Thursday, August 13, 2009

Close Only Counts In Horse Shoes

I have been trying for two weeks to quit smoking. I have gotten down to 1-2 smokes a day. I cant seem to let those 1-2 smokes go. I do okay as long as I have those.

I used to to tell people that claimed they had to have at least 1-2 a day that they may as well go ahead and quit. That the 2 smokes they were having couldnt possibly mean that much. I take that back now. Now I know what 2 smokes can do for you. It can keep you from chewing your fingers off. Prevent murder. Keep your breathing regular.

No shit. It can.

I am going to keep on trying to quit and hopefully I can throw away those 2 smokes I am using as a safety net. I am doing everything to get rid of those last 2. The pack I have is in my car in the blazing heat and sun. They are stale. They taste like crap. I still smoke them and gag while doing it. Amazing isnt it that you will continue to smoke them even though they are old and taste like crap?

I am not planning to replace this pack. There are about 10 left in it. "Not planning" being the operative word here.

What do I plan to definately do is keep on trying.


Tory said...

i've been quitting smoking since Aug 1st. and whenever i want a cigarette i run. you should try it. if you don't run, then find something else. you'll never quit if you don't replace it with something else.

Lynnbug said...

I know--the problem is I think I just am not completely ready. But at the same time I know what needs to be done--you know? So I am just trying. Doing okay but not good enough yet.