18 FEB 2011 @ 2100 – 19 FEB 2011 @ 2100
@1200 – Today seems harder than yesterday. DH called this morning, his first question was “how’s The Quit going”? I told him I hadn’t smoked at all and he sounded surprised. I think he was expecting me to tell him that I couldn’t do it; not that he wants me to fail, just that he wants me to quit so bad I think he was preparing himself for bad news. I liked being able to tell him that I was succeeding. So far, each time I have a craving I think about him and how much he wants me to quit.
When I woke up this morning I felt like I had smoked 3 packs of cigarettes yesterday. My chest was heavy and I was out of breath. It was a nasty feeling. Luckily it went away within 15 minutes but it was not pleasant. So far I’m doing OK. I have homework that I need to get started on. I’ve been putting it off because I typically smoke when I get stumped on a difficult assignment.
@ 2100 – 48 hours! I have made it to 48 hours. I won’t lie, I did make an attempt to find an old pack of cigarettes earlier when the Mother In Law called. She was going on and on about how she never gets to see the kids and a GOOD mother would FORCE the kids to go see her. I went outside to the truck, looked under the seats and in the glove compartment.. nothing. That was a good thing though. I could have gone to the gas station if I really needed to. I didn’t.
My nose feels like I have to sneeze, almost like I’m coming down with a cold.
At 48 hours they say “the nerve endings have started to regrow and sense of smell and taste are beginning to return to normal. Anger and irritability are at their peak”. Fantastic, this is not going to be good for my diet. Not tasting my food has been a definite help with losing weight.