The sobriety club

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  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Whatever you do, don’t google “Januhairy”. You have been warned!
     
  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    There's also Veganuary, but that's every month for Serg
     
  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Ditto :oops:
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    F**k that, I’m a fun vegetarian. I eat cheese.
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    When I took up Shawn's challenge last year I wasn't generally timing them, but would vary between a minute and three minutes. Beginning the challenge, I thought 10 minutes in one shot was impossible, but made a point of adding 30 seconds a day until I made it to 10 minutes in one go. There is no denying that 10 minutes at once is really hard. I had to change positions frequently: elbows to extended arms, resting one foot on the other, shifting my weight forward and back.

    Once I achieved the 10 minute goal, I started just adding 10 minutes in chunks into my morning flexibility routine. It usually works out to be 4-5 minutes at once after some basic stretches. Another 3-4 minute shot after I finish my prone leg work. Then I finish whatever is left of the 10 minutes (I save at least 2 minutes for this) fully extended arms and 1 leg focusing on breathing - 8-10 breaths depending on how calm I am. Once a year or so I'll redo the 10 minutes at once just to see if I can still get there.

    I doubt if it does anything for weight, but I think there is a pretty strong core inside my belly donut.
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    My Dad is a “fishy” one, some might call him a pescetarian.
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    They’re the worst ones here in the US, they usually have all the attitude of a vegan.
     
  8. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Joe Pescitarian?

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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    He’s totally cool about it all.
     
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  10. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    I always thought Feb would be a better choice, I'm still working my way through my New Year's malt ;)
     
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  11. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I started this thread, and I went a good 6 weeks or so post injury without drinking at all. I have had a few since then, but far fewer than I would have had otherwise. Mostly it's been stuff I really missed, like wine with dinner and whatnot.
     
  12. Plugske

    Plugske You plug it in, it turns you on.

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    I drink very seldom nowadays, on an evening in summer a couple of beers or on a special occasion one or two glasses of single malts.

    Used to have a abundant lifestyle. Became father at a young age, 21, and after my relationship stranded I felt an urge to "catch up". Moved to an other city and was basically partying every night. Lots of booze and other substances. I could function in daytime and put everything down when my son was there with me. He needed a father and not someone to party with. That went on till I was 35 in 2017. In July of that year two officers came to visit my house with the news that my son passed away. My whole world shifted directly under my feet and there was no limit to anything anymore. 2017 till 2018 was basically a completely intoxicated year. One morning I woke up and realized that this was going to be my own death. Got help from some friends and started thinking about some decisions. Biggest eye opener was that if my son is brave enough to make a huge decision at his age of 14, than why can't I? Stopped drinking and all other crap (except for smoking). Got my mind straight and decided that I was going to pursue my dream. Half way 2018 I packed up all my stuff and moved to the North of Sweden. Now living here I can say that it was the right decision for me and put me back on the right path. Also this lifestyle I am having right now made me pick up the guitar again as there is peace in my mind and time for actual learning. Finding this forum and meeting all you guys here just confirmed me that this is what was to be.
     
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  14. Plugske

    Plugske You plug it in, it turns you on.

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    Damn it, why would you bring that up! Of course there will be an idiot that will do what you say that you shouldn't. :D
     
  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Uhh... yeah, that was me. THB I expected much worse.
     
  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’ve a button that has “don’t press”, I will mail it to you!;)
     
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    Plugske You plug it in, it turns you on.

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  18. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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  19. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open - Eared

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    Congratulations, John.

    Like many others who have either resolved to get clean or moderate their drinking, I've learned to know my limits, simply because more than what I can personally tolerate causes ill effects. While my personal preference is for no more than 2 beers, or one-half glass of wine and a beer per evening with either a meal or snack, or the alcohol alone followed by a snack with tea. I typically don't prefer drinking heavily because it causes disassociated and disorganized thought processes with me. (read: it messes me up, and will cause a bad case of the blues.)

    Only thing I can do is unwind and decompress after a gathering or party, and realize that the only thing I learned much at a bar or party was likely what I ordered for a meal that showed up. My reality is that as I sit here, at the computer, I can see more clearly and work better than trying to drink at a bar or party. And those shots you folks do? That's "my printer cranking out reports". I don't think there are alternatives in my instance. I am handed work to do, and it gets done. Can't say drinking alcohol ever help me do my work better.

    This is not heavy drinking, and I don't recall a time whenever I drank heavily. My Dad was a heavier drinker, perhaps 3 to 4 Manhattans over the course of 4 hours, though he did so modestly at home, and never got behind the wheel after drinking. In time, this did a number on his liver and kidneys. My Dad lived the last 4 years of his life on peritoneal dialysis (home kidney dialysis) and his quality of life suffered.

    Although this is not mean to scare you sober, it is a fact of my family, and perhaps others who have experienced similar issues with alcohol.
     
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  20. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Definitely helps the core. I was up to about 5:45 at one time when I had to stop because of my hand surgery last year. As bad as my back was (and there were times I felt it doing planks), I could feel a difference in core strength in just a month or so. When I started, I was getting to maybe 1:30 in one shot, so it was usually about 8 planks to get to 10 minutes. By the end, it was usually 3. It's something I'd love to start up again - just have to dedicate time to it.
     
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