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Yep, the Comma. So What?

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I have reached another day in my quit. Day 1000. Yes, I’m proud. I’m excited. I’m free. But I’m not finished. Not by a long shot. To drive this point home, let me give you a few examples of what I mean. I…

Keep ’em Close

I have approached to be what I think is an important milestone in my quit. Yesterday I reached 500 days. I actually did spend some time reflecting on that most of the day and came across some different ideas. First, I realized that…

The Wife…or Spousal Issue

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I’ve been meaning to post this for some time now as I’ve put some kind of thought into my quit and what effect it has had around me. While I sit and pat myself on the back about how happy I am with…

Quit Now, Not Tomorrow

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Everyone knows a story of someone close to them who is dying or has died from something very random and “undeserved.” I’m struggling with that right now as a close friend of mine has been diagnosed with Leukemia in the past couple of…

Keep Paying it Forward My Brothers and Sisters

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What I have found over the past couple hundred days of my quit is that many things contribute to it. Yes, my own resolve is one of the biggest factors, but the influence and support of KTC members has also been key. As…

Be Mindful of Your Surroundings

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I haven’t had a lot of time over the holiday season to be on KTC for perusing or chatting, just posting. But in going through some of the present HOF class threads, I read about a few caves. One of them had to…

The Spite Dip

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This is one crave that sneaks up on me a lot. Maybe because I’m married, maybe because of the holidays…well, probably because I’m married! You get done with some stupid squabble and say to yourself, “well f this, I’ll pinch one.” Yea, “f…

Show a little heart…..

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… on your sleeve! Riding the coattails of ¬†Chewie’s blog about “How’s Your Quit” and reading about some of the tension going on with a quit group recently, I’ve seen some of the downfalls of internet forums and what could possibly be done…

The Only Thing You Deserve is Freedom….

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I was thinking about my quit today, and thought about a lot of the feelings, emotions, and my mindset at the time earlier in my quit….pre HOF. And one thing that sticks out in my head is the fact that I thought if…

I am NOT Special

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So it goes like this…well you know the story. I became an addict about 17 years ago. A friend offered me some Levi Garrett chew the summer before my first year at college. It didn’t make me feel sick, gave me a buzz,…