welcome to day 6 of my quit diary, hopefully it will have been of some help/interest/amusement to others who travel the same road. Everything is going well although i still get cravings, I had one just then as I sat down to write this blog as normally the first thing I would do is to roll and light a ciggy, it's a strange feeling, a bit like a wave that starts in your head and flows out through your extremities, not altogether an unpleasant feeling but maybe i'm a little strange. My quitting campaign, ( sorry to make it sound like a war but it is a WAR in many ways ) was a little radical, let me explain.
After several unsuccessful previous attempts I decided to get tough with myself, I'm signing on at the moment having been layed off work six weeks ago so I get my benefit fortnightly. What I did was to stock up on food for the fortnight and then spend all my remaining dosh in one week and smoke all my tobacco, I instructed all my friends not to sub me any money for a week whist I went cold turkey. Unfortunately for kitty ( his name's Liquorice ), I forgot to get any cat food and had to beg a couple of tins off my mate, but then i was unlikely to smoke cat food!! (It's difficult to light). It seems to have worked but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. What I would recommend is;
- Take a good, brisk walk around the park when cravings strike.
- Think of a treat for yourself for every day you have quit
- Share and air your experiences on the forum
I will do a day 7 blog tommorow and then probably go on to a weekly blog.
Thanks for all your help, you guys are lovely
Yes the lady in the picture is holding a tobacco pipe but then she's allowed to, she's the American Indian Great Spirit!