Day 39

Blog Post created by Chuck_Quit_2-20-2011 on Mar 30, 2011

 Continuing on the path to freedom. Today I see things as they really are. This is a day to rejoice in the past experience that I've gained in my quit. Today is a day to see the reality of myself as a non smoker. Though I'm still on the first phase of my quit, I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

 This Saturday I'll be stepping down again on the patches to the 7MG ones. I'll do these for two weeks and then will be the final step down. You know, the onewhere I put no nicotine whatsoever in my system. This will be an exciting moment for me.

 Am I nervous? Not in the least. Am I excited? Very much so. I've spent my time with my quit learning life without cigatettes while feeding the brain much smaller amounts of nicotine then it was used to. This created the cravings just as if I had quit the nicotine completely except not quite so intense. Still, I was able to learn to deal with them. I was able to learn how to live my life without cigarettes.

 At one time, I thought of changing my quit plan and just giving up the patches. In the end, I decided it would be best to stick to the plan I created before I ever started my quit. My reason for this was simple. I spent a long time developing my quit plan before I actually quit. By the time the first day came, I felt that I had made a bit of peace with my inner addict.

 My mind had accepted the fact that this was how I was going to quit. This empowered me to go beyond the fear I had for quitting and actually take that first step. Once I began my quit, I felt much as I expected simply because I'd thought about the quit and created a plan that I believed would work. This has kept me in a positive mode throughout my quit. And being positive is really important I think.

 And so I will follow my plan to the letter. It's worked wonderfully so far and to stray from that which has been ingrained in my mind would be a mistake I think. And so I continue on, fullfilling the destiny that I have worked to create for myself.

Onward to freedom!!