Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Struggle for Freedom

I quit smoking, again. Yes, I know a few of you are going to view this with a cynical eye, "when will he start back up again?" and some of you are saying "GO Chris! You can do it! Good for you! That is Awesome!". I'm going to listen to the latter folks who offer positive vibes and feedback. I can't afford to be around negative people in this struggle to stay off cigarettes.

I quit exactly 17 Days, 19 hours, 48 minutes and 47 seconds ago on 2/19/11. I had my last smoke just before midnight. ( I have this great APP widget on my phone that shows me how long and how much I've saved.) Had I continued smoking I would have had about 410 cigs by now. I have also NOT consumed about 2460 MG of Tar into my lungs.

This time I have gone though the Delaware Quitline, a public service for those quiting smoking. I am using NRT, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, I have a coach I see every 2 weeks and I have access to an 800# I can call 24/7 for support. So far, so good. This combination of support and NRT is recommended to increase my chances of success.

I had quit for 3 months last summer only to be stressed again and started again. This time I am very determined to make it the final quit. My lungs and wallet can't afford it any longer.

If you have any positive advice on quiting or how you successfully quit and what struggles you overcame feel free to share, I would love to hear about it.

Please wish me luck and prayers and positive vibes with my personal project and "Struggle for Freedom."

1 comment:

  1. Best of luck with staying off cigarettes! I have quit before but gone back to smoking. It's tough, but it sounds as if you are "over the hump" after 25+ days!