In to my 3rd week! It's weird, as it feels almost alien to me now that i ever used to wander across the car park at work in the cold for a cig, or that i ever smoked in my car. My cough is starting to subside and i ran up the stairs last night and realised that i wasn't heaving when i got to the top - the small things make all the difference!!
I went to a friends house last night with a few mates (to watch Xfactor results, hurray that Wagner is finally gone!) and they smoke in their house (albeit in the kitchen stood by the back door). I'd been worrying about it all day so stocked up on lollies and brought my inhaler out for the first time. But, it seems i had nothing to worry about! I stood with my friend while she was smoking so i got the gossip and puffed away on my inhaler. After 3 glasses of red i thought it would get really tough and yes, there was that little niggling voice in my head saying "just one won't hurt etc etc" but popping a lolly in seemed to quash that right away. So all in all i had a lovely night with good friends, didn't miss out on any of the gossip, and still remained smoke free!! I was really proud of myself when i got home!
I've still got my guard up in these situations so i think the real test will come a few months down the line when i'm a bit more used to the non-smoker life, but the inhaler did really help so i might just have to have that on hand just in case - and lollies really help me (I've taken to waving it around when i'm talking, rather like a cigarette, much to the amusement of my friends!!)
Here's to 3 full weeks of non-smoker-dom!!