Posted on

And it’s attempt number……..

I have no clue what attempt it is.  I do know this.  I’m done.  I’m over it.  I have the willpower to beat this addiction.

What addiction?  Well, nicotine, of course.  I’ve been a smoker since I was 13.  I’ve quit many times.  Sometimes for a day.  Sometimes for a week.  I made it three weeks, once.  But, something was missing in my efforts.  I know what it is now.  It’s the genuine desire to beat this and move on.  I have that desire now.

I know what it costs me to smoke.  I’ve known for some time.  And, yes, I know it goes up almost every year.  Would you like to know what I spend?  Here’s the breakdown:

1 pack of Camel Blue  $4.79
Tax on that pack         $0.34
Total                           $5.13

Take that times 7 –      $35.91
Times 52                $1867.32

$1867.32 per year.  Yeah, that’s a vacation.  That’s my Mac.  That’s a lot of things.  But, what non-smokers don’t understand is it’s not enough to just know what you’re spending.  You have to be ready.  You have to want to quit and you have to NOT give in to the cravings and return to the addiction.

I’m done.  I need to be.  I want to be.  And I’ve got the ability to do it.  I have my plans for when I crave.  I have my stress relievers when things start to get to me.  I have my ‘time out’ place to relax.  I have my exercise plan.



About misscryssi

Welcome! I'm Cryssi. Designer, techie and mom of four children, grandmother to one beautiful little girl and one handsome grandson! I work outside the home and raise this wild brood in Iowa. I’m extraordinarily multi-talented. I can fix a car then head to the kitchen to make you the most delicious meal you've ever tasted! I'm supportive, honest, bold and outgoing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s