The man I am today is not the the man I was three months ago. And writing is a lot harder when you are happy.
What I have learned about myself is I can win a hard fight when everything is saying quit. I know that my wife and friends have my back, even when I am not a nice guy going through tobacco and nicotine withdrawls.
I now know my fight to become a non tobacco user is one i will win.
This past weekend my wife and I went to a movie and for the first time since the 90s
Love reading the new HOF speeches and the daily posts, etc.
I will never stop reading this stuff and I will always stay plugged into the information I can learn from.
I'm heading into the stretch of time that I've feared since I first quit back in June. That time that I think I am in control and that I can have that one dip or that one pull on a cigarette or cigar. I know its a lie. I'm addicted to nicotine and it can't play another role in my life other than a past role. Everytime I thi
I am truly blessed. I guess! There are thirteen miles between the NB and me. She lives at the Shell Station exactly thirteen mile from my house. Last night, as she called to me I walk toward her not only once by twice. The First time she called me, to walk toward her for six miles. I managed to turn my back on her and walk back home fighting the urge. The second time at 3 am she called once more. Woke me up out of what little sleep I was able to get last night. I was pissed!! When I willing want
I am 28 years old. I have chewed/dipped snuff since 2004. when i started i only use about one can every few days.. that is because i was hiding it from my parents. When i graduated high school, my mom asked me how long i had beed dipping? Guess moms have ways of finding that stuff out.
Started college in fall of 2004 then i started going threw a can every other day. Before i got married in 2008 i started going threw a can a day. Then as stress with dead end job built up. the snuff was
Well I've made it to day 7. The weekend was the most challenging, My monday - friday is pretty much all routine. Wake, Walk Dog, Return, Shower, Work, YMCA, Work, Home, Run, Dinner, Repeat. I figured out fairly quickly how to do that routine without chewing. Now Sat & Sun is when it got the most challenging. Working on stuff in the garage, watching football, yard work all those were challenging. made it thru it though and here we are on a Monday again. Back to routine of work week & read
Well here we are on the morning of day 3 and i have to say it hasn't been as horrible as i had imagined. Wake up each morning and instantly grab a nicorette. shower get on with my day. Drinking a lot more coffee than i use to. i also gave up drinking pop & beer on the same day i quit the dip with hopes that if i have to cave i can cave on pop 1st then alcohol. gives me something to cave on without hurting my big goal (to quit chewing for good) no headaches or horrible cravings yet (is my bod
A little introduction to get to know my story. I'm 31 years old. I started chewing in college & have been a heavy user since. I use about a can of grizzly wintergreen each day and 1/2 a can of Camel Snus. I have a wife & 3 wonderful kids. I have been wanting to quit for a while and set my quit day as October 1st. (today). Last night I wasn't sure how i would get thru the morning not having one in the shower and then on the way to work. I got up wanted one but didn't then on the way to wo
I just realized that in the last 90-days, I haven't once thought "I need to quit chewing tobacco". Before this, I would say "I need to quit this shit" at least once a week. More so if my gums were sore, or I got that effin white wrinkly patch on my lip.
Today I am free of it, and today was good. One day at a time, and I'm looking forward to more days like this. I know I see alot of posts about craves for the rest of our lives, and you've got to stay committed to quitting forever. We did this
I found this place today, hoping i can find my peace with quitting.
I first had skoal in grade 10..Didn't feel sick or dizzy, i loved it. i did it once in a blue moon all through high school and than i joined the army where everyone Dips....dips a lot.
It is everywhere i look, i was doing a tin a day, no problem, and it canada its 20 bucks a tin, so you can do the math and see how incredible stupid it was to continue to do this, but i couldn't help it. I got myself into this
It is funny now that I look back and think how munch time I wasted thinking and buying cans of dip. Oh and the cash wow the money i spent on dip. I look at it like time lost money lost that i will never get back. the sad thing is i am 28 days in my quite and still think about it wounder about what it would be like to have a reel dip. would i get that same buz i got 17 years ago. What would it be like to have a dip in my lip. I know it is bad to have these thoughts but they are in my head. Every
During my quit research (quitsearch?), I repeatedly come across the concept of the icky 3s, and the 3rd of the icky 3s is that somewhere around the three-month mark (obviously different depending on the person), people often experience a plateau in their quit a case of the blahs, depression, anti-climatic realizations, boredom, or whatever. The novelty of quitting is probably wearing off, and were becoming comfortable with our new, dip-free, lives. Weve battled the physical challenge, weve face
Today has been craving hell all day it started with a text from my mother who has allwas favored my brother who smokes 2 packs a day and then a call from my sister who smokes too packs a day. One would think thre famly would support me but not mine ther is a reson I live 900 miles away from them.
At lest I have my wife I know this quiting has not been easy on hear. but un like my mother and sister she has my back and want me to be hear 30 years from now. today has been craving hell. I keep t
So Saturday night, I’m off to bowl with my brother. I had fought some awful cravings all day will doing yardwork (one of my 3 triggers) and was admittedly “jonesing” for a crutch. I asked him to stop at 7-11 to see if they had any dip substitute. Of course they didn’t (they never do here in Vancouver). I was a little cautious, but I felt I was in control of the situation, but I really wanted to take a little of the edge off that had built up over the last 32 years. Seeds had helped during t
I have made it 9 day's with out chew. That is the longest time I have gone with out dip this century. It is funny to think that since the year 2000 I have never gone 9 days with out dip. And the only reason I would have gone one day with out was if I was broke and was unable to buy a can.
I look back at my life and think how much power that can had and still has over me. I would never be with out at lest one can at all times. I rember going on vaction and buying 12 cans for 6 days
I quit chewing a week ago today. I had no idea how tough it was going to be. I started chewing 17 years ago when I was 19 and a construction worker. Back then every one I worked with smoked or chew it was just a thing ever dude I worked with had a can. you were able to get a dip off someones can at any time. Mint was what I liked and would buy for the next 17 years.
I just got married back in may and it was my wife who keep on me to quite. She started trying to help with the quite prosses ev
This revalation stung me to the core.
I love the commentary on this site that refers to the efforts chewers will go to hide their habit. Just a few expamples - I love the hiding of the spit bottle under the seat, taking the long way home to savor the dip a little longer, making excuses to run an errand so you could skulk about with your nasty habit, lurking in unsavory locales to indulge our unsavory habit. My personal favorite for myself was standing by the front window, waiting for the w
As Ive said before, I think one of my toughest challenges the future me is going to face has to do with my perspective of chewing. I will need to find a way to reprogram my brain and change my past, and flawed, perspective on popping a chew. This quit, this journey, this construction of my monument, must represent a basic shift in thinking. I believe I must see quitting chewing, not as a shame on you, you should know better exercise, but as an opportunity for growth as a person who now makes bet
You know how people say "you can see the light at the end of the tunnel" indicating the end of a long struggle or tough project? I look at this entire quit process as seeing the light at the start of the challenge. Nicotine addiction has blocked the light for too long. More along the lines of "I see the light" or an epiphany. The light is so bright. The big difference being that there is no end to this process. I accept my role in this addiction. I'm a quitter. I will stay on this path to achiev
This was certainly a "one day at a time" moment in my quit. I knew I was facing a tough day. I love to golf, and it is one of the things I used to chew while doing. A nearly perfect opportunity - outdoors, active, hanging with the guys, drinking a few brews. While I played like a no talent ass-clown, and wished for something to make me play better, I chose NDT instead of a better golf score. More because I know dip doesn't make anything better. I must acknowledge the impact that dip has made on
People often quit chewing and then somehow find themselves chewing again. We’ve all probably done it. For some, this occurs in the first few gut-wrenching days, the first challenging weeks, or a few months after quitting, usually when the “Blahs” kick in. This won’t happen to me, again. What I’m focused on is 6-months and beyond, and what I plan to do about it today. In the past, I’ve always relapsed by just having “one dip” to maybe recall the nostalgia days, say during a round of golf, a
Spent three hours with a buddy I hadn't seen in 6-years, sitting across from him, discussing conference room remodel options and concept design development. In a room full of folks, he had his spit cup and big ol dipper of blue skoal (is that spearmint?)in there. Did I want a dip, nah, I'm full of piss and vinegar for my quit, and this journey is just starting. But I seriously thought about offering up a sort of "testimonial" about my experience over the last 40-days. The overwhelming sense of r
What’s it take to build my monument? Simple – “One Day At A Time” Past success, that’s just what it is – In the past, and the layers of my monument. I did it, but I must do it again today “One Day At A Time” . I can’t celebrate tomorrow, it hasn’t happened yet, and that are layers yet to be built. Today matters. Today is my “One Day” and the time is now, and that is the part of my monument that I will focus on.
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