Still going strong

Its been 5 days now and not a chip or chocolate has passed my lips. For someone who was getting through a 160 gm bag of chips and 300 gms of chocolate pretty much every day thats decent going if I don't say so myself :)

Even better I have not WANTED them and even tonight when I walked to the shop and imagined the good feelings I would get from chips and chocolate not only couldn't I really summon them up I actually thought "Ugh, you don't want that, thats old you. No more".

I don't want to get ahead of myself but thats exactly the same kind of thinking I had when I gave up drinking and then gave up smoking. Out of the blue I just didn't want to anymore and its feeling the same for this.

I guess 3 years down the track from going sober and 12 months off the cigs has now given me enough time to work on my eating. And I am no longer distracted by "I wish I wasn't drinking" or "God I have to stop smoking" its just one thing now.

Had an interview yesterday (Friday) for a new job (which I got :) ) and I was of course nervous leading up to it. My standard thing would then be to rush out of there at the end, get home and chow down on junk to soothe/celebrate but I had a small pasta and some salad for lunch and that was it. Very, VERY unlike me.

I thought I would just jot some things down as I have had a habit over the past few months of calling in once and disappearing but I will be around ongoing methinks !

"A guy walks into a bar looking frustrated. The bartender asks, "What's the matter?"

The guy replies, "Well I've got these two horses and I can't tell them apart. I don't know if I'm mixing up riding times or even feeding them the right foods."

The bartender suggests, "Why don't you try shaving the tail of one of the horses?"

The guy says, "That sounds like a good idea, I think I'll try it."

A few months later, he returns to the bar in worse condition. "I shaved the tail of one of the horses, but it grew back and I can't tell them apart again!"

The bartender says, "Why don't you try shaving the mane?"

A few months later the guy is back. "I shaved the mane of one of the horses, but it grew back!"

The bartender yells, "Just measure the damn horses. Perhaps one is slightly taller that the other one!"

The guy storms out of the bar.

The next day, the guy runs into the bar. "It worked, it worked!" he exclaims. "I measured the horses, and the black one is two inches taller than the white one!"

Boom, BOOM!!! :D

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  • Hi, what a reformed character! Well done on turning your life around, and tackling one thing at a time was definitely the right thing to do. I stopped smoking a year ago, needed to lose weight but knew It was too big an ask to do both together! Congratulations on getting the job too! The 'light bulb' moment is great, isn't it, when you actually want to change , instead of forcing yourself to. Terrible joke by the way πŸ˜‰

  • Very interesting tag! Really bad joke! And a brilliant new you!

  • Inspiring story Dave1961 😊 But dreadful joke!! Just the kind I like!! Hehehe πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Hi Dave,

    Congratulations on getting your new job - that is brilliant news!!! Well done also re: the food side of things!!! :-) lol @ the joke!!!! ;-)

    Have a great weekend.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Boom,boom πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  • Pleased to hear about the new job! I even liked that joke....:-)

  • Very funny - wasn't expecting that punch line! So good to hear that you have completely changed your mindset and that you have a new job. No stopping you now! :)

  • The joke was great but not as good as hearing you've got a new job, well done. Try not to tell that joke at work πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

  • Lots of luck with the new job Dave. You're beginning to sound more like the Dave I know and remember. I hope this new frame of mind keeps getting more and more firmly installed. Prepared to put up with more jokes if necessary, in the name of Dave's rehabilitation to the forum back as his old self :)

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