Well today certainly hasnâ€™t been easy but it hasnâ€™t quite been as hard as I thought. I was wavering whether to keep this as my Day 1 as had hoped that some Champix miracle might have kicked in before now and I was still smoking (but really not enjoying it) last night. Anyway, as Iâ€™d got everything geared up to stop today, I stuck with it and Iâ€™m glad I did.
My main â€˜trickâ€™ is that rather than wait until the end of Day 1, or Week 1 or Month 1 to treat myself, I bought a bracelet which I put on first thing this morning and every time I look at it it reminds me why Iâ€™ve got it â€“ and I would feel terribly guilty if I had to take it off! The other thing that helped was booking a massage this afternoon!! Hopefully I will stop rewarding myself for a while otherwise stopping smoking will bankrupt me!
Iâ€™ve had some pretty bad cravings â€“ mainly after a coffee or in the car during a traffic jam â€“ but there have been a lot less than I thought so there must be something going on with the Champix! Wine tonight will be quite a challenge (not the wine â€“ just the not smoking with it!) but Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll survive.
Happy Valentineâ€™s Day to everybody x