It’s been 96 hours, 4 full days, 1 long weekend since I stopped smoking.
I had the last one in the last pack and haven’t bought any since. A friend even asked tonight if there were any cigarettes in the house. I was honest with her and told her that if there were, I would have caved by now.
I don’t count myself as a non-smoker yet. I’m just a smoker that hasn’t been smoking. I don’t know how long it will take before I decide that I’m done, or maybe it will never fully go away. We’ll have to wait and see on that one I guess.
This weekend wasn’t so bad. Because Terry and Richie were in town and I was distracted from some cravings. And being in the hotel room instead of my apartment made it easier as well. I was pleased with how it went.
But now I’m home again. I watched a hockey game, ate some crunchy peanut butter and raspberry jam sandwiches and even napped. And believe you me, all of those things made me crave some nicotine. But I said no. I even had to stop at the corner store today and was able to not buy a pack. That was tougher than you think.
Right now I’m chewing a piece of gum to get me through some of the night. And that’s kind of weird for me. I don’t so much chew gum. I ditched it for sunflower seeds when I played baseball. And ditched it for cigarettes in the rest of my life. Welcome back gum.
Side note: Anyone wanting to donate gum or hard candies can email me for my address.
It’s also been awesome to be able to put my progress and stress and such on Twitter and Facebook. The #smokefreeme tag is getting a workout. And I’m humbled by the kind words and support from friends and family. I don’t want to let you guys down.
Also, here’s my latest idea. If you or someone you know is looking to quit, or has talked about quitting, let them know about the #smokefreeme tag. We can chat and go through it together. Be a support group of sorts. No judging. No pushing. Just love and understanding. However, please don’t push any of your loved ones into it. I know it’s because you care and it’s for the best. But those reasons really don’t do much.
I think that’s all from me for now my friends. My gum is losing taste and my water needs to be refilled.
Have a great night. And if you’re in the same boat as I am, keep up the good work. I’m proud of you.
A friend even asked tonight if there were any cigarettes in the house. I was honest with her and told her that if there were, I would have caved by now.