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Bazza

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Bazza last won the day on March 28 2012

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    10/21/2011
  1. So, since there isn't a shout box anymore is this where we post our random thoughts?
  2. HI Blake, I was once told that I have the willpower of a jelly donut. So If I can do it, so can you. I'd like to tell you that it's easy, but it's not. It is going to be the hardest thing you've ever done. But, the good part is that we are here to help you. We've all been there and know what you are going through. I would first suggest reading the Spongebob Mantra. For me, this was the best advice on how to approach quitting. That the quit was my job. I would also say, don't wait!!! Don't set a quit date sometime in the future. You will always find an excuse to postpone it. Quit today! Right now! If you've been lurking around this site for a while then you know how it works. Go to the Feb 2012 Roll Call and post day 1. You're stronger than you think. If you really want to quit you can do it. And we will help.
  3. Aside from quitting, don't take me serious.

  4. I don't think I have told anybody my dip history before, so here goes. (Disclamer: I'm not an author or wordsmith by any stretch of the imagination. The story is what it is.) I started using snus when I was 17 and went on a trip to Sweden. All the kids I was hanging out with in Sweden were doing it, so it was the cool thing to do. Upon returning from Sweden I found I could use Copenhagen Snuff as a substitute for the snus. I would say that for the first 5 years I was just an upper-lip dipper. I don't remember exactly when or why I started lower-lip dipping, but for about the last 27 years that's what I have been doing. Dipping is something I was always embarrassed about. I have tried to hide it from everybody, including my wife, kids, parents, and friends. I'm pretty sure most of them know I dip, but it's something I never did it in front of or talked about with them. I would always sneak off somewhere to be alone. I spent a lot of time in bathrooms. About 15 years ago, after meeting my future wife but before getting married, I decided to quit. With the aid of carrots I stopped dipping. The quit lasted over a year. I remember clearly the craving that caused my cave. If only I'd been stronger. After the cave I just decided I was hooked and to not worry about it. Flash forward until 2 years ago. I'm now married with 2 boys (8 and 6). One evening while walking the dog so I can have an after dinner dip, I realize that I spend a lot of time away from my family so I can dip. And when I was with them It was agonizing as I would be jonesing dip. At these times I was short tempered, yelled a lot, and wasn't much fun to be around. I decided I needed to quit. I talked to my doctor and he prescribed Chantix to help me quit. Using it I was able to quit for 3 months. But, the Chantix hurt my stomach so I had to give it up and ended up caving. I tried a couple of other drugs without much success. Last summer I started a cold-turkey quit while on vacation with the family. I went 2 months before I caved. On Friday October 28th, 2011 I was watching TV in the basement so I could dip, while my wife watched TV in our bedroom. I don't know what made me, but out of the blue I decided to Google how to quit dipping (it's actually strange that I hadn't thought to do that before). I was happily surprised to find QSSN. I wasn't alone. There are other people with almost the exact same story as me who have successfully quit dipping. There is a primer on what to expect. There was even a Spongebob Mantra. I made the decision there and then that on October 31st, 2011 I would post to Roll Call and quit once and for all. I always thought I was alone. That my story was unique. That nobody was in the same predicament as me. Turns out I was wrong. There are lots of people with almost the exact same story. If they can quit so can I. You don't quit quitting.
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