I do spend some time each day looking back on the old me. As sad / disgusting as it is sometimes to look at how I was back then it helps me to remain quit and above all helps me to realize what a fuckhead I was.
One of the things I did awhile back was to figure out in pounds and dollars what my addiction cost me and my family. When you look at it like this it really is sickening. Here is Greg’s affair with tobacco broken down.
1.3 ounces per can X 365 days a year = 474.5 ounces of tobacco per year
474.5 ounces per year / 16 ounces per pound = 29.66 pounds per year
29.66 Pounds per year X 25 years of dipping = 741.41 pounds of tobacco
365 Cans per year X $2.75 avg per can ( the shit was cheap when I started )
$1,003.75 Per year X 25 years = $25,093.75
I have seen it said different ways here. I cannot lift a ton all at once but I can lift two pounds 1,000 times, A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. One day at a time. The point I am trying to make is this… We all consumed mass quantities of this shit in our lifetimes. We did not do it all at once. We did it slowly, one day at a time.
Your quit needs to be this same process. Anything worth doing takes time and effort and your quit is no different. Take it slowly newbies, one day at a time. When you were dipping you did not see how quickly you could get to 700 pounds consumed. You never even thought about it. You got up each day and repeated a process. Post roll and quit the same way !!!!!
Some day you will look back and wonder how you ever stacked up that many days quit… and more importantly you will wonder how the hell you were ever the ‘ old you’.