Starting over again....again

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  1. Jen@8675309

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    Lucky 13 today. I'm busying myself with work and getting ready for my vacation starting Thursday, so PMO hasn't really been on my mind at all. I'm excited to hit 2 weeks tomorrow, I'll have to think of something to do for a little celebration.
     
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  2. Moon Shot

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    Lucky 13, my friend used to say that, haha, well done Jen! I think as we move away from this addiction, it takes up less and less space in our lives until...

    Once again, two weeks!

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  3. Solomon435

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    Ooh the vacation is almost here! Are you excited? I really hope you make the most out of the trip.

    Yeah, you should definitely celebrate 2 weeks! Quite the accomplishment! Have fun. :D
     
  4. ttitanya

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    Jennnnnn!!! I've been following your journal!!! you can do it!!!! Tomorrow makes 14!
     
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  5. Jen@8675309

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    I made it to 2 weeks today, mostly by just taking each day as it comes and staying out of my head about everything. It's working so far, so that's the approach I'll keep going with. I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow, so that should greatly help me keep going because I won't have access to the internet for PMO, or privacy for MO. I feel pretty good about where I am right now and the path ahead.
     
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  6. Solomon435

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    Have a nice vacation! You've earned it. :)
     
  7. Retro Girl

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    Congrats on 2 weeks Jen and that's a great opportunity with the vacation.. have a good one!
     
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  8. Moon Shot

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    Vacation! Sounds fun- Three cheers to two weeks!
     
  9. Jen@8675309

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    I had a great vacation, made it to 3 weeks...then when I got home I felt like I got hit by a cement mixer's worth of temptations and triggers and caved in. This is a valuable lesson that I won't soon forget. I don't feel bad per se, 1 reset in 3 weeks is significant progress for me. I'll get back to 3 weeks and beyond in no time. I got this.
     
  10. Your motive is pure and beautiful. Rejoice in your good heart that desires a healthier you. Change will come. Don’t listen to lies we tell ourselves that we’ll never get better. You will. You already are a success by being here. Being honest.
     
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  11. Solomon435

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    You had a great vacation and an awesome 3 week streak, I'd say you've done a great job!

    You'll get back on your feet soon. Great job handing it so well!
     
  12. Jen@8675309

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    I'm having some trouble getting back on track, but this is normal and expected behavior. I know I'll get back to where I want to be soon, I just have to work harder.
     
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  13. ttitanya

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    Yes you Will!!!!
     
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  14. Solomon435

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    Yes, you will be able to get back on the horse. We believe in you.
     
  15. Kamakiri

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    That three week break from the depressing rut of recurring relapses must have felt wonderful. Are the reasons you noted above the main or only reasons for that? Is there some way you can introduce similar constraints? Tricky if you live alone (as I do) because the opportunity is often/mostly there. :oops: Re: internet access, although I am not a fan, maybe you are among those that would benefit from some blocking software. Any thoughts Jen? I hope you are doing well at the moment.
     
  16. Lively gr of yesterday

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    Best of luck i m just going through the same
     
  17. Veritech

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    I had a similar experience.

    Before vacation, I felt so motivated going into the vacation and was able to put together a great streak.

    The streak then lasted through the vacation with very little thought or temptation.

    Then back home and within a day or two, bang!!! I was watching porn and masturbating once again. Binging for days. What just happened? I was doing so well.

    I think there is a wave of stress and depression that hits when we return to work and routine. Perhaps there is a part of us thinking that vacation was a reward for a great streak; when at home there is no future reward, so why keep trying?

    As they say, "If you fall off the horse, get right back on."
     
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