Yippeeeeeee........another milestone reached: It is 5 weeks already !!!!! and on the doorstep of month 2
Between weeks 3 and 4 there was a Huge difference in how I felt as a newborn non smoker.
It was like waking up to a new world... without being dependent on a stinking chemical to get me threw the day. It was so rewarding
Between these weeks I went from "Sorry Sammy" to the old confident myself and felt so proud that I could overcome the habit for 4 weeks.
And now week 5 is behind me.... Wow...it passed in a jiff; I did not even do all the things I wanted to do and feeling seriously chuffed with myself.
I am so blessed that the cravings is not that strong.
The pocket full of Hazel nuts or peppermint sweets is working for me.
Constant reading of what is actually happening to me and why my body and brain is responding the ways it does....Knowledge is power !
The first best thing I did was joining this forum and understood the fact that I am not the only "poor guy" that is suffering whilst quitting......
The next best thing was following Melli's posts eagerly and try to find the supplement to enhance the Dopamine release in my brain
(Got a slap on the fingers when I suggested the wrong ones ;))
Third and continuing I start reading on what to eat to overcome the smoking habit. (Cost me a trip over three countries to get hold of some ingredients)
There is so many advantages in a healthy diet.
It really was fun in my house hold the past 5 weeks.... I quit smoking and my wife (Non smoker for past 8 years after hart attack) went on a strict diet.
Imagine the "growling and barking" :rolleyes: at each other when we both got a little bit itchy (I really think going on a diet has the same symptoms as stop smoking) LOL
But since we are married for 37 years, we are used to each others short comings and moods ....Good or bad we have always supported each other.
I have made piece with the fact that over 38 years I poisoned my body and brain just to have that "False Euphoria" to cope with life's difficulties.
But watch me from now on...... I have got things to do!!!! was on the great wall in China..... still need to see the Great Barrier Reef (Cradle of life) and the Salmon Run in Canada
And you know what is the best of all? I can take the 14 hour flight without worrying of where and when I am gonna smoke again ( This ones for you Nicodemon !!!!)