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Old 06-21-2015, 09:11 AM
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I have just eaten a revolting burger from a burger van. Man!
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:14 AM
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Well, I had a weighty conversation with my husband just now. Feels good to say exactly how I feel and what I mean. Not that I don't ordinarily, cause I do. But there was some clarification and edification going on, lol. I think I worked through some major resistance for myself. Sometimes it just works better to say something instead of thinking it or writing it. Whew.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
mns1 - is there some reason why you still have alcohol in your house? JS, it's a good idea to banish it.
It wasn't at my house. It was after work with my co-workers. That's another reason I am changing jobs. All anyone every wants to do around here is go get drinks after work. As an aspiring health and fitness professional I am trying to get a position at a local facility. But even the health-conscious in these parts are always talking about going out for drinks. It is annoying.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:24 AM
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It wasn't at my house. It was after work with my co-workers. That's another reason I am changing jobs. All anyone every wants to do around here is go get drinks after work. As an aspiring health and fitness professional I am trying to get a position at a local facility. But even the health-conscious in these parts are always talking about going out for drinks. It is annoying.
Oh. Well, the world is going to keep right on partying whether you choose to give in or not. It's your choice. At some point I had to learn to say, "No, thanks," and mean it. No one is forcing you to drink, but if you can't say no, perhaps stop going to these places until you are stronger.

I tried changing jobs. Yeah, people drink in every job.

There are also those who go home without after-work drinks. We tend to think everyone drinks like we do, but that's just not the case. Spend one evening as a non-drinker and pay attention to how others drink. It's educational.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:36 AM
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I know that everyone doesn't drink like we do. Trust me, I spent years working at a bar simply observing how people drink. It's disgusting. It's like there are people like us, people who just have a few and call it a day, and then there are the people in between. They are the worst in my opinion. They act like animals and it is disgusting.

And I am not changing jobs specifically because of drinking, it's actually more about advancing my career. Right now I work as an independent personal trainer in addition to working in construction several days a week. The physical demands and stress of that job are not very conducive to health and fitness. So I am applying at a facility where I know some people who can get me a good position and start doing what I love to do.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
I have just eaten a revolting burger from a burger van. Man!
What was it revolting against? (oh no! The corny humor of this thread is rubbing off on me! Eek!).

Glad you were able to have a good talk with your husband, hippo.

mns.....you can do this regardless of what people around you are doing.
I spent last night in a bar listening to some really good music, maybe not the best idea, but my commitment to abstinence is solid and forever. The group I was with are all heavy drinkers and that's not going to change just because I decided to get sober. Anyway....you always have such appositive attitude and that's key to making real life changes.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:51 AM
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I had a hamburger in Sochi. It looked awesome. Not sure what kind of meat it was though. And not sure how to describe the taste.
I was feeling low for a spell earlier. Wife is sleeping the day away. It's nice out and I'm alone. Still a lot of work to do outside - AND inside. I just feel like taking a day off and doing nothing. But these things have to be done. I think I am going to work in the garage and straighten it up. Move my fishing kayak from the yard to inside and put it up on the trailer. Then it will be closer to being used and I need it out of the way to work on the landscape project I don't feel like working on today. Maybe give the ground a day to dry up before I make a muddy mess. I did actually measure something and did some cypherin. This is going to require bringing in materials and I'm not too keen on it. Going to level and slope ground so rain does not pool and moves away from house and lower yard. Eyeballing it will not work...
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:53 AM
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Mns1 well done for stopping after you had started. For me that was and is an impossibility
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:58 AM
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Mostly it was revolting against me Brynn.

Those two old geezers have gone at last. Couple of bigots/misogynists of the old school
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:01 AM
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brynn, I agree. I know I am going to break out of this funk and start moving forward at full-speed. Thank you my friend!

Saoutchik, thank you. I just cracked up at that!

About to go do my leg workout, which probably wouldn't be happening if I had continued drinking because I would be hungover and hating myself.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:02 AM
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ain't been a lot of music posting on the weekender lately.
??????????????????? I think...

here's a song
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:05 AM
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....and a really good song, to boot.

mns1 - yes. Don't skip leg day!!!!!!
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Hugs Brain. Know what it's like with spouse sleeping the day away. Husband crashed out. I'm taking the kids to the pool and then to Indiana to see my grandfather.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:31 AM
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That IS a good song LB (I like James Taylor)

Unfortunately Vevo have made it unavailable in the UK so I couldn't play it.

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Old 06-21-2015, 10:39 AM
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Ha ha.... You all crack me up.

Cannot seem to get out of bed today. So watching tv with the cats. I have hundreds of channels and nothing to watch! Ugggghhhh.
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Thinking today may be the day I try and quit smoking, have spent all morning hacking up a lung...bought lots of healthy food, some multivitamins, stopped drinking, and it seems a little ridiculous to keep smoking (especially as an asthmatic). However, the thought of giving up cigs absolutely terrifies me, I have some nicotine gum...hmmm procrastinating on this one.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:49 AM
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Thanks for the weekender thread as always Ken
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:52 AM
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Hey y'all ,
some furniture in the charity shops inspected … looking at a large dining room table or a circular one …
Think the circular one will win out so we can have more room in the dining room ..
Only 80 , coffee table 20 and a bookcase 80 .. so tomorrow i might go buy some furniture .. Also I've seen a nice 2 seater sofa for 605 … Again tomorrow i will go out with a measuring tape and see how things measure up LoL

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Old 06-21-2015, 10:59 AM
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mns1 - yes. Don't skip leg day!!!!!!
Never!!!

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