Happy New Year, everyone.
Things are looking up here. Lots of activity on my dating website. Even some interest on the part of some women who are under 80. Just kidding. It really has looked up with lots of correspondence and even a potential date. I'll keep you posted. (Marnia, you'll be the first to know. Ha, ha.)
One more session of weightlifting, which will happen tomorrow, and I'll reach the bronze level. That's 200,000 lbs. of weight lifted and for me that's since September. It sounds like a lot more than it really is. The gold level is a million pounds. I've managed to get that high through the frequency of my visits not for the abundance of weight during a single session I can assure you. I have noticed that I'm not having to decrease the weight on the machines as frequently after a woman finishes with that machine. Embarrassingly, that happened all the time when I first started. It is amazing how much some of these guys lift. On one machine today on which you do leg presses I had the bar set on 175lbs. The guy before me had it on 475lbs. I only weigh 207lbs. I wasn't even tempted to try to lift it. I wonder how far a guy who can lift that much weight with his legs could kick a football. The machine that is my chief nemisis these days is the ab cruncher. I've got it at 105 lbs. and I can barely finish my reps. It is helping though. No six pack abs yet but no gut anymore, either.
It's New Years Eve and I am alone but not lonely. I spent most of the day with my wonderful Sheltie boy. We cuddled on the sofa while I read and he napped. I've been blessed so far. No sign (yet) of the bone cancer. I know it's just a matter of time but I'm still grateful for today. It was great and he seemed to have a very good time.
I hope for 2013 that all of you on this site achieve you goals and desires. For the PMOers like me, I hope we can introduce real partners into our lives and can give up the loneliness and shame of pornography and masturbation. For the Karezzers, I hope your sexual journey is fulfilling for both you and your partners and that your lovemaking engenders a closeness and tenderness that you hadn't thought achievable before. I sure as heck know that I'd love to give Karezza a try and that's what I'd be hoping to experience. I'm kind of screwed as far as New Year's resolutions go for 2013. For the first time in my life I'm already doing almost everything I have been resolving to do for the past 40 years. (Except one. I haven't picked a Church, yet, and started attending. This I will do this new year.) I quit pornography and masturbation cold 114 days ago. No slips. I quit smoking pot 98 days ago. No slips. I quit cigarettes 61 days ago. No slips. And I am now a few days away from being sober for 6 years and 9 months. No slips. I am exercising 5-6 days a week, have had all my teeth repaired and crowned where needed, and am going to my first acupuncture appointment tomorrow to work on my right shoulder, elbow, and wrist. I've bought some new clothes but probably could use some more. I pray every day, twice a day, and express gratitude as part of those prayers. I'm being more proactive with my family, but vow to do more in that area in the new year. I still suck at golf but this new year could be my year. I got a tip from a pro recently (my 1054th such tip) and I'm itching to try it out as soon as it warms up a little.
Anyway, Happy New Year fellow Reuniters, may it be our best ever!