So 9 days ago, I quit smoking. I thought I would write out how the first week went.
I'm not going to lie though, this has been waaaaaay easier than I thought. I honestly couldn't have done this without prayer and the grace of God.
This was by far the hardest day. I kept thinking, "I don't have to do this today. I could start tomorrow", which made me want a cigarette the whole day. I also about beat a woman up at Ross for being rude to a cashier.
I realized today that since a lot of my friends are smokers, it's hard to be around them. I bought an electronic cigarette on an impulse and used it for the better part of the evening.
I really started to feel "released" today. Every time I had a serious craving, I prayed. AND IT WORKED! God took the craving away.
After doing more research on the electronic cigarette, I stopped using it. The whole point to not smoking was to be released from addiction. I started to feel the physical repercussions of quitting today. I think I got some form of cold. Oh, and sleep was pretty unusual too, (weird dreams).
I was sick today. Cough and sinus crap. I'm sure it was because of not smoking. At this point I stopped having serious cravings. I had one craving today and it only lasted for about 2-3 minutes.
I really think quitting has been too easy. But we had the opportunity to go to a bar, and we declined. I was not quite ready to be around it all.
It's so nice to reach a milestone. I'm beginning to feel better physically. It's a little hard to concentrate, but I think that has something to do with how lazy I've been. I can smell better, taste things, and overall feel way better about myself. It's nice to not stink all the time.
God is sooo good. I couldn't have done this alone.