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28 and counting!! :)

December 17th, 2011 at 03:08 pm

No, that isn't my age though don't I wish it was? It's also not the number of thousands of dollars I have in savings! Wink

It is, however, the number of hours I've gone without a cigarette!

I was so very tempted to buy a pack this afternoon on the way home from my very long and very, very busy day. I thought, "Well, I can smoke one or two then stop" but I know myself. If I buy a pack, I'll feel guilty for 'wasting' them and I'll smoke them all. Then I'll buy another pack. I'm better off simply not going there. No matter how much stress I'm under or how good one sounds at the moment.

I took my lunch and enjoyed it and didn't even really want a cigarette after eating. The day was so busy and stressful that I did break down and give into temptation eventually. I bought a Trenta iced coffee with plenty of cream after my shift was over. I spent $3.40 on that and part of me really didn't want to spend the money but the biggest part of me desperately wanted that iced coffee!

I work again tomorrow and have decided I'll not buy coffee, tea, or anything else at work. I'll be happy with my lunch and diet pepsi or water.

But yeah, 28 hours without a cigarette. Yaaaay me! Smile

And although I'm beat, a friend has asked me over for dinner and the Cowboys game, I said I'd go, and I'm going. He smokes occasionally so this might be a bit of a temptation but we'll see how it goes.

Thank you for the continued good thoughts and support. I very much appreciate y'all!

7 Responses to “28 and counting!! :)”

  1. jeffrey Says:

    Congrats -- hang in there!

  2. snafu Says:

    Kudos, you've take a giant step forward and you need a reward like iced coffee. The amount you save by quitting that ugly habit is huge. Not just $$$ but living longer, smelling better, teeth whiter, less facial wrinkles/damage, clothes don't reek, no small ash fabric holes, car easier to sell [doesn't stink],

    Stay with it, the 1st 28 days will be the hardest. If you need help, try the skin tabs, hypnosis or any of the lists on-line. All of us who ride an elevator with you appreciate that you've quit.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    Congrats!!! & Good Luck!

  4. baselle Says:

    Wonderful - congratulations! Its not easy, but it is worth it in every way imaginable.

  5. mamasita Says:

    Good for you! Ok, now how many hours has it been? And if I were you, I would go for the coffee craving right now, you will need some sort of stress relief. When I quit I found that super deep breathing throughout tough parts of the day really helped. And drink lots of ice water when you might feel a craving.

  6. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Thanks, y'all. Smile I'm using the patch and have had no serious cravings. When i have a little craving, distraction puts it right out of my mind, fortunately!

    Mamasita, it's now been almost 42 hours since I've had a cigarette!

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Go, you!

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