I am on 145 days and 6 months is my next goal.
This is my story
Sleeping has been a lot better. I have always believed in getting as much sleep and rest as you can when quitting smoking.
The more sleep you get the less stressed out you are and I think that has helped me with craves. I have tryed to stay as relaxed as I can and do relaxing things and I think also you have less craves. You really need to take care of yourself.
At 145 days I have very few cravings. The smoke memories are there more because it is my first holidays smoke free. So far so good, no bad cravings. With the smoke memories I have to tell my self, I don't smoke any more. I'm a non smoker. Kick it to the curb. Don't intertain it and don't let it intertain you. The biggest smoke memory I have on a regular basis right now is when I get in my car after work at the end of the day. I have even flipped my ash tray down. I just laugh now and play a CD. I am 30 minutes away from town when i am at home, so if I have a crave, I would be over my crave by the time I got to town. Other things I say to myself, You just can't have one, they come in packs. N.O.P.E.!!! I do the breathing exercises during the day just to relax. I do it every day craves or not. I know I have to still be prepared for the sneaky ones. I am so thankful for this site and all the ones on here who have helped me thru and all the blogs of the elders and the newbe's I know I would'nt be almost at 6 months if it wasn't for you. I learn something new every day!!
So for all you who are just starting and in NML, It does get better, keep going forward, one day at a time!!
Best wishes for a great quit!!!