Today I reached my 100 day goal. I must say it is with great satisfaction. For many years the can controlled my life. If given a choice between a great meal or a trip to the 711 for a can the chew always took priority. While I can’t remember who sent me the quote below this document was probably the most important start for my success. The person on this site who sent me this suggested that I sign and mail it to my grandson. Needless to say it was never sent and I continue to be nicotine free for 100 days today!
CONTRACT TO GIVE UP
I give up my quit. Quitting is impossible and I cannot do it. I love dipping more than I love myself. I care about dipping more than I care about my personal health. I love dipping more than I love my family. I know this addiction will kill me, and I ACCEPT that fact. I enjoy spending time alone with my can more than I enjoy spending time with anyone else on the planet. I look forward to losing my jaw, my tongue, my throat, my life – it’s worth it. When I am lying in my hospital bed fighting a losing battle against cancer I will feel a sense of satisfaction knowing that this is the path I CHOSE. My only regret will be that I didn’t start dipping earlier in life. I will feel sorrow for my family’s heartbreak and suffer untold pain, but I know you must sacrifice for the things you truly love.
I know ALL the consequences of my actions and I accept them fully and without regret. I hereby choose to give my life to this addiction – I do so with a smile on face.