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  1. Two Years!

    Nothing braggadocios about this! Fucking awesome! Keep Kicking ass Cheerio! Appreciate you sharing your experience, strength, and hope. ✌☮
  2. A year off adderall and in a bit of a slump

    Hey bro, stay patient. One thing is for sure, everything changes. So if you push through this tough time for awhile longer the clouds will eventually part
  3. Long-term quitters: Any lingering issues?

    Awesome stuff. I've also been listening to Jordan Peterson's book 12 rules on audible for a few weeks now. Powerful stuff. And I too have been doing Keto/Carnivore for several months and feeling awesome. Getting stronger in the gym and weighing less/leaner every week. I was about 255lbs when I quit Adderall and now I'm under 180 now. Keep it up!
  4. TWO YEARS :)

    I'm at two years and a couple months and I agree with this 110%. But this post and also @Frank B 's recent post about it being quiet on here lately reminded me that we have a responsibility to share our experience, strength, and hope with others. My life is so full and happy now that I rarely log on here anymore but I remember that first year when I was on here daily and wondering if I'd ever not be depressed, lazy, and unmotivated. And it was in those dark times that reading the hopeful posts from others gave me the strength to keep pushing one day at a time. I just got back from an epic 3 week vacation in Europe with my wife. I know I would have never been able to save for a trip like that if I was still using adderall and hadn't found this website, NA Meetings and the strength to give up that shit for good. I'll try to be more active on here
  5. One Word Status Update

    FuckThis9to5 (very happy ;-) otherwise)
  6. 36 hr fasting

    Could you elaborate on what was life changing about it? I've been wanting to do a longer fast for quite some time. I do daily intermintent fasting for about 16 hours and have seen benefits from that. Burning more fat, more mental clarity/energy etc.
  7. New Adderall documentary

    I was wondering if I was the only one who was triggered by the trailer... I probably shouldn't even watch it in its entirety but I know I will because in some ways I still obsess over adderall. I know I get preachy and worked up anytime it comes up in a conversation, whether it be talking about kids taking it or the many adults I know that take it.... Eight-Teen months!!!! Congrats!
  8. Just what I needed today.

    Yeah hes made mention of adderall on so many different podcasts. Theres been several guests that have admitted to being on it. Its always so obvious the ones that are on it anyhow, they have a certain hollowness about them and they talk in one long run on sentence lol.
  9. I just feel the need to share the fact my doc just called and said my echocardiogram came back normal and my heart is healthy and strong. I've always had a fear that I did lasting damage to my heart from the years of heavy daily stimulant abuse. To have that weight lifted from me offers a peace of mind that is indescribable. I was convinced that some of my massive panic attacks were heart attacks and that this echo would show that damage. Really feeling the gratitude after that phone call. I'm excited to ramp up the intensity at the gym and push myself even harder. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
  10. Mental Clarity

    I bit the bullet and paid for the Headspace app for a year. They are guided meditations but the more you advance the less guidance there is and more silence. In the beginning I struggled to focus on my breath and sit still but if you keep doing it every single day you start noticing the positive effects of being more mindful. Throughout the day we don't realize how often were just on auto pilot with negative thought loops in our head but that slowly starts to go away and your able to be more present. I also like the fact that Headspace has different packs you can do, for instance I've done 30 days of meditation geared towards depression, I've done the anxiety pack, stress, etc. All the packs and singles are free once you pay for the app. There are singles for sleep, motivation, a big conversation etc. Pretty much every meditation you can choose to do 3mins to 20mins depending on how much time you have on any given day. It keeps track of your consecutive days and total hours meditated which I've read that in itself can help with dopamine levels.... something about starting a positive streak
  11. Mental Clarity

    I'm also at 21 months and my mental clarity has improved greatly in the past couple months. I don't know what exactly I owe it to because I've been doing several new positive habits or it could just be the time healing. I think I owe a ton of the credit to meditation, nutrition, and exercise. I've meditated daily for at least 10mins for 162 consecutive days and its been life changing. My thoughts are no longer racing, I feel more calculated even in stressful situations. I'm almost never reactive, even if my wife is getting upset with me over something I'm able to stay calm, think and respond. I also think the grueling weight training and cardio have improved my cognition and clarity. Lastly, I've made a radical change to my diet since January 1st I've been doing the Keto diet (high fats, moderate protein, basically no carbs). I've had no sugar that didn't come from fruit and I've had no carbs that haven't been from vegies and no processed foods. I've also noticed that my mental acuity is always sharper if I'm at least a little hungry.
  12. Just what I needed today.

    Exactly! We all need to have that David Goggins savage mindset. We all know need to know that going through this kind of struggle will only make us more bad ass in the future. When I'm feeling weak in the gym I often think back to how hard and terrible its been to kick this habit and I pull strength from that dark place. If I quit adderall after being a slave to it for a decade, whats one more fuckin rep, whats more mile on the treadmill.
  13. Just what I needed today.

    Awesome! I need to listen to this entire podcast episode asap... I've heard its an epic one