I won't claim it's entirely easy, but it's also not as hard this time, and I'm not using any crutches to do it.
I was ready.
I recognize that the little voice of temptation I hear in the back of my head is whiny, manipulative, greedy -- passive-aggressive, actually -- but not so insistent that I can't ignore it when I need to.
I actually think I'm better off doing this cold turkey, as I can't blame anything or anybody but myself if I fail... or if I actually succeed... and I'm going to succeed.
So far, so good.
One minute, one hour, one day at a time.
I'm determined. And I'm winning.