Originally Posted by noodles
I'm also making a pretty big career change in the next few weeks as well.
I've spent 35 years doing a whole lot of nothing. I've taken advantage of the time I've had here and squandered away most of it. This time last year, I was sleeping on a couch in the guest room at my buddy's house and had no clue what I was going to do next. Then I ended up on a couch at my dad's place and it was a pretty big wake up call that I had accomplished absolutely nothing in life but I also learned a lot of good things about myself during that time, stuff I needed to know for myself that would allow me to move forward. And then I started moving forward, quickly, at that. Got a car, saved up for a down payment on a house, got my credit in order, worked things out with my fiance, whom I was separated from at the time. I was so miserable at my father's house, I won't even get into that fucking nightmare, but that was my rock bottom. That all started January 3rd of 2017....now I'm engaged and a homeowner, I'm enjoying the fuck out of life and I owe a lot of that to my fiance, Jackie. This woman has stood beside me at my absolute worst and never gave up for 10 years. I want to keep on enjoying life and actually start getting shit done. My health was a big reason I had no motivation to do anything, mentally and physically.
The dietary change is fucking awesome. I'm excited about every meal I make and I feel better, physically than I ever have. I've lost 15lbs. in 3 weeks. I ate like shit before this and have sat at 185, pretty much without wavering for the last 5 years. This was only a challenge for the first week because I wasn't in a setting where I could just cook what I wanted and I was still being picky about things. Now this is something I look forward to.
Smoking is something I've wanted to quit doing for a few years but never really tried, aside from when I was vaping for a month. It's just time to do it.
I've also been a heavy pot smoker for the last 23 years and find myself smoking a LOT fuckin' less than I ever have before. This time last year I was smoking a 1/4 a week by myself and now the woman and I are making an 1/8th last more than a week.
I guess I just have a lot of ambition and energy from all those years of being a fuck-off.
Originally Posted by Chris
So far, it's working because I'm getting rippin' fuckin' headaches when I smoke now, just like I did when I first started smoking. Plus my heart-rate jumps way up after half a smoke. I might grab an eCig tomorrow cuz I've got the EPA test I'm taking and then a full weekend of driving in a car, it'll be nice to have that in the car.