A co-worker here at the Star said, "I'm getting sick of seeing your blog advertised all over the website. Why can't you just declare victory and be done with it?"
Right. Because quitting usually only takes a few weeks. There must be some other reason so many people keep smoking and die from cancer and emphysema.
I cannot declare victory. I don't expect I will be able to for quite some time.
But don't worry ... I don't plan on subjecting you to this indefinitely.
Can you imagine?
Hi there. This is David Bruser. Remember? The reporter blogging about quitting smoking?It's day 245 of the quit. Isn't that interesting? Yeah, well, I had Cheerios for breakfast. The whole box. I now weigh 300 pounds. Well, at least I'm not smoking. Be sure to read tomorrow about my new recipe for saltines and peanut butter. ...
But with some satisfaction, I can say I don't think about smoking every waking minute.
And that, I think, is worth reporting.
It has been several days since my last post. Part of the reason is that I was out of town for several days. Then I had to catch up on other work.
But also - and please don't be offended - I just wasn't thinking about smoking or the blog all the time.
I did not wake up craving a cigarette. I did not sip my morning coffee vividly imagining how a cigarette was missing from the ritual. I simply enjoyed the coffee. When I arrived at the office, I did not log on to my computer itching to fill this space with rants.
Then an editor reminded me it had been days since my last blog post.
And I wanted a cigarette.