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Scientific studies show that it takes 90 days to break an addictive pattern in the mind. Start your own Log of your journey to 90 days! Post here to update us on your status and to give each other chizuk to stay strong!
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TOPIC: I can do this 1986 Views

I can do this 17 Jul 2019 20:33 #342357

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Hi,

I made it to 90 days before, fell and have been on and off since then. 

This time I hope to go further. How? You see i'm an emotional eater. When my mood dips and I get down I have a tough time and that's when I fall. So, I manned up and found a competent therapist to help me deal with my depression. B"h it's helping and when I feel good about myself I really don't struggle as hard.

For now, I'm going to start by posting on here and doing the chart and I"ll see if we need some extra tools.

Let my mistakes empower me to succeed instead of pulling me down.

Re: I can do this 17 Jul 2019 21:15 #342358

Glad to see that you are going to therapy! It helped me tremendously! Keep us posted! 
Feel free to pm me, I'm a bochur, attend weekly live "SMART recovery" meetings.

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Re: I can do this 18 Jul 2019 01:43 #342366

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Shkoyach. I appreciate that

Let my mistakes empower me to succeed instead of pulling me down.

Re: I can do this 18 Jul 2019 12:33 #342377

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I'm also an emotional eater!! Welcome!!
"Vegeta, what does the scouter say about his sobriety level?"
"... It's over NINE-ZEROOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"

One day... At A Time :-D


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Re: I can do this 18 Jul 2019 18:52 #342386

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Thanx

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Re: I can do this 18 Jul 2019 18:56 #342387

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Day 1

I'm a little down but I really appreciate the support from the oilam. It really helps.
So far so good

Let my mistakes empower me to succeed instead of pulling me down.

Re: I can do this 19 Jul 2019 00:40 #342395

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Take it day by day Isaac.
Hour by hour if needed.
Good luck.

Re: I can do this 24 Jul 2019 18:26 #342514

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Day 5

Thanx for the feedback. I like what you said Colin, Day by day, hour by hour that works for me.
Shkoyach

Let my mistakes empower me to succeed instead of pulling me down.

Re: I can do this 26 Jul 2019 20:41 #342544

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Day 1

Yup.
I fell. But i also won a lot of the time.
I think i closed off those loopholes.
Specifically, staying up late at night just gives me more of a chance to fall I'm bl"n not going to take my phone to bed anymore. I think that should help.

Let my mistakes empower me to succeed instead of pulling me down.

Re: I can do this 28 Jul 2019 01:32 #342548

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Isaac

Was it just taking the phone to bed that made you fall.

Was there another reason...stress...tiredness...loneliness etc?

Re: I can do this 29 Jul 2019 16:41 #342591

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Thanx Collin,

That was for sure part of it,
but I felt that I also need to guard myself as much as possible.

Let my mistakes empower me to succeed instead of pulling me down.

Re: I can do this 29 Jul 2019 16:44 #342592

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Day 4,

OK 
So far so good.
Keeping things in control b"H

Thanx Colin, for your advice 
Keeping watching my mood and understanding when I'm more vulnerable and responding as best as possible

Let my mistakes empower me to succeed instead of pulling me down.

Re: I can do this 31 Jul 2019 03:07 #342612

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Boom,
Back to day 2.
I fell.
Start again.
I guess

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Re: I can do this 02 Aug 2019 15:22 #342662

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Day 4

day by day, minute by minute 

We got this

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Re: I can do this 04 Aug 2019 02:34 #342670

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That's it Issac.

Minute by minute if need be.

Tactics which work.
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