Monday, November 5, 2007

Stop Smoking Crusade

It is now DAY 2 since I started my personal stop smoking crusade. It’s been a really rough two days for me but, I am proud to say I have not had even one puff of a cigarette in the last 44 plus hrs! That doesn’t seem like much but, when you have been smoking everyday, all day long, and for as many years as I have that is a HUGE triumph for me! Anyone who has smoked and quit will be able to relate completely. In the beginning I did it because it was cool! All my teenage friends were doing it and unfortunately at that time I was more of a follower and so I did it too.
As I sit here writing about cigarettes I also think about smoking one. It's not something that you can easily just stop and forget about but, I am trying my best.

Day 3 - Still not smoking!

Jimmy, Thanks for your words of encouragment and all the support you have been giving to me on these first 3 day oh hell! Your the best son ever!
Day 4 - Still not smoking!
I have been showing signs of withdrawl with terrible mood swings. Nights have been bad for me. I think the nicotine patch I am wearing is causing me to loose sleep and dream a lot. I toss and turn and wake up many times throughout the night. Each time I wake up I find it harder to fall back asleep. Each time I wake up I remember a new dream I just had. Some of the dreams have been really crazy and seem so real! I am also getting night sweats which is most likely normal. I hope better days and nights are ahead as I continue my crusade!
Day 5 - Still not smoking!
Day 6 - Still not smoking!
Day 7 - Still not smoking!
It's still just as hard today as it was the first day of not smoking. I am still dreaming and loosing a lot of sleep at night.
Day 10 - I'm still a non-smoker!
Day 14 - Still a non smoker baby!
Day 44 - Still not smoking!

OVER 120 DAYS - Still not smoking!


Update: April 30th, 2008
I have been cheating. I might consider wearing the patch again to get back on track. I was doing so good. I don't know what got into me.


jimmy said...

Just wanted to say that you are doing good with this!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

Congratulations!!! :) I have been there. I know the struggle. In my case, I had the Lord's intervention! Thank you Jesus! :)