One year, motherfuckers!
You heard me. Anniversary-themed rant to come...
a semi-regular, sporadically interesting, mostly self-serving account of one dude's truant attempt to quit smoking
It's time to finally admit that.
Many apologies for basically ignoring this site for so long -- in fact, I notice that tomorrow is the three month (!!) aniversary. I had hoped this would've been an endlessly thrilling blog, with updates virtually on the hour. Little did I know the struggle would be fairly prosaic; updates would've largely consisted of, "Yes, I still haven't mauled any nearby smokers and stolen their stash." You should be thanking me, if anything.
Day 53. Oh, right. Forgot I was supposed to post on this. Anyway, not much to add, really, except for a couple terribly, terribly minor updates:
Day 45. The plan, as though I really need to go into it again, was to take a more aggressive position on getting myself into shape once I quit smoking. (That is, quite apart from quitting smoking.) Gyms were to be joined, bikes were to be ridden, jogs were to be taken, and healthy food was to be imbibed at near-sickening amounts. Not one week into my plan, my knee cap went out.
Day 32. I would just like to point out that it was exactly one month ago today that I slapped on the nicotine patch. You may now resume working, sleeping, or whatever it is you do at this time of day.
Day 30. Three of us decided to quit together. On Friday, one of us (not me) succumbed. Still plenty impressive, though, don't ya think? Should you need an equivalent, try quitting something that's intregal to your everyday life for almost a month. It's rough out there.
Day 25. As I alluded to in my last post, I have recently come to realize that I have developed a new problem: addiction to Nicorette. Now, I'm officially on the patch, and I never decided to go two-handed here: when I started out, I chose to do the patch with additional, more visceral help from the gum, four of which I would chew a day. And I have kept to this. In fact, I have steadily decreased my intake, to the point where I'm down to two a day. So, you're asking, what's the problem?
Day 24. A partial list of the alterations to my non-smoking body that have caught my attention over the last week:
Day 16. For two reasons: