My Journey to Quit Smoking: Week 8
Week 8: November 7th – 13th (Days 50 – 56)
Day 50: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Today was a good day! My goal was 6, but I smoked my pipe 7 times.
Well, let’s just say I attempted to smoke my pipe 7 times. Haha. My pipe broke, so I didn’t always get a good drag. Haha.
I strained and bottled up the elderberry syrup I made yesterday and it sold like hot cakes. I sold out within a few hours, so I whipped up another batch this afternoon.
Other than the normal, day-to-day stuff, we went to church and I delivered orders.
Day 51: Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Today was a busy day! I strained and bottled up the second batch of elderberry syrup, then I delivered several bottles.
We watched my niece play some ball this evening too. They lost, but they sure did play a good game!
My pipe is STILL broken, so I attempted to smoke it 6 times today. Haha. It’s kind of hard to get a good drag.
Day 52: Friday, November 9th, 2018
Today was a very chill, very normal day. My pipe completely broke today, but my husband gave me a new one! I smoked 6 times today.
Day 53: Saturday, November 10th, 2018
We slept in today. My brother invited us to join him at the Choctaw Casino to watch the Bedlam game (OU ❤️ vs. OSU), so we all loaded up and headed over there. We ate at a little cantina and watched the game for a while, then we took our daughters to the arcade to play some games.
We relaxed at home this evening.
I smoked my pipe 4 times and bummed a couple of cigarettes from my brother.
Day 54: Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Today was an amazing day! We woke up early, got ready for church, and went to Sunday school and big church. After church we enjoyed some bbq for lunch and then I took a nice, long nap. When I woke up, I decided that it was time to just quit smoking altogether! I ended up smoking my pipe 4 times today, but I’m excited to begin a tobacco free life! ❤️
Day 55: Monday, November 12th, 2018
Today was a horrible, awful day! Quitting is a LOT harder than I thought it would be. I started the day off right, just smoking my herbal blend, but by the time 2:00 p.m. rolled around I found myself in a bad place. I was scared for anybody to talk to me because I felt like I would bite their head off! Haha. Seriously though. So I added a pinch of tobacco to my herbal blend at 2:00 p.m.
I tried to keep myself busy in my herb pantry. I was cleaning it out; composting old herbs, topping off jars of good herbs, and adding new herbs to my shelves.
I kept smoking my herbal blend until 8:00 p.m. rolled around. Then I added another pinch of tobacco to my pipeful of the herbal blend. I just couldn’t be mean to people any longer. I hate being mean, that just isn’t who I am.
Day 56: Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Today was a pretty good day! Since the herbal blend wasn’t working very well yesterday, I mixed in a pinch of tobacco to each pipeful I smoked today. I smoked my pipe 6 times.
I ran out of the herbal smoking blend today, so I just used mullein, but I have more herbal smoking blends on the way! I also ordered some herbs that I needed.
This was a hard week, but a week of learning…that’s for sure! For week 9 I plan to take a break and focus on becoming nicotine free! I plan to use my new smoking blends, have tea meditations, take some nice hot baths, take a few detoxing baths, and focus on quitting tobacco. I will be posting daily blogs on here and daily videos on YouTube, so keep your eyes peeled! 😉