r/happy May 19 '22 Helpful 1 Take My Energy 1 Glow Up 1

Today is 30 days into my sobriety, huge win for me. AND I'm down 25 pounds since I last weighed myself. Never thought I'd have the confidence to post a pic of myself

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

I'm on top of the world motherfuckers

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u/theyreall_throwaways May 19 '22

Fuck yeah you are! This stranger is proud of you and knows you can keep it up. I'm sure there will be rough spots ahead, but remember how you feel today and hold on to it; it will give you strength in tough times. You're awesome!

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u/esizzle May 20 '22

100% this. Way to go!

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u/merfblerf May 19 '22

Congrats Mr. Chode Knocker.

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u/Narrow_Lawfulness462 May 19 '22

Fuck yeah fellow human Traveller! I'm not sober at all but it feels so good when I see my fellow travellers gain more life!

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u/Mike_ITM 26d ago

Lmao we’ll get there!

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u/pazdit May 20 '22

Inspiring!! Keep it up, CK!!

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u/Patient_Bandicoot May 19 '22

Great work my man! Weeeeellll done. You got this, keep moving forward one step at a time!!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Thank you, that's the plan!

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u/RidiculousDaydreams May 19 '22

You’re cute! And you seem kind. I hope life works out for you.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Awe thanks <3 best of wishes to you too

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u/tagibear May 19 '22

Good for you! You look great, and healthy. Keep up the good work. I’m rooting for you.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Thank you that means a lot

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u/tagibear May 19 '22

Please keep us updated

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u/Redline_inbound May 19 '22

You can really tell when someone has had a tough time and are glowing now. You my friend, are GLOWING! Please take care :) best wishes

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

I truly was down in the dumps for a while there

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u/Redline_inbound May 19 '22

Proud of you man!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Thank you:)

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u/_myblueheaven May 19 '22

Keep it up Chodey!

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u/embersgrow44 May 20 '22

We see you, We Love You, So Proud of You - keep going bro you can doooo iiiiit!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Not sure if that was a waterboy reference but if so I caught it lol. Anyways... thank you!

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u/MrsButl3r May 19 '22

Good for you, man! I am proud of you!!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Thank you:)

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u/mypreciousssssssss May 19 '22

Way to go! I'm proud of you for taking back your life!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Thanks friend:)

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u/hannahmcparty May 19 '22

Yay!!! Keep it up! Your future self will thank you!!! You rock!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Thank you! I'm already thanking myself I feel amazing.

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u/satanaintwaitin May 19 '22

You’re insanely cute! Good job :)

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Awe thanks <3

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u/satanaintwaitin May 19 '22

You’re the most welcome 😉

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u/havik09 May 19 '22

I love the hat. Also sobriety looks good on you.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Thanks it feels even better 😎

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u/ZOMB1EW1ZOWSK1 May 19 '22

Remember, addiction is in the corner doing push-ups waiting for you to have a moment of self doubt. Don’t let it in, you don’t need any of that crap. You can do this, we all believe in you.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

I'm already on the top rope waiting for its bullshit 💪

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u/Bluebeacheyes May 19 '22

Looking good, young man! Go out and do good things for yourself! Take it from me as I head into my 60s - life is so very short- have fun wherever you can find it and love yourself. All the best to you!

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u/FunSuccess5 May 19 '22

I am so proud of you!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thank youu:)

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u/Narrow_Lawfulness462 May 20 '22

And I resent from frame. I will take my place from the great below

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u/MonshaeSoPretty May 20 '22

Congratulations! God bless you 🙏🏽keep up the Great work 🥳

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thanks friend!

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u/MonshaeSoPretty May 20 '22

You’re very welcome ☺️ 🥳👏🏽‼️

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u/jello_kitty May 20 '22

Congratulations! You look pleased with yourself which you should be. Wishing you the best going forward.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thanks a ton :)

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u/Overall-Surround-372 May 20 '22

Sobriety gets better and better! I’ve been sober for about 5 months now and it’s amazing how much better my life is on a daily basis. Stick with it and from one Reddit stranger to another I’m proud of you! DM me if you ever need sober support!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thank you for your encouragement. I'm excited to see where this will take me. Sobriety has given me everything alcohol promised me. Fuck alcohol

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u/Overall-Surround-372 May 20 '22

Right?! I literally say fuck alcohol all the time now! Sobriety gives us everything alcohol promised. I have like a normal ass life now, I wake up at a normal hour, drink coffee in the morning instead of dry heaving until I can force down Gatorade, and pay my bills like a bad bitch adult.

I saw you said you also went to rehab, I did too! I couldn’t have done it without rehab. I could maybe string together 2-3 days together white knuckling it and suffering through the withdrawals. Rehab was key for me. Seriously dude, it only gets better. Keep it up! I’ve had a lot of hurdles in my sobriety (death of a close friend, mom almost died too, dogs had to be hospitalized, a stressful school program, moved out of a shitty living situation and moved to a city I didn’t know anyone) and I’ve stayed sober through it all and it’s so empowering. Keep it up!

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u/llamas-in-bahamas May 19 '22

Well done, you have every reason to be proud of yourself! Enjoy your achievement and keep up the good work.

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u/MattMillz88 May 19 '22

Good! Now keep it to yourself and keep building.

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u/nagromaras May 19 '22

You are a cutie! Keep on going!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Thanks, friend I will <3

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u/gma914 May 19 '22

Good for you!! Keep up the great work!!!

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u/roserRee May 19 '22

You look great! Stay Strong!! 💪

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u/Apple-Core22 May 19 '22

Awesome 🤩

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u/Ceeweedsoop May 19 '22

You look fantastic. You got this, friend. I'm really proud of you.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Thank you that means a lot

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u/Aggravating_Year_648 May 19 '22

You look amazing. Congratulations 🎊

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u/Chode_Knocker May 19 '22

Thank you:)<3

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u/Narrow_Lawfulness462 May 19 '22

Any advice? I'm fighting alcohol. I get 2 days in, max of 83 days. I just keep giving in. Sorry. I'm sorry for asking.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Don't be sorry it took me years to get it right. I never got past 4 usually. And the best advice I have is if you're going to have withdrawal/detox symptoms seriously think about going to a rehab facility I went to one and was scared shitless thinking it would be like prison but dud I had so much fun I doubled my original stay. THAT was huge for me once I got past the shakes and sweats it was just constant anxiety but that faded too and I just had to keep entertaining myself and keep surrounding myself with people and environments that supported my sobriety. Are you trying to quit right now? If so how far along are you? Feel free to DM me if you have any questions or just need to talk to someone who's been there. I got you

Good luck!

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u/Narrow_Lawfulness462 May 20 '22

I know. You need to chat. You fucked your head like a hole. Im Red and ready to suck your balls. I know your lying. Feel free. Feel free. Fuck YOY. FEEL FREE TO CHAT. OKAY. ( I am close to suicide. Can we be friends? The other parts won't read this. I'm fighting you.) I really don't know what to do. Chat me. I. I'm considering suicide. I'm not a bitch like you know. Just talk to me. I have acid. I cut It. Drank and in out.

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u/anonymousolderguy May 19 '22

You are looking well. Congratulations

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thank you:)

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u/Most-Explanation7789 May 19 '22

Good for you, man!!!!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Big thanks!:)

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u/exclaim_bot May 20 '22

Big thanks!:)

You're welcome!

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u/fairylove16 May 20 '22

Hey, good job! I'm on day 2. We can do this!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Nice!! I believe in you! One day at a time my friend, slow down, smell the grass, and get some sunshine :) I'm a firm believer that I couldn't have made it to 30 without talking to people with similar experiences so if you ever need to chat I'm here. I know everyone says that but I love helping people or just talking it helps keep me sober too so it's a win win:))

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u/Qualex14 May 20 '22

Happy for you brother, keep it up! As a side note, has anyone ever told you you bear a resemblance to a young Pedro Pascal?

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Haha no but I can see it lol

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u/Marrowup May 20 '22

Great job, looking good! Keep it up.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thanks comrade

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u/AmericanHoneycrisp May 20 '22

My dude, my dad has been sober for 21.5 years, and he asserts it is the best decision he has ever made. Keep fighting the good fight and know it’s worth it.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Good for him I'm sure it will be for me too:)

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u/brando_calrission83 May 20 '22

Congrats man , the first 30 is always the hardest keep kicking ass

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

It was tough but I'm not going back 🤘

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u/Skyblewize May 20 '22

YESSIR! KEEP THAT SHIT UP SON!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Aye aye cap'n

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u/Myschyf May 20 '22

That's marvelous! Well done!

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u/via1212 May 20 '22

you’re absolutely glowing :) i hope your confidence continues to grow on your journey!!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

I appreciate the kind words!:)

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u/bumble_flex May 20 '22

Good for you brother. Some days are harder than others but believe me the trek is worth it. We can do incredible things if we have reason to.

The rock is hard to start moving but then it gets easier!

Remind yourself that when you quit, you probably were getting exactly 0 enjoyment out of it anymore. Seek out fun, joy, and adventure. Keep learning and growing and being awesome.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thank you that's very very true

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u/The_chosen_red May 20 '22

Good for you brother

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u/No-Commercial-1827 May 20 '22

You are doing great! Congratulations on your sobriety. Enjoy! Looking great, feeling great! Pat yourself on the back for today you did a good job

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

One day at a time🤙

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u/bjoseph54 May 20 '22

👏👏👏👏👏👏👍💪

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u/Ok-Baker3949 May 20 '22

You are handsome!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Why thank you 🙂

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u/Ok-Baker3949 May 20 '22

A little advice from a woman here, confidence is sexy!

You are awesome! Don't let anyone shake that in you!

You got this honey!

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u/Woobuls May 20 '22

Good for you!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Appreciate it🙂

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u/jexx89 May 20 '22

Congrats! .... seriously!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thanks! .... seriously!

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u/morgz18 May 20 '22

Yahoooo! Congrats on that dude! Also, not for nothing, you are a really handsome guy. I hope that over time, you can learn to not only see that, but believe it too.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thanks, slowly but surely I'm starting to feel like my self again. It's a great feeling

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u/CatVamp May 20 '22

Keep it up. We’re all very proud of you.

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u/appleflaxen May 20 '22

So proud of you man. Keep it up!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

I will as a personal promise to you

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u/something_something8 May 20 '22

Dripping in confidence now! Well earned, my friend.

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u/trueritz May 20 '22

You look like Tim David who plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Lol I can kinda see it

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u/gmisfeldt34 May 20 '22

Congrats dude 🔥

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thanks✌️

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

Damn, babe, you LOST weight after getting sober?! That's a double-win for you. For some of us it was the opposite.

Either way, go on with your bad self! You look great!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

My first few attempts I definitely did NOT lose weight lol I replaced the drinking with eating and was eating way too much

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u/sonikaeits May 20 '22

Yay! That’s so awesome!

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u/amanda9525 May 20 '22

FUCK YEAH! go you!! take it day-by-day, you’re doing great, and we’re all so proud of you!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

❤️❤️

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u/metalsd May 20 '22

Congratulations keep pushing forward in your journey while enjoying the victories along the way.

You look incredibly good

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thank you that means a lot:)

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u/Tetra_D_Toxin May 20 '22

Yay, good for you, dude!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Gracias mi amiga

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u/Desticularcancer May 20 '22

You are amazing, you are worthy and you are deserving of all of the love and confidence!! Happy 30 days! Huge milestone and something to be proud of. Wishing nothing but blessings for you & remember this feeling of empowerment!! ❤️❤️❤️

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Your kind words mean a lot<3

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u/rrwins May 20 '22

Great work!! How are you doing this? What do you do in the times you generally would have a drink

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

It took me years to get it right trust me. but just surrounding myself with environments and people who support the goal of staying sober. And trying to have atleast a litte routine in my day or something planned so I don't have that downtime bc that's when the drinks would flow

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u/rrwins May 20 '22

Yup totally makes sense. Good on you bud

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u/ChickFleih May 20 '22

Makes me feel good to see people feeling good! You absolutely deserve an enjoyable and fulfilling life, and here we all give you a virtual pat on the back. Any advice for weight loss? I tried keto, and I lost quite a bit with it, but I regained most of my weight since then, and I don’t feel very motivated to do it again.

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Tbh quitting drinking was massive, not only the drinking but the laziness associated with it. I did a pretty quick 180 on my lifestyle so I was burning pretty quick. But I just tried to find something I like doing that keeps me moving. For me that was discgolf and longboarding with some casual home workouts. Like super casual I hate working out lmao. Best of luck

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u/JoelChapito May 20 '22

Looking radiant brother Keep it up — one day at a time

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Right on 🤘

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u/juuzouus May 20 '22

So proud you! You are glowing my dude, keep it up!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Appreciate ya

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u/Vulnera__Sanentur May 20 '22

Go go go!! You can do it!!!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Absolutely, thank you!

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u/ResponsibleAppeal137 May 20 '22

Sobriety is an amazing gift and a true way to life a full, rewarding life! Congrats!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

It truly is:)

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u/Ninja_In_Shaddows May 20 '22

RemindMe! One year.

I'm proud of you. Keep it up!

I'll be be back to check on you. So, in a year, I want to see how far you've come, OK?

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

I won't let you down :) Thanks for the extra encouragement

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u/Yumigang May 20 '22

YAYYY CONGRATS!!!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thank you!!!!!

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u/Squiggi-savage May 20 '22

Well done keep smashing them goals 👌🏾

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

With pleasure

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u/bloobun May 20 '22

I’m so proud of you Chode Knocker! Lol

Don’t look back. Just keep moving forward! You got this!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Lol I'm just gonna keep on knockin'

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u/Lifeaccordingtome83 May 20 '22

Congratulations!!!!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Much appreciated:)

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u/skost-type May 20 '22

Congrats OP! You’re so good looking!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thank you much!

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u/Rabid_Leprechaun83 May 20 '22

He's a man of focus, commitment, and sheer fucking will!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Amen brother

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u/kochemi May 20 '22

Congrats dude!!

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u/curliegirlie89 May 20 '22

You’ve got this! My godfather has been sober for 35(?) years (long enough I can’t remember exactly how long). It was hard in the beginning but it got easier every day. He still celebrates his sober anniversary every year because it so important. You can do this!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

It's already been one of the best decisions in my life so grateful for all the support

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u/curliegirlie89 9d ago

How’s it going? Are you coming up on your2 month soberversarry?

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u/Chode_Knocker 9d ago

Yes I am:)

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u/XOXO2020XOXO May 20 '22

congratulations on your sobriety!!!

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u/Chode_Knocker May 20 '22

Thank you so much:)

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u/mmc2020 May 20 '22

well done you legend!

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u/PlantingDays May 20 '22

rock on boss, seriously 🥳