Well.......I am here and feeling okay. I feel great not smoking but have to admit I am still using the gum. I have been a lot more cognesant over the past few days about putting off having a piece. Yesterday was 4 pieces....and the day before. Today is 5.....wine and being Friday night. I know that I won't smoke....I am just procrastinating with not wanting to deal with that empty feeling that you can do nothing about. Even considered chewing the caffinated gum instead.......how sad. I hate this addiction.
I really can't imagine smoking...now when around others doing smoking it smells weird to me...almost foreign. I occasionally miss the break aspect of it.
I know people pooh pooh NRT because it keeps you addicted to nicotine but I can definitely see the idea as a whole. It breaks the psychological part of the habit and the associations you have with getting nicotine by smoking a cigarett. Once you get through that to get off the NRT you can deal somewhat with the nicotine withdraw without reaching for a smoke. That is honestly the last thing I would consider doing right now. Living without those nasty things has been awesome.........now I just need to be more staunch about the gum!
Hope everyone is doing well! I am going to go read posts now!
quit 7: 39 year old married mom of 4, EX-SMOKER Method: nic gum.