Quit Smoking Journey Week 4
I am crabbier than ever, but still smoke free after four weeks.
There I said it… I’m crabby, pissy, on edge, however you want to put it, I miss my favorite outlet ‘cigarettes’.
With only 2 Chantix pills left I stopped taking them last week. I was sick for a few days with a very sore throat and actually went to see the doctor. Apparently I had an infection in my throat or gum line and after taking antibiotics for a few days my throat feels much better.
I don’t think about cigarettes very often throughout the day, but when I do it hits me like a ton of bricks and for a few minutes I’m ready to say “f*** this, let’s smoke!!”.
Than the craving passes and I’m back to my usual self. Right, Nick?
Nick: Yeah, whatever you say dear! Honestly, some days you go back and forth so much my head is spinning. I think in the long run you are mellowing out, which makes me wonder how much the medication really helped you.
Maybe we should think about an alternative outlet for your smoke cravings. How about nicotine gum or a therapy magnet?
I am still writing in my quit smoking journal every night and it has really help me stay focused.
The other thing that has helped me not to start smoking again is the anticipation of visiting the Turtle Crawl Inn Resort in Florida next week. Although it’s going to be a work-vacation the change of scenery will be awesome!
I’m building a website for them and they hired me to take photos and videos for the individual condos. Plus Nick and I will be able to spend some much deserved couple time. I can’t wait to lounge on the beach and go sight-seeing.
By the way, the five pounds I gained since quitting are gone again. :)
Check out the quit smoking journey from the beginning, start here – No One Likes A Quitter Quite Like I Do
What do you think a good alternative outlet would be for a lazy non-smoker?
Thank you for your support,
Nick and Silke Jager