Morning Trainer Session

Got the bike back from the shop, and finally got on it.Elapsed Time: 0:55:14
Max Speed: 29.6mph
Average Speed: 15.0mph
Distance: 13.89 milesIt seems my limiting factor is no longer my aerobic endurance, but my ability to tolerate my uncomfortable saddle for longer than an hour. I think I may be in the market for another saddle.

Bone Falls off the wagon

After a particularly bad day at work on Friday, I broke down and bought a pack. Since I was attending a wedding this weekend, I used it as an excuse to stay off the wagon all weekend. I will attempt to get back on the wagon Monday.I am resetting hour and week countersā€¦ Starting over from ground zero.

Dammitā€¦.

If you are reading this log because you are going to quit smoking:

Throw away all your cigarettes before you start!!!

I found a pack with a cig in it in a drawer today, and I smoked it. I had no desire to smoke before I found it, but once I knew it was there, I just had to smoke it.

Keeping ’emergency’ smokes will cause cravings you wouldn’t otherwise have had.

On the plus side, now that my sense of taste and smell have returned, I found the thing to be pretty disgusting. Hopefully, I’ll remember that nastiness if I’m tempted again.

So, now the counter resets from 204 hours without a smoke to 0.

I don’t think it’s necessary to reset the week counter at this point. I am still in week 2 of 6 on the 21mg patch, and I will still step-down to 14mg at week 7 (Sept 13th), as per the directions.

I pass the testā€¦

I will diminish, and go into the west, and remain Bonius.

I went out to the bar with my friends last night, and I did not smoke. Yeehaw!In other news, my bike is in the shop for major repairs, so no new biking entries till wednesday, at least.

Bone Quits Smoking (again): Day 4

No bike ride this morning (overslept).
My sense of smell is coming back. Walked through a cloud of smokers at the door at work and was almost bowled over by how strong the smell was.

So far, 73 hours without a smoke. This attempt seems easier than previous onesā€¦ not really sure why.

Update 3:00PM

Needed a 2mg piece of gum

Bone Quits Smoking (again): Day 3

According to the literature that comes with the patches, you might have ‘vivid dreams’ if you sleep with them on.

What the packaging should say:
‘You will have the most horrific, god-awful, fucked-up nightmares from hell, be visited by the undead, and wake up remembering it as if it actually happened.’

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm ‘fuck you’ to Phillip Morris, from all your friends here at Bonius.com

Update 3:48PM:

Needed attional 2mg (gum) to fight particularly strong withdrawl symptoms