Two Months Down!

About two months ago I quit chewing tobacco. For the last time, I hope. It has been quite a ride.

The first two weeks were rough. Read about them here. Then it got steadily better. I wasn’t in constant pain and the mental fog began to subside.

However, all is not well

As part of drowning out the nicotine craving, I started eating. A lot. It was not the best. Well, it was the best. Every delicious bite.

The result was I gained 20 pounds. Which is a lot no matter how you slice it. I was already overweight and now I am super overweight.

Battle of the bulge begins

Nicotine has been defeated (as long as I never tell myself “Just one won’t hurt”). Now it’s on to bigger things. Me!

I have always been overweight for as long as I can remember. I almost had it whooped when I was 18. Then I got married. Then I gained 167 pounds.

Physically things are not the best. I have sleep apnea and various other obesity-related ailments. I need to get it together or I’m pretty sure I will die young.

My wife has reluctantly offered to join me in the Slow Carb Diet as featured in The 4 Hour Body. It’s a good book and I have started to see results.

The diet is pretty simple and I will be writing about it soon. If you need answers faster follow the link above and buy Tim Ferriss’s Book.

This will probably be the last time I talk about chewing other than food. To anyone who is thinking about quitting. It is scary but it can be done. It will be hard and you will not like it. Once you’re through the hard part it is totally worth it.


Here are a couple resources for people trying to quit


*Featured image is a Fat-Man Bomb. Because being free from nicotine is “the bomb” and I am incredibly fat. You’re welcome….