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A daily blog by chiporscott letting go of side of him that he'd like to forget about.

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DAY 61-90: Three Months Dip Free

Today is February 27th, 2017.   I quit dipping Copenhagen November 27th, 2016.   I've gone 3 months or 90 days without dip.   Contrary to what I've imagined this moment would be, it is another day. It is another day without dip, however, it is another day of progress. I want to celebrate today, but I'm too busy. I'm too busy living my life and doing the things I want and need to do to get ahead.   And I'll do them all without dip.   I can't tell you all how happy it makes me to know an

chiporscott

chiporscott

 

DAY 51-60: Two Months Dip Free

I quit dip on November 27th, 2016.   Today is January 27th, 2017.   I've been dip free for 60 days, or two months.     I honestly can't believe this one, but it is true. I haven't had a dip in 2 months. I feel better than ever. I've replaced my nicotine high fix with daily exercise, and I couldn't be more happy about it. It is what I focus on now. It is my project.   Again, I'll reiterate what I've been saying in these blogs about this journey I've gone on without my close Copenhagen co

chiporscott

chiporscott

 

DAY 41-50: Halfway to the Hall of Fame

I quit dipping Copenhagen on November 27th, 2016.   Today is January 16th, 2017.   I've been dip-free for 50 days.   All is well here gents (and the few and proud worm-dirt pinching gals out there).   Lots going on, haven't thought about dip much at all within the last several days. At this point, its becoming a faded memory.   I ran a half marathon and my fitness is skyrocketing. I'm slowly but surely replacing the time I would spend dipping with exercise. The dopamine release I get f

chiporscott

chiporscott

 

Day 32-40: New Year, No Dip

I quit dipping Copenhagen on November 27th, 2016.   Today is January 5th, 2017.   I've gone 40 days dip free.   I'm a little dumbfounded looking at the number 40 today. It seems wild that 1.) 40 days has passed and 2.) I haven't had a dip in that long. At this point, I believe I'm going to continue to write a weekly blog update here for as long as I can remember and have time to do so. Posting these blogs has been fairly therapeutic for me. The early posts were very hard for me to write be

chiporscott

chiporscott

 

Day 19-31: A Month Without Dip

I quit dipping Copenhagen on November 27th, 2016.   Today is December 28th, 2016; I've gone 31 days dip-free.   I have been very busy lately, not much time to write a blog update. I have some time this morning and thought I would catch up.   Overall, I'm doing wonderful without dip. The words "dip" or "Copenhagen" make me mad. They frustrate me because of the hold they had of me; and the long-term lingering of the cravings tobacco, nicotine and smokeless tobacco have on me. I hate it.  

chiporscott

chiporscott

 

DAY 12-18 Out of the Dip Game

I quit dipping Copenhagen on November 27th, 2016.   Today is December 15th, 2016.   I've been quit for 18 days.   When I quit 18 days ago, I anticipated this being extremely hard - and it was. But every single day I log, it gets easier. The further I distance myself from the can, the less and less I remember it. I feel more powerful having a grip on my addiction. I overpowered one of the strongest addictions known to man, and all I have to do is not put it in my mouth. For those listening

chiporscott

chiporscott

 

DAY 10-11: Getting My Life Back & Triggers

I quit Copenhagen November 27th, 2016.   Today is December 8th, 2016.   I've been quit for 11 days.   The last few days have been great. The more time I put in between myself and the can, the more power I feel I have over it. I have almost completely severed the nicotine addiction, which feels incredible (this took about 4-5 days).   I feel like I don't have an anchor tied to me anymore. I don't have to worry about "dip logistics". I don't have to worry about paying for a can or a log -

chiporscott

chiporscott

 

DAY 6-9: Nicotine Freedom

I quit dip on November 27th, 2016.   Today is December 6th, 2016.   This entry will summarize quit days 6-9 which were December 3rd-6th.   I feel great. I feel as if I have shaken the nicotine grip that was around my mind and throat - demanding me to think about and want dip. I do not have urges or physiological symptoms whatsoever. No lip twitch, no waking up in the middle of the night, no tonguing my gums/lip, no nothing. The beautiful thing is that I made it through the withdrawal phase

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chiporscott

 

DAY 4-5: Horrible; Then Better

I quit dip November 27th, 2016   Day 4 was December 1st, 2016; and Day 5 was the subsequent 2nd of December.   Day 4 was pretty smooth. I was very busy yesterday - to the point in which I couldn't get people out of my office to catch up. I was busy enough to not find room to write a blog entry.   Everything was going very well; until I was prepping/packing for an upcoming event.   I encountered the hardest crave-attack I've ever experienced last night. It was overwhelming. My body and mi

chiporscott

chiporscott

 

DAY 3: Keeping the Dip Demon at the Door

I quit Copenhagen on November 27th, 2016.   Today is November 30th, 2016.   I'm feeling much better today with everything. This has become a profoundly testing and religious experience for me - full of divine intervention.   I've heard stories of death, heartache, extreme strife, pain and resiliency. These stories have barged into my life randomly, without reference and with incredible application.   I can't explain this, but I must continue to run with it. I'm beginning to not have the

chiporscott

chiporscott

 

DAY 2: Sleep, Withdrawals & Anger

Its day two for me walking away from Copenhagen. It was really hard for me to muster up the stones to write this entry.   Feeling pretty defeated today. I feel defeated in the fact that I've been worn down by taking tobacco out of my life. I'm so dependent on it. Its like someone took my pacifier away and I'm being a baby.   I've thought about it all day, roughly every 10-15 seconds. My bottom lip is twitching.   I woke up last night 3 times thinking and dreaming about Copenhagen. I've bee

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chiporscott

 

DAY 1: Chips and Dips

I am Chip.   I have no business dipping Copenhagen, but I have for 10 years to the nose.   I'm 27. I began smoking in high-school and quickly transitioned to sweet Copenhagen Long Cut and Wintergreen within the first year of trying smoking. I tried it and I've had a can within arms reach ever since (basically).   I've been in the military since 2008, and have always dipped. I have a dip can pocket on my uniform.   I have quit twice. I quit during an Army school in 2012 (which I could leg

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chiporscott

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