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jixu

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2020, 11:38:29 AM »
Great job-glad to hear of the improvements!  Seems to make it all worthwhile.  Best wishes moving forward!

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2020, 04:46:52 PM »
Today I am on day 25 without porn but I MO this morning. To me that isn't a fail as I didn't use porn - didn't even think about it. As I mentioned in my last post my PIED seems to be going away rapidly. I woke up twice last night with wood and one thing led to another. Again, I don't consider this a fail just part of normal sexuality. My whole goal in this is to eliminate P from my life and so far I am doing very well at that given my 40+ years of using it. So I carry on, stay "clean" and add another chalk mark to the wall so to speak.

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2020, 02:27:31 AM »
Keep it up. Trust me it's worth

jixu

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2020, 07:02:38 AM »
Hi GR-what's new?  Likely just hunkering down like everybody else.  Keep up the battle and keep in touch if you get a spare moment-take care!

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2020, 11:02:58 AM »
Hi Jixu,

Thanks for checking in. I'm doing OK. I had a complete reset on March 10 and have been trying to get back on track. I've run across some things online and taking a glance rather than just clicking away... What I have learned though is that I have definite triggers. One is finances (being unemployed right now doesn't help that one) the other is stress/boredom (covid doesn't have that one).

I've started working out at home to keep me busy and am just trying to make it to the next day.  I hope all is well with you.

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2020, 12:49:34 PM »
Hi GR!  A pretty good report, at least the way I see it.  You've identified and focused on your triggers, your clean days greatly exceed the bad, and you are getting back on track after a stumble.  That is an encouraging example of perseverance.  I also have a short-term focus in mind-be clean today and tomorrow, that is what I am shooting for.  Take care!

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2020, 02:43:59 PM »
True True. I actually put together a little excel calendar and color in the boxes on the days I stumble in red and the good days in green. Since January when I started the green far outweighs the red and I hope to keep it that way. I like your attitude clean today, clean tomorrow. Keep up the great work Jixu

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2020, 07:51:40 AM »
Hey GottaReboot


    Hows the last few days been   Calender have lots of green in it?

    cheers

    Post often it helps me it helps you

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2020, 05:07:58 PM »
So I've been away from here for a while. What can I say, life got in the way. Anyhow, today is 20 days since my last relapse.  March 31 and April 1 were a bit of a binge and then I stopped, flatlined and am now starting to feel a bit more normal. This time around I don't seem to have the urges I had previously at this point so maybe I can make it further this time around. Looking at my calendar, even though I've had some slips I can honestly say that since I started this on January 17, I have a total of 86 really great days with no porn or PMO and 10 days with minor or major slips. For a guy that is 55 and has been looking at porn since he was 12, that is freaking amazing.

Stay well everyone.

jixu

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2020, 07:19:03 PM »
Nice to see you on board again with a good report! The good clean days are truly better; although a clean day doesn't make all the problems go away, it sure helps in gaining patience and clarity of mind in dealing with the difficulties that arise in the various areas of life.  Dude, take care, let's do this !   

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2020, 01:35:05 PM »
It's been a while since I've been here. I wish I could say that it was because life took over but in reality my demons took over and I had a major relapse. I went on a downloading watching binge for about 10 days. I am back at day one, starting fresh, have deleted it all and am just going to work on getting the effing thing on track. I noticed over the past couple of weeks as this happened a bit of a personality change - easier to anger with family, more sullen, etc. So I an using that as inspiration to move forward. I prefer my kinder gentler self to the asshole that was popping out. Fingers crossed that I can find the will power to make it more than 21 days at a time this time.  Stay well everyone.

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Re: Today is the first day of the rest of my life
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2020, 09:57:58 AM »
Great decision to get back into the battle.  Dude, no more 10 day binges!  At any rate, what really matters?  What matters is today, right now, and focusing on being clean tomorrow as well.  Start racking up the clean time again and the anger and ahole stuff will diminish. Life is hard, and it can be even harder when you are responsible for people. Great decision to reengage; shake it off and keep moving forward.