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259 days with No Dip

I was looking over some of my Blog entries and figured it might be a good idea to do another update to support what I have been through up to now.   Since my first day with No Dip, I have traveled to Europe and South Africa and spent New Years in New Orleans. I have lost a good friend and 20lbs. I gained the 20lbs back, but have stayed Dip free. There are days and even weeks that I think I have this behind me and don’t need to worry about it again. I then discover I am wrong as a fight a c

Colin27

Colin27

 

Day 99

Day 87 to 97 were very difficult. Dealt with a lot of depression and anger, including smashing a solid wood chair. Anniversary of my mother's suicide and going to a memorial service for a good friend who hung himself did not help matters.   Daily posing really helped me stay focused on not giving in. Had trouble staying on my diet, but did not cave on my Quit. I suspect it is really good that I made it though this and can use it in the future not to go back to the DIP.   Having other

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Colin27

 

Climbing the mountain - with no top

It has now been 27 days since I Quit.   I still feel small changes to my body daily. I have also started a diet at the same time, but this is causing me two types of cravings. For some reason this seems to help, because I am in a struggle with both the food and the Dip addiction.   My teeth are starting to hurt again, which was one of the excuses I used to "give in" back in April (was still on Nicotine patches and candies so it was not much of a Quit). I will not back down this time; I will

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Colin27

 

Struggles with Work and no Dip

For 11 years I have sat at a desk typing on a PC and answering phones with dip in my mouth.   I find that work and late at night are causing me the most difficulty. I thought it would be the morning and always putting dip in my mouth first thing, but that has not been a problem.   God is greater then I am and I give this up to God - God is greater than my addiction and my desire to put dip in my mouth. With God at my side I will not fail.   It is amazing how much that helps....deep brea

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Colin27

 

Donate and Help everyone Quit

I was told that $2/month from all of us members could cover chat. Since I suspect most of us are saving well over $4/day, this should not be a problem.   Please choose to contribute: http://www.quitsmoke...id=33&Itemid=43   See my recent entries to the right on why this is important to me and how the experiance has gone

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Colin27

 

How was day 7 and 8?

Day 7 – Thanksgiving day – I felt very thankful for this site and the people who reached out to check in on my! I am also getting to a place I can be more concerned about others too. My head is still cloudy, but at least this is the one day of my diet I can eat anything I want. Generally a great time with the kids and wife – first time we have done this at home. While I am feeling positive, I do have to take a couple of breaks to fight off the emotional energy. Later at night get a number o

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Colin27

 

Days 5 & 6

Day 5 started off crazy - had a 7AM meeting for the health check part of life insurance plan and the nurse could not find my veins, after sticking my three times and moving the needle all around trying to find the vein - all this after being 30 min late and bringing her 10 year old boy to a confidential medical exam. I ended up being overly reasonable because I knew I could not trust my emotional reaction. Ran a bunch of errands and did roll-call once I got home. Every little thing that "goes wr

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Colin27

 

First three days + Day 4

I have heard that these three days are the hardest because you are overcoming the physical addiction.   Day 1 was very difficult, it was a Friday and I had to work all day. I felt light headed and kept getting pins and needles feeling like I didn't have circulation to my feet, or stomach or head or arms - the feeling kept moving around. Felt light headed. Did some text messaging and emails with people from this site. This really helped me get through. Day 1 is done - I Quit - No Tobacco all da

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Colin27

 

11/18/11 – Starting a day early

Thursday Night - I was planning of starting Saturday. I felt a lot of pressure from different "chat" sites including this one to quit now and not wait. I knew Thursday night I would have to buy more, if I was going to make it through Friday. I just couldn't see myself buying more. Part of me wants to continue with this truly disgusting habit and part of me want to stop. I just can’t buy any more to get me through “just one more day” – I think that doing that would just make it easier to fa

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Colin27

 

2 days till Quit date

I am writing this in the hopes it will help me stay Quit based on all the information on the site and what others have said.   The Start of it all I was on medication that caused me to fall asleep. The pot of coffee to keep me awake was then causing the shakes. I MADE A CHOICE to start using snuff – not smart. 13 years later I am still doing this but long off the medication.   The Begining of the Quit I made the choice to quit in March, but I used the Nicotine candies and the patch. I

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