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 because I was committing to this thing that my mind and body really wanted to get away from.
The longer I went, and the more time I put in between myself and the can, the more meaningful these blog posts became. They've become my quit story. They've been sewn together with tough times. Looking back at the first blog entries today, I remember how hard I had to work to mentally override the deeply-rooted cravings through the intense withdrawal phase. I was miserable. For even just that reason alone, I don't want to go through that again.
I'm 40 days quit and I'm not going through that anymore. I don't think about it, I just live my life and do what I please. Sure, a craving will show up randomly, but I smash it within a second or less. I do not let it linger, I override it and change my train of thought instantly. The cravings are becoming more petty with time. At this point, they are a joke. They continue to show up (maybe one every other day), but I am much too strong now to let them affect me.
Talk to y'all in a week,