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Joe Connector Kennedy Celebrates 9 Months without Weed

Nine months without marijuana! This is the first time that I have been without pot that long for a very, very long time. It’s just a start, but something I feel very good about.

My life has improved a great deal since I quit using marijuana. My relationships have got better, my health has improved, my energy levels have increased and I’m able to do many things that I could not, or would not when I was stoned all the time.

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How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 27 So Many Positives

Today is Day 27 of my personal quest to stop smoking marijuana. Feeling very good – mentally and hopefully my latest episode of too much suffering from latest neck injury is calming down.

There are so many great positives that I’m experiencing that I really want to recommend to anyone who may have let pot (or any other substance) take over their lives. Try getting rid of that for 30 days and just see how you feel. I seriously doubt you will want to go back to abusing your substance of choice – as well as your mind and body.

Please watch this video, leave a comment and subscribe if you would like.

Update: this has been one of these days that started out really well and got progressively more challenging.    It seems that the more I tried to help people today, the more things went wrong – and the more that was expected of me. In the end, I didn’t have the capacity to live up to expectations, but at least I’m staying true to myself and my overall needs -without having to smoke a big fat joint – or even take one little hit.  Day 27 is in the bag.

How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 18 Interesting Day with Lots of Lessons

Today was Day 18 in my personal journey of quitting the use of pot, marijuana, MMJ, cannabis or anything you want to call it. Still getting over being sick, but feeling better and finally able to eat more than a couple of bites of food.

Today was not without it’s frustrations, but also another great day of learning – about myself and others. Read More …

How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 16 Neck Pain, Changes and The Flu

Today was day 16 in my personal quest to stop smoking pot. Unfortunately, I’ve recently been suffering from a lot of neck pain due to herniated discs in my neck – they really seem to be flaring up. In the past, I would just use marijuana to deal with the pain and it would help get me through the day – but no longer.

I now need to find another way to cope with this chronic pain – but have not found the correct answer yet … Read More …

Pain is No Fun – Still Looking for Healthy, Effective Alternative to Medical Marijuana

Picture 271Successfully made it through Day 15 of my personal quest to stop using marijuana, as it had pretty much taken over my life.  There have already been many great benefits, BUT there is also a MAJOR challenge: the herniated discs in my neck have been still causing me ongoing chronic pain and I have not been able to find anything that will actually help with it.

One of my other addictions (albeit healthy) does not seem to be helping either:  I feel the need to exercise almost daily.  This usually involves lifting weights, a great deal of core work and some cardio (although not nearly as much as a lot of people who just don’t know any better).

Tonight the pain has been so bad that I had to dig out my neck collar, which I have not worn in several months.  It is totally uncomfortable and I really hate wearing it in public – so I almost never do.  But sometimes it really does help a lot – tonight is one of those nights.

Still the same, as much as I really need exercise daily and do not want to back step on the great progress I have made on developing my body (and sometimes assuming the identity of Joe Abs) – I am 1000% committed to staying off the pot.  I just hope these neck issues don’t start making it difficult to think again – then it’s really a toss up between which is worse …. pain or pot.

An old friend from my days as a commercial crab fisherman in Alaska (think Deadliest Catch without the TV cameras and fake BS) probably said it best:  “Pain is a GOOD thing, it tells you that you are still alive.”

How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 15 and I Haven’t Killed Anyone Yet

Today is Day 15 in my quest to stop smoking marijuana. I’ve made it successfully through my first two weeks! The support community on the blog is growing and there’s a lot of great positive support being shared around the globe.

This quest has not been without it’s challenges – I have been extra cranky and irritable and I’m sure I’ve pissed off a number of people. I’ve also alienated my own mother, and even though it was regarding another issue, I’m sure she’s blaming it on “withdrawals”.

I’m finding that I’m not really suffering through physically withdrawals (at least I don’t think I am – but I guess the irritability refutes that), but that I just have to fight the habit of turning to pot when I get upset or frustrated. Even though I have a stash close by – I haven’t turned to it once. I keep telling myself that I am striving for optimal health and that is not possible when smoking anything.

Some really, really good things are happening, but at the same time I do realize that I desperately need to find another way to cope with the daily pain that I endure due to herniated discs in my neck. Come to think about it, I’m not really sure if I am irritable from pot withdrawals – or simply from being in almost constant pain …

At any rate, the amount of support that I’ve been getting during the past week (since I went public with YouTube videos and sent a very personal email to 4,628 of my closest friends) has been amazing. There is no way I can let y’all down! Thank you very much – I am so grateful!

Day 8: Wow – I Am Committed Now: The Most Humbling Video I’ve Ever Made

Wow – not sure I should have done this …  I really value the great advice in Jerry Dorsman’s Book “How to Quit Drugs For Good” and he said NOT to tell everyone, but of course in my own contradictory style, I had to ignore his great advice.

This video is probably the most humbling video I have ever made.  It may cause me some problems, will definitely bring up a lot of questions and will definitely make some people raise their eyebrows.  Guess what?  I’m still glad that I did it – and it seems to have lifted a great weight off of my shoulders.

I’m not ready to admit I’m a pot addict (because I know I can and have changed), but definitely acknowledge that I have to fight addictive behaviors – and that I need to keep myself from using marijuana – medical or otherwise.

Anyway, take a look at the video if you’d like and let me know your thoughts.  I would love to hear from you.

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