Monday, November 9, 2015
Objective Smoke Free Day #8 - Not giving in, not giving up!
Well day marks a week and day that I become a non-smoker! I have to admit that it doesn't seem hard. I am not sure what I have done differently other than KNOW that I was going to QUIT and KNOW that I had no choice! Do I have times when I think about how it would be to have a cigarette? I have to say YES. But it's not a craving like ... OMG I have to have a cigarette. It's more like ... oh to take a break and go out and have a butt. It really does boil down to habit. It's a habit that fills certain times of day or fills certain feelings I get. Sometimes I feel like I should be smoking when I am on the phone or going outside! It really is weird to not smoke after 32 years. It was part of everything I did. It's kind of like mourning something you have had as part of your life for so long. I have promised that I would not give in to those feelings and not give up on the finish line. I will say that I don't feel any different. Like I don't feel healthier or feel like I have clearer lungs or more energy... not sure when that happens but I can't wait! I have a follow up appointment with the Doctor on Friday and look forward to giving her my journey!