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Resetting the meter :-(

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  1. Broodwich

    Broodwich Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2013
    Charleston, SC
    Unfortunately, I fell off the wagon for a while after I moved. Bought my first house, did a horrible job of packing, and was completely clueless as to how much stuff I would have to do! I have finally settled down and reset my signature banner. 8 months of hard work down the tubes. These are all horrible excuses though, cuz I could have just bought some ego's, but I didn't so here I am starting all over.

    But I think it will be ok, because I do not want to be a smoker, and feel pretty crappy about myself for falling off the wagon. I'm going to have to go through the cravings all over again now, grrrr!
  2. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 21, 2013
    Your Human, and back on the wise choice. Congrats.

    Hope u used worcheshester sauce on that Heart?
  3. nobreak1970

    nobreak1970 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2013
    Hartford, Alabama USA
    It happens, important thing is that you are back on track!
  4. Sundodger

    Sundodger Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2013
    All 57 States
    If that's the worse thing you've ever done, you're a lot better person than I am. Stinkies ain't illegal, just stupid to use, it's all good, you are doing the right thing.
  5. klynnn

    klynnn Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2012
    Sometimes you do what you have to do. Nothing in life is ever perfect. Just get back to vaping and you will be healthier and a lot less smelly.
  6. permafrying

    permafrying Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 1, 2011
    montrose co
    Happens to everyone it's just a smoke. And moving is stressful as hell

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
  7. StarsAndBars

    StarsAndBars Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    Myeeeh, don't fret it. It's totally no big deal, and you're no less a ' person for it. There are no tubes, and nothing has gone down them. How'd the move go?
  8. Broodwich

    Broodwich Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2013
    Charleston, SC
    Ah thanks for making me feel better guys :p

    Thankfully the move went smoothly, I wish I could snap my fingers and all the boxes would unpack though :)
  9. degnr8

    degnr8 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2009
    Those eight months weren't wasted. You still avoided all those analogs. So you smoked a pack or two or whatever it was, did you smoke 4800 cigs? if you were a PAD smoker that's what you would have smoked in that time if you hadn't taken up vaping.
  10. alisa1970

    alisa1970 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2013
    Portland, OR
    What they all said. See my sig? I'm afraid to restart my counter because I've fallen off TWICE, and each time I put the smokes down, I started the counter fresh. I still consider myself essentially quit for all that time, because my relapse each time was less than 3 weeks. Still, I'm waiting to hit 53 days smoke free (the length of my last quit) before I change my counter again. Less than 10 days to go...

    The main thing is getting back on and doing your best to stay there.
  11. StarsAndBars

    StarsAndBars Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    My wife and I moved into a house 3 months ago. We had to unmove our couch over a 2nd floor apartment balcony using a ladder and climbing rope, then took 2 hours to open the bay window of a 120 year old victorian using a military shovel. It was the only opening in the house that the couch would fit through. That's just a taste of the move and we still have boxes that are unpacked.

    It's best to do it like a band aid. Pick a few days that are nothing but unpacking. Get caffeine'd out and go crazy, or that's kinda what we did.
  12. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    Glad you have made the choice not to let the set back stop you. I'm sure this time will be much easier. You are already armed with much knowledge learned the first time around and realize the consequences of letting yourself down.

    One Day at a time and Best of luck!
  13. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    Hi Broodwich-welcome back

    don't beat yourself up too much, you have a great advantage most beginners do not have,
    you understand vaping and the learning curve will be qwik !

    just go thru the motions and before you know it, burning paper tobacco will be YUK :ohmy:

    good luck
  14. cmdebrecht

    cmdebrecht Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    Forgive yourself. You deserve it. You are doing great!
  15. WillyZee

    WillyZee Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    no big deal Broodwich ... you got back on the bike ... and the move is done ... time to relax with a vape :vapor:
  16. EvilZoe

    EvilZoe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You are being FAR too hard on yourself and those 8 months aren't "down the drain". Your lungs healed a bit in that time and you can get right back on the wagon, you know it. Forgive yourself and move on.

    If you had cravings the last time, perhaps your nic level wasn't quite high enough. Maybe boost it by a couple mgs to see if that doesn't chase them away.

    The most important thing is that you refuse to beat yourself up about it. Moving absolutely SUCKS under any circumstances and if it doesn't go smoothly, well, we can all be forgiven for not being perfect
  17. bosun

    bosun Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That just means you haven't quit YET!
    You've had a good run at it and now know what to expect from vaping.
    Continue fighting the good fight and you'll get there.
  18. Broodwich

    Broodwich Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2013
    Charleston, SC
    I feel so much better now! Just goes to show what a great community this is!

    Enjoying some unflavored with a tasty Sierra Nevada Porter now!
  19. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2013
    Scranton, Pa USA
    Welcome back....pick yourself up, dust yourself off.... We've been waiting for you. Seriously though... welcome back!!
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