4/29/09

16 Days And Still Kicking...

Ohhh yeah, and Wanda is still living and staying safe. lol
I quit 16 days ago today after smoking for about 37 years. Some of you have asked how I'm doing on quitting smoking and sorry that I haven't got back to answering it. I get caught up in other things and time seems to slip by. So getting it done now. Only one problem to quitting smoking for me, I didn’t want to quit and part of me still don’t want to quit, but, I will not pay the prices of cigarettes today.

I’ve never the whole time I've smoked ever tried to quit and pretty much know by not wanting to quit, there is no way I can do it cold turkey so I’m using the Nicoderm patches. And reading a website called QUITNET. A great site with a lot of help. The website is a program through my insurance company to help people quit smoking along with other addictions that some people have. Plus I have someone that calls me from time to time to see how I'm doing or answer any questions that may come up, and I'm also able to call the person if I hit a hard place and need help getting through it. But so far all is good. Maybe to good! Not one craving for a smoke in 16 days but I have had a few times that I just wanted one. Specially after a meal. Which tells me it was/is only a habit each time. And when I do want one, I grab a lifesaver candy.

Sure, there's been some up and down times where I just feel like crap. I'm sure there's more times to come.  Times when I don't want anyone near me or mess with me, but they don't last to very long. I've starting yesterday and so far today feeling ok as I did before I quit. Hoping I stay like this the rest of the way. The want for a smoke seems to be getting less now. That is until I get worked up or feel pushed about something.
So all is going real good and like I said, maybe going to good. Can't help but wonder what and when is something going to break loose from hell and hit me hard because it's going all to smooth.

Anyway, taking it day by day, sometimes minute by minute and waiting until I am totally smoke free. :-) 

13 comments:

  • Dy-sphoric said....

    "16 days" That is great news. I think quitting smoking was the hardest thing that I have done in my life. Getting married was easier. LOL...

    Stay with it and at the least, you have one person on your side...

  • MamaFlo said....

    You're doing Fantastic Chilly!!!!
    Keep moving forward and watch that saved dollar amount keep mounting!

  • One Creative Queen said....

    Good for you!! I'm in the same boat - Colorado instituted a 125% cigarette tax about 2-3 weeks ago, and I also refuse to pay that much. It's ridiculous. So I'm done. As soon as mine are gone, that's it. No more. I'm really glad you've chosen to share your experience so far - it helps those of us who will be following you down the smoke free path in the next couple of days.

    Way to go!! xx

  • Mee mOe said....

    WOW...I'm still smoking...blah..Congrats!!! (((HUGS)))

  • - Marybeth I. said....

    i am trying to quit too. Down to 3 a day. I am a solid pack a day smoker and have been taking Chantix - it really works. I should have totally dropped the habit by the end of this weekend. good luck to you.

  • LadyBanana said....

    I hope you are going to stay quit, it's the best thing you can do for your health.. not to mention your pocket :)

  • Mrs4444 said....

    Good for you! Congratulations for fighting the fight!

  • Monica Nichols said....

    Chilly you are my hero!

    ;)

    I'm gonna check out your quitnet!!

    I bet things sure smell better huh? I miss the smell of flowers... :(

  • ReYaPoT said....

    congrats chilly... 16 days is 16 days... i am a smoker too, for more than 10 years, but still don't have the guts to quit..

    and also congrats chilly for making it to my top 10 ec droppers for april... HUGE THANK YOU for your drops.... keep em coming... thanks! see u again! and keep those sticks dropping - AWAY from your direction that is ;-)

    reyapot

  • Leslie said....

    Congrats on quitting smoking. I too quit about a month ago, and I'd have to say there is nothing harder. What a disgusting and addicting habit.

    Hope your journey continues successfully!

    Blessings~

  • Sue said....

    Good for you! My husband is in the same boat. He smoked for about 35 yrs. and stopped almost 40 days ago. Mostly because he was diagnosed with COPD. He has been having luck with the pill Chantix.

    Good luck!

  • MamaFlo said....

    Hey Chilly, what happened to your quit meter? If you fell off the wagon just get back on and work at staying quit.

  • chilly said....

    Oh no way MamaFlo! lol
    I'm still going strong on the quit. At the end of today will be 23 days no smoking. I don't know what happen to the quit meter. A friend has it on her site too and it quit also. I looked at yours and saw it was still working so I don't know what happen to ours. But I see they are working again now. I even tried to make another one last night and the site was down when I went there.
    Thanks!

    Hi everyone, a pleasure to see everyone stop by! :-))

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