Six Months Smoke Free!

9:21 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

Oh Fred & Wilma! No wonder the baby boomers started smoking at 10 years old!

  After 15 years as a pack a day smoker, I have finally hit that six month smoke free hurdle! It was relatively easy to quit, thanks to the wonders of modern medicine! As I have little to no will power, I found that smoking cessation prescriptions worked just dandy for me! I tried both Champix and Zyban over the past tow years, but Zyban finally worked for me. ( Note: Champix turned me into a robot and changed my personality...but it worked. Zyban caused me to get NO SLEEP for a month...but without the crazy side effects.) I really do respect those who quit "cold turkey"!

  Do I still miss it? Absolutely! Especially if I am having a drink! I found myself contemplating having "just one little puff" a few times over the past few months, but held off. I know that once I have another cigarette, I will be back on Tobacco Road again for good! I must confess that I do feel better since I quit and really do not miss spending $300+ a month on those tasty little buggers.

  Why did I quit? Mostly because of my family! With my wife expecting on 12/31/2009, I figure that now was the time to make it happen. I also got sick and tired of being a social outcast and having to go outside like an animal when smoking in public. Whatever the reason, I am just thankfull that I no longer smoke.

  Don't worry...I refuse to become one of those "Ex-Smokers" that have that attitude towards those that still smoke. After all, I know where they are coming from.

Wish me luck for another 6 months!


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  1. Loukia said...

    6 months smoke free, way to go! I'm on (I think) 11 weeks now... I miss it... it's hard... but I'm feeling so much better! I just voted for you, too! :) Good luck!

  2. Lin said...


    My husband's going on his 5th year & he says he misses it every now & then. I dont get it, but I guess you might have to be an ex smoker to know what he means. I guess it's all about habbits *shrugs*.

  3. Rachel said...

    Congrats, that's awesome!! :)

  4. Courtney said...

    Good for you!!

  5. Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

    congrats to you! smoking is trashy. Yay for not being trashy.

  6. Rob said...

    Congrats on 6 months smoke free. You made the right choice for your wife and soon to be new born baby. Good Luck on another 6.

  7. 3LittleMonkeys said...

    YAY! That is awesome. Everytime I see those smokers standing outside freezing their arse off, I think, man, those people are DEDICATED to their habit! It must be a very hard addiction to break, glad you did it!

  8. CalgaryDaddy said...

    You Guys Rock! Thanks for the comments and the positive vibes! ( Rock? Vibes...I sound kind of "hippy-ish"


  9. The (Un)Experienced Mom said...

    Congrats on 6 mos! As a professional therapist certified to work w/ those dealing with addictions, I'm glad you're staying strong! Nicotine is the #1 most addictive substance...even moreso than heroin!

    I had to Google Champix b/c in the US it's called Chantix. ;-)

    Your child will thank you!


  10. Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

    Way to go!!!

  11. Unknown Mami said...

    Voted for you as my way of encouraging you for not smoking.

  12. Chris | Dads Advice said...

    Just don't light one up from the new dad jitters =p

    Congrats dude, great accomplishment!

  13. Jewel said...

    That's awesome. I'm about 7-8 months in myself. I love that I quit, especially at that moment I discovered I was pregnant; one less thing to cut down on!

    It was the hardest while drinking for me too. Probably smoked a pack every time I went out drinking. I think I quit right around the time Dallas banned smoking indoors. I knew it would just be too much trouble for me, plus I had wanted to quit for awhile.

    I hate hate hate being around it, at least right now. I bet your wifey is sooooo glad you did it. Your baby will be glad too. Stay strong!

  14. Sarah said...

    That's so awesome! Congrats to you for reaching such a milestone!

  15. habanerogal said...

    Nice job there Calgary dad-to be I myself have joined the 5 month club but decided not to use the drug method and am happy as a clam.

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