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  • Originally posted by Bifcus View Post
    Hey Sol,

    I remember reading a theory about curing insomnia caused by jetlag. The theory was that you needed to reset your circadian rhythms by going forward rather than back. So rather than trying to fall asleep earlier - you try and fall asleep later each day until you have gone around the clock to where you want to be.

    So if you are falling asleep at 7 -8am, the idea is you make your bedtime 9am (or later). You don't even try to go to bed before then. Then the following day, move your bedtime a couple of hours later (yes you will be sleeping during the day, and up at night). Maybe 11am. Repeat a couple of times more and you will suddenly be going to bed at a 'reasonable' time, at which point you stop.

    So you make your awake period longer each day, rather than trying to make it shorter by going to bed earlier. This is supposed to make it easier to get to sleep, as you are more tired, but more importantly it works by extending your circadian rythmn rather than trying to contract it. And the theory has it your body copes with this more easily (I am sure we have all heard the theory that traveling across time zones one way is easier than the other).

    I haven't tried this myself - never had the luxury of not having to go to work for a few days to test it out. No idea if it would work for you. Maybe see if you can research it and find any evidence?

    And stunning work on going a month without booze. Congratulations, it is heartwarming to see someone having success.
    Thanks bifcus, I remember reading about this years ago. Because I was drinking I read it and forgot about it.
    Thanks for reminding me, and thanks for the kind words.

    Originally posted by Cryptocode View Post
    Thank you, Sol and Little Vase, for making that deletion.

    Now I'm wondering why God told Moses "not to eat the fat of the meat". They sure had grass fed meat. Most Jewish dietary law has some reason to it, even if it was an ancient reason no longer applicable.

    Sol, you haven't said how last night went.
    Hi codo, it didn't go well at all. I had some very bad news during the day. I almost threw everything away on Saturday night.
    I was so close, within an inch of ruining everything, and it's not over yet. Expecting to hear the fallout of Saturday's news today. At least I'm prepared for today.
    You have been persistent on finding out how Saturday went for me, like you sensed something. I was happy to ignore it but as you are asking there it is. So very very close.

    Sorry I didn't understand and get that post sorted earlier.
    Thanks cody crips
    Last edited by Sol blackcat; 07-15-2013, 03:47 AM.
    FTM. I'm not biased, I hope everybody beats the mags!

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    • keep going you can do it, keep going you can do it, keep going you can do it, keep going you can do it, keep going you can do it,
      cheer squad here cheering!!!!
      keep going you can do it!
      link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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      • Originally posted by Sol blackcat View Post
        Hi codo, it didn't go well at all. I had some very bad news during the day. I almost threw everything away on Saturday night.
        I was so close, within an inch of ruining everything, and it's not over yet.
        Expecting to hear the fallout of Saturday's news today. At least I'm prepared for today.
        You have been persistent on finding out how Saturday went for me, like you sensed something. I was happy to ignore it but as you are asking there it is. So very very close.
        Hurray! Hurray! Hurray for you. You made it over a bad, dangerous spot. Those are the ones that usually sink the ships. That's typically when I'm phoned in the middle of the night and spend a few hours just talking, about anything, until the emotions and temptations pass. Those bad spots - keep coming along, they're part of life. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray for you.

        You're taking more and more steps in retraining your emotions. You can do this.
        "When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power." - Alston Chase

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        • Originally posted by jacmac View Post
          keep going you can do it, keep going you can do it, keep going you can do it, keep going you can do it, keep going you can do it,
          cheer squad here cheering!!!!
          keep going you can do it!
          Lol, thanks jac. Thanks jac, and erm thanks again jac.

          Originally posted by Cryptocode View Post
          Hurray! Hurray! Hurray for you. You made it over a bad, dangerous spot. Those are the ones that usually sink the ships. That's typically when I'm phoned in the middle of the night and spend a few hours just talking, about anything, until the emotions and temptations pass. Those bad spots - keep coming along, they're part of life. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray for you.

          You're taking more and more steps in retraining your emotions. You can do this.
          Thanks codeo.
          It was a close one, and thanks for the support. Feeling better now.
          FTM. I'm not biased, I hope everybody beats the mags!

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          • Sol, I'm not sure about anyone else but I feel an investment in your success now.
            So for what it's worth I'm banking on ya!
            Glad you are over the hump for now
            link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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            • Originally posted by jacmac View Post
              Sol, I'm not sure about anyone else but I feel an investment in your success now.
              So for what it's worth I'm banking on ya!
              Glad you are over the hump for now
              Blimey jac!
              Into the fifth week now, I think?
              I've stopped counting.
              You've been with me from the start so I'm banking on you too jac.
              Thank you.
              FTM. I'm not biased, I hope everybody beats the mags!

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              • Originally posted by jacmac View Post
                Sol, I'm not sure about anyone else but I feel an investment in your success now.
                So for what it's worth I'm banking on ya!
                Glad you are over the hump for now
                Same here; I feel emotionally invested in your continued success.

                And I usually don't care at all about people who aren't family or close friends, so...

                Sent via A-10 Warthog

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                • Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
                  Same here; I feel emotionally invested in your continued success.

                  And I usually don't care at all about people who aren't family or close friends, so...

                  Sent via A-10 Warthog
                  Blimey, you too mr A? How could I possibly let you fellas down.
                  Can't believe this thread is still running!
                  Thanks for the support mr A.
                  Great stuff.
                  FTM. I'm not biased, I hope everybody beats the mags!

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                  • Go, Sol!

                    I hope you took a "before" picture. If not, take one now. I expect to see you as one of Mark's Friday Success Stories in the next year!

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                    • Originally posted by Goldie View Post


                      Go, Sol!

                      I hope you took a "before" picture. If not, take one now. I expect to see you as one of Mark's Friday Success Stories in the next year!
                      Hi goldie, that's great that.
                      I didn't actually. Will do one tomorrow.
                      Good idea, and thank you.
                      FTM. I'm not biased, I hope everybody beats the mags!

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                      • Originally posted by jacmac View Post
                        Sol, I'm not sure about anyone else but I feel an investment in your success now.
                        So for what it's worth I'm banking on ya!
                        Glad you are over the hump for now
                        Indeed. Seeing this thread still going and you doing well brightens my day.
                        “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” W. Edwards Deming
                        Blogging at http://loafingcactus.com

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                        • Originally posted by loafingcactus View Post
                          Indeed. Seeing this thread still going and you doing well brightens my day.
                          Thanks loaf, with all this support I wouldn't dare fail.
                          Amazing, everyone of you! Thank you.
                          FTM. I'm not biased, I hope everybody beats the mags!

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                          • Another Sol fan signing up! I haven't posted on your thread for a while Sol, but I am lurking, and grinning with all continued succes.

                            (I hope this comes out right...)
                            I just wanted to say don't feel any pressure from everyone cheering you on- we want you to be healthy and well, but we aren't putting pressure on you. Hopefully that makes a bit of sense!

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                            • Heatherp, I was thinking that too.
                              I think the point is that we won't be fair weather friends- you don't HAVE to be successful to have my support, but I will certainly cheer on your successes!
                              “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” W. Edwards Deming
                              Blogging at http://loafingcactus.com

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                              • Originally posted by heatherp View Post
                                Another Sol fan signing up! I haven't posted on your thread for a while Sol, but I am lurking, and grinning with all continued succes.

                                (I hope this comes out right...)
                                I just wanted to say don't feel any pressure from everyone cheering you on- we want you to be healthy and well, but we aren't putting pressure on you. Hopefully that makes a bit of sense!
                                Cheers Heath. It makes perfect sense. Thanks.

                                Originally posted by loafingcactus View Post
                                Heatherp, I was thinking that too.
                                I think the point is that we won't be fair weather friends- you don't HAVE to be successful to have my support, but I will certainly cheer on your successes!
                                It's nice to have all the support no matter what. I'm getting used to not drinking now, and if my sleep would behave itself then I would be totally content.
                                Thanks.
                                FTM. I'm not biased, I hope everybody beats the mags!

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