Here I sit on Day Thirteen. Stats are: 12 days, 12 hours, 22 minutes, 250 cigarettes not smoked, and over $69 saved.
It's been days since I've had a strong craving for a cigarette. Days since I've had to give quitting much conscious thought. It's been getting easier and easier every day since quitting cold turkey on 3/14/12 (or is it 14/3/12?).
So what's up with today? Out of the blue, I'm fighting the good fight against one of the strongest cravings since I originally quit. It keeps coming on; I keep ignoring it, or acknowledging it, or dodging it, but it comes back a few minutes later, as strong as ever.
I'm not going through anything particularly difficult otherwise; I'm not feeling anxious about anything, I'm not dealing with any emotional issue, in fact, today is quite "normal" and almost boring, to be honest.
I know I can get through it; it's not like I haven't been there, done that already any number of times since I've quit. I'm just stunned that this craving has attacked with such ferocity - I wasn't prepared for that.
Anyone else have this happen?