So as promised, here is my chronicle of Day One - 24 whole hours.
Headline: I got through it!
I set out yesterday with a grim determination, a clear mind and a steely resolve. A resolve that is yet to be broken and will not be broken.
How am I feeling - A mixed bag really. I am thinking of smoking ALL the time, my chest is tight and concentration is wavering at work. On the positive side - I feel mighty proud and although my concentration is all over the shop - I'm doing more at work as I am not "nipping outside" on the hour, every hour for 15 mins. So net/net - I am actually more productive. It may also be because I've come to the office rather than work from home today - getting away from home, where I am alone and could be tempted to have "just one" - I'll face that scenario soon enough but for the first few days - I want to surround myself with a public safety blanket.
The other area that worries me is my snappiness. I've devised a "safe" word with my other half - if I get too much for her - i.e. too irritable the she says the safe word...which is…."beans"...don't ask why - just seems like a good word to use
I've spent some of last night/today creating a workbook of websites, quotes, crave stoppers, hints and tips from this site and others - my quote for the day comes from Crazym02 who said
"As a smoker, you are constantly worried about all of these diseases and conditions that could come along any day and kill you, and you are constantly and consistently turning yourself into a weaker, unhealthier person. It truly is the most awful addiction in the world because it is a slow and painful, self-inflicted death."
That really rang true for me. Aside from that, I've uploaded, 4, yes, 4 Stop Smoking apps to my beloved Iphone - each with slightly different achievements to go and hit. I'm a goal sorta guy - so I want to hit EVERY achievement in these darn apps and I will - even if some of them are wayyyyyy in the future.
Anyway, thanks for reading (and you are probably asleep by now!) - hope everyone is strong in their quits.
NOPE - NOT ONE PUFF EVER!