Over three years ago, I quit dipping. It nearly killed me but I attacked that challenge and I’ve stuck to it. One of the side effect of quitting nicotine for some people is weight gain. I can say that I’m definitely in that group. Since I’ve quit I’ve put on a good 25 lbs or so – and I was overweight when I quit. If you’ve read any of the previous posts on this blog you’ll see that I’ve been struggling with this for quite a while. Some successes, some failures.
Tonight I’m sick of thinking about it. I’m sick of obsessing. It’s time for a change. I need to lose at least 30 lbs (probably 40) and I’m starting now.
My wife doesn’t believe me when I tell her – nor should she. Like with dip before, I’ve said this before. Not sure what is going to make this time different but it is. Maybe that’s why I’m writing – to see it.
The title of this post is significant… back when I quit dipping I was keeping a journal. The title of the entry the day I finally quit dipping? “A new day”. Here’s to the first day of the rest of healthy life.