Max Speed: 29.3mph
Average Speed: 14.2mph
Distance: 14.92 miles
Klinutus (Klinutus, rah rah rah) has suggested that perhaps the reason I fell from grace so suddenly after almost 2 weeks of relatively easy progress is because I had fallen victim to the shenanigans of Loki.
After careful consideration, I am inclined to agree. There can be no doubt that my smoking is the result of the mischief of pagan elder gods.
Therefore, on Monday, I shall don a fresh 21mg patch, after having made burnt offering to Thor
I think most of those 12-step type programs have a step about turning your life over to god or whatever, and Thor seems like a pretty cool god to me. Plus, he carries a big hammer, which he uses to beat the snot out of bad guys (like Loki). He also rides around in a chariot pulled by two goats.
Goats are cool. Hammers are cool.
Thor and I are quitting smoking.
I just picked up a copy of Quitting Smoking for Dummies.
Maybe that will give me some ideas for a new/better strategy.
Smoked last cig at approx 7:55AM, threw all cigs away (learned my lesson last week)
Running a 21mg patch.
Anyone looking for the pictures I took at Bill and Christa’s wedding, there are here:
If you are reading this log because you are going to quit smoking:
Throw away all your cigarettes before you start!!!
I found a pack with a cig in it in a drawer today, and I smoked it. I had no desire to smoke before I found it, but once I knew it was there, I just had to smoke it.
Keeping ’emergency’ smokes will cause cravings you wouldn’t otherwise have had.
On the plus side, now that my sense of taste and smell have returned, I found the thing to be pretty disgusting. Hopefully, I’ll remember that nastiness if I’m tempted again.
So, now the counter resets from 204 hours without a smoke to 0.
I don’t think it’s necessary to reset the week counter at this point. I am still in week 2 of 6 on the 21mg patch, and I will still step-down to 14mg at week 7 (Sept 13th), as per the directions.
I will diminish, and go into the west, and remain Bonius.
I went out to the bar with my friends last night, and I did not smoke. Yeehaw!In other news, my bike is in the shop for major repairs, so no new biking entries till wednesday, at least.