Link I'll never drink again Vol. 2: January 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I'm half way through the no more smoking book.

It's all beginning to make sense. Several times (like in the Big Book) it sounds like he's talking about me, in particular. I really feel like this just might work and I'm getting excited about becoming an ex-smoker. I've had this crick in my neck since just before I got sick and yesterday I finally went to my chiropractor. He is so cool. Because he has a photographic memory he always remembers what we talked about last time I was in. In this case, 3 years ago. But I had so much to tell him about these last three years that he barely got a word in edge wise. You know, getting sober, getting mugged, getting a new car, getting a 40" TV, getting a good job, getting new friends, losing weight(down to 147 now), losing cholesterol points, getting it together with the help of my therapist....all good, if a little bumpy, sometimes. He said he thought I was a warrior or survivor. Well, we all know I'm a survivor. Out of all the bad things that happened to me, something good has come and out of all the good things that have happened to me, something great has come. At least that's the way I feel about it. Day 51

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Well, I got the book.

I'm just starting it now. Allen Carr's, Easy Way to Stop Smoking. It's almost perfect timing for me because I've been really sick with a cold (I hope) since Sunday evening. We're having a mild ice storm this morning and so I wouldn't have to work any how. So I've got the day to read away and hope it all makes sense to me. I'll let you know how it goes. Day 45.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Every once in a while these meditations really hit home for me.

I like this one:

Serenity builder: Personality,,,

Program Principle: Let your light shine for all to see.

"When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place."

Jimmy Breslin, contemporary American journalist and social commentator.

Jack C.

The Serenity Project

The other day, while I was doing my laundry I saw dAAve sweeping the street and went over to say Hi. He mentioned the book he read called The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. He told me to look it up on his blog, which I did and a few days ago, I ordered it. Should be here in a few days. I know, everybody tries to quit smoking on New Year's Day but I went out and bought a carton last year to get me through the next few days. I'm hoping to finish the cigs and the book at about the same time. I had been cherishing my only vice....that I still do. I gave up drinking and then I gave up bad foods and lost those 23 lbs and now, for some reason, oh yeah, so I can breathe and quit coughing all the time, I'm going to quit smoking. Oh gosh! Next thing you know I'll start exercising. Oh No! Then if my hair grows back....I'll be perfect!!