Emilee Speaks: rock the vape

Monday, July 21, 2014

rock the vape


It's been 28 days and I've avoided: 707 cigarettes, saved $176.75, && going strong!  Now, I'm not going to lie to you, I've bummed a couple cigarettes in those 28 days, but each time I did... they tasted AWFUL.  My mouth legit tasted like I had licked an ashtray.  There was this ashy film on the inside of my mouth.  What is that?!  Ahaa! I never noticed that when I was a smoker... ew.  

I smell better!  I "knew" smokers probably smelled like cigarettes, but I never noticed how bad it was until I stopped.  My son even made a comment that he likes that I vape now because my breath doesn't stink [lol thanks?].  

There has been a few bad days where I was tempted.  I 100% believe the only thing I miss about smoking cigarettes is the "ritual".  The physical action of "ashing" the cigarette.  I do miss that in the car... Isn't that strange?  I mean obvi if I were to quit cold turkey without vaping nicotine, we'd be having a different conversation.  Right now the hardest part is solely the ritual of it all.  I've even had to go outside after dinner with my e-cig a few times, because that was my after dinner ritual with cigarettes.  

My skin went through a rough period that it's just now coming back from.  I had real bad acne for a few weeks.  I'm assuming it was a reaction to my body purging the toxins that I'm not longer consuming.  I also had what they call "quitters flu" for several days.  It lasted about 4 days, then I felt fine.  Cigarettes have over 4,000 chemicals in them.  So it's pretty obvious that your body will go through a change while detoxing.

Hydration:  this has probably been the hardest part for me...  I don't drink enough water.  I never have.  I'm reallyyy bad about it.  Well with vaping it's very easy to get dehydrated.  I've had to be very mindful && pay attention to my fluid intake.  Make sure it's proper fluids, aha!  I used to have a reallyyy bad soda habit.  I don't drink typical soda anymore.  When I need my carbonated sugary liquid fix, I use my sodastream [it's not made with high fructose corn syrup like regular soda, and it doesn't use aspartame].  I've been working hard at making sure I'm getting enough actual water.  I love coffee && I could literally drink it all day long [don't worry, I don't aha].  Since I got my keurig, it's helped me limit my intake to only 1-2 cups of coffee a day.  I used to drink an entire pot... 

A surprising side effect of vaping, is I crave "sweets" less!  When you're vaping flavors like "sticky buns" or "dutch apple pie", it cures that sweet tooth!  Fo real.  In the morning I will have my healthy breakfast, then vape a baked good flavored ejuice with my coffee.  It's like I'm having pie for breakfast, but I'm not!  I better drop 50lbs from cutting my sugar, ahah! <3

Mt Baker Vapor has been kind enough to offer my readers a special coupon code for 10% off.  You can locate it in my sidebar!

Read more about my journey:


Are you a fellow vaper?  Did you have any side effects when you first started?  What's your favorite juice?

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2 comments:

  1. I don't smoke but I'm glad you are doing so well on quitting!

    Anyways, I didn't know all of that about sodastream... my husband is totally addicted to soda so I really want to check this sodastream out... no high fructose corn syrup sounds pretty awesome.

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Oh sodastream is the best! It's obvi not as healthy as water, but it's way better than regular soda. The regular flavors have a lot less calories than regular soda. I like the diet grapefruit and diet orange. They're made with spenda. I'd rather they had Stevia, but you get what you get ahah! I highly highly recommend sodastream.

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