My Quit - Quit Date 1/1/19
I have been a serial quitter since April of 2006 with many numerous make-believe attempts prior to then. I maintained a four-year freedom only to set myself up for failure. I visited the Old Q regularly and developed relationships that withered as did my smobriety. I decide that package two small cigars wouldn’t hurt anything while I was on a motorcycle ride one sunny afternoon. Big tobacco makes it so easy. They will package the cigars in one or two packs and have them in highly visible locations in nearly every convenience store you enter. Well, we all know where the just one mentality and the addiction lead us. The addiction is cunning, baffling, and powerful and takes over in a very short amount of time. I had off again on again quits since that period and tried vaping. I stayed away from the cigarettes and stayed mostly with the one or two pack cigars. On weekends I would rotate convenience stores, so I didn’t frequent the same one too many times that day. I have been back to the new Q a few times and posted a little but never got into it like I did in 2006. I decided I needed to get back with the program, plan my work, and work my plan. I have been using lozenges from the “Mart Store” and many times exceed the recommended dose. I am staying smober and have begun winding down the number of lozenges. I chew gum and drink lots of water. I received Fitbit watch for Christmas and it has been a big help. You can track your progress to a healthier you and see results. This is a somewhat abridged version of my story, but I felt it was time to get something posted about me with quit date. If nothing else to document, I’m not a “Robot”. Grateful for every day and wishing all of you the best.
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