Quitting’s Tough! Tee Roy Tries To Stop Smoking – Week 2 [BLOG]
If you are just joining us, let me break down my latest attempt to stop smoking:
A week and a half ago, Amy at Straight Line Vapors gave me a free Ego T e-cigarette, and 4 different flavors that contain 24mg of nicotine...the highest amount available. Just an FYI, the Juicy Fruit is my favorite so far, as it tastes just like Juicy Fruit.
Being a pack-a-day smoker, I assumed this would be another failed attempt at getting rid of that smoker smell. So far, I'm wrong...nice!
After a great day 1, I did have a couple tough outings last week, but, thanks to my handy e-cig, I've cut out a lot of tobacco so far. Here's the breakdown:
Total smokes I would have had in a normal 7 day period: 140 (pack-a-day)
Total over the past 7 days: 65
Total Cost for 140 smokes: $35
Total cost for 65: $16.25
That's a big difference, considering I was planning on cutting out just 5 a day. My goal is to be completely weaned from the tobacco by May 1st. Lofty goals, but I believe that 30 days should be sufficient time to change my habits.
I've given myself certain times throughout the day that are available for smoking. If I feel the urge before said times, I just whip out the Ego T and take a synthetic hit or two, and it's been working like a champ. Everyday, I'll update this blog with my successes and failures. Have some advice to help a brotha out? Leave them in the comment section. Wish me luck!
Easy day today...I almost feel like I'm cheating. I've started to smoke just a half cigarette, in order to stretch out my packs. The E-Cig helps to curb the yearnings, but I still find I need the real thing. 7 smokes...
Today, I slipped a little and had 9 smokes. While I have plenty of excuses for my slacking, I have no reasons. 16 cigarettes over two days is still less than the 20 a day I was smoking a couple weeks ago, but not very encouraging when you consider my quit date is May 1st. I need to step it up...
You ever see someone, and just want to punch their stupid face because it annoys you? Well, I no longer do! Today, we had everything go wrong at work...all at once. While I normally don't crack under pressure (I think I just located my shoulder trying to pat myself on the back...), I usually have the option of taking a quick smoke break to help calm my nerves. When the fit hit the shan today, I was able to curb my urges, and help get the issues fixed. One step closer to cigarette freedom! 8 smokes today...because Wednesday is my drinking day. I'll need to work on that.
14 cigarettes. Don't want to talk about it. Damn lack of self control...
After a crappy day 11, I was starting to rethink this whole quitting thing. Today, I manned-up, hit the Ego-T e-cig as much as I could, and still smoked 10 cigarettes. I know I can do better, and I know at this point the majority of my problem is in my head. Still having a problem replacing the real thing with the fake thing, but I only have a couple weeks left before I'm done for good, so it's time to step it up.
This day wasn't too bad. I did have 10 smokes, but I really didn't enjoy any of them. I'm thinking tomorrow is going to be a good day
I had six cigarettes left in my pack, and I forced myself to finish it off...so I won't have any tomorrow. I'm done with the real thing, and I'm ready to just hit the e-cig. We'll see how week 3 goes!
Total Smoked This Week: 64
Total Money Saved This Week: $19