Change of lifestyle, change of crowd.

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    Oct 02, 2011 12:00 PM GMT
    I'm interested to know how many guys when they went from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy active lifestyle found they moved on from the old crowd they associated with and started to associate with like minded people.

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    Oct 02, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    You must get away from those things that influence and encourage you in the wrong direction. If your bad habit is extreme like an addiction, then you need to get radical. Stop associating with your so-called friends that participate in your bad habit with you. I stopped going to parties and distanced himself from former friends. We are all social creatures and the peer pressure is usually too much to resist. You need to get away to a new environment that will give you the freedom you need to make positive choices. A new friend who is a recovered cocaine addict with 25 years clean said it this way, “You have to change your playmates, playground and play things.”
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    Oct 02, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    For me... it was an insane amount of changes... I changed careers. I basically went from the ivory tower to the corporate sector and I found the attitudes were completely different. My friends in business tend to drink a lot, while I rarely drink. I often get ridiculed for this, but at the end of the day I don't have the extra calories in my system.

    It's all about finding the right group of people who will be encouraging and will motivate you to stick with it! I have experienced far more encouragement in the field I am currently in, versus the one I left. I think that is a precursor for weight loss in that you have to find the negative in your life and try to eradicate it... otherwise it will knock you off your game when you least expect it. At least that is what I have found in my weight loss journey.
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    Oct 02, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    When I hit 30 yrs old I really changed a lot of friends, out with some of the old and in with the new. Just got tired of bad friends. Now I have great friends that are giving back in a positive way as I do back.
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    Oct 21, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
    Kinda.. I use to go clubbing allot.. For years i did 2 or 3 vile's of k everyday.. Other stuff once in a while too. When i started going to the gym i was already starting to try and clean up. I remember a few times i'd bulk up, make some gains and then loose them by going on a binge. I think having a more dedicated healthy and active lifestyle made me think twice about partying. Been off chems for 6 years. Haven't smoked weed in 2 years. I don't hang out with my party buddy's. But the friends i have now arn't really into health and fitness.
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    Oct 21, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    Definitely reducing face time with the old kink/bar crowd..

    Seattle has gay sports clubs. Just not sure I want to join "SignalRunners" and run outdoors...in the rain... in November just to meet guys.

    Not really like minded. icon_cool.gif