Appetite Control with Vaping?

I am still very new to the world of vaping, but I am enjoying the benefits from it.  The e-liquid that I order doesn’t have any nicotine, which has been known to be an appetite suppressant which is why I was so skinny until I quit smoking in 1996.  Or is that all a bunch of hooey?  Yes I said hooey.

I have been vaping every day since I got my PV (Personal Vaporizer, that’s what I’m calling it, deal with it) and I have noticed a drop in my appetite.  Normally when I get a craving for something sweet, I will go to the kitchen and eat something, just for the taste.  But since I’ve been vaping sweet flavors, I haven’t been doing that.  Instead of eating because I wanted a sweet taste in my mouth, I only eat when my stomach says it wants food.  You know the old saying, “Eat to Live, Don’t Live to Eat.”  Well, it’s true.

When I bought my e-liquid, I bought all of the flavors in 50/50 which is 50% Propylene Glycol and 50% Vegetable Glycerin.  Zeus eJuice says that is the best of both worlds, but I’m not sure if it’s the best thing for me given the fact that I barely taste any flavor in the e-liquid.

I bought 2 new flavors, Pumpkin Pie and Banana Nut Bread in 70/30 so I will get more flavor than I do now.  I want to experiment with strengths.  If the 70/30 is still not enough flavor, then next time I will buy 80/20.  I also bought one of the flavors I have in my e-liquid box, Strawberry, but I ordered it with 100% PG so I could see if the 100% is better for me or not.  If it’s too strong then I will mix it with the 50/50 Strawberry that I currently have so I can still use it.  It will end up being 75/25.

I will get those new flavors on Friday (according to the USPS tracking) so I will blog my findings then.  Until I get the new flavors, I have been vaping the Zeus Juice flavor because I want to use up most of the flavors that I have so I don’t have to buy them again and mix them with new strengths.  I don’t want to have to keep buying the flavors I already have because I want to keep trying new flavors.  They have more than 150 flavors available, so I don’t want to be bogged down by 8 flavors that I have to keep mixing.

The Zeus Juice flavor is really good.  Even though the bottle is a 50/50 mixture, I have discovered a technique to vaping that allows me to get the most of the flavor of the e-liquid.  When I first began vaping, I was taking short fast puffs, which gave me absolutely no flavor.  But I was just doing it the way I smoked when I was a smoker.  My friend whose husband owns Zeus E-Juice told me to take slower drags which actually worked.  But, the problem there was that when you take slower drags, you are keeping the PV on for too long which can burn the e-liquid.  So what I like to do is take slow drags, but let go of the button after 3 seconds, then take another slow drag for 3 seconds while the vapor from the first drag comes out of my nose.  I keep doing that about 5 or 6 times and I get a lot of flavor. Now I realize when I get the new flavors with the new strengths, that technique might not work and I will have to decide on another technique, but we will see how it goes.  This works for me now.  The only problem is, the atomizer gets really hot, so I have to stop using it for a minute or two until it cools down.

I bought a little box from Michael’s to store all of my vaping supplies in so they don’t get dusty, but every time I grabbed the box to open it, some of the bottles would fall down.  I thought of a way to keep them all standing up and have the cartridges all organized at the same time.  I used plastic canvas for this idea.  It was kinda fun to make.

I think I did a great job.  At first I thought about using cardboard, but then I remembered that I had plastic canvas, so I used that.  It was easier because with cardboard I would need a ruler, you never need a ruler with plastic canvas.  This project actually took me half an hour, but it was worth every minute spent.

I will blog again on Friday when I get more e-liquid and have tried out the new strength’s and flavors.

Image Credits: I made the image with the cloud and eGo-T e-cigarette in Gimp with clouds from Obsidian Dawn.  The cloud was to represent the vapor in the e-cigarette.

Update: Please read my post called “Vaping and Weight Loss” for my latest discovery.  Hint, it doesn’t work…

New Bicycle Seat

I’m still waiting for this new bicycle seat to come.  Hopefully it will come soon.  They guy who runs the website I bought it from emailed me to tell me that his parents passed away and that he would ship it to me in 4-5 days.  Well, it’s been 7 days now.

This morning after I came home from my bike ride and I took my shower I decided to lay down for a bit.  Well, I just got up and saw in my email that he placed the order on July 2nd 2009.  But I didn’t get a UPS tracking email yet.  I’m sure that will come soon.  I wonder why I’m just now getting the email though if he placed the order on Tuesday and today is Thursday.  Oh well, no matter.  As long as he placed the order that’s all I care about.

I’m hoping that I get it soon though because I’m having real pain shooting down into my thigh from my crotch area.  I need that seat stat.

Edit: I got my confirmation email from USPS that my package will be shipped out today but there is no tracking since the guy from that website used the USPS website to print out the shipping label.  So technically he still has the seat until the post office picks it up from him.  When they pick it up then I will be able to track it to see what day it will come.

I’m really super excited lol.

Light System

I checked the tracking today from USPS for my light system for my bike and it was brought there to the post office on Monday but they didn’t ship it out until today.  So basically they sat on it for 2 days.  That’s fine though because it did say 2 to 9 days and it is the post office and not UPS or something so I don’t expect it right away.

I am actually glad it isn’t going to be here tomorrow because we both have doctors appointments.  Darrin is going in to find out what the new tests for his diabetes will be.  I’m afraid that it might come while we aren’t there and they are going to leave it to get stolen.  So, hopefully I’ll get it Friday or Saturday instead.

Old Arcade Games

I was at the PSP page today just browsing through all the games they have on there and I noticed they had these collections and one of them had like 50 Atari 2600 games and so I looked at the pictures and of course it is indeed the old 2600 games which were so bad but to 1980’s standards, well, let’s face it, they were still bad then lol.

My cousins had Atari 5200 and it was more similar to the arcade games than the 2600 was. I was very jealous. My other cousin Stephen had a Nintendo and that was a bit cooler.

Anyway, then I found another collection called Namco Museum Battle Collection. That has about 20 games like Pac Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaxian etc. 4 of the games they redid for the PSP too. I know of 3 of them, Pac Man, Dig Dug and Galaga they totally redid to give them a little 3Dness so they look way cool.

I found it on ebay new still in package for like $15 so of course I had to buy it. I don’t know when I’ll get it because I bought it on a Saturday and it wont go out until Monday probably and it’s coming via USPS which means it will be longer than if it were coming via UPS or FedEx. That’s fine though because the mail carrier can put it in the wood box outside and nobody will take it and I wont have to worry about staying home for it hehe. I can’t wait to play Galaga and Dig Dug after all these years.