:48 pm

Two steps forward and one step back may feel discouraging but you're still moving forward. Keep at it, man, you got this.
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Post by Booyakasha » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:01 pm

I'm so tired. I just don't know how to live, here. Make myself sick.
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Post by е и ժ е я » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:07 pm

Habits are the part you tend the miss the most, Boo. When you do it long enough, it becomes a part of you and how you work. You're not weak for having a rough time just cutting that part off. If I could make a recommendation, it's that every time you feel like you should have a drink, spend the money on something else you like. And talk to someone to take your mind off it. You're not weak, just a man. Try something new that you've never done before. Think about enjoying it. Don't make every moment into one you're not having a drink. It takes a strong man just to admit he doesn't want to go on living the same way.
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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:10 pm

The only failure is in giving up. For as long as you're still trying, you're still succeeding by increments. The battle against your habits is the hardest, because it's a war with yourself, and sometimes your body and mind aren't on the same side. Just keep trying. You will be okay. You will. We love you.
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Post by е и ժ е я » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:18 pm

Just the same, if there's any chance you'd like to try playing pc game online or something, give us all a yell. Even if you're "not the kind of person who does that" - it's at least something we can do with you to give you something new to think about. If you've got other ideas, I'm all ears. Just hideously covered in them. I should get that checked out, really.
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Post by ZeldaGirl » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:18 am

Boo, so many people never even get to the point you are at - realizing that you don't like this behavior, and that it's harming you. The fact that you even care is huge. Don't sell yourself short - we all care about you, and we know that you can get better. *hugs*

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Post by Random User » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:43 am

I hope things are going all right Boo. It sounds like you're already doing very well with this. We're all behind you man.

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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:12 pm

Actually leaving for a while now.

I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. But evidently I can't get better without I entirely change my lifestyle.

...I tried. I really did try.

Maybe you see me again a few weeks, a month hence.

I love you. Be well, everyone.
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Post by Kargath » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:16 pm

Boo, just head to Nameless for a tick before you go...
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:20 pm

Be strong, pal.

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Post by b l a n k » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:17 pm

We'll miss you, Boo. To thine own self, be true.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:19 pm

You be well, too, Boo. We all love you and hope you're healthy soon.
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