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Smoke Free is the Way to Be

It’s true, it has almost been one week since I last smoked and I feel great! I haven’t noticed any body changes yet but I’m sure I will. I have noticed an improvement in my wallet. At times, I do long for the taste of a cigarette, but the nicotine craving is no longer there.

I feel pretty damn proud of myself. There will be more challenges to come, I’ve just been slacking this week.

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Challenge #1 – Day 6

I slacked off for a few days, there really hasn’t been much to report on. I made it through the last two days without any issues. Today has been different. It’s a weekend day, I don’t have my work to distract me from smoking. I’ve smoked 6 cigarettes today and I know I’ll smoke one more before I go to bed. I know I can do this, I’m just bored. That’s the main reason I smoke, out of boredom. cigarette

Sometimes, I do smoke to alleviate stress. On Thursday, I was driving to work and another driver pissed me off. I have a bit of road rage. ARGH, BAD DRIVERS MAKE ME MAD! After the incident, I wanted a cigarette more than anything. However, I made my 40 minute drive to work without smoking!

Foods can trigger my urge to smoke as well. If you are a smoker, you must know what I’m talking about. Cigarettes go so well with coffee. A cigarette with coffee is like the mashed potatoes and gravy with turkey. They compliment each other.

Cigarettes go hand-in-hand with booze, too. A smoke is so satisfying while I’m drinking beer or liquor. I don’t go out drinking as much as I used to, so I suppose this is good for my cause.

But, I should get back to the issue at hand…I slipped up today. I know that I can do this though, I’m just going to have to try harder.

Challenge #1 – Day 3

So, it’s my third day of this smoking cessation business. Yesterday was pretty uneventful. I’ve tapered down my daily cigarette intake each day. Today, I am smoking 6 cigarettes. (FYI: I am a night owl, I go to bed late. It may seem like it should be day 4, however, I do not consider it a new day until after I’ve gone to bed.)

Yesterday, I worked. When I’m working, I don’t smoke as much, it’s just not convenient to have to leave my desk, walk out to the street, and smoke. Today though, it’s been a different story. While I was getting ready for work (and having my first cigarette of the day at 1:00 PM), my supervisor called and offered me the night off. I was more than happy to take her up on her offer! Soon after that, I knew it would be a challenge. How will I make it through this entire day on only 6 cigarettes, without my eight-hour break (work)?

Bucket o' Butts

My "bucket o' butts". It's a metal beer bucket that I use as an ashtray. It's about 3/4 full of cigarettes I've smoked. Gross, huh? I can't wait to get rid of this thing.

I did it though! It is now 12:36 AM and I still have 2 cigarettes left to smoke. I am not experiencing intense cravings. I’m proud of myself. Tomorrow may be a bit of a struggle for me, as my daily ration will be reduced to 5 cigarettes. We shall see…

Challenge #1 – Day 1

Today marked the first day of my attempt to quit smoking. I had been dreading this day for quite a while. Frankly, the process of quitting sucks and I was not looking forward to the cravings and the inability to satisfy those cravings. Though I know that this is something I absolutely must do, my life depends on it.

In actuality, my first day was easier than I had expected. I allowed myself 7 cigarettes today at 9:45 AM, 11:15 AM, 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 10:00 PM, and my last one will be at 12:00 tonight. Typically, on a day when I am not working (like today) I smoke every hour on the hour. I’m actually proud of myself for sticking to my guns!