Hello everyone, its been a few weeks since i last posted, apologies for not being here to offer my support but you know how hoidays are
any way, i am entering my thrid week of non smoking and can report the following...
I am now totally back to normal, sleeping again, non increase in weight gain, my teeth are so white and clean, clothes dont smell, breathing is much better, tightness in back all but gone, a lot more energy in walking..
Dont get me wrong there has been days where i am so surprised i never caved in.... wednesday, i was lucky enough to attend the Paralympic Opening ceremony, had catagory a front seats and let me tel you the energy in that staduim wss overwhelming, the excitement in the place and loits of alcohol i thought i was going to cry but i got through it and i never let it ruin one of the best nights of my life so far!!! i felt amazing on thrusday even with a massive hangover! friday was the biggest relief in not smoking was going out for dinner and drinks with my friends and this bunch not one smokes to be around with all the non smokers drinking laughing and knowing i dont have to go outside and come in stinking was amazing feeling, i got home and drinks with partner who smokes and it was hard but i kept thinking of how nice it was not to smoke with friends.
I have cut down my champix to one a day as during week 2 i noticed my sleeping was becoming hard, waking up 2-3 times a night feeling sick, headaches but i never got htis with morning so i stopped it!! and feel great, my sleep pattern is back to normal. I no longer get that feeling after food i dont even think about it now!
i have notices i am not thinking of smoking half to what i used to so for all you newbies, out there, it is hard for a few weeks but IT DOES get easy!!!
biggest thing i have oticed that has helped me reatly is NOT changing my routine. at work i still go outside with and without smokers and just sit in my usual seat with friends and a cuppa the only thing i do different is not put a cig in my gob, even if on my own i still go outside to the smoking corner with my tea and just chill!!! its now second nature i dont even think about a fag when there!! i stil lgo into thje kitchen with partner, i still stand ith him when out and about and sit outside if nice in coffee shops.... this way it does not feel like im missing out on anything and that was my biggest fear! which i now know in my mind it is nicotime drug thats doing this. And i feel i have beaton this, i have been in every situation and every new one is the hardest but second time im in that situation it gts easier, these are the trigger points!!!