Two weeks and counting, and I’m chuffed.

I stopped smoking two weeks ago. I’m feeling pretty good about my progress. I didn’t tell anyone for the first week. I didn’t want the pressure of expectations. I didn’t want to try and fail publicly again. Not advertising again seemed prudent. I did some other things differently too. I didn’t make sure to quit…… Continue reading Two weeks and counting, and I’m chuffed.

I thought it was going to be a lecture – random thoughts

I thought it was going to be a stern lecture. The expression on his face said “determined disapproval”. What had made him so irate was unclear. Was it because I was smoking? Is everyone on “team quit”? I’ll get to it. I’m working on it. No, I’m not defensive, why do you ask? I’ve made…… Continue reading I thought it was going to be a lecture – random thoughts

Negotiating the contradictions.

I’ve mostly quit smoking. Kind of. I’m trying. I read Allan Carr’s book “Easy Way for Women to Quit Smoking” last week. He’s quite the guru and the book is the bomb; this is the best I’ve ever felt about quitting, despite the fact that I’m still sneaking a puff or two every so often. And yes, I know that’s the road to ruin or at least the road to back to half a pack a day but for some reason or other, despite my change in attitude and despite the interesting things I learned about smoking, I just can’t bring myself to fully cut the cord, pull the trigger, break the connection. The good thing is that those puffs are starting to taste quite nasty…