Monday, July 25, 2011

2 days and 21 hours…

untitled Since my last cigarette and everyone in the household is still alive!


I never thought I’d see the day when I would decide to quit smoking, but after 30 plus years and who know how many thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, I willingly handed over to Big Tobacco Companies (well, only one in particular) I am ready to make a stand!

Can I say that I will be successful? No! That would be as intelligent as saying I could guess the next big Lotto numbers, but I can say this is the first real effort I have put into quitting.

This time my efforts are with the help of the most ever popular e-cigarette and NO! I am not saying that it is a healthy choice to smoking. The only healthy choice to smoking is not smoking at all. <— Okay, CYA legal shit out of the way…

As I said earlier, 2 days and 21 hours into this and I still want a cigarette. It’s scary how addictive I actually am to these damn things. At this point, I haven’t experienced the breathing gets easier or the sense of smell returning nor everything tastes better. What I have experienced is the anxiety, the nervousness, the irritability, the utter and complete tiredness and the realization that with each passing hour… sometimes minutes… the cravings aren’t lasting as long.

I realize that it’s going to take some time for me to detox from the 4000+ chemicals in cigarettes. Yes. Yea. I’m no fool.

The first 24 hours I white-knuckled it through the day, puffing away on my little e-cig hoping to ease the cravings. My second 24 hours, was better. Not as good as I would have liked, but definitely more manageable. Notice I said manageable, not perfect.

Wish me luck :0)


  1. We wish you the best of luck and will power. You've made it this far ... why have to start over again?! Just keep going and going ... and going!!! Do it for you, for your sanity, for your health, and for taking back control of all of these things that the cig companies so remorse-less-ly took from you to make a buck ... well quite a few bucks. You quit and not only do you get control back in your life over the addictive shit they put in these cigs, but you breaking your habit is one less vacation, one less jet, one less whatever that they get from you!!!

    Stick it to 'em, Annie! Keep walking away from this habit, even if you have to get down on your knees and crawl for a while! Fight for you, fight for your freedom .... fight, fight, fight!!!!


  2. Been there. Just keep telling yourself it's time to do this and you're ready to live.

    5 years, no cigarettes. Every day you have to remind yourself why. Be strong.


  3. Thanks MK and Alison! Day 4 and still no cigarette. I look forward to the day I Stop counting the hours. :0)