Saturday, May 30, 2015

Every Other Day

   I am now in a habit of smoking every other day or third day.  On the days I do smoke I am usually drinking at the bar later that day. It is hard for me to keep motivated for more than a couple days.  I get to a point where I think to myself "do I really want to this? One cigarette is will be ok." This weekend my goal is not to have a cigarette for this weekend.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Let's Try This Again

I failed in my attempt to not smoke. About 2 hours after I posted my last post, I started smoking again. Today I am going to quit smoking. We are at 36 hours without a cigarette.   It is rough. I am getting cravings every 15 minutes right now. All I want to do is smoke and eat. I haven't eaten  breakfast but soon. I'm using the idea that to continue  smoking is not an option. When I stopped smoking for over a year that is what I used. Things only went bad when I decided that I could have just one.  We will see.

Does anyone have anything that they know helps with quiting? I'm not gonna use patches or nicotine gum but I am open to other forms.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Back to Life, Smokless

I went on a trip to Europe for 3 months.   I went and was in 17 cities in 90 days. It was a good time, life altering.  I got back 2 months ago and found a job. The job is a good job but the same routine every day can get boring.  There is more to life and traveling is my big desire. To go places, to see things, to do things.  In my new stretch in life I am going to do an experiment in lifestyle design. If I want to travel more I need to save more. If I want to do more then I need to actually go out and do it.  The first thing I am going to do is quit smoking.  I am going post updates here to serve as an accountability to myself and others.  It has been about 56 hours since my last cigarette.  I have found the 3rd day to be the worst so this will be a rough 12 hours.  They say after 72 the physical withdrawals are gone and then it is all mental.  I am doing well mentally but I have cravings as I type. To help with cravings I am inhaling black pepper oil.  We will see if that helps.