April 5, 2010
I have put in over 200 training miles so far and just finished a 10 mile race on Saturday. But now I am dealing with achilles tendonitis. I have been nursing the injury for a couple of weeks and it has got better. Running the 10 miler wasn't the smartest thing in the world but I knew I needed to run the miles just for training anyway. I was fine the first 5 miles, then the pain started and got worse the further I went. I guess I am too stuborn to quit and I finished without eve
I can't sleep today. 1 more day and it's over and the work really starts. I'm giving up a 30+ year habit. I didn't drink this long. I can't quit this alone, I know that. All I will have to do is not have a chew one day at a time. I know from my AA days that I am powerless over tobacco and my life is unmanagable.
Thanks all for being here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I have never been much of a runner. In my younger days, I hated running laps in gym or football practice. I really was never concerned about physical fitness and only worked out to try to lose weight (and that meant money was invovled).
Two years ago, when work started a wellness program, I was the ultimate couch potato. About the only exercise I got was walking 9 holes of golf. So after taking a liking to the fitness bug, I decided to start running in some races (KillerAttorney kinda inspi
Nothing special about today.....I've been quit nine days now; and it seems I'm extremely irritable! I think my kids will be glad to get back to school and get away from me. What a hill to climb....did not seem that big-a-deal 34 years ago; but it should have been. I'll drink plenty of water today and work out on my stair stepper for 30 minutes....and hope for the best. Maybe by the time I go back to work after the holidays it will be bearable. Scott P.
I have WON! I have defeated the nasty NIC bitch whore. I no longer crave her or feel like I Have to have her. I am the MAN!!! But to be very honest I still use The Oregon Mint, maybe once a week. My mouth feels great , Heartburn is a thing that rarely shows up, and I can taste food again. I see brothers with more days than me falling so Im not going to fooled into thinking that this battle is completely over. But I can finally say with all honesty that the major fight is over and I have
I sit here at the end of day 14. Everything has been going along well my jaws ache from the gum I have been chewing, my tounge is sore from all the seeds I have been eating. I have chewed straws, toothpicks, paper, my fingernails well anything I can get my teeth on. My cravings have been tolerable for most of the time and I have actually started sleeping decently which is much better than the sweating, tossing, turning crap I was doing in the first week.
I stopped at the store today to
Today was one of the tougher days in my quit. I am not sure why but it seemed everything made me want to find a dip. I stumbled onto this website today which I think was Karma, had I not found this place I am certain I would have made a trip to the corner store for a can and I would be starting over at day one. By getting on here and reading what others are currently going through helped me to rediscover why I decided to stop in the first place.
My mind is wandering more over the pa
Today I have decided to quit, after my first dip at 4:30 this morning I made the decision and flushed 4 cans. I have been dipping a can per day for 25 years and I am scared to death to give up this thing that has been a part of my lfe for so long.
Just the first day and wow was it tough. I started dipping when i was 11 and am now 26. Wife and a new born son as well as a goal to feel better have lead me to this site. Over the past 4-5 years i have chewed on average 2 cans of skoal wintergreen pouches with a little cope mized in there from time to time every day. Im tired and just dont feel like my self. I have tried quitting countless times through the years but with no luck. I just recently ordered some of that houch and am truly ho
Okay so day one was a breeze i was busy marrying off my buddy. But day two is difficult because I am studying my but off and normally have a chew and enjoy it's stimulant effect. Can't remember if it blocks or excites G receptors and their downstream effect on cGMP but hey I guess that is neither here nor there. A bit about me. I started dipping at age 19 in the Marines, I have quit a couple of times before and started again to "cope" with the stress of medical school. I never realized how
Haven't posted in a while, so I thought that I would update. I'm on day 44, and for the most part, the days have been getting easier. I had an interview last week, and that was the first time that I went through something as stressful as that without any dip. I was pretty nervous, but things actually went well. The interviewers really liked my ideas. It made me realize that I can do stay quit, I don't need that as my crutch anymore. I made sure that I had plenty of Hooch and beef jerky to
I have gone the entire month without dipping. I did have one brief lapse when I was at a party a couple of weeks ago. The physical addicition is gone. Dealing with the psychological addiction is still something I deal with. Each day it gets easier and I think less and less about dipping.
TOTALLY WORTH IT PEOPLE!! PREVIOUSLY, MADE IT TO 93 DAYS AND JUMPED BACK ON THE WAGON...DON'T DO WHAT I DID! NOT WORTH IT.
REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT. THE DAYS IN THE 90'S ARE REALLY ROUGH, NOT SURE WHY. SOMEONE FROM THIS SITE WARNED ME ABOUT THAT TIME PERIOD AND IT HELPED ME GET THROUGH IT. HOWEVER, I AM NOT KIDDING MYSELF, I STILL FIGHT THE ADDICTION EVERY DAY. MY NEXT GOAL IS 200!
I made it 2 weeks, now starting the 3rd. Yesterday was pretty rough in the afternoon. I felt horrible, my stomach and head both hurt, and couldn't figure out what was wrong. I wasn't sure if it was withdrawl or caffeine overload, but whatever it was, I hope I don't see it again. I stayed strong, and didn't cave. I have to travel today, which has always been a big trigger for me. Just making sure I have plenty of fake chew, seeds, and jerky to get me through it so I don't cave.
My day is just starting. I only work half a day today so I think I can get through 4 hours of work. I am out of seeds and don't use the fake snuff at work (too messy). the next 3 hourse will be all on my own. After 9 days things are really getting easier. I really only had one crave and it was right before I went to bed. I really need to think about what I can substitute for the late night craves. It always seems to be the hardest time on me psychologically.
The Hooch Snuff arrived today, and I'm pretty impressed, at least compared to SMC. The texture is a lot better, not so messy of a clean up. The taste is pretty good, but wish it was stronger. I read on another thread to put Bourbon in it to intensify the flavor, so I may try that. Plus the metal can is a big plus.
Overall, the past couple of days have been pretty good. Some strong cravings yesterday morning, and the typical Monday morning fog, but all in all not bad. Tomorrow ends we
The weekend went pretty well. I was able to keep busy, so not many cravings. Though, being a ninja dipper, I never dipped much on the weekends anyway, so that is not very surprising. Back at work this morning, and using SMC quite a bit. Still not very good, but it is better than Skoal. The Hooch Snuff should be here today or tomorrow, so will update on how that stuff is.
I have been at work since midnight dealing with a crisis. What a long day. I can't wait to get home and get some sleep. Getting easier on the dip. I don't feel physically addicted anymore. More a mental thing when I am bored. I can't say enought about the fake snuff and the tobasco sauce.
It has been almost a week since I committed to quitting. The first 3 days were brutal. I got through it by staying busy. It is almost 8 pm and I have not had the shakes or a headache the entire day. I am using smokey Mtn fake snuff mixed with tobasco sauce. This has helped a lot.
It is the weekend and I know it is going to be tough to make it the entire weekend without a dip. I have several situations I will be in with other dippers. I have texted everyone that dips to not give me a dip no matter what. I am not going to drink at the cookout planned for this evening. I am afraid if I do drink then I will cave.
I am getting a little jumpie and just wanted to make a post. Almost through half a bag of seeds in 3 hours of work. I only have about an hour left and I am leaving for the day. The rest of my day is action packed with fun things to do so I feel confident I won't give in to the dip today.
Starting day 9. Yesterday, the craves were really bad. I was fine all morning and the first part of the afternoon, then while I was cleaning off my desk, I opened up a drawer and found a bunch of empty skoal cans. I was really surprised, since I had made every effort to get rid of anything related to dipping a few days before I started my quit. Well, seeing all those empty cans was all it took, and my mind went straight to thinking about dip. I had an old can of Smokey Mountain right there