January 7, 2011

My Secret Demon

For over a year now I have been sharing with other people how to make their homes and lives more toxin free.  Every time I share the dangers of toxic chemicals and the harm the cause, I feel a twinge because of my secret demon.

I am a smoker.

Phew.  Just putting that out there for all the world to see takes a huge weight off my shoulders.  I know of all the reasons I shouldn't smoke, my kids tell me every time I go out to light up.  I know it's hypocritical to talk about keeping toxins out of our homes and be a smoker.  But sadly I'm addicted to nicotine.  Everyday I wish I had never started this horrible chain.  I know so many of you out there wish you hadn't either, so I thought why not share what I'm doing to become a non-smoker.  So I've decided to make a series on my blog just about becoming a non-smoker.

Step 1:  Figure out how to become a non-smoker.  I've been asking around, to family and friends, and I've heard that many of my friends, my sister's coworkers, and even my dad have become non-smokers by reading.  The book is called, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr.
Step 2:  Read the book.  I bought the book from Amazon and started reading.  At this point I've almost finished it.
Step 3:  Pick a "quit" date.  Well today is going to be my last day as a smoker.  I'm looking forward to waking up tomorrow morning and finally being a non-smoker!

I highly recommend to anyone read Allen Carr's Easy Way it will remove the smoker brainwashing.  As you read, you will begin to feel like you can be a free and happy non-smoker too.  Allen Carr shares testimonies through out the book from people who have used his EasyWay to become non-smokers.  My favorite quote from the book is "Whenever you think about smoking, . . . ,you think: YIPPEE, I'M A NON-SMOKER!!!"

Plans for my Removing the Toxins Within ~ Becoming a non-smoker series:  Post updates and share how it's going every couple days in the beginning.


  1. Good for you and your family!

  2. My husband was able to quit on EasyWay. I'm currently working on OnlyWay (since something didn't "gell"). I hate being a smoker. It does feel ridiculous when I'm telling someone about healthy living, and why we do things the way we do, when I'm going to undo it all with a cigarette.