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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:49 PM

Gave up my bike, helmit, globes, lock, biking bag to someone who will use it. I can't bike anymore.

Adrenaline kills me cause of ptsd. Is sorta sad but I feel good for letting somebody else enjoy it. And I feel good for having accepted my limitations. What have you given up?

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Reply Gave up my bike, helmit, globes, lock, biking bag to someone who will use it. I can't bike anymore. (Original post)
applegrove Jun 2012 OP
ohiosmith Jun 2012 #1
applegrove Jun 2012 #2
hifiguy Jun 2012 #6
Bertha Venation Jun 2012 #3
applegrove Jun 2012 #4
kurtzapril4 Jun 2012 #8
applegrove Jun 2012 #9
kurtzapril4 Jun 2012 #12
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #5
pipi_k Jun 2012 #7
crunch60 Jun 2012 #10
Honeycombe8 Jun 2012 #11

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:52 PM

1. Not drinking and not smoking cigars. I will never again not drink or not smoke cigars.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:01 PM

2. LOL!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 10:02 AM

6. I'm with you ohiosmith.

A glass of brandy and a fine cigar are two of life's greatest pleasures.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:06 PM

3. Food.

Seriously, I'm on a 1000 calorie per day semi-fast. I refuse to take these 120 extra pounds with me to my 50th year (9 months away).

I'm very sorry you can't ride anymore, AG. I am sad that I can't play ball anymore, but I hit that realization 15 years ago. So long ago... anyway, how do you feel? Are you ok with it?

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:29 PM

4. Yes. I'm okay with it. Feels could to take stock and say to yourself this isn't going to get better.

3 years ago I could not ride parts of the trail near my home because my adrenaline would go and I'd have that memory of pain for hours afterwards. So I stopped riding anywhere. This past year I was in a car accident and that totally made me afraid of being in a moving vehicle. It has calmed down a little but I know I will never be able to drive a car or a bike. I totally seize up. I'm lucky that I practically live downtown and can walk everywhere. And I try and keep that good luck in mind every day.

As to food I am still breaking my diet every 5 days or so. My diet is 1350 to 1740 calories a day. So I have only lost a few pounds. This struggle is one that will involve permanent change to eating habits, not a temporary diet per se, so I have time to win the battle. I order a salad if I go out to dinner. Today I bought strawberries to eat as a treat. Yummy. I hope to lose 80 pounds. Then I'd weight 185 - 180 pounds. Not a stick person by any means, but much healthier as I age. I've already quit smoking and drinking. So this should be easier than those quits were.

Good for you Bertha for setting an aggressive goal and sticking to it. Must be nice to be seeing results every single week and noticing all the changes. You'll do it.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 06:18 PM

8. I mean no offense,

but are you able to see a therapist? A good one will be able to help you.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 06:21 PM

9. Yes. I'm on medication for ptsd too.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:21 AM

12. You will get better.

I know it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 09:50 AM

5. Skiing, running, basketball, walking without a cane, pride, bathing on my own, bowling...

 

... wild monkey sex in trees, climbing ladders, weeding, going to theaters, hauling heavy objects, plumbing, almost all dancing, being afraid of needles, and the list goes on.

I still have my bike, but I haven't been on it in two years. That's one I still want to try again, but I doubt I'll ever try the unicycle again. I finally got used to using the handicapped placard, but I'll take a nearby regular spot if one's available. Of everything, I think pride was the hardest thing to abandon. I'll never be better so all I can hope for is to not get any worse. It doesn't mean I can't have fun! That's one thing I'll never give up.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 10:19 AM

7. That was really

a nice thing you did there!

And yeah...adrenaline kills me, too. I can only take so much of it (panic disorder and other anxiety things).

Anyway, I gave my old laptop to my older granddaughter and then I gave my first Kindle to her younger sister after I got a Kindle Fire.

Gave my grandson my old iPod, and gave his mom, my daughter, my old cell phone when hers broke.

I've also given away shoes and clothing to one of the waitresses who works Saturdays down at the little family restaurant in town.

I grew up not having much, so being able to do this makes me feel good.



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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 08:31 PM

10. FEAR of any kind, not a part of my thinking, life is short, enjoy.

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 08:36 PM

11. Smoking. nt

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