Saturday, September 27, 2008

Quitting Smoking Isn't Easy

stop smoking gain time I've been harping on about how I'm going to quit smoking, and yet here I am today, weeks later still smoking.  In fact, I'm due for one now.  Be right back.

See now, those little interruptions add up, and if I want to save any time at all, I've got to kick that nasty habit and reclaim that time for myself.

Like I calculated before, I'll get back a whole 2 hours per day based on how often I smoke and the time it takes to smoke.  That's way too much to be healthy.

So here we are, another week has passed and still no sign of a quitting date in site.  It will happen...I know it's coming.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stop Smoking with Wayne


Yup, here we go with what I believe is a great blog idea for myself. My name is Wayne and I'm the author at WayneJohn.com. I recently posted my desire to quit smoking on my blog, and I'm determined to make this effort work for me. I've been a smoker since I was about 15 years old, and the alternative for me is to die a slow and painful death from smoking too much, so I'm going to curb that. I need to.

I decided to create this blog to note my efforts and to help others along the way as I try to quit. My hope is that the right people find this blog inspirational and that it helps the efforts of those thinking about quitting, or those that are making an attempt to quit for the last time. I also plan to provide good resources for those that are also trying to quit. In the end, this blog will contain all the information one may want to help them quit smoking.

I started off by creating a list of 22 things I hate about smoking. While on the negative side, I was quickly informed by a loyal reader, and someone I would call friend, that I should take a positive spin on the same concept. I followed that up with a post regarding 40 benefits to quitting smoking. It's an excellent idea to maintain a positive spin on things while building up to the big day when you'll quit smoking once and for all.

I started this blog on blogger to focus my stop smoking efforts into a single blog. I also don't want to bother my readers on WayneJohn.com that are avid smokers and non-quitters with my efforts. Besides, WayneJohn.com has always been a more technical blog covering web development and providing technical help along those same lines.

This blog provides a nice way for me to create a niche blogger site focused on quitting smoking. Here is what you can expect to find in the coming months.
  • I'll finish designing this site and building out the sidebar. Perhaps a little redesign here and there.
  • My current story on my smoking
  • Why and how I've tried to quit in the past and failed.
  • Current steps I'm taking to build my confidence and self-control
  • Helpful resources that I find would help
In the end of it all, I want this site to be the one stop shop for all those who are looking to quit. Like I said above, it's my hope this will inspire others to also take the first steps towards quitting.