I'm a Quitter and kind of proud of it
Way back when I first started posting to this blog regularly, I reporting on my success at quitting smoking. Well, I talked about it a few times, then dropped the subject because I started smoking again.
Well, I've done it again -- quit smoking. This time I did it on my own little program. I used a self-hypnosis tape, a few nicotine patches and some breath mints. Last time I quit, I had relied on the patches, which I became allergic too. I got hives and it was horrible. This time I used a couple of full patches and then started cutting them down -- downing my dosage. It worked pretty well --- no hives this time.
The cravings come at the oddest times. When that happens I take a couple of deep breaths and get on my way. Sometimes I suck on a breath mint to occupy myself a bit.
Here's a peek at my progress to far.....
---2w 1d 19:17 smoke-free, 320 cigs not smoked, $72.00 saved, 1d 2:40 life saved
I have a little program called QuitTime which tracks my progress. It displays on my computer all the time which gives me a little boost while I work. So, in the midst of my little funk, I have done something right -- hopefully it is the beginning of more good stuff.