On monday morning I will have been a non participating smoker for 14 days.
the story so far...
My smoking buddy at work decides to quit. He gives me two days notice of this. I kind of half heartedly commit to stopping with him so after work on the Monday morning we have our last smoke. By the wednesday my buddy is back on the fags and nearly 14 days later I guess this no smoking thing has taken hold on me.
3 days ago I had a nice meal and thought that a fag would be quite a nice thing to have afterwards.. i asked my friend for a fag and smoked it. Much to my dissapointment at the time I really did not like it.. the taste and the subsequent dizzyness were really quite unplesant. I was really surprised by this and like I said quite dissapointed that I could not 'enjoy' a ciggy. With hind sight though that was a really dumb attitude to have I should have been( and am now) really pleased that I know I wont enjoy a ciggy again.
So far (after smoking 20 a day for the past 18 yrs) its been remarkably easy. Ive hardly prepared for this at all. Although did read Allen Carrs 'easy way' a few years ago. I soppose that what was said in his book has been on my mind in one way or another ever since..
Ive got no cravings and I dont think I ever did .. Its just a mild sensation of wanting a ciggy.. Nothing worse that that . I could probaly work my 'want' up a bit more but by just getting on with something else the feeling passes quickly and adds up to no more than 20 mins of mild 'wanting' per day.
After finding things 'easy' so far i am just a little concerned that it will come crashing down any minute and that I will be overcome with an unstoppable need to smoke!
Anyway I am rambling now and Ive got things to do .. but to all that have posted on this forum your posts have been some inspiration and am sure have helped reduce my need for weed! i will keep you posted with my progress and hope my posts can be of some inspiration to others..