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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2020, 10:59:04 PM »
22 days done, 23 coming up.

Post roll late this morning.  No internet at home and got sidetracked as soon as i got to work.  Will try and do my best to post from my phone in the morning.  Speaking of today was my last day at work.  Have a lot of mixed feelings.  I don't like where i lived but really like the people i worked with.  Going to miss that group.  Movers coming early tomorrow to pick my stuff up.  Going to be a long couple of days tomorrow and Sunday.

Starting to get the sores in my mouth.  Feel like im 14 again in that respect.  Felt pretty good today outside of that.  Didn't workout but probably walked 3 miles and carried a ton of stuff.

Overall a good day.

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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2020, 10:26:55 PM »
21 days down,  22 on deck.

Typing this a bit early today.  So today was my last full day at work before moving.  Spent some time walking around and saying bye to folks throughout the day.  Had a small goodbye party at the bar this evening.  As i said yesterday there was never a social pull for me to dip but thinking about it now not once while we were hanging out did i even think about a dip.  That is a huge victory in and of itself. 

For the last two weeks ive been planning a move.  This morning it became real as my cable/internet were shut off and i had to load my car today to be hauled off.  Im doing my best to take thing ODAAT along with my quit and both are going pretty damn good so far.  Might be a little later in the morning to post roll for the next few days but ill be there. 

Overall today was a great day.
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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2020, 05:54:18 AM »
20 down three full weeks tomorrow.

....Id say planning a cross country move counts as a pretty big task.

....Since quitting i have been more sociable in leaving the office to chat with people throughout the day or heading to lunch with co-workers and being able to drive without craving a dip.

.....I guess thats the other big thing I have broken myself of and that is having a dip in the car.
These are HUGE. Thanks for taking the time to blog that out. I remember the work stuff distinctly now that you mention it. Don't know what it is about driving that is so connected to nicotine but if there's one common thread for nic addicts that's got to be in the top ten. Good job my man, looks like your path to freedom is solid.
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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2020, 02:10:46 AM »
20 down three full weeks tomorrow.

Tasks completed.  Trying to think.  Id say planning a cross country move counts as a pretty big task.

I've read a lot of people's stories/threads and many of them mentioned that dipping had a social component to it, either with hunting/fishing, golfing or whatever.  I haven't really been around anyone else who dipped for 20 years.  That is helpful to me in the fact that social gatherings aren't a trigger for me like they are for others but at the same time i tended to avoid a lot of them due to the habit and fear of not being able to have a dip.  Since quitting i have been more sociable in leaving the office to chat with people throughout the day or heading to lunch with co-workers and being able to drive without craving a dip.

I guess thats the other big thing I have broken myself of and that is having a dip in the car.  I've caught myself subconsciously spitting the fake stuff out on my way to the car rather than reaching to put one in.  Just got to work on the other situations where i use too much or the fake stuff.

Outside of that today was much like the previous. 

Overall good day today.
You're doing great titus, and congrats on 3 weeks quit! That is stellar! Don't worry too much now on using fake, in time, it too will fade away. Driving was always my weakness, so i feel ya there. But the freedom is great isn't it!? Social gatherings and bonding with coworkers, all without the chains of nic holding you down. Keep at it, it gets so much better!
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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2020, 12:21:09 AM »
20 down three full weeks tomorrow.

Tasks completed.  Trying to think.  Id say planning a cross country move counts as a pretty big task.

I've read a lot of people's stories/threads and many of them mentioned that dipping had a social component to it, either with hunting/fishing, golfing or whatever.  I haven't really been around anyone else who dipped for 20 years.  That is helpful to me in the fact that social gatherings aren't a trigger for me like they are for others but at the same time i tended to avoid a lot of them due to the habit and fear of not being able to have a dip.  Since quitting i have been more sociable in leaving the office to chat with people throughout the day or heading to lunch with co-workers and being able to drive without craving a dip.

I guess thats the other big thing I have broken myself of and that is having a dip in the car.  I've caught myself subconsciously spitting the fake stuff out on my way to the car rather than reaching to put one in.  Just got to work on the other situations where i use too much or the fake stuff.

Outside of that today was much like the previous. 

Overall good day today. 

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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2020, 02:01:03 AM »
19 down 20 up

Another day like the previous.  Not much to say.  I have noticed that my time perception has returned to normal. 

Overall another good day.
Good news. Every day without nicotine is a win. Would love to hear about tasks completed with the new found freedom.
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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2020, 12:24:29 AM »
19 down 20 up

Another day like the previous.  Not much to say.  I have noticed that my time perception has returned to normal. 

Overall another good day.

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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2020, 01:33:26 AM »
18 completed, 19 tomorrow.

Not a lot to say today.  The past week has been really similar overall.  Not missing the nicotine at all just getting by with the fake stuff.  Days will start picking up this week as i get ready to move across country. 

Overall today was very much like the prior week.

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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2020, 12:25:53 AM »
17 down, 18 up.

Got a good nights sleep last night.  Haven't used any of the sleep aids for a bit which is nice.  Didn't workout, which i should have but did drink a ton of water.   

Overall it was another good day.

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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2020, 12:42:43 AM »
16 days done.  17 tomorrow

Nice relaxing day.  Woke up early, grabbed a nice breakfast and spend the day relaxing in prep for a busy week.  Nothing much else to say.

Overall Good day.

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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2020, 12:28:11 AM »
You are certainly right about that @Athan.

15 down, 16 up.

Today was very much like the rest of this week.  Slept well last night and felt pretty good all day.  Got a short workout in and drank a fair bit of water. 

Overall Good day and honestly a very good week.  Looking forward to sitting on my ass tomorrow and relaxing. 
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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2020, 05:09:34 AM »
14 Days completed, 15 coming up.

Had some tests today, not with my quit but with controlling my temper.  In the middle of planning a move and dealing with the cable/electric companies was a bit trying today.  Never got tempted for a dip but i did notice myself getting a bit short with the people on the other end of the phone.  Other than that got a good nights sleep a good workout, and drank plenty of water.  Looking forward to a more relaxing day tomorrow, maybe even splurging on lunch.

Overall a decent day.
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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2020, 12:47:31 AM »
14 Days completed, 15 coming up.

Had some tests today, not with my quit but with controlling my temper.  In the middle of planning a move and dealing with the cable/electric companies was a bit trying today.  Never got tempted for a dip but i did notice myself getting a bit short with the people on the other end of the phone.  Other than that got a good nights sleep a good workout, and drank plenty of water.  Looking forward to a more relaxing day tomorrow, maybe even splurging on lunch.

Overall a decent day.

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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2020, 12:50:24 AM »
13 days completed, 14 tomorrow.

Today was very similar to the rest of the days this week.  Got a good nights sleep last night.  Felt pretty good all day today.  Ate well, got a good workout and drank plenty of water. Still burning through the fake stuff but im accepting the fact that ill get tired of it as well.

Overall good day today.

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Re: Day 1 Complete
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2020, 10:52:48 PM »
Keep on quitting. It’s not easy if it was everyone would quit. Got after a buddy of mine who has been dipping for 30+ years. Sounded just like I use to, I don’t want to quit, it’s not bothering me anyway. Boy was I wrong. Stay with KTC, get plenty of numbers and stay close to the site it helps. Haven’t been in here in awhile but this is where I got my help and then after awhile it really helped me to help others because I remember how foggy and scared I was. Every little sore throat cough toothache, oh no it could be....nothing but of course not what your mind tells. Friends here are hard to beat! ODAAT