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Old 05-14-2017, 01:16 PM
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That's amazing.
My mom doesn't celebrate Mother's day, she's all about that "every day is important" thing and really does lives up to that. It's beautiful to witness her displays of love and care for those around her on a daily basis... She's always giving presents, writing cards, and helping people all year 'round. That doesn't mean I don't want to celebrate, you know? I'm still bringing her cake and flowers for coffee late this afternoon whether she wants it or not.
Well, yes I'm a big mama's girl, my dad was a bit jealous.
My mom too always gives us presents, even if sometimes they're too much ("No mom, I can't eat lasagnas for 3 days straight") and she's always taking care of my ill grandma everyday and even looks after stray cats in the neighborhood, she deserves that we cook for her and give her presents when we can.
The surprise with cake and flowers is an amazing idea, what kind of cake is it?

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Old 06-16-2017, 11:55 AM
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Today I am cigarette free for 15 years!!! My method of quitting was cold turkey. I had cravings every day, four times a day for eleven months. I waged a war against my cravings and won.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:58 AM
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Today I am cigarette free for 15 years!!! My method of quitting was cold turkey. I had cravings every day, four times a day for eleven months. I waged a war against my cravings and won.
Good on you Mark, it takes lots of inner strength to give them suckers up..
Hows your marathon training going are you still pumping the pavement?
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:57 AM
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Today I am cigarette free for 15 years!!! My method of quitting was cold turkey. I had cravings every day, four times a day for eleven months. I waged a war against my cravings and won.


Me too,!!!!! I gave up in August 2002.
I gave up as I was sick to death of queuing at the Supermarket.
I found it easy(ish) except once or twice at a party, when I may have had a red wine or two.
Well done to us both.
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:05 AM
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Good on you Mark, it takes lots of inner strength to give them suckers up..
Hows your marathon training going are you still pumping the pavement?
Last year I injured my knees from jogging. Then I went to physical therapy to learn exercises to heal them. I rarely did what I was supposed to do so only time healed me but the knees are still weak. Jogging is out. I continued to eat healthy for several months without exercising but then the winter blues got to me and I started eating a lot of the cheat foods again and they quickly add weight. I started walking 3.3 miles every day about a month ago and then decided last week to power walk and that hurt my knees again so now I will just walk at my regular pace, try to eat right and lift weights and I guess it is a wait and see attitude right now.

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Me too,!!!!! I gave up in August 2002.
I gave up as I was sick to death of queuing at the Supermarket.
I found it easy(ish) except once or twice at a party, when I may have had a red wine or two.
Well done to us both.
Very glad to hear your story and to share the same anniversary year with you.
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:41 PM
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Just watched the Radiohead headline set at Glastonbury online...
I'm not sure I have adequate words to describe what I just saw... that was the most amazing concert I've ever seen. WOW!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:19 PM
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Last year I injured my knees from jogging. Then I went to physical therapy to learn exercises to heal them. I rarely did what I was supposed to do so only time healed me but the knees are still weak. Jogging is out. I continued to eat healthy for several months without exercising but then the winter blues got to me and I started eating a lot of the cheat foods again and they quickly add weight. I started walking 3.3 miles every day about a month ago and then decided last week to power walk and that hurt my knees again so now I will just walk at my regular pace, try to eat right and lift weights and I guess it is a wait and see attitude right now.


Very glad to hear your story and to share the same anniversary year with you.
Good to hear your still at it though, same thing happened while on my fitness kick a few years ago, i ended injuring my foot ( Plantar fasciiitis ). Orthodontics helped a lot, im back playing sport again.. Good luck
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:13 PM
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Today I am 8.5 years drug and alcohol free. One day at a time.
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I rarely drink alcohol, and I mean rarely.
And I would never drink and drive. That
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I've nearly downed a bottle of Castello Del
Poggio Moscato and I feel nothing. I thought
it might make me feel different. But no.

How much does a fellow have to drink?
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:50 PM
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I rarely drink alcohol, and I mean rarely.
And I would never drink and drive. That
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I've nearly downed a bottle of Castello Del
Poggio Moscato and I feel nothing. I thought
it might make me feel different. But no.

How much does a fellow have to drink?
Let go. Let God.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:36 AM
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I rarely drink alcohol, and I mean rarely.
And I would never drink and drive. That
said...

I've nearly downed a bottle of Castello Del
Poggio Moscato and I feel nothing. I thought
it might make me feel different. But no.

How much does a fellow have to drink?
Well, at least you have good taste.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:08 AM
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Finally went to sleep at 5am. The culprit was drinking 3 cups of coffee yesterday morning. I removed coffee from my life almost 2 months ago and have had it only two times after. Since dumping that stuff I have slept better, have more energy and my memory has improved. And also the most strangest thing of them all; my hair of which was thinning out because I am in my mid 50's has become thick again like when I was in my youth. Who wouldda thunk that caffeine could be so damaging?
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:11 AM
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Finally went to sleep at 5am. The culprit was drinking 3 cups of coffee yesterday morning. I removed coffee from my life almost 2 months ago and have had it only two times after. Since dumping that stuff I have slept better, have more energy and my memory has improved. And also the most strangest thing of them all; my hair of which was thinning out because I am in my mid 50's has become thick again like when I was in my youth. Who wouldda thunk that caffeine could be so damaging?
I know that American coffee has more caffeine than traditional espresso, and the maximum amount of coffee per day should be not more than 5 small cups of espresso so I guess that three cups of coffee may already exceed the recommended dose.
I think the major factor is the increased quality and quantity of sleep, when I'm stressed because I have exams and sleep worse my hair also becomes thinner, frailer and tends to fall more, my mother always freaks out and wants me to take blood tests.
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when I'm stressed because I have exams and sleep worse my hair also becomes thinner, frailer and tends to fall more, my mother always freaks out and wants me to take blood tests.
Mother knows best.
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:20 PM
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It's pouring rain outside. It has been raining all morning but as soon as I was ready to step outside the drops started pounding. There is a flood in my walkway to the car. The lawn was very recently seeded with new soil added, so when I walk through that I am sinking into mud. I had to get to a store that told me they were closing early and as I pulled out of the parking lot to the street I was just in time for the arrival of the funeral procession that was led by a cop car. Then I get to the store and cannot get the carriage inside because some numb nut parked right in front of the door on the sidewalk and then told me to just wait 5 minutes til he came back out. Meanwhile I'm almost drenched even in my hat and raincoat. Then I headed to the next store and upon leaving there an employee offers me an umbrella to walk to my car. Apparently I did not understand him because I suggested he hold the thing over my groceries and he said no, keep the bags up here and take the umbrella to the car. Not risking having possible trouble undoing the umbrella when I go to get in the car I leave all of it with him, walk to the car and drove it up to him. He walks the carriage to the trunk. I beep the horn. He just stand there and a coworker tells him to put it in the door. He opens the back door which is filled with stuff already and then he opens the front door finally. But at this point he already left the damned umbrella with his coworker and he got my bags all wet. Then I get home to a much worse muddy flood outside my door than when I left. So as you can see, I have already had the day from Hell and now that I have changed clothe's I gotta go back out there and rinse and repeat.
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