Thursday, May 18, 2006




If at first you don't succeed...blah blah blah

yea ok so I fell off the non-smoking wagon, didn't pass go and went straight back to jail. Well at least tomorrow will be 90 days without a drinky, there's something anyway. I swear the circumstances must be perfect for quitting smoking to work, and as I don't have the fundage to get one of those kits at the moment .. I'll keep trying, I will NOT give up. Tomorrow is another day. That's it for now, think I'll go mope.
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Laters :(
S89 C5 150
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Feeling full on a nutritious low-fat lunch...
(was playing with my camphone)
This is the lunch I eat every day, with some variation, but basically the same. Lettuce, 2 hardboiled eggs, two slices of fat-free Swiss cheese (no these do not taste like rubber, I've shopped around) my favorite red wine vinaigrette dressing (I have a red vinegar addiction)


and then my favorite addition..

these things are spicy & delicious, I break pieces off and eat with.


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My mother always throws in my face that I take the time and effort to eat healthy meals and exercise, yet I continue to smoke cigarettes.. I guess she has a point. I wonder why that I can be so disciplined in those areas yet fail miserably when I try to quit smoking??

26 Comments:
Blogger Hanuman1960 said...
Well, as the song goes; "Pick yourself up. Dust yourself off, and start all over again!"!

Blogger Suze said...
Keep trying, never give up. It took me 10 years.

Great shot, very creative.

Happy Anniversary HNT sweetie ;)

Blogger The_Gay_Dude said...
It's all good.....90 days of being sober is quite an accomplishment.....perhaps u r trying to tackle too much at once? At any rate....it will happen when the timing is right. Cigs are a tough habit to break cuz of all the rituals and cues which come along with it. Anyways...happy Thursday.

Blogger Steve said...
I'm with The Gay Dude. You may be trying to do too much at once. Hang in there!

Blogger Phoenixboi said...
Youll get there when the time is right just like you did with the alcohol.

90 days is fantastic!!

xox

Blogger barefoot_mistress said...
You can do it! I have been around people that have quit heroin, marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, crack, whatever..and you know what they said the hardest thing to give up was? Cigarettes, and sugar. Not all that other stuff.

Do not beat yourself up..your body wants that tobacco, your brain does not....you are going to win cuz you are strong! Just try again!

Have a good one, PG

Anonymous Wes said...
Jim,

Hey buddy...no sweat. We all still love you. Quitting time has to be the right time, and you'll know when that time comes. In the meantime, just keep being that adorable Persian Guy.

Have a good one!

Blogger . said...
Looks quite yummy. Congrats on the 90 days and as for the cigs...tomorrow is a new day! Don't be too hard on yourself.

Blogger Jim said...
Yep, it is said that it is easier for a heroin addict to give up smack than it is for a smoker to give up cigarettes. I can definately attest to it. For some, it took several attempts to quit before they stuck with it. I think you have to wear yourself down before you gain the strength to finally say "fuck you" to smokes.
Hang in there brother. You'll get there. :)

Blogger Jim said...
Yep, it is said that it is easier for a heroin addict to give up smack than it is for a smoker to give up cigarettes. I can definately attest to it. For some, it took several attempts to quit before they stuck with it. I think you have to wear yourself down before you gain the strength to finally say "fuck you" to smokes.
Hang in there brother. You'll get there. :)

Blogger vuboq said...
Mmm. salad. can't say I'm a big fan of swiss cheese (fat-free or with fat). i find it slightly icky.

yay for 90 days without alcohol. i went for 6 months without a drink last year. i think it was good for me. keep it up :-)

Blogger Iyeska said...
Mmm. salad. can't say I'm a big fan of swiss cheese (fat-free or with fat). i find it slightly icky.

yay for 90 days without alcohol. i went for 6 months without a drink last year. i think it was good for me. keep it up :-) keep it up :-)

Blogger Kalvin said...
It's actually quite common for people to continue to smoke while doing many other healthy things. Saying that you are not alone probably doesn't help though. I love the picture. I also think it's interesting that it seems to say MAD on them and be written in blood. Huh. Just know that I still believe in your being able to do it. And I echo the biting off too much at once. However, sometimes when things are different, the cues aren't the same, and it might be easier; however, I'm rather uncertain if that is the case for you right now. Thinking of you and hugs.

Blogger CyberWarlock said...
Quitting is really hard. I tried about 4 times during the course of 3 years before I finally gave it up for good. Work is the worst place for it, especially if there alot of you who smoke. It becomes a social thing. I was lucky enough that by tht etime I was ready to quit the last time, most of the people who smoked at my office had either quit themselves or had left the company. You just need to find other things to keep you occupied so that you don't think about it. Might be a good time to get into some long, drawn out video games :)

Blogger BriteYellowGun said...
Most smokers hit that bump when they try to quit. Just set your mind to it and try again. It will be so worth it in the long run. I'm pulling for you!

Like I said a while back, I quit every day for a couple of weeks.I would throw a full pack of cigs out the car window, and back up and pick them up. The very worst time was just leaving work. It finally got down to my very last puff.
And I am a vinegar groupie also.
Be strong, my friend.
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Anonymous Thom said...
Congratulations on the 90 days!

About the cigarettes, I used to be a heavy smoker, and I tried to quit several times before I did it successfully. So just don't give up, and try again. Also, if you can afford it, I highly recommend the nicotine gum - that helped me enormously, even though I just used a little bit, not nearly as much as the package directions say to chew. But it was enough to take the edge off my cravings so that I could resist them successfully - and it's been almost nine years since.

Blogger Polt said...
Quitting smoking is like riding a bike: if you fall off, you just try again and again and again until you get it right.

Yeah, I don't know about the analogy either, but it's the oinly encouraging thing I could think of that's not already been said.

Best of luck, man, we're all pulling for you! And I had a salad for lunch today too.

Luv ya

Blogger Michael said...
No moping Jim! None of that! I mean it. No beating yourself up, no moping about it, no feeling bad about it. Why? Because it's a bitch of a thing to do and just because you "slipped", doesn't mean a thing really.

I have all the faith in the world in you. If it's what you want, then you'll do it because you already proved to yourself that you could stop drinking, AND that you could stick to an exorcise regime.

So no more of the beating yourself up over this. Ok? Gimme a call if you need me, or if ya just wanna talk.

HUGS!

Blogger dave in cleveland said...
dude don't beat yourself up, so you slipped, start again tommarow, you can do it.......have a great day, and yes looks like a great lunch, love the swiss cheese.....and the dressing....have a great day buddy .......:)

Blogger Marko said...
Your bound to slip up, just keep trying! There is a new pill coming out, maybe thats worth a shot too.

I love those tortillas, I just tried them too!

Blogger JR said...
Im not sure on the health value in regards to nutrients surrounding your lunches. At least from what I can see of them in that pic anyway. Therefore you can just reply when asked why you eat lightly, yet smoke, that you are extending your life so you have more time on this earth to smoke. Congrats on the drinking just the same...

Blogger Brad said...
Because nicotine is an addictive drug and you go through withdrawls like any other addiction. Usually the easiest way is NOT cold turkey. You have to ween yourself off the higher doses of nicotine by forcing yourself to smoke progressively less over time. You'll make it. Dont give up if this is important to you!

Blogger Doghigh said...
I'll echo the sentiments already expressed...this isn't a failure but rather a setback. You have the discipline in you, you've demonstrated that in so many other areas...this may take some time but you will eventually settle into your routine with smoking as well. Still with you all the way, babe!

Blogger Nick said...
tell your mom you smoke ultralights, they are better than smoking reds hehe

Blogger Jim said...
Funny, those are the EXACT same tortillas I buy!

One step at a time my friend, at least you have the eating healthy thing wrapped up!

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