One of my bloggy buddies - Martha - is/was working on her preparations to teach
a smoking cessation program and mentioned it on her blog the other day -
so I left a comment on her post - HERE -
I quit, too - about 12 years ago - woke up one morning and wondered how long I could go without a cigarette. I told myself that I could have one anytime I wanted but if I did - I would have to start counting over. I got buckets of "Red Vines" at Costco and kept a full - open pack of cigarettes in my purse for over a year. After one day - one week - two weeks - one month - two months - three months - etc. I wanted to NOT start counting over more than I wanted a cigarette. I was a pack a day girl.===
NOTE - The following post was originally written and posted on one of my first blogs on 5/27/11 - and titled "Seven Years Ago Today". When I discontinued that blog - I transferred all of the content to my other blog "Quilter BOB".
The 5/27/11 post can be found - HERE -
It goes like this - ;))
Seven (now Twelve) years ago today –
BOB quit smoking.
It was totally unplanned.
This Is How I Did It.
I woke up one morning and thought –
I wonder how long I can go without a cigarette?
Mind you – I smoked almost a pack a day – for almost 40 years.
One or two before I left the house in the morning.
Another one on the drive to work.
Another one around 10:00AM.
Another two or three at lunch.
Another one around 3:00PM.
Another one on the drive home from work.
The rest in the evening while I watched TV.
BOB enjoyed smoking - every single one of them.
BOB did NOT enjoy the ANTI-smokers and their goody-goody, holier-than-thou attitudes.
Especially the total strangers who believed that it was their duty to tell me to quit.
Don't tell me to quit smoking - and I won't tell you to lose weight!!
But - one day I just woke up and wondered –
How long can I go without a cigarette?
I told myself two things -
1. I can have a cigarette ANY TIME I want.I carried a brand–new – full – open pack of cigarettes in my purse for over a year.
2. But – if I have one - I have to start over counting.
First I made it through one hour -
Then two hours -
Then a whole day –
Then a week –
Then a month –
Then two months –
Then a year –
Then two years –
It has been seven (now twelve) years today –
I can have a cigarette ANY TIME I want.
But – if I have one - I have to start over counting.
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -