So, it's Friday night and my non smoking journey has been, at least yesterday and today, surprisingly fine.
I'm not sure whether this ease is something to be celebratory about or deeply suspicious of as it does seem pretty early in the process to be so disinterested in cigarettes. I have had the most fleeting of thoughts about them but apart from that nothing substantial.
The two packs I had left are still in my cupboard - still wrapped in cellophane.
I did join the local smoking cessation programme at the pharmacy and when the took my Carbon Dioxide reading and told me it was the reading of a non smoker I did hear a little 'Hoooooo yeah' in the back of my head.
The only real drawbacks I'm feeling at the moment are a bit of insomnia (last two nights have featured a lot of staring at the ceiling and muttered obscenities at the duvet) and a bit of heartburn (I have suffered from quite a temperamental relationship with the lavatory since I gave up - tectonic plates have been friskier than my bowels) but the headaches have pretty much vanished.
Of course I know that this could all be a temporary reprieve and this time tomorrow I could be desperate for a smoke but as the weekend looms I'm feeling surprisingly relaxed.
So, folks, I hope you all have an astonishing weekends as non smokers.
Love, Luck and fortitude to you all...