Angry Quitters - Sick of Slavery
December 1, 2017
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STS - 366: One year ago today, I made the best and hardest decision I ever had to make. I made the decision to give up smokeless tobacco. I had rolled the dice for the past 30 years, and knew I was going to have to pay the piper (get pieces of my face cut out or endure torturous radiation) very soon if I did not severe my relationship with tobacco. I won’t lie, this past year has been brutal. Bouts of anger, rage, sadness, depression, frustration, constant irritability, and a fuck ton of just being a miserable prick really were the hallmark of my first 100 to 150 days of severing my relationship with the beast.
So Fuck yea, I have been through hell and back. 100 days was very significant because they say it takes 3 months (90+ days) to make or break a habit. Yea I think I broke the habit, but I guess I think of really breaking the habit when I have done it 10 times over. (God willing I will see 1,000 days quit).
I do think that the 1 year quit mark is the most significant of all the quit anniversaries . Yes 100 days is huge, and 1,000 days is the gold standard, but the 1 year mark means that you have done every seasonal activity throughout the year without dip, and that is fucking incredible.
All of us addicts have thought that there were so many of life’s activities that there was no way we could do without dip – i.e. fishing, hunting, yard work, road trips, data analysis, watching a movie, finishing a meal, playing softball, drinking beer, bowling, golf, etc. etc., etc. Then, finally we realized that was all BULLSHIT. It’s been a year and I have done all of those things without dip. Yep, the ground-up poison leaves were not necessary for anything.
I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fucking grateful for the support that I have received from my brothers on this site. This one year is dedicated to you gentleman and your consistent posting on the Angry Quitters roll call. I do plan on calling "The Spector" (Dr. Spector DDS) today to check in and thank him for being the one person on earth that could finally persuade me to slay the beast. Fuck tobacco – I just don’t need that shit.
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" - MLK
Tiger - 1773 - Couldn't be more proud for ya brother! One year is a massive win. You nailed it dude! Keep up the great work quitting and supporting. I got yer back.