Posted: Nov 25, 2005 8:10 pm
synopsis of the last time I quit:
Prep: Quit drinking for the first two weeks (Smoke, drink, willpower; you can have two, but not all three, and it eases the odds if you take another out of the equation)
Day 1-3: Used patch, (If I smoke, I'll throw up attitude)
Day 4-8: Stopped using patch (you're supossed to use 'em for a couple of weeks, but I imagined my balls were bigger than grapefruits). Thought about smoking ALL THE TIME.
Day 9-14: Got all uppity, and would talk non-stop about how great I was doing.
Day 15-16: Tested myself. Drank beer - o.k., Went to show and drank beer - o.k., Went to practice and drank beer - o.k., but very hard to do. Bought cigarillo to put in mouth, but never lit it.
Day 17-62: Did fine, but thought about it ALL THE TIME. Some days were worse than others. Even went on road trip to see family across the state. Which led to day 63...
Day 63: Caught 3 big storms driving from Knoxville to Nashville, and my son was car sick the whole way. Seemed like we stopped every twenty miles. Only rarely did child actually throw up outside car. Stopped in Bucksnort. Bought gas, coffee, lighter, and pack of smokes. Told myself I was taking a "vacation" from quitting. Have not quit since.