Johnnie Ray Hockman
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Health advice/motivation for a young man

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brown Fox Jul 27, 2014. 13 Replies

So, I have come to realize over the past couple weeks that there are some things that need to change in my life.  My primary goal is to quit smoking.  I know smoking is unhealthy, and I never should…Continue

Just a silly, nervous child

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Jun 29, 2014. 51 Replies

Last week, I was a volunteer counselor at a muscular dystrophy camp.  While there, I met a young woman who was also volunteering.  Towards the end of the week, we were talking about needing a break…Continue

Inexperienced...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe W Oct 5, 2013. 21 Replies

I'm a freshman in college, and I've met this woman lately who is just absolutely wonderful.  The thing is, however, she has been with more people than I have.  I've only been with one woman in my…Continue

 

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Brown Fox replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"I dealt with cravings by taking up the yoyo. It kept my hands busy and forced me to concentrate on something else."
Jul 27, 2014
Sean O' replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"I have quit twice. The first time for about 6 years. This time for almost 9. Yah, the first step is hard.....but the relapses can be a bitch. I can go for years without thinking about it and then one day be checking my pockets for a smoke."
Jul 27, 2014
Jay D replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"Yeah because like everybody knows, the hardest part is not the first step its year 10 1/2 *irony tone*"
Jul 27, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"I believe that an adult should be able to ingest/smoke/inject/etc. anything he chooses for whatever reason he has. That being said, my libertarian beliefs are as irrelevant to this particular discussion as your smoking habits. The OP asked how to…"
Jul 27, 2014
Jay D replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"Dear god. First of all the irony was intended, so you dont have to take everything dead serious. And second of all dont make judgement based on knowing nothing. I started smoking late, i smoke because i enjoy it and when i dont enjoy it i quit.…"
Jul 27, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
""Sometimes I feel like I live in a trailer of common sense, staring out the window at a tornado of stupidity." - unknown"
Jul 27, 2014
Jay D replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"Nah to stop smoking isnt that hard, already did it a few times. You just have to keep yourself busy to get over the first few days of insanity. When you sit around beeing bored all you are going to think of is to go for a smoke. One way to do this…"
Jul 27, 2014
Will replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"I'm around 6', but in college I weighed 119 pounds.  So I can definitely relate. I stayed that way until I started lifting weights.  I put on about 15 pounds in 9 months. Eating more would have been useless.  I was already a…"
Jul 26, 2014
Pale Horse replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"Way to go, John."
Jul 26, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"Buy this book. Follow the instructions. Worked for me. My last cigarette was December 28th, 1988 at 10:20AM. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345355784/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1"
Jul 26, 2014
Sean O' replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"Sorry but the best way to stop smoking is to "just quit smoking". Yah....it's tough. I know. But no drugs or patch is going to make you stop. You have to actually want it. The eating thing can be difficult if you are having trouble…"
Jul 26, 2014
Brown Fox replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Health advice/motivation for a young man
"When you quit smoking, your appetite will improve. The way I quit was to buy a pack of unfiltered camels and let them get stale. Then I forced myself to smoke the entire pack in one day-- I didn't want to even look at a cigarette for three days…"
Jul 26, 2014
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Health advice/motivation for a young man

So, I have come to realize over the past couple weeks that there are some things that need to change in my life.  My primary goal is to quit smoking.  I know smoking is unhealthy, and I never should have started, but at least I'm understanding now that I have to quit, after about a year of smoking.  I can no longer run or be as physically active as I used to be (I was a cross country/track runner and tennis player in high school), and my best friend and my girlfriend have both expressed their…See More
Jul 26, 2014
Nick H replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Just a silly, nervous child
"Canadian teens drink boones too. Or at least they did in my day."
Jun 29, 2014
Nick H replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Just a silly, nervous child
"Damn the torpedoes guy? Just read the wiki entry. That saying now makes more sense"
Jun 29, 2014
Michael D. Denny replied to Johnnie Ray Hockman's discussion Just a silly, nervous child
"It's all in the execution. "
Jun 28, 2014

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Pale Horse replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Am I a sexist? in the group The Great Debate
"Amen."
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The Eyeball Kid replied to Rob Gronkowski's discussion Has anyone struggled with depression beforeIt
"Yea, you'll want insurance for the meds.  My meds would cost $270 if I didn't have insurance.  But yeah if you do make the plunge, just remember to take the meds like every 24 hours on or as close to the dot as possible."
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Steve Dallas replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Am I a sexist? in the group The Great Debate
"Yes, I'm watching Ghostbusters and drinking bourbon"
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Am I a sexist?

So I am all for equal pay, I am all for equal opportunities, I don't like discrimination, but honestly, seriously, I have no desire to watch an all female cast of Ghostbusters nor do I get the reason to even go out of the way to even make it that way.Without the guys, it isn't Ghostbusters.See More
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