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Re: Happy Runner's Journal
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2019, 01:27:46 AM »
Day 17.

Feeling much better after my yesterday's half marathon. Consciously replacing my negative thoughts with positive affirmations. It is easier to believe that you can achieve your goals after completing half marathon.

Need some kind of a system not to miss my morning runs.

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Re: Happy Runner's Journal
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2019, 05:46:35 AM »
Comparing myself to my friends' photos on Instagram makes me feel upset and depressed.

I have lots of things in my life to be greatful for. But I feel depressed. How come?

Is it a side effect of my nofap journey?

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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2019, 02:28:39 PM »
Reread your post. Not the nofap that makes you feel depressed but the social media. It's designed to make you feel bad. It's all fake. It's nothing but a rat race. People like to brag to their peers about their "perfect" life. But it's all shallow and fake. The sooner you realize this, the happier you will become.

Also, instagram is the reason why many rebooters relapse, because half naked ladies are everywhere. It's porn for the PMO addict's brain.

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Re: Happy Runner's Journal
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2019, 10:50:33 AM »
Day 18. Forgot to post here. Missed my morning run.

Day 19. Ran 10 km. Feeling OK.

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« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2019, 12:39:47 PM »
Hey runner, you’re doing great. And don’t worry about social media. Pete nailed it - it’s all fake. These are perfect moments of their life. Nobody’s going to show you the crappy times, but they happen to everyone.

As for depression being a side effect of the noFap, maybe. PMO is the feel-good numbing agent we used to escape or dull the sensations of real life. You might feel like you’re all over the map while your brain is adjusting back to normal.
 You’ve got this!


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Re: Happy Runner's Journal
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2019, 08:48:22 AM »
Day 20.

This is an important milestone. I do not feel any euphoria about this.

Thinking about getting a full time job to work in a team.

I tried to work alone as a freelance web developer for the previous 12 months. But it is hard for me to work alone at the computer -- I regularly missed important deadlines and am afraid to take new projects because of this.

Need a job with a schedule and less stress. Hope it will help me with the nofap journey.

I moved back to my home town a month ago. So I am living with my parents now. Lots of triggers here in my room. So I need a reason to get out of this apartment on a regular basis.

Thinking about renting a flat and living with my girlfriend together. It is better than living with parents.

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Re: Happy Runner's Journal
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2019, 04:45:36 PM »
Day 21, 22, 23.

I am still on track :)

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Re: Happy Runner's Journal
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2019, 01:02:18 PM »
Day 0.

OK, today my counter has been reset.

26 days PMO-free.

This has been a long streak.

I should not have stopped posting here.

26 days -- this is still an achievement.

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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2019, 02:09:49 PM »
Day 0.

OK, today my counter has been reset.

26 days PMO-free.

This has been a long streak.

I should not have stopped posting here.

26 days -- this is still an achievement.
26 days is of course an achievement. You should not think about it like "Day 0". It's not day 0 after 26 days. It's just a little slip, don't binge though.

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Re: Happy Runner's Journal
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2019, 02:56:30 PM »
Day 1.

Got a new job. Nice day.

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Re: Happy Runner's Journal
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2019, 09:15:57 PM »
Nice work on the half marathon! I've found trail running to be a wonderful source of inspiration myself. I hope all is going well still! I have my first ever marathon coming up March 3rd. Super nervous!
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Re: Happy Runner's Journal
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2019, 04:04:32 AM »
Nice work on the half marathon! I've found trail running to be a wonderful source of inspiration myself. I hope all is going well still! I have my first ever marathon coming up March 3rd. Super nervous!
Wow man, a marathon! That's what's up.

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Re: Happy Runner's Journal
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2019, 09:05:27 PM »
Staying strong still
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