Well what a wonderful world we currently have. When we're not busy destroying the ozone layer because of cows parping, cars parking and smokers smoking - it only goes and snows, like, everywhere! Not only does it snow but it SNOOOOOWS. Right now I'm giving my fingers a little rub after each letter in order to stave off the icicles that I'm sure would otherwise be growing from my fingernails. And while I'm making so little progress in my blog, I'm secretly wishing I could go outside for another fag. But I won't! I will resist!
It's been a strange week. Apart from the weather scuppering my chances of going outside for a sly one, I've also realised that it's been pretty much three weeks now since I first decided to properly give up fags. It's not been fun, and yes, since my last entry, I've had a binge. I had one night where I thought "stuff it!" and smoked half a pack of god-knows-what that I stole from a friend. And while I said that I hadn't yet felt the health benefits of giving up - I certainly felt the health detriments of having that half pack!
Free tip #1 for stopping smoking
If you are going to have a sneaky fag, why not smoke loads more than you know you should. In my case, after two weeks - I'd smoked the odd naughty fag and felt mighty guilty for it. It wasn't a good feeling - it did nothing positive for me.
However, by week three I'd had a fag party. A smoking binge. I'd smoked about a dozen or so in one night and by the next morning had felt so wretched for it - physically more than mentally - that it was and is a truly off-putting experience. I thoroughly believe that my experience this time will help me give up cigarettes even more strongly because it was nasty to wake up with such a heavy chest full of cack and nonsense. My mouth tasted worse than ever before. Even my cat wouldn't go near me! And she's my bestest cat!
Free tip #2 for giving up fags
Keep reading this blog. Seriously, I know it's a bit silly and you should be concentrating on your own efforts to give up smoking but blogs like this might just help you find what you need to give up. You chould by now be thinking:
"Do you know what - this guy's got a point. I mean, sure, he's got a writing style that just about anyone can pick up from a good catering college, but he's sincere. He's got the Fag-giving-up-Factor."
Show people that YOU'VE got the Fag-giving-up-Factor. Do it. Today.
(Oh, and if someone could turn the snow off, that'd be great. Cheers!)