Thursday, March 27, 2008

Then End of Smoking; Mama Cary's Journey!


Today, I am gonna talk about something I think is very important for people to know, but keep on mind that this is my opinion, and it doesn't work for everyone, but I feel it needs much more publicity! CHANTIX.
If you don't know what it is, it is a prescription drug that inhibits your nicotine receptors so that when you smoke, your brain isn't getting the nicotine, just the nasty cigarette. For those if you who think you love smoking (myself included) its not the smoking that you love, its the addiction to nicotine and you just cant know that till you are over it. I am in no way, preaching or judging anyone who smokes, I am just sharing b/c I really enjoy being over it now, and Mama Cary has been emailing me about her new found freedom as well so I thought, well dang we need to discuss outloud. I was always very embarrassed to be a smoker, and hated having to leave the room, party, dinner, etc to "enjoy" a cigarette and I love being able to live life without ever worrying about that now. Truth is I don't think I ever even think about it anymore, which is weird.
Anyway, When I started taking Chantix Erikhead was outraged. He detests that Americans always want the easy way out and want a pill for everything and I said well, you can have a smoker or you can support me as I try to quit. PICK. ha and he got over it. It really did work for me. I only took it once a day as opposed to the twice a day, and it does not come without side effects. For the first 2 weeks it makes you really sleepy, sick to your stomach, and always gives you crazy dreams. I actually miss those crazy dreams ha. but its worth it.
Mama Cary is currently taking it and she has a quit counter on her computer, which I think is great reinforcement!
"i use Harry's Quit Counter. it is really cool when you hit a milestone and it pops up on the screen (like being quit 1 month or adding a day to your life, etc.)

http://whyquit.com/whyquit/LinksDMeters.html"


Here are her current Stats:

I have been nicotine free for 2 months, 11 days, and 8 hours.
I have not smoked 2498 death sticks.
I have saved $357.01
I have saved 8 days, 16 hours, and 10 minutes of my life.

Pretty awesome! Also FYI. Mama Cary = Susannah JENKINS Edwards momma. So lets all pat her on the back today as I am thrilled for her!
Anyway who has questions feel free to ask me!

3 comments:

ml said...

Somehow, I forgot you were a smoker, but I'm very glad you quit! Jordan took that too, said the same things you did!

Lindsey said...

Yay! I think that is fabulous! Way to go!

Cary said...

You are so sweet LG! The figures on the "quit counter" are changing the whole time you look at it (it even has the seconds). And today it flashed up congratulations because I have now saved 9 days! The side effects of the Chantix are definitely worth the results! There are some things you can do to lessen some of them.

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