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I decided to call it quits with Marijuana after it started taking over my whole life from social life, university work and always feeling lazy and being unproductive. Only a few people I came across that truly admitted that although weed is good and harmless, it really does become an obstacle of your life at one point. I'm here to talk about ny whole experience.
 
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I’m feeling great and happy that I’m doing my 2nd pod this week. I was on hiatus, some unplanned (I got the flu) and some of it planned (vacation), and then I got a little lazy when I was back from vacation. But now I’m back to doing regular podcast episodes. So it got me thinking that if you are around others who smoke and you can’t avoid them. Th…
 
I’m back after a month-long hiatus. I’m still clean from weed. I haven’t smoked weed while I was gone. I was tempted a couple of times, but held firm and kept thinking about why I wanted to quit weed and what weed does to me if I do smoke which helped me stay off of weed. Which works for me. I feel this pod keeps me accountable, so if I do this pod…
 
- It took me years and many failures (maybe 1000 of them for me) before I quit weed. Being hard on yourself won’t help you quit weed. It will probably make it worse - Life is tough as it is without you making it tougher on you. Quitting weed is not going to be perfect. I wasn’t able to quit the first time, either. Or the second time or the 900th ti…
 
- I was very close to smoking weed yesterday. I had a tough day at work and home. And my first thought was that I needed some weed. It will help me take my mind off of all the crap that is going on in my head - But then I paused. Put the phone down and took a deep breath through my nose and out my nose. I did this about five times - Then I remember…
 
Instead of trying to quit weed for the rest of your life Or for 1 year Or for 6 months Try quitting weed for 2 weeks Or even 1 week if 2 weeks seems like too much Sometimes setting a small goal is better than a big goal Big goals are tough In the IT world, there has been a push to plan things 2 weeks at a time. Sometimes even 1 week at a time Plann…
 
- Do I still think about Smoking Weed? Sometimes I do - I am still clean since I quit 169 days ago, but there are times that I want to smoke some weed - They don't happen very often; maybe once every 6 weeks - They tend to happen when I have a free night with no wife or daughter around - I want to enjoy and in the past, I would enjoy my time with w…
 
- For me, quitting weed completely was the only way. I tried to be a weekend-only smoker, but I couldn’t even make it to Wednesday before I would give in and smoke some weed - But for those of you that are having trouble quitting weed completely. Maybe just try to smoke less - And I suspect you will gain some of the benefits that you would get if y…
 
- I never suffered from extreme anxiety. But I am human, so I do get some anxiety. Most of the time, my environment and situation cause anxiety. And in the past, I would smoke weed to lower or eliminate my anxiety - And I think that was just a clutch. It never prepared me for handling anxiety - Now that I’m clean from weed, I have to face those iss…
 
- When I smoked, most people didn’t know that I smoked. But the ones that knew I smoked, basically defined me as a smoker - They would say that I smoked more weed than anyone that they knew. And they probably weren’t wrong about that - At first I thought is cool being the weed smoker. Like I was in this rarified club. But after awhile, I didn’t fee…
 
- I’ve been up almost all night. We had a beeping sound all night. I thought it was the smoke alarm that was on the ceiling. I disabled all of them by taking out the battery. But the beeping sound still persisted. I couldn’t figure it out - I decided to let it go and just rest for the night. My wife and daughter were able to sleep with the beeping …
 
- I'm new to meditation. I'm not a very good meditator - At first I started to do 10 minutes a day, but it didn't stick - Now I meditate 2 minutes a day - After a couple of weeks, I found it working - I now stop myself before I get into an argument with someone (ex - my wife, family) - The 2 min meditation has allowed me to think things through bef…
 
- I received some kind words on a Twitter DM from a listener. They said that this pod acts as support. I never thought about it in that way. I was grateful to receive that message - I do like the idea that this pod is like a support system. To let you know that quitting weed isn’t easy, and it’s possible. And that life after quitting weed can be qu…
 
- When I smoked weed, I would get this cough. I think they call it smokers cough - The cough was annoying. And sometimes, the cough would last for days and then go away. And then it would come back again in a couple of weeks. It would always be around the corner - And the voice sounded like a smoker. It was scratchy. Now I could smoke less. You kno…
 
- Last night I worked past dinner. Not ideal. I like to eat dinner with my family. After I finished my work, I put my daughter to bed. Then I went to bed too. I was a little hungry but didn’t want to eat so close to bedtime. When I eat right before I go to sleep, my resting heart rate goes way up, and I usually wake up feeling groggy - And in the p…
 
- Quitting weed has made me a better a me - Better physical health - Better mental health - Just a better person - But having a streak of not smoking weed (and this pod) has kept me from smoking weedMr. X
 
- When I smoked weed, it was for fun and relaxation. It made me calm. Things wouldn’t bother me. I would rarely get angry. But then something happened in the last 5 years. I didn’t get as calm as I used to when I started smoking weed - If anything, my trigger to overreact and get angry got quicker. I’m not sure why. It could be that I smoked so muc…
 
- Lately, I’ve been thinking about time and place. And that there are larger things that determine your fate. What does this mean? I’m not sure myself - I don’t think I would have succeeded in quitting weed 5 or 10, or 15 years ago. I enjoyed weed too much. I didn’t think I had a problem. I was too smart, actually not smart but too arrogant, to thi…
 
- I was at the farmers market last week to buy some fruits and vegetables. They also have a fresh pasta stand there too. I normally don’t buy pasta at the farmers’ market, but for some reason, I wanted to buy fresh pasta - The guy that was selling it was super blazed. His eyes were super red. And he smelled of weed - no judgment on my part. I used …
 
- I was listening to Dr. Andrew Weil on the Tim Ferriss podcast, where Tim Ferriss asked Dr. Weil if he still smoked marijuana. He said he did a lot in his late 20s and early 30s, where he smoked weed for fun, pleasure, stimulated his creativity, and helped him write - But he kept smoking it even though it just made him groggy. He finally stopped, …
 
- Better now than never. If you are thinking of quitting weed, the best time to quit is now - If you think you have been smoking for so long, you might be thinking, what else do I have to live for? My life is what it is. - I wouldn’t think that. I’m in my mid-40, and I used to think like that. I don’t think I shared my age before, but I’m sure some…
 
Her demons plague her and she seeks her way out in weed. But will that really bring her what she is looking for? Listen to the moving story of Mariam. Do you want to get in touch with Mariam and follow her journey through life? Follow her on Instagram: @the25thofjune. You can also share your own story. Send an email to stories@weetox.com.…
 
- I have more time since I've quit weed - When I smoked, I used to constantly think about when I would smoke weed and when to get some more weed - Weed took up so much of my time - Even when I wasn't smoking weed, I would be thinking about smoking weed - Now, I don't even think about weed - I do use that time to do more stuff, but I also enjoy just…
 
- When I smoked weed, I used to dwell on the past - Especially negative moments in the past - It was not healthy - It affected my life big time - Since I've quit, I don't have negative thoughts about the past - Since I've quit weed, I've become more positive - And more busy which has helped me to think less bad thoughts…
 
- I can honestly say that I love my life now - And I don’t think I would love it as much if I were still smoking weed - When I’m sober, I do more things - And when the end of the day comes, I look back, and I’m happy. The next morning when I wake up, I’m so glad. That’s a good day - I spent a lot of time with my daughter yesterday, which made me ha…
 
- I read an article about the dangers of high THC weed. It interviewed a few people affected by high THC weed. Now a few people are not enough to conclude that today’s potent weed is dangerous - I won’t go Reefer Madness on you. I haven’t seen that movie, which was released in 1936. I want to watch it. I will give you my review of that movie on thi…
 
- When I smoked weed, I would be on cruise control - Can't be good for your brain if you just vegetate on the couch - Since I quit weed, I'm less lazy - I now code apps and write which exercises my brain - Since I've quit weed, I challenge my brain a lot moreMr. X
 
- There are many reasons why I quit weed, but health was the big one - When I smoked weed, I would use a pipe and a lighter - And I smoked a lot - That can't be good for my lungs - I want to live long without disability (healthspan) - Exercise is important to living longer and healthier - Quitting weed made me less lazy which prevented me from exer…
 
- I spend a lot of my time with my family. On the weekends, I spend time with my parents. They don’t smoke weed - This has helped me in quitting weed. They don’t smoke, so I don’t smoke - I don’t even think about smoking when I spend time with them - Now, this may not be advisable for everyone. Some of you may live alone. Or some of you may live wi…
 
- Does quitting weed include edibles? Now I don’t like edibles. I always would eat too much or eat high doses of edibles. And they would make me sick. I would get a terrible stomach ache that would last half the day. And I would feel burnt out, almost like a hangover from drinking too much the night before - Now, if a person wishes to quit smoking …
 
- If you took a long break from weed and then you smoke again, what's next? - First don't be so hard on yourself - Smoking a couple times to once a month or even once a week is a lot less than smoking every day - And it maybe possible to go from a heavy smoker to an occasional smoker - For me, I don't think I'll ever smoke weed again. I just for my…
 
- I’m still training for the 5k. I still have to push myself to go for a slow jog - If I still smoked weed, it would be much harder to motivate myself to run - But I keep reminding myself that I want to be able to run the 5k without getting tired at the very least - And for the long term, I need to exercise for my health. I want to feel young in my…
 
- I don’t have any magic drink, supplement, or activity to help you relax - I think the main thing to relax is doing something you enjoy - And get used to the fact that you don’t need to weed to relax. Before, I felt the only way to relax was to smoke the strongest stuff and a lot of it - But after quitting weed, my senses started to come back. I c…
 
- I went to a birthday party this weekend. They had music and an open bar - No smoking before and after the party - Also, I didn’t drink during the party - The best thing about not smoking weed and drinking alcohol this weekend at the party. The next morning. I had no hangover. I was ready to go when I woke up - It is such a great feeling. And I al…
 
- If you are going to smoke weed, it should be used sparingly - celebratory, medically, and maybe for creativity - But for me, I was addicted to weed. I smoked it all the time, so I needed to quit weed completely - I don't think weed was supposed to be so easy to get - And I think we as humans were supposed to live most of the day sober and not alw…
 
- The short answer is yes - I used weed to ignore and sweep my problems under the rug - I would have issues with my health or family, and I would just smoke weed, and the problems would just go away - But it didn't go away. It would come back after the high wore off - Sometimes, the problems in my head didn't go away, but the weed made me just not …
 
- I wanted to have fun all the time. I guess I can have fun without weed. But weed made life more fun. I would be funnier with weed. I would laugh more without weed - But then, after a while, life became less fun with weed. I would need more weed to get that high. - I just convinced myself that weed was why I was having fun. But weed also made me f…
 
- Quitting weed now is harder than ever - It is legal recreationally or medically in a lot of places - There are dispensaries everywhere with a wide selection - The stigma of smoking weed is less. In the past stoners had a bad stigma, not anymore - All of this makes it hard to quit weed if you want to quit - But it's doable. I've been smoking weed …
 
- It’s easy to smoke weed and get on with your day - I know I did, especially during the first 20 years that I smoked - I didn’t think I had a problem with weed. I thought I could just smoke less or stop smoking anytime I wanted. But I never wanted to stop. Why? - Everything was better when I was high. Or so I thought - And when I tried quitting ab…
 
- When I smoked weed, I slept for 5 - 6.5 hours a night - Since I quit weed, I sleep for 6.75 - 8 hours a night - My REM sleep has greatly improved according to my smartwatch - Other than quitting weed, I attribute my sleeping better is accepting that I will wake up in the middle of night - I read a blog post on this by @CriticalMAS that talked abo…
 
- Yes, it can, and I thought about smoking again at the end of last week - And I had a lot of thoughts in my head. I wasn’t happy. I felt a little out of shape since I exercised less during the week than I have been doing. My eating has been okay. I caved a couple of times and ate some junk food during the week - But every time I think about smokin…
 
A Day in My Life Since I Quit Weed - 7:30am I get up - I spend less time in bed scrolling thru my phone - I usually eat breakfast, usually a sweet potato with eggs - I work fast in 3 - 4 hours in the morning - I make a fruit/veggie smoothie for lunch - after lunch, 45 min zone 2 fast walking - work again for 90 min - 4pm I pick up my daughter and p…
 
- Today I want to talk about my “day in life” when I smoked weed - A short summary - smoked all day and in-between I would work - Ordered DoorDash for lunch and dinner - Ate all the junk food in the house - Go to sleep - And this Friday, in the next episode, I will talk about my “day in the life” since I’ve quit weed…
 
- For me, I had no option - I smoked too much, and when it came to working and taking care of myself, I did the absolute minimum - Whatever my work required, I would do just enough to get it done - In terms of taking care of myself - I barely did that. I would eat the worst foods and do minimal exercise - I needed to quit weed. Not just to be more …
 
- I’ve quit smoking weed for 2 months - 63 days. That also includes edibles, which I never liked or my body never liked - Now I don’t even think about smoking weed anymore. Not even a little bit - Probably the 2 most important things that helped me quit are admitting that I was an addict and having this pod where I confessed my addiction - But bein…
 
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