Well...to my astonishment..I have made it to week 3! Who would of ever thought I would really get here? Not me really but I am so glad that I did! Went to the doctors today and he was so glad to hear how well I am doing. My cholesterol is still up but said we should see a improvement on the next blood panel since my quit. So hopefully between not smoking and eating better everything will be back in normal levels.
Anyways..he told me not to rush to try and get off the lozengers. He said just keep doing what I am doing. I have already made a huge health improvement by not smoking. I have gained 5 lbs and he said normally you see a 10-15 pound gain after quitting which would still put me in the normal weight for my height so I shouldn't worry about that.
Cravings are going away more and more day by day. They get a little easier and don't last near as long. I only crave a ciggie after meals and after stressfull situations but it is more of a thought than a crave right now. I hope that continues because I can deal with that!
For all of you newbies reading this....I never thought I would be able to quit smoking. I have been smoking since I was 15 years old. I don't even remember life without smoking...but you know what?? I AM doing it and you will get through it! And it does get better!! Just keep it up and you will see!