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Gabriel1960

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #100 on: May 17, 2016, 06:46:25 AM »
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I've read up a lot on this subject, and what I've learned is when waking in the middle of the night, continue to lie motionless, you may not believe that you're getting any sleep, but in fact you are having periods of restful sleep that are sufficient to enable you to function.  REM sleep is ideal.  Most U.S. hospitals now have sleep clinics, if your insurance will pay for it.


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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #101 on: May 18, 2016, 09:30:28 AM »
Had an excellent work out this morning.  Was surprised to learn yesterday that I am 54 days off sugar. 

There's definitely a connection with my sugar intake and my PMO problem.  Also, I think sugar makes me feel old. 

Also, I need to get to bed by 9:00pm, then being up by 4:00am is not a problem.

Right now I'm in better job search mode.  My current job is OK, but I can do better.  Preparing job application(s) today.  Wish me luck!
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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #102 on: May 19, 2016, 06:35:59 AM »
'Sup everyone.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2016, 08:33:15 AM »
Not much. Just the daily struggle. I'm also trying to quit sugar. Porn and sugar need to go from my life. It's hard to get rid of both at the same time.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2016, 07:24:19 AM »
'Sup.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #105 on: May 21, 2016, 05:42:27 AM »
'Sup.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #106 on: May 24, 2016, 06:48:45 AM »
'Sup.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #107 on: May 24, 2016, 07:36:56 AM »
I am with you in your struggles.  Porn and sugar...who'da thunk?  Both reward the dopamine centers in the brain. Both can be detrimental to the physical body.  Both provide pleasure.

So, I guess I will be joining you in the battle against the bulge.  I will have a little difficulty finding the time, but time I used to spend with porn or infront of the television can now be spent working out again.

Confound these blogs!  Lol



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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #108 on: May 27, 2016, 08:36:28 PM »
Congratulations on 90 days. keep up the good work Gabriel
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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #109 on: May 30, 2016, 12:55:45 PM »
Thanks E and J.  Hope all is well.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #110 on: May 31, 2016, 06:15:01 AM »
'Sup.  66 days off sugar.
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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #111 on: May 31, 2016, 07:31:32 AM »
Well done!!
No PMO for 50 days, and counter stopped now as I am off the net for God knows how long.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #112 on: June 01, 2016, 07:16:52 AM »
.....party people in the house!

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #113 on: June 03, 2016, 12:55:06 PM »
Hope all is well.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #114 on: June 05, 2016, 09:18:45 PM »
You're an inspiration, Gabriel.  You joined RN in March and already you've reached your goal of 100 days.  Impressive.  "The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot"--how did I miss that on yourbrainonporn (book and website)?  So thanks for bringing it to me.  Keep up the good work!

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #115 on: June 05, 2016, 09:48:15 PM »
Thanks Branch.

Went on a four hour AA day cruise today.  It was nice to get out on the water on a hot sunny day.  Sometimes AA will host these day cruises in my area.  (Kind of like a Gilligan's Island "three hour cruise" for those of you old enough to remember.)  Great weather for it today.

I had a nightmare last night that I was hosting a big work meeting, and I dropped a pitcher of water my boss asked me to carry.  My nightmares are exclusively about work these days.  I have a very busy week and month ahead. 

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #116 on: June 07, 2016, 06:48:28 AM »
Yo.  Very busy week.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #117 on: June 07, 2016, 08:26:02 PM »
I own an iPad that I only used for PMO.   

I need it for work, but was too stupid-ed up to use it for its worthwhile purpose.  So today I  downloaded the work apps onto the iPad.  I deleted the leftover residue of all that old PMO junk. 

The software apps actually work!  Things are looking up.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #118 on: June 08, 2016, 06:32:45 AM »
'Sup.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #119 on: June 08, 2016, 09:41:58 PM »
'Sup.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #120 on: June 09, 2016, 04:32:13 AM »
Over-the-top busy day today.   Will be working out-of-state next week.  Needing to prepare for it. 

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #121 on: June 09, 2016, 09:10:57 AM »
I picked up my tablet that used to be my porn outlet. Formatted it fresh so it's got an untainted image. Helped me draw the line, the seal hasn't been broken since. When I picked it up, strangest cell memory though, got cloudy for a moment then cleared up. So odd, yet refreshing to watch it wash away

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #122 on: June 11, 2016, 09:48:35 AM »
I'm more functional off PMO.  See the world in a saner, more realistic way. 

I'm grateful for my time off PMO.  My life is too big for it now.

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #123 on: June 11, 2016, 03:20:50 PM »
You go, Gabriel!  I love coming to your journal and getting a shot of inspiration!

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Re: My Journal: The Neuro-Chemical Autopilot
« Reply #124 on: June 11, 2016, 08:10:24 PM »
Sometimes I think of my time off PMO as a vacation.  Maybe it's really just early retirement?   God knows that many times it was like a really low paying job! 

So, I've retired from PMO.  Officially. 

Now to *remain* retired.