Specifically, on the ‘Smoking Cessation’ issue o’ mine.. I downloaded an app; “Live Strong“. So far, I like it. Actually, Big thumbs-up.
I entered my information; age, first cigarette on waking, how long I’ve been smoking.. things like that, then I set a 6 week program for stopping by gradually cutting back from my current routine, one week at a time.
Smoking is pretty bad. It kind of traps you (no no.. no self-pity here) by associating ‘itself’ with all kinds of other things you enjoy doing; driving, after a meal, while drinking (alcohol), first-smoke-‘o-the-day, etc. If you do the one activity, you want to do the other – smoke.
On top of that, I have an appt next week with my Dr. and will hopefully walk away with a prescription for Chantix. Working as a state employee, this is completely free – so hell, why not?!
I’m going to quit, one way or the other. We can either do this the easy way, or the hard way – doesn’t matter.