I've done a whole week! I couldn't wait to type that. I know it's not long but it's an achievement for me.
This week has felt really long because I've lived it minute by minute, analyzing my symptoms good and bad.
I've had times when I reached for a cigarette mentally, then had to remind myself "you don't do that anymore".
I've done a lot of talking to myself! I won't lie, I find it hard giving up. And I'm amazed to find that I'm an addict! (Or was). I must have been or I wouldn't have suffered so much this week.
I've had cravings, I've had headaches and broken sleep at night. I've had to look elsewhere for my solution to stress and anxiety. I've found it in working hard, planning my days, keeping fully occupied, walking and unfortunately, quite a lot of snacking..... But whatever works for now. I don't believe in too much suffering.
The ECig.....I don't really find it a good substitute for a proper smoke. I only use it when I'm with my husband and he's having a smoke. I don't find myself reaching for it when I want a cigarette. It's just another thing to put in my mouth like food or drink. It's not a cigarette.
I'll be honest here......I still miss smoking. But I'm determined to carry on with this until the habit's broken because I know it'll happen eventually.
The advantages........I smell good, I'm saving money, I'm helping myself to better health, I don't feel like a dirty criminal, I can tell people "I don't smoke!!"
This group, all of you, have been an enormous help. I already feel like we're a family! So nice
Looking forward to celebrating my next milestone with you.