Well today I quit smoking. I had smoked this time since 1994 and had recently gotten up to 2.5 - 3 packs a day. A lot of the time the cigarettes just burned up while I was on the computer… but that was all money up in smoke… literally.
So I planned it out… I got a deal on Nicorette and I told the husband that we need to quit. He’s going on this ride too…
Last night… well this morning at 2:30am I stubbed out my last cigarette and went to sleep… Today has been not too bad actually. I’ve only had 3 surprising cravings. Sitting at the computer… I find myself fishing around for the “missing” pack… almost unconsiously. So I put a rubber band on my wrist and snapped it hard when I found myself doing that. Another sharp craving was when I ate dinner… afterwards… some 11 hours after waking up… a strong craving. Whoa… went and brushed my teeth.
My online friends at another site have been very supportive. Sending me messages of support all day long. They rock!
So I’m into Day 1 by 14 hours now and I feel pretty good. :o)
Update: Today is day 6. Still haven’t had even one puff… and I’m starting to wean myself off the nicotine gum. The stuff is nasty anyway.