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Long time between drinks

Hello again.

It’s been three months since my last post. If you go back and read that one it was barely sober and there would have been many unsober days to follow if I consistently posted. I was in the grips of Mary Jane, smoking all day every day, no exercise, drinking and playing bulk World of Warcraft.

Today I am happy to report that I am on a bit of streak, I think today is day 20 of not smoking. I have a whiteboard at home with grid drawn up for all the days remaning till the end of the year which I fill in every morning. It is my goal to make it to the end of the year without smoking, which would be an all-time record.

I say it is “at home” because I am writing this from the hospital. Last week I started back at the gym for the first time in forever and must have given the body too much of a shock and have got Rhabdomylosis for the second time. I have been in here for two nights getting an IV drip to flush out the system. Hopefully getting out of here today so I am looking forward to that.

In terms of the weed addiction, I am past the stages of wanting it but still working on creating new working habits at night time. Previously the habit was put the little one down, head straight out the back rip a cone and go from there but now it’s all on my discipline to get me there. Work in progress.

I have new formed habits in getting up early, around 5am, doing exercise and spending focus time on my work before the rest of the house gets up. I’m really enjoying that and it has almost become my new addiction, I look forward to going to bed early so I can get up early and spend that time by myself.

Anyhow, nice to be posting back here again and I intend to keep it up.