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Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by Future role model, Apr 2, 2018.
There is no craving for sweets. There is only the craving for more and more sweets.
Guys, isn't news watching/reading a good thing? We stay updated. We learn from world events. Sure, it shouldn't waste our time. One can have a cap on news consumption a day. Say, max 30 mins. But keeping away from it entirely is beyond me. I would love to hear your take on it.
Regarding mediation, I keep some separate time for it daily. But I won't consider it as any success. In 2015, when I used to meditate, I was able to reach thoughtlessness for, say, 30 seconds. But I am not able to achieve that now. Even when I am devoting 30 minutes to meditation, my mind keeps on drifting. I have a lot of mental clutter to clear. But I am hopeful of a better future, provided I kept at it.
What does that mean?
@Force Majeure - How are your coffee headaches now?
It’s completely gone Will get back to you regarding the news thing.
When I stay away from sweets (and cakes, ice cream, or whatever), I don't need them. I can do perfectly well without. In fact, it only makes my life a lot easier when I don't have to decide if I'm going to buy some today. Or, if I have bought some, am I allowed to eat them all at once.
Indeed, eating sweets creates an immediate pressure for me to have some more. If I open a box of ice cream or a bag of candies, it's very likely that they will run out very fast. But if I stay away from them, I don't feel these cravings. Only for more and more.
If I don't have any, there can't be more and more.
I had forgotten about this thread. I had wanted to go no sugar as a goal and I've finally kicked ice cream, pies, and cakes which were at one point part of my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And I've kicked the cookies.
Chocolate and sodas are my downfall right now. It's like my body starts screaming for sugar and when I get a bit down or have some slow time I give in to those two items.
Good work guys are progressing to the no sugar goal. I need to keep going.
I see. I can relate to it.
I can relate to it. Perhaps the trick lies in starting small. Say, no soda for two days?
22/90 - No Caffeine, 6 days a week
21/90 - Meditation
21/90 - Planning My Day
10/90 - No Refined Sugar, 6 days a week
6/14 - Getting out of bed at the first go of alarm
0/7 - Dedicated time for browsing websites
It was my cheat day for coffee and sugar consumption.
128/150 - sugar only when my wife bakes
88/90 - no alcohol
88/110 - no crisps
57/60 - coffee at most one per weekend
3/30 - food containing grain at most once per day
- no sugar: day 26/30
- no watching news: day 27/30
- semen retention: day 33/60.
As for news, like I mentioned before, it refers mainly to the sport news I used to check, as I was spending hours on that in the past. At some point in my life I was addicted to sport bets/gambling so even though I am free from gambling/sport bets for 12 years, watching sport results makes me feel tense and have unrest afterwards.
So in my case watching sport news is/was strictly activity connected to active gambling addition. One of my goals is to have peace in my heart. Watching sport news reminds me of active addiction from the past (been free from it since a few years).
Have a good day brothers.
23/90 - No Caffeine, 6 days a week
22/90 - Meditation
22/90 - Planning My Day
11/90 - No Refined Sugar, 6 days a week
7/14 - Getting out of bed at the first go of alarm
1/7 - Dedicated time for browsing websites
I have a question:
I have these two rules: ”sugar only when my wife bakes” and ”food containing grain at most once per day”.
My wife just baked an apricot pie containing weat and now I wonder if I’m allowed to taste this one today or if I have to wait for tomorrow (I have already been eating some bread).
So... should apricot pie and other sweets be considered as food? Or not?
- no sugar: day 27/30
- no watching news: day 28/30
- semen retention: day 34/60.
I'm ready for another go. I have a lot of sugar in my diet and a lot of crap food.
NO SUGAR JULY
1. healthy eating and "no sugar" for 6 days a week. One cheat day. Cheat days are for social events (like eating a cake together) or for special treats for myself (like trying a new café or a certain delicacy) BUT NOT FOR SUGAR BINGING.
2. no alcohol and no drugs. No cheat days. When I master this I may move on to one glass max.
3. if relapse no drama! The main thing is that I keep going and reporting.
I'll do my best!
EDIT: I don't involve coffee this time. But I want to reduce my coffee consumption as well. Also I want to drink only black coffee (no milk).
@Force Majeure I would consider apricot pie and other sweets as food. So, under your conditions, if I had consumed bread in the morning, I won't eat pie in the evening. So, maybe next time, you can plan your pie eating with bread eating meal. Or, you could modify your goal of 'food containing grain at most once per day' to 'meal containing grain to at most once per day', in order to make room for sweet surprises from your wife. (as, eating a slice of pie won't be considered 'meal'.)