Just hit day 55
by, 09-04-2010 at 10:41 AM (414 Views)
At work right now and its been a long night. I am wiped out. But at least I can feel good about being smoke free for 55 days.
Got my best friend, he is John too, into vaping. Was able to aquire a Blu Cig kit for him and gave it to him last night. Hopefully it will works out. He is one of those cold turkey kind of guys, has quit before all by himself. But it seems he was really interested in having something that could really boost his progress along.
I've known John for so long, not only is he a great friend but he is a MONSTER bass player. I played keyboards and we have been in many bands together. .....Ah, the good old days........
I mentioned positive compensations last time. These are things I did when I smoked that I don't seem to do now. One thing was I worked out and exercised.
I did so as a reason to keep myself from smoking. After a workout the last thing I would want was to have a smoke, and it felt good to sweat and not have the urge to light up. Now with the vaping I feel no desire to exert myself. Where did my motivation go? Weird, weird, weird for me to feel that way.
Then there is the metered allotment of time that you parcel out for when you can and cannot smoke. Now I chain vape.
I also used to be so very careful about what I ate when I was smoking, but am not so now. All of it is kind of bumming me out. Why did I change like this?
Something else that was bothering me. Not sure what caused it exactly as I cannot pinpoint.
I started vaping straight VG that I bought at WallMart. Was a nice change when chain vaping to get some flavorless plumes going since I had been overloading the senses all day. And the vapor, WOW, I can actually blow smoke rings with it.
Well I started getting this tightness in my chest and a little cough. Was a real reminder of what it was like when I smoked. Really bothered/worried me. Was I over consuming? Was the VG too thick? Was I getting ill? Was it an after affect of having quit cigarettes?
I have since started changing the way I vape. I do not inhale deeply now, well not always. It seems to help. I've also been putting the PV down as much as I can, or at least going lighter. Without inhaling deeply I take a big hit, then a shallow inhale. Switch up between just exhaling out of mouth or nose. This seems to really help bring put the flavor of the juice when the vapor makes it's way through the nasal passages. Also going lighter on the VG, but I really do like the plain flavorless vape quite often. Maybe one day soon will see me getting straight PG to try doing this with. Would like to see if I get better results, meaning not getting that tightened up ball feeling in my chest. Bugs me when it happens, I expect to start wheezing lightly like I used to do.
Just have to start slowing down but vaping is so much fun to do, to experiment with, to learn about. Yeah, I definately have a fixation going on here.
****Hey how about this new forum stuff going on huh? Slowly but surely it's getting back in place. Give props where they're due because some people are really working hard at making all this happen****