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Sigh. Starting over after 100 days.
By johnroberts
6/4/2013 3:11:04 AM
I made it about 100 days. Maybe a little more. I did so well, and then I went back to watch my parents' house -- the house I grew up in and developed my problem with P/M -- and I lapsed. I should have jumped on here when I felt the temptation coming on, but I procrastinated.

...And so here I am. I feel frustrated with myself that I'm still in this cycle, but at least I made it 100 days, right? That's progress. Now I need to start over. This time I'm going for at least 120. And then I'll seriously readjust my goal when I come close to achieving it so I don't think, "I did it! I can relax."

Part of my wants to think, "I'll never beat this."

But that's not true. 100 days is good progress. It's not perfect, far from it. But because of the Savior, I never need to give up. I can continue working hard and taking this thing one day at a time.

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Hang in there buddy    
"Have you sat down and written out a "root cause" analysis? Articulate external/internal factors that may lead you to the point of no return. Work on it today in avoiding, managing, or at least minimizing those factors. Do it today and report back."
posted at 10:04:34 on June 4, 2013 by stayingclean
PWN temptation    
"You totally own this now! you need to understand how far you have come.

I would like you to read a post I posted elsewhere. http://ldsaddictionrecovery.org/ViewBlog.aspx?EntryId=20065 "Dont give up" by anonymous

There will come a time when you realize, you DO OWN THIS, and no external force can make you do otherwise. My favorite hero in scripture Alma 48:11-13,17 (17 is my favorite)
Also, listen to this: "Firm in the Faith" https://www.lds.org/music/library/seminary-music-book-of-mormon?lang=eng

YOU CAN PWN temptation! Your 100 days are proof to YOU."
posted at 12:38:40 on June 5, 2013 by nowell29
Good work    
"I have never been able to surpass 2 weeks... Very very impressive!"
posted at 14:28:39 on June 5, 2013 by andrewb


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"In recent years, as I have sung the hymns of the Atonement, it has been with an especially full heart—and also with full voice, when I can continue to sing—lines such as “How great thou art,” “I scarce can take it in,” “To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,” “I stand all amazed,” and “Oh, it is wonderful!”"

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