I know, I know. It has been a few days since I’ve blogged. The truth is, I haven’t had much time or the desire to really. But here I am now! Bright and early on a Thursday morning – Day 8 of my quit!
I last wrote in the middle of Day 3. That entire day was pretty much a wash. Very close to my worst day since I quit. Day 4 (Sept 14th) has definitely been the worst day so far though. The day itself wasn’t bad. I kept busy doing crafts for my best friend’s wedding in October, which was definitely good. I found it really easy to keep my hands and mind busy throughout the day. In the evening my boyfriend, Scott and I went to a fundraiser event with his Aunt. The event was a lot of fun, but I did find myself having cravings through moments of boredom. Scott drove, and on the way back, his Aunt asked if she could still smoke in the car. Before I was able to respond, Scott did. He told her “Yeah, that’s fine.” THAT’S FINE?! I was screaming in my mind. NO! I wanted to say, THAT IS NOT FINE! So she proceeded to smoke in my vehicle. It took all I had to hold back the tears in those moments.
Day 5 (Sept 13th) – This was a good day. I was angry with Scott for what happening the previous evening, but I managed to keep myself busy throughout the day. I did groceries, and prepared my lunches and snacks for the work week. All in all, a very good day.
Day 6 (Sept 14th) and Day 7 (Sept 15th) – Feeling good. I started coughing up tar on Day 6. The only day really since I quit. I’ve been feeling really tired these 2 days, which I know is normal. I’m restless through the night. I don’t usually wake up from a sleep, but I have been every night since I quit – usually around 4am. I don’t feel like I have been able to get into the deep sleeps that I used to. Still no smoking though!
Day 8 (Sept 16th) – This is my 1 week mark! I’m so proud of myself for getting this far. I find the Nicoderm Patch is helping a lot. My cravings are very minimal, and it doesn’t even both me to watch others smoke now. It does bother me when people are smoking around me though, but I quickly learned that I just need to stay away from those people. I feel like this quit is going to be my most successful quit yet!
Day 9 (Today) – I’m just not feeling like myself today. I have been so tired this week. I feel like I’m on auto-pilot, just going through the motions of each day. Good thing about today though – I have lost 3 pounds since I quit smoking. I have been trying really hard not to gain weight, so I have been eating a lot more, but all healthy foods. Hopefully I can keep that going as well.
Well, that’s all for today! Let’s see what today brings…