Help I Am Turning Into A Critical Nazi Ex-Smoker

Oct 18

Help I Am Turning Into A Critical Nazi Ex-Smoker

I just returned from a rather long road trip. Most of the trip was purposeful with timelines and obligatory family visits. One of those “hurry we have to be here for breakfast there or this event” kind of trips. The driving to get there was the best part of that section of the trip.  I love the journey, the destinations not so much. I always try to schedule in...

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Non Smoker? Ex Smoker? or Quitting Smoking?

Sep 30

Non Smoker? Ex Smoker? or Quitting Smoking?

So, it seems, according to some friends, that I am a non-smoker. I am working on my fifth month smoke free. It is weird. I still see myself as a someone who is trying to quit smoke. I do not yet think i am ready to call myself a non smoker.  My friends who still smoke seem to be the ones who call me a ex smoker or non-smoker. Like I am such a quitter and what a bad...

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Not Smoking 120+ days and Crazier Than Ever.

Sep 16

Not Smoking 120+ days and Crazier Than Ever.

It has been a little over 110 days are four months since I have had a cigarette. In some respects it seems a lot longer, in others doesn’t seem like a week has gone by. The physical cravings are a lot less, although I am still using the mini lozenges. The urges had diminished a lot. There are lingering ones, after meals, when I am bored, etc. That is when I use the...

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Not Smoking, Walking and the Right Tools

Aug 28

Not Smoking, Walking and the Right Tools

Yep, I am still a non smoker. 100+ days. I have not used the patch in several weeks, but I am using the lozenges. I am still not ready to give them up. They are like my little nicotine security blanket.  I do not use them often, but i do find that when I am tired or a little stressed I get an urge to smoke that i just can’t will away. The desire for a cigarette is...

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Non Smoker for 90 days and now I am running (well not really)

Aug 21

Non Smoker for 90 days and now I am running (well not really)

I have managed to not smoke for 90 days. I am no longer using the patches. I had stepped down to the lightest one available and honestly kept forgetting to put them on. After a couple of days of that, I decided that I did not need them.  Takes a while but I can catch on. I am using the mini lozenges still but even those I am rarely using. I believe I keep them...

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