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Cheddarhead

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  • Birthday 06/10/1970

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    Green Bay, WI / USA, Planet Earth.
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    Music, hanging with friends, fishing, camping, outdoor adventure, powerkiting, skiing and animals.

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  1. There was a 8 year time span when I drank a lot. Had good memories and bad ones as well. Alcohol always broke me out of my shell and made me feel more alive. Of course the health effects weren't worth it anymore so essentially I quit. Occasionally I miss those times. I don't want to fall back into that trap so I try to steer clear of bars and clubs. I'm a much healthier person these days because of it.
  2. I take Fish oil, Magnesium and Vitamin D3 on a daily basis. I could tell a big difference when boosting my Vit D levels. Magnesium has a calming effect on me. Helps when I have anxiety.
  3. I tried a ketogenic diet for two months. Felt fantastic after the initial adaptation phase. Never felt hungry and my blood sugar always remained rock steady. No sugar crashes ever! Sad to say I called it quits after two months because I lost more weight than I wanted to. Wasn't very overweight to begin with so ended up looking sickly skinny. I couldn't eat enough calories in a day because I simply didn't feel hungry enough. Great health benefits but hated losing so much weight for a guy. It did def keep my mood stable! Now I still eat low carb but not keto low.
  4. Ended up going to the gym twice on Saturday. That's how exciting my Saturday was, lol.
  5. Another squat day at the gym. Much harder than usual despite the same amount of weight as last time. I think today was one of those "off" days. My diet hasn't been up to par lately so that's probably why I struggled so much.
  6. I feel like you often. Especially when I'm scheduled to start a work weekend. I work every other. Sometimes I get bummed going in on a Friday when everybody else is just starting their weekend. I see everyone posting their plans while I'm busy packing a lunch for the nightshift. Psychologically it takes a toll on me. Especially this weekend when all my friends are heading north for the 4th of July. Seems the older I get the less it bothers me. Perhaps age has taught me to deal with it better. Dunno.
  7. Still hitting the gym hard 3 days/week. I haven't felt this good since my 20's. Unfortunately I can't get my wife to go with me ever. I guess this will have to be a solo endeavor. Just wish I had someone to share my excitement with :(
  8. Have you been checked for any deficiencies? Low vitamin D, hypothyroidism, hormones? One or all of these can cause fatigue. Any sleep apnea issues? Withdrawal from Zoloft can cause fatigue and other symptoms also as your brain and central nervous system are trying to sort itself out. In my opinion doctors should always look for an underlying cause before they prescribe antidepressants. Most do not.
  9. I quit drinking and smoking 3 years ago. It definitely has had a profound impact on my wellbeing. I now eat healthy and hit the gym 3 days a week. I'm 47 and feel like I'm in the best shape of my life. That being said, my social life is probably at its absolute worst it's ever been. Not the outcome I had hoped for. Not really sure if I'm happier now or before I quit the poisons. I now stay away from bars as they are a trigger for me to drink. No bars=no more socializing. It's been lonely the last couple years.
  10. Well said. I simply went to a technical college and earned an Associates degree in my trade of interest. (That's about the minimum degree to open doors in my field). Bang for the buck it was the best investment I ever made. I paid cash for my degree and had zero debt when I was done. It opened enough doors and enabled me to make enough money to live well. Just because you have a bachelors or masters degree doesn't always guarantee a healthy wage. Only downside to my degree is that it's specialized. I work in the water treatment industry. Only so many plants in every city. Unless your willing to relocate, there is only so much opportunity in one place. We have many young people that come in the front door with bachelor's degrees that in my opinion are vastly over educated for the type of trade they will be learning. Most want to go right from training to supervisor, but in reality it doesn't work that way. Some find this out quickly and leave, others stay for some experience and then leave in bigger pursuits. I find the minority grind it out long enough to see advancement opportunities open up. Ive been in this specialty field for 25 years. If I had to do something else, I most certainly would have to start from scratch. At this point it doesn't pay to start over, IMHO.
  11. Zero exercise all weekend other than some light stretching :( It was my 36hr work weekend where I was basically confined to a control room 12hrs a day. Sleep, eat, go to work and sit in a chair for 12. Rinse and repeat, ugh! Have Mon/Tues off so those will be gym days. Hate when I have weekend control room duty. Glad it's only once a month.
  12. Perhaps introspective is a better word? Some people choose to never look inside themselves. You have a unique perspective I can relate to. I don't feel your attention seeking in the least. Just thought your post was rather cool.
  13. Another person that likes winter? One of my favorite times of the year is winter. Here I thought I was the only one :)
  14. Beautifully said! I can relate very well. Sounds like you have lots of insite. My med has basically made me feel the same way. My highs are never very high and my lows are seldom low. My life is sort of a purgatory that is void of fulfillment.
  15. I take 1000mg fish oil/day - xymogen brand. 10,000 iu vitamin D with K2/ day - xymogen brand. 400mg Magnesium/day - NOW brand. Getting my vitamin D levels up had a big impact on me. Made me less lethargic. All doctors should have people tested for D levels. Unless you get regular exposure to sunlight most of us have low levels. Even at 10,000 iu's a day it still took about 6 months to get mine in the normal range. I'm a night shift worker so don't see much sun. I hear others say that Magnesium has a calming effect. I can't really tell if it does or not.
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