1st 24 hours in the bag! I keep stopping what i'm doing every half hour or so and find myself heading to the door for a smoke...makes me giggle at myself. gave up for 5 years from 2011 and have been smoking for just over a year now. I smoked twice as much the second time round, guess in the back of my mind I knew i had to quit again soon so was hitting it hard before that inevitability.....lol. Gonna be a bumpy week, but feeling good about myself already, hate hugging the kid or wife after I have had a smoke, they do too! No standing outside in -30c either this winter with the mass cigarette butt clean up in the spring, just dog poop to clean up again...lol.
I have gone the nicorette patches way again, worked for me last time. A lot of this is mental but there is the physical dependancy also, so I'll take all the help I can get, no point trying to tough it out...be kind to yourself is my motto.
As for the cravings...well they are simply a feeling...feelings pass, as as time goes by the feeling of cravings get fewer and further between.
The last time I quit I thought the hardest part would be not smoking while fishing, in fact that is the easiest part, and a good place to be because if you don't take smokes with you there is nowhere to get any for 100 miles....lol...and once i'm fishing i tend not to think about smoking to much. Even having smokers in the boat did not bother me last time, maybe won't invite them for the first week or so though, getting cocky is a warning sign of relapse.
wish me luck!
Edited by limeyangler, 13 September 2017 - 09:21 AM.