First thing I want to say is that this forum is definetely one of my most important recovery tools for this journey. A BIG Thank you for all who post and all those who view, your stories are helping me so much! Education about others experiences make it a lot easier to be aware of what is going on with us.
Anyway woke up with a ton of energy today. I ran outside about 2 miles felt a more of a tightened chest than yesterday I had about 2 cravings so far. I find that keeping busy and being productive is the best way to get through the day. Doing things with my hands and arms such as "shadow boxing" haha, toothpicks, reading, typing, writing, all things to get me out of my head is a good thing. The nicotine is physically out of my system, but now it is how I am thinking. Staying positive about being a NON SMOKER now is a huge help as well. If I start getting down on myself or start lying to myself that one ciggerette will feel great I will be on the path to smoking again. Reducing my risk from an early death from smoking is a huge accomplishment.
I'm also one who needs to feel the effects immediately with everything. With not smoking I definetely feel cleaner, my senses are better, and physically I feel so much more confident. There is nothing good that comes out of smoking. zero!!!!!!!!!
Good Luck to ALL, if we can get through this we can get through anything!