I knew the absolute only way this was going to be possible was if I stopped playing video games all together, so I decided that was exactly what I was going to do, and in October 2007 I quit them cold mother fuckin’ turkey. There were days when I had a massive desire to go play, but I had to stay committed to not touching any of them no matter what.
If people at my house were playing, I would go do something else.
It took a strong will but I was eventually able to break the habit, and as time went on, it became easier and easier. Which brings me to the first and absolute most important puzzle to quitting video games: You must have a firm commitment to not play them. You must make the decision not to touch them at all ever again.
He joked about buying the game again so we could play.
I told him not to do it, because I wasn’t playing any games anymore. I was laughing on the outside but inside I was pissed. I gave in and played a few games with him, where he absolutely crushed me.
If I were overweight, running would be a huge challenge for me.