Instead, your government (or must I say: your people, who seemingly tell the government what to do) did it their own way, which (predictably) failed.
Our people don’t tell the government what to do. That’s why we’re now obliged [FORCED] to purchase a commodity, and throw trillions of dollars at un-winnable wars. If America actually used tax dollars efficiently… HAHA. Sorry I gotta stop. That last one’s a little too utopian for my liking.
Week 1 Day 3:
Getting back on track diet wise has been awesome, and a lot of my symptoms are already regressing. I’ve been incredibly tired probably sleeping 10 hours per night, and taking a 3 hour nap in the afternoon. I figure my body knows best, and I’ll just give it the rest it needs. I was at the store yesterday, and trying to justify finding a light beer to drink because the pro-bowl was on. I purposely avoided the beer section entirely which really wasn’t easy, but I know how it goes. I drink, and then I smoke, and then I’m down the street ordering a burger, or fried chicken with baked beans and corn bread… Commencing salivation!!
The main symptom getting noticeably better is my upper lip, which has been cracking and peeling for the last 8 months. It’s finally getting smooth and moist again. I’m only applying chapstick once an hour now as compared to every 15 minutes, and it’s 18F outside!! I never expected my lips to get better this time of year. No brain fog or dizziness after meals which has been nice. Anxiety/panic attacks/heart palpitations have been absent the past 24 hours, as has any yellow coating on my tongue. Also the past 24 hours I have not experienced itchy butthole, IBS, or bad breath. The only symptom still present is bloody yellow snot when I wake up which is to be expected seeing how my last cigarette was only 3 days ago and my lungs/sinuses are clearning themselves out.
I’m glad my symptoms are clearing up so quickly, but I’m also a little disappointed because it means I’m going to have to make permanent lifestyle changes before they become habitual. Let me explain:
It takes about 21 days to solidify an action into a habit. This is not the first time I’ve done a weeks worth of healthy eating and not smoking/drinking, only to convince myself “It doesn’t matter if you drink/smoke/eat carbs and fried foods all the time because your symptoms go away so quickly!!!”. This time though, I’d like to make the rest of my life, the best of my life. Hence why I registered at this forum and started this thread. I’m hoping that if I really take the time to document my progress and leave it right at the top of my head day-in and day-out, I can make this stick!! Happy Monday everyone.