Well Guys and Gals this is it Day 2. Still felt a little odd just getting up and making a cuppa, taking the meds i have to on wake up and for this first time in years the nicotine never woke me before 6am i get up at 7.40am which for me is a Ly~in.
I cant believe this is the 2nd full day, mind you i am half a day ahead due to quitting Sunday Morning but thats no big deal, the main thing here is that the Nicotine has nearly all gone now from my body and hopefully now my cravings for the stuff will ease even more.
Dont get me wrong, im not a saint, i have thoughts about what i should be doing but then they go again, i find something to do hence my knitting or crochet. I am also lucky that this week the kiddies are on hols and so is my OH so im extra busy which for the first days is very helpful.
The knitting has calmed down a bit, i made 3 in 3 days at the end of the week but now on the 4th im only 8 inches in on a 6' scarf so my elder son is gonna have to wait im affraid but i will get it done.
I have slept reasonably well whilst taking the Champix, last night had some very vivid dreams, even more real than i used to get but nothing scary unlike the first night when i dreamt i was in a hospital bed, that i was dying and i was trying to get someone to look after my kids and then shaking like i was having a fit or something, i did ask my OH if i shook in my sleep that night and luckily NO i had not but still that was the very first night and so far things have calmed down a bit.
I suppose i dont miss the craving so much when it comes to ciggys, i miss the routine they bring, giving up has meant not just will power but a total change of things i had become used to doing. That is why i decided that i needed something to do. I am not wokring at the mo, im a full time Mum but getting bored when everyone is at work, school and college is my downfall and yes then i get that call of the nicotine devil to come and play and know full well i dont really want it but he made me do it.
Best thing i have done now is to fight this fight and give up, i just wished that my head was clearer in the past when i tried, but that is not going to be a bad thing infact its made me stronger, made me change how i can deal with this addiction, made me more determined that i want to do this and that i can do this, no matter how odd it feels right now because everything has all changed.
I will say to anyone reading my daft day by day account of this, you can do it. Have faith in yourself, you can imagine a life without needing to have that ciggy. No one has said it will be easy and look at me day 2, but remember that for me today and this could be for others thinking about giving up that there is hope for us all.
I have a busy~ish day today, gotta nip out and get the electricians money as we have one coming to do the outside lights, out neighbour will love us cos he has to drill lots of holes and i do wonder if she has done a Night Shift :D, before then Tesco will be bringing my shopping and this week there are NO CIGGIES. I have also set up a savings account to transfer the equivilant into there on what i would have spent on ciggys each week, my cost was 5 packs of Menthol at £4.69 per pack x 5 = 23.45 Per Week so thats what i am going to save now, may as well im not throwing it away now so may as well save for a nice expensive handbag, nah only kidding got lots of those just gonna save it and let it build up.
Just one more thing, i read somewhere that those giving up smoking should take extra Vitamin C because when you smoke the Vitamin C in our bodies is not absorbed properly so to give yourself a boost do take extra daily, i have the soluble ones with extra Zinc in them, quite cheap from Tesco's but try and get that extra boost. Also if your feeling lethergic then try some glucose tabs, they boost your energy and can be chewed when you feel the need for an extra boost, i have not tried those yet but i have read good reviews on the internet somewhere.
Have a great day all and this is to the best thing i have ever done and thats tell Mr Nicotine Devil, I Dont Want you anymore.